Conspicuous

Conspicuous

I went to a fundraiser for a presidential candidate last night.  It was held at a club that has been described as “Hollywood’s one-stop shop for conspicuous nightlife consumption.”  On a regular night, I could never get into that club. 

The candidate spoke about changing the country for the poor, to people who’d paid more than a week’s wages to see him speak (and oddly, try to touch him) for 20 minutes.

It made me sad to be there. 

I always hope for someone who is different, who really wants to try something different.  And always there is just so much talk, so much talk.

© Laura Genao 2007

Weak Spot

Weak Spot

A colleague recently wondered how my risk-taking manifests itself.  He said I seemed like someone who would bungee jump, or sky dive, or hang glide. 

I started to respond with “Yes, I jump off of cliffs into rivers and from rocks into underground caves,” when he again asked, “Do you hang glide?”

I was forced to admit my Achilles’ Heel.  “I get horribly motion sick.  The one time I wanted to go, the curvy drive to the top of the mountain would’ve killed me.”

There you have it, I would be more daring, if only the earth stopped moving.  Anyone else care to admit to a hidden weakness?

© Laura Genao 2007

Overslept

Overslept

It’s never a good thing when, just moments after everyone has been seated on your 6:30 a.m. flight from LAX to SFO, the flight attendant announces,

Thank you for flying with us this morning.  Unfortunately, we’re having a little trouble finding someone to fly the plane.  Our pilot, who is driving from Orange County, is running late. So, this flight will be delayed two hours.

© Laura Genao 2007

What I Learned From Life Today

What I Learned From Life Today

Things I learned (or had reconfirmed) today:

  • I don’t like salads that contain lettuce;
  • It takes more than four days for the horrible bruise caused by snapped resistance bands to go away;
  • “Blondie” is never the wrong answer to give when someone walks into your office and asks what’s on your iPod (I mean, it’s an answer that even makes grown men smile); and
  • It doesn’t feel so good when, after an especially tough workout, your trainer says “have you thought about adding a nutritional element to your program.”  (Note to Nick–love me, love my lonjas).

© Laura Genao 2007