I can't help but think of the ominous as well. Already there are reports of horribly racist things about this tremendous man. But he had to expect fallout. He has to be wary of his safety. I guess that's the price you pay for being the first black man in the highest office of this great (and slightly racist) land.
Congrats Obama. And congratulations America for, as my mother put it, "getting out of your own way."
But most importantly, I blame you, Obama, for the hangover I'm currently nursing.
- Current Mood: sick
Here’s a question for you, Trent… how do you feel about being personally expected to bail out failing Wall St companies who knowingly made really stupid financial decisions?
I’m not mad at Wall Street. They’re playing the game according to the rules they’re given. The problem comes with the people writing the rules. I’m mad at the flavor of “deregulation” in Washington that has created a situation where a select few (the CEOs and the large stockholders) collect the profits while everyone else covers the risk.
Let me be clear: we have socialism in the finance industry right now, except it’s a diseased kind of socialism, where everyone bears the risk but only a select few enjoy the profits.*
The blame for this falls squarely on the people who have been in charge of instruments such as the Treasury Department, the Senate banking committee, and the House financial services committee over the last twelve years or so, excluding perhaps the last few since it would have been impossible to slow the train in just a year or two.
Free market capitalism doesn’t work if the people who make risky moves aren’t saddled with the risk of those moves. That’s what we have now, and that’s a failure.
* Holy Crap, that bolded sentence is so right on it gave me chills.
- Current Mood: stressed
For instance, I think we'd be healthier if I cooked more things from scratch, but between a 12 hour day (with commute), exercise (3 nights a week from 7-8pm), (still) trying to get the business up and running, and trying to do some creative stuff (crochet, halloween, christmas), I feel like I have to cut corner in the food department.
If I were staying home, I would probably be making jams, bread, granola, baking a whole turkey, slicing it for Eric's sammies, using the rest of the meat in a casserole an using the carcass for a soup. I would probably have a year round garden to cut down on our fresh fruit, veggie, and herb costs. But this sort of stuff takes plain old time. So it comes down to, submit my whole Sunday to food, giving me a 6 day workweek, or doing more work during the weeknights, meaning I sacrifice sleep.
I know people did this... worked from sundown to sunup and then worked some more... and maybe I'm just spoiled with my leisure time... and I think that I'm probably more productive than a lot of people in the combination of things I do in the time I do it in, I just wish I could squeeze a few more hours in so I could still get 8 hours and be a more wholesome cook.
As it stands we have a frozen pizza once a week for dinner. But I always microwave some frozen veggies! Woot!
- Current Mood: frustrated
But I woke up with "Debra" by Blondie.
Dood dood, check it out , hubby and I made a list of Christmas Presents we're buying everyone so we can spread the gifts out over time.
Our original plan of having the Credit Card Paid off by September has been postponed until January due a fender bender that Eric got into that we decided to just settle outside of insurance and the need to get heating oil.
PS. My funk is apparently gone. I've got my twinkle and sense of humor back. It's excellent. Leaves me full of mischief. See Icon.
- Current Mood: silly
I woke up this morning with the BeeGees "Night Fever" in my head.
I usually wake up with a song in my head. I think I'm going to start sharing.
Anyone see the debates last night? Overall thoughts?
I personally think that this is a pretty clear Nixon/JFK situation, both in the appearance and vision. I also think the "town hall" style was a poor choice giving the the last speaker an opportunity to piss all over the opponent. Finally, Tom Brokaw was crabby when those boys didn't do what he said. I was waiting for him to pull out a cigarette and a martini and completely ignore the candidates. It was funny.
- Finish Halloween Costumes for Eric, Kristie, Self.
- Go Grocery Shopping
- Make our gift list
- Plan our Ferry Game Night (Halloween themed)
- Finish setting up online store for business
- Invitation Designs (tweak 2, finish 2, start 2)
- Start handmade Christmas Gifts
- Buy Bulk Birthday Cards (at least 10)
- Work on Work Halloween Party
- Get several quotes for new work projects.
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
"'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
'--So long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.
'Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the cat, 'if you only walk long enough.'"
Data Mining Techniques by Berry & Linoff
Ha, how bizarre is that?
- Ferry: Eat Breakfast, Check personal email, blog list, set up goals for ferry ride home
- At Work: Set tasks for day in Outlook, Check Email by10am, have 1-2 tasks completed by lunch.
- Lunch: 30 mins (outside when its nice)
- Early Afternoon: Check Email again, Clear out trouble tickets
- Late Afternoon: Brainstorm, Fun Stuff planning
I read somewhere that email has become more of a hindrance than a help, and I'm starting to believe that. I also read that everyone has a different cycle of productivity and I think this system will work for me.
So, that's it today.
- Current Location:work
- Current Mood: annoyed
- Current Music:Queen - Bicycle Race
Eric bought it for me. It was very sweet. He watched with me too! He said it was much better than he expected.
It was much better than I expected as well. They didn't half-ass it, which I appreciated. Because, let's be honest, they could of done a completely crappy job and they still would have made a MINT on us thirty and forty-something gals who have fallen in love with their characters. But I really felt like they made this movie with a true obligation to their viewers.
And for that, Darren Star, I Salute you.
- Current Location:work
- Current Mood: busy