Thursday, October 25, 2007

health care, selling out and lentil soup

health care
what is the answer to better health care? i'm so disgusted with insurance companies and companies in general.

i feel like john cusack/lloyd dobler in say anything---"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

we're signing up for our "new" health insurance at work this week and frankly it sucks. deductibles, which we didn't have before, higher premiums, higher co-pays, blah blah blah. i went to get my allergy medicine refilled--they don't cover it anymore.

on the bright side i did get my thyroid checked and it's fine. nothing chemically wrong with me. i guess i'm just getting old : )

selling out
at work lately i sort of feel like i'm selling out because i'm not putting up more of a fight for things i don't agree with. why is it in journalism the journalists are brainwashed starting in college about the sanctity of church and state and are taught that advertising is the necessary evil but sales people/publishers are not and they are always the ones that wield the power? i can disagree all i want about things but the simple fact is money talks and everything else is irrelevant.

i have to give a presentation tomorrow about why redesigning the book is a good idea. thankfully i've been thinking about this all year and already paid to have it redesigned (thank you sweet t). she did a great job. my job now is to convince the powers that be that there are good reasons to do this aside from the fact that the current design is incredibly outdated, clunky and hideous.

i don't think i belong in the magazine business.

lentil soup
the hubs and i went to carrabbas for our anniversary dinner. we'd never been there; we loved it. the food was wonderful. the hubs had lentil soup and tonight he made some for dinner. wow. it was really good, though i think he's going to tweak it and make it better. i like the fact that he loves to cook and when he tries something new he tries to make it at home. he's so cool like that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope the presentation goes well, and your powers of persuasion are at their peak! I'm nervous, and I'm not even there!

Sweet T