Menu of the Day:
What the hell? ....by that i mean Blogger design has been changed up. I hate surprise changes!
What's going on: A glass of a really great Washington Airfield reserve chardonnay. First glass.
The best thing this week: i bowled a 173 yesterday! My highest game ever. Our team is in first place. I've never gotten first place in anything my whole life! We only have one more week.
What I'm looking forward to: running that race and being done with it.
What I'm not looking forward to: my long long run this weekend. I have a goal to get do 1 hour 45 minutes this weekend.
Book: I am reading Lifeboat. It's new and i think i'm going to like it.
Latest iTunes Purchase: The new song Ooh La La by Counting Crows. I think i'll buy the whole cd.
I have no idea what's on my mind to talk about, so as usual, i am just going to wing it.
1. i know the photo doesn't match 'what the hell', but what the hell, cause i don't have a good photo for that.
2. What the hell is going on when someone can access your checking account with just your checking account and router number which is on your check. I had to close my account (after 30 years) because someone was able to access it three times before i was found out.
Lucky for me, i am the kind of person who ALWAYS opens my statements the moment i get them. They were small withdrawals - $120 each time, but i know that many people never look at their statements. So let this be a lesson. Even if you are not like louie and me, (who get our jollies out of balancing our accounts), do at least look at them.
(The biggest hassle is changing all of the stuff that automatically comes out of it. The good news is the fraud expenses were all reversed. It took me half a day to get this all fixed. In the end I sent a thank you card to Melissa who was the bank employee who helped me. She was great!
3. What the hell? Our Catholic churches are circulating Referendum petitions to gather signatures to reverse the same sex marriage law that just passed this last session (thank you Governor Gregoire et al!)
4. What the hell is wrong with us when we get stingy with our kudos? Recently I've been thinking how easy it is to let someone know when they do a good thing.( i.e. like Melissa at my bank), and how far a little gesture can go into making someone feel proud about the work they do. It seems like we've gotten too busy to thank people or let them know when they do a good job. I am going to keep trying to get better at this.
Example at bowling: The waitress for these past two months who waits on us was very pregnant but one of the best waitresses we have ever had in the 5 years i've been on the team. (She was so pregnant that her last week was earlier this month.)
Last night I went around and asked if people wanted to sign a card to her and give a couple of dollars for a baby gift. I ended up getting $108 ! Everybody was so ready to do this for her. She was that good. And people wrote so many nice things to her on the card.
And i was thinking how if i were a waitress and a bowling team sent me a card and money how i would take so much pride in being the best damn waitress ever and how it would motivate me to keep it going. It's such a honor to be recognized. It's too bad we seem to forget to do it and actually have to make a conscience effort to do so. (At least where i work.)
I'll add more later, maybe when i've had more wine. This is boring, but i really needed to change the blog.
What the hell??? i can't even see how to Publish this with the new blogger design screen!!!!!!!!! shit. OOps, i found it.