Thursday, May 29, 2008

Well, the party's over 

I go back to work on Tuesday.

Yup, I'm going back to my old job at the brokerage firm. It's not my ideal situation, but I'm just very thankful to have a job in a recession. Not to mention all my vacation and benefits back. The opportunity to go back came up and I couldn't pass it up, taking the risk that I would be unemployed for another several months. I also figure that it will give me time to figure out what it is I really want to do down the line. Sure, the job kind of sucked my soul dry, but I'm going back with a positive attitude and the knowledge that my arrangement won't be nearly as obnxious as it was when I last worked there. There were a lot of great people I worked with and certainly a lot of fun perks about the job. I feel that if I don't harbor all the negative feelings and memories, then it will be such a better experience. But then again, we'll see. There's plenty of money to lose and clients to disappoint.

So now I'm off to buy a new work wardrobe since sitting on my ass for six months didn't exactly do wonders for my body.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I love Egyptian kings 

I'm not sure if any of you has seen the commercial that runs on the Discovery Channel. If you haven't, go here and watch it. Go ahead. I'll wait...

It's my favorite commercial. I love the song. I love the scenes. I love it so much, I made it my ringtone. I know, I'm cheesy. You know how sometimes you can hear a song and it just makes you want to cry? Ok, maybe that's just me. I have a couple that always make me fight back the tears. "What a Wonderful World" and that Hawaiian version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" are two examples. Well, for some reason this song chokes me up and I think I know why. I love the whole world. Yeah, that's right. Sarcastic, cynical me loves the world. And I'm about to tell you why.

Even though there is so much hate and violence around us, I think the world is an unbelievable place. And we are pretty damn fortunate to be here. For me, this commercial reminds me of all the beauty in the world. The people, the creatures, the land. And that despite all the sadness and despair, there is this incredible landscape full of wonderful people and sites to discover. I can't wait to get out there and see and experience as much as I can during my life. This commercial for me is the reminder that God does indeed exist. (This is the part where I get all Christiany and start going on about the awesomeness of God.) I'm not going to go into the Bible and all the arguments for Christianity. All I want to say is to take a look around. This Earth we live in is an extraordinary place. And even though one of my favorite shows on CBS is "The Big Bang Theory," I can't side with those arguments. I don't have all the answers. None of us do. So please don't try to debate me with dates and monkeys. My only argument is my faith. I cannot believe that the insane detail of this oriental poppy in my yard

or the vastness of this ocean

or the sweetness of these children

is the end result of of some combined gases or whatever it was some bazillion years ago. Nope, sorry. In my eyes, it was God. And ain't nothing you say will convince me otherwise. And if I'm wrong? Well, let's just say I'd rather have lived my life believing in God than to have not.

Boom de yada.

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