What's Wrong With This Picture?
I kinda feel my stomach rumbling here...
As far apart as they were previously, well, they're now sharing the same stage. And I'm getting a strange sensation similar to when I went out on an Ocean Fishing Charter many years ago. Even before the ship left the harbor, my stomach began rumbling...and sure enough, the waves were soon tossing the boat around like a cork in a maelstrom...and I developed a full-blown case of seasickness. It happened on a family vacation, and I'm sure I disgusted Dad 'cos I couldn't Stand Up and Take It Like A Man. Oh well...So much for Family Unity, I guess.
Speaking of Unity, well, that's the burg in New Hampshire where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared side-by-side today. Weren't they opponents in the Political Wrestling Ring not so long ago? Things appear different now...she's saying Obama Must Be Elected Prezzident, he's saying Hillary is rough and tough. They're Actually Endorsing Each Other. To me, Hillary is not unlike Lucy, who always pulled the football away from Charlie Brown, who would land flat on his back with a resounding thud.
In my mind, Hillary has an instant disadvantage, in that I Can't Stand To Listen To Her. Gosh, if I were Bill Clinton, I'd run the other way and Keep Going. Yipe! Yipe! Yipe! Let's see...She appears With Obama, while at the same time, Bill Clinton is reportedly Hopping Mad at Obama. Yep, a lot of "unity" in that marriage, huh? Bill's just mad that, because Obama won the majority of delegates, that he (Bill) will never be the first person ever to serve in the role of "First Gentleman" (As opposed to "First Lady").
So, here's what they were Really Thinking when this foto was taken:
Hillary: "Well, I might as well enjoy this; it's as close as I'll get for a while".
Obama: "I've heard of the ol' 'ball-and-chain', but this is ridiculous."
After all of the Implied idealism and Change that Mr. Obama has been promising everyone over the last few contentious months, something is Just Wrong with both of them together on stage. Can you say "political necessity"? Hillary needs to stay in front of the public and Obama needs the Womens' Vote. So I guess it's just a new version of The Same Old Politix. "Tix" me OFF!
I MAY YET BUY A HORSE SOMEDAY: Gasoline is now at a National Average price of $4.08 a gallon. Where I'm at, it's at least 30 cents more per gallon. Pshaw. And earlier this week, SOMETHING ELSE went bad on my car...that dependable ol' "check engine" light came on again. This time it was a sensor which has something to do with something involving the Ignition of My Car's Engine. There went another $178 bucks. My THIRD car-repair in 2 WEEKS. Sheesh. So I've spent a lot on gas that takes me to the Car Repair Place, where I then get to Spend More Money. What a deal. While there may be a "Popular Mechanics" magazine, I sure can't think of any Mechanics who are Popular.
I TRY NOT TO BE A HERMIT AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS: I've cut waaay down on Restaurant Usage since gas crossed the $4.00 threshold. But, today, well, I decided I needed to eat somewhere else besides Home. So for the second time in two weeks, to an eatery I went. 'Twas one o' my claustrophobic episodes; I became a soul in search of a change of scene. So I ordered soup & sandwich & a large glass of milk. Large? More like 'Medium-small'. And that glass of milk cost TWO DOLLARS AND TEN CENTS. Near as I could tell, that glass couldn't have held more than 12 ounces. At that price, I should pour the milk into my GAS TANK.
IF SHE'S GOOD LOOKING, THEN I MUST BE BLIND: I just saw a Nutra-System commercial featuring Jillian Barbieri, the tomboy-girl who works for Some Sports Network Somewhere. She's the one who catches the football in the TV ad. And I'm sorry, "tough chicks" have never, EVER impressed me. She's awfully leathery-looking...probably too much time in the Tanning Booth. Me, I'll take the Nutra-System ads featuring Marie Osmond in that Hot Red Dress. Ooh yeah...
I DIDN'T KNOW THIS: Just now, Keith Olbermann, the MSNBC Talking Head, has informed me that the Soil on the Planet Mars is rich enough in which to Grow Asparagus. And with that, suddenly Everything Makes Sense Somehow. For instance, if you go to your neighborhood grocer, and see Bunches of Asparagus being sold at $57 dollars a pound, well, you'll know which planet they were grown on.
Finally, proof that Life Is Still Worth Living: Tonight's sunset, in which El Sol, magnified by the earth's curvature, resembled a big iridescent Sunkist Orange as it sank slowly beneath the Ocean. Now THAT'S sweet. And...it's FREE.