Welcome to September. Three more weeks of summer. Since today's Thursday, I'm going to have to go to work for 8 hours. Fun stuff. This is also my anniversary week, for 14 years I've been working the large, orange, home improvement retailer. That's the longest I've ever been with one employer. Keep in mind I'm one of those rare individuals who's been laid off twice: first when Woolworth went into bankruptcy, and then again when International Paper decided to move most of their accounting positions to Krakow, Poland. I'm also one of those rare individuals who managed to use those 2 times to climb into a higher paygrade. Sometimes I look back on my life and think that for some reason I have pretty good Karma.
Saturday is yard waste pickup day. I can't wait. The trimmings from my ivy shrub are in biodegradable bags on my front porch. Saturday they will be picked up and taken to the East Pennsboro lawn waste recycling center where they will be mulched.
I know there are probably a number of people out there who would like to see what the ass end of my ship, the Constellation, hence forward to be known as the Connie (that's what we called her), looked like when we were at sea. So, without further ado, here's the Connie's ass.
|Sometimes size is very important|
And yesterday was remarkable for several reasons. First off, Mary Peltola defeated that loudmouth Sarah Palin to become Alaska's first female Native American, and first Democrat to come to Washington. Of course, some Republicans are crying foul because Alaska uses a weighted election. It works this way: when you vote, you select your first choice as well as your second choice. If no candidate gets 50%, the second-choice votes for candidate who gets the least number of votes get divvied up. This put Mary over the top. This means more voters had her as their 2nd choice rather than Palin. I Tweeted a congrats to Mary from central PA.