08 April 2008

The Latest, The Rants

I'm back from Florida and I want to tell you all about it. But I haven't uploaded the pictures yet. In fact, I haven't even cleared a space for myself on the desk yet. Apparently I'm a very busy bee. I just wanted you to know I haven't abandoned you. And I wanted to reward you for checking back here every now and then to see what I'm doing. So here are the highlights:
  • A year and a half after she came to stay for a few months, Lucy is finally moving out. She's heading back to North Dakota next week. Jesse is driving back with her, so I'll be really alone for a little while. But that gives me dibs on redecorating the room all by myself.
  • Work is going, There's nothing new, good, bad, or indifferent to report. Not that I'd be allowed to report it anyway. Our company picnic is coming up in two weeks. Jesse and Lucy will miss it. It'll be my first company picnic without Lucy. She's been along for the last two years. You might recall, before she officially moved in, Lucy would visit for 10 - 14 days at a time.
  • I've decided to start writing a book. I'm not sure what it'll be about though. I'm going to start this weekend, and probably make it a weekend task for a while. 
  • I've been working out piously during the week. I feel good, and have decided to start running this weekend. I realized (just yesterday) I've lost a lot of muscle in my legs. Running is supposedly good for that.
  • I'm not sleeping as much as I should. It's a good day if I get to bed before 10, and a great day if I sleep through the night. I work at 6:30am, so I start the wake up process around 5:30. But somehow I have been able to cut my caffeine. Lattes are a rarity and I dropped from two teas bags a day to one. I read that too much black tea can cause disturbed sleep. I drink tea. I have disturbed sleep. Go figure. 
That's about all I can think to tell you. I'm annoyed by the Absolut America controversy. I don't see the reason in getting upset over an ad showing Mexico retaking part of America. It's an ad. There's no reason for angry letters and apologies. I'm over it.
 
I'm also over protests of the Olympic Torch. I love the Olympics. I enjoy the games, the athletes, the competition, the national solidarity of it all. I didn't approve of giving the bid to China, but it's done. No amount of stunts asking for a Free Tibet is going to change that. China is not changing its policies. It doesn't have to change its policies. It has to host Olympians. That's it. The International Olympic Committee will meet this week to determine if the torch tour should be canceled. Way to go beatniks.