From the News & Observer:
Bottled water sales have increased about 10 percent a year for a decade, and two years ago they passed sales of coffee, beer and milk in the volume that Americans buy annually, said Gary Hemphill, managing director of Beverage Marketing Corp., a research firm that focuses on the beverage industry.
I saw a bumpersticker that read:
Republicans for Voldemort
Woo-hoo! I finished my taxes and we are getting a bunch of money back from the government. I guess it was our money to begin with, so we really are just getting it back.
TurboTax makes it so easy, especially when transfering info from the previous year, that I was able to do my taxes sitting on the living room coach. Occassionally, I had to get something from my desk, but mostly I just had to find info in Quicken.
Last year we bought iPods. Wonder what we’ll get this year?
As Peter approaches his 8th birthday, he reminded me that he is halfway to driving. Yikes!
Tonight after her shower:
“My legs are wet. Hey, I’m growing hair on my legs. All I have is hair and goosebumps. Hey, get the shaver!”
After 3 months out of work, I started a new job today at a local ad agency. I have actually started on a 4-6 week contract to make sure that it is a good fit (in both directions), but I expect at the end of the contract I will be offered the job.
I am working as an account executive on a hardware account that includes a new consolidation of 5 separate brands. At the beginning, the focus of my assignment is internal project management, rather than client contact. Seems good so far, but it is a new mindset as I devise ways to keep many projects moving along at the same time.
The strangest part of this is that I have been very available for the past 3 months. I have managed to get myself overcommitted and not managed to get the things done I needed to do around the house (and in my life). Now, all of a sudden, I am not available at all, and I still have some things I have to do. I have a couple of consulting projects that I started, and I have to find some time to work on.
Grace was reading Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs today and discovered a new dwarf. His name is Puffy. Aren’t words fun when you learn to read?
If Hootie singing Big Rock Candy Mountain wasn’t creepy enough, they now have people riding “Big Buckin’ Chickens.”
One of the places that I go for coffee and meetings, The Open Eye Cafe, was hit by a car today. A woman in a Volvo apprarently mistook her gas pedal for the brake and crashed through the window. Someone should tell her that they can make all their coffee drinks with decaf.
As I was coming home from buying a couple of bird books (Peter’s cub scout den is going on a bird hike this weekend), I saw the Sky5 news helicopter in the sky heading towards our neighborhood. I shook my fist at it and screamed, “Not again.”
I got out of the car and looked in one direction to see the helicopter. Directly overhead was a red tailed hawk. I don’t know what the helicopter was looking at, maybe the Open Eye Cafe (above), but I’m sure the hawk was looking for food.