ANYWAY - I'm not all crabby but man - looking at that first paragraph I seem crabby again!! Maybe I'm turning into an old man. HEY YOU KIDS GET OFF MY FUCKING LAWN! oops - - did I say that out loud?
Maybe I'm crabby because I have a two day Art Fair this weekend which pretty much blows my weekend. I'm not sure I really appreciate two day Art Fairs as much as I should. Maybe when I retire I'll like them more. I did go to a retirement meeting this week and I now know everything there is about retiring from State Service. 57 is a magic number for age but there is no ultra magic number (like 87) when it comes to age and years of service.
57 is magic because the earliest you can retire is 55 but the penalty is great. However from 55 to 56 the penalty is 5% less and 5% less again up to 57. Once you hit 57 the yearly penalty increases at a much slower rate of 1% a year.
Anyway retiring does not mean sitting at home watching TV. Means looking for a part time job. I'm just retiring from what I've been doing for 23 years.Lately work has been getting in the way of photography.
But then - if I retire I won't see cool things like this at random time.
I have yet to see the Weinermobile in Columbus! Can that not make you smile? . . unless you are a vegetarian and loath wieners! Yea - ever see a Lettucemobile, no, you know why? Because it's a stupid idea! Plus I suspect the first windy day it would be tough to drive. Wieners were created to be aerodynamic.
This is one of the funniest articles I have read concerning our favorite villian Brett the Viking.
One of the most daunting challenges for any family involves what to do when an elderly member begins to slip. It's a sensitive issue, and inevitably every family has to deal with it. The situation needs to be handled with dignity, because that old person you put out to pasture will be you someday.
Magic Appears to Have Run Out for Favre
Football Outsiders is a site that rates team efficiency. They look at every play by every player on the field and if he won or lost the battle on that particular play. After Week #2 Green Bay is ranked as the #2 best team in efficiency in the NFL behind Atlanta. Offense is #4, defense is #11 and special teams is #11
At this point the Packers have a 84.6% chance to make the playoffs, Bears 65.9%, Vikings 11.7%. Packers have a 15.1% chance to WIN the Superbowl, Bears 5.8% chance to win the SB. Minnesota have a 1.5% chance to have the #1 pick in the draft.
At the moment there is a 2.5% chance that Green Bay will play New England in the Super Bowl.
Off to the dentist!