Friday Free For All

And now it’s my (ocheree) turn to guest post.

All week I’ve tried to come up with some great topic, something interesting to blog about…sorry folks…I got nothing! 

So I thought I’d go with some random ramblings…

Gas is now below $2.50 her in the MidWest.  First I saw it for $2.46 in Belton where I live which blew me way.  No way it’s under $2.50 I thought.  Then I got to work in Lee’s Summit and it was $2.39.  Wow..wowza.  I don’t say this to brag – I know some of you out there are still paying high prices (I’m sorry).  I know Robin loves it when I talk about gas prices on my blog so I  just had to share the recent news on her blog.  (lol)

What is the deal with “news” shows covering so much celebrity crap?  Maybe I’m just naive to think the Today Show is a news show??  It doesn’t seem to be anymore.  I don’t care that Madonna is divorcing or Angelina wants another kid (seriously???).  Just give me the news.  And could you please stop talking about that girl in Florida who may or may not have killed her young daughter.  It seems the Today Show is obsessed with that case.  It’s just makes me very very sad.  I can’t listen to it anymore.

And finally I’d like to share with you a story from last night.  The thing I tend to blog about most – my son.  Last night he said he had a “really serious question to ask me”.  For those of you who don’t know (and most of you wouldn’t) he’s 10.  His question was this “when do girls get their period”.  Now he’s always been one to ask the tough questions.  And I have always been open about body parts, “private stuff”, sex and everything that involves.  There is nothing I won’t talk about if he asks but still I thought this particular question to be unusual.  So I answered it for him and then asked him why he wanted know.  He then explained his “girlfriend” had hers.  I was shocked he had this information.  I asked how he knew.  “She told me” he said.  What the hell?  Why is a 10 yr old year telling her “boyfriend” about getting her period.  I didn’t even tell my best girlfriends.  Is this what it’s like now??  Kids discussing even the most personal of issues???  I think this Mom has much to learn about the ways of children who are apparently growing up way too fast!

So I will conclude my none too exciting post with this….

Robin come back soon – it’s boring around her without you!!!

Happy Weekend All!


  1. H.

    October 17, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Aw. She was probably excited and feeling mature. Haha. She probably thought that would impress him.

    Funny thought. Several years ago I worked in a gas station. People used to come in and scream at me if we raised the gas prices above a dollar! Seriously!

  2. Amanda

    October 17, 2008 at 10:41 am

    You’re lucky, in St. Louis it’s still $2.88 or so a gallon.

  3. Gwenhwyfar

    October 17, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Gas just went down (slowly) from 128.9 to 114.9. Before you start thinking how lucky I am, keep in mind I’m in Canada so that’s liters. Which, for those of you playing at home, means that gas was $4.90 and dropped to $4.37.


  4. Gemini

    October 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    The last time I looked we were still at $3.20 around here…

    My Nephew does that too… always asking my sister the hard questions… His most recent question was about Virginity… he is 8. :what:

  5. Robin

    October 21, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Kids are getting way too curious, I miss the good ol days when kids didn’t know anything.

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