"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Read at your own risk...

author is posting through a Nyquil induce haze. Post will probably jump topics (stream of consciousness like) and make little if any sense.

I'm still sick but I'm a little better. My wonderful hubby got up with the kids and took them to school today and I got to sleep until I woke up on my own. Vic is trying to give me a chance to feel better because he is on night shifts this weekend (I frakking hate that).

One of the best shows I have seen on television in a long time is coming to a close soon. Battlestar Galactica is coming to an end this Friday. Although I am very sad to see it go, I am so glad they are going out on top. Unlike the original Battlestar (which I did like), the production values and storyline arcs have been topnotch. Its been like watching a 5 year movie.

Speaking of movies, did you know my friend Monnie is a fledgling moviemaker? If her movies turn out to be even half as good as the scripts she has written and posted, she is going to kick ass!

And, as for asses, Senator Chris Dodd is a MAJOR ass. He insisted on attaching a provision to the bailout bill that ALLOWS payment of bonuses. That pisses me off to no end. AIG as a whole is a financially secure company but the financial services division was so horribly mismanaged that it brought that company to its knees...and the buttmunches in the financial services division are getting the majority of the bonuses in that company. Some have tried to justify the bonuses by saying that they have to be paid in order to retain the talented individuals. Well, I say fuck those "talented individuals". Their "talent" drove that company into a hole it may never come out of and where would they go anyway. Its not like any other financial giants are dying to hire AIG financial specialist.

Back to movies...have you heard the tragic news about Natahsa Richardson? My heart goes out to her entire family. I can't even imagine what her sons must be going through. Losing a parent at 12 and 13 would never be easy but to lose that parent in such a freak accident would be devastating.

Totally randomness...I almost sent a package on a tour of the US on Monday. I was mailing my package for the Sock-It-To-Me exchange and I had the postmaster check how much postage I would need to put on it. The lady weighed it, entered the zip code, and told me how many stamps I would need. I stepped out of line, put on the stamps, and got back in line to really mail it. Luckily, I was paying more attention when it was weighed this time. I noticed that the destination listed when she entered the zip code was not the same as the address. There should have been a 0 at the beginning of the zip but there was a 9. My package almost went to the left coast...oops. Glad I caught that mistake.

Have any of you read P.D. James' Children of Men? I am reading it now and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. It is intriguing and thought provoking yet I don't seem to connect with it. There are books I read that I kust can't put down but this isn't one of them (so far). If you've read it, what did you think about it?

Remember my review of The Art of Racing in the Rain. Well, I loved that book so much that I emailed the author to tell him how much I liked it and I actually got a response back. And, I know it wasn't a canned response because he mentioned something specific about my post in it. How very cool.

Well, enough of my sickness induced ramblings. Catch you on the flip side y'all!

12 comments:

CreoleInDC said...

Your randoms are GREAT! They mean stuff. Unlike mine which are just dumb.

Chris said...

You need to be sick more often...the post is great!
Sorry! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Sheliza said...

lots of randomness there! I did understand it all so the Nyquil is not messing you up at all! Since you had so much to say I can't cover all subjects. I am glad you are "sounding" a little better :) Still, drink your fluids and get some rest!

Beautiful Mess said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Wishing you a full recovery soon. Hang in there, hon!
*HUGS*

Tanyetta said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! LOVE your random thoughts! I followed perfectly without missing a beat. Does this make me a little OFF? LOL :)

Feel better my friend!

Another Dreamer said...
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Another Dreamer said...

With Children of Men, the movie is only *loosely* based on the book... very loosely. Therefore, I have not read it. Honestly, after reading the wikipedia entry on it, I have no desire to read it...

But I LOVE the movie... I haven't re-watched it since the IF diagnosis though... I fear how I will react to it now.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

LOVE what you said about AIG and the bailout/bonuses.

I hadn't heard about Natasha Richardson. How tragic! (Am I pathetic becuase I LOVED her in the "Parent Trap" remake?)

Hope you feel better soon!

Soralis said...

Sorry to hear you have all been sick!

Take care

NHStitcher said...

I hope you feel better soon! What a sweet guy Vic is.

Meari said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Even if it's through a drug induced haze, LOL I agree with you about AIG! The retention bonuses are ridiculous. Very sad about Natasha Richardson :( She was so young and vibrant.

beebles said...

i will miss bstar...i am glad they let it end with dignity, but i feel at a loss right now...i listened to the theme song a lot yesterday