Saturday, June 26, 2010

BP Oil Spill

I have been sick for the past few weeks, so hence my lack of blogging. I tell you one thing, when you are sick, you lack any motivation to do anything, my writing has suffered, my career goals have suffered. Being sick just zaps the energy out of you. It sucks! I am not use to being this sickly a person, yes I have had my bouts of colds and digestive issues, but nothing on this scale. I am trying to get motivated to get into some action, but my body just won't respond. I am off to the doctor for a second visit next week, wish me luck!

Is anyone else tired of this BP oil spill? I want it to go away. My sympathy with the people of that region is low, I know that makes me a total meanie. But not even a few months after this tragic accident and they are rallying for more deep water drilling?! I know people need jobs but I just think this is not the answer, could the gulf area take another oil disaster?? Also, I'm tired of everyone screaming for the federal government to help, hey you want less government, capitalism solves everything right? Well, let it do it this time too, BP will figure it out eventually.

I was so glad that President Obama canned that General in Afghanistan. Good! Insubordination plain and simple, besides which I want President Obama to let these Republicans, particularly throughout the military, that at the end of the day, he is still Commander in Chief and keep your mouth shut when you are in uniform or on the job! These military types are so in love with their rules and regulations, lets keep this one in mind (you can't only follow these rules when its a president you like, ha!) - I loved when President Obama said in the speech after the firing, that in the end its his decisions. Good for you President Obama!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New York City

Sorry I have been awol of late - I was in NYC the last few days of the week. I went into the city to see my favorite boy band of all time - New Kids on the Block!!! They were playing at Radio City Music Hall. I have to say - AMAZING!!! Its interesting because this is my fourth time seeing them in two years, but it never gets old! Reverting back to my middle school days, complete with screaming and carrying on (particularly when Joey took off his shirt). I told my friend who I got with to every one of these shows with - I'm in for future dates - though I don't think there will be any time soon, as Donnie is in a new CBS show starting this fall.

In other news, I spent the two days I was in the Big Apple with a friend of mine, Jelly Kean (see charity badge on side of this blog)!!! She and I have known each other since middle school. Its fascinating to me that despite the years, we have stayed close. Its great! Though I have heard of other friends who fell out after high school, lost connection etc. So I am ever so glad that has not happened to us. Getting together with her was like starting right off where we left off.

I must say, I simply adore her place. She is now in her own studio, right in the heart of Astoria Queens. It is grand! Fifth floor, when you look out the windows, you can see Manhattan. Yet, even though she is right in the heart of New York City, the neighborhood has this familiar feeling, which I enjoyed.

I hope everyone else had a great weekend!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Can you believe this girl (image above), Kate Bosworth, has/is dating two of the world's hottest guys?! first Orlando Bloom now Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood (Eric). What is it about her that attracts these guys? I mean she is pretty, but nothing that is knock-out? Is she amazingly charming? I haven't really seen her in much, she has not made the A-list of actors yet. I don't get it?

Why do the people of Mississippi and Alabama and Louisiana and Florida want federal government help for the BP oil spill? I thought capitalism solved everything? No big government right, there is too much deficit anyway, no? Are these not all the typical Republican arguments against health care reform? Should not these arguments be used here as well? What is the difference....oh the oil spill is affecting these Republicans so now spending money and big government is fine. Aye!

I have a question, if we were not friends in our former lives, why would you think that I would want to facebook you now? It doesn't make any sense.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Financial Woes and Dublin Car Rental

Aye, another day another dollar seems to be the mantra of my life of late. I got financial woes (though today I received some much needed good news, one of my big bills is now being covered by renters - yay!).

I know, I know, you are saying, who doesn't have financial woes, but I am maddeningly frustrated, because I am certain I could be earning more money if only I could obtain a better paying job! It is just like there are no professional Human Resources jobs here in Arizona, or I suppose one needs to know someone to get these much coveted positions?

Finally, I have convinced the husband we are moving back to the East Coast, DC (naturally), but now I am having no luck in getting a professional job back home. I remember two years ago when I had just returned from Denmark, it took me nearly 5 months to find a proper job, a job that didn't pay hourly and required ringing at a cash register (which is what I currently do).

I am appreciative to have a job, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it just feels like I'm going backwards, its like I'm embodying the expression working hard for no pay (or something like that). Certainly, don't blame the current administration but can a girl get some help here? Forgiveness on student loans (less than 1% of the AIG loan, if that makes any difference)???

Sometimes, I just want to run away from it all - perhaps to Ireland, go to a Dublin Car Rental and drive the emerald isles, enjoying the beautiful countryside and the wonderful culture. Of course to even do this, I would guessed it! - money, aye it never ends!!!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Pieces of Heaven - Dublin Airport Car Hire

Of late I have been thinking of Copenhagen, my beloved Copenhagen. Life for those four months was amazing. As I am driving home from my blah retail gig here in Phoenix, I think of my time in Denmark - it seems like it was all dream, because to me those days were God's way of showing me slices of heaven. Could that be? I have to say if that is the vision of the hereafter, I am going to start working extra hard to get in!

During those four months in Scandinavia, I think I had two bad days, only two?! Every morning I relished the day ahead, even if it was raining (sometimes because it was raining) or I had studying to do (I did of course go there for school, though that seemed cursory in the great scheme of things). My favorite days were Saturday, when I could explore Copenhagen without worry of attending class and Sunday, when I would wake up early to attend church services at St. Alban's, enjoying the city in those morning hours, walking by myself. Perhaps, and probably so, those days were so great because it was a break from my regular life, chock full of its worries and problems.

Interestingly enough, and I don't think I've shared this before - when I was trying to find international business programs for my semester abroad, I narrowed my search down to two, the school in Copenhagen and one in Ireland, Dublin. I wonder what would have happened if I had picked the program in Dublin. Would I have had as great a time? Would it have been as much leisure time as I had in Copenhagen? would I have made such amazing friends? I do know, that just like in Denmark, I would not have driven around. In Ireland if I did want to drive around I could have gotten a Dublin Car Rental. I am not sure about the car situation in Denmark. In this situation, I don't really care about what could have been - because I loved what beloved Copenhagen, a piece of heaven.