Thursday, June 18, 2009

Advertising gone too far?

I rarely ever watch "The View" but today I turned it on while I was doing some chores.

This ad was a topic of controversy: Calvin Klein Ad

Elizabeth argued that it was inappropriate. How does she explain that billboard to her 4 year old daughter? Joy said it could be used as a learning situation..your opportunity to explain to your child that what is being portrayed in this photo isn't appropriate.

I agree with Elizabeth. When you're at home you can control what your child see's and hears but when you're out in public you have little control over that. At the same time I understand Joy's position on the photo..however, what if you aren't prepared to explain such a thing to your child? What if they aren't of the age where you can really explain it in a way for them to understand?

What's your opinion on the topic?

I'm on a roll!

I started my course last Thursday and have already managed to get through 3/21 lessons! I've also taken 3 of my exams and two of them I made a 100..the other an 80. Am I patting myself on the back. Oh yes, pat, pat, pat! I hope I can finish this certification under 6 months so I can start working and our other plans (which cannot be disclosed just yet!) can come to fruition.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Manic Monday

Where oh where to begin?

I have signed up for an online certification course in Medical Transcription. I actually signed up last Thursday and have already taken my first exam (100!). Right now it's easy but I imagine it will get more difficult once I get into all those medical terms.

Last night I fell asleep and heard the phone ring, my husband came running downstairs and told me something was wrong. My mom was on the phone and informed me that my dad had been rushed to the ER because he had passed out while he was working a case. He was complaining of dizziness and couldn't stand. Thankfully the test have ruled out heart attack but it seems he may be suffering from Vertigo, heat stroke, and low potassium levels. Of course the news took my by surprise and I was in complete shock. I'm 4,000 miles away from my family and feel absolutely helpless. I'm just thankful it's nothing more serious. I hope this is the kick my Dad needs to know it's time to retire and rest. I love my daddy so much. If you are a person that believes in prayer, please say one for him...Thanks.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Picture Game

Jenny over at Our Gifts from God tagged me to play the picture game!

I thought this would be a good way to start my June blogging since I haven't been in much of a mood to post!

Here are the rules of the game: Open up your picture folder, find the 10th picture and then tell the story behind it. Simple!

My picture:

From l to r: my dad, me, my little brother, and my mom. This was taken mid May 2006. We were at the courthouse voting in the local election. My dad is sheriff of Hempstead county so we all went as a family and voted together. My dad won!

I tag April, Jen, Abbie, and Jen!