Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Be kind, rewind

One of the facts of being in a relationship is that you create habits. These habits will form mo matter how hard you try not to form them. My advice, make them good habits.

Just about every Tuesday Michael and I make our weekly trip to Blockbuster. And I will note that I absolutely love Blockbuster. And here is the main reason why: not only do we get to peruse the store looking at DVD covers of the latest movies. Something about a textile feel just feels so right (and yes I prefer to read paper books to on computers).

After we've made our latest selections, we get to pick the equal amount of movies from the center allowing me to catch up on the oh so many movies I haven't seen. And this bonus classics are free. Ah the perks. The other benefit of Blockbuster, video game rentals. I have multiple fixes that need to be sated.

I feel like a kid in a candy store. Movies make the best dates. Make a nice homemade meal (beef lo mein was tonights) and curl up and enjoy the movies. This is a great habit, the perfect staying in together date. A joint effort in cooking the meal and enjoying a movie is just so nice.

This weeks picks: All the King's Men, The Killer Inside Me, Memento, The Lovely Bones, Secretary, Blow and Abandoned. And yes I haven't seen any of them before, the story of my life. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I know this is actually a week late… but it happens.

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to go to Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant and here the president give a speech.

Now I'm not overly political, I believe people are entitled to certain rights and should be afforded them. I'm more of a humanitarian than a politician.

Regardless of your opinions of the president, he can deliver an amazing speech, and just because he was in his home town [although that does help].

Last year, in my second to last term, I had a lovely English course on "Writing Faith, Justice and Love" or something like that. My professor is interested in rhetoric, so during the course we got a crash course in what makes a good speech, well good.

Obama obviously is able to connect with his audience. However, he does more than just that. His speeches always connect to a great achievement in the past, and then transitions into a hard time and ending with a triumph.

His ability to relate the history to the present is amazing. And I know as I say this he doesn't write all of his speeches. But he has the charisma to deliver.

It doesn't matter how well a speech is written; if the speaker doesn't create a rhythm there is no connection.

Just wanted to share this awesome experience, my first presidential speech.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Some mornings you just know its going to be a bad day. Today was one of those days.

It's amazing how one little thing triggers a day of unfortunate events. Nothing catastrophic, just numerous little events that add up to be a huge annoyance.

My solution a rewind button. And I'm not talking about a Groundhog Day situation of having to redo the same actions until you do everything right. I want a rewind that reboots the system and starts anew. A different day with completely different options.

Now, I'm not asking this rewind to be a perfect day, just better than today.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Busy as a bee

The term "busy as bee" comes from the lovely Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. However, the phrase is slightly depressing to me when I think of the term quite literally. Which bees are the busy ones? The drones. And somehow relating myself to drone is not very comforting.

I'd like to think that my work is not confined to the same routine day after day. Still, as humans we are plagued to be repetitive. Thankfully this week will shake up my drone like nature.

While I will be pushing out the magazine this week at work, I also will be traveling to Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant to hear President Obama.

I think this week may win best week of the year...