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May 13, 2005

Lately, there have been many things that have been causing me a lot of stress that I couldn’t talk about here, hence the lack of posting. Thankfully, some of that stress has been lifted as of today, so I’m doing a bit better than the verge-of-tears Devlyn I have been for the past week and a half or so. As an update on the computer, it was just its power supply that blew up – I got it back a few days later, good as new.

Downtown Boise, looking NE, towards my house and the capital. Picture from today
As for other annoying things, when I was at the store Wednesday, there was a couple with a baby and 2 shopping carts full of food in front of me at the checkout line. They had gotten there well before me, and were just finishing their bagging and paying when I pulled up. I enjoyed looking at the food they were purchasing, as it looked like typical college fare – frozen pizzas, huge bags of chips, tubs of dip, Twinkies, etc, mixed in with the normal offering of canned vegetables and meats (however, I didn’t see any pre-processed baby food, which was weird). However, when the woman went up to pay, I noted that she used a card for the transaction. At the store I go to for food items, one may not use a card for said purchase, as they don’t accept debit or credit cards. The card they do accept is the “food stamp” card.

This is something that’s pissed me off for far too long – I used to babysit for a married couple that lived in a trailer with their 3 children. I knew that they received support from the government to be able to get food for “free”. However, they would purchase the nastiest food items for the children and themselves, including mass amounts of junk food. I don’t mind having some of my taxes and whatnot help people get on their feet and be able to eat (poet!), but when they’re out purchasing food that is just a big waste of money, I get a bit annoyed. Irate, really. I don’t know if one needs to go through a nutrition class at the local welfare office before one receives food stamps, but I’m thinking that it may be necessary. If one is on a limited income, and is receiving help from the government to be able to purchase food, one should purchase food that actually helps one’s personal health, especially when one is cooking for children.

So I watched the young couple push their carts overflowing with food away, and then got my health-packed groceries scanned, packed, and paid for with my own hard-earned cash-money.

Also, the dream I had last night involved Ben and I moving to Columbus, Ohio, to purchase a house haunted by a poltergeist named “Marie”. I have never been to Columbus, Ohio. Maybe I should look into it.

Due to popular demand, and me coming to my senses, I have taken down a portion of this post as to not ruin it for the few people that know about it, which includes me. Onto our regularly scheduled program... Devlyn No Sharie-Share


shhhhh. I also know about it. I have seen some very good things, but if you tell, the chances of you being able to blah blah blah. You should remove the link.


Posted by: Alisha at May 13, 2005 2:26 PM

I know what it is, and yet even with all the secrecy I have no desire to go see it. :P

Oh and I totally agree about the food stamp thing...I told that story to Ben this weekend and we were both duly outraged. We were both too skeptical to think that required nutrition classes would really make a impact on most people though. Some people it seems make no correlation between what they put in their mouths and their lack of energy or poor health...or if they do it's depressing how many people don't do anything about it.

Posted by: LeeAnn at May 16, 2005 8:08 AM