Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's the end of the weekend as we know it

and I feel...oy.

Well, the good news is, it's only a 4 day week. Then I have a 3 day week, and then I'm taking a road trip to see possibly the funniest comedian and "executive transvestite" alive, Eddie Izzard.

So, what's going on in the world today?

More severe storms with possible tornadoes in Oklahoma. None of them hit me, but we did have a nice little thunderstorm last night.

The number of people taking advantage of Tulsa's meager public transportation options is increasing. It doesn't make sense for me to ride the bus yet - I calculated my commute and based on current gas prices it costs me about $1.50 round trip, and the bus would cost $2.00. It's getting close, though.

Sales of scooters are expected to skyrocket. Yep, and I might just buy one.

The state's Medicaid program is trying to get people to stop going to the ER excessively. Yet another reason we need national health care. Stupid people keep saying that "everyone's covered - just go to the emergency room." Yes, well, try going to the emergency room with cancer, or for some needed medication, or for other routine health care. The more people use the emergency room for routine or other non-emergency care, the more it costs us in the long run. A national health care system where everyone is covered will save money, because people will go to the doctor before their problems become severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit.