Checks

I didn’t get to do my split shift yesterday, but I did get a beach lunch. Today is my regularly scheduled split shift day and I WILL be at the beach if it all works out.
Right now I am freezing in the Air Conditioning.
Today the OI Girl should be finding out when she’s coming back. I am READY!

What do you think about checks? Here, a lot of the stores have quit taking them. Do you think checks are obsolete things from the olden days? Or are they still good for modern times? I went to the grocery store a few days ago. I had my checkbook, but I started thinking about it then and just used my American Express card. Checks would still be good except a few have ruined it for the many. I have never bounced a check in my life. But many people will write a bad check without even feeling a pang of guilt. Other people use a credit card for groceries and go deeper and deeper in debt. I have always frowned upon people who use a credit card at the grocery store. Then the other day I said, “Why not?”
Checks are good if you need to prove you paid, the cashed check is your reciept, but so is the credit card statement. Nowadays. I get my pay direct deposited, I pay all my bills online. The only check I need to write is my mortgage in the US. Maybe someday even cash will be made obsolete.
What do you think?

Snot Monday

But it feels like it.
I’m at work and it’s morning, it seems like a long time, because I worked nights last week.
The OI Girl was supposed to be back today and now she’s not going to be. That makes me sad. I am ready to see her. Don’t be confused by my previous post.
Today there were six cruise ships in as I drove by this morning. Check out this link: Cruise Ship Webcams. It’s webcams on all the cruise ships. Today looks like a beautiful sunny day-to-be too. It would be a great day for a four-hour-lunchbreak split shift. May-beeeee!!
Last night was an Astronomical Society meeting. It was good. I took my binoculars and put them on a tripod and people looked through them. They are good for wome things. Later in the evening, Saturn came up, and we could see it well through the big telescope. It was cool. Next month, Mercury will be visible after sundown.

Weapon rendered useless!!!!!!

The OI Girl, as you may recall, has gone to Costa Rica and was scheduled to return tomorrow. the reason she left the island was for immigration purposes, as she is switching jobs. When we learned she was leaving the island, I suggested she spend 3 weeks at home. (I was going to suggest a month, but didn’t want to be apart from her a whole month.) I thought it would be a great vacation for her and that she would be all excited, instead, she acted all offended and implied I didn’t love her and wanted her to be gone a long time. Alrighty then! I bought the ticket she found on Expedia, returning in two weeks. Now, her work permit isn’t done yet, and she has to wait (at least) another week to come back. Also, her ticket is non refundable, so guess what? I have to buy another whole ticket for her, round trip, of which she won’t use the return part, just like she’s not using the return portion of the ticket she has. So I just might as well have bought two tickets, and thrown one away, cause of that stupid ass you-don’t-love-me shit.
Won’t happen again. She wanted me to buy another (non-refundable) ticket, but I said no. She’s going to wait till her work permit is ready, then I’ll buy the ticket.
If the roles were reversed, and I got offered a month off work, I would JUMP ON IT!

Family Trees

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Last night, a friend of mine was looking at a bunch of old photos. Old Photos, like some from the 50’s on up. There was one picture he didn’t know who it was. I told him to make notes on the back of the photos, because now it was one photo unknown, in a year it will be more, till nobody knows who anyone is in the photos. But the whole thing made me start thinking about my family. On my Mothers side, my Aunt made a family tree. It’s like a whole book. On my Fathers side, I mentioned it to my cousin once and we wrote down what we knew, but nothing too in-depth. I think it’s something that should be done, trace the lineage back, but it’s the kind of thing I procrastinate about till it’s too late. And as time goes by, information is lost.

Here’s a picture of a leaf I took yesterday on the beach. It kind of fits the subject.

Computer Addict

I got up this morning to study and decided to check my email and a bank balance first and now, more than an hour later I’m still here. I need to go study. Every time I come to the computer, I spend more time than I intended.

I put a new link in my sidebar, LiveLeak.com. It is where you can see a lot of leaked media files. It used to be Ogrish.com but Live Leak took it over, it was much better as Ogrish, but it’s still has a lot of info you can’t find anywhere else. This morning I was listening to the caller who warned the radio station people could die from their contest. After listening to that, I think perhaps somebody deserves to go to jail.

I’m working tonight and tomorrow. So far, not Sunday.

New blogger

I’m getting increasingly disgruntled that I cannot switch to the new version of Blogger. I started trying to switch to beta months and months and ago and couldn’t. Now beta’s gone, and everytime I log on I get invited to switch to the new version and when I try, I get told I can’t. According to the help file, I should be able to. The only reason that might apply as to why I can’t is that is if this blog is too big. It’s not THAT big.

This morning I’m working early and late. I have a broadcast this morning at the Ritz, then I have to go back tonight for my all-week broadcast. It was a hassle moving all the equipment and now I have to move it back tonight. Also I was not informed of this mornings broadcast till last night. The Ritz is one of the worst places to broadcast from.