May 27th, 2004


Thursday, May 27

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Well yesterday was Edward day... so today is George day...

Geo started this seasons soccer last night... all the team shirts are vertical stripes this year... and Georges team is vert Black and White.. hahahaha... a whole team of little refs.
I didn't go to the game yesterday (post dentist me was not a happy schmappy me) but I'll be at the practice tonight.
Edward starts soccer on Sunday... and he's actually looking forward to it. :D :D

Does anybody watch Star Trek Enterprise? It was new last night... and I frigg'en missed it... so what I'm wondering... is it on Space or something on a different day... I mean... I missed it local... and I missed it on the west coast (sat dish) so I'm well and truly toasted ... grrrrrrrr!

~ blue ftls
~ black jeans
~ dk blue t shirt hiding under a two tone tommy sweater
~ um... well basically I'm just cloning the days...
~ more web stuff...
~ continue hunting for a song...
~ revisit that self-appraisal thing...
~ to send some good vibes out to joyfuldreamer... just because...
~ and smiles over to agateway for plenty of reasons.. :D
~ that sweet sleep and the clear heart that comes from it ... finds my friend serraph
~ that snwbrdette get's that house... !!!
~ and to tell joggingguy that I'm still working on it... I haven't forgotten... :D

Interesting thing going on in my head as I drove to work...
Radio was talking to me about this big study being done in Canada... regarding stats on integration.
The big number used to get our attention was about how only 3% of corp CEO's (or was it all execs?) in Canada are black.
And I start to wonder... what percentage of of these same movers and shakers and money men are jewish?
Not that there's anything wrong with that... I mean... I'm not looking for a big anti semitic back-lash here...
I'll stick to the Anti-Dentite zone thanks...
No but back to the issue... the thing is... stats tell us how few people of some class, distinction, race, creed, whatever, are in a certain position...
but the key feature is how FEW.
When you consider, for example, how MANY jewish canadians are in power positions across the economic stratosphere you might wonder why...
But the answer has more to do with centuries of process... of economics and business practices and social / cultural ideology and simple effort.
So yeah... only 3% of the CEO's are black... does that mean that we're doing something wrong?
What if some ridiculously high percentage are Jewish... does that mean we're doing something wrong?
The talking radio only briefly mentioned stats about the numbers relating to women... and then only to show the low number of black women...
integrated into business class institutions... but whenever I think about that issue... I zoom back to College and being grilled as a "student union president" by the college Affirmative Action Committee about how few female candidates there were running in the elections... After telling them how much better things would be for them if they actually vacuumed their own houses for a change and storming out I was left with a rather bitter sense of the AA concept. Again... not that there's anything wrong with it...
The thing is... we get numbers shoved up our noses by various interest groups like we were so many crack heads in training... "Hey kid... k'mere... the first hit's free..." and we just sit back and take it. Lemmi tell ya... my college Statistics Professor hit the nail on the head when he taught us that Statistics are essentially voodoo science. A numbers game easily manipulated to fit the issues of the moment.
Don't let this translate into any belief that I have a negative attitude on the integration of blacks into business, or jewish control of banking or women in society... it's not about that... it's about how we are being manipulated by the people that count things and convince us that their numbers mean we suck.
We don't suck....
We rock...
That's final.
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So ends another day.

Next stop? my folks house for an early dinner and then off to Soccer practice with Geo.
And then we'll see what the evening holds.

The day has been a constant struggle between how gorgeous it is outside and the requirement to actually produce something here in my little cube.
At least I'll get to drive home with the windows down and maybe... just maybe catching the song I'm trying so desperately to remember the lyrics to... :D

See ya tonight.

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~ soccer practise was fun... my old Boss... the woman that started a company with some other co-workers when our last mutual employer was bought out (and I, sadly, went with the Acid Lords) was at a Ball Diamond with her hubby and 10 week old baby... I got to feed him a bottle and generally squish him and stuff... :D :D .... reens is also on that team... but, alas, (earwax) she didn't show up for tonights game!! 

~ another ball player had her 4 year old son with her and Edward (6) got on famous with the little boy... mostly because he could be the "big boy" .... they played... Suz showed up and we both played with the baby... and Geo played Soccer... :D

~ home and cleaning and kids and bedtime stories and stuff and bingo... it's 11:11....

~ clearly time for a snack and some fresh coffee...  (you have no idea how I long for late night nachos ... but this freakazoid tooth thing has kept such crunchy delights out of reach and ... continues to do so... but soon... soon I shall return to the land the nacho... soon.... )

~ and I think I'll go watch an epi of Star Trek, Enterprise (I have like three weeks in the can, even though I messed up and missed last nights season finale - my fingers are crossed that it's repeated on Sunday - thank you lurker..)