Thursday, September 30, 2010

Road Trip!

I've only been thinking about it, not really going on one, though I wish I could. I'm 29-years old and I'm thinking I want to go on a road trip that allows me to discover myself and see who I really am. Nah, just kidding about that crap, but really, I do want to go on a road trip. It would be fun and see something I haven't seen, all the while being on a trip with my close friends.  From Oklahoma City, does anyone have any suggestions for a three-day road trip? 

I wouldn't want to go on a road trip like it's portrayed in movies and shows where drugs and women are a norm, and one mishap after leading to the backwoods where one encounters hillbillies that are cannibalistic.  I want to go on a road trip for the experience and the fun of it. Though I'm married something like this wouldn't affect the marriage.

So, now that's off my chest, who's with me?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Public Figures and Tweeting

Maybe I'm beating this into the ground, but do people not consider the consequences of their Tweets?  These tweets are made public; it's not something that's kept private in the comfort of your own home.  Everyone who wants to will see it.  I'm referring to Jaz Reynold's asinine tweet about the shooting on the University of Texas campus on Monday.  How insensitive do you have to be to make a tweet like that.  Does he not know how scary a situation like that can be and what kind of a toll that can leave someone emotionally for life?  Even a fierce rivalry like OU/Texas loses its luster when someone has to tweet a tweet about suicide.  It's something to be taken seriously, Jaz. Grow up and watch what you say.  You're a role model, whether you start or not.

I hope Texas is fired up about that comment.  I truly hope you hang your head in shame, because quite honestly, you shouldn't be on the team.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No Ordinary Family: A Small Review

I saw the series premier of "No Ordinary Family" this evening and it was interesting.  Think of it like The Incredibles meets real life.  The superpowers are different to an extent, but the show is fun nonetheless.  I think the superpower aspect of it I think works as a mere distraction to the fact the family is having problems.  The family is an "ordinary" family with "ordinary" problems. The superpowers, though, acts as a rabbits foot, in the literary world.  This refers to an object that helps move the story along. It doesn't matter what it is, but it gives the characters a reason to be there and to advance in their tenures.  I think if the show was marketed a different way, i.e. without the superpower aspect of it, it would still be just as effective of a show.  The show isn't about the powers being used for good (though it's developing that way), but it's about a family trying to put themselves together.  It's a good show and this was just a small review, but I had to at least give you, the reader, a glimpse into what to expect. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Untiitled Post

It has become commonplace to have Facebook on cell phones, but when does it become acceptable to check it on your phone in church, boot camp, in the middle of an interview, or even when you're talking to a friend.  You can enjoy Facebook when all these (and more) are over, can't you?  If not, then the idea of Facebook is taking on a life of its own. The other question then becomes is Facebook changing the way we look at what's acceptable in society?  It almost certainly changes the way people plan their day. It affects the way people set up their business.  There are a number of scenarios that one can think of.

Yes! I will write a part 2 and possibly a part 3 on this.  I'm ambitious, and I'm going to tackle a lot of common norms in today's society, many of it involving teens and cell phone use. 

Warning: If you think you'll be offended by the post, just don't read it. I don't know when it will take place, but it will.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Politics In the Workplace

I'm not talking about talking about politics in the workplace, I'm talking about the way people manage emulating the way you lean politically. For instance I'm a Conservative (but leaning Libertarian). I manage the four guys in my office by giving them space to work, not overseeing every single aspect of their work throughout the day. I merely give them instruction and they take it from there. Of course I would supervise and ensure that the daily goings-on are handled.  Anything that goes wrong lies with me and I'm okay with that.  Supervision can be done effectively.  The way I look at it, if I oversee every individual person the office with an eagle eye, my day would be spent doing only that. That doesn't become very effective in the thing we call time management.  I'm developing this idea so stay tuned for another (or two) blog post about this subject.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I've Never Been Prouder

My wife had a State Fair performance this morning in which she both performed and directed.  It showed a few things to me that made me think through a few things.  She is a trooper. Despite doing a lot of things going on in her life and her willingness to take on a ministry of sorts that takes on a lot of her time she still shined brightly.  She was doing a great service to God and she made me proud to be her husband. I know.  It's a mushy post, but she's been through a lot and she showed me a lot of courage.  I'm glad that she's my wife. I married well and thinking about what she does on a daily basis (a selfless attitude) I have to reevaluate some of things I take for granted.  I love her.  And I'm happy to have her in my life.

Friday, September 24, 2010

State Fair Ideology

I'm not a scholar on everything State Fair, but I've often wondered what is it all about?  It seems to me that it's really nothing more than just a bunch of exhibits come together with the occasional freak show.  Maybe I'm just naive to the details of it, but even from my days in the Texas, one of the biggest State Fairs in the world, I still didn't quite understand the appeal. It's fun to go. There's a lot of food and other things, but it's not something that I move heaven and earth to go to. Some people do, but I've never interviewed them to find out why.  Who knows. I don't care. I just needed something to put in here.