Sunday, December 30, 2007

As We Bring 2007 to a Close...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I went to Decatur to spend the day with my mom, stepdad and family. Those who know me know that I am an uncle several times over (between real and step siblings). I love Christmas time because it is truly a time for kids. It makes me happy to see the kids open presents and watch their eyes light up. I guess I'm getting soft in my old age

One thing is bothering me today. Pakistan. You all know by now that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was murdered the other day. Did you hear the "official" cause of death? The Interior "Minister" said that she died when she bumped her head against the car's sunroof. Are we honestly to believe that? I guess the lunatic who shot at her AND blew himself up right next to her competely missed his target. I realize there are some people in the world who may believe the "official" version. These are the same people who will vote for Dennis Kucinich I suppose.

OK, two things are bothering me today. Well really three. The third is the fact that the Bears sucked this season, but I'll get over that.

The other thing bothering me has festered for a while. Why do people lie? OK, I'm not talking about Governor Go-blow-a-bitch (he's beyond help and will get his). I'm talking about one's friends. I'm not going into specifics (some of you know what I'm talking about) because I'll get more pissed off about it. Sufficed it to say that I would have been less upset if said friend hadn't lied about it in the first place. Do I hate this person? No, I'm more disappointed than anything else. There's really no way I can hate this particular individual. I guess my feelings were hurt.

Above is my nephew Karter on Christmas Day. Be safe on New Year's Eve. See you in 2008!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Six Months At Least

I remembered I had a blog after all. It's amazing, I know. I noticed my last posting was in June. Let's recap what happened since then. Not a lot acutally happened, but the year flew by.

I got a promotion effective August 1st. I am now an Office Coordinator. It was a two title bump and a $100 a month raise. We get another 3% raise on January 1st. I may actually break the poverty line at that rate sometime in 2010. I was busy most of August.

Shana, Nicole, McFarland, Little McFarland, Amber and I went to watch the Cubs play the Cards in St. Louis on September 14. We met up with Kennealy and saw the game. The Cubs won that game and the NL Central (only to break our hearts later on but I won't talk about that). After that, we went to the Casino Queen. If you know Kennealy, you have heard that he played blackjack with Alfonso Soriano.

I got iced in on my birthday, but a lot of people called to say hello. I went to Chicago this past weekend to see Phantom of the Opera. I had never seen it, but had heard of the show and was familar with the premise. It was a really good show. I learned a few hours before the show that Duran Duran (to whom I am listening at this moment) was playing that same night. I told Shana that I would go to that show instead. She told me to sleep outside if I did. There was no way I could have gotten tickets to Duran Duran, but I'll be checking Ticketmaster on a daily basis just in case they come back around.

Have a Merry Christmas!