Category: Wierdness Du Jour

Media News related randomness.

A Morning in the Life of 2 Gemini

So I got up on time this morning.

Daughter overslept.

Son got up on time.

Hubby took daughter to school and I took son to school and up to this point, everything was totally ok.

I get the son to school and I come home to discover that hubby has left me with the oatmeal that I do not eat for breakfast… and no other breakfast supplies. I checked the board where we write down the stuff we’re out of before I left because I pass 2 grocery stores and several breakfast establishments on the way back from taking the son to school. I also checked the pantry, just in case.… [Read More]

Death Wish

I know that not everyone wants to know this, but it is important to my story. See… I am PMS’ing this week. My PMS is brutal. My husband wants me to get on medication for it, except they can’t put me on medication for it (I have adverse reactions to birth control and all those warnings that they say women shouldn’t be or do when they’re on the pill… I do or am almost all of them).

This is Mugen’s second run-in with me on PMS.… [Read More]

September 11th, 2009

Ever since the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in 2001, I have used this day as a day of reflection. It was the first day of my adult life when I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life would change forever as I watched events unfold. My heart broke as I watched the buildings collapse on CNN. My confidence in my safety sank and for weeks afterward, I didn’t sleep as soundly as I normally do.

Each year, on this day, the anniversary of the WTC collapse, I like to write a blog post and offer my heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones that day, but this year it feels a little bit different for me. I still feel for the families of those who died, but somehow I feel more as if there was something I lost that day too. We all did.… [Read More]

Cents and Nonsense

I saw the news this morning that the Obama administration told Citibank to ditch their plans to order a 50 million dollar jet from a French company and thought, “Wow… that jet represented jobs for French workers. I bet France is pissed.” and it occurred to me that no one is thinking about the bigger picture when it comes to the economy.

I believe that it is necessary to spend money in order to create stability in a capitalistic environment. I also believe that manufacturing jobs in France probably mean offices in the US that employ Americans. Now, I’m not sure that this is the actual case in this specific situation, but in most cases I suspect it is the truth. … [Read More]