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Monday, April 6, 2009

This And That

What the freak is with this weather? No basketball after school today. Here in the Chicagoland area we got snow late Sunday.

Blagojevich went to Disney World when he knew his indictment was going to be announced. What was he thinking? “I’m about to be indicted…I’m going to Disney World?

Patti Blagojevich got money from Rezko for sham real estate deals yet the Feds haven’t indicted her because they are trying to determine if she knew the purpose of those sham contracts was to filter money to her husband for favors. Seriously?

Oprah’s topic was Moms today. One of the people interviewed is the author of Dooce.com and claimed that her blog became so popular that her husband was able to quit his job and they now earn over $40,000 PER MONTH from advertising revenue from the site. I've looked at the site, and I'm not even seeing that many ads. How is this possible? I don’t even earn enough in a month to buy a candy bar!

Tuesday is Election Day in some areas in Chicagoland. Local elections. Which means that the turnout will be practically nil. In our area the elections are for posts like Parks Commissioner, School Board, Clerk, Assessor, Supervisor, Trustee, etc. My fellow Election Judges and I are going to be twiddling our thumbs all day. I've been stockpiling magazines that have been coming in the mail. I think I have 5. I hope that is enough. It should be a fun day of people watching. (I mean, even the other judges provide plenty of entertainment if you ask me.) I'm hoping to get at least 1 blog post out of it. Lol!
If you have voting Tuesday, do as we do in Chicago...
Vote early and vote often.
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4 comments:

Stephanie B said...

Wanna hear something painful? The kids swam in a little blow up swimming pool on Sunday?

It's a big cooler now, but snow is a long way off.

Are you getting snow like Canada is (feet)?

I am Harriet said...

I was up in the city on Monday. There were a lot of snow remnants. April?

Think Patti is talking? Maybe she cut a deal....

ModernMommy said...

You don't even want to know the temp. today in Phoenix. Okay but I'll tell you anyway. It was 92%.
Sorry.
I was thinking the same thing about the Dooce blog. How the heck does she make that much money? It's a great blog but like you said there aren't that many ads.
Loved the Oprah show by the way.

Lola said...

@ Stephanie B - Already in the kiddie pool and now it's an ice rink? Kewl! We only had 2-3 inches, but it was very heavy, very wet snow.

@ Harriet - Slummin in the city? The snow is all gone today. Save for a few dirty snow drifts in parking lots. (Gross!) Do you think Patti would throw Rod under the bus? Seriously?

@ ModernMommy - Noooooooooooooo! How could she possibly be making anywhere near $40,000 a month with those few ads? I run more ads than that and if I make 20 cents in a month, that's a lot. I realize it's determinate on the number of hits, but still.

 
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