Monday, April 07, 2008

Coroner rules Diana unlawfully killed

Coroner rules Diana unlawfully killed - Yahoo! News: "A coroner's jury has ruled that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and the paparazzi in 1997.

The jury had been told that a verdict of unlawful killing would mean that they believed the reckless behavior of their driver and paparazzi amounted to manslaughter. It was the most serious verdict available to them Monday.

The couple died when their speeding car slammed into a concrete pillar while it was being chased by photographers in cars and on motorbikes."
I've read a few blogs this morning since this news broke, along with some comments on different websites. Many people are basically saying "so what? It's over 10 years ago" and other negative blurbs of nonsense. To an extent I can agree with all that... it has been over 10 years, but I'm hoping one thing... that maybe, just maybe, now there will be some sort of new "rules", "laws", whatever you want to call it when it comes to paparazzi chasing down celebrities like wild animals.

You can argue all you want about them being celebrities and them choosing to be famous and all that other crap, but regardless of that - they still deserve not to be in danger when driving down the road. Everyone deserves to follow their dreams, have employment in the field they choose... that doesn't always mean that they have to give up their rights to privacy and the privacy of their families. And it doesn't give away their right to safety either.

What happened to Diana was unspeakable... they did chase her down like a pack of wild animals going in for the kill. And they succeeded.

Fishing, stuff and how I love what I do.

The husband & I were talking the other day and he said that if we won the Powerball on Saturday he wouldn't go into work on Monday... I replied; "yeah, me neither". A joke, of course, being that I work from home. He looked at me and said; "you would too, you love what you do".

I do. I really do.

And he's right - I would go to work Monday morning, because... well, I like it.

I know not many people can honestly say that they love their job/work, but I can.

So you saw the trampoline pictures from the weekend... I forgot to mention that we just bought it for the demons. As we were walking through the store, the husband & I were finding all sorts of different lawn games and such that would be perfect for out at the lake.

The snow melts and the itch begins... we want to be out there. The demons want to be out there.

Demon #1 mentioned to me the other day that she was going to need some new fishing shirts for this summer. Yep, the girls love to fish. We always joked that Demon #1 could catch a fish in a puddle because she's caught a fish on a bare hook before. Not kidding - a bare fricken hook and she caught a fish. We aren't sure how. The rest of us have given up fishing some days and she just keeps reeling them in. It's pathetic.

And it pisses us off.

So this morning I had springtime, the lake, fishing and new t-shirts for the demons on the brain. So new fishing designs are up for your viewing and/or purchasing pleasure.

Women Love Big RodsWhy do you fish?I'm a girl - I fish - get over it
Daddy's WormThe Voices Say... Fishing - Way to a Girl's Heart

Professional Marshmallow RoasterJust Roast It

When I get on a roll, I kinda go overboard. Thats one downfall of my "job" - if I'm not in a creative mood, it's hard to come up with ideas for designs and if I do... they turn out like crap and I end up deleting them anyway.

Such is life.