Friday's 5

Oct. 17th, 2008 09:17 am
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1. Fitness has been hit or miss lately and that means mostly "miss". I fell asleep at 7:30 last night after a long day. Then I woke up, realizing I missed my run AGAIN! So I did it this morning. The legs are good; the lungs not so good. But it's all win. I feel like I'm back in control.

2. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone is beautiful to someone else AND everyone is not beautiful to someone else. Who are we to pass judgement on others? Just know that you're a 10 and a 1 and maybe you can accept yourself, bumps and all.

3. I am glad I work in biotech. Just saying that people still need their medicine and we make a life-saving drug.

4. It's not that I'm democratic or republican. Candidates from both parties scare the poop out of me, it's just that one of them scares me a little more.

5. Now that I've pulled my head out of the sand and I'm listening to the news, I'm shocked at the reports of people living outside their means. I do not understand the concept of deliberately living beyond your income. I realize there are days when you can't balance your check book to save your life and there are rainy-day emergencies, but in general I don't understand shopping with credit cards if you don't have the cash to cover it when the bill is due. To me, credit cards are a rainy-day safety net, not a lifestyle. A friend of mine who does housing refi's was telling me about people getting 2nds and 3rds on their houses in order to get stuff like jet-skis. It boggles me.

Friday's 5

Oct. 10th, 2008 09:09 am
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1. I hate keeping a daily log of how I spend my time. This sucks. It's one of the reasons I stopped being a contractor. Death to micromanaging.

2. I had to drive today because there are fires on/near the train tracks and system-wide delays. They suspect arson. So with everything else going down someone's solution is to set fire to the train? Jeez!

3. The multi-billion dollar bail-out will not impact the rich or the broke because the rich will still be rich and the broke will still be broke. So the rest of us once again get to pay for someone else's greed. I wish I made wooden arrows.

4. On the bail-out: I liked what I heard on the radio this morning. Just when you thought Bush was on his way out and couldn't do anymore harm, ...'Ta-Dah'!

5. I've been angry about something for over a month. I stew on it and go from severe annoyance to inferno of anger. While I was mulling this over on my (fire-inspired) commute today, I saw the Amber-Alert for child abduction. Hello, thank you for the reality check. My problem is NOT life and death. In fact, the bailout isn't even life and death for me (yet). But someone else is going through terror because their child has been snatched. Be on the look-out for a gray Toyota Pick-up, last three digits are "253". (They had all the numbers, but that's all I could remember as I started peering around me looking for gray pickups.)

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