Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Lot About Nothing

On my recent trip back to Minnesota my lovely friend Vinomommy mentioned to me how I never write about nothing in particular in my blog. She said my entries always required a lot of thought and that I should just spew out some useless information about my day. I think she's had a little too much Vino to drink myself.

So here ya go... My exciting day off started with buying a new oil and gas stock - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE). I noticed that 4 different expert analysts rated it as a moderate or strong buy. Well they were wrong at least for today. I didn't lose my life savings but I did lose enough money to fill up a tank of gas. Uuugghhh!! Hopefully, tomorrow it will come roaring back and I can retire from the drug trade :-)

It was also bathroom cleaning day. I have two of them and I have to admit that cleaning the bathroom is my least favorite room in the house to clean. I'm a neat freak too so it's not even like they are nasty dirty or anything. But just the fact that I have to put on my little yellow rubber gloves and decontaminate the 2 rooms whose sole purpose is removing human waste from the residence is harsh enough. Thank God it's over.

My only other excitement for the day was taking Reesee to the veterinarian's office for her yearly distemper shot. You know going to the vet's office is just like going to a regular doctor's office in a way. Why is it that as the patient we do our very best to show up on time or even early for that matter and then don't even get to see the first medical provider (vet tech or nurse) until at least like 30 minutes after the original appointment. I would have just made the appointment for 3:30 instead of 3:00 if I would have known I was gonna be staring at all the other people and animals in the waiting room. At least there are some cute cats and dogs to look at instead of just a bunch of geriatrics like the regular doctor's office.

Well there you have it Vinomommy. I probably still managed to make you think while reading this. Now where's my mashed potatoes and jelly?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sticks and Stones

You Suck!! As the saying goes... Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me. This may be true for many people but it's all a matter of how you react to each situation put before you. If you're Bill Clinton then words seem to do a lot of damage as we've seen him lash out with that magnificent 5 year old temper of his time after time. Although I do have to give politicians as a whole the benefit of the doubt for putting themselves in the public eye. It certainly can't be easy to put yourself in a position where you know for a fact that the media is going to pick you apart and find every minuscule error that you've ever made in your life.

As far as my outlook on harsh words goes I prefer to remain as positive as possible. I think a lot of how an individual reacts to negative situations in life is directly related to their self esteem and independence or lack there of. Of course it's easy for me to sit here and say suck it up and feel good about yourself when I'm not the one receiving a tongue lashing. I'm usually the one on the other end giving the tongue lashing. I know that's one of my weaknesses since I'm a perfectionist. But you can come out ahead if you take those rough words that somebody else is dishing out to you and use it to your advantage. Obviously they wouldn't have put you down if you didn't have some sort of weakness that you could work on to improve. But then again there are some people who are just complete assholes and bitches. They can just suck my ars! But for everyone else who I ever get flack from in life I choose to turn that around and make myself a better person because of it. And you can too if you have the right mindset :)