Friday, June 29, 2012

It Finally Caught Up To Me

The crappy economy, that is. Last week Thursday I was given my 60 day notice. Reason given, the company hasn't made enough money this year. They probably only made 9 million instead of 10 million. lol I knew what was happening before I walked into that conference room. There had been several other people scheduled before me, and people talk. But you can prepare yourself for something, and when it happens, it is still a shock. At least it wasn't "goodbye, there's the door". I'm not supposed to disclose details, but I did have the good fortune to work for a company that has a good severance package and support system. I also found out that I have a bit of a cheering section inside the company, and there are people who are willing to help me out with finding something. So, even though this is a hell of a scary time, divorced, 3 school aged kids, moving out on my own in the next couple of weeks, and now potentially unemployed, it could be worse. Hopefully it won't be worse.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Margaret and Helen

A friend brought this blog to my attention.

Margaret and Helen

If you are at least a little left of center where American politics are concerned, you will love this blog. These ladies don't pull any punches. They are hilariously funny, but too the point.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Test Your Brain

Something fun that I found the other day:

Test My Brain

There are three tests:

1. Judging words and faces
2. How good is your number gut?
3. Can you name that face?

The first one has a number of parts. You are shown several words and asked your opinion about them. Then you are shown faces, and have to judge which one doesn't fit. Then you have to try and remember which words you saw previously and which ones you didn't.

The second one shows you colored dots, blue and yellow, really quickly, and you need to figure out whether there are more blue or more yellow. The second half shows you dots, but one of them changes color and you have to find it.

The third one shows you celebrity faces, and you have to try and identify them.

Each test scores you based on how well you did compared to the other people who took the test.

Very interesting!