Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Just so you know, I am very grateful for being able to write this round-up, after having gotten myself stuck in my basement (longish story)!

After screaming and wailing for about fifteen minutes, my “MacGyver” instincts kicked in and I was able to create a contraption to extricate myself before I was overcome by cobwebs and hairballs.

As soon as I freed myself, I swore by the Flying Spaghetti Monster that I would get this round-up to you, if it was the last thing I did.

After washing my hair, painting my toenails, redecorating my living room and consulting a fortune cookie for my weekly lottery numbers, I was finally able to sit down and write this round-up.  Since I’ll be bedding down, after this, I guess you could say this is the last thing I am doing.

I’m in a jazzy, bluesy, kind of mood, so I’ll let “Lady Day” sing some blues for you: Billie Holiday “One for my Baby (and one more for the road)”

Wonder who’s singin’ the blues in today’s Ten Post Round-Up:

1: Spooky: When an internet prank based on your work finally gets to you…

Rick Astley Gets Rick RolledBuzzFeed

2: Typical: Bush appointee who oversees consumer product protection leaving FTC to work for largest consumer products company…

How Things Work: FTC Chair to Join Procter & GambleThe Huffington Post

3: Stupid Laws: Want to sell a book with sexually explicit material in the Hoosier state, pay up and register with the secretary of state…

Sexual content law irks booksellersThe Indianapolis Star

4: Peculiar: Nobody thought of this before now?…

Is Beef Jerky Safe?LiveScience.com

5: Rep. Sally Kern: “…Mine is the view of the average American citizen…”…

Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern, openly gay church pastor face off on televisionPageOneQ

6: Cold Case Files: D.B. Cooper clue?…

Gratuitous D.B. Cooper CitingReason Magazine

7: Taxes: Three extra tax-free days, this year…

“Tax freedom day” 3 days earlier in 2008: groupReuters

8: Speaking of Taxes: Eventually it won’t just be soldiers “paying” for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…

10 reasons your taxes are going upSigns of the Times

9: Colorado Fundies: Abortion protesters will no longer be allowed to camp out in front of someone’s home with billboard-sized signs…

This isn’t going to make the fundies happySquareState.net

10: Frugal: Who doesn’t like free stuff?…

The Web’s best free stuffYahoo! News

Full disclosure: A dozen “Peeps” were harmed in the making of this post.

298 días hasta el final de un error…

Peace.

(“Lady Day” is stuck in my ipod and I’ll only let her out on “holidays”…)

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About Dizzy Dezzi

Feisty, 30-something, mother of three, wife to Iraq Vet (currently performing Deployment 3.0), home-school mom for 10+ years, and small business owner. Politically, I lean a little liberal, but a lot Libertarian. I may not always say what's on my mind, but when I do have something to say, you can't shut me the heck up...
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4 Responses to Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

  1. Geez, it’s got to be the phase of the moon. You and Pamela both get side swiped by your projects at the same time.

    Amazing!

  2. Darrell

    It’s something — not sure what that. Maybe the curse of the women who do too much!

  3. Dizzy Dezzi says:

    “Resistance is futile” 🙂

    I can’t NOT be doing something.

    Sometimes, when things get to me, I wish that I could take a vacation. Then, when I do, I end up doing just as much work on my “break” as I do when I’m working!

    I imagine that when I (finally) retire, I’ll end up doing volunteer work.

    My favorite bartender (and my biggest cheerleader, after my husband) is already 62 years old. She’s a Vietnamese immigrant. In the last month, she slipped and knocked herself unconscious. Despite a huge bump on her head and two black eyes, she came right back to work, despite speculation to the contrary. Then, she ended up in the hospital with suspected hypertension. People just KNEW she was going to take some time off. They were wrong. The same day she got out of the hospital (after a two day stay), she was right back at work. She is pretty much the sole bread-winner for a family of three (her two youngest daughters and a granddaughter live with her, although the daughters work, it is not nearly enough to provide for them all without her income). But, despite the fact that she HAS to work, from my conversations with her (we work together two nights a week and chat about her life in Vietnam during and after the war), I believe that she would work, even if she didn’t have to.

    In so many ways, she is my mentor. I call her “Mama” and many people tease us that we are sisters because on a lot of issues regarding our business, we are like-minded and stick up for each other, often, when others are trying to change how we do things. In fact, my business would not be nearly as successful if it were not for her efforts on my behalf.

    If this sweet “old lady” can find the strength and indeed, courage, to continue to get up every day and come into work for a sometimes ungrateful employer and take care of herself and her family, and stay involved in her community, despite her age and sometimes her ignorance of the world around her (she often asks me to explain world events and politics to her)…if she can do it, then it is nothing for a young lady, such as myself, to get up every day and put myself to work and make accomplishments that I would never have dreamed possible even a decade ago (or even a year ago).

    Women like Pamela and Diep (my favorite bartender) inspire me to keep going, even when I would rather be sleeping. The world is full of people who would rather take the easy road (only work when they absolutely HAVE to) and sometimes we all take for granted that somebody somewhere probably broke their back to give us what we now consider the creature comforts of life. I know that I am paving the way to make it easier for someone else and I hope that my efforts inspire someone else to go “that extra mile” when they would rather be sleeping 🙂

    Now, where’s my coffee???

  4. Darrell Prows says:

    Beautiful!