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Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I'm having one of those super sureal days.... you know? First of all, I found out that I am ranking 79th (tied with several other users) in my fitness challenge at Momentumfs.com. There are something like 2000+ people involved and that makes me feel pretty dang good!
ChallengeParticipant Status Total # of Workouts Avg.Workouts/Week Current Place
[JessieMomma] Active 36.00 3.28 79
What and awesome feeling, I was sure I hadn't even gotten 13 workouts in!!!! YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!
So the other big WEIRD part is... my ex-finance (who recently got married BTW) RE-sent me an email he sent me only weeks after his wedding. WHAT?! Yeah, he emailed me to tell me all about his life; sans fiance, wife, or marriage info., and asked about my kids... wanted to make sure we could still stay in contact.... misses our converstations........ WHAT THE HECK?!?! DUDE, you are MARRIED! MARRIED.... does that not ring a bell with you???? And you wonder why I sent you packin'??????????????? Some people I swear!
What is it about my life? Do I just have a sign that says "Desperate; Idiots need apply"? *sigh*
Well, I know what I need tonight.... a good snuggle with my puppy dog and an episode of CSI. I'm outta here! Night night!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Trust me I am not saying that our government is perfect or that we've got all the answers. But my goodness, this is outrageous, there are Olympians who are not traveling directly to Beijing, but through other countries first, or wearing face masks, to avoid prolonged over-exposure to harmful pollution in the air. Pollution which China promised in 2001, to remedy prior to the opening of the Games... don't you think waiting until the week before is a bit of poor planning? Instead, they've uprooted peasant families in order to build new state of the art arenas, continued to disregard the civil rights of their citizens, and limited the ability of foreign newscasters. Please tell me, HOW is this a good thing??? Why haven't these games been boycotted??? What as citizens can we do now, with the games looming a few short days away???
I don't know the answers, but I think we've become too complacent. I'm feeling a pull in two directions, I have been for a while now. On the one hand, I now have two children who are old enough to watch some events and understand why we hold these special events every four years. I want them to see these spectacular athletes and gain appreciation for their dedication, to look up to them as I looked up to Mary Lou when I was a little girl. I want them to be inspired to choose a sport or activity and really learn and grow in the joy of perfecting it. And yet, I want to show them that I don't agree with our involvement in events that bring gain to this country who can be very dangerous to us, who does not even uphold the promises it has made in order to receive the honor of hosting the Olympics.
I am torn. Will not allowing my family to participate in viewing the Games really show anyone anything? Or is this a time to sit my kids down and explain to them why we watch and support our athletes, and teach them WHY we are so lucky to live in our beautiful land? It seems that I have a decision to make soon. One that I am unfortunately certain will not be that last of it's type. Which happens to be exactly the reason I am grateful for people, like Dr. Laura, who have the voice and means to speak publicly about the morals and values that are being degraded by the popular culture. We would be blessed if we had more people like her in the media.