The Billable Mother

Take One: .2 hours equals taking the laundry out of the washing machine and placing it in the dryer

Take Two: employing someone to take the laundry out of the washing machine and placing it in the dryer, at $10.00 an hour; no longer .2; at that rate would take two hours, so, let’s even it out at $20.00 for that job

if I am motivated and can get the laundry out of the washer and into the dryer in two minutes or less, I can then sit down and bill at $200 an hour, which grosses me $90.00 an hour

Again, it appears worth it for me to do the housework myself

Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks?

Are you kidding me?

Really, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks?

Why is it that then most of us have turned it into a microcosm of all that is wrong with the world?

Here we go, pre-Thanksgiving….

how does it line up in your house? in your family?

Got to tell you, don’t know if it works this way in your camp, but in our family, holidays start the period of war……….who is doing what and who isn’t? Who is cooking, who isn’t? who is paying the food bill? who hates who? Did she wear the wrong dress? did she not bring the right dish? did he not sit on the couch and be able to spit out the right football stats?

Where are we and what are we doing? That’s all we want to know, how have we come to the consequences of our collective decisions?


What is the role of complaints on daily interaction?  Do they serve to free someone of their problems, or are complaints simply a precursor to enabling?

I don’t know.  I never have.

I know that when someone calls me and launches into their problems, they have not taken a moment to first think of what perhaps mine could be, nor do I share, because to be frank, they don’t want to hear.

So, what makes them think I want to hear their complaints?

Google Bombing?

Admittedly, there is much to learn, let alone figure out how 3.0 of the Web will work.

Here’s a term:  Google Bombing.

We read an interesting article, how Google is used by politicians or would-be politicians.

Reportedly, “democratic blogger Chris Bowers” started the advent of “Google Bombing”.

“A Google bomb thankfully has little to do with the kind of bombs that are dropped in Iraq. It is an attempt to influence the ranking of a Google search. Google’s algorithms rank a page higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text, or visible text in a hyperlink. If a large number of sites link to a page in this way, then the page has been Google bombed. The result is that a Google search of a politician or a proposition will return unfavorable or more favorable information in the first few results, depending on the bombers’ preference.”

“Tolerated Use”- You Tube

We get it now, (we think), the tolerated use exception to copyright infringement.  Why tolerated?

It brings views.

Views bring sales.

Sales bring money.

None of us can live in 2006 without money.

Esquire Magazine Endorses Menendez

The long and the short of it is that Esquire Magazine, endorses Menendez.

If we understand correctly, it is that Mr. Kean has spent his efforts saying Menendez is corrupt, and Esquire has pointed out how the Prosecuter himself pointed out how Mr. Menendez helped the investigtion.

We are not quite sure how that balances on the scale of justice, none of us, save Mother Theresa, are free of mistakes (yes, there are others, we use Mother Theresa as a shining example); and perhaps, it should be noted that Mother Theresa herself would not be so interested in yesterday as in today and tomorrow.

Do we want politicians who make their foundation somene else’s alleged shaky past?

Sugarland, Texas & Republicans

The last post, regarding Kean and Menendez, asked a very reasonable question: is the Republican party free of alleged corruption? Mr. Kean extols the negative list of Mr. Menedez’s alleged actions; yet, we continue to ask, what does Mr. Kean positively propose to do for N.J.?

While we live in this country of divided lines, it is not enough to point out the bad that has been done or has been perceived to have been done by certain candidates, it’s time to start saying what a candidate truly can accomplish.

Fireworks went off in Sugarland, and that is a place not recently known for the pure sweetness of its politicians…………………..