Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Sorry Bart, it's to late. Presenting my son...

1943 Guide to Hiring Women - Priceless!

We've come a long way baby!

This is a is from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. This was written for male supervisors of women in the workforce during World War 2 (WWII). The clipping is difficult to read so I have rewritten it.

This is priceless!

1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they're less likely to be flirtatious, they need the work or they wouldn't be doing it, they still have the pep and interest to work hard and deal with the public efficiently.

2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some point in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves, and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It's always well to impress upon older women the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. General experience indicates that "husky" girls - those who are just a little on the heavy side - are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special examination - one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibility of a lawsuit, but reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

5. Stress at the outset the importance of time, that a minute or two lost here or there make serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they'll keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack the initiative in finding work themselves.

7. Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less nervous and happier with change.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and was her hands several times a day.

9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can't shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl's husband or father may swear vociferously, she'll grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Get enough size variety in operator's uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can't be stressed too much in keeping women happy.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Mamas and The Papas - Monday Monday

It's been an odd Monday. I need some retro 60's music.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I Won Two Awards! I Am Sharing Them With...

I want to thank Lady Banana for presenting me two awards this week! Lady Banana is the TOP Banana in my book! If you are not acquainted with her, please visit and tell her that Awake In Rochester sent you. These are the first awards that I have ever been given, and I want to share them.

Concerning the beautiful Rose Award, (to your left).

"Red rose has number of thorns in it
when it pint your finger it hurts
Everyday in my life is just like red roses.
Sometimes life is not always bed of roses.
But life is great with God."

Now, it's my turn to share this red rose.
I am awarding it to the NEW people on my Blogroll!
It's a special welcome.
Readers, please visit and welcome them!

The Rose Award goes to....

As The Pump Turns

Health Psych

Momma Mia, Mea Culpa

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow


I also received this most Excellent award from the lovely, and cheeky Lady Banana. (award to your right). I am passing it along to all those Excellent people on my blogroll.

Important Announcements...

1) I have a new RSS feed. I have had problems with the old feed, so please get my new one.

2) If I'm not on your blogroll list, I would be honored to be on it.

3) Sign up for twitter, and you can add me. It's a great way to stay in touch!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

An Uncomplimentary Blogger, Dr. Phil, and Forgiveness

This is a continuation of my last post called- What Do You Do When Someone Blogs About You? If you haven't read it, and the comments, please do so before reading further. You will not understand this post unless you read the last.

First of all I want to thank everyone that commented on my last post. Your suggestions, and remarks were kind, thoughtful, and thought provoking.

Secondly, I don't want you to think that the uncomplimentary blogger is a monster. When I knew her in real life, she was nice, sweet, and sensitive. Since then it seems that life has kicked her in the gut one to many times, and she has reacted to it. When I saw her online I was so thrilled to see my old friend that I tried to get close to her quickly. It was bad timing because she was dealing with some recent kicks in the gut, and wasn't ready to be friends with anyone. However, the way in which she treated and rejected me was hash, threatening, and undeserving.

I'm not a huge fan of Dr. Phil McGraw, but on Wednesday the 23rd he said some things that made sense to me. The segment was about Mormon, (LDS), boys that were kicked out of their homes. They were force to leave because they were seen as a threat to some of the older polygamist men. This is the same compound in Texas that has been on the news.

Dr. Phil was talking with these boys, and asked them if they wanted to go back home if give the chance. The boys said yes, but knew that they would be treated like outsiders. They knew that the door would be locked on them. Dr. Phil said that even though they were rejected, they could get closure just by making it known that they still wanted a relationship, and keeping the door of their hearts open, and forgiving. I saw the parallel. I was rejected by a former good friend, someone who I regarded as family. I now believe that I need to continue to leave the door open, forgive, and turn the other cheek. Maybe this can bring me closure. This person knows my e-mail address, and can get in touch with me if she wants. There is no need to overreact, and to stop blogging. I once wrote her in an e-mail that "it would be a shame if we could not find a way to be friends". I still believe that, but maybe this isn't the day for it. It's poor timing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

What Do You Do When Someone Blogs About You?

I'm just so doggone tired of this!

What do you do when someone blogs about you in a negative way, tells lies, and won't stop? I reached out my hand in friendship to a fellow blogger. Actually we knew each other years ago in real life, had a good relationship, and were very close. I don't want to be specific about the nature of the relationship. Anyway, when I saw her online and tired to befriend her, she didn't want to be friends. She said that she had severe mental problems, and couldn't handle being friends. Then she told me to go to hell, and not to contact her. It hurt. We do have history. I care about her. But what can you do? So I'm leaving her alone.

The thing is that she blogs about me every now and then. And she has done it again very recently. It is obviously about me. I recognize myself, although she never mentions me by name. She sometimes ends her posts with, "this is about me, not you". Or something similar. Oh really? Interesting she would end it that way. Don't you think so? Also... get this... she has a blog diary that is private. If she wants to get something off her chest, why not use her online locked diary? Why put this stuff in a blog that she knows I can read? Plus she is writing things that simply are not true. It's like she is allowed to talk to me or gossip about me, but I am not allowed to respond. She is taunting, and teasing me. Don't you think so?

I find it interesting that she is thinking about me so much. She continues to send messages to me though her blog, even after she told me to leave her alone. However, I have been silent, left her alone, and stopped e-mailing her long ago.

I have kept the lines of communication open on my end. (I'm to tender-hearted sometimes.) If she wants to say something about me then make it a 2 way communication so I can respond! What she is doing is not right, kind, or far!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Therapy - What Works?

As you might know, I am not fond of therapy. I have blogged about it. Also my cousin has seen some scary things. So I have my reservations concerning therapy.

Ever since my father's death I have had difficulty with anxiety, and depression. Well, the anxiety is nothing new, but the depression is circumstantial. It's been years since his death, and I'm not snapping out of it. My last bout with depression was very difficult. Possibly sever depression. I'm doing fairly good now, comparatively speaking. But I'm aware that I can plummet into depression soon again. In fact I might be going through something difficult soon, that might trigger the depression. I'm starting to think that I might need some therapy to snap me out of this cycle, even though I'm not crazy about the idea.

I want something effective. So do you know which therapy works? I'm sure that there have been some studies somewhere on it. And what medications work? I don't want to end up a gunny pig. Maybe I should avoid meds? So if you have some legitimate stats, or are a therapist, I would appreciate hearing from you. Please back up what your comment with evidence. Personal testimonies are good too. Thanks!

P.S. I don't know much about physiology, and don't know the terminology, so please keep this in mind when replying.

It's Summer In Rochester New York (NY)

My favorite season is spring. Those wonderful crisp days. Sweater weather. Flowers gently budding. That fresh aroma in the air. The temperature should be in the 50's. Well, it looks like we will bypass all that. Our high today was 86 degrees. The high for the next 7 days will generally be in the low to mid 70s with very little rain.

Am I disappointed? A bit, but I am so very glad that we are finally over with all those crazy snow storms. It was a hard winter. I have just put away my snow shovels. I am looking forward to the wonderful Rochester festivals! I just love them! Starting with the popular, beautiful Lilac Festival May 9-18. Take a look at the upcoming festivals & events for Rochester & Upstate N.Y. Of course it wouldn't be summer unless I visited Canandaigua NY, and the breathtaking Canandaigua Lake.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (well almost)

Clinton vs. Obama debate in Philadelphia Wednesday on ABC 8:00 EST

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Send FREE Rice To Those In Need By Playing A Game!

If you go to freerice(dot)com You can play a fun vocabulary Internet game. For each word that you get right, 20 grains of rice will be donated by the sponsors to the UN World Food Program to help end world hunger. It does not cost you a penny! No string attached. You don't have to join anything. Just have fun, play, and improve your vocabulary. Meanwhile, your feeding the poor! If your competitive try beating my score. I just played a quick game worth 500 grains of rice. My vocabulary score level was 24.

Please spread the word, blog about this, tell a friend! Help end world hunger the easy, fun way. You have nothing to lose.

Click here to play.

Skeptical? Read this...

No Hoax: Free Rice Website Feeds the Hungry.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Culprit is WordPress! And um, me

I have had my share of blog host woes this week. Here is an update, and if you have WordPress it you might be of particular interest to you.

First Google Reader is finally back online after disappearing for three days. I'm currently using My Yahoo as a backup reader in case this happens again.

I blamed Google Blogger for my recent problems, but I was wrong. My apologies to Blogger. To date I only had only one minor problem with Blogger, and that was during the set up. Turns out my difficulty is with WordPress. Ok, It was partly my fault. I admit it. I informed some of blogging friends of free coffee. I mentioned the brand name. I didn't realize that I would get in trouble for mentioning the brand name. I think that is how my website got listed by WordPress as SPAM. Yes, yours truly is now SPAM! UGH! Also WordPress has a new anti-spam plug in that may be prohibiting some legitimate bloggers from commenting. I guess in the wild world of blogging, just like life, that crap happens.

I ask that my WordPrss friends be patient with me as I try to get off the SPAM list. Meanwhile, look carefully at your spam folder, my comment might be in it.

I want to thank dcr blogs for putting is finger on the problem, and advising me. I hope that this mess will be over soon.

Have you had any problems with your blog host?

UPDATE: I am out of the dog house. My blog is no longer considered SPAM! I should have mentioned that it was Akismet, an anti-spam WordPress plugin, that labeled my blog as SPAM. If you have the same problem, you can go to Quick Online Tips for a way out of your dilemma, or contact Akismet directly. My thanks again to dcr blogs for providing those links, and for the advice.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

UPDATED: Google Blogger, and Google Reader are Misbehaving!

Google Blogger, and Google Reader are both misbehaving! I am having difficulty leaving comments. I'm not the only one. Others have reported having difficulties. Also Google Reader is down. It is blank. This is the third time in three months that my reader has been down. It's my first time having problems with Blogger. As a new blogger it is annoying, and frustrating to me. My blog is just getting off the ground, and now T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Google, get your act together!

If you have had problems leaving comments, please come back at a later time...not to much later... ;o) and try again.

Meanwhile I will contemplate getting a back up reader!

UPDATE: It's Thursday morning April 10th. Google Reader is finally working, (at least for now), but I am still having MAJOR problems leaving comments on other blogs. I haven't forgotten about you my blogging friends. I'm trying! I'm trying! AAUGH!

Ah, the commenting problem may not be Bloggers fault! I many have a major announcement soon concerning this mystery.
RSS Reader information and reader list with video.

Monday, April 7, 2008

FREE Starbucks Coffee - Pike Place Roast - Tuesday Noon

Starbucks Coffee is giving away free coffee, but only for a half hour starting at noon. They will be giving it away tomorrow Tuesday April 8th. This is a new coffee blend called Pike Place Roast. Starbucks hopes to improve sales. Sorry for the short notice, but I just heard it from the news on television. I rarely go to Starbucks, but I will be there just before noon. Hey, it's free coffee! Remember it's only for a half hour. See you there! ;o)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Epic Film Star Charlton Heston Dies at 84

I was just thinking about Mr. Heston during Easter while watching one of his greatest movies, "The Ten Commandments". I knew that in 2002 he announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As a C.N.A., I have seen many who have suffered with this dreaded disease. It can be devastating. My thoughts are with his family tonight.

It disturbs me that we are losing "The Greatest Generation". Not just because I have a few relatives that are of that generation that will leave me soon, but there is something special about them. I have not read the book, but from what from I can tell, generally speaking, they have been though hell during the great depression, and WW2, yet don't complain. On T.V., I saw a chef scoop every last drop of an egg out of it's shell with her finger. When the interviewer questioned her actions, she said she had learned that during the great depression. A nurse at work told me that her grandmother only used one sheet of toilet paper. When I asked why, she said she learned it during WW2, when they had to do without. They both learn to be frugal to a fault, due to the trials of their youth. These women in their 70's, or 80's learned lessons in their youth that they will take to their graves. Lessons that many of their generation learned. Don't waste, don't complain, be grateful for what you have, give to others, and work hard. When knocked down by life, they just get up, and continue without complaint. Maybe we can learn a lesson from them? I know that I sure need to.

New York Times: Charlton Heston, Epic Film Star and Voice of N.R.A., Dies at 84

msnbc: Charlton Heston was larger than life

This link describes rationing and scrap drives during World War 2.

By the way, the spokesmen for the family would not say what the actor died of...Hm.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Comments Are Unrestricted Now

For a brief time I had restricted comments. Since then I thought that I had adjusted the settings to allow all comments to resume, but I goofed. Milindoe aka Pat, informed me that I still had restricted comments on. Oops! And here I thought that you all had forsaken me because I wasn't getting many comments... (sniff, sniff). Alas, it is my error. It has been fixed! So please resume commenting. It's gotten to quiet here. Thank you Pat for letting me know about the problem!

I apologize to everyone, and am setting out some refreshments for you.

If anyone is still having problems with commenting, or any other problems, please e-mail me. I want to be a good hostess, and make you feel welcome.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Don't Worry. Be Happy ... Soon - My 2nd Blog!

I know that I have blogged on a few very heavy topics lately. Since I don't want to scare any of you away, or give you nightmares, I will soon have a second blog.

"Awake In Rochester" will be more for you. I won't get into a lot of heavy personal posts. It will have more humorous, fun, posts. Similar to what it has been, but better, and without the mega drama.

But since I need to get a few things off my chest, and it might be heavy. I will have a second blog. Therefore, blog #2 will be for me. More personal. Letting off some steam Trying to think things through. Kind of an old fashioned privet diary. My darker side. Therapy baby! I think I will have it open to the public, at least at first. So you will be able to take a peek, if your brave enough!

I have a new poll concerning it. Where do you think I should have my more personal, privet blog? You can cast your vote. If you want to elaborate, you can comment here.

BARACK OBAMA LOST! Hillary Clinton Challenged.

Senator Barack Obama has LOST! Who would have thought it would end this way? It's so sad.

Hillary's Challenge

Obama's Sad Response. He Lost!

Wordless Wednesday

I originally saw this on Dr. Deb's site. Thanks for posting it!

"What's The Difference?"

by Rannie Turnigan for the 20 x 2 Project.