Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated

Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated
Yes this is a real sunflower I took this shot a couple of summers ago in the garden outside my work window

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well my Wednesday has started off splendid...

  1. I left my cell phone at home
  2. It feels like a sauna in the office
  3. I have a proposal that I need to complete for an 11:30a meeting and I have writers block

Maybe I should have stayed in the bed this morning! Regardless of my laundry list of mishappenings, I do have some musings for today.

~Apparently starting next week there are going to be ads on buses in the District stating, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake." While I do not have an issue with any religion, we are all free to believe or not believe in whatever we choose, it is a little unsettling to see that type of propaganda during a season that is the celebration of Christ. Seems to be done with a little bad taste in my opinion.

~~CNN put out a list of the top 10 healthiest grocery stores...of course Whole Foods is no.1, no big surprise there, but Safeway made no.2!?! How shocking...I hate Safeway...maybe I should rethink that.

*A side rant (haven't had one in a while) - Men, seriously learn some tact when you approach a woman. Rudeness, touching and persistent harassment are not appealing qualities.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I am soo proud, not only because we have the first African American President in the United States of America, but I feel as though we finally have someone who is for the people of this country. It's been a long 8 years, many times I have not felt very patriotic, but just to see how many votes were cast, people standing in lines in excess of 2 hours, the joy of people of all races celebrating this monumental event, it is truly overwhelming. Words can not express the emotions I have...

It's a Great Day!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

It's finally here! I am excited for a few reasons...

  1. After months of anticipation, I now have my opportunity to vote for change ;-)
  2. I no longer have to endure election discussions, arguments and breaking news stories which happen to be the same stories that you have already heard
  3. There will be regular commercials on tv/radio, never thought I would be happy to see/hear a commercial ever

While the excitement is clear, a little nervousness looms...

  1. I can not handle the thought of McCain and Political Barbie being in office
  2. I hope everyone votes regardless of how long the lines are
  3. Did I say how much I can not handle the thought of McCain/Political Barbie in the White House

With all of that said, make sure you get out there and vote TODAY!

No Vote = No Voice = No Room to Complain

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Remember...

Today, my brother Avery would have been 33 years old. I write his initials and birthday everyday. I try not to forget a lot of things, but I can not remember the date of his death.

I remember that is was seven years ago. I remember when the phone call came. I remember the first person I told and him trying to cheer me up. I remember the road trip to Florida. I remember driving my father, grandmother and sister to St Petersburg. I remember my father telling me to slow down because I was going way too fast. I remember breaking down when we got to St Pete because it finally became real for me that this was actually happening. I remember the blue carpet in the hotel. I remember fighting for my sister to not wear all black like my mother requested. I remember my cousin telling me my brother's other sisters were looking for me. I remember sitting in the car during the wake because I couldn't go in and see him like that. I remember the two hour conversation we had just weeks earlier. I remember wanting to fight his girlfriend/wife because I blamed her. I remember the fake phone number she gave us. I remember sitting on the church steps before the funeral. I remember not walking close to the casket while it was open. I remember the repass and being stared at by his other brothers and sisters. I remember driving back to Tallahassee from St. Pete in the rain. I remember wondering why this had to happen and being angry.

Of all the things I do remember, why can I not recall his date of death?