Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Weekend is of course

AWESOME! Okay so I had a great Friday, it was my early day so I got off an hour earlier than usual, 2:30 instead of 3:30 and it was fantastic. Now I should have gone to get my pedicure on Friday but I figured I would do it after the gym on Saturday but of course, there was a health fair that Mom and some of her friends had to go to and that meant that I had to drive. It was a fantastic fair to say the least. It was offer for free by CVS Pharmacy and they were doing Diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density testing for FREE and then they had actual physicians to talk to people about the results. It was a great service but I really wish more blacks had taken advantage of the service. We are notorious for not knowing the state of our health especially with diabetes. This health fair is actually a mainstay of CVS Pharmacy and they tour periodically during the year with a number of these free fairs coming up this year. I have insurance and had my annual physical in March of this year, as I do every year but if you know anyone who doesn't this is a great chance to get a good snap shot of their general health for free. The kicker? They give you a list of free or income based clinics to go to in case you find that you need more  in depth follow up help. My mom is a retiree (28 years in Houston Independent School District) and she is too young for Medicare/Medicaid--I can't remember which is for seniors--but this was a good way for her to get a snap shot of her general health. She was of course fit as a fiddle, she's a vegetarian who walks everyday, does yoga and of course is a good person. She helps people because she likes to and she thinks about others in a way that I really hope to do one day. She is really an excellent model of good behavior. I know, my mom is genuinely a nice person. Like all the time. I know you think I'm kidding but no, she is really nice to EVERYONE so her life has actually been pretty darn nice. Her kids are doing well (I'm finally not pitying myself and learning from her awesome example).  Anyway go to the health fair, go to their website and find out when it will be in your city.
I got my sketcher shape ups and I love them. They were buy one get one half off so me and Mom got ours for 48 bucks a piece! Awesome right?
Then there was the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival and it was fantastic! The pics are on my facebook page so not everyone can see them but the the funnel cake was as good as it looked!
Then came my Monday off day and wouldnt you know it, someone hit my very parked car and left no note. So I called my insurance company, filed a police report, dropped off my cluncker at the dealership where I was informed that the car would have to be left there as a missing headlight is not road worthy. I picked up a rental right there and was on my way...the smoothest part to the entire incident is working with my insurance company and the dealership! I sailed through that process for sure. But let me say that dealing with the police department was an ordeal to say the least, grrrrr.
But, all in all the experience was not so bad, I have the deductible no problem, I have good insurance, the damage is actually pretty minimal, and most importantly and thankfully  no one was hurt so thanks to the universe I had the opportunity to navigate a difficult situation in an effort to practice patience and maturity and I think I performed well.
Well its time to start my work week and finish chapter two of one of the best sci-fi novels ever to be written...Have a great day y'all.
Karmically yours
Us!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I totally understand but

I can't give you what you're looking for today. Maybe back about 3, nearly 4 years ago sure but today, not so much. I can say that hearsay is just that, hearsay. I can also say that bitter people aren't typically nice, or respectful or even rational so, take the hearsay with a grain of salt. Also, consider the source. What you heard, might not be what was said. At any rate it is ancient history and certainly unworthy of your time and attention. I know why people sometimes, pick at a sore, because there is a familiar comfort in the pain or in the sensation. Unfortunately, if you pick at a sore it doesn't heal and I'm in the healing business these days. Now if you ever want to have a conversation with me, fine, I might engage but attempts to provoke anger will always fall short. I'm just too clear on my path, I know myself too well now and frankly, I'm too damn happy, so, find your truth, your real truth, and get moving. And a wise person once spoke of how easy it is to find courage with these most technical of mediums and I dare say, it goes both ways...I owe you a thanks for the bullet you took and apparently the wound you're now nursing because of it but I owe you nothing else. You, just like the rest of us, got and are getting exactly what you deserve for your choices. No more and no less so stirring the pot seems like a distraction tactic but hey who am I, just some "random chick"....

That being said, what a great weekend I had. It was filled with Happy babies and happier Mommies, good food and great friends and don't even get me started on the laughs. Thor was fantastic! Now, Watson wasnt too keen on how fast the love affair materialized with Jane Foster and the son of Odin but I feel like, in the superhero world it is very possible. I mean the whole life and death aspect of the meeting could accelerate feelings and emotions (just like in real life) so I was fine with it. The test of a good villain is the solidity of his backstory so Loki is one ripe for super villainy. He doesn't know who he is, he is a stolen child, and he feels unworthy and betrayed because of it all. How can he NOT be a great super villain? I love the reference to Tony Stark and if you havent seen it, STAY until AFTER the credits roll for a bit of intel on what's to come for the First Avenger and his evil adopted brother!

I also saw Fast Five which in short, blew my mind! The fight scenes were explosive, the car chases were ridiculously adrenaline pumped and the love interest aspect didn't get in the way of the action. Suspending your disbelief and EVERYTHING you know about gravity and science of any type will be easy once you get a look at the bodies on these fellas. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel are just gorgeous to look at and you will certainly be compelled to look. Again, if you haven't seen it STAY until After the credits because you get a treat of which you will be pleasantly surprised!
And now I am off to read my bestie's blog before she breaks my neck! LOL

She's a feisty DIVA who doesn't need anyone outside of herself to validate her use of the word, and that is real Confidence. Operas have Divas in my mind but again, who the hell am I? LOL
Karma's calling so get off the phone with me...

Some truths are hard to hear, because if you really hear them - and understand that they are in fact true - then you have to change.
- Al Gore
Us!