National Consumer Protection Week - 7 Days, 7 Tips, 1 Smart Consumer
- The first 120 miles were no problem, as I drive to Chicago often. The trip did lag through most of Illinois, though. Even driving through cities like Champaign and Matoon... you aren't driving through them as much as you are driving around them. I did make it all the way through Illinois and into Missouri before I needed to fill the gas tank, though.
- All along, I had considered breaking up the drive and relaxing at a casino along the way, though I just figured I would do it in Tunica, MS, which would be just a short bit out of the way. As I am driving through the bottom part of Missouri, though, I see a sign for the Lady Luck Casino in Carruthersville. The sign looked like it was .5 miles off the freeway, but was in reality 5 miles. But since I had gotten off the freeway, I figured I would continue on. It was a riverboat on the Mississippi River, and a couple of hands of blackjack and a couple rolls of dice later, I was ahead $30 and decided to take my profit and hit the road.
- I arrived in Memphis, TN and my planned dinner stop at Neely's Interstate BBQ around 6:00 PM. As stated on my pre-trip blog, I had seen this place on the Travel Channel's Barbecue Paradise, and wanted to try the BBQ spaghetti. Since I hadn't bothered to stop for a proper lunch, I ordered the sampler platter that had pork ribs, beef ribs, brisket, pulled pork and a hot link. It also came with a side of the BBQ spaghetti. Unfortunately, the spaghetti was nothing to write home about. The pasta was the consistency of Spaghetti-Os and was overrun with the BBQ sauce. The meat, however, was a highlight, especially that hot link (in which both the waitress and cashier refused to disclose who makes it or how I could buy some).
- Having previously stopped at a casino, I decided to bypass Tunica on the trip down and ended at the very comfortable Motel 6 in Grenada. This used to be an EconoLodge, but the property seemed to be quite new and it was a very nice room for $35.
According to statistics, at least fifty percent of individuals will divorce within their lifetime. A great many of those individuals have children. Between the custody, who decides what, education, child rearing, doctor’s appointments, we think little about the future.
One day, whether it is by fate or choice, our children will leave the nest. After 18 or more years of hard labor, life as we know it will change. A great percentage of us will be single upon their departure. Very few are prepared, yet, with a little tough love on oneself, we can be more adjusted than less.
Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin Hosts Annual Evening of Impact on March 20th
Easter Seals Evening of Impact is an annual event to celebrate our accomplishments with our outstanding community supporters who have made a significant on Easter Seals in 2011. This year, Easter Seals Evening of Impact will be held on March 20th at the Radisson Hotel West.
Mike Nichols’ “In My Opinion” column published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (“Student drownings are sinister enough,” March 9) quoted a sociology professor as saying, “People don’t want to see their own behavior as something that puts them at risk.”
Especially when you live in Wisconsin and the behavior in question is related to drinking.
Looking for a new pup?
Meet Hadley, a 2-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever!
Hadley came to us from another shelter, and she was in pretty bad shape. Her mouth was causing her terrible pain, and an x-ray revealed that there was a BB stuck in Hadley's jaw. She had been SHOT!
When we lived in West Allis, we noticed that a lot of times ordinances were not inforced, especially if someone "knew someone at City Hall". What was "OK" for one person(s) was not "OK" for another. I am sure this is the same in the community where we now live. Law abiding individuals follow the rules the best they can and others just "get away with" whatever suits them. It can be frustrating from the standpoint of the person or persons who do abide by laws, ordinances, regulations, etc.
However, logic should tell us that there is no way that enforcement can be done all the time and in all instances - it would be impossible and unrealistic.
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has launched a new “virtual re-homing” service for people seeking a new home for their animal. The Pets Seeking People page of the WHS web site features a listing of animals in the Milwaukee area who are in need of new homes. These animals are not in the WHS shelter, but are instead in their current homes until they find new guardians.
“We understand that people are sometimes faced with circumstances in which they can no longer keep their animal, but they prefer to find their companion a new home on their own. We are excited to offer this new free service to them, which also frees up more space in the shelter for animals who don’t already have an advocate,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS.
I was raised Catholic, moved on to Born Again Christian, and eventually settled into a non-denominational type of situation.
Years ago I ceased my weekly visits. No particular reason why, maybe it was the fact I liked to sleep in, have an entire Sunday to myself. I could give you a million and one reasons and/or excuses, yet I won’t. I began to think about my beliefs about heading to a place many called a home away from home.
By Susan Bach
Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
Phishing emails – alleging to be from Verizon, Walmart, Best Buy, Ebay, LinkedIn, the US Post Office, American Express and even the BBB – have filled my inbox this week. What’s a phishing email, you ask?
24-hour adoption event kicks off Saturday morning at Wisconsin Humane Society
- FREE gifts for all adopters
- Kids crafts & scavenger hunt
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua will be shown FREE for families at 7:00 p.m. Saturday
- Puppy Pajama Parade – begins Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. sharp
- Wii/Just Dance Tournament begins at 11:00 p.m.
- Anyone adopting in pajamas 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. receives a 25% adoption discount
- CJ Astro will be hosting DOGA (yoga w/your dog) at 8:00 a.m. Sunday; FREE registration
Some reminders for residents for the 2012 spring yard waste collection:
·Sunday, April 8, through Sunday, April 22
Have I ever mentioned how stupid the local news (aka "Bleeding Heart or Scare People Needlessly Entertainment Program") is?