Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Monday, July 27, 2009


We are off on our cruise until August 2nd! Hurray!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


There is no other word for it. I have been neglecting this blog. Last time I posted was like 3 weeks ago. Obviously, I would never be able to make money from this blog. I have been busy with FAFSA. Again.

I hate to admit it, but Kari turned out just like her momma. I can figure out commissions in a snap. I can tell you the price of a sale item in a heartbeat. I calculate tips without a cheat cheat. BUT, I HATE ALGEBRA! And unfortunately, it does not come easy for Kari either. That one class brought her GPA down to slightly under 3.0. She has two GPAs a her school. One for requirements and one for her major. The other one is at 3.75. The ever so gracious Bright Futures program only look at one and took away her scholarship. So for the upcoming semester, we'll be lookin for loans. What ticks me off about the whole thing, is that money is free flowing to everyone that knows the system and lies through their teeth. It goes back to what I detest the most, liars and cheats. Especially those liars and cheats that live off my taxes.

Anyhoo, I have the opportunity to take an all expenses paid cruise next week so I am a happy camper. Don't worry, no one's taxes are being used to fund my trip. :-) Wheh we return, I am considering biting the bullet and tryin either Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. They're both quite $$$ but I do have an empty CC with a very low interest rate, so I might use it for that. Anyone have any experience with either? I know that WW works but I just don't do meetings. I'm thinking maybe 3 months on the $$$ one and then maintain on WW on my own. We'll see.

Saw my cardio this week and he says al looks well. I have a stress test and echo when I get back but only because I haven't done them in over 3 years. My eyes are still bothering me. Oh, and I have to get my ultrasound to check on the cyst. Man, getting old sucks!

Hope all is well with ya'll.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

I just posted this on my FB and decided to share on here too.

This exchange of letters to the editor was published in the Arizona Republic newspaper in June, 2005.

Appropriate reply by one of our Air Force Brethren

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.

A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back.

Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, I hope it stung quite a bit.

The complaint:

Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation
of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!

Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? Any response would be

The response:
Regarding "A wake-up call from Luke's jets" (Letters, Thursday):

On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship flyby of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques.

Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day. At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at
Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend.

Based on the letter writer's recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.

A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer
witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, "Whom do we thank for the morning air show?" The 56th Fighter Wing will call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
CO 63rd Fighter Squadron
Luke AFB

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