Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'll admit I was a bit smug in my earlier entry today, and about 3 hours later I was humbled by a phone call from my mother. She has strep throat, and there is the possibility that some other health problems are on the horizon. I'll know more in about 48 hrs. Both me and my brother wanted to go down there to comfort and take care of her, but my mother, always the nurturer, told us to stay away, because she's very much contagious at this point. When my mother lived in Woodbridge, VA, I would just take that 20-30 minute drive over to her, and make sure she was fine. Now she's a 6 hour drive away(an hour flight), and it isn't quite as easy, but I'd still do it in a heartbeat. I've written about this many times, but to watch your parents, who have been seemingly indestructible for all years and years, have moments of weakness, is scary...for me at least. I know my mother has been under a considerable amount of stress, and I keep telling her to slow down a bit, but still, this came as a shock. i'll be alright though.

Anyway, that last entry I wrote had me thinking about the concept of constructive criticism. I take it very well from people I respect. If I don't respect you, and you criticize me, I treat if like fliers I get on the street. I am respectful, I'll take it, I'll even read it after I walk away, and then I'll discard it. But if I respect you and your opinion, i'll take the criticism to heart, and try to incorporate the very change you have mentioned. I wonder if I'm alone in that line of thinking.

Brown Sugar - Mos Def
I watched Brown Sugar for the 23435th time last night, and as usual this song is in my head. It never fails. I highly recommend that everyone watch this movie with their significant other and laugh, joke, argue, etc..

2 comments:

nickels said...

this movie is HORRIBLE and you lost a couple of cool points for recommending it.
sheesh.
the only reason to watch that movie is "to celebrate... MY DIVOOOORRRCE."

maxwellsmusze said...

i hope your mom feels better real soon.