2008. a little late.

19 02 2008

So, 3 months after the race, and I’m still at it. I haven’t run any more official races, but I’m still averaging 20-25 miles a week, with a few exceptions. The last several weeks have been taken up with lots of dog classes and several work issues as well. I’ve “graduated and only go see Heather once a month now.” I’m dealing with difficult people much better now, and what’s interesting is that the more confident I am in dealing with them, the less they seem attracted to me. That’s ok with me.

I’ve also been fascinated with the political landscape as of late. Every election year since I’ve been old enough to vote, I’ve been really excited about voting. I now find myself stumped. I’m ok having to “settle” for grape nuts instead of honey bunches of oats. I don’t mind settling for medium roast instead of dark roast. If there’s no grilled turkey, I’ll eat grilled chicken. But to have to settle for the person who’ll lead the country for at least the next four years just doesn’t sit right with me, particularly with the current state of things on the planet. The thing that really gets to me, is that every one of the candidates are the same. Despite what the left media channels or the fair-and-balanced right media channels show us as the leaders, they’re all the same. Even those promoting change are doing everything the same way all of them always have. It’s a bit disheartening. I’ve never been so undecided so late in things, but I’m hoping it will lead to some real introspection before I make a choice.

So what to do with the money Uncle George is sending me. I supppose I should save it or pay bills, although I’d imagine Uncle Sam is hoping we all spend it the same way we’ve been spending the money we have to date – that is, it seems the government his hoping we blow it. Hmmm…flat screen TV, new macbook, vacation, I dunno. Although it seems to me that there are better ways to stimulate the economy and I’m not a real fan of short-term fixes, it’s hard to say know to cash in my hand, you know what I mean? I suppose we’ll see.

OK, on to the next day, and we’ll see what happens fun and exciting in life next….