Saturday, September 27, 2008
I missed the T by about a minute. And I blame the old man.
When I was leaving Shaw's, there was an old man standing in the doorway. I couldn't tell if he was trying to open his umbrella, arrange his bags or just wait for his ride. Unfortunately, there's only one door out and he was standing right in the threshold. I waited patiently, said excuse me (to no avail) a few times - and was eventually allowed to leave.
And then I missed the train by a minute. And I got soaked. I blame the old man. Fortunately, I had impending soup on which I could focus and use to find my zen.
Such. Good. Soup. (but I'll save that for another post)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
If you had talked to me in February or March about the Presidential race and the Primaries, I would have railed on that I was tired of promises and wanted to see action. The majority of the candidates on both sides were Senators. They could write legislation and get the ball rolling on all their campaign promises. Issues like healthcare and the national debt could begin to be resolved.
But they wanted to be President. They needed to be able to make promises for a better future - but only with them as President. Not as Senator.
So in my ideal world, both candidates would get on a plane, go to Washington, and stay there - with the exception of the debate Friday night. Stop making promises and start doing things you already have the power to do. As US Senators, my taxes pay your salaries, and I don't want to pay you to campaign while I wonder if my bank account will still be there on Monday.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I've been mulling around the idea of a blog for a while. I really enjoy writing and have random thoughts from time to time, with no outlet other than my friends. Unfortunately, more and more of them are moving away. I was thinking about it the other day, and this may be another way to keep them informed as to what I'm doing. A discussion with my friend Julie yesterday definitely pushed me in this direction.
And then there's the name. I've been kicking it around in my head for a while. With all the thinking about starting a blog, I wanted to see if it was available. And then, just like that, I was all signed up.
So there you have it.
Oh. The origin of the name, you ask? Architecture and design are both passion and career. The great debate always seems to be Form or Function. So combine that with the fact that I feel like I'm always operating at a form of function at best and Ta-Da!
We'll see how this goes.