Not Currently Answering the Mail
So...it's been a while (approximately 2 years) since I last posted.
In the meantime, I've been busy. I've had a few more JAG jobs and moved a couple of times.
Unfortunately, what I *haven't* been doing is checking my LQ@gmail account. Imagine my surprise and embarrassment when I realized that a number of people have been emailing me in the last 2 years and I haven't been answering. My sincere apologies! (Although after looking at Roster, I realize that some of you are JAGs and doing just fine without my sage advice, so I guess things have a way of working themselves out.)
At any rate, the point of this post is to say that I am not currently answering questions via LQ.
Best of luck to anyone applying to the JAG Corps. If you have questions, there are several individuals at AF JAX (the recruiting folks) who are both extremely qualified and - more importantly - helpful!
Thanks for reading!
Sometimes Facebook makes me laugh - especially when it suggests people I might like to be "friends" with.
For example, today my former brother-in-law was one of the people Facebook thought I might know. Ok, so I wouldn't expect Facebook to know I used to be married to his brother, but did he come up because we have several friends in common? Nope. It said I might know him because we went to the same university.
Ever Have Someone In Your Office
Who is so incompetent that it would actually be easier if he never did ANY work because you spend more time correcting his errors than it would take you to do the project yourself? And sometimes, if you're very lucky, you'll get to make corrections TWICE because he only made some of your corrections the first time around.
Yeah, I Don't Know Why This Amuses Me...
But it does.23
Created by OnePlusYou - Online Dating Service
Ignore the online dating ad link. I just like to delude myself that I could handle Lil Q plus 22. Maybe I AM ready to take on a dozen youngsters at her 6th birthday party next week.
How To Make A Million Dollars
Develop a secure online program for school websites which allows parents to access their child's information with a username/password. Parents should be able type in information ONCE to fill out the approximately 600 forms that are required to be filled out EVERY YEAR on the first day of school. Allow for digital signatures and for parents to be able to update information (like contact numbers) if it changes at any point during the year. Have the information transfer directly to school district databases - this will allow families who don't move to just update or re-certify their information.
If the schools insist on actual signatures, at least make the forms available for download so parents can just print and sign instead of spending hours filling the stupid forms out by hand. EVERY YEAR.
Of course...now that I think about it - we had something very much like this in law school! If the universities can implement it, why can't a regular school district? You would think a program like this would pay for itself with paper/printing cost savings alone.
Where Do All The Scissors Go?
The kids start school tomorrow, so in true LQ fashion, I was out doing the back-to-school shopping tonight. In my defense, the shopping list depends in part on assigned teachers, and we didn't find that key bit of information out until late.
At any rate, I realized that once again
, I have to buy scissors for Lil Q. I've bought scissors for the kids EVERY SINGLE YEAR they've been in school, so I'm really starting to wonder what happens to all the scissors?
I'm not balking at the idea of providing some school supplies for the kids. Crayons? No problem. Pencils? Of course. Kleenex and/or baby wipes? Sure. But are the kids really that rough on scissors? Because I sure as heck never see a pair come back home at the end of the year.
LQ's Tip Of The Day
If someone honestly believes that Merlot should be served chilled, they probably also don't know much about picking out said Merlot. It's likely to give you a headache.