Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Aw, memories.....

I can confidently say I accomplished every one of these with the exception of #6.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Volume's not great...

but still worth watching.
Also, check this out if you haven't seen it yet.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

If you weren't one of the lucky few...


who received a copy of the new "Richardson Times" last week, check out the website!

www.RichardsonTimes.com

And look for my column in the "Talking Back" section!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

You think you're so clever...




So word on the street is that Amir's T3 project is now being called "Brown The Town." I would like to lodge a formal complaint, as this is what Abrahm and I call our baby making, and I find it extremely offensive that you all are using it in reference to dead trees. You people are insensitive monsters.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I *think* my kid's school might be on drugs....

What's up with Tuesday? Am I reading it wrong?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Highlight of my day....

Turd Blossom is now following me on Twitter.

Monday, October 11, 2010

"The Reservation"

Have you guys heard about the latest white guilt controversy surrounding a neighborhood over here on the west side called The Reservation?  Evidently, a whole lot of non-Indians are trying to stick up for their good friends, the Indians, by pushing for the city to rename this subdivision.

As a Native American octoroon, my Indian side is rolling its eyes at you pale skins.

But what do y'all think?

                                                  P.S. This is offensive------------->





...although it kinda explains a lot, too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

At least they're not Sexting, right? That should count for something...

{Side note: just writing that title made me throw up in my mouth a little}


It's no secret that I love my iPhone. It's also no secret that I can be quite annoying when I'm on it, I've disclosed as much to the whole metroplex in the past.  However, I am not a public official, nor am I someone who's been elected to pay attention during city council meetings (thank goodness), so I consider my inconsiderate ways a bit less concerning.  


During council meetings I use my twitter feed- much like I used doodling on the front of my binder back in Algebra I- to help me focus.  I am a multi-tasker by nature, as I think much of my generation is.  We grew up so over stimulated that now it is difficult for us to sit and focus exclusively on just one thing.  When I am tweeting, I am absorbing the information I'm micro-blogging about and in turn conversing with others about that information. It helps me understand the issues and ultimately understand others opinions on them as well.

I have sat in council meetings before completely stripped of all electronic devices and tried to take notes the old fashioned way, just pen and paper, but I have to be honest, my attention span got the best of me. I would jot down the surface level facts, yet without the input of others I was not forced to go much deeper than that.  Once again though, I am merely a lay person, so turning to my twitter feed to further engage me was not a difficult decision. I'll also admit that when I am "tweeting" the meetings 90% of what I type is humorous fluff with little to no actually substance (just being honest). However it does help me to recall what all was covered from visitors to zoning restrictions the next day when I go back and read over them again. It's as if the act of electronically dictating particular highlights during the meetings helps me seal them into my memory bank for a short period of time....much like doodling during class helped me remember just enough to barely pass Algebra I.  Sometimes the act of multi-tasking, while it may appear surface level and distracting to some, helps others become more mentally engaged. 

*It should also be noted that I failed Algebra II with flying colors though...so sometimes even doodling is not enough.

However, like I said, I do believe this is a generational thing. (The cut off for said generation being between the people who dread figuring out their newfangled remote controls, and those of us who have been programmed to absorb updated version of everything every 6 months since we were old enough to LOL.)

So while I agree that the council members should refrain from texting during meetings, because as Gala Patrlow so elegantly put it, texting back and forth during meetings would "contradict a rule regarding addressing the council....requiring a person be present, and request 5 minutes to speak," I do understand why some members are so attached to their technology here in the corridor.  

As they read text messages or twitter feeds perhaps they have particular points brought to their attention that they would have otherwise overlooked, and because of these insights they may even be swayed to vote in a different way that could ultimately benefits the city, but then again the opposite could be true as well.  What if only members of the Richardson Coalition had access to the councilmen's cell numbers?  Or those of us on the other side of most issues?  Would that change the way we feel about this off-the-record access?

Knowledge is power, and additional information and opinions are also.  But texting and tweeting is just a loop hole that has yet to be addressed up until now.  And as hard as I try to defend this loop hole I keep coming back to Mrs.Partlow's comments,* and realize I'm only defending my own virtual dependency and the direct line of communication that it allows me to 3 of the seven council members, which is wrong. Plain and simple. Our elected officials should not be multi-texting.

We chose (and by "we" I obviously mean you, seeing as I only voted for one of them) these individuals to use their best judgement regarding city issues and while we may disagree with their choices, if we feel strongly enough about it than I guess we (this time the "we" is referring mostly to me) need to get over our fear of public speaking, fill out a visitors card and go on the record with our opinions...because after all no one hates anonymous commenters more than I do. 

*Gala's brilliant insights can be found here (Sept. 27th, 2010 - Item 8 Part 1 of 2, minute 2:00) 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: John Murphy Doesn't Care About Spring Valley Redevelopment

...or perhaps he just had other plans tonight, I don't know.  Either way, I made it to the last 30 minutes of this evening's Richardson Heights Fall Forum.  I maybe probably kinda missed mostly all of it, but I did discover this - Mark Solomon has ALSO spotted prostitutes over on the Dallas side of Spring Valley (next to his church) & a man got shot last night by Richardson police officers back behind Texas Land & Cattle! Walking distance from my house! Crazy! And according to my friend 'Sweet Chenny' (which btw David, someone *not me* coined you tonight, and I LOVED it!) the cops jumped in front of this dudes car after he backed up into them and then tried to drive off. That's when they shot him in the shoulder. I dunno about y'all but that doesn't strike me as the brightest move.

{Update: I recently found out that the Murph did indeed attend this event, he just didn't stay the whole time. At this point a real journalist would go back and change the awesome title to this post. Good thing I'm just a blogger.}


{Update on my update: I could always call it "Sweatin' like a whore in church," I just don't know if that would have the same shock value. I'll think about it....}


{Ultimate update to top all updates: According to the Murph, I don't care about the Citizens Fire Academy since I wasn't there. Also, George Bush doesn't care about black people.}

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday Speedo's @ Walgreen's

I meant to post about this a week ago, but I've been kind of busy, so please forgive my tardiness.  Anyway, last Saturday (the 11th, maybe?) the Richardson boy's Lacrosse team was having a car wash up at the corner of Coit & Beltline. I was driving Southbound on Coit when all the sudden I see like 15, gangly, white dudes standing on the corner where Walgreen's is in Speedos.  They were holding up poster boards proclaiming their fundraiser and "dancing".  I get that they were trying to be funny and certainly not sexy (at least I hope that's not what they were going for, or else they were failing miserably), but nonetheless it was pretty gnarly.  Many of them were all squatting down, rears facing the street, waving their butts around in the air. I tried to get a pictures, not for my own viewing pleasure, but because I knew there would be those of y'all that wouldn't believe me, however, I decided not dying as I crossed the intersection was more important.

Anyway, just curious what others thoughts are of this...funny or crass?

I could see how it would be a slippery slope eventually, where the girls teams could be arguing for the same swimsuited car washing attire, but perhaps I am wrong.

What do y'all think?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh City Council Meetings, how I have missed thee.....

I forgot how much I enjoyed attending council meetings and tweeting fun of people, and Monday was no exception. 


Tweets & Highlights:


"Andrew Laska began by addressing to council on his concerns over brick houses. He ain't holding nothing back.#RichardsonCityCouncil"


...A lot of hay was {rightfully} made over who would be the "gatekeeper" of the Richardson Code of Ethics... The term was thrown around so frequently I started to feel like I was living in a J.K. Rowlings book.  


Shelley McCall withdrew her membership to the A-Team. She scolded Amir for "tweeting & texting" during meetings. I thought this was awesome.  Especially since my main goal during most council meetings is to tweet something so hilariously inapprop that Omar or Murph will visibly shake with laughter and embarrass themselves. That's a really stand up reason to be involved in local politics, right?


Let's see, after that, a discussion regarding a code of conduct vs. a code of ethics was brought up at which point Solomon (our most dapper councilman) flippantly  brought up a dress code. Which of course I had to comment on...


"You heard it here first- Mark Solomon agrees we need a dress code! First rule of business: no seersucker! Second?#RichardsonCityCouncil"


Then we went back to the use of "cellular devices" during meetings, this time with Macy bringing it up. At which point I figured...


"No cell phones? Might as well just make hair a requirement. :)#RichardsonCityCouncil"


But then Macy goes on to request that all pagers and beepers (which I guess perhaps in his time were two different things, I was 4 when they quit making them so I'm not sure) also be banned during council meetings. 


And you know what Richardson, I think he got his wish.  Don't say the Mace never did anything for this city.  After his reign in Place 5, I think it is safe to say all beeper, pagers, buzzers, and clickers were successfully eradicated from the council chambers. Good on you, Bob.


Ummm, what else? Oh yeah, I think I figured out who Maggie May is, based on wardrobe alone...
This is that Thatcher guy, right?

Friday, August 27, 2010

I miss blogging.

Because since I'm not blogging, I'm not paying attention.*

So what's going on?



*by "not paying attention" I mean smoking lots of K2, btw.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Aw, look, I made a funny.

Poor Kat, regretting out friendship I'm sure...

Have I mentioned lately how much I don't like Petey Sessions?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I want to make something very clear....

Laura Maczka is someone I have a lot of respect for, and in my opinion, will be a councilwoman one day.

She is an ACTIVELY involved citizen who is raising a family and doing wonderful things for this community and beyond everyday.

And as for the picture below, sorry but is there a woman out there who hasn't had that happen?  You go to pose for a picture (1ft away from your husband even, in this case) and someone who's probably your good friend and perhaps has had a bit to drink kinda gooses ya.  It happens.  It's awkward (more so for him).  But none of the blame should fall on her.

My point in posting these pictures was that Larry Zacharias was in the wrong.  After looking through a long thread of photos it seemed like he was really living it up and in my opinion some of the shots were questionable.  I do not believe that Laura looked compromised whatsoever and it bothers me (in an angry feminist sorta way) that she's taking any of the heat in the comments.

Like I said, she will more than likely be a Richardson councilwoman someday, and as these pictures prove, it's about time we got some estrogen back in authority.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Leadership Richardson 25th Anniversary Event

Oh, the joys of facebook.

Ok, so here's what we're gonna do.  I'm gonna post a series of pictures that showed up in my facebook feed and you're gonna tell me the one thing that they all have in common.


First person to guess correctly gets a free bottle of Horny Goat Weed, from one of 
RICHARDSON'S FINEST 7-11's.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

OOOOMMMMMGGGGOOOOOSH!

THIS IS SO HARD TO WATCH BUT STILL AWESOME ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
Why doesn't Richardson have more creative/entertaining/hilarious residents? 
...makes me wanna find 'yo gram-mama drive a train'...
Thanks Sarah, that's the best laugh I've had all day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Completely Inapprop, Prez

not safe for work, or innocent little children ears.
It's from one of his audio books. :)
....and yes, you're right Fuzzy's, by posting this audio I have proven to be a total decency hypocrite, I'll admit it.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop....meh.

Would you believe I was actually proud of myself for not "getting" the dirty joke surrounding 'Fuzzy's Tacos' at first. Turns out I'm not as much of a 6th grade boy as I thought I was.The food was good but the wait was long and the feminist in me felt like I should have stormed out rather than wait in the 30-minute long line....especially once I started reading all of their wall decor...
Yeah, we get it. Your tacos are good but not good enough to stand on their own without an underlying oral sex references. Classy.

I'm not going lie, part of my disappointment certainly came from the fact that the building where I was now standing use to be the old Braums- a place I had been to a thousand time as a little girl. And now this structure that still held so many wonderful memories of my childhood was centered around tasteless humor and mediocre tacos.

I will give them this though, at least there were no half naked waitresses. yet. Maybe that should count for something.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

When you think of Richardson....

what's the first thing that comes to mind? In one word?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Cottonwood Art Festival

...was awesome, as always, but this time with less rain and more sun!We excavated... Created....Ate... Laughed... and crashed...A very good Sunday if you ask me!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Proof

...that my story was true.

Who is this guy?

Because they could be twins, right?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

From the Richardson Coalition*.....

Recently, here at the Richardson Coalition*, we have been taking some heat because not only do we insist on butting our noses into the city council and bond elections, but we are now making school board recommendations as well.

Obviously people are just upset because they realize what a phenomenal ability our board has for recommendations. And you know what? We don't blame the residents one bit for being up in arms. You guys are completely right! How dare we greedily confine all of our wonderful opinions just to these local city elections when obviously what the people want, no, dare I say need, is more of our brilliant recommendations! After all, how can we expect you to get out of bed in the morning and live a full and productive life if we have not yet told you that the blue tie is obviously the clear choice here. 'Blue Tie, receiver of the RC stamp of recommendation.'

And because we understand that you, the poor, average, Richardson resident, must above all other things eat at least 3 to 4 times a day, what better place to begin our projectile opinionating than at some of our city's fine, local eateries? And after all, everyone likes food, so this can't possibly offend anyone, right?

This month we will focus our recommendation solely on the flourishing 'Indistani' fare that Richardson has to offer. So, let's begin...

Afrah on Beltline, just East of 75: After having not 2, but 3 serving of Afrah's famous Beef Shawarma, which in hindsight might not have been the best idea, the other board members and I had massive bouts of diarrhea that looked more like gravy watered down with curdled milk and was precisely 105.2 degrees fahrenheit. Our gas smelled like nothing any of us had ever smelled before- not strongly pungent, but a weird kind of smell ('kind of like turmeric' a few members added). After a lot of debate and discussion Afrah has received the Coalition's 'NOT recommended' vote, due to it's lack of membership in the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.

Mumtaz on West Campbell Road: How can you go wrong with Shepherd's pie? This wonderful beef dish was obviously prepared with some of the finest and fleshes herbs around, so the Coalition in no way holds Mumtaz responsible for what happened in the parking lot after our meal. However, it should be noted that if you are not a fan of cream of mushroom soup going down you will certainly have too refined a pallet for it when it is coming up as well. Seriously folks, old 'up Chuck' didn't get his nickname by accident. You would have thought he'd been housing a pet tape worm in his upper intestine for the past decade and that the fat bloated little monster finally got sick and tired of the country club life and broke free all over the side of his Lexus. No kidding, the vomit just kept cascading down his windows in thick, creamy sheets. A few parking lot patrons, concerned by the velocity with which the bile was exiting Chuck's frail ginger frame, retrieved their cell phones as Chuck's vomit ricochetting off his car door, even acted as though they were going to call for help until they realized who this real life Linda Blair was. After a not-quite-unanimous vote, the Coalition has decided that Mumtaz will receive our smiley face of "Recommended" approval, while the Shepherd's Pie gets a "not NOT recommended, but not RECOMMENDED either," and finally, for the unhelpful douchebag's in the parking lot who made us pay for their dry cleaning, we UNANIMOUSLY decided you deserve a "NOT recommended" frowny face. jerks.

And lastly, after hearing from our dear friend and member, Mrs.Martha Ritter**, who after years of being told to pull a something out of her somewhere was able to forgo a dreaded upcoming trip to the gastroenterologist simply by sampling Ali Baba's curd rice dish, we at the Coalition just had to try their acclaimed cuisine! Some might say, 'Oh, c'mon! You're just bunch of old, white, culinarily sheltered sissies! There's no way your bowels will be able to handle anything on Ali Baba's menu!' And to you sir, I would say, 'yes, two weeks ago that might have been true, but now my good friend, after lining my upper and lower GI tract with more curry than you can shake a tawa at, I am up for any Indistani challenge!' And so, the first course arrives. Our board began with an order of Kanchipuram Idly, and even with the recent nut aversion most of us had suffered after our 'blow out' (pun intended) at Afrah, I must say, we all enjoyed this dish immensely! I did, however, hear a faint gurgling from across the room and as I looked up to see where it was coming from I noticed both Ken and John unbuckling their belts and squirming uncomfortably in their seats. Not long after Ken took an 'Urgent Phone Call' in the bathroom, and John was forced to change his slacks after 'accidentally' soiling them with some clumsily handled hummus. Luckily, after our last dinner Charles had gotten in the habit of keeping a spare change of clothes in his freshly detailed car, which he was able to lend poop poor John. That's when it hit me. There was so much pressure on my diaphragm that I was having trouble breathing. At the same time, the downward pressure was building. At first I thought it was only gas, which could have been passed in batches right at the table without too much concern. I was wrong. And evidently everyone else at the table was also feeling similar discomforts. Before we knew it, our subtle squirms had morphed into a mad group dash to the restrooms. Ladies to the left, gentleman to the right. Bless the precious souls at the Richardson Health Department for refusing to issue a license before each restroom had a minimum of 10 separate stalls. Man, did they have their customer to spices ratio right! As our bodies got repeatedly cleaned out in waves of what we've now loving call 'The Ritter Reaming' we were able to do some really great team building. Our time spent in the Ali Baba restroom was more valuable than all of the ropes courses and trust fall seminars we've attended put together! We really got to know one another in there-the good, the bad, and certainly, the ugly. We talked about the council members and school board candidates we liked, and debated their experience in the city versus their real world accomplishments. I think you'll all be surprised by our next Voter's Guild. It will probably be one of the most well thought out evaluations so far. After a solid half hour in the john with John, all of us slowly and awkwardly made our way back to the table...our entrees had grown cold. The wait staff at Ali Baba was so accommodating though, and as if they had dealt with this very situation numerous times before, they seamlessly took our food back to the kitchen and reheated it, no questions asked. The night wore on, the baklava flowed and all of us left that little slice of Mediterranean heaven as a member of a much closer coalition than we had ever been before. Which is why, we, The Richardson Coalition* UNANIMOUSLY give Ali Baba's off of US-75/Central Expressway our highest vote of RECOMMENDATION thus far! ....well, aside from Luby's that is.





*maybe not totally the Coalition so much.

**oh, did I say Marth Ritter? I meant NOT Martha Ritter, whoops.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Awwwwwww SNAP!

busted.

But David, don't ya know....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This is what happens when you hang out with 15-year-olds.....

they talk you into getting barefoot in the mud. And you oblige because the 15-year-old in you still wants to be cool.More pictures from Tree The Town here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tweeting last night's 'Just Say 'No' To The Bond' meeting...

Two words: Geep Funderbunk (@ Richardson Civic Center) http://4sq.com/cMK88P

@ The bond meeting. And somebody just farted in here. Loud. #sirthatwasnotyourchair

Good site to know: texasbondreviewboard.com

Richardson is $358 million in debt.

State average for city debt is $4k per person. Richardson is at 11k+ per citizen.

Bill Keffler (Richardson City Manager) makes more than Rick Perry and Nancy Pelosi.

Who's here? Cheryl "Miller Time" Miller, Jim Shepherd, Andrew, David, Bache-Wiig, Nathan, Cheri, McCalpin, Jim and all the other regulars.

The Fred Hill talk begins...

75% of the budget goes to 'Personal Services' rather than 'Personnel'....yes, she did suggest what those might be. #callgirls

A self-proclaimed "filthy, stinking capitalist" is up next....

Ha! Jason Moore just called Mac, 'Mac Daddy!'

Why do men named Richard still go by 'Dick?' Don't the know by now.....

Someone just called the Eisemann Center 'Chuck's Place!' #love

"why do we have cities owning golf courses?" #golfcoursereform

Turns out Mac's gonna die soon....and we as a community MUST buy him a waterpark.

This is what happens when @Jennyd86 abandons her post. (as the keeper of the name tags)


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All in all I thought this was a very informative meeting, and it did not strike me at a 'Down with the Bond!' rally. Good, logical reasons were laid out for why you should vote this bond down, but ultimately, my mind was not changed. I will still be voting in favor of Prop.3 and against all of the others.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

From Noel Saldivar, President of the Fire Fighters Association

Citizens of Richardson,

Thanks for your consideration and support of Proposition 3 in the upcoming bond election. The Richardson Fire Department is without a doubt, one of the most talented collections of emergency responders in the State of Texas and continues to look for ways to advance our service. The citizens of Richardson have always been very supportive of the fire department and our needs in the way of equipment and facilities and the members of the Richardson Firefighters Association Local 1954 are very appreciative.

Responding to emergencies has always been the job of firefighters in the City of Richardson since the volunteer firefighter days of 1926, but the game has changed in a post 9/11 world. In addition to fire and medical calls, we also specialize in high angle rescue, trench rescue, hazardous material responses, and all fire apparatus' also have advanced life support capabilities as well. Training and emergency preparedness is at the core of our existence and you deserve to continue having well trained, professional firefighters responding to your emergency needs. The only way to keep up with the demands of this profession is to have the best equipment, which we have, and a “state of the art” training facility, which we desperately need.

Budgets are tight all around the country and every one of us feels the pinch, but emergency services are one area that cannot afford to do without. While I know you’ll review all propositions of this upcoming bond election, as you should, I ask that you consider each item carefully and give it due process.

In closing, I personally feel each proposition up for vote serves a valuable purpose in the City of Richardson with its aging landscape and infrastructure but it’s your job to decide what’s important to you. The men and women of the Richardson Firefighters Association Local 1954 would like to ask for your support in the upcoming bond election. We’re asking for your vote of YES! Thanks for your time and continued support.


Best Regards,

Noel Saldivar, President

RFFA Local 1954

noel@firehousemail.com

Some people spend their Saturday's lounging around the house....

but not Abrahm and I. Instead, we go on Sex Offender Scavenger Hunts!

I got this app for my iPhone a few weeks back which is creatively named, you guessed it, "Sex Offenders." The way it works is it uses your current location and shows you all of the registered sex offenders within a one mile radius.

Here's what mine looked like:


Since the kids and I frequently walk all around this neighborhood I decided I better put a house with a registry and so Abe and I drove by a few. The two that shocked me the most were the ones right by Cottonwood park. Isn't there some sort of law against living by where kids congregate?!?!?!

Anyway, I made a list of all my "Do not accept candy from that man" neighbors....

BAILEY,KEAVEN DEAN – 400 Dublin Dr.
http://tinyurl.com/y3bndzq

DAVIS,ROBERT – 1223 Delmont Dr.
http://tinyurl.com/y2aftjj

***CARBAJAL,BERNARD JOSEPH – Cliffside Dr.
http://tinyurl.com/y4thn3z

FARRIS,STEVEN MAC – 203 S. Weatherred Dr.
http://tinyurl.com/y67nnx3

HILL,CLAUDE N. – 914 S. Weatherred Dr.
http://tinyurl.com/y24pcg3

***Bernie's by far the sickest out of the bunch, though. He assaulted a 4-year-old. I swear, if that was my child he'd be registered at Restland....rather than here:

2010 Conference on Public Education

You Are Invited to....

The 2010 Conference on Public Education

Come to this important conference and arm yourself with the facts and make a difference in our schools!

Hosted by Golden Corridor Republican Women

Topics Covered:
* Preserving Our Heritage in School Textbooks
* Putting More Money into the Classroom
* Reducing Wasteful School Spending
* Protecting Free Speech & Religious Freedoms
* Forming an Effective Parent Group
* Keeping Local Control & Stopping Nationalization
*Becoming a School Board Trustee
* Communicating More Effectively With School Officials
* Obtaining More Information from Your School District


Meet School Board Candidates
Be Informed Before You Vote
All Area School Board Candidates Have Been Invited

Saturday, April 24, 2010 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Bellas, 2701 Custer Parkway, Richardson, TX
Map HERE

Featuring These Texas Education Experts:
Jonathan Saenz, Liberty Institute
Peyton Wolcott, Founder, National Grassroots School Check Register Movement
Don McLeroy, Texas State Board of Education, District 9
Hiram Sasser, Liberty Institute
Cynthia Dunbar, State Board of Education, District 10
MerryLynn Gerstenschlager, VP of Texas Eagle Forum
Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans
Steve Navarre, Conservative Hispanic Society
Brenda Rizos, Parent Activist

The cost is $20 per person, which includes a delicious lunch. Sign-in begins at 8:15 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. & ends at 3:00 p.m.


Send $20 checks payable to “GCRW PAC”:
Joline Tate, 209 Pebblecreek Drive, Garland, TX 75040

Payment must be received before April 19, 2010 to count lunches needed

For more information & RSVP: jolinetate@aol.com or 972-495-3299

Click here to download sign-up sheet
Or
You May Register Online by April 19th at www.gcrw.org
There is a $2 online processing fee.

Important School Board Election Dates:
First Day of Early Voting - April 26, 2010
Last Day of Early Voting - May 4, 2010
Election Day - May 8, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My favorite fake tea party sign....

'cause, yeah.

Or David, I could just make one like this...

These signs are now lining my 'hood.....

(that's Macy-talk for subdivision) thanks to a few of my good neighborsI would really like to have one, but the don't make a 'VOTE NO...on all but PROP 3' version.

Bob Macy's now on Facebook.....

how 'fresh.'
You should all request him.....that is, unless you are a fourteen-year-old girl....because between his profile picture and that, people would start to talk.

You don't see this everyday...


Tuesday afternoon there was a wreck at the intersection of Waterview and Beltline and I'm not sure what flew off the car and cut the stoplight wire, but it looked pretty insane just dangling and bobbing around there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You don't have to listen to me...




but at the very least please listen to my over tanned, over bleached, and underfed little friend here, and get out and....



*the latter is not to be viewed as a threat by the owner of this blog or the city of Richardson and should not be taken too seriously, but rather, as an inevitable fact-because at some point, well, ya know.

This made me laugh....

I'm throwing a 'Rock Star' themed birthday party for my soon to be 4-year-old and because i'm not hip on much of the new lingo I decided to check Urban Dictionary (a nationwide website) for some tips. When I typed in 'Rock Star,' this is what pooped up, among a few other entries...
I dunno if this makes me want to vote FOR Van Taylor or AGAINST him (since he goes to work after partying all night???) but thankfully, I won't have to make that tough call seeing as I'm not in his District.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I just might have to buy tickets to see this.....

In Honor Of My Three Beautiful Little Deductions.....



Man, maybe I should just stay home and make babies for a living. I make some pretty good ones if I do say so myself. And aside for the whole Vaseline incident, I think I'm quite alright at it.

Every year I put my taxes off until the very last minute....


because some years I have to pay. But not this year, baby!

I'm getting back the largest chunk of socialist cash I have ever seen....so I would just like to say a big thank you to all of you Canyon Creek-er's who made this possible. I promise not to spend all of your tax money on elote.

Well, wait. Perhaps 'promise' is too strong of a word....