Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
I heard something on NPR the other night that made me literally gasp out loud and say "holy shit!"
The commentator was talking about how much money GM has lost in the last year and said, "Put it this way, GM has essentially lost $3,700 on every single car of the millions they sold last year."
That's just staggering.
Posted by Sassy Pants at 2/27/2009
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I like New Year's Resolutions.
Not only that, but I like creating themes for my resolutions.
In 2007 it was "Git 'er done!" and in 2008 it was "Use it or lose it!" (and addendum). I like blogging about them too because I can look back and both remind myself what the heck I wanted to accomplish and also see what I have accomplished. Looking back right now, I completed 5 of the 9 things in 2007. As for 2008, well, I did manage to get a massage every 6 to 8 weeks. That's gotta count for something!
This year's theme is...
It rhymes! And it's all about me! Whoo hoo!
Here, in no particular order, are the things I would like to accomplish in the next 12 months.
- Start a storefront at Etsy.com
- Figure out how to create and write an eBook. I've got a couple ideas rattling around in my head. Something about fitness or organizing. It's TBD, I've got 12 months to figure it out. The hard part is figuring out how to do it.
- Write an article for the personal training industry website I have to read an article from (and take a quiz on) every month.
- Start an IRA. Ok, so this has technically already been done but the first withdrawal doesn't happen until January 12th so I'm counting it.
- Go to Australia and New Zealand! I have tentative plans to travel there in August.
What are you doing in 2009?
Posted by Sassy Pants at 12/28/2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Sassy Pants to Friendster Guy: "If you need me I'll be upstairs."
5 minutes pass...
FG tromps up the stairs and into the office and says, "I need you."
Sassy: "You do?"
FG: "Yup." He then gives Sassy Pants a big hug and kiss and tromps back down the stairs.
That man's a freakin' keeper.
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am disturbed by all the commercialism that is the holiday season.
Since I vowed to abide by at least 6 of the 7 virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility) I had better get cracking.
For my first act I will be investing in humanity, not Wall Street, by donating to Kiva.org (see the ad in my side bar). Essentially, you loan $25 or more to an individual or organization to start or grow a business. Once that loan is repaid you can reinvest the money in someone else. It's the gift of giving that keeps on giving!
I also plan to give a $25 gift certificate to my 6 year old niece for Christmas and help her choose someone to help. She can follow their story via journal entries and track their progress. How cool is that?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The fact that a Walmart worker was trampled TO DEATH by people rushing to shop on black Friday makes me absolutely nauseous.
It makes me want to boycott Christmas. I had already boycotted store bought gifts this year and plan to give things I've made myself. This just solidifies my choice.
I'm not naive. I know Christmas is a capitalistic holiday but I didn't realize just how much the 12 days of Christmas are about the 7 deadly sins. The greed, gluttony, wrath, envy, pride, lust (originally defined as extravagance), and even sloth (indifference) exemplified by this incident is too much to even comprehend.
Happily, each of the seven deadly sins has an opposite virtue. I'd like to bring more of them into my holiday season. They are chastity*, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. I'm going to start by not shopping, or when I do (for things I need like food), also buying something to give to those less fortunate (such as food for a food pantry).
*Ok, maybe not chastity.
Posted by Sassy Pants at 11/29/2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Between the fact that I don't sit at a computer all day anymore and when I do I'm updating my FaceBook status and occasionally writing posts on a professional website/blog I created for my clients I never get around to hanging out here on this here blog. Also, my life nowadays is pretty boring. I've gone through my divorce and subsequent dating frenzy and ended up on the other side as a homebody. I don't have a lot to write about at the moment.
I'm not giving up on Big Girl Underoos though. Maybe my 2009 resolutions will include a resurgence of posting.
We shall see.
Posted by Sassy Pants at 11/22/2008