So the past week or so has been... interesting. It's almost back to school time. Virtually. Did I mention that no one seems to have any idea what they're doing or how it's being done? Guess we'll figure that out Tuesday. We've been in the house for 6 months now and only just recently set … Continue reading The House Was NOT on Fire, and We Didn’t Blow Away. Among Other Things.
So the dumpster fire known as the Republican National Convention is done. Notable moments include: Masks? Distancing? What's that? The gift that keeps on giving, even though they tried speaking of COVID-19 in past tense. Puerto Ricans are not Americans. Who knew? Hatch Act, anyone? If you've followed this blog, this comes at no surprise. … Continue reading Conventions Are Over – On to November
Edited on 8/6/2020.... the school district notified parents last night that they have reopened applications for the virtual academy. That’s really the only right way to handle things, after the playing rules changed. I've known for a long time that residents are not the primary concern of my state's government. It's not as if they've … Continue reading Tired. Disappointed. Angry.
2020, you suck. Oh, wait, that's a spoiler, lol. Well, I guess it's not a spoiler when we all know it already. When we first started staying home in March, I didn't imagine we'd still be staying home in August, and yet, tomorrow is August 1. I'm kind of over learning lessons by this point, … Continue reading More Things I’ve Learned
I had to get up at 4:15 AM in order to do it without people, but it was worth it.
I realize that having grown up in Kentucky, the education reputation of the state is rather lackluster, but I felt like I received a pretty sound education through my schools. However, as I've gotten older, lived in different areas, and expanded my horizons, I've realized that there were some very important events left out of … Continue reading Juneteenth and Other Things I Didn’t Know but Should Have
I'm pretty sure my trip inside a store last week won't be happening again. Because people. New COVID-19 cases are through the roof. The governor refuses to order people to use masks. He urges people to, saying that we all need to look out for each other. Southern hospitality, and all that. Oh, wait. 90% … Continue reading WTF Is Wrong with You? With Pictures
So this week, the legislature of South Carolina, in their never-ending quest to take care of state residents, unanimously passed a bill to allow all residents to vote by absentee ballot in the June primaries. Because let's face it, no one's in a hurry to have a repeat of Wisconsin, even if the state cares … Continue reading Why Do I Need Permission to Vote by Absentee Ballot?
So, we're now on day whatever of the endless time at home. When life is normal, I usually meet with a book club on the first Thursday of the month. I'll confess, sometimes I don't read the book. Sometimes I read all of it, sometimes part of it, sometimes none of it. Usually, that's due … Continue reading Well, That Was Awkward – And Even More Awkward
I thought I had this post all figured out. I've been jotting down points with it for several days. It's not going to be quite the source of levity that was originally intended, though. First things first. I've learned a lot during the last 2 1/2 months at home, most of which I would not … Continue reading What Have You Learned Lately?