Hello, and welcome to a weekend entry of the Phile. Thursday was out Innoventions Cast Picnic and I got home late and exhausted. You can see photos at the Peverett Phile webshots page by the way. It was so hot at the picnic I was sweating like a Kennedy trying to get car insurance. Well folks, tomorrow is Mother's Day. Are you ready? I tell you this Mother's Day is a real dilemma for a lot of people. I mean do you spend the $100 to get mom the dozen roses or use the $100 to fill up the gas to drive over and see mom? You know mother's day also the busiest long distance phone calling day of the year? Over 300 million long distance calls. And those are just the ones being monitored by the White House. In an interview on Florida television President Bush said he would like to see his brother Jeb become president. Hey, great campaign slogan, "Jeb Bush - couldn't do any worse." President Bush’s approval rating is at an all time low of 31%. To give you an idea how bad it is. If Bush could run again in the next presidential election he would lose to the bird flu. FEMA has closed their office in New Orleans. I guess they wanna get out of there before hurricane season hits. According to a new study released this week, in the last 10 years, oral sex among teenagers has doubled. So who says there's no Clinton legacy? Russia is still very upset over Vice President Dick Cheney's recent comments about that country. I'm sure the vice president has thought his words out carefully. He's not the kind of guy who just shoots from the hip. In an interview this week Senator Hillary Clinton said that on a personal level she finds president bush has charm and charisma and she enjoys his company. Which is pretty amazing considering she's never said that about Bill. This is one of the worst allergy seasons on record. It’s so bad that Rush Limbaugh says he’s addicted to Claritin. When I checked my mailbox yesterday I found an 18 page letter on my desk from the president of Iran. Did you know he dots his i’s with mushroom clouds? Seriously though, The president of Iran sent President Bush and 18 page letter. Yeah, right, like he’s going to read that! I am not a baseball fan at all, but I found this interesting: Barry Bonds is now one home run away from passing Babe Ruth. 714 home runs. Imagine what he could have done on steroids! Sad news, the last American survivor of the Titanic disaster, has died at the age of 99. The sad part. She was this close to shore. Okay, with that said, let's start the Phile before the week is over. I'm two days late already.
"What did Father say when he learned you're pregnant?" asked little Mary's mother. Little Mary answered, "Should I leave out the profanity?" "Yes, of course!" Mary's mom replied. "Nothing."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- A costly mistake at an Indiana gas station early Tuesday morning means the business is out a lot of money. The mistake at regular unleaded pumps at a Shell station in Plainfield allowed people to fill up for just pennies. Gas at the station was supposed to be $2.75 a gallon, but customers pulled up to the pumps to find a price of $.002 a gallon. The mistake was discovered early Tuesday morning, but several customers had already gotten away with a drastically low price fill-up. The gas station is not exactly sure how many people took advantage of the situation. Since customers paid at the pump, clerks did not have face-to-face contact with the customers. Driver Kenneth Krebs said he couldn't believe what he saw that allowed him to fill up his truck for 7 cents. A woman went into the store and told the clerk what was going on, showing her receipt for a few cents for several gallons of gas. That woman offered to come back into the store later Tuesday to pay the difference. The gas station is trying to determine if it can go back and charge the people who got the bargain regular price after the fact.
This week's topic is how much would a stay-at-home mom make. A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work, an amount similar to a top U.S. ad executive, a marketing director or a judge. A mother who works outside the home would earn an extra $85,876 annually on top of her actual wages for the work she does at home. To reach the projected pay figures, I calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother's role — housekeeper, day-care teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive and psychologist. Employed mothers reported spending on average 44 hours a week at their outside job and 49.8 hours at their home job, while the stay-at-home mother worked 91.6 hours a week. An estimated 5.6 million women in the United States are stay-at-home mothers with children under age 15, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data.
Places near where I live that have been abandoned, but not forgotten.
Florida Bible College http://www.uer.ca/locations/show.asp?locid=20225
Splendid China http://www.uer.ca/locations/show.asp?locid=20361
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