Friday, February 8, 2008

Ups and Downs

Alright. Let me just vent for a minute.

My fellow intern, who is a mom of 4, late 30's early 40's maybe, anyway...she confessed yesterday that she liked and supported Bill Clinton as a president. How she read his Life book and how she was so impressed with how hard he has worked for everything he has. She said she probably wouldn't mind Hillary being president if Bill helped her out. For a good portion of the day today, she talked about it again. How she doesn't like McCain keep in mind her reason...BECAUSE he supports President Bush 100% after Bush said many lies about him in the last election. She doesn't like that he forgave him for all of that. She said that she hasn't agreed with Republicans in the past few years because they have been immoral (!!!!!!) in the way that they make deals and things that are wrong. She said that everytime a democrat is in office there isn't a deficit (lie) and that a republican always brings a huge deficit. She did however say that she is an independent. She sounds a bit like a democrat to me. Anyway......when she says all these things- I just sit and nod in understanding. I don't say anything. 2 reasons. I don't like to say things I don't know. I don't know a TON of politics. Also, I don't like contention. I don't want to bring up anything that could make my workplace uncomfortable. SO- the one thing I DID know, was that all the things she was saying just didn't FEEL right. That is one thing I will ALWAYS trust, my feelings. I have found that my natural instincts are usually right on. I don't say that to act like I am so amazing or something, I just feel like if we all went with our natural instincts (holy ghost involved) we'd be right on. ANYWAY, besides the point....I just didn't feel right when she was saying all that. I decided that I am, however, going to start doing lots of research on Hillary, Obama, and McCain. I want to be informed. I want to be able to have a solid conversation with someone. I feel very capable of having a peaceful conversation with someone about differences of opinion as long as I am knowlegable in the subject. I hate just shooting off my mouth when I don't know what I'm talking about. I also hate when other people shoot off their mouth when THEY don't know what THEIR talking about. Okay, I just had to get all that out because I was just a smidge irritated at work today when all this talk was about.

Want some ups? Well...our Bishop gave us tickets to the Rexburg Temple Celebration! We had no idea but heard today that President Monson, the PROPHET, will be speaking! We are actually going to be there in the room. I am so excited. Tomorrow is the day. We are psyched.

That's all. Oh and thanks to EMILY for the recipes. No one else has given any. Thanks a lot. I am still accepting if you wish to make up.

OH- one more thing. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer, the last book of the twilight series, is coming out August 2, 2008! Thats only like 6 months away!!!


Megan and Greg said...

I can't believe I've already forgotten to give you recipes. Ok, so the politics thing. The answer to your problem completely depends on the situation. When she talks if it's with incredible energy and attitude then I wouldn't speak your views. If she isn't, I've had plenty of non-contentious conversations. You just stick to, "I feel this way" not "This is the ONLY way". That's when contention comes in. People ARE capable of just discussing differences of views. And if it DOES get heated, just say, "Ok, it's time for a subject change." If you don't like what she says around you, just simply say, "I'd rather not talk politics." Or "I am really conservative/right-wing/hard-core Republican so I'd rather not discuss politics, if that's alright with you" It's not offensive to ask someone not to say certain things around you. That's how it is with Jake and Lyndsey. The thing about politics that many do not understand, is people just think the way you do. Yelling and getting in a hufff andpuff about it isn't going to change their mind or make you feel any better. And it DEFINITELY won't improve your relationship. However, that DOESN'T mean if someone is saying something that bothers you that you have to listen to it. Good luck!

Megan and Greg said...

Ok I reread my comment and I meant to say "people think the way THEY do"

Sharon/mom said...

Amen to Megans comment. She has had a lot of experience since her job is mostly talking while she does their hair. I loved the blog! Lucky you that you get to be in the same room as Pres Monson. You will be very close to him!! I'm glad you got some recipes, I want to get them when I come or sooner. I could use some on WW days. Well, back to Twighlight talk! Well,I need to go to bed!! Love you!!!

Emily said...

I hate that too, when people just love to hear themselves talk, but have no idea what they are saying. I really want to be come more learned in the candidates this time around too, so I can really, honestly make a good decision.

I can't even WAIT for Breaking Dawn...oh, it's going to be a long summer!

Cara_Fardales said...

Hey girly here is a recipe for you i miss ya and it is good and i thought about you asking hehe.......well ttyl

Chicken & Potato Curry Crock Pot Recipe

5 medium potatoes (cut into 1 inch chunks)
1 medium red bell pepper
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1-1/2 cups chopped tomato
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1- 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or 1/4 t ground ginger)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons cold water
4 teaspoons cornstarch

Put the potatoes, red bell pepper, and onion in the bottom of a 6 quart crockpot and place chicken on top. In a medium bowl mix the tomatoes, all spices, and the chicken broth; Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on High 4- 5 hours (or Low for 8- 10). If using low, switch to high. Combine cornstarch and water and add to crockpot. Cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes. 48 carbs 5 servings


Well danyelli, that is really unfortunate that you work with someone who respects Bill Clinton, that would make my blood boil. my advice for you this on getting informed on polotics. I woudl go to Go to the political section,a dn they will have lots of articles, and then they'll have the literal views of each canidate, questions and answers. Second- I would go to Youtube and watch the primary debates, just type in "primary debates 2007" and they will all pop up, and you will get to watch them debate and answer questions, it's very entertaining, I watched videos for a few hours one night. And I tihnk you can tell when someone is sincere or not, when watching rather than reading, so anyway- you will quickly be informed that way, and it's not boring. I love you, I can't wait for yout o be done working....I know you hate it so much. That is soooooooooo cool you get to listen to the prophet!!!! and in teh temple! you are so lucky! I lvoe you.

Cara_Fardales said...

hey yeah thanks though....i know marriage is hard. It is really really hard work you know,but thats ok because i know that i love him and i will have a great life later one. My kids will have the best dad in the world and i have a guy who would never hurt me in his right mind. Anywyas girl i love you and yes call me hehe.

Lizzie said...

How was the temple celebration? Were you able to be very close to President Monson?

Sorry about the politics conversation. I'm right there with you. We actually just ordered cable, and part of the reason was so I could be updated politics for this year.