Ok people Super Bowl 42 is next weekend. I saw a commercial that said Ryan Seacrest is doing the pregame red carpet. I have several issues with this statement. First of all, when I think football I do not think Ryan Seacrest. He needs to stay over on E! where he belongs, away from my beloved football. Second of all, Super Bowl pregame should be about talking about each of the teams and what injuries they have or how they've been playing all season and who they think is gonna win. THERE IS NO RED CARPET FOR SUPER BOWL!!! What are they going to do go up to Tom Brady and say "wow Tom you look fabulous tonight, who are you wearing?" Are you kidding me?? Super Bowl is about FOOTBALL people, not about a stupid red carpet. I can't believe they are doing this. It hurts my feelings. Maybe it's because of the writer's strike and poor little Seacrest has had nothing to do because of no awards shows. But come on, no one will be showing up to this game in a designer gown. If they do, they deserve to be shot. I don't know who's silly idea this is, but they need to be kicked in the knee.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I have been trying to figure out who I'm going to support the for the upcoming election. Frankly, the thought of it makes me sick. I'm tired of being lied to. They all say they are going to make a difference. They never do. I've decided that this year, health care is going to be one of the most important issues to me.
At the end of this past year my company jacked up my cost for medical insurance to almost $100 more a month. That is a HUGE increase. I am not the wealthiest of people so I was pretty freaked out. I mean, 40 would have sucked, but I could have managed. 100??? Are you kidding me?? So I racked my brain trying to figure out what I was going to do. As most of you know I have ongoing medical problems that require me to go to the dr. at least once a month. Insurance is something that I have to have. I had 3 options on my health care plan. 2 of the 3 would require me to pay full price for meds using an account or paying until I hit a 2500 minimum. This option didn't work for me because I have some very expensive meds. Option 3 was to pay the higher premium with the cheaper drugs and cheap co-pays. It was my only option. So I racked my brain trying to figure out how to afford it. My only option was to not put so much into my 401k every month and put that towards my insurance. I couldn't believe I was making the decision on my future and my health. The option of finding another job is one that was brought up to me also, but it took me 6 months to find this one. Job hunting was going to be a last resort.
My sister bought me "Sicko" by Michael Moore as a joke to lighten up my bad mood about this situation. I'm not at all a Michael Moore fan but I watched it over Christmas. I couldn't believe it. Now, I'm not that kind of person to take everything he says at face value. I do however agree with him that our health care is ran by pharmaceutical companies and Health care providers. I am a huge fan of the idea of Universal Health care. I don't think it will ever happen in our country though due to greedy people like Pharmaceutical companies and Health care providers. It's a shame too, it seems that it works for so many other countries. Why can't it work for us? When did we become such a greedy country that the people no longer mattered? It makes me so sad to think about it. I suggest you all watching this movie. Again, don't take it all as the honest to goodness truth, but there is some truth in there.
I've been looking into candidates and their issues on insurance. Not sure who I'm pulling for yet, but at least I know what's important to me.
Posted by Nikki at 11:20 AM
Monday, January 14, 2008
So a friend of mine forwarded me this article this morning. After reading it I couldn't help but to wonder what our future holds. Scientists took a dead heart and seeded it with live heart cells and after a few days it started beating. I've read this article like 3 times just because this amazes me. We could save so many lives and the rejection rate should be so much lower. If you are intrested, take a read. http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/researchers-create-beating-heart-lab-15218.html
Posted by Nikki at 9:06 AM
Friday, January 11, 2008
Posted by Nikki at 9:16 AM