Friday, November 27, 2009

Good Black Friday Morning to everyone. I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. We did. My niece had a nice family gathering. Everyone over ate a bit but not as much as we once would have. We all seem to have become more moderate over the years. I can remember when the holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Years) always came with an increase of 15+ pounds. For the last several years that hasn't happened and most of the few pounds gained were gone within a week. We don't participate in the shopping madness but several others were planning their outings. In fact a couple went out Thanksgiving morning. Or they went online. Of course the news casts this morning features a heavy dose of Black Friday shopping stories. No way to get around that.

I was looking at the calendar this morning and decided that I won't get any new library books when I take the ones I have back tomorrow. I don't want to have to do any extra planning for holiday hours so I won't use the library until after New Years.

Did anyone else see the pictures on the news of Mecca showing pilgrims with umbrellas during a rain storm?? They got more than their yearly normal rainfall in one day.

I found this on MSNBC this morning and I think it is about time such action was taken. The only purpose of the advisory panels should be the public interest not corporate interests. And people whose purpose is to push for favorable legislation while receiving a salary from the very companies and industries being regulated should not be allowed on the panels making up the rules and regulations.

I think I will leave this for now. See you later.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I am blessed to be one of those people who doesn't gain a lot of weight and mostly don't care if I eat or not. Don't know why but I don't.

I sorta broke my Black Friday rule. I actually went shopping on today. However, I didn't go to the malls or The Evil Empire. I went to a Big Lots store located in an old nearly empty shopping center. It was a tad busy but manageable.
Unfortunately, I spent a tad more than I planned because they had some books I wanted really cheap!
Books are alway my downfall.

It's about damn time they realized that lobbyists don't belong on those panels! I personally think that lobbyist should be eliminated period and that anyone in government who accepts money from them should be removed from office and the companies who use them fined. Or would you prefer we we burn them at the stake?