Friday, February 27, 2004

Traveling Woman

It's been a while since I've posted but I've been in Arkansas visiting my family and not had access to a computer. We drove to Houston to see my brother and, of course, he is living in the 21st century and voila--computer access. It's been a fun an interesting trip but I'm quite upset with the weather. I'm missing the storm of the century at home in Charlotte, North Carolina. I love cold weather and absolutely adore snow.

I'm having a wonderful visit with my family and it's been nice to be out of a stressful situation and be able to relax. I've forgotten what it is like to fall asleep normally without chemical aid. Let me tell you, it's nice. I've also forgotten how much I miss Texas. Sigh.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


It is a sad, sad day when articles on Oscar Gossip, featuring a large picture of Johnny Depp, the advertisement for Power Fit with Denise Austin, and Smart and Stylish Cell Phones receive more weight and prominance than the announcement that Howard Dean has abandoned his campaign for the White House or the discussion of Gay Marriages giving headaches to the Bush administration.

I'm not saying I've never read a bit of celebrity gossip but people, please. How is it possible that these trivial tidbits of information are more important than the "real" issues we face every day; the ones that can make or break us. Are we so out-of-touch with what shapes our nation that we'd rather read about who will be walking down the red carpet with whom than about political candidates and the shape America is taking on?

Sigh. I'm not one to be overtly political but today was the proverbial straw and camel's back.

I'm disgusted with who we've become.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

A day late...

1. Are you superstitious?

Not especially but my husband is, most definitely, when it comes to football.

2. What extremes have you heard of someone going to in the name of superstition?

Do not come between my husband and his football. This man has got to be the most superstituous person I know. One year, we ordered pizza for the first game of the season (The Carolina Panthers) and they won. So, from then on we had to eat pizza on Sundays and it had to be from the same place, and it had to be ordered 30 minutes before the game, and it had to have the same ingredients on it that we ordered the first time.

He attributed the win to the pizza and not the skill of the players. Ok, now, I am not the world's most leading authority on football but here I was thinking that the ability to win might just have something to do with both the skill of the players and the abilities of the coach. And to think, it was pizza the whole time.

3. Believer or not, what's your favorite superstition?

Ohh I love the one about seven years bad luck when you break a mirror. I'm well past the average lifespan in bad luck related to broken mirrors by now.

4. Do you believe in luck? If yes, do you have a lucky number/article of clothing/ritual?

I believe in coincidence. I do have a favorite number, 21, since it's the day of my birth but I don't attribute any luck to it at all. I am not one given to rituals or particularly anything by routine so, no.

5. Do you believe in astrology? Why or why not?

Ahh, this is somewhat of an interesting question for me as I do have a bit of experienece in this area, and it was not good. So, while I believe in astrological things, I do not believe my life is controlled by the patterns of the stars. I see my horoscope as a source of amusement not something around which to plan my day.