And the world is shaking under my feet again. Until everything stops moving, I won’t have too much to say beyond the inane and — possibly — funny. Maybe some music here or there. But I will say this: I appreciate challenges. I truly do. I know they prove your resolve and test your mettle and make you stronger and all that. But I would really, really — really, really, really — like some stability in my life. And so, taking into account the things that must get done and doing them, that’s my goal. I’ve even entertained getting another puppy — it’s been a year since Stella Blue passed. But I suppose I should wait and let things calm a bit before taking on that responsibility again. Also, I got told here recently for the first time that I’m evil and should be ashamed of myself for being conservative. I have arrived my friends.
For now, here’s a funny exchange I had with a friend earlier. I really don’t laugh at death under any circumstances except, apparently, this one. Because right now the kid needs levity. And I’m finding it where I can.
Me: How much do we all *heart* the SEALs right now? Good work. http://gizmodo.com/#!5798016/the-navy-seals-booty-was-yesterdays-biggest-victory
My Friend: Ha, I’m gonna laugh if Osama was so ballsy that he didn’t even have his user account password protected.
Me: well he had clearly gotten very comfortable in his new digs so there’s at least a remote possibility that he didn’t see the need to encrypt. i actually have kind of a morbid question that you may be able to answer…ready?
Me: okay — so, all the talk of proper burial customs and all that got me to thinking if Muslim’s have that thing about cleaning up all the blood and burying it as well. because i’ve seen the compound photos after the firefight and, if they do have that tradition, it was definitely not followed. do you know if they do?
Me: Muslims. no possessive/contraction. dang.
MF: Oh, ha, I’m not entirely sure. I feel like I heard that somewhere, but I’m not much of an expert on Islamic customs. But I can say with a fair amount of certainty that the idea that we took care of bin Laden’s body “in accordance with Muslim traditions” is a bunch of PR bullshit. We didn’t “wash his body, say a prayer, and bury him at sea.” We put two slugs in his head, swabbed his cheek for DNA, said ‘see you in hell’ and kicked him out the back of a C-130 somewhere over the Arabian Sea.
Me: i’m totally going to hell because I just laughed aloud.
Time to post this song again. I have a really incredible bit of choreography that goes with it. I can show it to you sometime if you like…