Friday, November 14, 2008

A Week in Review

Hello All! It’s time once again for the ever popular Week in Review. By ever popular, I mean that the four of you who read my blog always read this specific post, and I thank you.

I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I bought the complete series of “As Time Goes By” from I think that I’ve also mentioned several times. Once more? There you go. I am loving having this show on DVD. Now there is always something to watch. On those nights when I’m flipping through the channels and thinking, “For crying out loud there’s nothing, NOTHING!” I then think, “Hey! I’ll watch my DVDs!” So fun. It really is a great show, funny, charming and smart. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Melissa and I saw “The Secret Life of Bees” Monday evening. I never read the book, so went in without much of idea of the plot. It’s a good movie. Not fantastic, but good. Most of the cast is African American, and one of the minor plot lines dealt with Jennifer Hudson’s character going into town to register to vote, and then she was beaten by some white men for trying it. It seemed a significant reminder of how far our society has come in the last 45 years, especially considering the recent election, and I’m grateful for that. Certainly not as grateful as those who lived through the 60s, but still glad that we’ve made some progress.

Isn’t it time to let go?
Speaking of voting, everyone knows how into this last election I was. The whole thing was very exciting. But, now that it’s over, I’m feeling the need to let it go. I’m a little burned out and ready to just step back and wait to see what happens. We’ve got a new president and other new officials who need some time to settle in and get to work before there will be any real results – lots of time. Nothing to report yet, right? Wrong, so wrong. Politics is still all over the place. Apparently I’m the only one who is bored by it. “Who’s going to be in Obama’s new cabinet? Where will his girls go to school? What did Michelle and Laura talk about during their visit? What kind of puppy will the Obamas buy? What color curtains? Is the beeping sound of the White House bedroom alarm clocks to their liking?” HONESTLY! Let’s bring this obsession down a notch. I’m sorry; I just don’t have the energy to be that wrapped up in it anymore. I’ll check back for the inauguration on January 20th. That’ll be something to talk about.

So odd
I’ve observed a strange phenomena. I come in to work between 7:30 and 7:45 every day, and on my way to the office usually drive up West Temple past the Family History Library. There I see a line of people waiting to get in. At 7:30 am. At the Family History Library. The building opens at 8:00, and they start lining up at 7:30. I can’t come up with one good reason for this….yeah, I’m stumped. Maybe on Monday I’ll stop and hand out a questionnaire, and the first question will be something like, “What’s wrong with you?”

I’ve been to the library to do family history, and think that I arrived there sometime between 10 and 11. There was no trouble getting in, or finding a seat, or doing what I wanted to get done…? Those people were lined up at 7:30! Kind of disturbing.

I think that’s it for now. I learned this morning that it’s the birthday of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. He was born in Paris in 1840. Here’s a quote, “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
Thanks, as always, for your constant awesomeness.
You are loved.


Brian said...

That painting is delicious. I was instantly relaxed looking at it. I'm TOTALLY with you about all the politics still being discussed. Only it's not politics anymore. Why is Sarah Palin still in the news? Buh-bye.

Nicole said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I forgot Brian was logged in. You could picture him saying that, right? No? It was just me. (Even though I was the one who put that picture of him on his profile. He's wearing an Ernie shirt. As in "Bert & Ernie."

Tiffany said...

I am dying to know the other questions on the questionnaire. DYING!

This is the highlight of my Friday!

Kelli said...

Thanks for the update. I am with you on the politics burnout! I also would like to know the results of your questionnaire!