Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday {SOOC} Straight Out of the Camera Linky

I decided to play outside with Monster today, and took a break and took pics.  Monster had a great time outside.  And there was the usual swinging, sliding down the slide and also riding his 4-wheeler. 
Here is Monster climbing on his swingset.
Monster on his 4-wheeler.  It's sunfaded, but works great for us.
 I decided to walk around the house and let him play for a little while by himself and got this GREAT pic.  He didn't know I was watching him!

And last but not least...again playing around with the camera to see how I can get action shots:
 Monster was jumping off the end of the slide and got this FANTASTIC mid air shot!!! 

This was my day, and I hope everyone else had a great day also!!



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday {SOOC} Straight Out of the Camera Linky

Well, I figure since I LOVE photography, I might as well start this also.  Soo...without further adieu here is my Saturday Straight Out of the Camera

As you can see...I've been playing with my new Canon Rebel Ti3 and enjoying it!!! Since I have a 35mm Canon Rebel, I already know a little about it, but a film camera just DOES. NOT. COMPARE. to a DSLR.  So, it's still taking some getting used to.

I hope you guys enjoy this picture of Monster Boy.  Can you tell he's a little country boy, wearing shoes without socks...yes it drives me crazy, but he and Daddy like it for some insane reason!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blog Hop iPad Giveaway

 And the Big News Is......

I am going to be hosting an iPad giveaway to coincide with the launching of my new blog:
I'm Raising a Monster

Here's how it's going to work:
1. There will be a total of 25 blogs participating.
2. The first 5 blogs are the ones that got in free...the other 20 pay $20 to help cover the cost of the iPad and shipping.  And if you do the math, it really doesn't cover all of it, so this is a GREAT bargain!!!
3. We will be using a rafflecopter form that I will provide by   Friday Jan 20.  
4. If, by some slim chance there is not a total of 25 blogs, we will extend the sign up for 3 days.  If after that, there still is not 25 blogs, then you will have your money refunded and we will try again in a month or so.
5.  I'm working on a button for you to put on your site, so please bear with me while I get this done.

You can go sign up for the blog hop, and you must have a blog, please fill out the form HERE

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shame on Lufkin Industries for Reverse Discrimination

*****WARNING--THIS POST DOES DEAL WITH DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE AND GENDER, IF YOU GET OFFENDED BY WHAT I WRITE HERE, PLEASE DO NOT READ IT.*****

My husband has been a faithful employee at Lufkin Industries since 2006. From that time until he was put on Long Term Medical Leave, he had only a couple of write ups. Now fast forward to this year. In June 2009, Lufkin Industries had to pay $5 Million in a discrimination case as seen here.  Now, In my opinion, Lufkin Industries is so afraid of another lawsuit, that they're practicing reverse discrimination.

Now, I'm half-mexican married to a white guy, and I am fairly open-minded.  But, when my WHITE husband gets put on "clean up duty" because he scrapped 1 part and had a write up for it, and there's a BLACK FEMALE that scraps parts on a regular basis (conservatively 1 part every two weeks) and NOT A SINGLE WRITE UP there's something wrong. Oh yeah, have I mentioned that it has been heard that the supervisor will tell this woman that "she's like the daughter he never had"? This alone shows the company playing favorites.

My husband has not been allowed to work on his machine since June while this lady scraps parts on a regular basis.  Now, Lufkin Industries is trying to make my husband take a job that pays $5 LESS an hour than what he has been making for about the last THREE YEARS!!!!!!!!

When my husband went back to work after his disability for an injury that he incurred during the Iraq War, the company had already given his job to another person because they did not think he was coming back.  So, when he did go back, they didn't know what to do with him. 

Does this seem right?  They have written him up four times, yet he only had one write up slip.  When he asked for copies of the other write ups, the company would not give them to him.  Now, Lufkin Industries has gone against their own UNION CONTRACT and given away a job without posting a job bid as stated in the contract.  There is a lot of playing of favorites at this company, and I feel my husband won't be working there very much longer because they are trying to make him quit.  They have created a hostile working environment to the point where he doesn't want to go to work and when at work, he does his job and doesn't really talk to anyone.  If any of my readers out there knows anyone that can help us with this situation, please let me know.  Also, please please pass this on to your friends and let Lufkin Industries know that reverse discrimination is as wrong as discrimination.  There should be equality in the workplace, not just with pay, but with how people are treated no matter what race or gender they are.  I know that there is a strong case here, and I'm really hoping that he is able to keep his position. 

This is reverse discrimination against a white male who also happens to be an Iraq AND Gulf War Veteran, who has had to have brain surgery for a TBI incurred during the war.  It doesn't seem fair, or right and yet, Lufkin Industries is able to get away with it.