Thursday, December 29, 2011

Programming note

As I have surfed the lovely blogs that I follow not only do I find others to stalk, I occasionally see these “lists” that ask the poster to expound on a suggested topic.  I have borrowed some of these topics for the occasional post.  Therefore, from time to time I will have a random entry with my thoughts on one of these tidbits.  Stay tuned for some random information about how my mind works.   

Where has common sense gone?

**BEWARE THIS IS A RANT.  If you do not want to read it, please leave now**

I have deliberately waited a couple of days after the inspiration for this before I posted it.  Better to calm down than come across as a raving lunatic.  Unfortunately, it has not helped.  

Recently we took a trip to the local (ha, ha 25 miles from here local) Wal-Mart and this trip just seemed more filled with idiots than usual.  Okay, I live in New Hampshire and, yes, there a times when you are not able to see the lines in the parking lot and inadvertently take up two parking spaces.  That is understandable.  However, when the ground is perfectly clear and the lines are visible?  Come on people, get your head out of your ass and learn to park.  I even saw one extended cab pick-up taking up three spaces.  Yep, he was pulled in diagonally into three spaces.  And it was not like the pick-up was in pristine condition and he was worried about getting it scratched.  This thing looked like it had been through the hay baler a time or two.

Then into the store to be thrown into the fray.  The foot travel was not too heavy, yet everywhere were people not looking at where they were headed and simply pushing their buggies willy-nilly into one’s path.  The Lycan hates when I am not able to keep up with him walking through the store, yet time after time, I have to jerk to a stop to avoid hitting someone with MY buggy as they just appeared into front of me as if from a transporter module.  

Once we were on the road home, I thought we were free…nope, drivers out there are idiots as well.  Why on the goddess’ green earth would you accelerate around someone who is going (admittedly) 5 miles ABOVE the speed limit only to reduce your speed to the speed limit once in front of them?  If you wanted to go 50, then stay behind the person who is going 55.  Stop being passive-aggressive and just take care of your own driving instead of minded everyone else’s.  

I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but with this sort of evidence, I am beginning to fear for the future of society.  If this is the kind of behavior that people are exhibiting, what does the younger generation have in store for us?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy holidays to all!

I know that those who follow blogs have seen a multitude of blessings this week ranging from Merry Christmas to Happy Yule, from Merry Kwanza to Happy Hanukkah.  I know that there are many forms of celebration going on at this time of the solar wheel and I find that heart-warming.  I will say that I am at a loss to explain the animosity between the various groups.  The reason for the season, no matter what your flavor, is to celebrate the wonder of life.  It matters not whose life you are celebrating, just that you ARE celebrating and that should not include a dissertation on who is right or wrong.  It should be simply an expression of joy.

With that being said, I will extend well wishes to all my family, friends, and cyber-friends.  May the season find you in good health and in the company of loved ones.  If your situation if not perfect, reflect on the fact that you are alive and loved.  No one need be alone at this time, if you find yourself without close family or friends, extend your hand to someone who is in the same predicament.  You never know, maybe you will make an acquaintance that becomes find a life-long friend.  I am a strong believer that things do not happen without a reason.  

Brightest blessings in all aspects of your life!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Reading Challenges

So, I have neglected my reading lately and needed some motivation to get back into the habit.  I have joined a couple of challenges and want to get the word out there for those who might like to join me.  I have an entire page that will be dedicated to theses challenges.  So wander on over to My Challenge Page to check them out.