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My People
My People - Cosette, Austin, Oliver, Cody, me & Ryan. Just think, had I not lived, these people wouldn't be on the planet. They are my whole heart!

Friday, March 19, 2010

God made me fat

Headline on CNN: Kirstie Alley: Scientology helps me with my weight. Um. Not exactly making me want to run out and sign up.
God didn't make me fat. Gravy biscuits did.
In our office bracket contest, I’m leading – 10 correct picks to 9 against Duane. He saw a lot of basketball this year. I did a lot of research. We’ll see which works better.
My sister-out-law Candice has discovered a cool program in NYC where you can have organic produce delivered. It’s actually cheaper than going to the store to buy, which I think is amazing, especially for New York! You can check www.urbanorganic.com to see more about it. They have good recipes too.
Used to be that we’d head to grandma and granddady Pennington’s on the weekends and would come home with the back of our Volkswagon Station Wagon loaded up with fresh produce. My parents had a pretty good sized garden too, when I was growing up. Where I am now there’s lots of great fresh produce available in season but out of season it’s hard to find.
State Farm is now offering a course for agents who want to involve Facebook and Twitter in their business. I think it’s a fabulous idea. I am a huge proponent (as you can tell) of social networking. It helps me a lot in creating/maintaining relationships with people at church… it helps me keep up with people that I lost touch with years ago… it helps me keep up with friends who aren’t local. I love social networking. There’s a girl at my church that I adore but our paths don’t cross often… she’s on Farmville, though, so I am able to interact with her.
In the new bible study I’m doing – Loving Well – Beth Moore talks about how we’re ten miles wide and an eighth of an inch deep. We have relationships with lots of people but they’re not deep relationships. I agree with her… however… I know that in MY life, a shallow relationship is better than none at all. I am able to be more involved in the lives of those I care about by getting a snapshot once every couple of days than I would be otherwise. Otherwise it might be a phone call or letter once a year. I don’t mean for it to be that way but honestly… I’m usually too tired for in depth interaction.
Factoid… did you know that State Farm’s “like a good neighbor” jingle was written by Barry Manilow?
I just tried to quote someone for car insurance who claimed they didn’t remember what their birthday was… either (a) they were not being honest or (b) they’ve got no business behind the wheel or a car.
Interesting interview with Vice President Biden on www.abcnews.com
BIDEN: Well, I'm telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize -- once it's passed -- that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren't going to be running the show like they were before; D, you're going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you're going to get a reward for this. They're going to be rewarded.
How would you like to know that the government wants to destroy the industry you work in? You don’t have to be a financial genius (because I’m not) to realize that if insurance companies are no longer able to control the risks they accept that they will not be able to keep rates the same. Increase out-go without increasing in-come? How does that make sense in ANY industry? How in the WORLD could D be true if A, B & C are true? The answer is that a+b+c in his statement simply does NOT = d.
You know how frustrating it is to deal with social security? Or the IRS? Or the DMV? Congratulations, America. You’ve elected people who will give you those same pleasant experiences when dealing with your health. Let me know how that works out for you.
The fact that it’s being shoved through before anyone has time to review it… the fact that the only way it can be voted in is with bribes… has to make people wonder what they’re hiding. What’s the hurry? We start paying for it now but don’t benefit from it until 2014.
Of course, I’m looking forward to the raise I’m going to get when my insurance premiums drop by 3000% percent.

OBAMA: How many people are getting' insurance through their jobs right now? Raise your hands? A'right. Well, a lot of those folks, your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000%, which means they could give you a RAISE!

Good deal! That means that my insurance premium is going to go down by over a hundred thousand a year! I’ll also be getting a chicken in every pot, 40 acres and a mule, no new taxes… happy days are here again! Glad Barry Obama is in Washington! So when I’m out of work from my industry being decimated by the single payer healthcare system that he is forcing on us… at least I’ll have that free healthcare available.

The weekend countdown has started for me. The weather is gorgeous and I want to be outside soaking up the sunshine. Between the basketball tournament, the healthcare issue and the weather – I’m having a hard time staying focused today. I wonder if it also has something to do with the fact that I took my allegra this morning. I had to. My eyes were mucked together and I couldn’t breathe. I hate it. I’ve been meds-free for two and a half months.

Hope y’all are having a beautiful day… love and hugs!

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