Monday, August 31, 2009

Wedding Cost Cutting

So sad, and yet so practical:

#1 Way to save on your wedding: cut the guest list Consider this: If you take 10 people off the list, you've just cut an entire reception table -- that's 1 less centerpiece, 10 less meals, favors, invites, and programs.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

% of Women Who Believe Domestic Violence is Sometimes Justified

The information used in this graphic comes from data assembled on the UNICEF site Child Info: Monitoring the Situation of Women and Children and collected between 2001 and 2007. The percentages above represent women aged 15–49 who responded that a husband or partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances.
This is tragic. Any fraction of even 1% would be upsetting, but seeing countries with double digit percentages is heart breaking.

Source: Akimbo

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sampling of the Top 20 Strange Complaints About Co-Workers

As somebody who has recently returned to the workforce, full-time, I found this sampling to be hilarious:
  • Employee suspected co-worker was a pimp
  • Employee smells like road ramps
  • Employee's aura is wrong
  • Employee's body is magnetic and keeps de-activating my magnetic access card
  • Co-Worker reminded employee too much of Bambi
  • Employee is so polite, it's infuriating
  • Employee is trying to poison me
  • Employee is personally responsible for the federally-mandated tax increase
  • Employee was annoyed the company didn't provide a place for naps during break time
  • Employee only wears slippers or socks at work
  • Employee breathes too loudly
  • Employee wore pajamas to work
  • Employee spends too much time caring for stray cats around the building
  • 8 a.m. is too early to get up for work

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Adding this to the List of Reasons I Will Not Be Buying a Diamond

The Kimberley Process certification scheme, which aims to stop the use of diamonds to fund conflict, is failing, according to a campaign group. Global Witness pointed to the smuggling of diamonds from Ivory Coast and an alleged massacre of diamond diggers by the military in Zimbabwe last year. The rights group, which lobbied to set up the scheme in 2003, says it is not being adequately enforced.