Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
So how does this impact my drinking? That's the most important question. I like my Martinis dry, with a twist, and the best ones are in the People's Republic. But given the summer responsibilities Martini time starts when The Goode Family signs off. Damn hard to sit through the other barflies incessant whining about a free press after watching Mike's latest masterpiece.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Labels: Babe Magnet
Sunday, June 21, 2009
She blowed up real good!
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I got this today from my daugter, for Fathers Day. It is the best Fathers Day gift ever.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Pick up my daughter from a Clinic seminar Friday afternoon. This should have been a nice break from work, and a chance to shmooze with other kids in the program. She was tense, and pouty, so I knew something was up. About halfway home she spills the beans. Spoiler Alert for several cheezy teen movies, and many adults recurring nightmares.
As background, this girl worked her tushy off last year doubling up on courses so she could finish High School a year early, because she wanted a more religious life at a top university. And she toally did that. She accomplished her goal. The school administration for the most part was wonderfully supportive. Actually, they got back to us same day. You won't even get that service when paying bigh $$$$ to private industry, so these top guys at the school deserve a lot of credit, and I give them that recognition.
Only one presented any obstacle to her doing early grauation. One guidance counsellor really seemed to have a bone in her throat about this. If only it was a literal bone in the throat! Anyways, long story short, my daughter accomplishes what she needs at school and the Principal verifies she has the credits. In fact, he ordered her diploma two weeks even before I asked him is she could participate in gruaduation! He deserves a lot of kudos for this!
So graduation was a week ago last Thursday. The Superintendant certified that all participating had met graduation requirements. Everything was above board. And we had a great time and lived happily ever after.
Until yesterday afternoon. The "Guidance Office" called my kid and told her she needed wait for it.... an extra half credit to graduate. I put this in the category of bullshit. This girl's progress for the last year has been totally under the microscope. She gave up being Valedictorian in 2010, and all the ceremonial graduation honors to meet her objective. All the free time she sacrificed could have gone to more activities, or more competitions, or a job, or learning to drive, or just hanging out and being a kid.
So I wonder if this strange audit of her transcript was a going away gift from the Counsellor. This woman will not be a Counsellor next year. She was demoted to proctoring online classes for the kids at one of the districts "alternative" High Schools. Which means she is Vice President of Sitting By The Door. I heard she made a lot of inappropriate remarks to students in the last couple of years and all my kid's teachers seemed to be on to her. I never complained about her because the administration bigshots have been great guys. But this kind of review one week after the diplomas were certified seems strange.
Isn't that the way of the petty tyrant? The misplaced paperwork. The "misunderstanding". The arms crossed "This is our policy. We know it runs counter to the rules. And maybe the law. But what are you going to do? Huh?" attitude Americans have come to know and loathe so much.
And of course they dumped this on my kids on a Friday afternoon, when she couldn't do anything about it but get burned up. It burned me up plenty. Who the fuck goes over already certified diplomas once kids have graduated?
More fail today. Girlfriend was going to see Land of the Lost with me, but has a sick dog. With all the crap yesterday I don't know if I would have been the best company today. So I head out to the other side of town to go to a techie picnic which is on some church grounds. I gets there, and find myself almost crashing some Eastern Orthodox wedding.
Is it Monday yet?
Friday, June 19, 2009|
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Also, with littlesis in town this week massive piles of Kumbiyah underway at a family get together. Expect big time complaining here.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
LittleSis will be here this week for middleSis birthday. Much Kumbiyah ahead. Since January 20th of this year I have come to the conclusion that those with common sense need to organize a group to break into the residences of leading Kumbiyistas and remove all sharp object. It's for their own safety. Really. They are as a group too stupid to use them safely. Barring that, let us video them using said object and put it on YouseTube.
Monday, June 08, 2009
My opinion, anyway.
Saturday, June 06, 2009|
This was at one of the big old theaters on Playhouse Square. Another High School was having theirs simultaneously at the same time two doors down. But this worked out so both didn't let out at the same time. Because she accelerated a year she didn't get noted on any of the honors pages, but basically gave up being the valedictorian for 2010 to finish early and go to college. If she had been a Senior all year she would have been salutorian for 2009 easily. On the way down, all her classmates were so ticked that she didn't get note in the program so they elected her a Minority Scholar, which is about the only honor she didn't pick up. Not bad for a wise woman, who isn't even a Latina. Under the Cardozo Lemma Sephardic doesn't count.
Due to holding down a job, the logistics for the week of honors, and taking the daughter to her mom in rehab I didn't get a chance to shop for a present. And it's hard to top all the ones she earned earlier in the year.
Because of the Clinic internship she and another girl had to take two finals yesterday. So she ended up taking finals after actually graduating. Her science teacher stuck his head in the door for the math final and yelled. A couple minutes later the math teacher came back. All she said was :Was He Here? Then she took off after him. He needed the head start.
Later I did get a vase for the boquet. It was really pretty. The cat tolerated the boquet and vase for almost an hour. Then I swept up the shards and headed off for martinis.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
The gal I'm seeing is taking care of her grandson while her son defends the United States of America. Her son is a fine young man and she is rightfully proud of him. The grandson is one cute kid, running all over the place like a little boy should. Still trying to work out how to get together. That schedule is going to be dicey, but I really like the gal. And I'm going to be pretty busy in the transportaion business this summer myself.
Monday, June 01, 2009