Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lots of Blank Space

Well, I've decided to start a blog, well I guess more like an online diary unless other people read this. I don't know if anyone will find what I have to say interesting or not, but I do have some things to say.

I'm interested in lots of things, my mind wanders constantly, I have a hard time shutting it up, even when I'm doing yoga. What do I think about? Well let's see, I have to do the dishes, water the plants, clean the house, what can I do about global warming, is recycling enough, can we afford to put solar panels on the roof, the roof is getting old looking, maybe we need to paint the house, I'd like to learn how to paint, maybe I should pick up a book from the library, isn't that video I checked out due tomorrow, wait no that's Friday.... You get the picture. Some psychologists would call this free association, but mostly it's just noise!!!!!!

My interests run from cooking, baking, politics, science, crafting, learning new things, exercising, reading, movies, music, education, pretty much I'm all over the place. The one thing I probably won't be talking about on here is sports, except to make a comment about my lack of interest in sports. I was talking to a customer service rep yesterday who knew I was from San Antonio and was astonished to learn that I had no idea how the Spurs were doing. Yes, I know, how unpatriotic of me.

Well, let's see, what's going on in the world today? The would be Times Square bomber apparently got caught on camera scouting out a bombing location in the same car he put the bomb in. I know a lot of people are wondering why he was able to board a plane when he was on a no fly list but they caught him before he left. I think they did a good job. It's somewhat amazing how inept the last couple of terrorists have been, I guess they barely passed bomb making class. But I wonder, how many failed bombing attempts there are in other countries that we never hear about. Surely there are inept bomb makers in other places too.

I don't watch much TV except for what's on the internet, or sometimes I'll check out television DVDs, so I have never watched American Idol. I decided to see if I could find it online this year. You can sort of watch it on their official website. It's ok, can't get too excited about it, but I hear this isn't a very good season. The thing I'm really into is Dancing with the Stars. This is only my third season watching it online. I think it's great, what I want to know is, when are they going to have a contest to allow an average person to dance on the show. You know, someone like me!! That would be fun!!! Also, I think next season they should have Neicy Nash be Tom Bergeron's cohost, that would be great.

I'm interested in politics and I follow all levels, but I'm particularly interested in local and state politics. If you haven't guessed by now, I live in Texas and it's a pretty lively place with a lot of crazy characters. The governor alone could fill a blog with all of his antics. The other day it got out that Perry shot a coyote back in February with a .380 Ruger with hollow point bullets (man stoppers) and a laser sight! What self respecting macho Texan uses a gun like that? What ever happened to a Smith & Wesson revolver? Also, was he carrying that gun in his pants? It's a wonder he didn't shoot off his Johnson.

Today the San Antonio City Council is voting on a more restrictive tree ordinace. I'm glad to see this, because the old ordinance was ineffective. There are a lot of nay sayers on both side of the issue, the environmentalists say it's too lax and the developers say it's too restrictive. I think that means it's just about right, the middle is always a good place to be.

Homeowners across the street from UTSA (with 30,000 students and growing) are upset about all the apartments being built around them. The biggest complainer has only lived there two years. What did he think when he moved in there? That there wouldn't be students living near by? Come on, the University is literally across the street from his neighborhood. I live about a mile away and we have university students renting houses here. They do have occasional parties, but over all they haven't been a problem.

Northside ISD is having a bond election so they can renovate existing schools and add classrooms. I voted in favor of it, after all it is the fastest growing school district in San Antonio. Over half the housing sales in SA take place in their district and most of the homeowners have children. It's a large district so the tax burden is spread out pretty well, it will not be that big a deal.

I'm trying to grow some vegetables this year. I have one tomato plant and one green squash plant. I have a major black thumb, so I wanted to limit the amount of deaths. So far they are doing pretty well, the plants are getting bigger and there are lots of leaves, no flowers yet though. I check them everyday for bugs, pull weeds and water them. I live in South Texas, not the best environment for growing things, not much rain and lots of sun and heat. Also my yard is pretty shady so it was hard to find a sunny spot to plant them. They get sun part of the day, but I'm not sure if it's enough. I guess I'll find out.

School is winding down and soon my kids and husband will have the summer off. I'm going to try Scuba Diving this summer. I'll work on my certification here and then go to Cozumel with my family for my open water work. It should be fun, my husband got certified over spring break in Honduras and is really excited about it. I think it will be great to finally have a physical activity (other than you know) to do together. He's much more physically fit than I am and I have a hard time keeping up with him. But swimming is something I'm good at. Also, from what I understand, you don't want to be moving around a lot when you dive because you'll use your air up too fast.

That's it for now............

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