Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sticking it to the apartment man!

So, as some of my readers know, I have been looking at a new place to live. (Upon threat of rent raise #2 in the amount of $100)
I found a place around the price that they were raising my rent to, but newer, and cooler! (I am excited by the air hockey table!)
Today.... I gave notice. I was pleased to tell them WHY I am moving.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Things I hear in OTHER people's offices

-A woman talking about grinding her teeth and drooling in her sleep... claimed that she had to change the sheets every few days as she drooled so much! (Her husband says that her teeth grinding reminds him of chalk on a chalkboard!)
-Another woman talking about possible medical procedure where she had to collect her excrement for several days, demanded to know from colleagues.... "could you look at someones shit for a living?"

Snide comments from ex-boyfriends

So, while out on a call from work today, I ran into an ex-boyfriend from about 6 yrs ago.
He immediately wanted me to see the pix of his latest progeny... a year old boy.
His daughter from a much earlier, previous marriage, also already has a child.
He then turns to me and asks me what I am waiting for.
A guy that wants to be more than a sperm donor, might have been a good reply.
But, of course, all I thought of at the moment was... "well, school's kept me busy", etc.
And then all I could manage to stutter was, "guess I haven't found the right guy yet..."
On some level, my reply wasn't very nice... but neither was the question.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gotta Love Matthew McConaughey!

His announcement of his girls pregnancy,""We are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God, and so excited for the adventure that will come in raising this child, being a mother and a father," he said. McConaughey goes on to say, "Wish us the best, keep us in your prayers, and God bless evolution."

Like totally dude, for sure, pass the bong!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What is up with this?

Being a single woman myself, I am occasionally ashamed of the tactics that women worldwide employ in order to marry. I have heard of pregnancy scares, creation of illusionary men to make another jealous, or simply that you must "play the game".
On the way home this evening, I listened while a professional matchmaker peddled her latest book on "How to Date Men". Then of course, she rattled off the depressing factoids that every major city has more single women than men, and how competitive things have become. Apparently if you listen to her (of course, I believe a second book was mentioned on "Dating to Marry"), and follow her advice... you will no doubt land a big fish.
I am completely offended when I hear things like this, or turn on the TV to see the latest "Bachelor" episode where woman throw themselves physically, and emotionally into this contest, and subsequently at the shows latest star. (and humiliating themselves along the way, it wouldn't be good ratings without it!)
Listening to this "advice" and seeing TV shows that further objectify women as helpless creatures that become trophies for men to prance around in front of friends and business colleagues is really offensive. Isn't this 2008? I mean, isn't that what woman suffrage was all about, so that we could get further away from these antiquated beliefs?
And even better... now we are turning dating and marriage into a marketing tactic, like we (women) are in fact some sort of commodity?
And what DO men do to improve themselves?
We accept their pot-bellied, balding selves, even as they tell us.... "Honey, I think that you need to lose a few pounds..."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Vets have undiagnosed PTSD, causing violence

Intriguing article showing another backlash from our "war on terror",

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Weekend at Bernie's lives!

Here is a gem that I found in the New York Times today:
Talk about your dumb crooks!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Fun little quiz

Quiz results:

What is Your World View?
You scored as a Cultural Creative
Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Cultural Creative







See how you do!

Fighting the good fight

I just got back from lunch with a friend that just returned from a trip overseas. She was quite vibrant for someone who just traveled out of a time zone 10 hours ahead of our own. She also had some great stories about her trip with her family. I hope that she has the opportunity to share them with everyone! They are great stories.
I am fighting the urge to lay down on the couch and lay my feet in the sun. It is almost 70 here today, unbelievably, after being 15 last week.
No, I will finish some of this porch project! Wish me luck!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Listening to

Obama's speech from last night. You know, despite all of the annoying emails that his campaign sends out to everyone... I like his message.
Call me Pollyanna, but he has me with, "We are not the red states of America, or the blue states of America... we are the UNITED states of America."