Friday, July 18, 2008

Does the Hands-Free law apply here?

Jake and I were coming home today from a movie. I took a route that I haven't taken in a while because I considered going to get yogurt (I restrained).

As we were coming up Alvarado road, the car in front of us slowed to almost a stop and I couldn't see why - the last time that happened as we came up that road a bicyclist had been hit by a car, so I was having some flashbacks.

I asked Jake if he could see someone on the other side of the car in front of us and he said "yeah, it is some lady in a wheelchair". "Really, a wheelchair?" "yep". It was actually the chair below.

Not only that - when the car in front of us went around her i could see that she was sort of swerving into the lane of traffic because she was yes - ON THE PHONE! She was in a hard right swerve so I passed her. As I looked in the rear view mirror, I saw her swerve hard left right in front of a huge truck that had been behind me and a car coming the other direction! Do you think that the law should apply to someone who doesn't even have fiberglass protecting their body when they cause an accident? Cuz she was an accident waiting to happen!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yes, I'm being judgemental...

I only saw about 5 seconds of a segment of Good Morning America this morning but I am reeling at what some parents are now trying to have added in schools!

Let's teach our "tweens" about abusive relationships, because surprisingly the "tweens" who are dating between the ages of 11 and 14 are more susceptible to being in abusive relationships. Really? What parent in their right mind allows a child of 11 to even 16 to freakin' date?

We have allowed schools to cut back on music, art, sports, and reduced (in some districts) the number of weighted advanced classes that our students can take. But now we should have adults that we know little to nothing about, teaching OUR children about abusive relationships?!! One school in our area has had four, FOUR teachers in the last 18 months arrested for having sexual relationships with their underage students! There is some education on abusive relationships for you!

What about teachers make them more qualified to impart relationship information to OUR children? This segment had a father whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. I do really and truly feel for the parents whose daughter died at the hands of her abusive boyfriend, but when they blamed the schools for not educating her on the dangers of abusive relationships it is obvious to me that they are just looking for a place to vent their own guilt and grief.

Maybe I would be doing the same thing if I were in the same position as these parents. I hope not.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

if you really need it that bad!

saturday was a BIG family outing!

we drove to l.a. to see my s-i-l in a play at her church. we were all so tired that we just crashed when we got home (around 7:30pm)

the next morning as we left for church, we noticed something was missing on our front porch. now let me say that i am not a regular plant killer, but we are having some issues with the type of plants vs. soil that we have in our little planter between the porch and the driveway. we also have a large pot with some ivy and a red dahlia (flower) that are thriving! sunday morning something was missing. the pot was still there, the ivy was still there but the dahlia had been removed! yes, someone who was either concerned with the state of my gardenias or had to get a flower for their girlfriend/boyfriend decided that they needed my pretty flower.

there are worse things they could have stolen!

P.S. I should clarify that the flower wasn't just picked it was removed completely - there is no evidence other than a dent in the soil that there was ever anything else there.