Hi kids! Just catching up before finishing up some afternoon business — including a little run because the shin splint has been roundly defeated. Little jerk thought it could put me out of commission. Nice try you mean old muscle, but my will is pretty strong. I may be getting older (as the mean girls continue to remind me. Which, btw, I have nothing to say to that except please, please, get bent. You annoy me with your shallow lack of acceptance that you, too, will face aging. And I have no use for that kind of stupid. It makes me feel crazy.), but I think I have some time before you get to call the shots…
Okay, so let’s just dive right in shall we? Bob Costas seriously needs to think before he speaks. Was that some script handed to him that he dutifully read out of what I’m sure he’d call respect? Because good God man. You really are known by the company you keep — trust me on that one as I have to make adjustments all the time in that arena. Does this make me a bad person? Maybe…But I own it. — and his little cadre of friends aren’t really the most exceptional when it comes to, oh, ya know, basic humanity.
It will be one of the most exclusive events of the Winter Olympics here, but Mr. Putin’s guest list has some big gaps. Few of the Western world’s most prominent leaders will be there, declining entreaties to attend, according to diplomats and government officials.
Instead, Russia’s president will be surrounded by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko. North Korea is sending its second-highest official, even though the country has no athletes competing at the Sochi Games.
I mean the man comes from a culture that really doesn’t pride itself on sober thinking and balance of power. I wrote something on it and, while I’m usually not the biggest seller of my own stuff (I used to think I should be but lately, after witnessing the extreme end of that spectrum, I think I’d rather struggle a little than be that blatantly narcissistic), I like this one a bit because I think it’s good to be reminded. And if that doesn’t do it, check out this picture:
— Rachel Bachman (@Bachscore) February 7, 2014
I’m sorry, that’s just freaky. And Costas, are you so soft of heart or head that you can’t just do your job without drooling and making excuses for? Man I’m tired of the excusers. They tend to be more interested in what their smoothing over gets for them rather than for any real concern about the image of the person they’re offering excuses for. Bleh. The boring behavior of a social climber. So uninteresting.
Okay I have nothing else. As I said, need to get back to some things before this evening. But I do want to offer this piece for consideration. Because a) it’s largely true. And ladies, if that bothers you then b) don’t let women like Sandra Fluke speak for you. Because she warrants this kind of empathy from men. As she should. Ungrateful, selfish, entitled. Man I’m just on a rant about this stuff lately! And I try to be kind in my heart. I really do. But most of the time my head is mumbling silently, “Oh my God just shut up you over privileged, whiny, not really all that smart, never really suffered in your life, crybaby.” I mean seriously just be happy about how awesome your life is. And don’t pretend to speak for me you crazy drama queen. We wouldn’t even be friends in real life.
Someone reminded me of this song yesterday. It always reminds me of Bad Andy. I know I was right not to marry him but sometimes…