July 01, 2005

Thesaurus Cycle

I found this theory called"Flip-Flop-Directed-Association" by searching "Flip-Flop Cycle" in Google it reminded me of my theory, except I use something called a "Thesaurus". This enables me to create new ideas with out having to think, I like to call it "The Thesaurus Cycle".

The idea behind my theory is that the author/inventor of the Thesaurus already did the hard part for me, (he did a superb job by the way) and so by not having to think, I am thus able to let my dyslexia take over and to the job for me. (Bear in mind, the "Flip-Flop" gentleman may have a much higher IQ than I.)

March 17, 2005



January 22, 2005

Sears MasterCard

I just re-discovered an interesting fact. When you use a credit card to order on line or over the phone no one cares whose card you are using. However if you decide that you want to pay your bill and it happens to be in your husbands name, forget it! No can do!

"You must put him on the phone and we will grill him, forcing him to give his SS number and date of birth and mothers madden name etc... If you don't we wont let you pay!"
What is wrong with this picture? I could charge and charge and charge, and no one would even be curious whether or not I had his permission, but let me try to give them money and watch them freak out!
"You have no business, paying your husbands bills for him. How dare you try! Now that you understand this, could I interest you in purchasing a new bedroom set with his Sears MasterCard? Or how about some jewelry, we are having a half price sale?"
This leads me to the quandary, is it ethical for me to impersonate my husband, and pay the bill that he has explicitly placed in my care? A step further, should I go-ahead while impersonating him and add myself to his account so that it never happens again? This feels dishonest, I can't believe that they have actually created a situation that I need to lie in order to pay a bill!

I understand privacy issues, but need I point out that if I'm holding the hardcopy of his bill in my hand I already know what he has been up to? It's a little late to worry about me finding out that he has a Sears MasterCard and that he bought a fishing pole, it's all on the bill!! I believe this is a ploy that the credit card companies are using to create more late fee income. This is their bread and butter you know.


August 07, 2004

Opposable thumbs are good...

Well, I have had an interesting week. Last Thursday Richard had a minor run in with a skill saw, it left quite an impression. Let me elaborate...

He was cutting a sheet of ply-wood and some how it started to slip, instinctively he tried to catch it with his "free" arm (left that is), however his thumb on this "free" arm was already busy holding the safety guard on his saw. Some how (we may never be sure how) the tip of his thumb came into contact with the saw blade, (he still has a thumb by the way). He then wrapped it up in a bandage and went back to the task at hand.

Over an hour later he showed up at home with a bloody bandage over the wound, and proceeded to ask me,

"I cut my thumb with my skill saw, do you think I should go to the emergency room?"
My response, "Well, duh!". He then said "you follow me in the car." I told him to get into the car and took him to the urgent care clinic.

Mean while it was time for me to give Jennifer a ride to her prenatal appointment, so as soon as I got him checked in I took Bradlee and left. It turns out that her MD was just around the corner from where Rich was, so I waited at the urgent care clinic for them both.

About an hour later he came out, they told him that he had just cut the very end of his thumb bone off and they had to clean it all out. There was also some talk of removing part of his thumb nail, however it was decided against. It appears that it went about 1/4-1/2 inch across the top of his thumb nail (thankfully he has wide thumbs) and it did not go through the under side of his thumb except on the edge. He may not have feeling in the top of his thumb, but should underneath.

He then insisted on going back to work that very afternoon, it was about 3:00pm by then. I didn't see him again until about 8:00 that night.

Friday, I spent the day helping him clean up the trailer so that he could take it camping this weekend.

Today, he left to go camping.

What a man!

August 04, 2004

Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

On The View this morning...

"Ty Pennington, design team leader and carpenter from ABC's hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, made a special appearance on today's show to tell about his experience with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Ty wanted us to know that on August 9th from 8 a.m. to midnight, anyone who suffers from this disorder will have the opportunity to speak to leading ADHD specialists for valuable insight. For more information on the Experts on Call Program, please visit adhdexpertsoncall.com. Furthermore, Ty's new book Ty's Tricks is available in stores now."

Here is a link, http://www.adhdexpertsoncall.com/ (I have never heard of any of their "experts" however.)

Here is their parent company, http://www.shire.com/ (The manufactures of Adderall)

I don't think I have any questions for them, but I'm sort of interested in their take on the issue.

July 30, 2004


My mom got a membership to Curves (exercise place) and she wanted company so she is also paying for my membership. I just love it, the work out is so much fun! It is resistance training, (circuit training) and aerobics.

You stay on each machine for I think 30 seconds?? So because of that fast pace it's never boring. Also, they don't have set class times, so when ever you are ready to move you just show up. This means that it is impossible to be late!! So I can never miss my class!! There is no "You must start on this machine." Rule either, so you can really mix it up and just jump on anyplace that looks fun at that moment. I think that it's the most ADD friendly exercise club ever. (The trick is to get back down there we have missed about 2 weeks now.)

July 23, 2004


This story leaves me curious, do they get the surgery before they go and risk their lives or after?? I think this question covers several issues, the men being to distracted on the battle field, and the potential waste of a surgery...