Sunday, January 22, 2012

There not mine...but

I have kids and I have at least taught them basic manners and etiquette. It's becoming harder and harder for me to keep my mouth shut anymore. I think the older I get the more I am becoming like my father. I am not afraid to voice my opinion anymore. Dealing with other peoples rude kids on a daily basis is really testing my patience. I am so tired of hearing excuses of why their children act the way they do. Anywhere from oh it's their moms fault for spoiling them or their dads fault for not being more active in their life. Let's not forget the favorite one of mine kids will be kids. Now mind you my kids are far from perfect. I still struggle with grade, gossip and bickering. However you will never see them climbing all over the furniture in restaurants or yelling and crying during a movie.

For example as i sit here in Starbucks 2 preteen girls are yammering at the top of their lungs and jumping from chair to chair. While i watch the look of disgust from the surround tables of people who are trying to work on homework. Others who are trying to finish up work emails or just wanting to enjoy some down time. I come to Starbucks to blog, read, Facebook check or just simply relax before work. These kids are being really rude running around and carrying on like 3 yr olds. Where is the parents? The 2 moms are talking with each other and pretending their kids are not with them.

Some of it these issues is that we are so in tuned without electronics that we ignore our children. I saw one lady busy yacking on phone while her kid, age 2 or so, was wandering around playing with the handicap button on the door. While I was in line at the store I was watching the kid thinking I could possibly catch the kid before she got into the road. Since at any time she could run out the door and into traffic. What is wrong with people today? I don't think people discipline their kids anymore either. They are too afraid to hurt their self esteem. The only way to build a great self esteem is character building. If everything is handed to them in the beginning of their life when they get out into the real world they will have no idea how to cope. Ideal with those rejects at work everyday. These 19 yr olds on disability for anxiety who have never been in the real world. Now I am not knocking anxiety it is a real disease. However because we are sheltering our children too much they don't have the skills to cope with everyday tasks or jobs. Well i didn't go to work because the boss hurt my feelings. I am not a people person because all my life I only communicated with my xbox and can't have real live conversations. Ugh. Irks the crap out of me. These are the people who will be taking care of our generation when we get older. Scary! I hope buy then they have robot CNAs. Because if I crap my diaper I know theatre all going to stand around and say I am not changing that. I don't like the smell. What how did you deal with you children's diapers? Oh my mom raised my kids cause I wasn't ready for them yet. Wow!

So for the love of God pay attention to your kids because the rest of the world is tired of babysitting. We are tired or listening to them are screaming and throwing their tantrums. Stop using the excuse I pick my battles. Because if you don't start acting like a parent you will have contributed to the downfall of this country. It's not cute when they act bad. You may laugh and say isn't funny that they Said shit? Um no makes them sound inbred and uneducated. It's not cute when they scream mine mine mine like this 8 yr old in Walmart I saw trying to take her toy from her 3 yr old brother. If you can't control your kids maybe you should keep them home. Because if not I may just tell you like I did the woman in the movies. If they dont get their kids for behind us from kicking and carrying on I will move down 4 rows where the parents are sitting and kick their seats though out the movie. Glad they heard me since I bitched loud enough. They removed their brats from behind me. Oh and by the way the ER is not the place to bring your children. Letting them run around and play in the floor where poop and pee and other germs are is just sick. If they are healthy keep them home because bringing them to the ER where sick people go will = sick kids 3 days later.

Do your job raise your kids. Nobody else wants to do your job.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

I snorted cocaine at the Er

I have learned and seen some crazy things at the Er but yesterday toped them all. Being a nurse for the last 5 yrs still qualifies me as a new nurse not a seasoned one. So when I saw an order on my screen that said cocaine nasal at bedside for doctor I was floored. What!? Really that says cocaine right I ask the season nurse sitting bedside me. Yes you haven't heard of that? Umm no. What the heck is it used for. So to educate those that don't know it's a great vasoconstrictor. The patient had a really bad nose bleed and the older doctors still use it to control the bleeding. Wow is all I could say. I would have a field day with that had i been the patient. I have a legal reason to have crack in my or hey everyone I went to the Er and snorted cocaine legally lol. I know I am sick. But hey that would be funny As hell. Dear mom I promise i never did drugs till yesterday in the Er I snorted cocaine. It was great. Could you see your mom now?? Mine would still bust my ass. Still learning new things everyday.

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Blogging on the go

So like I mentioned in my earlier posts I decided to go with an iPad. I actually had to create an alternative blog on Wordpress because I wanted to be able to blog on the go and they had an app for that. I didn't think blogger did until now. There is this great app call blog press. Where I can actually blog from my iPad and post to my blog. I am really excited about this since I will be able to hopefully blog more and in the moment. Especially while at work when the crazies come in. Course it won't be till I go on lunch but it still sooner than waiting for my day off. I didn't think that I would like the keyboard on my iPad but it's surprisingly accurate. Of Course it can not help thought process. Which nine times out of ten is fast than my fingers causing my sentences to be missing words. Hey I thought it I can't help that my fingers can keep up. Anyway I can also comment back easier on comments so I hope to be commenting back quicker. Instead of months later. Plus I can now read your blogs on the go!!!! Meaning I can lurk easier on those blogs I love most. Happy blogging all.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Picture can say 1000 words and mine aren’t nice

Okay so my picture has words sue me I have to make it easy for my readers.  If I just had the picture you might think dirty things…or that ta da I have an idea…lol

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Damaged dog

I think my schnauzer is damaged…as in broke…as in not normal and possibly part redneck. So anytime my man walks into the house he growls at him.  Like he is some new stranger.  Maybe he senses something?  lol Okay that was mean.  Most of the time he does this is when he has a big hat on.  Like his cowboy hat or his hat that a had a wide brim.  I don’t know if that’s it.  He has never been hit with a hat.  So I have no idea what he is thinking.  To make matters worse this dog has a defense mechanism.  If you scare him he farts.  I mean so bad you would think he actually crap somewhere.  What the heck?   The kids find this funny and try to come up with ways to scare the dog to make him fart.  Its great…don’t piss me off dear or I will scare the dog and make him fart.  It stinks bad enough most times to make your eyes water.  Yea I know you really need to know that the family that I live with thinks it’s a great game to see who can make the dog fart first.  Is it sadder that I join in the game?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

iTunes gift cards

I am really aggravate.  I am not sure if I should be made at Wal-Mart or iTunes.  I received 30 dollars worth of iTunes money.  I tried to activate the card to add it to my account only for it to tell me I am not authorized.  So I email iTunes and have to fax the cards and my receipt to them.  I don’t have access to one to fax it to them.  So I have to email them back.  I can scan them and attach them to the email.  I have no scanner at the moment since mine blew up.  So I have to email them back.  I ask if I can take a picture with my camera and attach those files.  They email me back and say sure.  So before I do that I ask Wal-Mart could I just bring them back since they were not activated.  They said sure so long as the silver code has not been removed from the back.  Um I calmly explain to the lady in order to activate them I need that number so I scratched off the silver stripping.  Well I was then informed they could not take them back.  Excuse me?  I try to explain…a tad more pissed off that in order to see if they work you have to scratch it off.  Well there is nothing we can do she tell me.  So what I am out of  30 bucks.  Thanks Wal-Mart for ripping me off.  So I am waiting for iTunes to contact me back.  If they don’t fix it I will not be a happy camper and my IPAD rating will no longer be as awesome as I thought.  So I am waiting….did I mention I am not real patient when it comes to my gifts?

Friday, January 6, 2012

iPads, Kindle, Nook Oh My

So you need help.  Which one do you buy.  Okay after spending about 6 months researching I hope this helps some.  I am in no means an expert I just play one in my imagination.  So please feel free to leave you opinion.  Because we all have them.  Anyway I have an iPad 2 and a Nook Simple touch.  I do not have a Kindle but I have my idea’s about them.
The first thing you have to figure out is what do you want to do?  Are you wanting to just read?  Are you facebooking and twittering?  Checking emails?  Game playing? Reading Magazines? Watching movies?  This is where you start.  Make a list of what you want to do.  That will put you in the right area.
Basic Reading. 
Kindle or Nook
So you are ready to take the leap into the e-reading era or you need more info before you do. So here goes.  As for Kindle or Nook regular e-readers meaning they function with e-ink and are not a colored screen.  They are great and I would run from the Sony e-reader. If you are an avid reader and your bookshelves at home are stuffed full, then this might be a great time to jump on the band wagon.  A place to store all 200 books you buy in one place.  That only takes up the space of one book.  Great idea!  Did I mention how light the e-reader is compared to a 1000 page hard back book? No more hand cramps. However, I am one of those people who love the smell of a new book, the feel, and the joy of owning another book.  I didn’t think I would love my nook more than a regular book but I do.  In fact  I have bought one for both of my daughters and my mother (who isn’t computer savy).  I switched from the original nook and now have the Nook Simple touch.  See pics for difference.
nook_simple_touch_1 Simple touch. Smaller & No 3g capabilities
nook_front_view  Has 3g capabilities and a color menu.

Do you need 3g?  Not really unless you are wanting the ability to purchase books while in areas with out wifi.  Don’t know what 3g is?  It’s works off cell towers instead of the internet.  So if you travel a lot and you didn’t preload your books before a trip without wifi you can’t download more.  They advertise you can surf the net. But It’s very annoying and only shows a corner the page and you have to scroll up and down and left and right.  I hated it because I would forget what the first part look like…grr  So don’t get this if you are wanting to check email or surf net.  This is not the device for you.  If you are looking for just a great e-reader the nook is for you.
Misconceptions of an e-reader. 
They are not lit up screens.  They are purposely made like a book.  The color screens will strain your eyes after hours of reading.  So if you are a night reader you will need a light.  Stay away from the Nook lights.  I was not impressed. M-Edge e-Luminator Booklight is great! Think you will miss going to the library.  Did you know most libraries now use ebooks?  You can borrow books for 14 days.  No late fees!! No lost books.  How great is that?
Why I didn’t buy kindle. 
No external memory.  What room you have is it.  On the nook I have the SD slot to expand my memory.  This really isn’t a problem unless you have more than 1000 books since most can hold this many without the SD..  Having problems with you NOOK?  No problem you can call Barnes and Noble or stop in and personally get help. Kindle you can call or send it to them.  If the battery needs replacing in the Nook you can walk into Barnes and Noble and they will replace it.  Kindle has to be sent off.  Kindle works with Amazon.  So if you like amazon go for it.  Nook works with Barnes and Noble, Borders, or Books a million.  Plus most e-book downloads.  You just have to drag and drop into you nook.  I am not sure if Kindle does.  The accessories are the same.  You can get most at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target or  The best thing that Kindle did have that mom wishes she had was Kindle will read the book to you.  I didn’t like it because it sounds robotic and that removes all emotion out of the book.  They both will play an Audio book and both use the narrators voice.  Kindle will read out loud a non audio book and NOOK does not.
As for an e-reader to a regular book. If you miss the smell of a new book visit your local bookstore and browse books.  Just buy them on the E-reader.  Have a little of both worlds.  Or do what I do.  I buy my favorite author, Charliane Harris books,  all other books are for my e-reader.
Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire
So you want a tablet that is an e-reader.  The only down fall with a color screen is that it’s a lot like a computer screen.  If you read for long periods of time it can strain your eyes.  If you are prone to Migraines I would stick with a plain e-reader with e-ink and get a regular tablet for the web surfing.
The nook and kindle tablets are very similar having the same issues with the e-reader.  Do you want more memory?  In a tablet you will want that option.  Because movies, apps and books will suck up your memory fast.  And you will be wanting more.  So this is why my opinion would be the Nook over the Kindle.  I also like the option of walking into a store if I have issues compared to the telephone calls and sending it off via mail.  Not saying the person at the store won’t require you to send the Nook off if they can’t fix it.  I just get tired of getting non english speaking idiots that can’t understand my issue with the device.
 iu_Xpl5DLCOM  This is the kindle Fire why it’s better than Nook.  It’s design is sleek and more appealing.  It has better email handling of multiple accounts. It has more Apps to purchase. The Mp3 is better than Nook (not better than IPOD).  More options for Movie streaming i.e Hula plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime. However yearly pass for Amazon is 79 dollars a year.
nook-tablet  It’s lighter than the Kindle, Battery last longer, and has expandable memory. It has a better Browser however Kindle is fixing the bugs and that may even the playing field there.  You can personalize the screen with more options.  Email is scaled to fit your screen unlike Kindle. The keyboard is better. Your reading experience with Magazines are better.  Not to mention it can read ePUB e-book files.  Meaning those free ebooks on the internet can be read on it.  Most libraries use that formant so borrowing from them is a breeze. Better video because it’s less pixelated than Fire.
Most web sites will say that the Fire is a better price and better overall.  It all still depends on what is important to you.

What Nook tablet and Kindle Fire are not
Neither of them are good a multi-tasking. There are a lot of android apps you can’t get and if you love apple apps and there isn’t an android version your out of luck.  They are not the best movie streaming device out there.  Remember they mainly for e-reading.  They are not a replacement for the  iPad.  If you are getting this because it’s cheaper it would be like comparing good Charmin toilet paper to the generic stuff.  It may looks the same and may even feel the same.  But when you add shit to it, it won’t hold up the same.
However if you just need basic email, facebooking, twittering, magazine reading and ok movie watching then I would pick ones of these.  They are still great e-readers.* except for the backlit screen, my opinion. You will not need a light for theses. I still like Nook but if you already have all of your content from Amazon stick with Kindle. 
Do you need a tablet?
If you have a laptop then not really.   It’s more of a luxury or convenience.  Why?  Well first off a laptops can do way more than an iPads.  And now with Google Chrome you can get some of your favorite apps for free.  Like Angry Birds and flixster.  You can not play games like world of war craft or games that require a lot of memory on a tablet.  Typing can be a pain if you hate touch screen.  You can buy a keyboard for them which cost more money and makes it just as much as a laptop.  The screen is definitely bigger that’s a given and the speakers sound quality is better.  If you have a great graffics card then your movie experience is better on the laptop.
Why I like my Tablet over a Laptop you ask?  Portability hands down.  It fits in my purse.  Flips on fast and you don’t have to wait till it boots up.  It has less crashing issues.  Easy to hold compare to an awkward laptop.  I don’t notice the sound quality on movies when I use my high quality headphones.  I watch my Ipad while in the bed and it doesn’t bother my man like the TV does.  The battery life is between 5-10 hours.  Compared to 1-2 hours on my laptop.
Ipad or android tablet
ipad 2 wifi black Ipad 2
xoom_large-1.jpg xoom android
Okay I about drove myself insane trying to decide if I wanted to fork out the money for an Ipad.  And I made the plunge or should I say my hubby bought it for me for Christmas.  I love it.  The only problem?  I should have paid the extra money to get the bigger memory.  It didn’t take long to use up my 16gb.  It’s amazing just how much room videos take.  However you can put them on Icloud to free up room or even your computer.  But if you decide you want to watch a movie and you are no where near a wifi area it can be a little annoying.  There are a lot of apps.  The biggest thing I hear from people is that there is more free apps on droid.  This is true.  Most are kind of crappy considering I have downloaded them on my droid phone.  I have also heard on ipad’s defense that there is less virus issues on theirs.  I have no idea if this is true or not.  The best android tablet I have heard is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.  Price tag? Still around 600 bucks.  So really the price should not be the reason you choose one.  If you like droid you will have to use your credit card via the net to purchase your apps, movies and music.  I already have an itunes account because of my ipod.  I don’t like my credit card out on the net and can buy itune cards instead which are like gift cards.  Yes there are some things that don’t work on Ipad that require flash player for instance facebook games.  Not that big of a deal since I find other games to get addicted to on the app section.  Other things that require flash have apps to download to get around the flash issue.  For example most of the networks like NBC,ABC and HBO have apps to add that are free.   I can even watch my Dish Network on Ipad but I can on my android phone as well.  No matter what site I seem to go to unless it’s a droid one.  Ipad 2 is still ranked the top tablet out there.  That’s another reason apple hasn’t lowered their price.  No one can compete or so most of the websites say.  I like ipad2 because it’s simple and in my life I need simple.  Need more to decicde?  Check out this web site for the specs on all the tablets out there.,2806,2358246,00.asp
So conclusion?  I have a multiple electronics.  I have my Ipod for my Mp3, my nook simple e-ink so I don’t strain my eyes, and I have my Ipad for my movies, apps and facebooking.  I love my android phone but until they catch up I will stick with my iPad2.  So in my world I love apple and droid.
Hope that helps.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

English Please

OperatorI get really tired of having to push one for English.  I know that most of these calls are based out of India but there are still a good number that are not.  I am in the US I should not have to push 1 for english.  But today of all days I really had enough.  Let’s start with my dilema.  I have a Nook and love it.  I was downloading books for the kids at christmas time and used my credit card and a American express gift card.  Well I figured that if I had an issues it would be with my gift card.  Especially since most places give you a hard time about American Express.  Apparently I didn’t have any problem with the gift cards but the books I bought with my credit/debit card would not open up on my nook.  Which was weird especially since the books were on the other 3 nooks linked to  my account and my IPAD.  On my nook it kept prompting my name and credit card number.   It has never done that in the year that I have owned my nook.  So I call press 1 for English and get a spanish speaking person who I can barely understand.  I know that 1 for English means so I can understand right?  Unless it’s for them to understand.  Which she did not.  Not to mention her thick accent made it too hard for me to understand her.  So I try 3 times to get her to understand to no avail.  So tries to tell me to try this and that.  I hang up with her accomplishing nothing other than loss of time and increase aggravation.  I call back.  Holy crap and English speaking person hot damn.  Which I am shock and apparently my brain forgot to keep my comment to myself.  I announce Yea! Someone who speaks English.  He laughs and then a tad embarrassed I explain why I said that and then my issue.  In less than 10 mins I have my 2 books on my nook.  Now how hard was that people?  If you give English speaking Techs to English speaking customers the problem gets solved faster.  Rocket Science!

Hello and Happy New Year

I hate this time of year.  But not as bad as the crazy grouchy shoppers of Christmas. Glad that is over.  You know the time of year I am talking about where people make their New Year resolutions and in about oh 3-4 months forget all about what they were changing or doing. Then you have the Dieters who start up after the first of the year making the gym impossible to work out at.  I have been redoing weight watchers since October and yes I took 2 weeks off during the holidays.  I was surprised that I didn’t gain especially after all the stupid twix and cookies I ate.  But anyway this is the time of the year where you want to make changes.  I say bleck to that so here is to more bitching, complaining and craziness of my life.  I have plenty of unwritten blogs that I should have written over the holiday crazy but was busy trying to hold down the fort.  So I hope you enjoy the next few days of my whininess.  At least I am forewarning you.