"I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they're either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live."— Frank Bruni

Thursday, February 24, 2011

my idea

...just so it's documented that I thought of this before anyone else has (or at least before I've found it on the web), here is my proposal for a new site:

- have a map of all the routes every airline serves.

I don't think this exists yet and it would be helpful to see which airline I should be considering when shopping for airfare, no?

waste land

Last night Mary and I saw Waste Land, one of the Academy Award nominees for Best Feature Documentary. It was the first of multiple free screenings of the nominees at the Nat'l Archives and it was so wonderful. I actually didn't know the complete synopsis of the film going into the screening and was glad I didn't because it was surprisingly and refreshingly uplifting. Highly recommended. If only these were the types of films that were regarded as blockbusters...the world would be a more thoughtful and informed place.

where credit is due...and gay marriage

This morning, GM reported its first annual profit since 2004 - $4.7 million - the most in more than a decade. To state the obvious, I credit this to the Obama administration's Big Three bailout. According to the Times, tens of thousands of GM employees will receive profit-sharing checks of over $4000 each. Chrystler and Ford are also cutting bonus checks to their employees. By saving GM, the government has indeed preserved jobs, which is what the initial goal was. Although the government still needs to sell its remaining shares at high enough prices, it has also already recovered billions from GM. (ok - it's only about $7 billion out of the $50 billion needed to validate the decision to save GM (as of Nov 2010), but still, things are looking up and thousands of jobs were saved) Where are the anti-government naysayers now? Somewhere thinking of other stupid things to harp about, that's where. Many of said naysayers believe in 'less government' yet these are the same morons who want the government to do many things still - including banning gay marriage - another hot topic in the news this week. Ban gay marriage! The least of things the government needs to do!! And/or SHOULD do!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

check out my mad skillz, yo

To my readers (all 2 of you) -
You probably noticed that the number of postings has tripled in the last 24 hours! That's because I've learned out to import postings from my old blog (circa 2006-07). So everything I wrote there is now here. It's important to note that these postings were from years ago, as some of the content was worth posting then (or maybe not) but I wouldn't necessarily post it now. I guess you can say either 1) I've grown up or 2) I haven't grown up but actually gone backwards or 3) I'm still the unthoughtful writer who wishes she was more insightful and witty. Regardless, I'm glad to have all my thoughts - past and present - in one place (not including my xanga I kept while in college - that was great stuff).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

i was told i should write about something...

There have been a few requests for me to start writing already. A few days ago, Tony Kornheiser mentioned on his radio show that many people write about themselves - what they're doing, the conversations they have, what their thoughts are - and then there are those who write. The latter are people who can write pieces about a certain topic and that have a beginning, middle and end.

I was contemplating this while thinking about what direction I want to take the Train and concluded the following: I know very little about many things and know a lot about very few things. For me to write postings as Mr. Kornheiser described would be to do a research paper everytime. Forget that.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


What am I doing inside when it's a lovely, balmy, unseasonably warm 72 degrees here in an otherise dreadful location?!?! ...
...oh right.

I haven't won the lottery yet. That's it!

back by popular demand...

I've reincarnated into a brand new blog - my third. Please don't have high expectations.