Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Random Thoughts

No format, just thinking out loud.

1/05/04 Just like life the water moves on, why can't I?
1/10/04 No success comes without a degree of failure
1/13/04 School isn't hard, registering is
1/22/04 Frustration is vodka on the rocks with no patience
1/27/04 Friend 1: I don't agree with your opinion
Friend 2: and that's fine with me

Thursday, January 22, 2004


My old Comments provider went belly up. If you posted previously unfortunately those comments are lost. I have a new provider and will keep copies of comments as to prevent this in the future. Thanks

Instructions for Life in the new millennium :

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve
great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others and
responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful
stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to
correct it.

8. Don't be a fool for old loves, do whatever you need to do to better yourself and kids (if you have any). Remeber it's his/her loss

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think
back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current
situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go some place you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love
for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Water World

I drink water like most people drink soda. I have it with dinner and snacks, like coca cola for some, water just makes my food taste better. I am able to taste the difference between different varieties of H2O like most can decipher between Coke and Pepsi. It's that serious.

Needless to say there was a time when I was blinded by the high of caffeine. I was young and wild (hehe) and distracted by the carbonated effects that made your tongue tingle. Back then I did not realize how much of a sham was going on with the water of the world.

McDonalds 1/1/04 - A double cheeseburger, medium fry and a cup of water $2.14
Taco Bell 12/31/04 - Two soft Tacos Supremes, no lettuce and a cup of water$2.35
Rally's 12/30/04 - Big Buford and a cup of water $2.14
KFC - 2 piece all thighs, extra crispy and, you guessed it, a cup of water $3.28

First of all, no I did not go to these Fast Food places every day this week. I just wanted to imply the prices are all current and here is the conspiracy theory: McDonald's and Taco Bell are fine the cups of water were free. Rally's and KFC on the other hand charged you for the water. Now I can understand the cup but why are you charging me for the water. Rally's charges .50 for a cup of water and KFC charges regular drink prices for its water, TAP water to be exact.

Help me understand why this is acceptable practice and who actually buys it?Bottled water I could understand, tap water in a Fast Food cup I can not.

We have been hood winked people, don't fall victim. What is even worse is that some companies (Burger King and Wendy's) even though you get a free cup of water it is literally a cup - more like pour it in my hand I would get more out of it. It's a sad situation that we do not let stand against such practices.

It's just a $1.07 isn't the point? I know there will always be people trying to get over, unfortunately that is to be expected but at some point we have to take notice that we are being exploited. Why does KFC charge you a buck o' seven for a child's cup of water because they can and you let them!

Sidenote* If there are any waiters (servers) out there reading this take notice: NOT EVERYONE WHO ORDERS WATER IS TRYING TO MAKE LEMONADE. Quit putting that thing in my frikkin water man!