So, Wednesday night must be the night that I randomly sit in front of the television, because I managed to see the last 15 minutes of an episode of "Laguna Beach" that I had seen the first 15 minutes of last week. I held on and watched the first 15 minutes of the new episode, but I could tell where it was going - new girlfriend sees boyfriend kiss old girlfriend at party, angst ensues - so I just could not keep watching.
The kids on the show seem to spend 80% of their time worrying about who to be with and the rest of the time worried about who everyone else is with? Was high school really like that? Didn't we have any more pressing issues than who was with whom? I am extremely happy that I lived through that and can now obsess about my children (a lot), my job (a lot but not quite as much), the environment (not really) and the 2008 presidential election (a little). And thanks, Scott, for allowing me to not have to obsess about finding someone - I got you, babe.
Re: personal goals - mild progress to speak of. On the financial side, am reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" which comes recommended by Joe. Gustatorially (I think that's a word), only one breakfast sandwich yesterday and today, packed my lunch, no snacks at work (because we don't have any, not because I didn't go looking), one sensible dinner of noodles and chicken nuggets, but a late night smorgasbord of Wheat Thins, white American cheese and Hershey's with Almonds. Writing: this is it.