Saturday, July 21, 2012


1.)  This week was a fast one!

2.)  I just got word of my 40th high school reunion so I went back up on Facebook. This has been in the works for a while and I wasn't there to be found and notified sooner.   Not that it matters - can't lose 100 pounds or otherwise turn back the ravages of time in a few months.  Looking at the photos of some of my classmates, many of them have taken very good care of themselves.    My BFF girlfriends are planning to come from out of state so I wouldn't miss it.

I will still up the diet efforts between now and then...I am not completely without vanity.

3.)  So much sad news coming from Colorado.

Locally a woman's body was found at our local BART stations.  There was so much fear mongering and racist finger pointing about what might have happened to her.  Turns out she was a suicide.

So many people carry heavy burdens in their hearts and minds which they can act out against themselves and others.  It really doesn't help to jump in and say it is drugs or race or whatever when our society doesn't do a very good job of taking care of people with mental illness and depression; the bottom line cause of so many of these things.


Nan said...

Don't sweat the reunion. Odds are the classmates who look so good on Facebook are posting photos taken a decade ago.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am sure mental illness has something to do with Colorado, but gun control (or lack thereof) is a huge factor.

Also, I think it's worth noting that the perpetrators of these type of crimes are by and large middle-class/upper middle-class white males. Not that other types of people don't commit other types of crime, but the perpetrators of these heinous crimes seem to fit a specific profile.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I'm with Nan, don't sweat the reunion. Go and have a great time.

My 25th is in October, but I haven't decided if I'm going yet. It's in a town two hours away and I haven't sorted out the logistics yet or even decided if they're worth sorting out.