Begging......This weekís Star has a
large ad for the new Hobby Lobby opening on Hwy 59 close to
Rosenberg. The ad has a 40 percent off coupon for any one
item. The coupon can be used at any Hobby Lobby in Fort Bend
or Houston and it is coded so the Star gets credit for it.
So please, please use your coupon.
Consider it payment in full for you free subscription to the
Star. Ha Ha!
Birthdays should be passe after 50 .....Every
year about this time I get real maudlin. You see, my
birthday is on Easter Sunday and I hate this growing old. I
was going along feeling just real happy late last week when
as I was chatting with my brother, Vance, in Tennessee, He
had to remind me my birthday was real soon.
He claims I was born on Easter Sunday.
Since Easter changes every year, I only remember one other
time when my birthday was on Easter Sunday. But he claims
that I was born on Easter Sunday, and he knows this because
my mother told him so.
I was sure there is something on the
internet that allows you to find out what day any date in
history is and what holiday. Because Iíve been accused of
having a Messiah complex before, I looked up my birthday on
the internet at ďThe day you were born Calculator.Ē Itís at
www.onlineconversion.com. I wanted to find out if my birth
date was really on Easter Sunday. My brother has a good
memory but Iím afraid he was either pulling my leg or my
Mother told him a big whopper to excuse one of my
transgressions. I was born on a Wednesday. I donít think by
any stretch of the imagination would that be considered
However, Iím not telling him. If he
prefers to believe I am holy, I am not going to dissuade him
at this point in life.
And on the same note.....Hasnít the
internet changed our lives? I never have to look up the
spelling of a word any more. Well, I never really looked up
the spelling of a word, I simply hollered to Millie, or
Jean, or sometimes Ann, ďHow do you spell so and so?Ē Now I
just go to Dictionary.com and type in how I think the word
is spelled. Not only is there a dictionary, but there is a
thesaurus as well.
And telephone books? I usually Google the
name of a business and get the telephone number. It doesnít
work so well for individuals because the companies that do
that online want to sell me all the background information
on the person I am hunting. I donít want their arrests and
marriages; I only want their telephone number.
And along the same line.....We were
looking for pictures of Ann Smith, the lady whose house blew
up, because of the ďGreat Balls of FireĒ roast the Sugar
Land Cultural Arts is having for her. (Itís 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 12 at the Safari. For tickets,
call 281-898-4518 or at sharon@SLCAF.org) I realized that we
no longer have pictures we can comb through. All of our
pictures are now digital and stored on our computers until
we either run out of memory and some mishap occurs with our
hard drive. We no longer have a hard copy developed. Future
generations will not have pictures they can paste in
scrapbooks unless we start having our pictures developed
Linda Hancock and I went through two
boxes of old Star pictures. We found a lot of archivable
photos. I have four more boxes to go through. Any volunteers
to look for historical Fort Bend photos?
Finally....Just this week I got my
office straightened after our move two months ago. I donít
have all my little newspaper figurines on my shelves yet,
but all the pictures are hung. I finally gave up on my mean
son having the time to do this so I (naturally) went to the
Star classifieds and hired a ďhandyman,Ē Tom Noser to come
to my aid. It was worth it! No more nagging. No more
whining. No more dirty looks.
Personal friends should come by my office
soon (like this week) to see it before it gets messed up.
I bought new desks for many of the
employees when we moved, but I painted one of our old, old
desks that weíve had for about 20 years for myself. My
office is so small and the desk I painted is small. You
canít buy small desks anymore, at least not for adults.
Anyway, I painted the desk bright red.
What a mess. I realized after I had made an investment in
paint, paint thinner, brushes, sponges, etc. that this was a
job I didnít really want. It would have been better if I had
just purchased a desk.
I had to give that sucker four coats of
paint and wait at least three days between each coat with a
fan blowing on it.
Now Iíve never been a good painter. I get
more paint on myself than the piece Iím painting. My
painting always reminds me of a Lucy and Ethyl skit. I just
know before I start that I am going to put my foot in the
bucket of paint.
Then I discovered after I got the darn
thing painted that I would have to special order new
hardware because the old drawer pulls were about 1/8th an
inch off. Thatís not going to happen. Iím already tired of
the project and hate the desk.
A reminder.....Remember in the FBISD
school board election that you can vote for each of the
positions up for election, not matter where you live.
Candidates just have to live on one side of the power line
or another. Itís quiet because of Easter, but Iím sure we
will see some real politicking in the next two weeks. Voting
is May 12. You are going to vote, arenít you?