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Name: Raven
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About Me: Married, 2 kids, 3 step-kids, 3 cats and a mini-doxie
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Overheard at dinner
I overheard this while sitting at the local Bob Evans for dinner...
"No American President should be named Obama."

Now there's a reason not to vote for the man!!! Forget any of the issues or debates...just don't vote for him because of his name...
posted by Raven @ 8:39 PM   5 comments
Friday, March 28, 2008
What the hell?
I heard this little tid bit on the morning radio the other day. Isn't this what we want people to do? Vote for who they think will do the best job? Threatening people with legal charges if they change their party affiliation is not the way to go about it. I will admit several years ago I changed my affiliation so I could vote for a Republican. Turned out, he didn't get the nomination, so in the next primary I changed back. I guess I would be one of the ones worrying about having to go to court!!!
When did this country turn into Cuba?
posted by Raven @ 8:58 PM   6 comments
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
St. Patty's Day Vent
I worked at the Irish Heritage Club here in my town during St. Patty's Day. For the most part, it was fun. People having a good time, good music and dancing. But, there are of course a few bad apples that you want to strangle. Here is my vent...

Dear Drunk Old Man, No, you may not sleep in the chair at the end of the bar. That is a prime spot, when you are sleeping you are not buying anything, hence wasting the space. If you are that tired and drunk, GO HOME! When you do wake up, don't get cranky with me. No I cannot sell you the chips on the rack behind the bar. As I told you the last 5 times we are working on tickets only this one day. I have NO cash behind the bar and those chips are not on the menu. You want chips, you are going to have to get you butt up out of that chair and go buy a ticket and go where they are selling the food. Oh, you're going to report me to the board...fine...I'm doing this as a volunteer...I could care less. There's the Board President...complain to him. Thanks for not leaving a tip!
No Love, Raven

Dear Board President, Just because cranky old man has been a member since Jesus walked the earth does not mean to you have to give in to him. The .67 cents you told me take and just keep and give him the chips did not make up for his abuse.
Pissed off, Raven

Parent of a couple dozen or so Unruly Children,
We are not a babysitting service. Paying the dollar for them to get in the door does not mean you go off drinking and let them run wild. They tore up the closed hall, almost knocked down several elderly members, tried breaking into the candy machine for the money that goes to charity, spilled drinks on the dance floor, and were generally disrespectful. And when we tell you that the hall we just cleaned up from your little darlings is closed...so no you can't go in there with your little darling and use the bathroom, don't get pissy...yes, we are very satisfied with ourselves.
Too old for this shit, Raven

Unruly Children,
Are you being raised in a barn? I know you don't pull this kind of crap at school or church...what makes you think you can do it here? Yes, those are St. Bernards living at the house next door...don't go near them...see the sign...no you can't pet them...the sign is there for a reason...yes they are cute...no do not go over there...awww sorry did the barking scare you...maybe if you read the GOD DAMN SIGN!!! Oh, so a half hour later when I catch you and your friends throwing snowballs at them...yeah that will make them more friendly. You're lucky I didn't call the cop that is making his rounds for that crap. Get the hell away from there.
Wanting to give you a good smack, Raven

Everyone who is not a regular at the pub, Leave a god damn tip. I've already worked 8 hours at my normal job. I got roped into doing this with the promise of decent tips, so I'm working another 8 hours. Just because we are doing a ticket system doesn't mean you shouldn't leave a tip. Especially when you've been up to the bar 8 times in the last hour or so. Leave a buck or two. The rest of you, don't get upset when I don't know how to make some fancy smancy drink. I don't do this for a living...as it says on the door...we're volunteers back here. You want to drink it, maybe you should know what the heck is in it.
Sober and not happy about it, Raven

That's my vent. My regulars at the bar were what made it fun. They were a blast and I had a good time hanging out with them. For my 8 hours behind the bar I made $50 in tips. Any regular bar I would have easily cleared a couple hundred. Almost all of that came from the regulars. The rest were cheap bastards.
posted by Raven @ 7:48 PM   4 comments
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Medication Hangover
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. I spent the weekend on the couch...medicated. This was not entirly by choice. Hubby growled at me if I attempted anything more than going to the bathroom. So I took my medicine like a good girl. Thankfully Hubby left early today which meant I could get up and move around! Yeah!!!
I promised him I would call tomorrow for the follow up (ultrasound) that the emrgency room wanted. I'm also working behind the bar tomorrow during the St. Patty's Day goings ons...hubby wasn't too pleased with that...but growling long distance doesn't have quite the same effect.
Right now I just want to get over my medication hangover and get on with my life.
posted by Raven @ 6:43 PM   5 comments
Friday, March 14, 2008
Getting Older
:::grumbling::: damn age...things starting to hurt...not working right...pain...damn

So I've spent yesterday in some pain. I spent some time on WebMD...came to some conclusions that it was kidney stone...or appendicitis. No fever...so go with the kidney stone. Nothing they can really do about that, and I'm not a big believer in pain meds...they make me even more loopy than I am normally.
Hurt even more thins morning...getting ready to go to work I had a rip roaring pain and fainted. Hubby took me to the hospital...I bitched the entire time. It still hurt...but it was better. Turns out I have ovarian cycts and one burst. Ohhh goody. Even more doctor visits will now follow. I HATE going to the doctor.
This aging thing really sucks!!!
posted by Raven @ 3:08 PM   4 comments
Monday, March 10, 2008
Time at Possum Lodge
I went up to the wilds of NY to visit my friends Capt and Norton. I'm sure I will have several posts on that visit, I am mulling several things over in my little brain.
But for this quick post I just want to comment on Norton. I lost touch with him for a few years. I didn't even know he moved until a last summer...and then I didn't know where.
Norton (not his real name) is one of the biggest hearted people I know. He has a tendancy to take in injured souls and heal them. He asks for nothing for himself. I've watched him do this time after time and am amazed at his capacity for love...whether he belives in that concept or not is not relevant in my mind...I know it's true of him.
So this post is dedicated to Norton. He is a wonderful person and I am a better person for knowing him.
posted by Raven @ 9:19 PM   5 comments
I made it back in one piece! I got trapped another day up in the wilds of New York thanks to the blizzard the blew through.
I'll update more later!
posted by Raven @ 9:21 AM   0 comments
Friday, March 07, 2008
And I'm Off
OK everyone, I'm off to the wilds of New York State. Gods help us, there is a snow storm on the way...I'm hoping to beat it. If you don't hear from me for a while, I got lost. Someone come rescue me. Bring tea, a manicurist, and anything else that is needed for a civilized life. From what I hear this place is in the boonies...and I'm from the suburbs. I may not make it out alive.
posted by Raven @ 11:10 AM   3 comments
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Crazy Eights
All the upper management is at a trade show...I'm bored and don't really feel like working much...so here is my entertainment for the morning. I stole this off of Skyler's Dad's Blog by the way.

8 Things I’m Passionate About - My kids, My husband, my friends, my pets, reading, holidays, doing things my own way, love

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die - sky dive, travel Europe, live in Arizona, have hubby to myself for a few years, have a convertible, see the Aurora Borealius, see a cure for cancer be widely and cheaply distributed, Walk in the 3 day breast cancer walk

8 Things I Say Often - Bite me, dammit, fuc..fuc...fuuucccckkkk, Goth Girl have you done your homework?, Dorky Daughter calm down I can't understand you, I love you, No, What the....

8 Books I’ve Read Recently - The Golden Compass, I Feel Bad about my neck, Freakonomics, The Way things Were, The 13th Tale, Small Town Girl, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Darkest Night of the Year

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over - Take on Me by Ah-ha, Amazed by Lonestar, Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood, Bitch by Meredith Brooks, Sweet Child O'Mine by Gun's and Roses, I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler, Hotel California by Eagles, Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf

8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends - Humor, loyalty, don't take offense easily, can take it as well as they give it, willing to accept me the way I am, don't get upset when I worry about them, keep my teenage antics to themselves and don't tell hubby, fun

I stole this from Real Live Lesbian's site... (Just FYI, I hate this movie)
posted by Raven @ 9:36 AM   5 comments