How about a "Five Thoughts on Friday"? Change it up a bit.
Still random, though. Might as well be a Friday Freestyles.
1.So there was another massacre. This time it was at a theater in Louisiana. Sigh. This don't make a lick of sense. One moment life is normal, then it can go tragic at any moment. This always reminds me that tomorrow is never promised. There are days when I come home from work where I just make up a song, just sing a song of praise for making it home. Why? Because there are so many people that left for work that day and didn't make it home.
Whenever I hear a breaking news report such as this, it takes me a moment just to realize that it's for real. I don't remember this type of thing happening when I was young, say, in the 70s and 80s. I am sure it did. But I heard something interesting this morning: What's truly dangerous is when reports of the massacres become normal. And our responses become normal. That's dangerous. Why? Because it means we are more desensitized than ever.
2. I am pretty much finished with the report I've been working on for the past 2 weeks. I thought I was going to have to disappear back into the lab and generate more data, but a spirited convo with another specialist lets me know I am done. I've been wanting to talk to him for a minute, but I have to catch him when I can take the ego issues. He was surprisingly helpful, as he has always been. It's just that us with these PhD ego issues gets a bit much. I don't have much of an ego issue, but I tend to get annoyed easily. That is MY problem, and trust me, I'm working on it.
3. Mitchell Lamar had a cloudy eye this week. I thought I was imagining things, but my sister said something was wrong with his eye. Ugh. I snatched him up and stared deep into his funky eyes and hollered "Dude you have one time to cost me a couple of grand in medical costs. Don't expend that this early." But it looks like his eye has cleared up. He's not all leaky and pawing at his eye. He's been running around having a good time, probably wondering why we're looking at him sideways. I looked at him this morning, and he looks clear. I think he and Sister Callie were fighting a bit too hard and she scratched him in the eye or something. So we will see how that goes.
5. Happy Birthday, Shai! You're one of my favorite long time readers :) I hope you enjoy your day!
That's it for this Friday!
Five quick thoughts!
I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend. I hope to be laid out like the good Sista Callie Jo.
Not all out on the floor like that, though. That's gonna me on the sofa....
Sho' nuff... on purpose.
Sweepstakes still in full affect. Comment for a chance to win one of a ?# of $100 gift cards?
Wonder how many will be given away? I think I'm up to 17 posts for the month of July thusfar. So at least 2 gift cards.
That number is sure to be higher by August 15, right?
Have a good weekend!!
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