Friday, February 22, 2008

Yup, it's just me!

Apparently, it is just me. This explains a lot.
Oh well, c’est la vie.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Is it just me?

Am I the only one who thinks this whole gun culture in the United States is completely out of whack? It's sad that we as a so-called civilized nation even have to look at drawings like these in our newspapers. Is it just me who thinks there's something really wrong with this picture?

Every time after a shooting on some campus or at some work place occurred, people are still asking why and how this could have happened? I'm sorry, but are you kidding me?

Take another look at the drawings above, think about all the recent shootings and really reflect on our society as a whole. Really think about it.

Now tell me what's wrong with this picture?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Morning Has Broken

On work days I get up around 5:30 a.m., wash up, go to the kitchen to make coffee and have a nice bowl of cereal. Yup, I’m one of those people who actually eat breakfast. I can go without lunch and/or dinner, but I need breakfast. Otherwise I can’t function for the rest of the day.

Besides, I need to start my day slowly. I enjoy taking my time to sip my freshly brewed coffee, munching on cereal or a slice of toasted wheat bread while reading a magazine. I enjoy the peace and quiet in the morning. I love listening to the birds chirping in our back yard. I love looking out the window, watching the sun slowly rise. And living in the southwestern United States, we have some of the most spectacular sunrises.

Other people can rush through their mornings trying to get ready, just because they had to sleep those five minutes longer. Let them race down in their monster trucks on congested city streets, acting out on their road rage and cursing at each other. Is it any surprise why they’re already stressed out and totally frazzled before the day has even started?

Nope. That’s not for me.

I'm starting the day slow and easy. I'm feeling great. Then George comes down and we're enjoying our cups of coffee together. I'm feeling happy. And I know I’m now ready to tackle another round in that rat race. Take another look at that rising sun. Morning has broken.

Friday, February 8, 2008


I’m so glad when this day is over. Luckily it’s Friday already and I’m really looking forward to this weekend. But first I have to digest another episode of utter incompetence in today’s corporate America.

I won’t get into details. Let’s just say my company needed a large quantity of a fairly simple brochure reproduced by one of the leading copy service companies. Even after giving them a self-explanatory, fool-proof, no-brainer PDF file, they were still able to completely ruin a very simple job. Not only did they not produce what we asked for, they waited until the very last minute to let us know about it, using some cockamamie excuse. Eventually they had to admit that they’ve messed up. Mediocrity running amok.

Wie auch immer…

I never understood the obsession of people with their cell phones, iPods, or other forms of communication devices. Almost everybody seems to be on a cell 24/7. What is there to talk about all the time? In the bathroom stall, taking a dump? Thanks, buddy, for letting me in on everything!

From what I involuntarily gather it’s mostly nonsense anyways. Does nobody ever talk to real people anymore? You know, face to face, without the help of any electronic gadgets. But how about this concept? Just take a little time-out from all the artificial voices and noises for a change. Does nobody want a little peace and quiet anymore every once in a while? Try it. Enjoy the silence!

My point exactly! What’s up with people watching TV or a movie on an itsy-bitsy tiny screen on one’s cell, iPhone, iPod or what have you? Don’t they rather watch movies at home, lounging all comfy in front of a nice widescreen TV with an all digital surround sound system? Even a regular analog television set would do. Why watch anything on a screen so small one would need a microscope to even find it? And no, people shouldn't be watching movies while they’re driving or walking across a busy intersection. Don’t laugh. I’ve actually seen that with my own eyes.

Well, here it is. My first rant. It was bound to happen sooner or later. And I'm usually such a happy person. Really, I am! It’s been a crazy day already, so please forgive me. I’m planning on spending a fabulous weekend with the love of my life, however. Free from stress, free from cell phone calls. We’re going to the theater tomorrow. With real people on stage. Acting...without the help of any "iThingies." With an auditorium full of living breathing people...reacting. Real communication between people. You know…without any gadgets. What a noble concept indeed.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Day Two

I'll be glad if I even have a bit of a blog in me waiting to come out.

Okay, day two. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to do this. There will be a lot of tweaking until I get this somewhat right. Something will come out of it.

I hope.

Well, there's always tomorrow. For now, I have to get back to work. Not to worry, I messed with this during my lunch break. I'm a good employee. Insert shiny halo here!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hello World

Well, hello there.

I figured let's give this whole blog thingy a try. Everybody else seems to have one. Maybe this is a good way to keep in touch in friends and family, share stories and pictures, or just rant. Who knows what's going to happen here.

Anyway, this is my first entry. George and I are celebrating our fourth anniversary today. Reason to celebrate...why not create a blog. Dang, I caught the bloggeritis after all.

Was solls...

You're wondering what that means, huh? More on that later. Let's see how often I will revisit our blog.

Until we blog again...bis bald