Parenting and working is indeed difficult to balance. However, life is about dealing with things. Hence, the least we can do in terms of this is to search for alternative solution on how we can make things in easier way.
Contributed by Alvin Graves
The 6th season of the Simpsons saw one of their best episodes in its fourth episode entitled Itchy and Scratchy Land. It can be seen on premium channels of www.direct.tv occasionally and is really worth checking out if at all possible.
This episode has pretty much anything a Simpsons fan could want. Including but not limited to some characteristic Simpsons moments such as Bart and Lisa asking Homer repeatedly if they can go to Itchy and Scratchy land. It is done in the fashion of the “Are we there yet” that helped skyrocket the ! Simpsons to the caliber of show it is today.
The show becomes interesting as Bart and Homer are arrested for harassing costumed employees. The episode is ranked 7th on the Top 25 episodes of the Simpsons from Entertainment Weekly. The episode features a ton of robotic cats and mice, in the image of Itchy and Scratchy, going crazy and trying to attack guests to the amusement park. As the crew and remaining patrons leave the park in a Helicopter they see Bart and Homer and due to their past encounter tell them that when they “get to hell tell them itchy sent you”.
This leaves the Simpsons to battle a park full of evil robots. The situation is defused when they realize camera flashes disable them, and even Marge agrees that it turns out to be one of the best Simpsons vacations ever.
Contribution by Stevie Kirby
I have learned one thing from being in bad weather. It does not matter how much water you have saved, it is not enough. We had enough drinking water, enough to last for almost a week. We did not have water to flush the toilet with, cook with or bathe with! That was a miserable week. Thank goodness the water was restored in about five days. That is a lesson learned and now I keep a bucket on the back porch that is full of water. This water will only be used to flush the toilet so I am not too concerned if it stays on the porch for an extended period of time. I actually learned that tip while watch a survival show I saw on DIRECT.tv. It made a lot of sense to me. It is also important to keep a disaster kit in case you get stranded in the car. My husband saw how important that kit can be when he could not get home because of bad roads and had to stay at work. It was a nerve wracking few nights, but he was appreciative of the kit I made for him.