I've had lots of thoughts I've wanted to write about here, but the thought of the time it takes me to put electronic pen to electronic paper always puts me off. Maybe if I do bullet points, ay?
*I fucking LOVE my new HP laptop. This is the fastest, best sounding, best keyboard laptop I've ever owned. I should have dumped my piece of shit Dell for one of these ages ago.
*Speaking of sound, I've just discovered Two Steps From Hell, a production group that makes music for movie trailers and such. Great background music while I write this. And the the computer is also running my Carbonite restore program re-installing my 170 gigabytes of photos, music, and what not on the new laptop as well. The computer isn't even breathing hard.
*Who coined the new term "Amazeballs"? It's a lame ass word. "Awesome sauce" is equally stupid.
There's a 26 year old woman who writes a blog and uses these words every time she writes a post and it makes her sound like a 13 year old. I've had to stop reading her.
*Why is it some of the most judgmental people in this world are those that are not suppose to judge. In fact they are taught not to judge, but to leave that to their god to do. And when they take offence at something someone else says and are rebuked, they act the martyr. My mom had a saying for religious zealots: So heavenly bound they're no earthly good. Nuff said.
*I don't like the sound of Doves cooing. (I thought of writing a post titled "When doves cry") I also don't like the sound of single engine planes flying overhead, or damp cloudy overcast days and nights. All things that remind me of my youth. I grew up in southern California, Orange County. Right next to what's now called John Wayne Airport. In the land of "late night, early morning low clouds", a term the local weathermen always used. It was depressing, and perhaps why I liked living in the low desert areas years later. While I didn't have a bad childhood, I don't have the best memories of some of it either. Quite complicated really, as I suppose many others can relate too as well.
*Just started hearing about how medical centers in the US are turning away cancer patients for treatment because of the sequester cuts. SO many things about this makes angry. Stupid political party posturing, the inability of our current President to act presidential and make things happen, the Republican party being run by fucking idiots. That the richest county on earth won't even take care of it's own (from birth to death).
I read some comments last week on a news story, one of them said America is a laughing stock of much of the world today and another person replied that wasn't true and that America is the greatest country ever. I commented back that they must have their head in the sand and have never traveled out of the US.
I was talking at work about this subject to a good friend I've know for years, and he said "well, there's still no other place you'd rather live though, right?
I told him I could name at least three... Don't get me wrong, this is my country of birth and even if I could live in another country my family ties here would not make me leave. But in many other countries, my quality of life (i.e. healthcare, work environment, retirement) would be much much better than the shit many of us have to put up with here.
*I'm almost to the point that I don't want to vote anymore, I'm getting that disgusted with politics. The only thing that stops me from doing that is the thought of Republicans gaining control again. Because when and if that happens, this country truly is doomed to fail on many fronts.
*I'm still waiting for my Carbonite to restore my 170 gigs of photos, music, and stuff on the new computer. Guess I'm the impatient type..but it has been a week and a half...sheesh!
*It's taken me 2 weeks to write this out, well parts of two Sunday mornings really. Glad I'm not trying to write regularly here...