Saturday, October 29, 2005
It was a great day, and we are all excited about heading out again. Riding is definitely better when you do it with friends. (And of course, any bike ride is better when it ends at The Little Club, where our friendly bartender Jan was making the world's greatest Bloody Mary's.)
Thursday, October 27, 2005
- The sad, grim milestone of 2000 Americans dead in Iraq
- Harriet Miers, the "best we could find" for the Supreme Court, has withdrawn her nomination
- Tom Delay, Bill Frist, Karl Rove, Libby Lewis and other conservative Republicans are all under investigation
Lord, protect me from your followers. And someone, somewhere, help me resist the urge to stand on a rooftop and shout, "you're all going to get what is coming to you, you sons of bitches."
Monday, October 24, 2005
(This blog is about me, not politics. But sometimes what is happening is so inane, so insidious, and so blatantly stupid that I have to make mention of it.)
When is perjury and obstruction of justice a bad thing?
When a Democratic President does it to cover up consensual sex.
When is perjury and obstruction of justice “no big deal”?
When a Republican administration does it to cover up the treasonous act of outing a covert CIA operative.
Friday, October 21, 2005
I’m stunned. I went to my office staff meeting expecting to hear updates on policies, financials, and other items of note. That happened, yes, but the meeting ended with my boss handing me a check for $2,695. The money is a donation made by my co-workers and clients to help my Mom recover from Hurricane Rita. (She lost her house in the storm, but she and her husband made it through physically unharmed.) I can’t explain how moved I am by this check. It will make such an incredible difference for my Mom.
So how does this fit into this blog? Part of maturity is understanding when you need help. Another part of maturity is having faith in your friends to be there when you need them. Today, I am reminded of both of these things. I am fortunate, indeed, to work for a company and with co-workers who support me as more than an employee, but as a person, too.
Well, I’m hooked. The 5k in Chicago was a lot of fun, and I felt great after finishing. So I have now scheduled myself for two more – the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k on Nov 6th and the Shelter Island 5k on Nov 13th. The week after that, I am attempting a half-marathon in Austin, Texas. Yes, I do believe I have the running bug.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
My best friend, Brenda, signed us up for the Pumpkins in the Park 5k, through the Lincoln Park district. I had no idea we were running until we wandered up to the park, but I am really glad I did it. For me, it wasn't about the finishing time. It was just about finishing. (Thanks, Bren!)
What do I mean? How about:
Wish me luck.