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Silly Bandz, tuition anxiety, talk about me

Silly Bandz. That may stir visions of Milli Vanilli or Right Said Fred, but elementary school parents immediately know what I'm talking about. The silicone bands shaped like animals and objects are all the rage.

Kids wear them as bracelets, trade them, and your kids know exactly where they can be purchased. Madelyn asks every day if we can go to Walgreens, and I don't think its for NyQuil or a Snuggie. …

I know it takes a lot to change the County Charter, but when the Hillsborough County auditor gets a bad review it makes you wonder if the whole concept needs to be rescinded for independent, outside examinations when necessary. …

Kudos to Tampa Bay business executives Tim Jackson and Frank Kendrick for making the March 10 cover of Black Enterprise magazine. The University of Florida grads are featured in a story about how they used technology to grow their NuJak construction/development business. …

Seen on a church marquee: Want More? Desire Less. …

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, stages student financial aid and tax help workshops Saturday on both sides of the bay: 10 a.m.-noon at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa and the Enoch Davis Center in St. Petersburg. Once, college tuition plans seemed as distant as the Grand Canyon. Now, the words catch my attention all the time. …

La Gaceta featured me in its Silhouette section this week, but being on the other side of an interview just made me realize how much I love to talk about myself. It doesn't seem like a good attribute.

That's all I'm saying.

Silly Bandz, tuition anxiety, talk about me 02/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:49pm]

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