Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Loot Crate

My daughter had asked for one of these some time ago. I'd told her no, I didn't really want a subscription for stuff.  The money, the stuff, we didn't need it.  For some reason, though, last month I decided I wanted to see what would come.  There are many companies doing something similar, so I may try one of those at a later date.  For now, though, I got one of these.  I actually got the Villains crate from July.  My daughter claimed the Dead Pool socks and Harley-Quinn poster.  I gave my son the Joki shirt and Joker poster.  I kept "the rest", which included a Darth Vader key chain and the Guardians of the Galaxy comic.

Both of my kids like what they got out of the box.  All in all, a very cool box of "stuff".   I look forward to what comes out next month.  If you're interested in checking it out, I'd appreciate it if you started with my referral link: http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/8665855

Monday, July 28, 2014

@SpringDogs2 Dive Meet #firsttime #proudofmydaughter

My daughter started diving in April, took 2 months off, then came back. She finished the month with a 2nd place ribbon in her first ever dive meet this past Sunday.  I'm very proud of her getting out there and trying.  The rest of the divers did very well too and should also be pleased with their results.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday #Fitness #health #diving

I'm headed to the doctor's office today.  After the Peachtree and the pain in the side of my leg, I figured it was time to get checked.  I haven't pushed myself since then, though I have been walking.  I did notice, though, that even though I haven't pushed my legs are still feeling it.  I'm hoping to find out that I just need physical therapy.  I suspect that I'll end up with an x-ray.  Beyond that is pure speculation.

My daughter has her first springboard dive meet in the morning.  She's very nervous and excited all at once.  Join me in wishing her the best of luck.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday #elections #vote

I've been debating with myself what statement (if any) I would make about Tuesday's elections.  I took the day and worked the polls again, though with a different precinct from May.  Tuesday's precinct has approximately 1100 registered voters in it.  From what my poll co-workers told me, approximately 85 voters came in for the May primary.  We had around 45 voters come by on Tuesday.  That tells me that most voters are willing to let someone else speak for them, regardless of what's said.  I know that many precincts had better turn out than we did, but turn out in general was only around 10% state wide.

It's a sad state to hear so many complain about how things are being done, yet so few do anything about it.  They may be vocal, but they're ineffective if they don't actually follow through. 

If you follow the AJC at all, there was an article yesterday that mentions that of Tuesday's republican voters, 85000 of them didn't bother to vote for the school superintendant.  It may be that those who didn't vote are adults who have no children and thus have no desire to affect current education.  If that's the case, then you can't complain about those kids graduating without skills they need to have.  Education of our kids ultimately affects EVERYONE.  Those are the kids that you'll find running your banks and are the next politicians you'll feel the need to dis.  There's so much more of a big picture than just whether or not you have kids in the system.

I can only hope that there will be a significantly bigger turn out for the November election.  Whether or not I agree with your political stance, or vice versa, I'd rather see you make the effort to effect a change in the system and there NEEDS to be change.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This week's #birds #BirdWatching

Eastern Towhee

Downy Woodpecker

Brown Thrasher