Friday, August 17, 2018

Random Tid Bits

  1. It turns out that the poor new guy at work barely has any hours, so he doesn't really have a lunch. That's why he eats at his desk. Here I thought he didn't like us. At least now I know. I was making up scenarios to text Travis like, "He must have to eat, while he watched YouTube videos." All falsehoods. 

  2. I'm back to school along with my boys. It's been busy. On top of what I typically do, I was trained to get the coding off the PCs, for the hand punch that the students clock in and out with. It's kind of a hassle, but good for financial aid to get the last date of attendance if they drop out. Otherwise I just take my own attendance. 

  3. I walked into the break room, and there was my sister's family starring at me from the front page of our newspaper. It was an article about Trisomy 18, and how kids with it are living longer. I'll connect a link to the online ver. once they have it. Right now you have to pay to read it.


  4. Nebraska had an execution a few days ago. I just always worry about someone being put to death that's innocent. This guy was guilty, he said so, but it was for a crime he committed in the early 80s. Our wonderful (note sarcasm) Governor got a cocktail of drugs for it. Together they had never been used. It took the guy longer than 20 minutes to die. That's been weighing on my mind. Mica wants to research anything he hears about. He was researching electric chairs on his last day off, while we were at work. I'd hate to know the bad things he was reading, but he's old enough to know when enough is enough. He understood my point about how some people may have been put to death that were guilty by the court of law, but innocent in reality. 

  5. Mica's also super into learning about wars. Every war that is brought up, he reads about. The latest is WWII. We went to the library to use one of the boy's summer reading coupons. They could get a used book for free. What did Mica pick out? A book on Nazis. Trust me he's against them. He's just interested in all things WWII. I didn't think about it, except for later... What did the librarian think when he used his coupon for a Nazi book? What war do you know the most about?

7 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I worry about innocents put to death as well, but if one admits to a killing and there is no question of one's guilt, I am all for the death penalty. And, it pisses me off that if this guy was guilty, why wasn't the sentence carried out much sooner?

That is so awesome about your sister's family being on the front page!

mail4rosey said...

My son is reading a book series right now (I Survived) about historical events, and one was the same topic. He was engrossed! I am trying to find amazing books for one of my classrooms. I have over 150 books in the room, but some of the kids still can't find one they like (so I'll keep searching!). For those kids who say they hate reading, I tell them they just haven't found the right book yet!

I'm sorry to hear about the execution taking so long. I understand both sides of the execution argument.

mail4rosey said...

I forgot to say I think it's so cool that article about your nephew was in the paper!!! Little cutie. :)

alissa apel said...

@Theresa it usually takes so long to follow through with the death penalty because of all the appeals. By then it's not cheaper for anyone. They may as well stay in prison for the rest of their life.

Harry Flashman said...

If somebody killed one of my family, I would hope they let him out so I could get hold of him.

I know the most about the war in Lebanon, but it wasn't called a war, it was a "peace keeping mission." Didn't keep us from losing 256 men. Nobody remembers it now but the people who were there and the families who lost someone.

I have maybe 2000 books here at the house, most are military history, left over from my professional library when I was a Marine Corps officer. Email me a mailing address, Alissa, and I will send Mica some history books about the military he can keep.

my email is philipnolan1953@gmail.com.

If you want me to mail you some, I'd be glad to. You don't need to give me your home address, any delivery address will do.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pierce is also fascinated with WW2. He read Unbroken this summer as well as Catch 22. Now he's working on Lost Horizon.

jjmon2012 said...

Enjoy reading your random thoughts, may me think. I think its great that your son is reading about wars. When I am reading and they mention something about different wars I usually stop and get my phone out and check for more information.

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