Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mid October Ramblings

So I'm trying to eat healthier. I picked up this bag of chips which are non GMO, vegan, and organic, kosher, gluten free, yada yada, yada.


So, I believe in the concept. I'm really trying to financially support companies who's belief system align with mine. Long story short, I couldn't believe how awful these chips taste. I'm not sure if it was the flavor I chose, or perhaps my body is so used to unhealthy food that it rejects the introduction of healthy items but imagine the taste of wet socks and musty roller rink odor wrapped in a stale chip. It was pretty bad. 

This was a pretty exciting week for me. A lot of mental ups and downs. My daughter got her first job. I'm excited about the responsibility it will teach her. She's already been such an amazing daughter. I know this next step toward young womanhood will do her so well. She opened up her first bank account to set up her direct deposit. She had so many questions. I had forgotten how new these things must be to a teenager. I'm so happy for her.

My son started preschool. He looked so handsome on his first day. 
I was worried how he would take being away from family for the first time. But he acclimated well and was so ready to be a "big boy". Both my kids took major leaps this week and my heart swells with joy at how easy it is for them to adjust to change. (if only it were that easy for me.)

Quick Story:

I ran into a woman and we were talking about how she is looking for a place to stay in Roseville. She said she decided to leave the Antelope area because she felt uncomfortable being a minority in her own neighborhood (she is Caucasian). I thought that was an odd statement and I tried to hide the "WTF" look off of my face. Then she proceeds to add a caveat "I'm sorry... but" ( NOTE: anytime you add an "I'm sorry but..." to any statement YOU ARE NOT SORRY.) then she turns around to see who is around her (I'm assuming to be sure she was shielded by white people) and says ..."if people are cooking in their garages I don't want to be around that. That is just weird." 

So I'm guessing, she's referring to some Indian neighbors of hers. The only reason why I think this is because there is a lovely Sikh family that live around the corner from me. They happen to cook in their garage. Maybe she's referring to another culture. Who knows, but more importantly who cares? What does it matter to her where people cook in their own house? People usually barbeque in their backyards but I've seen some rebel front yard grillers. Should they too be shunned and ostracized  for not adhering to social standards? 

Racist people are so weird. They will pick apart anything to find something to HATE. 

On a scale of 1-10, I'd say I'm feeling about a 7. Still dealing with some issues, still faking it on the outside like everything is hunky dory. I must be doing alright. (*pats self on back*) 

I hope you all have a great week. :)


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hi, this is _____ with the Sacramento Bee

So recently I got a random call from a local number that I did not recognize.

"Hello?"
"Hi, this is _____ with the Sacramento Bee. Are you receiving the paper right now?"

He goes on to his little spiel trying to get me to commit without just asking me if I want to subscribe or not. I know how everyone says that the paper days are over and that everything is digital now, but I ruminated over whether or not I wanted just the weekend or perhaps the whole 7 days for 10 weeks at blah blah blah.... Anyways, I'm trying to interject and interrupt his script. I ask him how his day was, if he likes his job, yada yada yada. I finally ask him is your call center located in Sacramento? He tells me no it's actually located in Nevada but they handle all the subscription calls for the Sacramento Bee.

Nevada? Errrr, what?

I don't know. Maybe I was having a bad day. Maybe I saw one too many Nevada plates cut me off that week. But I was just irritated that with all the unemployed people in Sacramento our own newspaper had to contract with another state to handle its out bound calls?

I'm tired of businesses not thinking locally. I know maybe it must have been more cost effective. It's not like California makes it easy for businesses to thrive here. It just sucks, you know?

The unemployment rate is staggering and there are no jobs. It would've been nice if the Sacramento Bee kept their call center local. I know I probably would've subscribed that day. I guess I'll just keep getting the Sunday paper out of the Dollar Store like I have been.


Sonny’s Blues Analysis

Sonny’s Blues Analysis             Baldwin’s short story, Sonny’s Blues, is masterful piece of literature that explores addiction and...