Ahhh Monday. We meet again. I appreciate your skills as a complete buzzkill. You wear that garment well. But my guess is you won’t disrupt my contentedness because I’m actively avoiding all complainers, all those shortsighted enough to let your general lack of ability to bring joy get to them and, subsequently through exposure, get to me. I’ll say this though: you really bring out the charming side of people. In a way that’s good, though. You get to know who you’re dealing with when the Monday morning mask slips and their pissy little insides are on full display. So, hey thanks Monday! Clarity is a good thing. Also, and I’m sorry for pointing it out because I love you guys, but can everyone stop complaining about the weather please? We get it — you don’t like the cold. You’re pretty much not alone there. Because, for real:
Last night I had a dream about writing something today and it was so awesome when I woke up, I had it all hashed out it my head as I lay there thinking about getting up (it was around 5 am) and cranking something brilliant out. An hour and a half later, when I actually woke up and got out of bed, it was gone. I think it had to do with politics and how they really are kind of amazing but get such a bad rap because they are so easily — and often — corrupted. And I really want to contribute to the positive. I let myself slip often into the easy trap of bitching and moaning, and there’s really very little that’s useful or attractive about that. I do make allowances for the people who are less cynical and more hilarious about their complaining. Because, to my mind anyway, involuntary laughter is the most positive thing in the world. Like this was fantastic:
Do people really think that papers revealing Hillary Clinton to be a ruthless bitch challenge what anyone knows about Hillary Clinton?
— NakedDC (@NakedDC) February 10, 2014
Okay, all that said — because I’m apparently getting picked up shortly so I have to wrap it up — here are just a few things to read.
Read this with this quote in mind: “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.” ~ Obama, 2008
Good on ya Bono. “When I look at the Cross of Christ, what I see up there is all my shit and everybody else’s. So I ask myself a question a lot of people have asked: Who is this man? And was He who He said He was, or was he just a religious nut? And there it is, and that’s the question. And no one can talk you into it or out of it.”
Hey, y’all all need to watch the BBC version of Sherlock. It’s killer. My mom was always a big fan of the Masterpiece Theater mysteries — Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie — so I may be trained to lean in this direction. But I don’t think that diminishes its awesome. Just a PSA…