Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chewing the Cud Over This and That...


Rich: Hey, can you take the ash out?
Me: ... No.
Rich: Wha-- Please?
Me: No.
Rich: You are going out to smoke, right?
Me: Yes.
Rich: Why can't you take the ash out with you?
Me: I will next time.
Rich: Please?
Me: No.
Rich: Please?
Me: Who are you, my nephew? N. O. No. I will do it later.
Rich: But I need the room!
Me: My mistake, your actually baby Jesus, not my nephew.
Rich: Ha-hah. Now, please?
Me: I could have been done with my cigarette by now, and you could have already taken it out yourself by now.
Rich: And you could have taken it out by now.
Me: Your point? I'm not the one who wants it empty "right now," am I?
Rich: You're in a mood.
Me: See you in five.
Rich: But--
Yes, I, too, can be a bitch. But you knew that, didn't you?

It must be too much to ask for five minutes of peace, you know? And I don't even have kids! (Well, actual kids--I have plenty of mentally-aged children, however...) All I want is to finish one thing that's been sitting on my desk all week. Just. One.

I'd also like to come home and not hear Hawthorne pretending to be Jeff Gordon as he speed-races with that freakin' ball back and forth, back and forth...

And is it too much to ask for one day above 35 degrees? I mean, seriously--unless the magnetic poles have shifted that much this past year, this is not the North Pole, am I right? One. Day. Above. Thirty. Five.

On the brighter side, Obama is beginning to clean up that disastrous mess Shrubya made--you know, with everything. Closing Gitmo, disassociating the United States with torture (when did we stop respecting individual rights and human dignity? Oh, that's right--when the "compassionate conservative" was in the White House...), helping soldiers to do their jobs by making them adhere to the U.S. Army Field Manual with regards to detainees, getting the lobbyists (mostly) out, pay freezes within the government to stem the hemorrhaging, halting the disastrous Mexico City Policy further ensuring that women will have the same freedoms and choices as our men... His first two days have made me happier than--well, happier then just having Shrubya out of office ever could have done.

And while most of my conservative friends bitch on Facebook about how they will "miss a man of principle" in the White House and continue to doom-say an administration less than two days old despite the fact that he himself is a Christian--well, I don't know what to tell them...

Obama has a lot to live up to, granted. A lot of promises and pretty speeches were made, and the honeymoon period in which he is accomplishing all of this won't last forever. Shrubya set the bar so low a goldfish could do a good job as president at this point--but I'm hoping Obama sets it so high it'll be hard for anyone to surpass him in action, eloquence, and the prestige he is beginning to return to the highest office in the land.

If only I could be so effective at work... But then again, I'm not president... Yet...

3 comments:

mom said...

hello jason! you do sound like you are in a mood. interesting! :) the cold is hard on all of us. my cat did go out on the sun filled yet cold porch to spend about 20 minutes to get rid of some engery she seem to have that drove me crazy. the dog knew she was next so she did go lay down on her pillow. i know i feel worn down with this cold, but never fear the world will get warmer and the windows will be wide open and we will complain that its to hot. and on obama, he does have his work cut out for him. i do hope he does all he wants to do. i just don't bank on anyone as much as some of you people seem to be doing. grant you he can't do much worse but you never know. i still think the whole party thing could of went cheaper. my jaw dropped hearing how much they spent to do all that changing of the presidents and they ended up doing the oath over again with alot fewer people standing around and we all could watch it in the comfort of our living room. now that would of been so much cheaper. i cut cost and you would think the goverment could cut so much more cost by not having all this fluff. know one is asking me for my opinions anyway so they will keep doing what they do no matter what i think. give me my crochet hook a good cup of coffee and a fire place and some good country music and i am set for anything the goverment throws at me. i just shake my head at them all. stay warm and call me if you want to complain. i will listen. than after your finished i will blame it all on me. :) now doesn't that make you smile a bit and feel a bit warmer? :) love and prayers ps did you get that cute cow picture at the farm show last week? :)

QED said...

Lol, I love the little dialouges between you and Rich. :p

mom said...

hello jason! you do sound like you are in a mood. interesting! :) the cold is hard on all of us. my cat did go out on the sun filled yet cold porch to spend about 20 minutes to get rid of some engery she seem to have that drove me crazy. the dog knew she was next so she did go lay down on her pillow. i know i feel worn down with this cold, but never fear the world will get warmer and the windows will be wide open and we will complain that its to hot. and on obama, he does have his work cut out for him. i do hope he does all he wants to do. i just don't bank on anyone as much as some of you people seem to be doing. grant you he can't do much worse but you never know. i still think the whole party thing could of went cheaper. my jaw dropped hearing how much they spent to do all that changing of the presidents and they ended up doing the oath over again with alot fewer people standing around and we all could watch it in the comfort of our living room. now that would of been so much cheaper. i cut cost and you would think the goverment could cut so much more cost by not having all this fluff. know one is asking me for my opinions anyway so they will keep doing what they do no matter what i think. give me my crochet hook a good cup of coffee and a fire place and some good country music and i am set for anything the goverment throws at me. i just shake my head at them all. stay warm and call me if you want to complain. i will listen. than after your finished i will blame it all on me. :) now doesn't that make you smile a bit and feel a bit warmer? :) love and prayers ps did you get that cute cow picture at the farm show last week? :)