Archive for June, 2008

Invited Back for Another Podcast

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Got the email last night from Duane from All American Blogger inviting me back for another podcast interview … LOL guess some folks are gluttons for punishment ;) or maybe Duane is as crazy as I am.  I need to check my schedule for when I can appear versus when he can have me on as a guest, but I am game if y’all think you can stand another round of my Indiana-Texas-Tennessee accent with a dose of “mil-speak” thrown in for good measure.

Previously suggested topics from the spring include:

  • the Fed and the interest rates
  • my strange, unclassifiable political views (it is a political blog, after all)
  • my theory of stagflation being back
  • …???  open to suggestion

So, for those of y’all brave enough to listen to my rantings instead of only reading them: What would you want to hear about?

Work Work Work

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Just another post-and-run for ncsu95 who is busting my chops in the comments about being so quiet LOL  Right now I am on Day #6 of at least 10 days straight of working at the pizza joint.  I talked to the boss man about it yesterday, and he said he had no choice as one of the drivers has been flaking out (not showing) to his scheduled shifts and another person who doubles as driver/insider is on vacation.  For the record, one of the other drivers is pulling six days a week and has been since school let out.

On the bright side, it’s hours and tips for me which equal more money.  On the negative side, I am tired and am doing to much thinking in the Pizza Taxi and very little thinking at all in front of the keyboard.  I just can’t remember what was on my mind the night before once I finally get that first cup of coffee down.

I’m not very confident the boss man will be able to hire another driver, either.  It’s not that he can’t afford it; it’s that I am seeing “Drivers Wanted” signs at ALL the pizza places that deliver in my area.  I also haven’t seen the Ford Explorer that drives for PJ’s lately.  I think we are seeing yet another gas-price-related trend here … a lack of people willing to deliver pizzas.

I’m *REALLY* wondering what pizza place managers/owners will do if/when drivers start refusing to deliver to the notorious NONtippers?  Now that’s an interesting thought … !!

Back from Vacation

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Just a quick post-n-run.  We got back from Florida last night, sunburned and with select souveniers (other than the sunburns).  A few totally random observations:

  • Gas prices are much higher in Florida and Atlanta.
  • Higher gas prices have NOT improved Atlanta’s rush hour traffic.  It is still my least favorite city to drive through, especially when fate decrees you hit it at 5 PM almost exactly.
  • Fewer RVs on the highways from what I saw, which is an improvement in my very opinionated opinion.
  • Lots of Florida and Georgia plates on vehicles in St Augustine (lovely little tourist trap town, we simply must go back again!) which means folks are staying closer to home for their vavcation fun.
  • As a related note, we picked up several Tennessee tourist info brochures on the way back so we can do little day-trips for fun before hubby deploys.

I’ll gather up coherent thoughts in a day or so for an update on hubby and investing (other than his desire to buy lotto tickets).  Right now the dog and cats are oh-so-happy we are home, and making it difficult to do much LOL