Saturday, April 23, 2005

Movie Review

Sahara- worth the 10$
I predict a movie series from this.

*Please note..I like action movies that are escapist. I don't look for anything deep in my movies.

Friday, April 22, 2005

My Friday
As you can see from the posts below, my Friday started off pretty badly. I woke up in a mood. I was feeling sorry for myself and putting pen to paper got it off my chest so to speak. I have it pretty good, and sometimes I need a mental kick in the ass.
Love.. check!
Home.. check!
Food...check!
Health.check!
Job....check!

The train ride is a great place to watch people. A word of advice.. black running shoes are NOT dress shoes!It's cool outside but not overly so and so far today it's sunny. We are due for 4 days of rain.
I had meetings from 10:30 to 12:30 and missed another meeting with the Argentinians. Luckily my trusty staff covred for me.Then I went out for lunch with some co-workers to Harveys. mmm Burgers.
Took care of some nagging e-mails that were waiting for me after lunch.I worked on something that I am suposed to do every week, tracking overstocks. It's boring but needed and made me very sleepy. Very sleepy.Too bad they frown upon office naps.(When I got home yesterday & fell asleep on the couch for 3 hours!)
I head home in 20 minutes!
Mood improving.

Thank goodness for my staff. They are fantastic.
Sucky Mood

I'm in a sucky mood today.
It's hard to put into words.

I feel a bit of pressure at work these days and that may be contributing.
Living alone sometimes is the best thing in the world, but sometimes it's the worst. 98% of the time I have no problems, but days like this it gets to me. It's no ones fault, but just the way it is.
I have someone in my heart, if that makes any sense, and it helps a whole lot.
What I used to think of as my very thick skin is turning out to be a lot thinner than I ever thought it was. I'm also more sensitive to others than I ever have been before. It takes some getting used to.

I have been taking the train for the last two days & have been getting a bit of my monster book polished off. I still have a love hate thing for the train going. I love the time to read, hate that it's crowded and expensive.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Running Man

I started running. It's only a half hour 2 or 3 times a week but it gets me fresh air and it seems to be good for me. At first I was in pain. Now I have that runners high. I don't think I have the patience for marathons or anything but I can see myself getting up to an hour or so by mid summer.
A couple of downsides, my hip hurts a bit, the ipod skips a bit when you run & I have realized that unlike swimming, you cannot scrimp on the stretching.

I am a bit of a wimp though, I will not run when it's cold. Luckily its been unseasonably warm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Points!

I got a brand spanking new credit card that gives me air miles tied to my frequent flier card. I am paying most of my bills on the credit card now, along with groceries, dry cleaning, phones and gas. I then just pay off the card every month.
In return I get points to use on free flights, & upgrades. I think it will be mostly used to try and get upgrades if possible.
The amazing thing is how much I can spend a month. It really adds up. I spend no more than I used to but I just keep track of it more now.
I also get points for when I travel. I was able to submit my flight to Hawaii in for points after the fact. I got 11,000 points, which is almost enough to get a free domestic flight.

In other news, my cupboards are full of food. I'm thinking I should make some attempt to eat what I have before I buy more.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

'Canadians are never going to get the government they want if they vote against the government they fear.'
Jack Layton, NDP leader

I hate to say it. But that got me. (What he is talking about is the Canadian predisposition to vote Liberal to keep the Conservatives out of power)
Up here in the great white north, we are facing the prospect of an election. We currently have a minority government that is embroiled in a scandal that has revealed that the government faltered ethically.

The problem is, that for the majority of Canadians, they are the party of choice. So what do you do?
We have three choices..
NDP- They are on the left. They like socialism. They brought Canada, socialized medicine. They believe we can be a truly great country. We just have to try. They don't feel we should always do what the Americans tell us. The biggest thing they like to do though is tax.
Liberals- They are the government in power. They have held power for a while. They are socialists as well, but less so. They are fiscally neutral and are in the center politically. They also have this scandal hanging over them that the current leadership knew about, even if they won't admit it. The liberals are of two minds on America, sometimes we cave, sometimes we stand up to them. The current leader is distanced from the scandal and seems to be a good guy.
Conservatives- They are conservative, both socially and fiscally. They would like nothing more than to see us roll back socialized medicine and want to ensure that gay marriage is outlawed. They also agree with what most of America does. They are supported by most religious groups for their views on abortion as well. Fiscally they like low taxes and less government, two things I like as well.

So at this moment, if an election was called I would probably vote NDP or Liberal. What I'd really like to see is an NDP/Liberal minority government. This usually comes with an agenda that they can agree on mutually. And here's the best thing, they actually get stuff done!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Waiting....
I'm waiting for something to happen at work.
or not to happen.
The waiting is stressing me out more than the actual event will.
I don't want a strike countdown to start. I want a negotiated settlement.
I have heard nothing so that must be good news.
I hope.


Oh, now if you want to see a great video and hear a decent song.
Try Delta Goodrem . She fell into a little bit of a scandal with the guy who is featured in her duet that is climbing the charts.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Television

I have a love hate relationship with TV. I like that it opens up my world, I hate that it sucks up my time.
Here's what I like...

I like the CBC. I like that they are neutral. I like that they embrace Canadian's tastes. Where else in the world do see great news, curling, Coronation Street & hockey all on one channel? The news and sports coverage are top notch.

I like reality TV, specifically The Amazing Race, both Idols, and Big Brother.

If I am sitting in front of the TV and StargateSG1 or Andromeda is on, I will watch. Both shows are made in Canada and have a sarcastic humor.

I love Nascar on Fox. I'm a red-neck at heart and find Darrell Waltrip hilarious. When it switches to NBC I tune out.

Here is what I hate...
I hate CNN, they only give an American-centric view of the world and I would never call them neutral.
I hate love-seeking reality TV like The Bachelor. The only thing those people seek is fame. My mother was addicted to this show, but I have finally convinced her that it is filled with fame whores, both the men and the women.
I hate sitcoms & hour long dramas, though I have to admit there are some quality shows out there.
I hate watching sports on American TV.
I hate TV that appeals to the lowest common denominator.