June 27, 2005 @ 2:57 pm by sean
If when disappointed you are sad, then when appointed are you happy? I was appointed this weekend?
American Standard is a toilet. New American Standard is a Bible translation. Good thing they aren’t reversed.
Aunt Jen told me Kayleigh has a new boyfriend. That broke my heart. She didn’t even tell me it was over before she started seeing someone new. I think it’s because she hasn’t seen me in a while. Hopefully I’ll see her this weekend. I think she’s going to be 6. Maybe 7. I don’t remember when I saw her last. This new boy she shys away from is her cousin too. I’m not related to Kayleigh, so I don’t have to worry about this new boy.
Kelly took me out to lunch Friday, ’cause I had no money. I’ll take her out this Friday. That’ll be the last time her and I will do something together with her a single woman. I’m excited for the wedding on Sunday, and for their marriage.
Saturday we celebrated Sean graduating high school. He didn’t do that great, so it wasn’t really much to celebrate. That’s pretty much what he told people when they gave him a card. Honesty is the best policy. Good food was served. Justin Hill stopped by. It had been quite a while since I had seen him. It was good to see him. Conversation was a little awkward at first since it had been so long, but it was good none the less. Eventually we went swimming. That felt good. We played a little ball, and Andy could have beat us all. We swam some more. Watched some Family Guy. I ate 6 of these deliciously chocolately brownies. And then regreted it a little later. I took Joel home. Then went home.
Sunday I went to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe Shores for the Eyes On Design show. Cars are beautiful. They tend to be more so at shows like Eyes On Design that showcase and focus good design. So I wandered around the lawn of a beautiful estate on Lake St. Claire looking at wonderful examples of great looking automobiles as old as 100 years. Most were no more than 60 years old. I touched a Jaguar XJ220. That used to be my favorite car. It could go 217 mph. There was an F40 there too. Even got to look at a few concepts from this years auto show close up. Close enough to walk into it instead of a barrier. I can’t wait for the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in August.
I didn’t end up going to the Unwed Sailor/Anathallo show. I didn’t trust my car to make it there without having changed the oil yet, and no one else was able to go. Anathallo will be in Detroit some time, but not with Unwed Sailor. That wasn’t a show to miss.
I went to the driving range instead. And sucked.
Then I watched The Incredibles. It was pretty good. I didn’t laugh as much as I expected. I thought the beginning of the story was humorous because if a superhero arrived in America today, no doubt he/she would be sued within a year for saving someone who didn’t want to be saved and injuring them in the process.
I had a dream the other night that I was at Paul Stotts’ wedding. That was sure weird. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, I’m not sure I’d get an invite.
In the July 2005 Scientific American, there is a chart with the total fertility rate(births per woman) from 1945 to nearly 2005. In the US it was as high as about 3.75 during the baby boom between 1955 and 1960. Right now it is just above 2. I wonder what that means for all the commerical establishments around the US. I noticed today that the Burger King in Romeo went out of business. The Big K near it has been nearly out of business for a few years. This is in a growing community. So for all the consumers that were a result of the baby boom we built a lot of places for them to purchase. Now that the replacement rate of these people is more than one less child per woman and people of the baby boom are retiring and soon dying, there will be fewer consumers. Will these people consume enough to equal the amount of people formerly consuming? Or will they consume the same amount resulting in less business for companies causing them to go out of business? Larger corporations can handle a loss of customers more than small businesses, hopefully this doesn’t help large companies close down smaller businesses.