Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Small things in life

I have a few odds and ends that I have been thinking about for a few days, but just haven’t had time to blog about.

First, just a funny story I have to share. I was driving to work the other day and listening to the radio in the car. The song by Patti Smith, Because Tonight (Belongs to Us) came on. For some reason, I love that song. I have no idea what the woman is saying half the time, but I love it anyway. For once, I thought I might try to actually understand what she’s saying, boy was I wrong. I could have sworn she says “loves is a pancreas” and “can of tuna, can of tuna, can of tunnnnaaaa”. Ummm no. I figured they weren’t the right words, but I just couldn’t hear anything else! As soon as I got to work, I looked up the words. Turns out she says “love is a banquet, on which we feed” and “Can’t hurt me now, can’t hurt me now, can’t hurt me nooowwww”. Hmmm. I so don’t hear it.
While we are on the topic, a few weeks ago my husband had the radio up loud (which we almost always have). He was singing rather enthusiastically. He was so into it that it took me almost the whole song to realize he was saying “paved paradise, put up a f****ing lot”. I said WHAT?? No, no, no. “put up a parking lot”. His face fell and he said, “man, I’ve been signing it wrong for 20 years!”. He was heartbroken.
Another funny (shorter) story happened late last night. We had been playing a NASCAR video game. I really HATE racing games. But he likes them. So, I try. Well, I had tapped his bumper to push him into the wall, which I think is freaking hilarious. I don’t care about winning, but causing a wreck is too fun. Dirk told me “all gambling is cancelled”. I said WHAT? He said yep, cancelled. It took me several minutes before I busted out laughing. “All bets are off”? Yep, he meant all bets are off…. All gambling is cancelled. Too funny!

And finally, the presidential address. I know, I know. I am not supposed to talk politics. And I won’t. I promise no mention of policy. Just the freaking hilarious things I saw last night. I loved that show. It was better than a sitcom. First, did you see Nancy wiggling around in her seat?! The woman could not sit still! Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy she is excited and all, but jeez. I think Joe was getting a little upset about the up, down, up, down. That speech would have only taken 20 minutes if Nancy could stay in her seat. I could not stop laughing at her rocking around like a little girl.
I also found it pretty funny when Obama said something about not leaving a large debit behind for future generations. For the first time all night, the Reps clapped something crazy. I believe there were many catcalls as well. Obama even laughed at that. Then he said something about the debit that he inherited from the last administration and the Dems had a chance to clap like maniacs and make a few catcalls of their own. When he said something about not spending money in Iraq, I heard several groans from the Rep side followed by a standing O on the Dem side.
As I was watching, I was really wishing I had the computer out so I could type away. I had so many things to say and of course I can’t remember it all today. But the back and forth across the aisle often happens at these things. I always think it is too funny. I was also surprised at the wide variety of facial expressions by on the Rep side. They were not shy about showing their discontent with the President. I saw John McCain stand up to applaud something while making snide comments out the side of his mouth. The Rep response afterward was terrible!! Like watching paint dry. Why do they let that guy from LA talk?! I had no idea someone from LA could be so dull!
Politically, I was pretty happy with the speech. Obama is a great speaker and I agree with nearly all of his politics. But I could not stop laughing. I hope everyone got to see it.

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