and I am a material girl!
Let me state that I am not a hoarder, but I will admit that I have my things, and I am attached to them. I will also admit, this once, that I know I get defensive when my husband starts talking to me about getting rid of my things. Continue reading
My husband brought up the concept of autonomous cars, and for reasons I cannot explain, I became angry. The actual idea that the auto insurance companies could make it to where only those with a lot of money, will be able to afford the insurance required to drive a car. That one day, the majority of the cars, on the road, will not have drivers, but will be ran by an automated system, for some reason upsets me. Continue reading
does not always mean a new start.
New Years’ resolutions are made and broken every year. Some people are able to keep theirs, but those people were actually ready for the changes they were implementing, I do not believe it has anything to do with the date. I also do not believe that just saying you are going to do something is what it takes to motivate you to actually do it. You have to have something in your life that is making you uncomfortable enough to stick with it, or at least I do. Continue reading
Didn’t we just do this, like, yesterday?
Well, here we are again, another New Year’s Eve has sneaked* up on me!
2015 went by before I really got used to it. It seems that each year goes by faster and faster, and although I’m pleased with where I am, I’ve still taken a moment to reflect on everything that has gone on in what feels like the month of 2015. With this reflection, I was able to see a few things I would like to do differently, so I’ve come up with a list of “Hopefuls for 2016”. I’m not calling them resolutions because I do not stick with those. I might make it a week, if I’m lucky. Continue reading
Facing your fears can be relaxing & rewarding
Sunday, November 1, I, along with my husband, and two of our best friends (who are also family), did something I thought I would never do… I took some xanax and climbed aboard the biggest boat I’ve been on for my very first cruise. Continue reading
have we actually passed it?
The other day I watched a documentary called Cowspiracy, and although I found it to be very informative, the information was not necessarily news to me. Well, the statistics were a bit shocking, as I have not looked into this subject in several years, but I’ve known that the issues are more important than a lot of people seem to think, and that our food sources are a much bigger contributor towards the climate issues than any of the major agencies have been stating, because, after all, no one wants to anger the big industries, e.g. beef. As Frank Herbert wrote in his novel, Dune, “He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!“, and let’s face it, the companies that have the most money, control a lot more than you may be aware of. However, this is not a post about corruption in politics, or how much our system needs an overhaul, this is about my thoughts on this documentary. Continue reading
Reality is in the mind of the observer
Watching Parking Wars left me dumbfounded, because I could not comprehend why so many people were getting so angry with the Parking Authority Officer for giving them a parking ticket. The officer was simply doing their job, and the driver was clearly in the wrong the majority of the time. Yes, the officers did/do make mistakes, they are, after all, human. However, the majority of the time, they were/are spot-on. Continue reading