Archive for April, 2009

Obama and the Swine Flu

As a child many of us probably asked our parents if we thought a black man would ever be president. Most of our parents probably responded “when pigs fly”. Well what has happened 100 days after Obama was inaugurated…..”swine flu”……


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Energy In The Air…

There is a certain energy that is building as summer draws closer and closer. I’m not sure if it is just the anticipation of what is all going to happen, gearing up for the marathon that will be this summer or my mind going into a panic! Right now though I am just existing until May 22nd! I can’t wait to go to NC!

It will be a challenge this summer to stay on the path of taking care of myself and sharpening the saw…not being in David City for a week at a time some weeks will not be good but when I am there for a week at a time it will help balance that out. I feel like I’m juggling about 50 different things right now and hoping not to drop any of them…

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Over Training?

Out of all the ‘trainings’ that I have done for my job so far ( I say that because there are at least two more to go)…this past week’s was the most beneficial. I’m not saying that the other ones were bad, but this one took a more in depth look at things and those things were presented by the faculty and staff that are responsible for them, so at least now if we have questions, we have a face to go with an email address or phone number.

And I’m not saying that having us go around and meet others who work in different areas is a bad idea, I really liked doing that and it also gave me some names and faces to know at meetings and things…but I think it’s interesting to see how much they are trying to prepare us…some things you can prepare us for, but most things, like the screaming Mom at the county fair when it is 95 degree outside, in the middle of July….that’s what I want training on how to deal with! Not the ID sheets!

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I think…

I screwed up….

And I’m not sure how to fix things…but I think doing something that many people have told me not to do, might help the situation….

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Marley and Me

What a great bad movie! Not bad in the sense of the acting, but wow, was that ending hard to watch!

If you haven’t seen it, or don’t know what the ending happens to be, I suggest finding out before you watch the movie. I hate to think that people who hadn’t read the book or found out the ending before seeing the movie felt like at the end.

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson did an amazing job with the acting and McSteamy was a nice surprise, as he always is!

But I loved this quote from the movie…A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if your rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?

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Love This Song…

Eric Church, Those I’ve Loved Lyrics

Artist: Church Eric
Song: Those I’ve Loved
Album: Carolina

I remember waitin’ by the curb with Mr. Murphy
When daddy picked me up from school his eyes were red
We drove to the hospital in a hurry
Where my family gathered round my Grandpa’s bed
He was my best friend
He taught me how to fish
And I cried listenin to my daddy pray
For one of those I’ve loved along the way

And I hope they know
I never woulda made it this far on my own
Where would we all be without those
Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers
The friends I’ve made, the long lost lovers
I wouldn’t be who I am today
If not for those I’ve loved along the way
Along the way

How many people have helped you along the way….I can’t even begin to count…and the list gets longer and longer each day…..

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An Ipod??!?!?!

for the Queen….really Obama?? I wonder what songs she will put on it….I see her downloading some Snoop Dog and Tupac for sure!

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