May 6, 2013
I have some time off right now so to be productive while looking for a new job, I thought I’d take a course – good idea until I tried to register for one online. You have to give a masonic hand shake, do it on the right phase of the moon and pray to be able to sign up for a couse.
First tried a regulatory affairs couse and I think that’s an issue of an id problem but then I tried to sign up for a course in the Master’s program at U. of Phoenix – OMG!! They’ve been bombarding me with info about their program for month – now you have to have a Ph.D to figure out how to sign up!!! Unbelievable!! Just another whine…
April 23, 2013
I had some insight today about what a pain in the butt applying for a new job is and how it could be much simpler to do.
- Make the on-line application different than the darn resume you’re asking for.
- Be clear what you do and don’t need in the job
- Look past the paper – have the courtesy to talk to people – a 5 minute phone call can find you a gem in a sea of resumes.
April 21, 2013
It’s Sunday after a really rough week for the Boston area – my nerves are still on edge from the bombing at the marathon and subsequent raids, I looked forward to a quiet Sunday reading and doing cleaning- chilling and then the horrible grinding of a blowing motor starts at 10 AM and continues for hours.
Now I understand why towns are banning these noise polluters.
November 5, 2012
My husband was up visiting his cousins in Rochester during the Hurricane Sandy approach and landfall – he knew we were okay as I was at my mom’s house back from the coast and she installed a generator that was set to automatically start when the power went out and ran on 2 huge 200 gallon propane tanks so we’d be set for at least a month without external power.
We rode out the storm and Chris and I kept in touch throughout the storm via cell until he returned on the bus and we had a wonderful reunion. As I inquired about the family, Chris told me the most amazing tale about his cousin’s Carl’s actions after the storm. Apparently, Carl’s step daughter, Lizza, her baby daughter and husband, Craig, were in NYC, trying to keep themselves safe in the chaos that is NY at this time. Carl decided to to take action. Accompanied by David, Lizza’s brother, they left at 6:00 am and drove to NYC; rendezvoused with the Lizza, Craig and the baby and drove back to Rochester all in one day! Amazing!
We are currently waiting to hear from everyone we know in the area so if you meet Dr. Rich Clayton of Monmouth University or Scott Gursky of Hastings on Hudson, please tell them to get in touch with me.
October 2, 2012
I was happy with the debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. You had 2 bright, involved people who were actually civil to each other. Only in Massachusetts.
September 30, 2012
Hubby and I were really ready for breakfast but it was 11:00 am so I turned to the Phantom Gourmet and found this restaurant close by in Framingham on Cochituate Rd. We were pleased to find this tucked away gem of a restaurant with a create your own combo omelet. Jess and the staff are very friendly and helpful. And for those of us with mobility issues – you can roll right in because no stairs!
They start serving at 6:30 AM and stop at about 3 and will deliver to your office if you’re in a few miles of their location.
Worth a taste!! http://eggceteraetc
September 28, 2012
I recently decided to get a copy of my medical records.
First, I was trying to get a copy of my records electronically and that was a night mare. You pretty much had to use a masonic hand shake to get the file open (now I’m amused because it was really a testing issue-something I do every day on medical devices)
Next I started reading through it and I found they had listed a bunch of medications I had never taken (but my mom does) and kept reading and well..tell you about that later.
Check on some of your rights about you records at:
Medical Technology and Patient Safety – Part II – EMR’s (electronic medical records)
August 9, 2012
Okay, I went to a local hospital to have an ultrasound on my shoulder. You know I would think that a lot of sick people go in and out of hospitals. How come they’re not designed with that in mind? There are long halls ways to get to services involving long walks especially those of us that walk with walkers, canes, etc.
Then to add insult to injury so to speak, most of the bathrooms aren’t handicap accessible. I mean, come on folks – in a hospital, really?
Hospitals seem to grow like many fungi housed there – they keep bulging globs on the sides – no overall plan – annoying. Especially, when you’re imprisoned in one.
What do you think?
August 1, 2012
I went over to get my car inspected today and thought I was driving over the craters of the moon. Every road stunk: Rt. 9, Rt, 126, connectors. Since I had the stroke when I go over corduroy roads I feel like a bobblehead – makes me a bit nauseous.
Usually, the roads are pretty good in Framingham – must be some political nonsense. Hopefully they’ll get back to driveable roads soon.
February 6, 2012
I saw the Chrysler Super Bowl commercial and Clint Eastwood is the first republican to exhibit statesman like behavior. While I know a marketeer wrote the speech, Eastwood had to agree to do the commercial.
It was a gritty, frank statement that is the precursor to us pulling ourselves back up by our boot straps.
I’m an average person; I work hard everyday and it’s overwhelming to see people who have everything saying that we don’t need this and that while they continue to have everything they’ve always had as well as a job.
Come on, people let’s get going, we’re all in this together. As Ben Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”