Archive for September, 2009

Highway Vigilantes

This morning on my way to work I was stuck behind a highway vigilante for about a third of my commute. These are the people who drive at the speed limit in the left lane on the highway and refuse to move over to let the traffic behind them proceed at a faster pace. Highway vigilantes enforce the speed limit by not moving out of the way. They obviously don’t understand the highway signs advising drivers to keep right except to pass. If I choose to drive at a faster pace you should get out of my way. I’m willing to suffer the consequences if I get a speeding ticket. It’s not your responsibility to enforce the speed limit. If you’re not in a hurry to get to your destination why are your driving in the left lane and holding the rest of us up? You are being a rude fuck. At least I have to common courtesy not to flash my lights to get your attention. So be nice and move out of the way. The ten drivers behind you will be grateful.

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Family Drama Update 2

K’s father is getting a pacemaker installed today. He had a low grade fever yesterday so the procedure was postponed. K’s niece is flying to Durango for the weekend. Her boyfriend’s mother used airline miles for the ticket. No other drama yet.

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Family Drama Update

K called me last night to bring me up to date on his father. K’s father was never in a rehabilitation center. In fact, there isn’t a rehabilitation center in Durango. K’s brother and sil told K’s father that he was being moved to a rehabilitation center but in reality it was a nursing home. K’s father was really upset when he got to the “rehab” center. K’s brother and sil must be idiots if they thought they could pull the wool over K’s father’s eyes. The man has lived in Durango almost his entire adult life. He knows the town like the back of his hand. Did they really think the man would not figure it out? K’s father is refusing to go back to the nursing home. I don’t blame him. The situation was horribly handled. I’ll bet the entire scheme was plotted by that bitch of a sil.

The brother can’t understand why K can’t drop everything and fly to Durango. He thinks K should be able to negotiate a multi-million dollar contract over the phone. His brother’s ignorance never surprises me. The brother doesn’t understand why K’s trip to Liverpool, England in October is so important. He doesn’t comprehend how impressive and career savvy it is to present a paper and lead discussions at an international environment conference. He thinks K should cancel his trip.

K will be funding the necessary home care that his father will require. K and I will be driving to Durango on a Friday afternoon and driving back to Denver on a Sunday afternoon. Fourteen hours in a car for a short weekend visit. The trip will be squeezed in after K returns from Missouri and before he leaves for Liverpool. I look forward to seeing K’s parents. I dread the possible drama that could unfold. I will be expected to keep the peace and not cause a ruckus with the bil and sil. I would love to give each of them a good tongue lashing. However, it will not be the time or place. Someday my dream of putting them in their place will come true.

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Family Drama

The past few days have been filled with family drama and many phone calls. K’s father had hip replacement surgery on the 9th. He was released from the hospital and sent to a rehab center. His heart rate increased and his blood pressure was low so his father was sent back to the emergency room. Tests were run and his father was put on a new medication. He seems to be doing better. The hospital wants to send his father to a nursing home when he is discharged. His father doesn’t want to be in a nursing home. No one can explain why he can’t go back to the rehab center. The insurance doesn’t pay for home health care. K’s brothers can’t afford to pay for the home health care. Guess who will probably end up paying for it?

K is working in Missouri. His sil was putting pressure on him to fly to Durango. She doesn’t understand what it is like to hold a high profile professional job. She has never worked for a large corporation and has never left Durango. She doesn’t understand the complexities of the corporate world when dealing with demanding clients and $30 million contracts. K feels guilty about not being there. I told him not to feel guilty. It’s not a life or death situation. Besides, he needs to keep his job because nobody else in the family can afford to financially subsidize his parents.

Looks like we will be heading to Durango for a long weekend when K gets back from Missouri. I’ve dreaded going for visits ever since K’s brother, who lives in Durango, assaulted me at K’s law school graduation. The bil has never apologized and we have not spoken or been in each other’s presence since the incident. The bil blames me for the assault. I did talk to the sil on the last visit. I’m not fond of her at all. She works in a doctor’s office but acts like she is running the Mayo Clinic. She’s pushy and thinks she knows what best for everyone. I have to bite my tongue so I don’t call her a bitch. The last thing I want to do is drive seven hours to Durango to spend a long weekend in small town trying to avoid the bil and sil. But I’ll do it for my man because I love him.

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All Clear For Now!

I’m cancer free for now. The CT scan, chest X-ray and blood work show no signs of cancer. It’s been twenty-one months since I completed treatment. I think I’ll buy a new pair of shoes to celebrate.

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Will It Ever Stop?

There’s a power outage in the data center that houses the servers for the applications I test. Consequently, I have nothing to do until the power is restored. Unfortunately, Chatty Cathy (CC) is in a very chatty mood today. He has been in my office off and on for the last hour or so. CC has talked about his favorite book, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arhcimedes, his wife, and his purchase of Guitar Hero last night. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I wish he would shut up and leave me alone. I want download CDs to my IPOD.

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Obama’s Health Care Speech

First of all, I’ll leave the political analysis of the speech to those who can articulate their points better than I am able to do. There are plenty of bloggers who fall into this category. I usually agree with Angry Black Bitch’s political analysis so head over to her blog later today and read her take on Obama’s speech.

Here are my observations:

Michelle Obama looked great. I think she is an awesome First Lady.

Hillary looked good too. I wish she would wear a dress or skirt. Why doesn’t she seek wardrobe help from Donna Karan or Diane Von Furstenburg? She always looks so mannish.

Why do we have to watch fifteen minutes of politicians greeting each other? Sit down and shut up so the speech can start.

I like seeing Obama get a standing ovation but do we need one every five sentences?

I’m sure the Republicans will continue to spread rumors and lies in the next few days. They are like a bunch of bitchy queens spreading rumors and lies. I like to beat their bitchy asses (I’m not advocating violence. This is merely a figure of speech).

If health care reform is not passed the health care benefits of both houses of Congress should be taken away. Let’s see how they like getting sick without insurance.

Who were to people not clapping? My guess is they were the Republicunts.

Obama can give a great speech. He is a great orator unlike his predecessor.

Stop texting when the leader of our country is speaking. You’re an idiot if you don’t think the press will catch you.

After listening to the Republican rebuttal I wondered if we heard the same speech. Don’t write a rebuttal before you hear the speech.

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