I started a new job this past week! Hurray for me! Office/clerical work, not too hard but seems to be a great group of people to work with. The lady training me is getting antsy though as she has a lot of work to do and having to slow down to train me is really putting her behind. I know what it is like to be in that situation, it is so hard to slow down and think about what you are doing. But I have already picked up enough that once they have my workstation going I can be left alone so she can get caught up with her work. I think this will be a good thing.
My son's birthday was yesterday. He turned 12 years old. I have not seen him the past 11 years. The decision I made then was the right one for then, but it is not the right one for now. Yet I have to live with the consequences of the decision made then as the hurdles I have given to be a part of his life now are just too great for me to overcome. I hope his birthday was a joyous one and if he spent even one second wondering where his father is, I want him to know I am here and did think of him, as I do each and every day of our lives. Some may think it is impossible to miss a child you have not seen for 11 years, who was only slightly over a year old the last time you saw them, but it is possible. And very painful. One more burden to carry, one more desire left unfulfilled.
I just read that the NY Times is once again going to charge for content. I am at a impasse in my feelings about being charged for online content. I truly understand that the entities that make content available really need to be able to make money at it or they will not be able to provide said content. Its just that there is so much content available on the web that I personally cannot pay for each and every web magazine and newspaper out there, yet I want to read quite a lot of it. I also know that if every major news organization such as the NY Times charged for there content, I can find more than enough private user generated content to satisfy my needs. I mean, if a person in Haiti shoots video with there little digital camcorder and then uploads the video to Youtube with commentary, why should I pay a news organization just to watch the same video? Can websites such as the NY Times or my local Dallas Morning News join forces with others sites and form a clearing house where I could subscribe to the clearing house and I am charged for each article I choose to read, but charged a reasonable price, lets say a penny per article? That way I am only charged for what I read and they earn something for what they have provided. I just do not think that charging for access to their site will work as the youth of today will be in a position to dictate the rules in 10 years or maybe less. There just has to be a way to make all of this work.
Brett Favre and the Vikings had a chance to show the world what a class organization they are, and instead proved how immature and classless they truly are. When leading in the closing minutes with a large lead and the other team cannot stop the clock, you take a knee a couple of times and then go take a shower. Instead, they go for it on fourth down, then sing a dumb song in the locker room rubbing it in. Favre in only 4 years younger than I am, and makes more money in one game than I will make in a lifetime but he proved just what an immature little boy he is. He wanted everyone to forgive him when he admitted to popping pills and drinking too much. He may win a superbowl this year and he definately will make the hall of fame, but I will forever use this game to teach my grandchildren the definition of class, or rather the lack of it. p.s. what goes around comes around. If he returns for another year you can bet a defensive player (Brooking?) will take a shot at him no matter the consequences. and as for Williams large mouth (which is as big as his fat gut) Brooking was not going to get his ass kicked at the end. New Orleans is now my favorite team for a week.