Saturday, December 15, 2007

The gift of memory.

I was eating a bowl of cereal today and got up to do something so that by the time I returned, my Cap'n Crunch was completely soggy. I ate it in memory of Charlie and was struck by how wonderful it is to have our memories, especially if you have an elephant brain like me. It also gives me a greater appreciation for the frustration and suffering that goes along with memory loss, short-term or otherwise.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I swiped this for amusement's sake.

It was on the sign-in table at the North Texas Mensa Feast of Pleasures and Delights, which convened at the same hotel where I stayed for work. Initially I naturally thought, "Finally! An opportunity to be among my own kind!". This however, was a little too ridiculous, even for Sarah Ridiculous.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Why Social Security should NOT be privatized.

Coworker: I put a ton of money into my 401K.

Me: What is a ton?

Coworker: 5%.

Yikes. People don't have a clue about how much retirement costs and need to be saved from themselves.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Overheard in Fort Lauderdale

"You're a pig, ma'am."

Where did this man attend etiquette school? I thought it was a nice combination that he would berate and abuse a store employee, calling her names and finish it up with a 'ma'am'.