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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."- Thoreau

It is time to end this blog.

Why? For too long I have treated work like it was everything and then it became everything. I'm not quitting. I want to make the world a better place. But I've always used work as my excuse to not exercise, to not find love, to not do anything. I have let so much go and must reclaim it. I'm starting with my health and working forward.

Thanks to all my loyal readers. I hope that I brightened your days. It's been fun. I have talked about everything from getting demoted to japanese toilets and getting my ass sprayed by water. I gave you my thoughts on food, rules to live by and my endless random nonsense thoughts. I have enjoyed sharing a bit of myself with you all.

Walt

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Will Love Him and Pet Him and Name Him Walt

Healthcare Reform Arghhhhh!!!!!

Did you know woman can pay up to 40% more in premiums vs male counterpart?

Did you know that 78% of healthcare plans do not cover maternity care?

Did you know that a number of states consider C-Sections a pre-existing condition?

Sometimes I am Lenny from, "Of Mice and Men"....I met with a Women's group today about healthcare. The lobbyist said to me, "In 8 states domestic violence is considered a pre-existing condition. "

What the Fuck?!?! That just makes me mad to think a woman could be denied service because she was abused.

Man, I was pissed off, "What are the states?"

Lobbyist rattles off the eight states: all in red states.

Me, "Whew! I thought you were going to say my state and I was going to have to punch someone in the Governor's office."

Insert foot in mouth. Beer kills brain cells. Yes, I am that dumb. Ughh.

I apologize to all women.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Return of the Jedi

I found myself on a bus today driving around our district to show new staff what we are fighting for. Fuck the bus sucks. It's bumpy and the seats are so smashed even my shorter asian legs are pushed into my chest. We had a bathroom but why would you ever use it. I mean the bathroom on the bus is basically a moving port-a-potty. That doesn't safe now does it. You can pee on yourself. You could get splash back. You could go flying out of the bathroom for all to see. Danger. Also, buses have no real way to regulate temperature. On a trip to China the bus driver to create more cold air he opened the safety roof hatch and the exit panel in the floor. It didn't work. i think it got hotter. i have never been on a long bus trip the longest was a 12 hour round trip to see a stone garden in China. Our embassy chaperones had enough coke to quench the thirst of the Chinese army but no water. They didnt want to stop to make sure we saw petrified trees. A side note the petrified forest was cool. It was a region where you can see obvious signs of the last ice age and the flooding and how it carved the rock like crazy. Anyway that trip made me cry and you couldnt sleep because of the bumpiness.

I am trying to think of a good bus trip...maybe...nope.

I am always amazed at the dexterity of the bus driver and their buses. They seemingly can turn a bus around in an abandoned alleyway. Do you remember in the movie strips and the awesome urban assault vehicle in RV form. I think strips had it right. A fighting RV would dominate on the battlefield. The RV/Bus would be bulky to take punishment, for the geeks out there a RV/bus battlefield weapon would be akin to the beta fighter in Robotech, sorry. Have you seen a bus navigate a city. They can move in an d out of traffic and no matter what the bus always wins in a game of chicken. The bus rules!

Return of the Jedi is on as I write this piece.