Monday, February 04, 2008

It Was Only a Little Packet of Nuts and Berries

My goodness, it’s February already!

Let’s see. What’s been going on this past week?

Mr. Random has been super busy at the Random Publication and had to work most of the day yesterday and was in the office until 10:30 PM on Friday. Saturday was an off week for his grad school class, but he still spent a big chunk of the day working on interviews and filming for a class project. Poor dear is just being run ragged and all I can do is stay out of the way at this point.

The Microeconomics class is ramping up homework-wise, and I’m kind of glad about that. I just want this class to be over, and I’m trying to go with this Professor’s flow as best I can. I am excited about future classes though – I am certain that there will continue to be enough going on in the economy, both in the U.S. and internationally, to keep me hyper-interested for several more years.

I was really bummed about Edwards dropping out of the race last week and it means fewer choices for us come February 12, when Virginia finally gets around to having its primary. I’m super annoyed at the e-mails that Clinton supporters are sending out basically saying that if you don’t vote for Hillary, you are a sexist pig who doesn’t realize what double standards she’s being held to in this race because she is a woman. Because, gee, you can’t possibly not like her just because of some of her actual POSITIONS. No, we’re all just sheep . . .

I do think the press focus in this election season has just been absolute crap on a cracker, which is why I try to stay away from the “manufactured dramas of the day” reporting that’s been going on.

The Random Non-profit gets worse and worse. Oh, boy. Does it ever.

Talking to my friend J over the weekend, I said that if I ever won a million dollars, I would automatically quit my job, but otherwise I’d just keep on doing what I’m doing in all the other parts of my life. I’m basically very happy with who I am and all of the outside things I’m involved with – which is so awesome to get to this point! Now I just have to find something that I can do for 8-10 hours a weekday that actually does not kill my soul . . .

Went to visit my grandma yesterday, and she seemed a little bit slower to me and little bit more depressed. I am a bit concerned, but Mr. Random didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary, so maybe I’m just being overly sensitive. She is going to move to a new retirement community at the end of the month which will have a lot more activities and sounds much better for her in general. She is looking forward to the new location and I do being there will make her happier.

I’m signing up for a couple of 5K walks in March and April, just to keep the healthier living ball rolling. I found out this weekend that the little packets of nuts I’ve been downing as “health snacks” have been 210 calories a pop! If I’ve been eating two or three packs a day as things to munch on, that means I’ve been adding more than 600 calories to my day without even realizing it. Eeeek!

I hope everyone is doing well! I’ll try to post more when I can . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They may be high in calories, but they are healthier calories than many other snacks.

I hope you find a non-soul-killing job soon.