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February 10, 2007

I Will Survive

Like the song says..."I will survive." And I did! I turned 59 yesterday and woke up again today. How 'bout that? I remember my grandmother from when I was preschool and I thought she was ancient. She probably wasn't much older than I am now! Age must be a relative thing because I don't feel old. My friends don't seem old to me. Why, if you'd seen the party we had at our 40th reunion you'd have seen us rocking the night away and enjoying every minute...nobody looked old then. What's also interesting to me is that I felt older last year when I turned 58 than I did yesterday rolling over to 59. So, I might be getting older, but I'm not aging...and I don't intend to. I want to be vigorous enough to be like Caleb and take the mountain at 80; or like Sarah and fit enough to bear children at 90. Well, figuratively speaking. I'm facing a new decade next year...bring it on!

February 8, 2007

Well, Duh!

Just a quick note today. I was listening to Fox News this morning and among the stories they were broadcasting came the headline, "Illegal aliens feel they are being targeted by immigration." Well, duh! Isn't that the issue? They had kept their children from school fearing a roundup (just what border patrol needs it to round up a bunch of kids and then try and figure out where they live and who they belong to). Look, we're feeding and educating people's children who are here without proper documentation. Not that the children should suffer in any way. I just think it's pretty brassy to complain that you might get rounded up. If you're breaking immigration laws, doesn't that sort of come with the territory of being here illegally? I'm on a tear today!

February 6, 2007

Big Brother Knows Best

I took a minute yesterday and voiced an opinion. A good opinion to the Governor of the great state of Texas. It seems that he has decided that the HPV epidemic is so widespread that he needs to have young schoolgirls innoculated against it. Parents can opt out if they choose to keep their daughter from being injected with a fairly new drug. I'm incensed! I am tired of the government deciding what's best for my children (grandchildren). I went through the long lines at school when we willingly queued up for polio shots. I'm sure many lived were dramatically protected and saved. I know that we've since had to deal with doctors wondering what sort of other effects equally damaging might have been unleashed. And if you come down with a side effect unknown to them, well, golly gee, aren't we all sorry?!
I don't want to think that the Governor and Merck labs are in cahoots to boost Merck's profits on a drug that people haven't rushed to embrace (although Merck did make a minor contribution to the Governor's campaign fund). I'll overlook the other connections to our state government that Merck has. I'm not even saying that young, sexually active girls shouldn't have the protection and have it for free. What I am saying is that I don't like to see parental rights being run over in the interest of something that the government feels they should protect us from. Why not, as one friend has said, outlaw smoking and the money going to subsidize tobacco farmers if the govt. is really interested in health issues.
I could go on and on about people blindly giving away their rights. I just hope that if your daughter gets the vaccination, you had a part in choosing it for her.

February 2, 2007

Here's A Quarter... someone who cares! All of the hoopla over the Super Bowl is completely wasted on me. In the days of Tom Landry and Bum Phillips and even Bud Adams, we stood a chance of a Texas team playing. Not any longer...or at least not in a long time. And if Texas isn't in it...who cares. Certainly not I! I will probably watch at least part of the game this Sunday if they HGTV folks aren't showing a marathon of House Hunters. I could be mildly interested in the Bears winning as I believe that there is a player from Rio Hondo, TX on the team. Having a real Texas on a contending team is better than a stick in the eye. Even the half time show sounds like a yawner. If you read this, you might post the results here in the comment section. I don't want to watch, but I'd like to know the final score.