This week I have passive aggressive notes from children, outlaw cookies, recession sharks, a funny video of my very own cat and more.
- Seeking Goods Made in the USA – This article is about taking a list of items needed for a party to Target and trying to only buy ones made in the USA. Some items had no made in the USA version and they found that the US items cost more. What a surprise ;-) I am constantly on a made locally/made in this country quest (although I don’t tend to shop at chains like Target) and you do spend more. And some items are elusive – I can’t find affordable children’s clothing made in this country. I’ve offset the higher cost by buying less and taking really good care of the items I do buy.
- The Joys of Motherhood – This site, Passive Aggressive Notes, is overall really funny, but the comments are crap. These notes were written by kids who were mad at their parents. “I’m serious!”
- Baked Goods Outlawed at Bake Sales – If you can’t actually bake something for a bake sale and they encourage you to bring Doritos, really, what’s the point?
- Economic Recession Means Fewer Shark Attacks – Ok, this article is over a year old but I still thought it was pertinent. Overall, shark attacks are done because people have less money for beach vacations.
- Chile Earthquake Moved Entire City 10 Feet to the West – This is a headline that just makes you say WOW!
- The Slippery Scope of Creeping Scope – All freelancers deal with this. You nail down the tasks, time and price and then get an email that says something like, “when you’re in there can you also do blah”. But how it’s dealt with really does depend on the client.
My cat meets a printer