Friday, March 17, 2006

ridiculous airline rationale

The airlines rationalization for things just floors me. For example, I put two suitcases into one on recent trip, knowing I would need the space on the way back. I went to check it in, and it was overweight by 5 lbs. I thought that I was making is easier on the airline, they only had to deal with one bag. I was so wrong. I had to either pay an extra $75, or separate the two suitcases. So, now I had to check two bags which took more manpower to load and unload, and the two bags took up more room in the luggage compartment. How stupid is that?

Also, they have lowered the weight on allowable luggage so much (it used to be 75 lbs, now it is 50) that I can't even fill it up with just clothing without it weighing too much. Also, how is it that my luggage is weighed and scrutinized to the pound, but I weigh about 130, but the man or woman next to me is over 300lbs and "leaks" over into my seat. Why don't they have to pay extra? It kills me. I hate flying these days, good thing it beats driving. However, with the new price hikes from Delta, the only non-stop airline between my two cities, I may just start driving!! It will be cheaper, that is for sure.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

working out

I have been working out faithfully for over three months. I try to heed my husband's counsel and not worship the scales, but rather go by how I look in the mirror and how my clothes are fitting. In addition, I have been trying to eat healthy foods rather than fast foods, even though my coworkers are mocking me and ordering just a water when we meet for meals. "I'll just take a water, hold the salad." I am a woman in a man's profession. Anyway, I am not losing weight, my pants are getting tighter around the waist, and I am totally ready to give up. I do cardio 6 times a week for at least half an hour, and lift weights at least twice a week. On most days, I do over 45 minutes of cardio. What gives? I may as well just sit at home and eat what I want, I didn't gain weight that way. I was just trying to get rid of the stomache pouch and big legs/butt for bathing suit season, but it isn't working and I am very discouraged.

another overdose

I had another heroin overdose this week. It seems like the heroin addicts don't understand that if you stop using for a while, you cannot just pick back up and start using at the level you stopped at. It's sad. The dad of the 22 year old male came down while we were doing the death investigation and said, "I have been waiting for this day to come for the past 5 years. At least the waiting is over." How sad. I wish drug addicts would realize how much their addictions hurt others, or maybe I wish that they would CARE that their addictions hurt others. It's sad to see people destroy their lives, and hurt people that care about them so much. I felt bad for the dad, I didn't really know what to say to him. I had just arrested the kid a few weeks prior, and he had been arrested often. I couldn't even say I was sorry. I was sorry the family was hurting, but it didn't seem appropriate. We have been having at least one overdose per week. It's so sad.

This death investigation was less stressful than the last one. The gentleman was looking at homosexual pornography and engaged in auto-erotic play. The family redressed him before we got there, but left the rest for us to try to hide from the rest of the family that hadn't already seen it. Some people need to pick better hobbies with less risk to their health!!

bring me the warm weather!!

It has been raining/snowing, and I am SICK of cold weather. I am going to Mexico at the end of the month, I can't wait!! On days like today, I really wonder why I live where it snows!!