Oi. Back on the 13th, on the day after the plane crash near Buffalo, New York, I said about another crash happening -- "somewhere in the world there'll be another within another week or two."
Well, it's been less than two weeks and it happened again, this time in The Netherlands. Eerie.
Also eerie is the fact that stock market goes down nearly every single day. Last night the President addressed a joint session of Congress and it was supposed to reassure Americans that we're gonna be okay. Are we really?
Less than 24 hours later: the Dow Jones closed 80 points down.
I realize the new President was not in office during the last 3 months of 2008, but he was the President-elect for essentially 2 of those months and during that 4th quarter of the year, I lost 10 (more) percent of the money that I have tied up in Wall Street. That's on top of the 10% lost during the 3rd quarter and 10% lost during the 2nd quarter.
When is it going to turn around? Why is the new President not instilling any confidence in Wall Street investors? Saying "Let's give him time" is a load of crap. I've said this before and here it is again -- the success of Wall Street weighs so heavily on the decisions that are made NOW by the President and those minions under his command. So far NOTHING positive has been done to give people any confidence in the President's ability to turn America's economy around... and the stock market continues to flounder and regular workers continue to lose money that they worked very hard to earn, money that they will be relying on for retirement. Even if this doesn't affect you because you don't have money tied up in Wall Street, if we have compassion for our neighbors then this should really concern everyone. The president is failing miserably to deliver on promises to revitalize this nation. For the first quarter of 2009, I will almost certainly be down yet another 10%. Is that what I'm supposed to look forward to every 3 months? Another loss?! The EXACT OPPOSITE is supposed to be happening. The EXACT DAMN OPPOSITE. Or, at this point, I don't care about making money back, screw earning a single cent back, I just don't want to lose what I have left. Unfortunately, the only feeling I get is it is all slowly dwindling away.
By the time we can elect someone else who can attempt to fix what's only being made worse by the day, it'll be too late. Damn this miserable gloom and doom. It's pathetic and it's making me sick. Electing the President that Americans now have to put up with -- what a mistake. What a damn mistake.
At least there's good music to listen to.
I was hoping to get some deliciously sweet Dead tunes up this afternoon (7/21/90 Tinley Park... here's the 1st Set for ya's) but I had a choice to make -- get a needed run in or post a show. Sorry, kids, I had to exercise; that's always got to be the top priority. But stay tuned, the whole show will get posted within a day, plus something from '77, and more early '70's comin' soon. Always more great music on the horizon!
|Wednesday Afternoon Run: 25 min 28 sec||+16 seconds|
Days Since My Last Run: almost 1½
4:5 pm - 61° - sunny
Good run. I wasn't especially looking forward to it as I've been feeling rushed to accomplish three runs in the last 4 days of the month. That's not my ideal. Not at all. But I was able to change my clothes and start walking to the trail and get it done. Weather's a little warmer than I like but it didn't play negatively into my finishing almost 25½ minutes. Again I didn't add too much time from my last run time but I added some so that's indeed good. I did have some thoughts of wanting to quit well before I approached my End Cue but I pushed those thoughts away and made it to the time I set out to reach today.
What I had completely forgotten about and wasn't aware of when I was running is that this run pushed me over 3 hours and allowed me to achieve My Best Month of Running since September! Hell yeah!! I almost feel like I can quit now (for the remainder of the month.) Not gonna. I set a goal for 4 hours for the month. Two more similar runs are what I need for that. Two more in 3 days. That'll mean 3 in 4 days and I'm not used to that. Ugh. We'll see.
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Wednesday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
Good Thing Going
In Harm's Way
3rd Gear & 17
I'm A Memory
Except For Jessie
Blame It On Me
All American Country Girl
True Love Ways
Nobody's Crying But The Baby
This here collection of songs almost has the feeling of all three of those artists plus maybe some Jimmy Buffett for good measure. There are ballads and rockers alike, along with a lazy beach-feeling number, all having a mostly traditional country feel to them, at least traditional since 1990 or so but stopping way short of lots of confusing 21st century electric geetar. When you approach a sound that causes you to stop and wonder what genre it is, that's not good. This doesn't go that far and so I really dig it for that reason. The writing isn't the best but what are ya gonna do? Who hits one out of the park every time with an album where every song is just amazing? Not many can dot that. This is pretty good, it's nice, and I think I'd dig hearing more Aaron Watson in the future.
find a download @ Just Country