Through conversation today at work, I remembered that I had a blogger blog. Tonight I sat down and read it end-to-start. I laughed, I cried, but mostly I identified with the author. That was amazing. I've changed so much in the past few years, but somehow I've managed to stay exactly the same. I haven't enjoyed reading something so much in a long time. For once, being self-absorbed doesn't seem so wrong.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
An interesting point was brought up today about the glory wisdom of Bing. I know Microsoft wants to recreate Google and have their own verb in the marketplace, but Bing?
Who in their right mind is going to Bing themselves? Hey, how about we Bing that? Did you Bing it? How about a pre-date Bing?
Nice, I'd say a swing and a miss.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The Buckeyes got beat today. Where I live, Buckeyes Football is a big deal. Everything stands still during the game. And today's game, well it sucked. It didn't look like they even showed up to play. I wanted to stop watching after the third quarter - and I should have.
The fact that we are going to CLOBBER Michigan next week is little consolation.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The whole family went to the YMCA for a little workout tonight. As we were leaving, I ran into a guy I went to college with. I did a little running around with him and his friend Bob. I even went out with Bob a few times. I'd tell you his name, but the funny thing is I DON'T REMEMBER! I had several classes with this guy and we were friends, but his name completely escapes me. I think I faked it good enough for now, but he wanted my number to catch up more later.
So tonight my phone rang and it was him. More faking. I seriously gave this a lot of thought. We made plans to all meet sometime to hang out. Now what am I going to do?! I've even been to this guy's house before. I added him to my phonebook as 'guy I went to school with'.
Update! His name is Steve. - I think.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
My oldest turned 10 yesterday. Seems like just yesterday he was born. I was 18 and terrified. I was a couple of months into a marriage that wasn't going so well and I had no support system. At least not a very functional one. My mother wasn't really talking to me. I was 17 and a senior in high school when I got pregnant. And on the honor roll. And on my way to college with a full-ride scholarship. She wasn't very happy. Now, I understand.
10 years and one very messy divorce later, everything has turned out ok. As much as I hated my mother for not being there when I needed her most, I've forgiven her. What I was really angry about was that I knew she was doing the wrong thing. What I didn't know was that she didn't know it was the wrong thing. I thought that she should have all the answers.
The hardest thing that I have learned in the last 10 years is that parents never have all the answers. All we can do is the very best that we know how with what we have. So I am constantly trying to forgive my parents for mistakes I think they made. Mistakes that I am sure they agonized about the same way I agonize about every decision I make. I hope some day my oldest will come to this same conclusion. And with the turbulent teenage years coming up, I hope he chooses to forgive me.