Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hump Day Lagniappe

The coffee is really good this morning. My co-worker went to Starbucks and hand selected the beans for this morning. This is yet another reason why I am losing all street creditability.

I was talking to this lady on the phone yesterday and she decided to tell me all the dangerous effects that coffee can have on my heart. I told her thanks for the advice and not to worry because I balance the coffee off with Crown Royal.....She wasn't laughing like I was.

I'm adding a blog roll for Just a Song because it's a cool blog and I am happy to be a part of it. I wrote this post last night dedicated to We Are One Frankie Beverly. Thanks again K.

I also want to give a shout out to blogger and author William Campbell and his blog Tome of the Unknown Writer. That is a cool name. He is running this Health care International feature and yours truly was featured as the New Orleans entry. My only regret is that I didn't write him any new material. If there is a next time I am going to handle that properly. Click on that link and check him out.

Speaking of the health care issue.....I am totally confused now and have no idea what the actual plan is. The five thousand different explanations have managed to confuse me. The one thing I am not confused about is if nothing is done it's going to be the eventual death of full time employee benefits which is going to mean more people can't afford insurance because the true cost of the policy is being disguised by the amount their employer pays. If everyone wants the freedom to choose their own plan then so be it but you will need food stamps or some other government assistance if you ever have to pay for the whole thing yourself. If you think the private insurance companies, or the company you work for is going to sacrifice any revenue for your right to choose the health plan you want then you really had a big glass of the Kool Aid.

Since I changed my template for the 122nd time, I have managed to get more followers now. Some of them are local and have very cool blogs.

Like the young music experts of Blue Lace

And Seen But Not Heard

And Kim Hambric

And Mrs. Bynum

Circle Food Store needs to reopen soon and when they do the floor needs to be uneven and the big box of bell peppers should be right in the middle of the produce aisle. I can't see walking through Circle with spacious aisles and nice leveled floors.

A few weeks ago I helped out a few people from Chozen One Promotions with some good intentions and big dreams for helping their city. We became fast friends and I joined their social networking site My Heart Beats New Orleans. I have a badge over there on the sidebar but you can click the link and check it out. Feel free to join if you like. Your race or class doesn't matter. I don't care if you currently live here or not. I'm thinking maybe someone who knows how to get things in motion could help them get some of their ideas off the ground. If not there could be someone looking for young people like this who want to change the environment. Maybe we can all just share ideas from different backgrounds. Either way I wanted to give them a shout out because they are sincere. Peace to Ms. Smith and Mr. Gomez.

It's time for another cup of heart destroying coffee. I hope everyone has a great day. If you need a little help getting started this morning try the Run DMC double feature.


Leigh C. said...

I joined MHBNO, too. Looks very, very cool. Thanks for the link.

K. said...

Street cred or no, you are a valued contributor to Just A Song. And thanks for the plug!

Anonymous said...

I joined MHBNO as well, and thanks for the plug!