Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My first job

I have always been an enterprising person. My first job was when I was about 3 and a half. After dinner I would sit in the back of my Grandpa's recliner and scratch his back with his comb. We would watch westerns together. When I was done I would get a quarter and that was my ice cream money. Every evening round about 6 ish the Good Humor man would start down our street. Back then a quarter could buy a lot of ice cream. Sometimes Grandpa would come out and get an ice cream cone and we'd sit on the front stoop and see who could make it last the longest. I always lost, but I didn't mind, it was just fun doing it together. I really do miss my Grandpa a lot. He was the only male figure in my life until I was about 9.

Monday, June 28, 2010


It's not only bad enough that we have to push the number one to hear it in English, but I noticed the last couple of days that there are two commercials that are in Spanish with English subtitles. What's the deal with that? I don't like commercials to start with, if you want Spanish commercials then put them on the Spanish speaking channels. There was a show on a couple of years ago, it was about a Spanish family and the mother refused to speak English. She understood what they were saying in English. It didn't make it to another season and I was glad of that. I don't think we should be forced into learning a foreign language. I wouldn't move to say Mexico and expect everyone there to learn English.


This is going to be my place to rant and rave. I'll try not to get onto my soapbox, but I can't promise anything.