Monday, July 27, 2009

Random Thoughts Post for Monday

I have had a difficult time trying to come up with things to post about. I have a ton of things to talk about, and absolutely no drive to do it. I'm in, what I like to call, my hibernating phase. Which is what I call not wanting to talk to anyone, feeling overwhelmed by everything, and craving chocolate all the time. Hmmmm, sounds a bit like depression. Huh, never thought about that.

Anyways, just to prove that I'm still alive and kicking, here are some thoughts.

1. I did go see the new Harry Potter movie. In fact, I used one of mine and my husband's date nights to go see it with a friend. Wasn't that nice of him to let me go? He's awesome. So, the movie rocked-if you can say that watching Dumbledore die is awesome. (Which, I was thouroughly moved to see. Also, I love Alan Rickman. He's wonderful.) I thought this was one of the better H.P. movies, actually. They included most of the important parts as well as the funny parts. For me, watching the H.P. movies are a mixed emotion for me. I can't help but think about everything they haven't included. So, that's what keeps me coming back to the books.

2. My daughter Reagan is back from a week at her nana's. I missed her so much. And I'm so grateful to my M-in-L for the break. She really did me a service and Reagan had a BALL. The only downside is having to deprogram... Oh well. One week until she starts school. I've got my work cut out for me!

3. This last episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" had a very beautiful and moving dance about breast cancer. I thought it was beautiful. The choerography was powerful and the dancers were perfect. What an awesome portrayal of the cancer fight it was. But it did make me think: How is it that people survive cancer here in the U.S.? Isn't it because of the awesome health care system we have? Did you know that the U.S. has the highest rate of survival of cancer than any other country in the world?

But with socialized medicine, like the kind of healthcare bill Obama is trying to push through, that rate of survival will go down. There will be fewer doctors. Fewer researchers and less research. There will be longer lines to get into see the doctors. Sure, you won't have to pay for it out of pocket, but your taxes will go up, so there will be fewer consumers, which means fewer jobs, which means higher unemployment. So, yeah, you'll have healthcare coverage, if you can get in to see your doctor. But you won't have much else.

The healthcare bill will be disastourous for America. There is no end to the ramifications of this type of hand-out.

4. Did you see that Janette was kicked off SYTYCD? What in the world? She was one of best dancers this entire season. Wrong choice, my friends. And if Kayla wins this season I might throw up. Why does she keep making it through?


chandy said...

Tell Erik thank you for me! I appreciate him sharing you for the evening and I hope you'll be able to get another date night soon!

I noticed you are reading Anne of Avonlea...are you reading it with the girls? I've never actually read the Anne books before! Are they good?

D.L. White said...

Sorry for the late comment... I'm getting caught up on my blog reading/posting.

I FINALLY had a chance to see the HP movie a couple weeks ago. It was terrific! I didn't cry at Dumbledor's passing, but I did get a little misty-eyed in that final scene with Snape and Harry... because of what I know about Snape.

We got sucked into watching SYTYCD and I agree - Janette getting kicked off was a total travesty. She was the best!