I spent an hour lounging in bed thinking about what to wear to The Chasing Joy Brunch and Learn. Then the Mister asked me if I had the day off or was I just dragging? What fooleywang! I thought it was Saturday. What a way to start the darn day.
It wasn’t a bad week, despite the rain for the past two days. Today, the sun was shining, I managed to log in three workouts this week, and I’m only having mild regret for my new ‘do.
How was your week?
- Congress goes on recess today and they have accomplished diddly squat. Listening to Jonathan Weisman on Fresh Air I was incensed. If I half a$$ed it at work I would be invited to whole a$$ it at home permanently. It’s a bit too early for me to pull out the soapbox but I’ll stand on my tiptoes. Please do your homework when it comes to putting elected officials in office. We can’t keep rock, paper, scissoring our government.
My new favorite Ted Talk is Simon Sinek How Great Leaders Inspire Action. I liked the talk so much I bought the book by the same name. I hope you enjoy the talk as much as I did.
- Riley Cooper is the latest person to use the “N” word. On the radio a caller said he should be let go from the Eagles “cuz we all have civil rights!” Le sigh… When I see people get up in arms over someone uttering a racial slur I’m reminded of the episode of the Boondocks where a teacher calls Riley the “N” word and Grandpa celebrates. As Grandpa and Riley dream of getting paid for the teacher’s mistake, a puzzled Huey confronts them both:
Huey: You both say the word n**** all the time.
Robert “Granddad” Freeman: I do not!
Huey: Riley thought it was his name until he was three.
I know there’s the argument that Blacks use it. I know there’s the argument that by using it, we can take away its power. There was even a funeral for the word. Are we going to continue to get outraged, discuss, and then let it die until the next brouhaha? Or are we going to chunk it down to the root, and figure out a solution to race relations in America?
- This week I almost got caught up in a mess on Facebook. I watched as people with too much time on their hands went back and forth and as I was about to comment, my sister asked me why I felt a need to jump in? Why indeed? Was it because I like almost everyone else, think that my “me too” statement is just as important? I remember back when email list were popular and every so often a flame war would erupt. The list ‘mom’ would always say “think of this list as a lecture hall full of people. Would you stand up in a lecture hall and say what you just typed?” Most people would cut the crap but a few jokers would jump in and add the last word. Just stop. You don’t always have to say something. Remember, it is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
This weekend I have the pleasure of taking The Teen to school for band practice.
The Teen: Can you promise not to cry this time?
Me: That’s not a promise I can make.
Have a great weekend, maybe I’ll see you tomorrow!