So, I got this email yesterday and immediately I thought about putting here in this FAB-U-LOUS (!) blog. Well, actually I think about blogging everything…the crazy things people say, the weird clothes they wear, and even the cell phone conversations that go on in the BATHROOM. “Say, whut?” “Do whut?” ”She said whut?” My god people, get out of the best acoustics room there is in the building and YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HEAR!! Whew…I feel better. Thanks for letting me vent.
And talk about venting…oh. my. goodness. This girl let the world have it. They say the information below was written by a 21 year old woman. I have to say…pretty darn smart young lady!! I say we vote HER president.
(Btw, I tried to google to verify if this is true or not, but I had to be a subscriber to the Waco Tribune Herald to research further. Let’s assume it happened exactly as the email states!)
Here’s exactly what the email said:
This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.
This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX , Nov 18, 2011
PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .
Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried”. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”
Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
What do you think? She got something here? Think we should start a petition??? Feel free to reblog this…let’s make it go ballistically VIRAL!! Blog on people, blog on!
Please refer back to installment #1 for the legal mumble jumble (new technical term)
If you’re like me you weren’t born with a microphone, stethoscope, or spatula in your hand. I always envied those people who knew from early on what they were meant to do…but I recently realized that I’m actually the lucky one in that scenario.
Because of my lack of dedication to any one career, I’ve had the opportunity to experience many different fields. But, do I wish I could carry a tune, bake the perfect wedding cake, or be the star of a show? Sure…but apparently, it’s just not in my cards. And that’s ok. As I enter the fourth decade of my life (40 years old for those of you who have had a rough weekend), I’m finally figuring out want I want to do with the rest of my working days, and possibly as hobbies during my retired days, should I be so lucky.
Now, let’s talk about those of you who haven’t quite decided what you want to do. As I’ve told my older children…go to college, pick a major you think you might like, and go from there. Yes, I expect majors to change at least once, maybe twice or even three times, during college. I’d much rather they add a couple semesters than graduate on time with a piece of paper that doesn’t matter to them.
If you think college isn’t an option for you, think again. I’m still in college. Have been for the last five years and I never thought I would do it. There is not one single thing that is impossible if it is something you decide you want. Not one thing.
Want to go to school, but don’t think you can afford it? See if these can help you…
- Your local public library has tons of resources. Ask the librarian for help (they’re ALWAYS nice!)
- If you’re in high school, go to your counselor (make an appointment if necessary)
No one is going to hand you anything. GO GET IT!!
And as every other installment has promoted, analyze yourself. You have to find out what it is that interests you before you can pick a field. Some people pick solely based upon an expected salary. Bad move if you ask me. Money isn’t everything. Yes, it would be nice to have a wonderful salary, but unless you can partner that with some sort of personal fulfillment, you’ll just end up a well-paid miserable person. And what if you pick a profession in the medical field and find out in your third year of college you faint at the site of blood? It’s happened.
If you don’t know what really interests you…see if any of these will help you…
- Like CSI? Contact the local police department and ask to be a ride along or to take a tour of their evidence storage facilities, but don’t call 911 to do it! Look in the phonebook or on the internet for the “non-emergency” number. (They are NICE people, too!)
- Fire Department, maybe? Again, call a local station and ask for a scheduled visit or meeting. Bring all the questions you can think of…
- These types of visits can be done in so many career fields. Newspaper reporter? Jailer? Baker? Veterinarian? Photographer? Restaurant Manager? DON’T BE SHY! Make some calls and ask to “shadow” someone for a day. Maybe they need someone a couple hours a week as a volunteer. You can learn so much by being hands-on.
- CareerPath.com has “free career tests, personality assessments, and job advice. Search the internet for more quizzes and take them all. Your true interests will start to show in a pattern.
- Talk with family members, friends, teachers, and coaches. Anyone who knows you well. Ask them what they think you’d like or be good at…sometimes we get our best constructive criticism from those that love us. Trust them, but also follow your gut. Take the advice you get and merge it with your own thoughts. What was revealed?
- There are free courses in most communities that can also assist with the uncertainty of career choices. Call your local community colleges, public libraries, or chamber of commerce offices.
It’s possible that some things you think you like would be better as hobbies…not professions. My daughter and I have the “too many interests” disease. We don’t want to pick just one, we want to do everything. As my byline suggests though, I’m no expert at any of them, so I had to figure out what my professional strengths were, put that into my career and leave everything else for weekend hobbies. Each weekend may cover a different hobby, and that may drive my family crazy, but I’m a happier person if I can do what I love to do. (I can’t resist this, and I don’t know where this quote came from, but…when Momma ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy. Right?)
Now, for those of you who may already be in a career, possibly already a college graduate, and you just discovered a different field altogether? Maybe you’d like to make the leap, but are scared to death to risk the financial stability created? There’s hope for you…
Just like the Boy Scouts…be prepared. Do everything you can to prepare. Research the new career, volunteer if possible, interview anyone you know in the biz…may have to tap into “friends’ friends” for that one, but use all the resources possible to MAKE ABSOLUTE SURE this is what you want to do…then get even more prepared!
Build your financial nest. If you can’t just transition easily to this new career without impacting your livelihood, bank at least six months of financial security. A year would be even better.
Is this a business you’d like to open and operate yourself? Write a business plan while you’re building your financial nest. Yes, this may take a little while, but unless you’re a gamblin’ person who kinda likes the idea of living out of cardboard, take the time necessary to be successful.
If this is a small business idea, check out the Small Business Administration. If possible, don’t take a loan to start your business…a financial advisor would be more helpful on this, than me but it’s never a good idea to start out in debt. This SBA website has a link to loans and grants (and also has information on writing your business plan). Grants would be ideal, but you still will need money to live on (hence the financial nest).
If you have a family that considers you the bread winner, you may want to reintroduce them to bread…nothing wrong with a little peanut butter and jelly. The kids won’t go through withdrawal if they don’t visit McDonald’s every week. Just explain to them what is happening and how you need their help. Tell them what you are doing and how it will enhance the family unit. Then recruit their help however you can and make it fun. Trips to the grocery store can become a shopping competition…who finds the cheapest deal? Who has the most coupons? Reward with a week off dish duty. A family that bonds together…usually doesn’t kill each other. J
No matter what, no matter why…the point I want you to take from this installment is that you can do whatever it is you want if you just put forth a little time and effort. I’d advise against becoming the rodeo clown you may have dreamed about as a kid, but whatever floats your boat!
Just quit wasting time and START PLANNING NOW!
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you need some help on this topic. I’ll do whatever I can to help/assist/advise…good luck to each and every one of you.
Hello favorite bloggers…I know I’ve been gone more than usual lately, and I apologize, but I’ve been tasked with a very special project at work that seems to be taking the majority of my waking hours. Although it is a very interesting project, I do find myself missing the blog and my outlet of writing. I will be busy with the project for the next four months or so, but I promise to get out here as often as I can. School is still another time stealer, but I’m on my last year in the MBA program and have to get it completed. All these items will be worth it so please continue to check on this blog every now and then and I promise to make some time to either make you laugh, spit your coffee, or learn something. At least, that’s my goal.
Now, for the topic…brace yourself….it’s a doozy……………ready? Ok, ok….it’s (drumroll please)……….READER’S DIGEST. Yep, I said it. The magazine you thought only your Grandma read or maybe you thought it was no longer in production? Well, wrong. I love this magazine more than any Oprah Winfrey or Rachel Ray can drum up, and although I guess I’m TECHNICALLY old enough to be a Grandma – I’M NOT! (let’s all say a prayer that it’ll be many….many….many more years before I become one!) Reader’s Digest is informative on topics such as medicine, shopping, and education, has family stories that will make you smile through the tears, and a cartoon section that will keep you chucklin’. I have a subscription on my Ipad (yes, I’m a dork) and have bookmarked their website on my desktop. Because, and here’s the fun part, there are things on the website that aren’t in the magazine, and vice versa…those witty bid’ness folks!
Here’s an example of the funny and intriguing articles: (access the website here…and we should start a petition…Hey Reader’s Digest, yooooouuuu-wwwhhhhooooo, if your website is inundated with visitor’s from this blog I get a lifetime subscription for free, right? DEAL…and don’t try to take it back, we pinky swore in my mind.)
24 Funniest Town Names in America
Andy Simmons, the humor editor at Reader’s Digest, was sent on a cross-country trip (why didn’t I look into this kind of job? Hey kids…I take back everything I said about med school! How does one major in humor?) to find the town names that were…well, funny! Here’s a few of what he found and as usual, the comments italicized under the photos are my words and my sarcasm and should not be held against those angels at Reader’s Digest…happy bloggin’ everyone!
No map required, just ask any teenager…apparently, they are all born knowing where this is! And as we get older, we try diligently to get back to it.
I don’t want to live here! That’s waaay too much pressure, how’s the market in ”just under average”??
This town, located between high cholesterol and diabetes, has its cake and eats it, too! And they’d BETTER not be skinny!
Mr. Smith renamed this city after his 8th divorce…he just can’t stop lovin’ the ladies….the next city on highway 1? Exwife #4′s city….
What were we thinking?…population 8 and will probably be 9 in a few more weeks.
It couldn’t be more obvious that a man named this city. Didn’t they have to vote or something? Oh, I get it…that was when women weren’t allowed to vote, right?
I can hear them now:
Stranger to a married couple: Where do ya’ll live? (yes, I’m from the south so figured this was from my culture)
Man from married couple says with a smile: Sweeeet Lipssss…mmmm…mmmmmmm (as if by living in a place so luciously named means he’s enjoying a life of sin)
The woman turns to the stranger: It’s real name is Beer Gut Reality with 10 Children and No Angelina so Get a Job Already