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Day 43: Ninja Boi

Unfortunately, it looks like I’m not going to be able to provide photos from my ninja class. Maybe at some point down the line I’ll do photos or video to show what I learned. 354 more words

Job Hunt Journey

After two months of constant applications, I’ve had some interview action/positive reaction from recruitment agencies. Funnily enough, both agencies that have contacted me in the last couple of days are ones I sent through applications to last year when I was job hunting and my skills have matched current temp roles with the government. 564 more words

Creative Juices

Singing my kids (and my neuroses) to sleep

At bedtime a few nights ago, the girls were giggling and telling Joe, “Do it again, Daddy! Do it again!”

So Joe re-entered Neve’s room, stood at the foot of her bed, and starting crooning “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” like a jazz singer wannabe. 1,715 more words

Countering BS Arguments

The Republican Convention is over – but, of course, the arguments will continue. If you watched any of the speeches, especially the gloom ridden rant delivered by Donald Trump, you may be wondering about some of the horrifying statistics thrown around. 1,825 more words

People & Culture

jilldennison reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:

While I was debating about whether I wanted to write a post pointing out the fallacies in Trumps acceptance speech at the RNC last week, Erik Hare of Barataria was writing the post! It often works this way … I’m still pondering while he is actually doing! At any rate, his post says everything I would have said and much more, is very well researched, organized and thought out, so instead of re-inventing the wheel, I am sharing Erik’s post, with his permission. Please take a few minutes to read the post and drop by his site … I promise it will be time well spent.

S&P 500 Closes at Another New Record


Stocks ended a fourth straight week of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to another record high.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow grew 0.29%, the NASDAQ added 1.40%, and the MSCI EAFE closed flat.[2] 1,163 more words


On Being Not Social

I tagged along with my parents to a family friend’s house party this weekend, where I saw friends’ parents whom I hadn’t seen in months, if not years. 787 more words


“Hi, this is your pharmacist.  I just want to let you know that the co-pay for that prescription you dropped off is $400.  Do you still want the prescription filled?” 518 more words

That's Life

cordeliasmom2012 reblogged this on Cordelia's Mom, Still and commented:

As I face loss of my job, and loss of my insurance, I have to reconsider whether or not I can afford my much-needed Remicade treatments. On top of everything else, I've already paid in $2500 of my $5000 annual out-of-pocket expenses for this year, but if I have to change to a different plan (even if it's with the same insurance company), I have to start back at 0! Why did Obamacare never take into account those who need to change plans in the middle of the year? Is it fair for me to have to pay $7,500 this year, while everyone else on a similar plan pays $5,000? Ugh!