Sunday, September 27, 2009

Office Depot lack of ethics...

My sister who lives in a very large city about two hours from here, was in Office Depot the other day looking at computers. While discussing high speed internet service for a desktop PC she had her eye on, the customer service representative told her that he would sell her a USB for $39.99 and she could take it home, plug it in, in the hopes she could somehow pick up a wireless signal in her apartment. From the conversation I had with her, his intent was that she might be able to pick up a wireless signal she wouldn't have to pay for.

Which of course is synonymous with stealing.

My sister doesn't know a whole lot about wireless only because she has many other more important things on her mind and so I explained how it works. I told her many places offer a free wireless but that generally, it's posted and that I was pretty sure that she didn't have free wireless in her complex (she would know if they did).

My sister, always wanting to be on the up and up, did not take the Rep up on his offer to sell her the USB for $39.99. She didn't want to do anything illegal or unethical.

In the meantime, it makes me wonder how many times this rep has done this.

Monday, September 21, 2009

I have spent so many years trying to figure out what it is I'm supposed to be doing with my life. By nature, I am not a risk taker and don't like to leave my comfort zone. There are times when this inhibits me from going forth and taking part in some pretty incredible experiences in life. But I can't help it, it's just the way I am.

Lately I've been consumed with much thought related to turning forty soon. I often ask myself "what do I have to show for forty years on this earth?" because I always thought that by now I would have achieved a lot more by this time in my life. I always held this belief that my achievement had to be larger than life. It had to stand out for all the world to see. It didn't have anything to do with money or notoriety either, it was much more than that. I couldn't come to terms with what it really was all about until now.

What it comes down to is this:

I want to know that I am making a difference in the lives of others, that the things I do in my everyday life help and inspire others. I'd like to think that someday when I am dead and gone, there will be people left behind who can say that I changed their lives for the better. And maybe just maybe, these people will in turn do the same for others.

Mom reminded me tonight that the things we do in our everyday lives can have a great impact on others and we never even realize it. For so long I've thought that I had to make a giant impact, when all along, it was happening before my eyes in small, sometimes tiny, increments. I was so blinded by the big picture, I didn't stop to see the details.

I'll share this secret with you. At heart I truly believe in the kindness of the human spirit and that each person, as an individual, has the power to change the world for the better.

That's the kind of person I want to be.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Executive Mansion,

Washington, 186 .

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal"

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow, this ground-- The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.

It is rather for us, the living, to stand here, we here be dedica-ted to the great task remaining before us -- that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

According to this idiot, I should be donning my hood and horse, problem is I don't have either. If you know someone who can help me, let me know! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kanye is an ass but Beyonce has class

Kanye West stole may have stolen Taylor Swift's moment in the spotlight but Beyonce gave it back to her.

THANK YOU BEYONCE KNOWLES for being a class act!

As to Kanye, that racist pig is just pissed that a white girl won.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

In memory of my cousin Sheryl Lynn Rosner Rosenbaum, 1968-2001, killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 9-11-01. Sheryl was devoted to her job as Vice President of Cantor Fitzgerald, but more than that she loved her family--husband Mark, children Hannah and Sam, brothers Marc and David, and parents Barry and Bobbi. Rest in Peace Sheryl. Someday you will be reunited with the ones you left behind...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

How long...

...till the federal government steps in to investigate ACORN? Guess it's time to write some more letters. I'll be damned if I'm ok with my hard-earned tax dollars supporting this corrupt oragnization.

First there's election fraud, now we've got them busted on camera in Baltimore, DC and New York.

How long?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Had another strange dream last night.

I'm living at my mom's house and my grandmother up in Georgia was very ill, near death. My sister was going through a bunch of old photo albums that belonged to our grandmother and taking out pictures we wanted. I don't know what started the argument but my sister said or did something that set me off, it angered me so bad I refused to ever speak to her again. And I said that I was leaving, and was attempting to get a hold of my best friend (IRL) Deb to see if I could stay at her house. Vin was in the dream, I think I told him I was leaving and he was welcome to come with me. I was REALLY angry at my sister. And I was hell bent on getting out of that house that night. Also, I was not only angry at her but my mother as well. I refused to have anything to do with either one of them. All I could think about was getting out of that house and finding a place to stay, hopefull with Deb.

Weird eh?

Saturday, September 05, 2009

I'm spending way too much time pondering what I should be doing with my life. No matter how well I do my job, no matter how many classes I take in school, it doesn't seem like I'm really doing whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. Oh don't get me wrong, what I'm doing is important. The job helps pay the bills and certainly having been there 15 years looks good on a resume. And my courses are leading me towards my BA degree in History and education is always a good thing.

I'm going to be 40 soon and I am tired of feeling like a transient in life. I'm tired of not knowing where I'll be or what I'll be doing even though I've beeen in the same place for so long. There's so much more I am capable of doing and I don't know what it is.

The dreams I've been having for years must have something to do with it. The dreams always involve cars. There must be a reason. Or maybe not. Maybe it just is what it is. I can guarantee you when I go to sleep tonight and dream there will be a car involved somewhere.

I think if I can do some volunteer work it might help sort things out. It's just a little confusing. I've got to volunteer though. We donate to charitable causes as much as possible but I feel like we should do more. For me, maybe volunteering will help me figure out the meaning of my life.

Now is not the time to be having this crisis because I've got a lot to do at work and lots of studying, I've got my life at home to manage. I need to be focused and not