Sunday, January 24, 2010

An Oldie But A Goodie

I was surfing the internet today and came across a link to a classic - cop and his wife eat pot brownies and then call 911 because they think theyre dying.  Slays me every time!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Getting Political for a Minute

I read an interesting article today about a proposed tax hike of 10% on businesses in the indoor tanning service industry and it really dumbfounded me.  I'm no expert when it comes to politics and policies, but wasn't the goal of the Obama administration to support small businesses?  The indoor tanning service industry is about 99% comprised of small businesses!  A tax of 10% is ridiculous. 

They say that the idea is for the tax to support healthcare reform, you know, since indoor and outdoor tanning has been known to cause skin cancer.  Ok, I can kinda see the point there but aren't there industries that contribute more dead weight to healthcare than a tanning bed?  Look at the obesity rate in this country!  Large corporations operating fast food chains are who I would point the tax finger at.  Something tells me obesity and the many, many health issues that occur as a result of a person being obese probably end up controling more healthcare dollars than skin cancer.  But I don't have the facts, its just a hunch.

I just thought the Obama administration was all about promoting American small businesses.  If that is the case, as I'm positive it was during the election race, taxing an industry that is solely made up of small businesses doesn't make sense.  A tax of 10% on this industry is a heavy one and could mean the closure of many of the small businesses that make up the industry.  It's pretty hard to profit off of a tax when businesses fail as a result, isn't it?  And when these businesses fail, what's next?  Unemployment, that's what.

If someone can explain to me how this makes sense, please do.  I'd love to hear it.  Here is the link to the article.  I will admit that I did get a little chuckle out of the right-wingers in the comment section that immediately claimed that this is a tax on white people.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010

Each year around this time when I notch another year of existence under my belt, I like to stop and think about the past year, what I've accomplished, what I've learned, and what direction to take to progress forward.  This year was a tough one for me both personally and professionally.  It seemed like every time I got a little momentum going in my favor, I was knocked down to the ground and forced to start over.  Ok, that's pretty normal.  Life is a rollercoaster, after all, and my goal has always been to revel in the anxiety of the ups and joyfully scream like hell while going down.  I guess this year I just got more motion sickness than usual and ended up puking my brains out a few times. It happens, I suppose.

At the same time, I also think that I shared more of myself than I ever have before in life and I'm pretty happy about that.  Socially, you would never know it but there are a lot of things that I hide or am shy about.  I can't really explain why, it's just the way I am.  I've had a blog for over 3 years now and if you aren't a member of the South Florida blogosphere or don't happen to stumble upon it, you would never know.  Many of my friends and pretty much all of my family have no idea that I write on this blog or my food blog.  Why?  Again, I have no idea.  I guess I never think to share.

Well, I'm making it a goal for 2010 to share more of myself.  I've already shown my food blog to my family and they were really surprised.  My mom started telling all her friends and all that shit too haha.  Yup, share more and accomplish more are my goals for 2010.  I have some big plans for this year, some I hope to share with everyone as things come to light.

Wishing all the best in 2010 to all who read my blogs, share blogs of their own, and comment in the SoFL blogosphere.  May this be your year to shine!