Guess Who's Back?

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Nope, it's just me. Sorry to disappoint. The last couple of days have been quite relaxing. I've managed to go walking every night except for Wednesday night when I was just far too tired by the time work, dinner, and all the rest was finished. There have been a number of things going on lately personally and professionally, some of which I'll share with you but others will have to remain private for the moment as it's just not the right time to discuss them. Bare with me, ok? And of course, there's always the usual nonsense such as football, news, etc. that I'll touch on. This post might get a little long but I've been gone for a few days so I have to make up for it right?

I had great conversation with my younger brother (step) today, although it was short. He was in a pretty good mood and seems to have gotten past the urge to kill my father. "M" had definate goals in mind and was talking about one day heading back to the classroom to finish high school or get his GED. However, he's completely aware of the fact that the multitude of medications and drug cocktails they had him on as a child have completely messed up his brain and is one of the big reasons he wasn't able to do well in school. He turns 18 next month...I think I'll send him a card or something...and he's already lined up a job working for one of the oil companies in the area. I've complained about him in the past but I have to keep reminding myself that it's not all his fault. A lot of it is the drugs and the longlasting effects they had on him as he was still growing and his brain developing. It's sad because I remember watching him have to take his meds as a kid and he was so resistant. Seems he knew something at the time that the adults caring for him probably didn't....

In other family news, a close family member is having a bit of a health scare. It could turn out to be nothing but they've been avoiding dealing with the problem for almost a year which isn't the smartest route. It's potentially very serious (fingers crossed it's not) but I can't say more than that at the moment. Updates will follow as we learn more.

Workwise, I'm getting a temporary promotion for the summer. My boss's boss's boss (?) has requested my services to fill in for their office staff while on vacation for 6 weeks. I'll be very busy (yay), have a lot more responsibility, and (if all goes well), I'll become the "go-to" gal for whenever they need help or ... if a position in their office comes open, they'll hopefully think of me.

I'm not really happy how the final of the Eurocup has lined up. Sure Germany is nice to see in the finals, they're a good team but Spain? I would have rather seen Russia. Ideally Italy but if not them, Russia. It's pretty much a given, I think, that Germany's going to win. Unfortunately I don't have any desire to cheer for either of the finalists but I'll watch it. The groups have been announced for the European preliminary competition for World Cup '10. Wales has got a tough job ahead of them: they've been dumped into a group with Germany and Russia. Unfortunately I don't see them advancing but we can alway hope right? As for England, they might have an easier time: their only real competition might be Croatia if they continue to play as they did in Eurocup this summer. I'm guessing Kazakhstan won't put up much of a fight and does Andorra even have enough people to field a full team? Scotland's been included with the Netherlands so thinks might be iffy. However, given the other teams in their group, they might just surprise us. Haven't chosen any faves in all the groups yet but I'll post them when I do. It's still only the prelim. competition so there's a long road ahead.

Seems that Robert Rodriguez is going to be filming a remake of Red Sonja. And his girlfriend Rose McGowan is going to play the lead. When you look at the picture on the right, of the original Red Sonja Bridgitte Nielsen, I can see a slight resemblance in the face but McGowan just strikes me as wrong wrong wrong for this part. Sure, I know that Nieslen is too old to recreate the part herself and years of drinking, drugs and being married shortly to Sylvester Stallone have taken their toll on her. I'm just saying they might want to rethink their casting choice. Besides, it is it really a good idea to cast the person you're currently sleeping with in a starring role?

Local political news, Kevin Taft has resigned as the leader of the provincial Liberal Party. Not surprising. They had a terrible showing in the last election. Plus both Taft and the leader of the NDP's, Brian Mason, don't have any personality. If either party has any hope of not only gaining seats in the legislature but surviving in this red-neck province, they need leaders and candidates with charisma who can truly inspire people to get out and vote. Sigh. What happened to Raj-ing Against the Machine?

Anyways, that's all I've got for now.

5 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Nice to see you back! A little break does wonders, doesn't it?

Heather said...

Hello again!

Gardenia said...

I feel bad about your brother - was it ADD/ADHD they were medicating him for? We had quite a go with grandson - after a few days anything they gave him scared us...so we've tried to help him learn to cope...clean up his diet, be rigid about bedtimes, etc., etc., etc., in a grand slam effort to avoid drugs - - - sometimes parents though think doctors have to total last say - - - a poor kid doesn't have a lot to compare with, but, yeh - you were probably right - he probably knew they weren't good for him...

Now, reports coming out that our drinking water is full of psychiatric drugs because people have been told to flush extra/old drugs down toilets - so if we don't need them, we're getting them anyway, then add another prescription or two or three on top of that....well...........

Tony said...

Mason has lots of personality - his party just doesn't have the bucks to showcase it. He's feisty, funny, and hasn't forgotten who he represents.

Taft on the other hand - I agree with you on him. Total wet blanket.

Captain Karen said...

Gardenia: yes, it was ADD/ADHD as well as autism and a number of other various diagnoses over the years. They did try to clean up his diet and avoid things like specific food colourings but by the time they had gotten around to those sorts of things, I fear much of the damage had been done. Now with all the research being done and folks questioning vaccines and their possible links, I think things may have been quite different - unfortunately it's a bit late for him.

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