Monday, October 31, 2011
What Mona Simpson had to say about her brother Steve Jobs
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The only real regrets I have are about my education and I think it's why the work stuff bothers me so much. An AA in general studies and an AS in photography aren't really on the top of the list of degrees for which employers are looking. Because of that sometimes I feel trapped here. Where else could I go in this economy? Do I even want to go anywhere? I think I'm just kinda done dealing with people in general which won't really help any of my frustrations.
I always see online "things you'd tell yourself at 17" and I don't know if the 17 yr old version of me would even believe how my life has turned out these last 16 years.
I've got to figure something out, this is getting old.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
I don't usually feel all mopey but after talking to my brother, then seeing that IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon died and was the same age I am and seeing a two-motorcycle accident today kinda got me thinking. I guess all you can do is focus on the good things in my life and hug my kid a little more. Hopefully the rest of this week will be less eventful and more upbeat
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
That is one amazing hit and its so incredibly awesome that it was captured on video. That is exactly the type of thing that would happen to someone and they'd be crushed that nobody saw what happened. I keep watching it over and over and it cracks me up every time. Who knew that an antelope in South Africa could jump directly into a person riding a bike? You know, its kind of in the middle of nowhere.
This reminds me of something from Pinterest I saw recently. This video will crack me up sometime later this week for sure. It will probably be in the middle of a meeting or something like that.
Me to the T
Part of me feels bad for Dr. Conrad Murray right now, I really don't think that the death of Michael Jackson was murder. I would bet good money that Dr. Murray is not the only doctor in Hollywood supplying unnecessary drugs to celebrities. We've all seen the drunken celebrities or heard them later retell stories of the different vices to which they have been addicted. Those drugs are not supplied by going to your local drugstore with a prescription from your PCP or "minute clinic", SOMEONE is supplying the drugs probably in a manner very close to what happened with Michael Jackson. Some of it may be legit but I'd wager that a large percentage is unnecessary and that the person supplying the drugs was compensated for helping them get the fix they need. Michael Jackson isn't the only celebrity and Dr. Murray wasn't the only doctor, its everywhere and there are always people to be bought. I think that Dr. Murray just did what he was paid to do, provide private medical care to a patient and that in this case the outcome was not good. I think that when you are in a situation like Dr. Murray was in its hard to see that fine line between doing what your "employer" wants and standing up to them because it might not be safe to do what your employer is asking of you. Michael Jackson had A LOT of money, and money can buy pretty much anything you want. In this case, Michael Jackson got the medicine which was what he wanted and I think that most people on either side of this equation know that what Jackson was doing meant that there was a risk to be taken. The only difference this time is that it was just a little bit too much for him to take. It wasn't murder and Dr. Murray is only doing what he was asked to do.
Severe mistake could doom Murray's defense
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I decided this time to pre order the iPhone 4S even though I actually have the launch day, October 14th, off of work. I debated whether or not to go and wait at the Apple Store for the heck of it but in the end I decided not to do that because I'd have to take my kid with me and she'd probably be bored. Her complaining probably would have negated all the "OMG this is so exciting to wait with all these people" sorta vibes so this time pre ordering it was the way I was gonna go.
The next thing to debate about with myself was from which website I should pre order. I'd heard negative things about both Apple and AT&T about when you'd actually get the phone most said day before launch or if it meant that it mailed it on launch day.I set my alarm for 2:55 am so I'd be awake to order online at 3:01 our time, 12:01 Pacific. I'd settled for going through Apple because although I'm content with my AT&T service, their billing and online stuff is a pain in the ass. I went to Apple and tried to order for about 10 minutes and it just kept timing out. Ok, so on to 1800-MyApple and I got the "sorry we cannot take your request at this time" BS message. Final try was to AT&T.com and their website timed out too. Finally I said screw it and went back to bed. When I woke up at 5:30 to get ready for work I went to Apple.com to try again and Hallelujah! it worked without a hitch. Right now the website says "Delivering October 14th) so if thats the case it will be awesome! I'm just hoping to avoid them mailing it on the 14th because I won't get it for awhile. I'll keep you posted!
Friday, October 7, 2011
In December of 2008, my aunt Cindy passed away after a 2-3 year battle with Ovarian cancer and my two cousins really just started getting back to normal. John's relationship with an old high school girlfriend started about a year ago and she really filled a void in their life, life's hard without a mom when you are a teen or preteen, you know? I know my cousin Emmy who is only 12 will really miss having another female around again instead of it just being her, their dad and her brother (age 17). I just hope they can catch a break sometime. Its not fair
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Follow me on Pinterest to see what I've been pinning here is my link:
My Pin Picks for today:
Watkins Glen State Park, New York
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I got married the first time, when I was 21 and even from the beginning I knew it was a mistake. It wasn't a glaring mistake at first but now that I've had some time to think about things I knew that there were red flags and warning signs all along. I would have saved myself a lot of heartaches and headaches if I had noticed them from the start. But, I didn't so all I can do now is move on and learn from my mistakes. I might as well, I have plenty of them! I think kids in America get caught up in the wedding part of the equation and not as much attention is directed towards the marriage itself.
My ex, Jon, and I just weren't a good match and I can really see that now. Back then it wasn't as apparent and I think part of the problem was that I was dealing with my parents very messy divorce which really clouded my judgement and made me rush through some things because I was looking for a safety net. I was 19 and Jon was 20 when we met and he told me after we separated that I met him at a time in his life when he thought it was the right time to settle down and I was the best looking, single Christian girl he knew. It kinda sucked to hear it at first, to know that you were "chosen" because of circumstances like that but really, he's kind of right. If you grow up in a Christian home with those sort of "rules" to follow, when you meet someone in college who has those same ideals and you date them for a year or two what is the next logical step? Marriage of course! Well, it shouldn't be that way but I think a lot of other kids have fallen into that same situation. We were both brought up that it was wrong to have sex before marriage so when you date someone at that age and you don't have sex, I think you kind of rush through some of the steps to get to the final step, marriage, so that can finally stop pretending that you don't want to do "it". I know a number of other people I went to church with that ended up with starter marriages for pretty much the same reasons.
I saw the video posted above on CNN today and thought it was a great idea what Mexico City is thinking of doing. They are proposing to offer newlyweds a chance to "get out" of their marriage after 2 years. I think this is a GREAT idea and I've often thought that in the United States we should have a renewable marriage license. People will marry and divorce even if its not an option to renew their marriage license but for those that may not want to stay with that person F.O.R.E.V.E.R. it gives them the chance to end things on a positive note instead of going through a heartbreaking and traumatic divorce.
Divorce turns the marriage into a business transaction and allowing a renewable marriage license lets them keep the business stuff business and lets you focus on your relationship on a different level. People get their feelings hurt during divorces when you are trying to balance out the emotions in your relationship while also trying to deal with the finances and legalities involved.
I believe Mexico City's proposal also includes dealing with the business part of stuff at the beginning which I think is a really good idea. I'm married now and don't have a prenuptial but I think it would be a good idea to do one as part of a renewable marriage license to discuss everything at the beginning so things are fair, you know, while you still actually like the person, and then work on the relationship to make things work. Then if you choose not to renew the license its cut and dry, no messy divorces bickering over little things and causing a lot of hurt to all involved.