Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Have a spooky Halloween (All Hallows Eve). Watch out for the little kiddies trick or treating.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Voting - Final Chapter

After all this discourse, I have decided on my vote. I took into consideration my thoughts on change (liberal) or the status quo (conservative). Like most people, I'm a true moderate - very liberal on some issues; very conservative on other issues.  And, some issues should not even be issues (true moderate). Coal was not part of my decision. I believe that coal is on its way out. Plus, the coal plant owners would rather cut the top off a mountain than hire coal miners. Cheaper, faster, more efficient - definitely a lot uglier, too. What I did was take into consideration the individual, what I thought they could do, and what has been done for Kentucky in the last 30 years. I'm voting on Tuesday! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voting, Part 7

Our founding fathers were not paid. They relied on the belief that what they were doing was the best for this country to be free.  They all suffered for this belief and for their work creating our country. It was considered an "honor," not a paid job. We did, at some point, realize that our congressmen and women could not continue without some sort of recompense. (It is expensive living in DC!) While we were at it, we allowed them to vote themselves enormous raises, we allowed them to use insider trading to further advance their wealth, and we allowed "bribery" from the lobbyists. In the meantime, they don't allow us to have a minimal "living" wage after one of the hardest recessions in our time. They find it unnecessary to allow women to make the same amount of money for their hard work as a man gets paid. You're kidding right! I would like to see Elaine Chao "settle" for being paid only $0.70 on the dollar as a man would make. And, let's not forget, it was Mitt Romney (Republican extraordinaire) that informed us that the middle class makes $200,000 a year. Now,, wouldn't that be nice! I could go on vacations, eat out more often, buy a bigger house, etc. etc. So, remember when you are voting that it is YOUR vote and only YOUR vote. Be sure to vote, but vote well-informed rather than with the "panic" these commercials are trying to instill.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Voting, Part 6

One week from today! Tuesday, November 4th. Plan for it. Work your schedule around it. Finish your research. GET OUT AND VOTE! Do not vote based on any commercials. To date, most have been found to be false. Hate to burst your bubble, but politicians are notorious for stretching truths into total falsehoods. It's a prerequisite. So, check out what your party stands for in this election. Then, check out the person nominated by your party. Lastly, make your very own decision. This is YOUR vote and only YOUR vote. It is one reason why our voting is done behind curtains and is confidential. I lived in a country once where that was not true. If you didn't vote, you could lose your job. If you did vote and you voted for the "wrong" party, you could lose your job. In this country, your vote is yours alone. Remember, choose. Then vote for your choice. Again, remember:  Next Tuesday, November 4th. You have a date with the polling booth. (PS - Don't forget your ID.)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Fun

Sometimes one just needs a little levity on a Monday.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Voting, Part 5

Decided last night I should check out the dictionary and find out exactly what liberal and conservative mean. Neither word included the words Democrat or Republican.  The words are about ideals. 

Conservative: Someone who believes in the established and traditional practices in politics and society.  In other words, if it has worked for the last 200 years, why change it?  I understand that - change is a scary thing.

It doesn't matter that life has changed in 200 years.  Maybe politics should, too. 

Liberal: Associated with the ideals of the individual, especially economic freedom, greater individual participation in government; including constitutional, political and administrative reforms designed to secure these objectives. In other words, people who want to be more involved in the say of how our government is being run.

Nowhere did it say that Conservatives must be church goers and that Liberals are a bunch of pot heads. It is about ideals. Who do you want representing you in your local/state/national government? There is nothing wrong with wanting things to stay the same.  There is, also, nothing wrong with wanting growth and change. What do you think will work best for you?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Voting, Part 4

OK - back to the matter at hand. Voting. According to the recent propaganda from both parties, one would think if you are a Democrat you are the most "liberal" person on earth. Now, you know that isn't true. People just aren't that far skewed left or right. That kind of extremism would lead to family/friends/neighbors killing each other. Republicans are not all church going conservatives. I've know a few Republicans that haven't stepped in a church in years. Government is just not that black and white. So, leave those thoughts out when you prepare to vote. Vote for the person closest to the ideals of where you want your government heading for the next few years - be it local/state/national.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Frisbee Anyone?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voting, Part 3

Vote with great thought.  The person winning will represent you.  Do a little research.  If all you do is listen to the various commercials, that is not enough.  The commercials and talking points are skewed to make that person look good to the majority of voters in their own party.  We are people, not parties.  We want what is best for us, our city, our state, our country.  We want jobs.  We want equal pay.  We want to be able to afford to live.  These are not liberal or conservative ideas.  They are the needs in your life.  So, don't let anyone tell you that you must fit in that round hole - pick the person that most represents what you want from your government - be it city, state or country.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Voting, Part 2

To vote or not to vote...I've heard it all from "my vote doesn't really count" to "I want change, but I don't have time to vote."  Excuse me!  If you don't get out and vote, nothing happens.  But, if we ALL got out and voted, change would happen.  You just have to want it bad enough.  So, get out and vote this November.  Tell your friends there is no excuse not to vote.  If you don't use your rights, they get taken from you.  Don't let those representing our government fool you into believing you don't need to vote.  Pretty soon, they will convince you that the Freedom of Speech is unnecessary, too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Our founding fathers created a Bill of Rights and a Constitution in order to give the people a say in their government.  You are the people.  We are the people.  One basic method is by voting.  We, the people, have the power to vote people in and out of office regardless of party affiliations.  If you vote, you know your wishes were counted.  It may not be the majority, but you know you made your wishes known.  If you don't vote, you don't have the right to gripe.  Party affiliation cannot MAKE you vote their way.  Believing in your party and it's basic tenets is one thing. Agreeing with the individuals is another.  This is one of the reasons why your vote is private.  Only you know how you vote.  The main ideal, though, is voting is a right and a privilege.  Get out there and make your wishes known!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sun is Out

Sun's out. Finally stopped raining. Enjoy the fall weather while you can. Winter is just around the corner.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Beyond Lazy? These Items are for You!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Online Sale Sites for CellPhone Doctor

We are now selling on www.swappa.com.  Check out our inventory under CellPhone Doctor.  We, also, sell on eBay and www.bonanza.com.  We are always happy to help you get your new smartphone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Life - by Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

Something for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  In South America, breads were made, dried, painted and left at family graves.  This looks alot more edible and delicious.

Only at Cellar Door Chocolates.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hello Friday . . . You're Back

Hello, Friday. So much to do here in Louisville this weekend. My preference is for the St. James Festival. May try and make it tomorrow. With the weather cooling down, it will be a perfect day to wander around and see all the artwork. (And, I just got paid. ) Today is, also, my anniversary. We eloped first, went to the St. James Festival and then, the next AM, caught a flight to Cancun. This year we did it backwards. Caught a plane to Cancun, renewed our affection, love and respect for each other, and then I'm going to the St. James Festival while he prepares for a UK game. Life is a strange place.

For those of you without plans, come by and check out our new inventory. For those of you wanting to enjoy some plans, come by and sell us your old smartphone. And, for those of you who dropped your phones, drop it off at either location for repairs. Everyone else, have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yesterday's Visitor

I sure do miss my little feline visitor from yesterday.  One employee had kittens, another wanted a kitten.  I got to cat sit (kitten sit?) all day yesterday. I had forgotten how cute they are at that age.  On the other hand, she would climb my jeans if she wanted up on my desk.  That was a tad bit painful.  :) She is a cutie, and she has a nice new home.  I couldn't believe that particular wallpaper came up as she was sleeping! Grabbed my phone, took the picture and uploaded it for all to see!  Have a great Thursday everyone. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Had a visitor at work today