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Cancelled My Old Account

Ahh, bittersweet moment. I love the new hosting company – my page loads lightening fast (from where I sit) but I’m kind of sad to bid adieu to my hold hosting company. The owner and I go way way back to the world of BBSes from back in the late 80s, and I’ve been a customer of his since at least 1996.

But times change, and I couldn’t afford to keep paying higher prices for less storage space just because I like the owner of the company. Anyway, in case he’s reading this (he used to): it wasn’t you, it was my wallet.

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Wow, we’re #1?

Just saw the news report that Massachusetts tops the “State Technology and Science Index,” scoring over 80 out of 100 (in what, I don’t know) according to the Milken Institute, which conducted the study.

If we’re number one, and the job outlook is horrific here, it must be a black hole in other states. Yes, I’m happy to have this contract job, but it’s not like the full time jobs with benefits are being shoved in my face they way they were, oh, 6 years ago. I mean, recruiters used to call all the time. I was wanted; I was loved. But I got kicked to the curb in January 2002 and it’s been one big pile of nothing ever since. Mr. Dump says it’s the same for people in his field.

So if we’re number one, I’m scared for numbers 2 through 50.

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Freak Me Out, Man

Okay, if you read regularly, and you read the old site this past weekend, I made my standard “Oh, Junior rode his bike so it’s going to snow in the next couple of days” ha ha joke. Flurries this morning. I nearly ran screaming back into the house.

Maybe that would have been a good idea. I think I’m a cool, with-it kind of mom who can handle kids pretty well. I volunteered for the kindergarten field trip to…the grocery store. There were 38 5 and 6 year olds from two classes, and while it always sounded like a sitcom cliche, but the time it was all over, I actually had a pounding headache.

The coolest thing was that they took the class photos in and had the bakery department turn them into those sugar photos for the top of cakes, and the kids had that (and pineapple) for a snack in the cafe section. Junior got to eat his own head! Okay, so *I* thought it was funny!

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