Made my drive from Detroit to Columbus today. This was my passenger seat:
Discovered last year that long drives are easier if I have an audiobook. I was getting tired of my music for 4 hours repeatedly.
Wanted to track my books here, so I can keep a list.
I really liked this book. Especially since I heard the chapter where she spoke of doing interviews, and what she looked for in an interview, just as I’m about to go into an interview tomorrow. Perfect timing.
Today was my last day of work in Detroit. I’ve been working as a consultant in downtown Detroit for the last 2 1/2 years. I’ve loved my work, loved the people, and even loved the company too. I’m sad to be leaving; have created friendships of some of my colleagues. Here’s a picture I took on a walk on my work complex one day:
But I need to move. It was the city. Detroit had nothing for me. I tried dating… nothing. I’ve tried restaurants, but none appealed to me. I didn’t really have friends that would go to events with me. Maybe 1 out of every 5 events I wanted to attend, I could find someone to go with me. And few events actually came to Detroit.
I needed to move to a city where there were lots of things going on, and I had people who would go with me to events. People who wanted to go out.
I’ve gotten a job in Columbus, and have a week off before I start there. Very excited about the move! I have siblings there. And get this – my best friend from high school and my best friend from college live there! I’ll also be closer to Cleveland, so it’ll be easier to go up there to see my girls! As a foodie, I already know there are lots of restaurants I’m looking forward to exploring.
I’m just very excited about moving back to Ohio. I think I’m going to be very happy there!
So, he’s not really my friend in real life, in that he doesn’t know he’s my friend. But I’m his friend.
Have you ever liked someone so much that you felt you know them, and feel their pain? I have so much love & respect for W. Kamau Bell, and feel the need to share what happened to him on his birthday.
I’m such a big fan of his, that when he said he was canceling his tour due to the impending birth of his 2nd daughter, I had nothing but mad respect for him. I mean, how could you not admire a father putting his family first?
Here’s his post about his birthday:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAVE SOME RACISM FROM ELMWOOD CAFE!
You know how much I respect my POTUS. I did live tweet the State of the Union address tonight, which can be seen to the right for the time being. As I’ve done in the past, I like to have my own personal transcript of his speech so I can come back to it in the future.
Speech after the jump…. Continue reading
I get that people should be free to exercise their religion. But I *still* don’t get how corporations are people. Am I missing something? People are people. Corporations are legal entities. I don’t get (still) how a corporation is a person. Yes, I know I’ve been told this for years, that corporations are people. I must be missing something, because I just STILL don’t get it.
Let’s go back to my first sentence. I get that people should be free to exercise their religion. Honestly. Not like in some states (like FL, TN, NC) where they’ve tried to make Sharia law illegal. What is Sharia law? Simply religious belief. So, this religious freedom is extended for a corporation, but not for people. As I believe it was originally intended.
Now, let’s take a look at Hobby Lobby specifically. In their specific case, I get that they are against these “abortion drugs”. We’ll interchange the terms “abortion drugs” and “emergency contraception”, as we will use them to refer to the same thing. Now, you’re against emergency contraception. You are anti-abortion, and emergency contraception is the equivalent of abortion to you.
But here’s the thing…. you INVEST IN THESE SAME DRUGS. Your 401k plans invest in the companies that MAKE these drugs. So… um… where’s the morality then? Oh. Because you’re MAKING MONEY from it. I see.
And what about the 90% of your goods that come from a country that has FORCED ABORTIONS. That’s ok too, right? Because you can get your products for cheap, and sell for a greater profit.
Ok. So, to recap. Money is good. Abortion is bad. However, it’s ok to make money off of abortion, but not to provide emergency contraception in case a zygote has formed. Just in case. Not even an embryo yet. Maybe not even a zygote. But the lady does not want to find out later, and have to perform an ACTUAL abortion, which likely will happen if she was planning on getting one of these emergency contraception drugs.
I get that everyone’s all excited about SCOTUS repealing these laws as unconstitutional, but c’mon. Really?
These laws were unconstitutional. Of COURSE they were going to get stuck down. I’m surprised Americans didn’t have more faith in our Supreme Court.
I mean, if I can tell something is unconstitutional, then how could ppl who’ve studied the Constitution should be able to tell.
So, of course it was going to be struck down.
Howevers – gentle reminder [ahem, to prod your reps] that it is still legal to fire someone simply because they are lgbt.
I’m pimping a blog today. I just discovered Hipster Book Quotes. It makes me want to read more! I actually discovered it through Better World Books’ facebook page.
Better World Books: It’s a pretty awesome online bookstore. Basically, everytime you buy a book online through them, they’ll donate a book. I saw a “buy 3, and they’ll donate 6” deal too! Pretty cool. They are so cool, & I kinda want to pimp them too, but there’s SO MUCH to say about them! So, I present to you this screenshot of their home page (links to them too):
And here’s the link to Hipster Book Quotes, complete w/ a sampling of what they offer. Hipster pictures w/ great quotes from books! Hence the name. (picture links to their site)