- I don't care if politicians cheat on their spouses. It is a HUGE no-go for me in a partner, but not something I care to be involved with in an elected official. But I do take issue when they lie about it, then it moves from a lie to his family and becomes a lie to his constituents. I don't know that I'd call for a resignation, UNLESS government money was used which is another issue, but it would impact my future vote (not control it, I did vote for Bill Clinton and would do so again).
- Okay, my non-PC post. I just don't care if gay people are born that way or if it is a choice. It just doesn't matter at all to me. I accept them and want them to have equal rights/opportunities either way. I think the state should let you marry regardless of your partner's gender, though I wouldn't force a church to officiate. I do see that the debate may matter to some people who are on the fence about acceptance, so I guess that gives a reason to talk about it. But, personally, I just don't care (but I feel like that may anger people and we know how I feel about that).
- Part two of my un-PC thoughts (well, this is more un-liberal) -- I do "believe" in transgendered people and think we should support them in their journeys for peace, including using the preferred pronouns and supporting their choice to pursue surgery. But I just can't condone using government money to pay for the sex change surgery for a prisoner. It seems really unfair that a criminal would get a paid-for surgery while "good" people don't. And I understand that the surgery can be emotionally/mentally important, but it isn't the same as the medical necessity involved in treatment of physical disease.
- I like to make earth-friendly choices (though don't always go out of my way for them). I like to make money-friendly choices (with an exception for food & wine, of course). But it is really the NOISE that makes me hesitate to turn on the AC (I did put it on today...two days over 90 are not fun). I have a lot of trouble with background noises. It feels like I hear TOO much since I can't distinguish the TV or a voice unless I really turn them up. Former speech pathologist Mom says it is called figure-ground disorder. You can try to train your brain to help it, but I'm lazy.
- The guestroom does not have an AC (yet...my Mom and Step-dad are giving us one later this month). I went through THREE pairs of shorts doing my workout. I am a sweaty gal, not usually the worst smelling but even with a well-cooled room I can sometimes squeeze out my shorts after cardio. Guess the ability to change is an upside to the home gym (and the fact that I was planning a load of sheets anyway so it wouldn't throw off laundry planning to use more), but I will enjoy the "real gym" today since I need to do weights anyway. We are getting Big Yellow tomorrow (it will be in the basement so a bit cooler there...tread is in guest room) and I'll see if I still want the Big Gym expense. It is kinda good to have a reason to go out when you are unemployed, but it is also an added cost.
- Another side effect of unemployment as a woman -- I go through WAY more TP since I'm always home.
- I'm still scared about the back stuff and about controlling pain when I'm already maxing out on meds. I try to take less when I can, but the knife in my back is pretty unrelenting.
- Tater tots are underused as a side item. More places, esp. pub type joints, should serve them.
- I use way too much mentally energy disliking my tummy pooch. I will, however, say that I'm feeling really good about my upper body. I've added some muscle tone and it is really at a place where I'm happy to just maintain. The only thing I sometimes dwell on wanting to change about the tummy is one (umm, well, two) that is outside of my control without a doc and some silicone. And I am NOT doing that....they are proportional and all, just noticeably absent in a swim suit or in clothes that leave room for non-existent assets (same issue with lack of butt).
- I'm waiting to write one book review for Harper until I finish another one. I actually enjoyed the finished one a lot and am more "meh" on the one in progress, but my parental-types see the blog so I blush at the idea of reviewing Erica Jong's collection of essays by women about sex.
- Likewise, I need one more bullet point after that one. Yes, I'm odd.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I confess...lots of rambly thoughts today, some of which feel a little un-PC but I'm gonna say 'em anyway.