Snow, Heroes and a Health Screening

This is a view of the freeway on a typical snowy day during the morning commute. However, there was nothing typical about our commute this morning. I mean, people were for the most part making intelligent decisions! People were driving a reasonable speed for a snowy morning, they were keeping a safe distance between cars and all in all, things were going very well! I couldn't have been happier with this morning's commute. Keep it up, Utah Valley drivers! And I'm very happy that it is snowing! We could really use the precipitation (I don't like the word moisture very much) and it's just not Christmas without a beautiful blanket of snow.

Volume 3 of my favorite show, Heroes, ended last night after only 13 episodes. While I'm disappointed with the length of this season--which can all be blamed on NBC's handling of the writers' strike and their pressuring of Heroes creator, Tim Kring to shorten up season 2--I was very impressed with the direction that the show has taken. Without giving anything away, the depth that they are giving to the relationship between the two main characters, Nathan and Peter Petrelli, is becoming very compelling. I really am looking forward to the next season, Heroes Volume 4: Fugitives. Until then, I'll keep going to NBC.com/Heroes for my fix.
Remember the movie, Gattaca? Well, in case you don't here is a synopsis of what the world of Gattaca is like: in the near future, nothing is left to chance. Parents don't have to worry about their children being born with defects, or not being smart enough, because they are engineered to be top-of-the-line. Because of this, all employers do DNA testing as a screening for employment, which means that as long as you have the right genes, you can get the job. This is starting to happen at my job. In order to qualify for the lowest cost of health benefits for 2009, I had to take part in a health screening. It only took ten minutes, and they say my employer will never see the results, but I can just see things getting more and more invasive and our lives becoming more and more controlled. On the plus side, though, the flabotomist that took my blood did a fabulous job. I didn't even feel a brief sting!
P.S. my finger is doing quite a bit better! I still have to tape it--and will for the next couple of weeks--but I'm already regaining some movement.

4 comments:

kam said...

Your take on life experiences is refreshing my friend. Unfortunately, in our neck of the woods GOOD drivers in BAD weather are non existent (except for BRIAN AND I of course). I hope we get to see you guys sometime during the holidays! :)

December 16, 2008 at 3:16 PM  
Chris said...

I think we're planning a get-together for sometime after Christmas!

Also, as a general comment (not necessarily directed at you, Kambree), I was super-excited to find out today that Heroes Volume 4 starts on February 2, 2009! I guess that NBC is actually doing something to make up for their handling of the show!

December 16, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
taturner said...

I hate the word moisture, too. It drives me crazy when people say they're "thankful for the moisture we've received." It's rain, dangit! You're thankful for the rain! (or snow - depending on the circumstance)
Moisture reminds me of a dirty, old sponge.

December 16, 2008 at 4:24 PM  
Andrea said...

Moisture is too much like "moist" which I really hate. There are several words I don't like.

Heroes is already over? Man, I haven't even watched anything this season...I will chalk it up to my calling.

December 18, 2008 at 11:46 AM