Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sucker vs. lollipop

My 11 year old son held flat blob of candy on a stick and called it a lollipop. I asked him if it was a lollipop or a sucker. Definitely a lollipop mom. So what is the difference. Lollipops are flat blobs of hard candy on a stick. Suckers are balls of hard candy on a stick. I got on line and did a little research of my own. I found a blog that said a 10 year stated it was just the opposite of what my son thinks. I always thought of a lollipop as something you have to lick. (You know those big coiled lollipops that are as big as your face.) and a sucker as something you could put in your mouth and suck on.

It turns out that they are all lollipops whether you call it a lollipop, sucker, pop, or a lolly. It is hard candy on a stick that can be licked or sucked. Who knew.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer Memories

Most of the memories I have from this past summer include a lot of work and a lot of school.  I didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time with my family.  I think I spent more time at both work and school than I did with my family this summer.  I just keep telling myself that when school is done, I'll have an Associate's degree in something that will help me get a better job than the cashier job I have now.

I went to the lake with a couple of friends of mine earlier in the summer before it got really, really hot.  Bella loved it and and made some new friends.  As it happens, one of those new friends lives less than a minute away!  We haven't been over there, though.  I work with her daddy and bonus mom.  Hopefully we'll be able to hang out more often.

While this next bit has nothing to do with today's title, I think that if I really like the math instructor I have, I might take an additional math class or two to complete my Associate's in Business Administration.  I think I need Finite Mathematics and Statistics, so we'll see how that goes.

I also need to take a Spanish class.  I think I'm going to take a full load in the Spring semester (five classes) to try and finish up as much as I can toward my Associate's in Business Administration.  I think that with all that classes I've taken (and will take during winter break and intersession next year), I'll have enough for SOMETHING besides General Studies.

I've also been going back to my Milady book.  When I have the funds for it, I'm going to register online to take practice tests and save the money I need to take the REAL written exam.  After I take the written exam, I can do the practical exam and then I'm done!  I think I'm going to drive to Shreveport instead of Dallas.  I need to make sure that it won't count as a Louisiana cosmetology license, though.  I also need to replenish what I need for my practical exam and find someone to go with me to Shreveport when I take my practical exam.  I'm sure if I post something on Facebook around that time, I won't have a problem finding someone.