Friday, July 14, 2006

Societal Priorities

I guess I'm trying to figure out our priorities in this country.
Iran's making noise,
N.Korea's testing Tipodong,
Lebanon and Israel are fighting like two women after the same man,
Gas is rising,
It's getting hotter,
Gas is rising.

There are so many issues out there in the world...and...a horse is one of the top stories. It seems that everywhere I turn I'm bombarded with stories about Barbaro. Barbaro...a freakin horse. Yesterday he was near death, his chances for survival "poor". Seems he had a great sleeplast night. Even slept on his side. Wow. I can't believe we're getting daily updates on a horse. Yes, he won the Kentucky Derby, but does that make him Baby Jessica? We're keeping watch over him like he's the President on his deathbed. Sort of like the Pope.

Are we that knumb of the world that a horse is treated with such importance? Horses get injured and die everyday. This one happend on tv. Why is it such a tear jerker? Am I missing something? It's like a pet dying. Sad, but not the beginning, middle, or end of the world. When the world's crumbling around us, we turn on our blinders and look to Mr. Ed. Wow!

Nothing at All

I'm sitting here at work right now bored out of what's left of my mind thiking to myself, how fun could this be if I lit up joint. Granted, I don't have a joint to light up, but it's of those days. 5 o'clock won't get here fast enough. But for what? A date with my bed and television. My check this week is short so I'm putting myself in exile for the weekend. Fortunately for me, I strat back at the Royals games on Thursday so that'll be some extra income. So my brain is pretty much shutting down and this is the only way i know how to get it going again. Writing about nothing at all. But as I sit here and write I do feel alot better. I haven't written in awhile, partly why I'm writing now. I need to find a hobby that doesn't involve staring at a tv trying to make a little man run around shooting gangsters and bombing the homes of rival bosses (currently playing the Godfather and will probably beat it tonight). I don't know what that's going to be at the moment. I'll find something. Getting tired of the nothingness. I'll have to write more later.