2.01.2006

First of all, congratulations to my friend Charis on buying a house and on her current romantic pursuits. And on posting three times in one day. =)

Now, down to business. You may have noticed that it's been a few days since I posted. That's because I've been busy figuring out my political views and deciding on what health insurance to get.

For those of you interested in the political views, I'm a social conservative and an economic libertarian. As for foreign policy, I'm still deciding between "ignorant" and "apathetic," and I suspect that it's a mixture of the two. (Perhaps correcting the ignorance would also correct the apathy.) On my Heritage Foundation application, however, I put "libertarian."

I finished answering essay questions and submitted my application shortly after 2:00 this morning. I wasn't happy with the quality of my answers, and I'm sure that my lack of
leadership positions and of political experience had already put me at a significant disadvantage, so I'm not optimistic about my chances of being accepted. But that's all right--maybe by summer I'll have a great job that I won't want to leave anyway!

As for the health insurance... I have another couple weeks during which I could elect COBRA coverage, which is quite pricey, so I spent some time with my "financial advisor" (my grandpa) last night going over a couple different plans. I decided on a plan with the South Carolina Blue Cross/Blue Shield, but unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough. If I signed up today, my coverage wouldn't start until Feb. 15--which is a day or two too late. (With my luck, the one day between COBRA and my new coverage would be the day I got hit by a semi or needed an emergency appendectomy.) So it looks like I'll be getting a short-term plan through State Farm before switching to Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

My other excitement yesterday was sitting in Barnes & Noble for an hour, listening to clips of music. I was impressed with the little bit of Il Divo that I listened to; as soon as I can justify buying a new CD, I plan to get one of theirs. I listened to a little Michael Buble as well, but I think his stuff has the potential to get on my nerves in a hurry.

Well, I think I'm going to go find some warm-ups and a sweatshirt and hit the stationary bike. (I've eaten three Pop-Tarts today--that's approximately 600 calories--so I'm thinking that some exercise is in order.)

7 comments:

Jason said...

Il Divo's good- I've got their first CD.

The GGG Man said...

running on treadmills probably burns more calories. just a heads up :P

Becca said...

Dude, three poptarts is definitely not enough to get me on a treadmill. I admire you. I figure walking to class every day constitutes an "active lifestyle" for me. And the Latin dance class I'm taking on Monday nights. That takes some serious energy...

Charis said...

Il divo is great stuff, esp. their first and their Christmas CD. If you want the cheaper option, buy it on Itunes for 10$ and burn your own copy...

mel said...

Becca, I always considered walking to classes more than adequate physical activity. =) Latin dance? Sounds like fun!

Hmm, I may have to look into the iTunes option. I'll have to print a picture of them off the internet to put on the CD case, though. =)

The GGG Man said...

i've always told you itunes is better too! but you never listen... :P

mel said...

ggg man, remind me--why exactly should I be listening to you?