Saturday, February 13, 2010
I have two trips I want to take this year. One is to Blogher in New York City and another is to the Buffalo, New York Garden Blogger's Spring Fling, or Buffa10. I'm going to make the Blogher '10, if only because it's half paid for already and because, frankly, I'm not sure I'm going to be up to the physical challenges of a weekend full of garden tours. I'm hoping I can make it anyway, possibly planning on sitting out (hummm that's more literal than you'd think, as I've spent any long "walks" in a wheelchair recently) some of the tours.
Even more than the trips, the reduced budget for new plants is gonna hurt. No matter what kinds of sales the garden centers are running this year, I may just have to stay away. Cold turkey. No retail therapy. This is gonna be tough.
Unfortunately, there is still the computer. And it has a siren's call that is hard to resist, seeing as how I'm kinda, well.... on the computer a lot.
Add to that... this July 1st is our 10th wedding anniversary. I would like to give 'Pup a nice present. He's hinted...well.. no. He's SAID that he really wants a portable TV. We used to have a couple of TVs we used for trips and as an addition to the hurricane supplies, but when the "digital revolution" hit.. they were turned into clunky radios.
So. Do I spend the $100 or so to get him the TV, or do I stash it for one of my trips?
Friday, February 12, 2010
What do you THINK?
According to "Save the Boys," the traditional Chinese method of 'caged breeding' raises a child like a little emperor and doesn't encourage independence. Furthermore, “the frequent absence of a father figure and the overprotection of the mother is another factor that makes Chinese boys more feminine.”
Add in China's lack of male educators and the book has a strong argument: Chinese boys are developing in a predominately female environment.