Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wish I Didn’t Know Now the Things I Didn’t Know Then.

   The title of a lesser known song by Toby Keith, although i think for myself and probably a lot of my readers out there it is a feeling I have had more than once.  First and foremost I want to say Happy Birthday to Ted.... LOL now you are really old...  And thank you very much mother for calling and waking me on my day off, and then acting shocked that i was still asleep at 10 am. Which I think is perfectly respectable after a long hard week. I digress, So as I was grocery shopping earlier today, I started thinking about how hard it must be to try and plan meals for an entire family a week or two in advance. It’s one of those things that I absolutely hate doing.

    I was remembering walking through the aisles with which ever set of parents I was with at that particular time and realizing the contrast between what was on my mind (which depending on my particular age could have been anything from Spider-Man to the cute girl down the street, or possibly being Spider-Man and saving the cute girl down the street) to what was undoubtedly on their minds, Trying to get enough food to last, keeping with in the budgeted amount, possibly an argument that they had recently with which ever significant other they were with at that particular time.  I am not sure how many of you are aware but i really enjoy just watching people, peeking into a small moment of their lives and trying to guess their stories, (Which is similar to opening to a random page in a book and trying to guess the plot) I have realized that a grocery store is a great place to get a peek there are a lot of clues in their baskets alone that can give you tiny details of their lives, as well as the random arguments that shopping for food tends to initiate. 

    So things around here have been incredibly stressful for me, as per usual there is never enough money, definitely not enough time and sadly not enough interest to go around. I have become more and more closed off to others in the last few weeks. I don’t know if I have an actual reason or if i’m just tired of trying to put on a mask so that no one suspects that I am flooded with debt and seriously worried wether or not i am going to make it to the next paycheck. 

   I think i am just frustrated because i am surrounded by people who constantly beg their families for money, I have been on my own for a long time and it hasn’t ever been easy but i just assumed that is how it had to be, these people in my life now they each have their own stressors and in no way am i saying that theirs are less stressing than mine, it just seems they still have that safety net underneath them that i haven’t had since i lived with my mother all those years ago.. I wasn’t aware you could get financial Training wheels as well. 

  In other news as i sort of half way mentioned under the video as of March 1st i am once again wearing Prescription lenses, I have known for a while that my eye sight was deteriorating as it was getting harder and harder to see things at a distance, when ever i took an eye test in the military I just memorized the eye chart before taking the test and then I would have no worries (you might groan at that, but for any of you who have seen Military issued prescription glasses you would understand my reasoning) These new glasses don’t look too bad, it is a little odd getting used to wearing them. but i suppose i shall adapt and over come... more to come!!!!

  Oh and by the way Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!

March !5th In History

1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World .

1820 Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.

1930 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched

1968 The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.

1991 Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.

Born on March 15

1767 Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States (1829-1837).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Food Fight

Hey everyone every once in a while i stumble across a video worth sharing on this site... Thought you might all get a kick out of this one. An abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict.

For the official cheat sheet (breakdown of the foodstuffs), visit:

For a breakdown of the actual battles portrayed in the film, visit:

Random Fact:
After 24 years i am once again wearing prescription glasses... be afraid...