Free Writing: Just Because… (Random Thoughts)

By on April 17, 2009 @ 8:58 am

This post is being authored because: 1. I haven’t blogged in quite some time and 2. because I haven’t blogged in quite some time. I’ll use the free writing format so I can actually get these words, which may mean nothing to you at all, out there before I edit to the point where I delete the entire post.

Thank goodness it is Friday. As New Yorkers expect warm weather through out the weekend, I’ve taken the time to plan out what may be an adventure filled trek through the streets of New York City. The way I see it, the warm weather on the horizon will have me venturing out to parts of the five boroughs I’ve never been to before or revisiting those which I haven’t quite been to in a while. This spring/summer time should be interesting.

So, tax day has passed and I’m happy that most people have gotten that burden out the way. The reality may be different for other people, as they filed their extensions — some people just procrastinate.  Taxes always remind me of how single I am and how singled out I feel. Most people get that feeling on Valentine’s Day. For me, it actually is a reminder every time I look at my pay stub.

Single people who don’t have kids or (alleged) dependents get taxed a whole lot more. Why? Probably because the government feels we don’t have any extra mouths to feed so we have no need for the extra cash. Don’t they realize that the majority of single people stimulate the economy by buying other people drinks? That should count for something. But it isn’t all about alcohol. Of course, I’m hitting happy hour a little later.

While I’ve been away from the blogging front I’ve spotted the trend in traffic to this site — mostly generated by search queries. As you know Spring is upon us — although it is sneaking in and out and doesn’t appear to want to stay around too soon — many people are, once again, kicking folk to the curb.  We all know this as Spring Fever. Cause everyone wants something new to play with. Are you aware that 11% of text users are comfortable with breaking up over text messaging? I think this is more of a sign of the times than anything else. We’ve become so comfortable with IM conversation, e-mail, social networks and all that online stuff that we fail to see the necessary conversations that require physical attendance. Certain parts of communication should be left for verbal, not textual, conversations. Face-to-face interactions tops all. Unless you have one of those faces that people can’t stand to look at sober or with the lights on.

I don’t think it has been ten minutes yet but I think I’m done ranting. I’m ready to get started with my work for today and complete a few projects.

Enjoy the weekend ahead and make a phone call to that person that you actually care, but haven’t spoken to in quite some time.

Make a move, Make a difference.

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Observations
Natural April 17, 2009

i’m enjoying the weather here in new jersey. it’s beautiful out today. wish it could stay like this forever.

hey urban. that’s probably exactly how the government feels. tax people who have no dependents, since they have nothing to worry about. so not true.

break up by texting? i don’t think so. fortunately i haven’t had that happen, but should that ever be the case, i hope the fool, i mean man would have the guts to do it in person.

Ricardo April 18, 2009

I hate that we are taxed more but it could be worse. I filed for an extension myself but I get money back.

I think breaking up by text is really cheesy. Just skip town if you’re going to do that.

meleah rebeccah April 19, 2009

I would be beside myself if someone broke up with me via text message. That is just crazy. Also, as a single girl, I am always leery of ‘dating’ this time of year because of Spring Fever.

Hope you had fun @ Happy Hour! Nice to see you blog again. And I love that you did NOT edit this until you deleted it!

Lavenderbay April 21, 2009

I hope you’ll write a bit (and have photos) on your visits to the boroughs. It would be neat to hear about your first impressions. I’ve been doing a lot of walking around my new town, and getting to know the immediate neighbourhood pretty well; it helps me feel a part of this area.

Desiree August 31, 2009

I don’t understand people breaking up via text messaging. I think that is so childish. Before cell phones with texting capabilities, if we needed to or wanted to break up with someone, we called them and expressed ourselves or we expressed ourselves face to face. I think we lose the human side of things when we text more and conversate less. Nothing is wrong with texting in the least bit, but we should at least start back up with the most valuable thing we have, which is human interaction.

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