Sunday, November 20, 2011

Random Sunday

Well, we're almost at the three week mark of the Month of Thankfulness.  I'm grateful that I've easily thought of something different each day for which to be grateful.  If you're playing along, how's it going? 

There's a lot of stuff going on to think about these days.  I find it interesting that friends or co-workers have asked me more, by way of discussion, what I  think about the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University than about the various Occupy ______ protests.  For the record, I'm heartsick that, apparently, the venerable institution Penn State totally messed up and by their inaction and ineffectiveness allowed one of their own to be a long-running, serial sexual abuser of children. 

Regarding the Occupy movements, I'm not sure they have a clear mission statement at these protests.  In the coverage I've seen, the protestors seem to be protesting a number of different things.   Maybe they should change the name to Protest Fest and then we'll know that multiple causes are represented.  The rest of us could stroll through, like it's a street fair, and learn about each issue, and then decide which one we want to stand with on any given day.

The First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden were introduced at the NASCAR race today and some people in the crowd booed.  I think that's tacky and mean-spirited.  On the other hand, we're in America and I'm glad that we have the right to boo or other wise express our feelings in public... unless, of course, you're at an Occupy protest, in which case doing so might result in authorities hitting you with tear gas or pepper spray.

My Philadelphia Eagles have played pretty lousy the last few weeks.  Prior to tonight's game against rival team the NY Giants, all I asked was that the Eagles do their best to not suck too badly.  Their defense has really held up and they're now locked in a late game tie.  I'm sleep and would love to go to bed, but if I do and they lose, I'll feel terribly guilty for withdrawing my support.  Right, like the team knows and cares what I think or whether I'm watching.

I had a dream last week that I was making a presentation to the mob on how to improve their business with better marketing.  Can you think of any industry less likely to successfully make over their image?  Except for Penn State that is.

Eagles scored!  Woohoo.  Glad I didn't go to bed yet.  Now let's see if they can hold the lead for 2:45 left in regulation play.


KarenB said...

Ah-ha! So it's your fault our beloved Giants lost. Hmmm, I'll be slipping something into your dinner next time so you sleep right through the game! Bwa-ha-ha!

You got me started on the daily gratitude thing and I'm really liking doing it. It is hard, occasionally, to ferret out one particular thing I'm especially grateful for without resorting to the family, friends, blah, blah, easy stuff. But it has made me more mindful of all the things I do have to be grateful for and that's a good thing.

Hope said...

The eagles are going down on Sunday! ;)