Friday, November 14, 2008

The New James Bond Movie Quantum of Solace

Anyone seen Quantum of Solace? I thought it was pretty good, but not quite as good as Casino Royale. My favorite James Bond has always been Sean Connery, but I think Daniel Craig is already my second favorite. He seems to have a natural tough guy image and his pretty blue eyes are a plus. Before I saw him in the movie, I thought of well he'll only be in a couple, but I have a feeling he will make several. Anyone have an opinion on him or the movie?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Any favorites?

Would any of you mind sharing your thoughts about your favorite classes and instructors. This is my first semester and I would like to have some input into which classes you have found enjoyable. I am registered for Culture, Health, and Power and Stress and You. Anyone have input into either of those. I did receive some input on one of the instructors, so I thought maybe I could gain more insight into other classes too.
Also, I am interested in taking some management classes. Is it hard to get approval for classes when it is not your primary major?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am basking in delight and I wanna just drive!

I don't know about you, but I love that I can go to Evansville or Paducah and back and not spend more on fuel than I do on my purchases. I filled up my Escalade for $38.34 today. It was $1.87 a gallon. How long do you think it will last? I don't me to be skeptical, but I thought it was all political, and assumed right after the election it would rise.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Search Engines

I am so naive about the internet and the capabilities. I have learned so much in my Internet/American life class. I found out several search engines exist and one of them is called Ms. Dewy. She has an attitude problem. If you sit and wait, and don't enter a search just listen to her and watch her expressions. I still prefer Yahoo and Google, but she is funny. O also enjoy the Kartoo search engine, it is very visual. The larger the bubble the more significant the site is to your search.

Sissy, Some People Nerve Me UP

Is Feeeewwwwh a word? If it is, that's how i feel. The last two weeks have been agonizing for me because of two of my staff members. We have just now, after 10 years of talking, gone to order entry and billing. I have a staff member who depends on one of her coworkers for everything and since she too is freaked out about the billing, the other has had sleepless nights, cold sweats, nausea, and diarrhea. Honestly, I would say she is a little worked up. I have constantly reassured them by going over and over the process. I have made procedural templates, they have my cell number, they have IT's cell numbers. The problem exists because they both keep saying I am not going to get it, I am not good with computers. The problem is their attitude, and I really believe if you think you cannot do something, you will struggle. I have one employee who is 65 annd somewhat resistant to change, and she learned it in two hours.
I remember the first couple weeks when I had to log on to the blackboard, I thought I would never get comfortable, but I did. As I think back, I was never stressed to the point of phenergan and immodium.
Now, I understand what my dad meant, when he said, Sissy some people Just Nerve Me UP! I am signed up for the class, Stress and You and I am needing it about now. lol

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Any IT people out there, my submit button is gone.

Has anyone ever accidently done something to their computer that would delete the submit button on their on-line classes. I can get into my classes and I can fill out the reply, but my submit button is gone. The last thing I see on my screen is a save files prompt. I can log on to blackboard type the work, but I have no way to submit.
I noticed the left side of my computer that displays my classes is lighter too. Anyone know if I could have caused this? My computer is only 4 months old.
I guess I will check the site out when I get to work tomorrow. I tried to email my instructor, but again I can not send her my message.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a difference a couple of months can make

What are you thoughts on the stock market? Do you think it will continue to drop as we go into the election month? I don't know about you, but this is kind of a scary thing, not scary enough to cancel my vacation with my mom.
We flew to St. Petersburg, Florida and even with the Rays doing well, Baywalk seemed bare. The only happening place seemed to be Fergs, a sportsbar next to Tropicana. The malls were having sales, but the crowds seemed scant, restaurants didn't have waiting lines. as I walked on the beach I noticed the pigeons even appeared skinny. Even with all of the worrisome sights, the best part of my trip was when the guy at the toll bridge said mom and I looked like movie stars in our convertible. I guess toll booth guys need tips too. We did kinda feel like Thelma and Louise, but as luck would have it, there were no Brad Pitts in sight.
I don't normally pay attention to the news, but even while I was there, I still tried to catch the market value at the end of the day. Can anyone relate? Do you think I am giving it too much thought if I have to work another 20 years?