Thursday, January 14, 2010

Money, Money, Money

The world will never cease to create things for me to spend my money on.  It's up to me cultivate wisdom on the matter. 

I always think I need new shoes.  Boots with heels that don't slouch because the ones I do have are slouchy and don't look right with dresses.  And pants that are one size smaller so they fit right and make my butt look better.  And a new coffee grinder because the blades broke on the old one, although it still works.  And knee socks.  To wear with those boots.  And peppermint essential oil for soap and maybe a new mold for the soap while I'm at it.  And some new windshield wipers for the car along with a new turbo.  And how I want a new rug for the living room!  And a vacation out West.  It really never ends.  I could go on and on and on.  How annoying.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Milestone

I've come to a point in my life where I don't require the contrast of opposition to appreciate the present.  There was a time when working 2 weeks straight would have made me appreciate a day off so much more.  But the reality is, I really appreciate a day off whether I've been working two weeks straight or not at all.  Ten months of unemployment had me waking up every single morning thankful for that day off.  Maybe that's a bad example.  But it's true.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Because I'm just in one of those moods...

I got fired from my last job because I publicly (however, not at work) insulted the intelligence of the I.T. guy.  He decided to make things up to get me fired and did.  He cut and pasted things and twisted facts and took advantage of the fact that hardly anyone at that company understands technical talk.  He was a nasty little mole and then didn't even have the balls to be in the trial when I tried to fight it.  He sent his young protege instead.

Of course I shouldn't insult anyone's intelligence.  It's not nice.  However, the action was disportionate to the offense.  My observation of the day is that he had a very, very delicate ego that was very easily damaged.  Maybe he was unsure of himself in his position because he was an older gentleman.  Or maybe he's just a jerk.

I'm just thinking back and noticing how much money the company spent as a result of one man's bruised ego.  Funny.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Our Awareness...

as a people seems to be growing.  On one hand, there are flocks of idiots...both the obstinate kind and the oblivious kind...but each individual, stripped of status, affiliation, and labels, seems to be stretching in an awareness proportionate to their identity.  I notice not just an ideal of peace...I notice peace itself in the most unlikely of places at the most inappropriate of times.  The world is falling apart and the world is getting better.  It depends on where you look.