My So Called Life - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Embrace life -- both the sweet days and the bitter...embrace the joy and the sadness...the successes and the defeats -- for all of these things, both good and bad, have made you who you are.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Under Pressure - Pushing Down On Me!

Has there ever been so much pressure pushing down on you that you felt you might be crushed underneath its weight? I am sure everyone has...

Well that is where I am.

There is an interesting aspect to the idea and the feeling of pressure. It is not always a bad thing. Pressure can come from both good and rough times in our lives. My life has pressure right now from both sources.

I have to believe that both kinds of pressure will refine me into a better person down the road.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Healthcare In America - Do You Ever Feel Like A Number?

So 3 weeks ago I went in to have a scope done because I was having issues with my stomach, colon, digestive system, etc.

So they found two polyps in my colon - they are actually pretty common. The doctor told me that he would send them off for testing...for a biopsy to see if they were cancerous or whatever.

I asked him how long the tests would take to come back....7 - 10 days he said. He assured me he would call me when he got the results back in a week or so...

Well...we are going on 21 days and I have not heard a peep out my health care company, my specialist, or my primary care physician.

I have had a lot on my mind lately with switching positions at work amongst other things....so I have not called in...so my bad on that..

I realize I am just a number to them...they see patient after patient after patient and I realize that overall I am just a chart, a number and a co-pay.

But I wish I wasn't...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell Is Gone - What to say?

The picture alone will speak volumes. You either loved him or hated him. There was almost no in between.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama - Which One To Choose?

Sometimes when I research information on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, I feel like the only thing they have in common is that they both have the word Democrat attached to their names. I have not done as much research as I should, but it is so early in the election process that I definitely have time to do more. And I am sure that they have many things in common politically. I mean they have to have a least some common ground being members of the same political party.

But for me the biggest difference do not appear in their political beliefs, ideologies, or platforms...but rather, the differences becomes blatantly obvious in their personalities and their approach to politics.

Barack Obama is the outsider who is new to Washington as a first term Senator from Illinois. He had the benefit of not having to choose whether to cast his vote for or against the Iraq War (for the record he has always opposed it), so he comes in clean of any political baggage so to speak. His eloquence and his ability to enrapture a crowd is reminiscent of Bill Clinton and Barbara Jordan..although still I cannot put him on par with either of those people just yet.

Hillary Clinton is the career politician having been in the political spotlight almost her entire life from the days of being Governor's wife in Arkansas to First Lady of the United States, to now 2 time Senator from New York. She is seen by many as an insider in the Beltway and viewed by some as a polarizing figure. She voted to authorize the Iraq war, and has stood by that assertion ever since, though admitting the Bush Administration has made many mistakes in carrying out that authority. You either love her or hate her. I definitely do not hate Hillary Clinton...but I am uncertain as to how I would view her as President.

The biggest item that I hear when discussing these 2 candidates is the experience question. Does one have more than the other?...and does either one have enough to effectively lead our nation? Does one candidate do better at connecting with the common people?

This week in Robert Novak's weekly column the following excerpt appeared regarding the difference in leadership style between the two candidates:

"Not many people actually watched MSNBC's telecast of the debate from Orangeburg, S.C., but press accounts and word of mouth have spread the news of Obama's performance. When asked by moderator Brian Williams what he would do as president if he learned that "two American cities have been hit simultaneously by terrorists," Obama replied -- citing Hurricane Katrina -- that "the first thing we'd have to do so is make sure that we've got an effective emergency response." In contrast, Clinton responded that she would "retaliate."

I do not know who I would rather see in the White House...but from that response it seems that Hillary has taken a lesson out of the Bush playbook...I wonder if it will resonate with the common people who show up at the polls...

What if they combined their political prowess?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Life Is Getting Super Busy - Sorry Everyone!

So the last few weeks have been super busy. I am about to start a new position at work along with trying to workout more, along with going on a few dates...so yeah life has been hectic to say the least.

But do not despair, I will be back to my usual blogging soon.

But on a side note - I was in the car of a co-worker at lunch this week and heard the song "Kiss the Rain" by Billie Myers. Such a good song. Here is the video and song below....enjoy!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Shear Genius - Why Do I Love This Show?

Ok so I am sure everyone or at least most people have heard of the shows Top Chef, Top Design, Project Runway, etc.

Well Bravo has a new show called Shear Genius...now I am not into fashion or hairstyles or anything like that.

But I love this show and I think Tabatha is great!!!