Believe while others are doubting. Plan while others are playing. Study while others are sleeping. Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming. Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing. Save while others are wasting. Listen while others are talking. Smile while others are frowning. Commend while others are criticizing. Persist while others are quitting. Pray while others doubt.
so i was getting breakfast, after cashing a check this morning at the wells fargo in pinole, when i saw several police cars flying by me in the other direction. i also happened to see several ARMED policemen blocking off the road ahead of me. i didn't really think that much of it, but when i continued to see even more cop cars rushing in the opposite direction as i made my way home, i knew something had to be up.
working on saturdays is good for my paycheck, but it does make it so i miss out on doing tons of fun stuff...and since i'll be off for the next few, and have been for the past couple saturdays, i have been trying to making the most of them by doing the following:
turn off your freaking phone during yoga class. you're not so important that you can't have it off for one measly hour. how can i tell? well you're working out in the middle of the day in a man-tank top. oh yeah, and you're wearing crocks. enough said.
it's the sound of this year whizzing by. i truly can not believe it's already august-if only for the fact that i've been so busy stalking other people's blogs that i forgot about my own.
this loss in the blogosphere time continuim for me might also be because i have entered my normal spring-fall schedule of having three jobs-managing a doctor's office part time, working with my autistic client, and scorekeeping/playing softball. it doesn't sound like much, but it adds up to about 70hrs a week on average. (and according to my landlord, who is constantly bitching and moaning about his supposed 70hr/week schedule, that is a lot)
hopefully it will all be worth it, as i have begun to plan my next trip to here...
apparently the nbc affiliate in utah has banned the upcoming show 'playboy club'. now granted i'm probably not going to watch this show, no matter where i live, mostly because it sounds trite...and also because i'm not an 18 year old frat boy. but the fact that they're refusing to air it? it's on network tv after all, so there's pretty tight limitations on what they'll be able to show. hmmm...it's a bit over the line if you ask me, as someone who believes censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. i mean isn't that what free agency is all about? don't we, as an lds culture, pride ourselves on making 'good' choices and encouraging others, especially those in our families to do so as well? and who are we to take that choice completely off the table for others? here's a small blurb on the subject.
i have to be honest, when i was in school, i didn't always agree with the honor code, and i especially didn't agree on how it was enforced in certain circumstances. however, the author of this article makes a great point that the honor code shouldn't be considered a 'cruel dictate from a mercileus father. It is a moral compass to guide us through a dangerous world.'
the article further lauds byu for its unwavering pursuit of 'educat[ing] the spirit as well as the mind.'
it's beginning to look a lot like hawaii 2005 here in california...oh well. hopefully all this moisture will help the hills from catching on fire this summer.
in honor of the weather, a little musical tribute for your viewing pleasure:
ps: did you know that in the original 'singing in the rain' gene kelly had a 103 degree fever while filming the most infamous scene? and that they had to add milk to the 'rain' to make it look better on film?
i have to say that i find rachel ray to be one of the more annoying personalities on the food network-her little nicknames for everything, the fact that she laughs at her own jokes every two seconds...i practically have to watch her show on mute. however, when they introduced the new cooking channel, they also introduced rachel's first cooking show in 8 years: week in a day. the premise is simple, spend a few hours in the kitchen, and you'll have prepared a five day's worth of dinners that can be reheated later on. can i just say that i LOVE this idea. i always have tons of spare time on sundays, and find that i am super busy during the week, making preparing a nice home cooked meal difficult. hopefully the cooking channel will keep this show on for a while, because i find myself picking an choosing certain meals from each episode, according to my personal tastes.
to put it more accurately-damn you, one of my current employers, for not informing me that you were taking a smaller amount out than you should have been for my federal taxes. this is the first year i've had to owe money on my federal return, and i'm not happy about it...especially in light of the fact that you're paying me barely above minimum wage for a job that i know should pay almost twice as much. i was really hoping that i could add another bill to pay onto the long list of debts i already have.
oh, and to top this weekend off, juneau got sick in her crate, so i had to spend all day sunday cleaning it out.