January 25th, 2010



The 'puter is havin' "issues"... completely froze while watching "Buzz Out Loud" on CNET. Had to hard reboot! Second time in three days!

Mad Son

Andrew got mad yesterday afternoon because his girlfriends mom offered to come pick him up and drive him to school on some mornings, and I told him "No, you're taking the bus."

He "dated" this girl one time before, and they had a falling out, I think because he was visiting her far too often and wearing out his welcome, so to speak. She was apparently the one that called and wanted to get back together with him. For that reason, and a couple of others I can think of, THAT is why I told him he'd still have to take the bus to school. The other two reasons, 1.) If the girls mom had an accident on the way to the school, and Andrew got hurt, there would definetely be "ill will", because I'd be suing for any and all damages. 2.)If he missed too many days not catching the bus in the mornings, the driver would probably quit stopping here altogether.

Last night, he threatened to move out on his 17th birthday, and move in with her. Right...good luck with that! He said an online friend told him he could "legally" move out at age 17. Well, according to state law (which I looked up earlier today), a minor cannot be legally emancipated in the state of Louisiana until age 18, unless it is proven in court the minor has been being abused or what have you. Also, if it is found the minor is lying to the court, they can be locked up in a juvenile facility.

I told him that the girls mom wouldn't want to feed and clothe him AND her daughter. He said he'd get a job. Good luck with that also. You have to stay in school in this state until you are 18, or get a "General Education Diploma", and even then, with the economy the way it is, you just can't run out and get a job at the snap of a finger! I've been looking over two months myself!

Both my mom and I informed him yesterday, that as long as he is here, he can't do just whatever he wants... he has to abide by the rules WE give him. If he keeps acting up, he will probably wind up in a juvenile facility before he hits 18 anyway. Also, we both informed him, if he moves out before he is prepared to make it on his own, he will be "on his own", in the literal sense... because he won't be welcome back here... if he finds himself with nowhere to stay, he can go find his mother again!

No WONDER I have HBP...

This will be a two paragraph "rambling rant"... The son came in from school today still griping, even though I tried giving him a lot of the facts mentioned earlier in the previous post. Also, he keeps swearing the main high school has a class for "special needs" students (he goes to OPAC-Ouachita Parish Alternative Center), yet both the principal and councelor from Riser Middle School and his councelor through Cognitive Development Center say that the high school has no such thing, and he is at his current school to learn a "trade", to try and make it in the real world, because with his short attention span, he'd never make it at the high school. Besides, when I went to the high school in my teen years, even though I was in regular classes, I was picked on to no end by the other kids, so I can imagine what he'd go through! I agree with the attention deficit diagnoses, because no matter HOW much I nag him, he STILL just throws his dirty clothes on the floor instead of in the hamper, and leaves dirty dishes in his room, instead of taking them to the kitchen. Still think, at the rate he's going, he's going to wind up like his Uncle Scott, who last I heard is STILL in Angola serving a 60 year sentence.

My other "rambling rant"... Turned on the local news at 5pm this afternoon on KNOE-TV8... what do I get? NO ACTUAL NEWS!!! Lead "story"... Saints to the Super Bowl! Sorry "so called news folk", but sports AIN'T NEWS!!! Stick that shit at the end of the newscast with the rest of the sports where it belongs! I immediately turned the TV off and came in here to where I have the computer! AND... as for you, KTVE-NBC 10, while I'm ranting... get some decent studio cameras, and a CONSTANT volume level, and I just might start watching YOUR local news again! The Jay Leno lead-in had nothing to do with me not watching your local news since earlier last year... it's your CRAPPY quality! ALSO... a local radio station to rant at... LA105-FM... I really like your station, but I turn it off when a freckin' high school football game is on instead of my classic rock! Make up your minds!! Are you a classic rock station, or a freggin' sports station?!? If I cared a stinkin' cuss about "local football", I'd go to the freggin' game!
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I'd Hit It...

Not much on TV tonight, thus the reason I'm thinking of knocking off Dish at the end of the month (I'm online more)... sooo, even though I didn't submit any questions on Twitter earlier, I'm watching Reba on Ustream.tv answer fan questions...