Monday, January 19, 2009

Scatterbrained

Sorry, but I have been a little scatterbrained lately. I just cannot concentrate on one thing for too many seconds.

The United States of Tara
Dr. Deb wrote a post last week about "The United States of Tara". The main character is Tara, a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder (what I learned as Multiple Personality Disorder). Now, I admit it, I don't completely understand Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

I will admit that I have not experienced DID myself – no one I know has suffered from the mental illness. The first episode seemed a little sweet for such a serious mental illness.

Bank of America
Looks like Bank of America just asked for $20 Billion in handouts. Guess they need some cash to give bonuses to their employees in the first quarter of the year. But seriously, it looks like the $800 Billion Congress allocated last year (with no strings attached, might I add) may end up being wasted money. I was listening to NPR last week, and someone on there suggested most of that money went to the Caiman Islands.

Caiman Islands
I wonder how the Caiman Islands got their name. I think there is some alligator-crocodile-type animal called a caiman. I know, if I wanted tourism for a deluxe island, I am not sure I would name it after something that could bite your foot off.

Phonics
Every time I hear the "Hooked on Phonics" ad on the radio, I wonder why they spell their name phonics, not fonics. It is not like the company has to use the normal spelling for their product. I just don't understand.

Blog Suggestion
I was thinking of doing a blog on George W Bush. He was in office for eight years, and I suspect there will be some who want to remember his presidency. Problem with me is that I tune out everything I hear concerning Mr. Bush.

News?
I normally don't listen to the news, but on Thursday evening, someone asked me something about the plane that went down in New York City. Holy cow, I had not heard of that.

Holy Cow
I have a t-shirt with a cow (complete with halo), and the title "Holy Cow."

Day Off
Well, I have the day off today, so I will be just going back to sleep. Have a great day!

6 comments:

~Deb said...

The United Sates of Tara was SOOOO good! In fact, after the 30 minute show was over, I was like, "NOOOO!!!" I love that actress, Toni Collette I think her name is. She is awesome in every movie or show she does. LOVE HER!

The Miracle in NY has been overly enthused by the media, nevertheless a miracle that all survived thank God!!!

My wife used to have a t-shirt that had a cow sunbathing on a blanket at the beach with a beer that said, "Cud Light" and the shirt entitled, "Roast Beef".

Get it?

I made her throw it out. She only wore it to bed. (Caused many dysfunctions.) ;)

Knot said...

Most people who experience DID have had SEVERE repeated trauma in their lives. They use it to escape their true identity. There are other reasons of course. But that's a big one. The pentecostal of the crowd will tell you it's demon possession.

I think both could be true or a little of both.

I'm a BOA person. They have hacked me off in the past few years. Whatever happened to the local bank?

I think a post on GWB would be good as long as it's not bashing or setting him on a pedestal. It was what it was and, I think, in time, what he truly was as a president will come out.

Nixon would have been known as one of the greatest presidents of the U.S. if it had not been for that asterisk of Watergate. He truly was an incredible president. I won't say today Bush was incredible, but as facts come out, I think we'll see that there was more good than we thought there was. Hindsight is 20/20.

Knot

mal said...

Day off? Lucky you.

I am thinking Caiman island real estate must be a real good investment.

I heard the AIG Sales Meeting was a GREAT time after they took some of the 700 billion

I do have the same distrust for corporate welfare that I have for welfare in general...unless I am the recipient of course...

Dr. Deb said...

I think I need that Holy Cow t shirt.

btsea said...

I know someone with a ceramic cow with a halo above it, also a holy cow!

LarryLilly said...

The other night while my wife and I were having dinner out, she came out with something that made me laugh so hard the others in the restauarnt looked and wondered what drug was I on.

She said, with all this stuff about Obama's inauguration, would we do so much if the president elect were Amish?

I mean, would he use a horse drawn buggy and travel like John Madden, except instead of by bus, in a 8 horse team wagon? (she added, well befitting presidential limos, the 8 horse wagon seems appropriate)