Thursday, April 30, 2009
Swine Flu. A ton of schools locally have been closed until mid-May because of this new strain of flu. The Catholic dioceses is urging church members to stay home, Mayfest in Fort Worth has been cancelled, and almost all sporting events and extracurricular activities involving children have been cancelled too. However...Trader's Village is running commercials like they are going out of style for this weekend. I don't get it.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It is no surprise that people have been dumping trash in the ocean. However, did you know that there is a mass of trash in the Pacific Ocean that stretches from California to Japan and is 90 feet deep in some parts? Shocking. I watched Oprah's Earth Day special this weekend and was literally brought to tears at some of what I saw. Birds, Whales, Fish, and Turtles are being entangled in this trash or eating it, thinking it is food, and dying. Some of these animals are even getting Breast Cancer from the toxins in these plastics they are ingesting. This is sad for these animals, but what people don't think about is that it is ultimately going to and already is coming back to us. These fish that are ingesting contaminated water (with pesticides and other chemicals) are winding up on our plates. You don't have to be an animal lover to care about the oceans. You have to love yourself. Who doesn't love themselves? So why are we letting this happen? American's are some of the most selfish people on the planet. American's like things fast, easy, convenient, and simple. Unfortunately a lot of people don't equate being green to being easy. It can be, but not a lot of people realize that. Hopefully over the next several years, the issue of conservation will continue to teach and inspire people to live better and treat themselves better by treating the earth better. This earth is all we have. Would you let your own house be treated with such negligence? Would you let your own health be neglected? Something to think about isn't it?
Friday, April 24, 2009
I am twittleliterate. I joined Twitter with the intention of being a voyer. I didn't plan on posting to it or even keeping up with it in real-time. I honestly joined to follow people I know and celebrties just for kicks. The problem is that I have NO IDEA how to read what I am looking at. For example:
trent_reznorRT @dannylohner: wtf?- i just got twittered in the shitter by Tyrannosaurus Reznor!!??;;##
about 7 hours ago from TweetDeck
1. What is "RT @xxx"?
2. What is a TweetDeck?
OK...I got a blog. I got on facebook. But, Twitter? I can see how I would like it, but I don't like that I don't get it.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I did a good deed today. Not patting myself on the back by any means. But anytime I have a chance to do something extraordinary, I always feel good about it. I went to the grocery store after work and after loading my car, I went to put the cart in the parking lot cart corral. What did I find? A PURSE! Holy crap! It was a very full ladies handbag with the zipper wide open and the wallet just sitting there on top. I looked around to see if the woman had maybe stepped away for a second, but there was nobody around. So I took the purse inside to a manager. After I got back out to my car, I had to laugh because I realized that as I was taking the purse inside I was holding it away from my body like a stinky fish. I guess subconsciously I didn't want anyone to think I was walking away with it.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Let me just say I am not embarrassed by this post at all. Obviously. Why would I post it if I were? I have been on different medications most of my adult life. I, like thousands of others, take anti-depressants. I have taken Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin, and now Zoloft. I think I finally found something that works. The others seemed to work, but not in every way I needed them to work. Zoloft seems to do the trick. I have more energy, balanced moods, and I feel good. I actually feel more chilled out than I am used to. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago because I just needed a change. I had reached my breaking point. It was hard for me to be happy. Poor Frank...I have been putting him through hormone hell. It was having a negative effect on everyone around me. Based on my symptoms, my Doctor thinks it could be partially hormone related. He did blood work to check my hormone levels and did give me a low dose hormone shot. So it's hard to tell if the hormone shot is making me feel better or if it is the meds or both. Regardless, I am happy.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
About a month ago I discovered organic milk. I bought it on a whim just to try and I was pleasantly suprised. Not because of the taste (taste like regular milk), but because it lasts so much longer than regular milk. Neither Frank or I are big milk drinkers so we always buy the 1/2 gallon size of 2%. We NEVER finish it. It always goes bad. However, this organic milk lasts so long we are finally able to finish a thing of milk.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Lou Dobbs on CNN reported tonight that there is a case of reverse discremination heading to the supreme court. White and Latino firefighters in Connecticut claim they were denied promotions because of their race. The men had high scores on the city’s promotion test. The city threw out the test results because Black candidates didn’t score high enough to qualify for promotion. Click here to read the transcript from the show.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
My family has never been a church-y family and has never done the whole Easter church thing. We used to go to Brunch at a nice hotel or lunch at my Mom's. When I was young my mom did the Easter basket thing for me and my sister, but of course as I got older she stopped, naturally. But now that we are all older and have done the brunch thing over and over again, we have spent the last couple of years just hanging out at home. With no kids or grandkids, Easter just isn't as fun or necessary. It sounds sad, but it is what it is...and we are good with that. It's not like we don't want to celebrate Jesus, but like I said, my family was never a go to church every Sunday (or really at all) kind of family. Sunday's were for sleeping in, chores, and watching various sports games (for my Dad). There is a tiny part of me that feels bad for not "participating" in the holiday. Ok...I'm over it now.
Frank's family is different. His Mom is very religious and made him to go to church as a kid and really forced religion down his throat. The older she gets the more religious she gets. The rest of his family is not like that. His Dad is not church-y either. He said yesterday that most Christians say that God brings a family together. But it tore his apart because his mom is so fanatical and overboard with it. I am not at all saying church is bad or God doesn't bring family together, but I think it is all person or family specific. When I was at my lowest, I did go to church regularly for a while. I did not go to "find Jesus", but to learn morals and values. I took the lessons that were being preached and applied them to my own life. I got out of it what I needed and moved on. I always say I hate discussing religion and politics, but given that it is Easter, why not? Happy Easter everybody. Bock Bock!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Fuerza Bruta Broadway show, Look Up, is still on my radar. It is branching out to Miami, so maybe it won't be long before it makes its way to Dallas. I don't know much about the show other than it looks super cool. It is described as a non-stop collision of dynamic music, visceral emotion, and kinetic aerial imagery. Click here for more video.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I got some amazing videos of the concert. I wasn't able to get as many as I wanted, but I think I got all the best ones. I had to make some of them shorter because I didn't want to run out of room on my memory card. Also, some of the videos came out really great,but some were blury. Frank thinks it has something to do with the lighting. Anyway, I have them all uploaded to YouTube finally. Here they are!
Shannon came to town last weekend and we had a great time. We went to Piranah's, shopping, comedy show, the Spa, dinner at Nobu, and the Britney concert! When Shannon and I arrived at The Crescent Hotel for the Spa, we ended up on an elevator with Abe Lincol and Albert Einstein. We had to get our pictures with them. When we got back on the Elevator, I said to Shannon..."So Abe Lincoln and Albert Einstein were riding in an elevator together. One looks over to the other and says..." I could't resist. It was just too funny and random. Here are some of the pics from the weekend, most from the concert. I must say I LOVE my camera. The zoom is amazing and the sound is great. I will post videos next.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I have not been able to spend much time on my computer lately. My charger has been broken so I finally got a new charger today. I have a lot of stuff to blog about that I will be posting soon. Shannon came down last weekend and we had a super fun time going to comedy shows, shopping, and seeing Britney in concert :) I have a lot of videos and pics to post. I should have these up by the end of the weekend if not tonight. Check back!