Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why do liberals buy foriegn cars and conservatives buy american

I would consider myself a liberal, and I fall into the category of buying foreign cars. I had a Honda, we currently have a honda, and when we discuss buying a new car, we talk about Honda, or Toyota, or Audi, etc. I don't even think about buying an american car, like a Ford, or a Chevy.

Yet, I feel it is a very liberal thought to want to buy groceries that are produced close to home, i.e. going to farmers markets, or Whole Foods, or whatnot.

Liberals flock to American Apparel clothing.

We believe in fair pay, and want to keep jobs in the US instead of shipping them to other countries where the workers are not treated fairly, even if it would save the company some money.

Why do these beliefs not transfer to buying American cars. I really don't have an answer here, I'm looking for some comments or feedback.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Interesting Article

I read this article today on CNN, and found it very interesting. Currently I only have the single person side of this experience, but someday hope to be on the married with kids side of it.

I just don't know what I think about this idea. I keep trying to write an opinion and then keep changing my mind.

One thought. Yeah it kinda sucks that people with kids get treated differently. I know I was guilty of saying that the only way at a previous company that I worked for to get any kind of flex time was to have a kid.

Another thought. Ok, Becca when was the last time you didn't get enough sleep and it wasn't your choice...i.e stayed out to late hanging with friends, vs, stayed up with a sick kid.

I think my ultimate feeling about all of this, is have compassion for each other.

Oh and my other random thought for the day is, do you think it's weird when people choose to go into the bathroom to talk on their cell phone.

I know Jess does, but wondering what others time.

I'm inclined to agree with Jess, but still tons of people do it, so I'm just curious to know why?

Monday, February 23, 2009

There is a light

I have been a tunnel of work, and schoolwork, and papers and funerals for the past two weeks. This weekend I was unsure if there was a light at the end of this tunnel, but I believe I'm seeing it now. I was actually looking forward to Monday because I knew I would have to be done with my work by then.

Today is monday, and I have one assignment left to finish, and then I can take a break. The break will most likely consist of going to the grocery store, and getting items together for my compost bin I'm hoping to make or purchase, and doing some much desired cooking. Jake has been doing most of the cooking, and I miss it and am looking forward to making a couple of meals. Maybe I'll post a delectable delights item soon.

The Cowtown 10k is this coming weekend. I've been off on my running schedule, but I think I'm going to attempt it. I might have to walk some, but the goal is completion at this point.

Ok, back to work to finish up. Hopefully I'll get back to posting more.

Monday, February 9, 2009

MN here we come....once again

We are leaving tomorrow for an unexpected trip home to MN. Sadly my grandma passed away this weekend. She was in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease so it wasn't too much of a surprise. I am holding up quite well, I think the closer to home I get the more difficult it will be.

Thankfully we will be flying this time instead of driving.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Can't nobody hold me down

uh.. I've got to keep on moving.

I seem to be back on track this week. I've been running twice, worked out at the gym once, and am getting some homework done. Unfortunately it's still a bit of an uphill battle with the homework, but I think I'll be ok. My paper for tomorrow is pretty much written, and I have a lot of time between now and tomorrow night to get my reading done for my classes tomorrow.

Wish me luck in finishing up the week strong.