July 11, 2014
Most people have kids now.
On an episode on Last Comic Standing recently there was a joke and I pretty much agree with it. It went something like this “I don’t see why people congratulate people who have babies. Wait until they are older to see how they turned out then congratulate them.”
It was funnier as a joke.
June 27, 2014
I don’t keep time but five minutes until the next hour all the recreational swimmers have to get out for five minutes. I am able to always do between 3.5 and 3 laps in that 5 minute time. Generally speaking I am very consistent just going off the break times. I do a mile in 40-45 minutes and a mile and a half in around an hour. I will do at least 7 miles a week. If I am taking a day off I will do extra. The most I have done is 8 miles in 7 days. A mile is 26 laps.
June 5, 2014
This explains itself. Give it a listen.
I think we need to make governmental benefits solely for people who are unable to work or have difficulty finding work. People like this person gives people who need benefits a bad name.
May 30, 2014
Yesterday I was in the grocery line and the guy ahead of me was talking to the cashier saying that on Sunday he was working at a house and found a wallet and in it was several thousand dollars. He said that he turned the wallet into the homeowner. The cashier asked Did you get a reward”? The guy was like no instant karma though.
He is a handyman or what he told the cashier at this multimillion dollar house.
There are so many people here and really in the world I guess that subscribe to the whole karma thing. I think it is a joke. Do ”good” and ”good” will happen to you. Hardly. Why not just try and do what is right instead of worrying if the karma gods are out to get you or when they are going to pay you back? Besides, who decides what is ”good” anyway?
To me its just people’s justification for their lives. Oh, it was karma because of this or that.
May 29, 2014
I was diagnosed with dystonia when I was 13 but I wasn’t classified as “disabled” until decades later.
You see, in order to get on disability you have to get tested to prove you are disabled in governmental setup places (that were dilapidated to say the least) and once they say okay you are disabled they then give you all kinds of stipulations (can’t have more than x money in your banking account, etc, etc but they let you have a car…thanks).
Looking back, I don’t know if it is worth it. You get free medicine but generic medicine is $4 so thanks? and free er visits but I don’t want to waste tax dollars just because I can. I could also qualify for food stamps – which is called something that doesn’t make it sound so “needy” but I again don’t. They allow you a free eye exam every two years and a pair of glasses.
The last glasses I got are the cheapest of the cheap. Like the paint started falling off in months and within a year my lenses were all scratched. I know this because I bought a pair of legitimate glasses not long ago and they pointed out the flaws.
The “insurance” does not pay for my neurologist so I have to pay out of pocket for my yearly visit to get my prescriptions refilled.
The worst thing about being on disability is that the government has their prying eyes on everything you claim (banking account information, where you live and with whom, what your monthly bills are) and they do a follow up phone call every year to make sure everything is the same but they do monthly computerized checks on your account balance.
Some people are glad to be on disability. I am not. Maybe if you were given enough money to live on without some outside help but no. Instead the government spends millions of dollars on sports lawsuits, trying to find a missing airplane in the middle of the ocean and tons of other things.
May 18, 2014
The following is a list of things I don’t like but are subject to change.
Homer sports fans. Ill go for the opposing team just bc of them.
Politicians/politics. If I wasn’t surrounded by it my interest would be even less. They only care about you in an election year.
People who are obsessed with having a disability. You have a disability big deal. Make it work instead of giving up and complaining about it all the time.
People who get pregnant by a boyfriend and can’t afford to live on their own (they seem to scrape by each month) much less afford a kid.
Stupid tattoos. Band lyrics, quotes, really all. Unless it has a real meaning it is a waste of money.
People who can’t manage their money. Spend it all right? Wrong.
Shelter dog posts on social media. I know if they are not going to get adopted they’ll be killed. No need to go overboard.
Money professional athletes make. Some can’t even do easy math or spelling but yet they have million dollar contracts?
Doctors. Charge too much and try and sell you on “snake oil”
Pot Heads. Granted I don’t associate with many but their excuse is always “I smoke too much to remember” Yay for legalization.
List may be updated.
April 24, 2014
I think ALL politicians just care about the people when the election is coming around and the governmental election is no difference. I am voting for Abbott not because he is disabled but because he is the polar opposite of his opponent, Wendy Davis.
Some people say he has changed some programs for the disabled. So? Just because he is in a wheelchair and has a disability he should give an overabundance to the disabled? Giving and spending has gotten us into our current situation.
I saw that instead of giving stickers away, he is charging $10 for one. Come on Abbott no need to be greedy. You already have a 3:1 or more donation margin on Davis.
April 9, 2014
I see my neurologist once a year just to get my prescriptions refilled. Nothing more, nothing less. From the beginning years ago, I had six month appointments but my last visit I got it switched to yearly visits.
Based on previous visits I wasn’t looking forward to this one and I rescheduled twice – both later. Anyway, I got there and was out the door with my prescriptions in hand fifteen minutes later. Literally. Oh, and because they don’t take governmental insurance I pay out of pocket – so $130 for 15 minutes. So, they value their “services” at over 500 an hour. Joke.
They used to try and sell me on trying botox or other treatments and I always said no and that I want to just maintain how I am now. At least this time they didn’t try to.
I have written a few blogs on these guys before as well as a business review. Maybe they have seen them? Doubtful. Seems like they have too good of a good thing going to care about the people they are working for.
I have been paying out of pocket with this office the whole time I have been going there. With the new implemented insurance policies more doctors will be going private. For those of you thinking “Republican”, I ask where is your insurance? That’s what I thought. So shut up.
April 1, 2014
I don’t know about you, but personally I am tired of seeing people on social media say “Thanks Obama for ObamaCare” or the ACA. I am all for universal health, but making people pay for it and penalizing them for not signing up doesn’t make much if any sense.
It is going to make more public practitioners go private but then what doctor takes governmental insurance anyway? Not many that’s for sure and if they do, its not advertised. Doctors don’t take governmental insurance because the reimbursement is so low.
Private companies can be charged many times more so it leaves people who need to see a doctor more than likely paying out of pocket unless they go to the ER or a clinic.
It’s a joke and has been made a joke of. More older people have signed up and in an effort to make a push Obama has put commercials throughout the NCAA tournament trying to appeal to the younger demographic.
This is a satire of it on this past Saturday’s SNL.
On the last preliminary election ballot there was an option to repeal ObamaCare. It won with 97%. I wonder how it will do in November and what will happen.
There have been a lot of articles, news stories and other things saying why this ”plan” will not only hurt the medical industry but also the economy for years to come.
It is just a step up from Medicaid and that is only because people are paying for it.
It is going to be an endless cycle of revisions depending on who is in office. I just hope they drop the term Obama Care and make the ACA the name. I wouldn’t want Obama on the name of my ”plan”.
March 16, 2014
I have been involved in sports..well, for a long time. I guess it started with running and I slowly built up my endurance and speed. I began doing races and by 2000 I did my first half marathon, the following year I did the same race.
I soon realized it wasn’t the race I enjoyed – it was the challenge to meet and exceed personal goals. I hated and still hate racing. Its more of a dog and pony show for me.
Up until this last year, I ran over a thousand miles a year.
Last summer, I started frequenting city pools and several of these pools are lap pools so slowly I got into swimming laps. So, much like running, I started off slowly. I was barely being able to do one length much less a lap but I enjoyed it so I kept at it.
Now, months later, I have two kick boards, I am on my third pair of fins and have built up my endurance to six plus days a week and today I passed my distance record – 5 miles in six days.
When I tell people I have done x distance swimming and they are like “ok” I think they think its like running/walking distance. Swimming distance is much different. Imagine swimming four 400m laps..like around a track. Much different.
Anyway, back to my running, at races and when I would run, people would say basically keep doing what you are doing you motivate me. The same thing has happened with swimming too.
I mean I guess if I motivate people by doing what I do then it is a success on my part. I like showing people that despite my physical stuff I am able to do whatever I set out to do.