Friday, 12 December 2008

Today's most asinine news story

This is ridiculous. A news story this morning warning of contaminated cocaine. So what? I know I'm going to piss a few people off with this, but who cares? Deep recession, factories closing, terrorism on the rise again, markets in crisis, families about to go through Christmas with nothing, and this is a concern to... who? 

Let's think about this for a minute. Contaminated cocaine. There's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. The stuff isn't exactly aspirin. It's a dangerous drug that can kill you. So they found a batch that will do that a little faster than normal. I say put that crap into production! Distribute it out and let it do it's work. The people addicted to the stuff I do feel for - life hasn't exactly dealt them a fair blow, but this is the basket they landed in. Maybe getting seriously ill will be the catalyst they need to get the fuck off the stuff. Make the stuff safer will only encourage more use! 

Let the stuff do it's worst and let the rest of us get back to what concerns us. Life on the legal side. 

Gimme a break.

What's your stupid news of the day?


Thursday, 11 December 2008

16 years

It's been 16 years since Kim was last at class. 16 years of prodding her to go back. 16 years of convincing her that it was the right sacrifice to make. 16 years of Kim saying that she regrets not finishing university. 

She's done.

Kim had her last class today, which will satisfy the requirements for her double honours degree.

I am exceptionally proud of her! Just a short couple of months ago she huddled over the computer on the registrar's website, nervously holding her finger over the submit button. She asked me if she was ready for the step, I said she has been ready for 16 years.

The semester was short, I can't believe it's over already. She was so nervous, looking over her books, checking the exam schedule, wondering how the kids would get along 'without her'. Wondering how I would handle the extra load. She didn't need to worry, we got through it fine and Kim took to her new task the way she always does - with incredible enthusiasm. The kids were fed, the house was cleaned, the exams were passed, she did great. If this semester was an indication she will do wonderfully next semester. Yup, she's not done. She caught the bug again and will head back for even more abuse. 

I'm getting used to it now, seeing her geeked about learning. She has always thrived on school, it's really where she belongs. Wouldn't it be cool to get paid to do that? 

I can't wait to get pictures posted of Kim in her cap and robe, 16 years on, but not too late. It's never too late to start over. Now if she would just decide what she wants to be when she grows up....

Congrats Kim, you earned it.


Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Crappy nothing happened kind of day

Nothing happened today, or yesterday, an amazing lack of anything. Nothing happened on the way to work, at work, and on the way home. So much nothing that it astounds the imagination as you watch so much nothing all around you. It's like being in a nebula, surrounded in every direction by whirling masses of gaseous nothingness. It was freakin' everywhere. 

Astounding nothingness. 

Tonight's news will be that nothing happened today, so much so that it won't be a slow news day, the nothingness of today will be the news. It will break into your regular scheduled shows to announce that with resounding and overwhelming if not stupidly useless enthusiasm, that nothing happened.


It's nice to have days that something happens, however minor, however useless, at least it's something. Today, I went to work, I came home. The closest I got to something all day was walking out the door.

There, I've written a completely useless blog post on nothing happening. 

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.