Friday, January 28, 2011

Mirrodin Besieged Pre-Release

The new Magic set Mirrodin Beseiged is coming out tonight at midnight.

You can go here for a visual spoiler of the cards:

The biggest thing to me is the infect creatures have grown BIG, and white now has infect.

Not sure how I feel about the faction packs just yet. I'll rpobably do one of each, then go from there.

I like the new Myrs. Can't wait to add them to standard.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kelley Williams-Bolar: Mom jailed for wanting to give kids a better life - Education -

Kelley Williams-Bolar: Mom jailed for wanting to give kids a better life - Education -

This has hit the news, and I understand both sides.

She broke the law, she deserved it.
She was only doing the best for her kids.

Being a parent, and a citizen who enjoys the laws that protect me, I believe I can see both sides of the issue. And with the full faith and power of Parent and American, I can say:


There's the legal bullshit-
A felony? For completing paperwork that states your children have a right to go to the school? I think anyone could come up with 10 felonies off the top of their head, and none of them would start with "When completing school enrollment forms..."
Also, her father lived in the district. He paid property taxes. If he has no kids that attend school, does he still pay taxes? Yes. So, if his granddaughters attend, why the hell would the judge think making the mom pay $30,000 is anywhere remotely fair?
At some point, when our laws no are no longer providing for a better way of life, they should be examined and changed, so that they do provide that. This is one of those laws.

There's the moral point-
A single mom moved her kids to the best school that she had access to. She didn't drive around until she found the best. She didn't target the best. No, she sent her kids to the district where her Dad lived. So that they would receive the best education possible in the best environment possible. If we're going to start punishing people for being good parents, then we need to take a closer look at ourselves.

Now, interestingly enough, this looks to have been settled, at least in mom's eyes:

Yet somehow, the school crops back up again? And once again, the kids grandfather lived in the district, so taxes were already being paid.

There are some that would argue that she broke the law and deserved the punishment. Actually, the law she broke would be about on par with crossing an empty street outside of the crosswalk when the "Don't Walk" sign was lit. Or, sneaking candy into the movie theatre. Find your punishment for those "crimes", and that's the most she might deserve.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kolache Stop Bakery and Cafe |  Kolache Stop

Kolache Stop Bakery and Cafe Kolache Stop

Today was the grand opening!!

Well, luckily I got there after the rush, but ordered the bacon, egg, and cheese kolache, an omelet kolache (it has egg, cheese, tomato, and bell pepper), a cinnamon twist (for later), a fruit cup (blueberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, and honeydew), and some really good coffee in a Kolache Stop travel mug.

For the grand opening, also got a free sausage kolache. Not a big sausage fan, but really liked the egg ones.

And since I've previewed the chicken fajita kolaches for lunch, I highly recommend those. They are almost too good!! I definitely want to try the rest of the lunch menu.

And the coffee was really good. There is a medium roast, and dark medium, and decaffeinated. I normally find the dark roasts too bitter, but I did about a 60/40 dark to medium mix, and the result was very good. I finished it before I left the parking lot! Jamie attributes it to the press they use. Fair enough, since I'm not really a connoisseur, I just know what tastes good to me.

They are located at the corner of Vance Jackson and Huebner, across from Hobby Middle School and across from the vet's office. If you check it out leave a comment about what you think.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reviews: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater | LibraryThing

Reviews: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater LibraryThing

I read Mr. Popper's Penguins while waiting for the League of Legends games to load. It was a fast read and decent book. Probably very good for those that aren't big fans of reading and/or want a change from the Diary of a Wimpy kid or Harry Potter series.

I posted my review here, on LibraryThing.