Friday, October 10, 2014

7 Quick Takes # 14

I love my job, truly I do. Nights like tonight though make me wish for my own deserted island and no way to communicate with civilization. Between complaints about things that have nothing to do with my place of employment or myself, people being rude and the telephone ringing nonstop plus people not understanding that it is easy to change a $20 but not a one hundred dollar bill, I am ready to hide beneath the desk or in the back room or off the property altogether. 

I was so thrilled when I read today that Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi. I had hoped that Malala would win last year and was disappointed when she didn't. I think the Nobel Prize committee got it right this year.

I am flabbergasted that the family of Eric Duncan is claiming racial disparity in treatment because he was not offered a blood transfusion from the doctor who has been voluntarily giving blood to patients after overcoming ebola. The reports say that it was considered as an option until they discovered the blood types didn't match and they couldn't use the doctor's blood. I don't know how that makes it a case of racial disparity and I'm thinking there is more to the story than I have been hearing.

I heard, but can't find confirmation, that the constitutional amendment passed in North Carolina banning gay marriage has been overturned and that same sex marriages can start any day now. I really hope this is true. I am so sick of hearing "but the voters said...." The amendment was voted on during a primary where voter turnout was abysmal and the whole concept sucks to begin with. Here's to marriage equality.

It's common knowledge that I can't go to the library without checking out a book. Today's selections include a biography about Elizabeth Smart, Michelle Knight and the book Adultery by Paulo Coelho. I am trying to read more because I love reading and have gotten away from it in the past several months.

The story of Brittany Maynard makes me cry and I have watched it several times. Life is frequently not fair and this is one of those instances. 

I intend to take my husband away this Sunday since we both have the day off and we need to have a date night. I figure if I spirit him off early, he won't have the opportunity to do anything that resembles "work" because I swear that's all he's done for the past few months. I hope I am successful.

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