Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Well, I finally found out that her name is Dorothy Villanueva. She told me Weds. afternoon... at the same time that she told me her last day was Thursday. I have ended many a shitty work day with her voice and smile. I'm going to miss her. But she's old and deserves to stop cleaing toilets and emptying rubbish cans. Mostly, I'm glad I'm not like many people who don't know the people in their building... in their neighberhood, until they're not there. Until you have that strange feeling something is really different. There wasn't alot I could do, I really don't know her at all. So, my co-worker and I sent her off with 50 bucks, a card and a hug. She left me with a picture and a lasting memory of her sweetness.
Get out there and notice the people you normally wouldn't notice. They sometimes have the greatest gifts waiting for you: like Dorothy making me smile at the end of a hard day.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
It's rubber meets the road time for Mr. President. I always say, "Well, we know he can talk, let's see what he can do." And though I have not even been a fan of his talk, I, too, am unable to repel the spell that is Barack Obama.
So, I stand with all of my fellow Americans and allow myself to feel hopeful and optimistic and send him the best energy possible so he can do his job. His time has come, he deserves this chance and we will all "serve at the pleasure of the president".
Thursday, January 15, 2009
"...And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation. "
Really. He was thinking about his kids and the nation's kids and that's why? PUH-LEEEEZE! He says that like running for president is an option for every parent out there. UGH! I can't even think straight, he sounds so flippant.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still hopeful, but I'm also glad that in case there is more of this type of shit, I can still say I didn't vote for him.
Classic case of "O-M-G, do you hear yourself?"