Meeting with Mom after work to do will-stuff. She seems particularly enthusiastic to make sure the condo will go to the family rather than the state…. So, If I snuff it under suspicious circumstances, you know who to chase down for questioning, dear journal.
Pretty Keen Stop Motion video of a guy coasting through his day. I wish Youtube would support higher quality movies.
Minimum Wage (in Florida) is Currently $6.40. When I took my first Job at Taco Bell, it paid $3.35 and hour – That was back in 1985. (Starting wages at the library were a whopping $4.42, plus super insurance/etc bennies.) I wonder how well each state compares to cost of living expenses?
For “tipped employees” meeting eligibility requirements for the tip credit under the FLSA, employers may count tips actually received as wages under the FLSA, but the employer must pay “tipped employees” a direct wage in an amount equal to the minimum wage of $6.40 minus $3.02 (which, as required by Florida’s Constitution, is the 2003 tip credit existing under the FLSA), or a direct hourly wage of $3.38 on January 1, 2006.
San Fran, California is $8.50… Kansas is $2.65. Six States have no minimum wage laws.
Like the Federal wage and hour law, State law often exempts particular occupations or industries from the minimum labor standard generally applied to covered employment. This information often may be found at the websites maintained by State labor departments. Links to these websites are available at www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/state_of.htm.
Just a reminder from this entry in 2001 –
This from Webster’s: (see dictionary.com if there’s any doubt)
Main Entry: pum ·per ·nick ·el
Etymology: German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its reputed indigestibility
: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
Answer each with 2 words – from sister Kellie –
yourself: big lug
your car: city bus
your hair: going gray
your mother: still alive
your father: airborne ash
your favorite item: cosmic cube
your dream last night: toothy cars
your favorite drink: rum punch
your dream home: securely comfy
the room you’re in: cleanly cluttered
your pet: orange monkey
your fear: hurting others
what you want to be in ten years: even better
who you hung out with last night: the Newt!
what you’re not: eating sharks
your best friends: are nice
one of your wish list items: comic book
your gender: a feller
the last thing you did: checked lj
what are you wearing: my clothes
your favorite weather: cool sleeping
your favorite book: dandilion wine
the last thing you ate: chewy cookie
your life: will improve
your mood: getting there
accent: Fairly generic, but I pronounce some words oddly – “Noice” for nice, for example.
booze: I don’t really drink, but rum punch is good
chore I hate: cleaning the bathroom
dogs/cats: Newton! The coolest cat within the state of florida, I’d wager.
essential electronics: pda and digicam. the phone can go leap.
favorite perfume/cologne: I don’t currently wear one, and woman’s fragrances depend on the woman.
gold/silver: silver, generally.
hometown: Brockton, MA, USA, but I’ve been in SoFla for ages.
insomnia: infrequent, but I do have some restless nights.
job title: MIS Director / Child Advocate.
kids: See Newt!
living arrangements: Newt and I live in a 1-bedroom condo. Finally have some space to maneuver!
most admired trait: (in others.. and in myself) basic internal goodness
number of significant relationships: I’m not trying to be a wiseguy when I say that all relationships are significant.
overnight hospital stays: Back surgeries
phobia: nothing that’s at “irrational fear” level.
quotes: “It’s all just a ride” – Bill Hicks
religion: Agnostic with Athiest leanings.
siblings: one younger bro (I’m 3.5 years older.)
time I usually wake up: workdays – 5:30am, weekends, about 7:30
unusual talent: I can make baby-cry noises that are pretty realistic.
vegetables I refuse to eat: raw tomatoes (I won’t totally refuse, but I’ll resist, a lot!)
worst habit: procrastination
x-rays: when i broke my collarbone
yummy foods I make: all sorts.. veggie stir-fry is a pretty simple but tasty one.
zodiac sign: Aquarius / Earth Monkey
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About time.. now I can recover my old, battle-damaged Godzilla DVDs.
Moment of Lyric (audio at my vox, via bhk! Thanks!)
We’re setting sail to a place on the map
From which no-one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
By the light of the crosses that burned
Drawn by the promise of the women and lace
And the gold and the cotton and pearls
It’s the place where they keep all the darkness you need
You sail away from the light of the world on this trip, baby
You will pay tomorrow
You’re gonna pay tomorrow
You will pay tomorrow