Friday, January 08, 2010

Not to self

Probably should not pin patterns into your 3 year old daughters doll in front of her, therapy could be in her future.

Made in the USA

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Monday, January 04, 2010


You will be seeing many changes to this blog in the next few weeks. I have already started adding Companies to the BUY AMERICAN section and I'm also including a section for MADE IN EUROPE. I'm learning how to code all this as I go, which is why it will take me a couple of weeks.

If you know of any companies who can be listed in either section, feel free to leave a comment, or email me.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Rant - Spam email

I'm so sick of getting these spam emails I've decided to start publishing them. These people really are scum.

Reply to:

Dearest one,

Hi, My name is Miss Annette Gozim Yak, 24years old originated from Sudan. I am dark in complexion, loving romantic and caring angel. I gone through your profile truely is quiet intresting to me, I decide to contact you I really want to have a good relationship with you
My father Dr. Justin Yak Arop was the former Minister for SPLA Affairs and Special Adviser to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for Decentralization. My father Dr. Justin Yak and my mother including other top Military officers and top government officials had been on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02, 2008.

You can read more about the crash through the below site:

After the burial of my father, my uncle conspired and sold my father's properties to one Chinese Expatriate and live nothing for me. One faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents which he have deposited huge amount of money in one bank in Spain with my name as the next of kin. I contacted the bank in Spain to transfer the money so that I can start a better life and take care of myself, but unfortunately, the officer of the Bank whom I contacted told me that my father's instruction to the bank was the money be release to me only when I am married or present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas.

I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister. Though you may wonder why I am so soon revealing myself to you without knowing you, well, I will say that my mind convinced me that you are the true person to help me. More so, I will like to disclose much to you if you can help me to relocate to your country because my uncle have threaten to assassinate me. The amount is $8.4 Million and I have confirmed from the bank in Spain. You will also help me to place the money in a more profitable business venture in your Country.

However, you will help by recommending a nice University in your country so that I can complete my studies. It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your interest in helping me, I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely. Please do keep this only to your self. I beg you not to disclose it till i come over because I am affraid of my weaked uncle who has threatened to kill me.

Sincerely yours,
Miss Annette Gozim Yak.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rant - The Mac Store

My husband was working all morning trying to find a replacement for my Father-in-law's dead computer, an Apple G4 Desktop. After calling around and taking to several people at The Mac Store and the Apple Store they decided my FIL should buy the $599.00 (or 600.00) Mac Mini.

So off goes my FIL to the Mac Store and tells them he wants to buy the $600 Mac Mini. The sales person says they don't have a 600 Mac Mini, they have a 500, 700 & 900 Mac Mini. Apparently my FIL asked what the difference was and they told him that the $900 Mac Mini was faster and without knowing any better he bought it. The 500 (really 599 and closer to 600) one would have been a lot faster than what he has now.

They totally took advantage of a man in his middle 70s and instead of selling him what he needed they sold him what would make them more money. We use to go to The Mac Store all the time, but we will no longer be going there nor referring others.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rave - Jobs at QFC

So the QFC on Holman Road and the one on Northgate Way are hiring!

Rant - Cyndy's House of Pancakes may soon be House of Pasties

I live just blocks away from Cyndy's House of Pancakes on Aurora and 105th. I just read an article on where they owners are selling and a prospective buyer wants to turn it into a Strip Club. Does anyone else find this disturbing? We have the Oak Tree Cinemas just a block away where families take their children to see movies. There already is the Dancing Bare place and the XXX Book store. Do we really need another strip club and especially one so close to neighborhoods, schools and churches??

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rave - Incident Response of WA

Sorry I have not been posting lately. But I wanted to tell you all about something that happened Tuesday, Feb 24. I was planning on going to Babies-R-Us with Baby Girl to pick up some items for my cousins baby shower. Even before leaving my neighborhood I started feeling odd but tried to put it out of my head. I get on the freeway at the 145th entrance and shortly after started having a panic attack. I tried to think of other things and even got Baby Girl singing with me but I soon realized it wasn't ending. I wound up pulling over before the 177th street exit and immediately called my husband at work. Luckily he was somewhat free and able to talk to me to try to calm me down. But the panic attacks kept coming, they wouldn't stop. I was on the phone with my husband for about 10 minutes when a Washington State Incident Response truck showed up. He came over to make sure I was ok and when I told him I was having a panic attack he offered to call an aid car for me. Knowing I wasn't dying, I thanked him and refused (even though inside I really wanted someone else there to tell me I was ok), I knew their time would be better used helping someone else.

After talking with my husband for about 20 minutes I realized they were not going to stop and someone needed to come and get us. Being shaky and light-headed I was in no shape to drive. Also lucky that my in-laws run a family business so my husband was able to call them and send someone out to get us. And during this whole time the Incident Response guy stayed behind me. At one point he even moved my car further off the road. So I want to send out a big THANK YOU from Baby Girl and myself!

Rave - Eagles

Yesterday we were sitting around the dining room table when I noticed a Bald Eagle soaring out out window! VERY COOL!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rant - Melissa & Doug toy recall in Canada

So now we can add Melissa & Doug to the list of China recalled toys. Although you wouldn't know that by looking at their website. In August of 2008 Canada issued a recall of the "Geometric Stacker" by Melissa and Doug and in September 2008 Canada issued a recall of the "Stacking Train" by Melissa and Doug. Testing by Health Canada revealed that the surface paint on the toy contains barium in excess of the allowable limit.

Why is barium even present in a toy manufactures facility? What purpose does it have?? When I looked up Barium in Wikipedia I see it is used in glassmaking, rat poisions, used for drilling oil wells, it gives fireworks their green color, but no where could I find why it would be present on a WOODEN TOY FOR TODDLERS. If someone could explain to me, please do so.

So when are parents going to wake up and see that these Chinese manufactures do NOT have our children's best interest at heart. How many tainted toys are going to be enough for everyone to stop buying these products?? Maybe we need to change the word 'tainted' to something more accurate like 'potentially lethal', maybe that will get peoples attention.