Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cabin Fever...

I'll be honest with you, this is kind of miserable. The store is closed for the day. That combined with the fact that I have tomorrow off has given me an unexpected weekend in the middle of the week. I usually crave times like these. Maybe the sign of having reached adulthood is when weather that shuts things (especially roads) down isn't quite as fun anymore.

I woke up and fully expected to spend the day resuming my part time job of writing this blog, but it hasn't happened. Well, I guess it has because I'm writing.

I guess I'll give you some bullets...

-- I read about the most horrible thing yesterday. Did you know there is a video game based on the Columbine tragedy? Yes, there is a special room in hell being constructed as we speak.

-- Obamania is about to hit. Barack announced his plans for an exploratory committee yesterday, which basically means he's running but wants an amount of time where he can raise money and opt to save it for another campaign if something unfortunate happens. Go ahead and sue me and tell me how you made it to the party before me, but I really like this guy. Should get interesting...

-- My car is still running, so thanks to all of you who have enquired about it's health.

-- I'm expecting many of you are iced in as well and about to go out of your minds. Here's a couple of things I've read this morning that I found interesting, or at least worthy of being used to pass the time: Exiles in the Heartland, Part 1. Grey Matter. MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

-- When I was in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade I had a friend named Tammie Adkins in my class. In 3rd grade she didn't show up, so I began my investigation. Tammie's parents decided to homeschool her this year, a teacher told me. "What? Homeschool, what's that? People do that?," was what I thought. Homeschooling is still a strange concept to me. A lot of times people come into the store looking for homeschooling materials, and after a brief conversation with them I'm reminded why we have public education. Yet I have pairs of friends-- very intelligent, funny, and some of the most well adjusted people in the world-- who have begun homeschooling. These people will do a wonderful job. One of them is chronicling her adventures and it makes for some VERY enjoyable reading. You can check it out HERE.

-- Ok, I have broken. I finally watched my first complete, (well, more than half) episode of American Idol, and I feel I have it within me to become hooked. I need to fight the urge.

-- So this is kind of funny. After making the joke that I was going to nominate myself for the Trib's contest to find Central Texas' Hottest Bachelor, I was told by three different people that they had already decided to enter me. No joke. I'm about to milk this for all it's worth. Go ahead Waco Tribune Herald, turn me into a piece of meat. If it gets me married, my mom just might purchase a hundred lifetime subscriptions.

-- That's it for now...

2 comments:

Robyn said...

Hey, Craig! Hannah will be so glad you watched American Idol. Maybe I could send her to you whenever it comes on.

I guess the good thing about working from home is that, except for the kids constantly telling me how bored they are, it is just another day.

EL MOL said...

so IN on Obama . . .