It turns out that my nephew Rick actually hand wrote a thank you letter to the non profit attorney nc practice, Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, who has giving him a good dose of inspiration to finish up in high school with good grades and many years of college, to become a non profit attorney himself. Rick had a very “rocky” childhood and we all didn’t think he would live long enough to become any where close to legal age. Yet he managed to get his life in order, which took a lot of hard work and tough love for the whole family for many troublesome years.
Someone in the large circle of school friends that Rick has accumulated through the years, had a father who worked for this non profit lawyers practice. Through out the years Rick heard so much about how theses attorneys are so active with the involvement with numerous committees and commissions to improve our community. Funny how no one really remembers Rick talking about this man and what he did for a living. Rick did spend a lot of time over at that friend’s house as teenagers tend to do to socialize and to learn from various households and people that they are exposed to during that time of their life.
I hope Rick gets a hand written letter back. There are still a few people and companies that still communicate without the aid of a cell phone, pager or the Internet. I’m proud of Rick. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to be able to say or type that!!!
Couldn’t sleep last night, so I turned the TV onto CBS and watched some late night TV. Usually I fall asleep sometime during the Letterman Show, but last night I watched all of Craig Ferguson, too. I really like the Craig Ferguson show, I just can’t stay awake that late to watch it.
Yeah, I’m a wimp. Actually, the Craig Ferguson show comes on here at 11:30 and I have to get up every morning at 5:00, so do the math – that’s just not enough sleep. But last night – or this morning if you want to get technical – it’s after midnight and I can’t fall asleep. So this gawd-awful show comes on starring that snotty ex-model, Tyra Banks. OMG! What a crap show, no way could I even consider watching more than 5 minutes of that! I had to change the channel and listen to CNN for about 20 minutes until I fell asleep out of total boredom.
I don’t have very many channels on the TV in my bedroom. In an effort to cut back on some of the monthly expenses, so the TV set out in the living room has the DVR and gets the most channels of all, which still isn’t all that much
I was driving into town around noon today and saw a lot of people pulling off of the road. I didn’t see or hear any emergency sirens, so at first I didn’t know what was going on. Then I saw it – the space shuttle being flown to Dulles Airport. I pulled off of the road too, so I could just watch it for a couple of minutes. For a moment I thought about trying to get a picture of it with my cell phone, but decided against it. I’ve still not mastered using my cell phone for much of anything, and I knew that there were plenty of photographs of the space shuttle that I could look at in the future. But watching it live, without trying to fumble with any equipment, was a good choice.
Although I remembered that the news shows had been talking about the event, I really had not paid any attention to them at all; I had no suspicion that I’d be in the position to see it. So it was a good part of the day today.
Have you ever been so angry that you made a big sign and joined up with other people to picket? I remember as kid there were picket lines about union issues and a lot of “sit-ins” at college campuses to exercise our rights to peaceful protest.
I think the Occupy movement started out with good intentions, but some bad people have turned the attention from positive efforts to just negative attention now. That’s a shame. It would have been cool to see this movement take root and have a positive impact on some of our country’s pressing issues.
Here it is, February, and the daffodils are in bloom! The robin redbreasts have arrived, and it seems as if spring is absolutely on the way! Looks like old Mr. Groundhog was tricked into seeing his shadow a few weeks back – must have been the lighting from all of the photographers taking his photograph! I have really enjoyed the mild winter season this year, but I do have to admit that I am concerned that later on this year there will be some serious droughts. I sure hope that is not the case, but already all of the local folks have been discussing it.
My house draws its water from a well, and so far we have been very lucky and have not had problems with it running dry. Whenever the nearby towns start talking about rationing water and telling people to not wash their cars or water their lawns I try to be supportive of that by not washing my cars too, even though the restrictions do not apply to people on well water.