Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why spend the money?

I don't understand people. They spend a lot of money on things, but they don't use them to their potential. Vehicles for example:
Why would you buy a sports car, but barely even drive the speed limit?
Why would you buy a convertible - but not have the top down on a gorgeous day?
Why would you buy a truck if you don't haul stuff, drive over curbs, or take it off-roading?
There are other things that people buy and don't use to their full potential - why would you bother spending the money if you aren't going to use it??

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I'm taking law classes. I'm into the meat of my degree.
They frequently refer to a 'reasonable person' and they compare the crime/wrongful act with a 'reasonable person.'
But here's a question for you: Is a reasonable person a prude person?
I drive fast, but I still have control and I take weather conditions into my driving. But because I drive faster than the speed limit, does that mean I'm not a 'reasonable person.'
I just wonder if sometimes they consider a 'reasonable person' to be a slightly overly careful, prude person.
I suppose as long as I stay on the right side of the law, it doesn't necessarily matter.

Friday, January 22, 2010


I watched the telethon tonite for Haiti. I almost called in - just to see what 'famous' person I might talk to. Although I wish I could give all the money in the world.
I watched the news all nite the first few nites of the earthquake. It was devastating and terrible.
It made me want to cry. Seeing it still makes me sad.
I want to go down there and with my able body help rebuild. Help move the rubble and clean up. I want to help watch and take care of the people. I want to take all the orphans into my arms and give them the love they so desperately need while they are scared and confused. I want to make their lives whole again, somehow. I want to help them start over. I want to work from morning until nite, until my body drops from exhaustion, sweating and straining and helping.
But all they want/need is my money. And I just don't have that. I wish I could win the lottery and pay for all kinds of medical supplies - but that's just not possible.
Take my energy, take my sweat, take my blood (literally - I think my type is a good one for anyone) because that's the only way I can really help.
I get overwhelmed, depressed and sick to think of it all.
Is that why most people tend to get so caught up in drama and stupid things of life - so they don't feel these things, so they don't have to care, so they don't have to worry about stuff they feel like they can never make better?? I feel like I'm that way sometimes.... It needs to stop being about me and start being about everyone else. People that need it, want it, and appreciate it.
My brothers are amazing - but sometimes they make me feel like a slug. My brother, who is on a mission in the Dominican Republic, felt the earthquake and had this to say:
". . . and yet I think for me the worst part is that I'm an hour and a half car ride away and I can't do anything about it to help. but why should I care. maybe i should be like the majority of the people in the country that i come from; change the channel, turn on the air conditioning, crack open another coke and bag of potato chips, and get sucked into the next episode of the latest drama series. besides, its hot in Haiti. why did they choose to live there anyways?"
Is that how I am? Sometimes I believe I truly am....
"Let us decide now what it is we really want to do with our lives."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Traffic Rants

I always have something to complain about when it comes to traffic. There are times when I'm just fine with traffic and other drivers. But then there are times I have some serious road rage and I just want to run people off the road. I have yet to do so - although it's been so very tempting.
Now I only get road rage when it comes to stupid drivers. I don't just drive with a lot of rage because I'm an angry person. I get rage when I drive when I am around crazy, stupid, obnoxious other drivers.
For example:
I'm at a light in the middle right turning lane. Both me and the person next to me go at the same time, but they just choose whatever lane they want - which happens to be MINE! And if not for me swerving out of the way as they take over where I just was - there would've been quite an accident. It has happened to me at the same intersection at least twice.
Or the more common of someone pulling out of the parking lot in front of me, even though there's no one behind me and I'm sure they can tell I'm going fast (I'm almost always over the speed limit). The worst part is when they don't push the gas pedal. I pull out in front of people - but I also gun it so they don't even have to practically stop to avoid hitting me - like I have to do with others.
Or how about the sitting at a green light? Green means GO. Do we need to go back to primary school to learn things?
I think that if a car cannot get to the speed limit by two blocks down the road, that the driver either needs to relearn the gas pedal or the car needs to be replaced. Good heavens! The gas pedal is meant to be pushed. Go the speed limit.
Or what about the idiot when on snowy roads (not that there's a lot of snow) who drives in the wrong lane because there happens to be less snow in that lane, but then has to veer quickly back into his lane when a car comes? Um... did you miss that the roads are slick and snow covered? Maybe you should just stay in your lane, even if it does have more snow.
And what about those mini-vans?? You would think that since most people who drive mini-vans (not all because I was stuck with a mini-van rental once) would be more cautious because they tend to have precious, young cargo in the vehicle. But I've almost been run off the road more than once by a mini-van. Or cut off, or pulled in front of me, or was just plain tunnel vision and didn't see me.
Seriously people?? I am in a red car. Not a tiny vehicle, not a gray or easily blendable colored vehicle. It's a RED sedan. How do you not see me?
Do I have a giant sign on my car that says, "Drive like an idiot around me." Or maybe, "Run me over, please!"
I have decided that I am no longer going to save other drivers. I'm not going to be the one to swerve and make things safe. If you're going to pull into my lane and be within feet of hitting me, well - you just might hit me now.
Please just drive smart and then I won't get so upset. And if we are around each other on the road - please see me and be smart.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Good Gosh

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. I haven't really had the desire to share any of the fun tid-bits that I have. Mainly because I figure I'll end up going on a tangent about depressing, undesirable things. That's been life lately - depressing-ish. I have a lot to be thankful for and a lot of good things in life, but you really can't see all that when you're 'down in the dumps.'
So - since I'm back in school (dreaded, hated school) I will probably blog more. For a number of reasons. One being that it's a great way to procrastinate. Another being that I am in the same classroom literally all day long. Holy cow - it will probably get old. But the time in between classes will be great for posting a blog or two. And I always get random thoughts during class, so it's a great way to get them out. Ha!
I guess - if anyone reads this - be prepared for an onslaught of random posts. (I've also decided that whether people read this or not, I don't particularly care. It gives me a place to put my random thoughts. Then maybe I'll sleep better.... or not.)