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The state of many unions

As usual I find myself too tired to write about the myriad of activities I have sitting in my brain right now...

Angelica, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant and show a preference for visual learning, although not extreme in either characteristic. You probably tend to do most things in moderation, but not always.

Your left-hemisphere dominance implies that your learning style is organized and structured, detail oriented and logical. Your visual preference, though, has you seeking stimulation and multiple data. Such an outlook can overwhelm structure and logic and create an almost continuous state of uncertainty and agitation. You may well suffer a feeling of continually trying to "catch up" with yourself.

Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. You can "size up" situations and take in information rapidly. However, you must then subject that data to being classified and organized which causes you to "lose touch" with the immediacy of the problem.

Your logical and methodical nature hamper you in this regard though in the long run it may work to your advantage since you "learn from experience" and can go through the process more rapidly on subsequent occasions.

You remain predominantly functional in your orientation and practical. Abstraction and theory are secondary to application. In keeping with this, you focus on details until they manifest themselves in a unique pattern and only then work with the "larger whole."

With regards to your career choices, you have a mentality that would be good as a scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician. You can "see where you want to go" and even be able to "tell yourself," but find that you are "fighting yourself" at the darndest times.

Maybe the above explains why people say I always take the "hard way" of doing things... hmm

By the way that was nabbed from kirixchi whose debfic I am woefully behind on, and who I will keep in my thoughts given her current situation. (((hugs Steph)))

Well the semester has started and today was busy as usual, but even worse it was the day from hell...

Well, I went in yesterday, which was a holiday, so that I could get a bunch of stuff done. And while I got a lot accomplished, it wasn't enough really and I would have probably fared just as well with the day off as having everything done.

Then I got in this monring, this the busiest day of all for dealing with students, and what happens? The training program won't let up... So I spend all day dealing with training issues and trying to squeeze in phone calls, walk-ins and email.

Then my day took a major turn for the worse... I called to see if I could pay off my delinquent tuition from last spring only to discover that all my scrimping and saving wasn't enough to cover the collection costs for my account... UGH!

Luckily, the person who has been acting as my account advisor (he wasn't initially, but that is a long story) helped me by letting me pay the principal (about $620) in full and deferring the collection costs. After thanking him profusely he told me I would have 24 hours only to register for a class. This brought up yet another hurdle as Dr. Kinney had stressed he would not know right away if I could be granted the override. After talking with him tonight I am fairly confident it will all work out though.

Why do I even try? Do you ever wonder some days if you should have just stayed in bed and not shown your face to the world, I do...

I also had a fun night last night running to Target and then getting a tarot reading from my friend Wren, a.k.a. the ever lovely and never update-y junkbox. I haven't had a real reading since my mom did a short reading for me a couple of years ago, okay more like five years ago... but you get the picture...

Oh and in the cards... lots of work, work, work. Nearly all of the cards related to nearly finished labors and while she saw a lot of stability, the 30 card spread contained 11 wand cards. Nearly all showed additional burden and no sign of moving on without picking up current labors as well. More work for me -- yay! (Yes I know the cards are only a suggestion and that the concrete labels are not meant to be literal, but you get the picture right?) Anyway, I also had three of the four queens in my reading... does anyone else think this is odd?

Okay, first off I have been a Republican since I was three, my grandparents didn't vote so I can't blame it on them... if you disagree with me, as most of my online and real life friends are very liberal and often disagree radically with my political views do, please feel free to skip this. If you flame me for it I will probably just cover my ears and think you're not very nice, but I am open to debating points with open-minded people who are willing to seek small commonalities of beliefs despite opposing political worldviews...

Now that my disclaimer is out of the way...

Chunks of the speech weretaken from here

The Good:


Americans are doing the work of compassion every day -- visiting prisoners, providing shelter for battered women, bringing companionship to lonely seniors. These good works deserve our praise; they deserve our personal support; and when appropriate, they deserve the assistance of the federal government. (Applause.)

Faith based charities initiatives - I hear ya' -- What about the separation of church and state you ask? (If you believe that such a separation has ever truly existed, well we should talk, because I have never been convinced of such a thing) Also, I feel that government programs alone are not enough and that faith based charities often have a better shot of reaching people in need. I am a huge believer in charity. If people were more willing to give at a one on one level and do more things to help their fellow man, we would not have the dependence on government aid programs that we do now.

To improve our health care system, we must address one of the prime causes of higher cost, the constant threat that physicians and hospitals will be unfairly sued. (Applause.) Because of excessive litigation, everybody pays more for health care, and many parts of America are losing fine doctors. No one has ever been healed by a frivolous lawsuit. I urge the Congress to pass medical liability reform. (Applause.)

Also sounds good, but I would want more details before I could get fully behind this one.

The Bad:


We have the terrorists on the run. We're keeping them on the run. One by one, the terrorists are learning the meaning of American justice.

Bush showing a great deal of cockiness over the small victories in the war on terrorism while sticking his head in the sand regarding real dangers to homeland security that are, in most cases, a result of spreading resources (troops and intelligence, etc.) too thin. Is he not listening to his military and intelligence advisors? Some days I think Dubya needs to stick to throwing out ceremonial first pitches and walking his cute little dogs.. UGH!

The Ugly (and I do mean Ugly):


I have a suspicion that this fruitless and dangerous rhetoric was removed from the speech as it appears on the White House website...

A possible amendment to the Constitution for keeping marriage a strictly heterosexual institution...

Shudder... I am not kidding, I was nearly ill hearing it and seeing the shit-eating grin on his face that said "Hey right wing extremists I am talking to you!"

Again, shudder...

Okay as I just told rainpuddle13 I have never been good at keeping my political views to myself... it is one reason I am soo glad I live here, on the other hand the statements I just made weren't meant to offend others or in any effort to persuade just a way of getting things off my chest. So there you have it... constructive criticism always welcomed.

That's all folks I am soo tired and I have to get up super early tomorrow. I am not even spell checking this one...

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sphinxy_frolics
Jan. 21st, 2004 12:13 am (UTC)
Hello! You sound like a kindred spirit. Do you mind if I add you to my friends list?
gilathief
Jan. 21st, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
Not at all!
Welcome! I will friend you back!
sphinxy_frolics
Jan. 22nd, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: Not at all!
Wonderful. I will add you now.
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