Monday, January 28, 2013
THE GOOD: My cold is offically over! Huzzah! My nose and lips are still chapped but I'll take that over teary-eyed, runny nosed, sneezing death. I've even been sleeping through the whole night. I just wish I weren't still so tired when I woke up this morning.
More in the good column is that I saw Hansel and Gretel 3D this weekend. I liked it. It didn't change my life or anything. It was no Avengers but it was good and even Jay liked it (Versus the 3 day rant you all were spared after we saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter). The characters were cool. The dialog was funny. It didn't take itself too seriously. And it left itself open if they wanted to tie in any other folklore/fairytale spinoff sequels in the future. Plus, it was the first 3D movie I've seen in years. I'm not really much for the whole 3D thing. Never have been. Still not, even if this movie was pretty cool. This movie would have been fine in good old fashioned 2D. However, there were a few times it made me jump.
THE BAD: I work in the SC Aquarium and today in our staff meeting we were told that the Aquarium, an establishment that has never taken a stance politically in the past, will be standing up against any future offshore drilling and any use of seismic airgun tests which they plan to start as early as NEXT YEAR; 2014. Obviously, since the Aquarium is heavily invested in both the area wildlife and local tourism this is a subject that would hit us on both fronts. However, I'm surprised that I haven't heard more about this in the media. This state brings in about 16 billion dollars in tourism every year, most of which from the beach communities. Even if you don't care about the rammifications this could have on the wildlife (thousands of fish, including the endangered Right Whale, would be displaced, injured, and killed from the seismic tests alone), I would hope that the people that live in this state would protest against any political decisions that could put our home and economy at risk.
If you are as passionate as I am about this issue, I hope you shoot an email to your local representatives. If you aren't that motivated but you would still like to do something, please sign this petition:
THE UGLY: Thanks to illness, general inactivity, girlie time cravings and eating out over the weekend I'm sure I've packed a few of those hard earned pounds back on. I haven't weighed myself yet but I'm sure when I do my 12 lbs will be over. Not all my choices were bad so I'm hoping I don't have all my weight back but I really wouldn't be surprised if like half were back. I typically can gain 5 lbs. just by staring too intently at someone else's dessert. Worst super power ever. The big thing this week is going to be exercise.
I don't want to end this on a bad note. So I'll tell you guys about something else good that happened today. Something that might restore a little faith in humainty. Today I got a call at the Aquarium from a cab driver in NYC. One of our members left her purse in his cab. He found her membership card and called us to track her down so we could give her his number so that she could call and get her purse back. Long distance efforts, across 6 states, to return this lady's purse. And they say people in NYC aren't nice. This cabbie certainly proved otherwise.