17 July 2008

More thoughts, and subscribe!

Well, there is just a lot on my mind today, and I wanted to share with you what is going on in my fabulous life. Maybe it is because I had a Starbuck's Latte instead of my regular cup of coffee this morning, or due to the fact that I have not been talking to anyone all day, so there is just a lot bottled up inside. So a few minutes ago, I received a Possible Spam email in my UT account. I rarely open these, but today, on mere chance, I did. And it was a hoot. It said that I had been chosen by Elena Morris from the Netherlands as the recipient of her will, which was worth $5.7 million. Wow, wouldn't that be amazing if it were true? But the sad thing is you see, is that some crazy out there would probably contact the name of her attorney (Van der Joel Advocaten) and fall victim to this scam. It is shame that some people are that silly.

Last night I was discussing with a fan of the blog my likes for the Dateline specials. He proceeded to tell me about a man that he had heard of who killed someone on the Appalachian Trail, went to prison, got out, and then committed the same act again. I mean, hello local police! But I started to think, even though I do feel terrible for the victim, they are sort of at fault too. I mean, really, why would you go hiking in the wilderness by yourself? Yes, I am sure that you want to enjoy nature and maybe even be like the guy on Man v. Wild. But hello! Have a base camp to go back to. Check in with your boo, or at least your Mom, at night. Be proactive, not dumb. So I started thinking more about camping. And don't get me wrong. I love the great outdoors, and would not mind spending a few nights out in the wilderness. But, I would also like to be in the company of good friends, have a blow up mattress or a cot, and have lots of beer and wine to help make the experience that much better. If these three things were not available, I would love to go hiking with you any day. But you bet that my happy little self would be at the closest Hampton Inn to where we were exploring the great outdoors. The someecard to the left perfectly describes my attitude in that situation.

Last but not least, I have begun a crazy obsession with The Windsors. It is all to do with the PBS specials. I have always loved Princess Di, but have fallen even more in love with the family she was married into. I love Queen Elizabeth even more now than when the movie "The Queen" starring Helen Mirren was released. A must rent. However, I have a great deal of respect for His Majesty George VI. This is Elizabeth's father, and he was in reign during World War 2. He was a "man of the people" and always was visiting troops and families around the country during the hard time. The people loved George, and he loved his people. Elizabeth wrote about her father's crowning, "Once you've been crowned, you are never the same." I think that is simply magical. Though I do like to think that I live a fabulous life, I can't even imagine the privilege and luxury of being a royal. Though it comes with hard times and duty, it would be a thrill to see how they live day to day. I don't know if I would be able to handle everything that goes with it, but I would love to try on the crown for a bit, even if it was just for a few weeks. I highly recommend trying to watch the next installment on PBS next Tuesday. And see if you can order this set from amazon, or check out a book at your local library on the family. They are truly marvelous.

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1 comment:

  1. I still haven't paid the late fee from last summer when you and I rented "The Queen" from Blockbuster! Ha!


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