A new year coming

The new year is fast approaching, 6 hours to go as I type this, the last one has been quite a doozy. Over the past two weeks, when I was supposed to be on vacation, I spent most of my time sitting at St. Vincent hospital with my sick grandpa. He’s home now, things are going to be fine after he heals over the next few weeks.
I can already see that next year is going to be another exciting one. The biggest thing surely is the wedding coming up in September. I’m not sure what else is going to happen but as the years seem to go faster and faster something else is bound to happen.
I hope you all have had a wonderful 2008 and an even better 2009!

A pledge

We have enough political crap around us now on TV, the Internet, the radio, podcasts, newspapers, magazines, and every other kind of media out there to make most of us sick.

I definitely have an opinion on the coming Presidential election this November, I have a stand on the issues and I’m pretty sure that I have made my decision on a candidate. This post and possibly two more are all I will post before November 4th (I have one started and assume one more will come to mind later).

I ask most importantly, no matter which side of the aisle you vote for, that you vote FOR someone not against them. All too often I head people disparaging a candidate, “Obama’s a terrorist, McCain is too old,” and never give a reason why I should like their chosen side better. How about a campaign that says this is who I am, this is who I am not, and this is what I’ll do? Not a campaign that is about, this is what he/she is and this is what he/she will not do. I don’t like one of the candidates already, I made that decision by looking at his credentials, attitudes, and overall outlook on things. Dear Mr. Other Candidate: You’d better start telling me who you and what you’ll do, instead of bashing the guy I already don’t like.

I want a campaign season that is about the people running in it, not about the people they are running against.

So when you are having those water cooler talks today, tomorrow, and for the next 50 or so days until November 4, 2008, remember to speak positively about your candidate instead of negatively about the other guy.