Let it be known, I am not a curmudgeon, I am just operating on Disney over load. That being said, this morning I had a revelation. If I had to see one more little Princess skipping happily down the street, if I had to give one more high four when I left the hotel or if I needed to get on one more bus that took me to another bus that took me to a boat, I was going to stand in the middle of the street and scream ENOUGH! Loud enough to get arrested. OK, that is out of my system. Now I can blob about almost anything.
How about politics? It is impossible to watch CNN or MSNBC, without wondering how the talking heads got so smart. They seem to know everything. And if they present questionable information, no one seems to care. It's too bad that my "political time" has passed, because I am such a good story teller, it would be great not to feel compromised by the facts -- some might even call it the truth.
Anyway, over 40 cities have immigration demonstrations this week. (Am i sure it was 40? No, but who cares.) One of the demonstrations was in DC, which I found curious since the Government is closed. There they were, our Congress and their friends arm in arm, marching for truth? Justice? And the American way? That's without question what Superman, or rather the voice over said, for Superman, on the Old television series.
Think about it. Then think about the shut down, then think about how to define those three question marked elements. If definitions don't roll off your tongue, I might be able to give you some assistance. Let's skip over the first two because truth is defined by how something is perceived. Justice mostly doesn't exist unless you can buy it. But the American way is obvious. it's when a crazy person is allowed to go into a school, a bank, a grocery store or any public venue, with a machine gun, and shoot as many people as possible. It's when some courageous person speaks out against a law that is so heinous, the majority of a constituency support common sense, but one maniac in a senior government position can just override good sense. Probably I should have said, some maniac who wants to make war on women, is allowed to come at us (women) with guns blazing. Do I sound cynical? Choose one answer: Yes, No, or I meant to.
This blob is too depressing. I need to tell a funny story. OK here goes. When we arrived at the airport this morning, some little kid, not in a Princess outfit threw up. Not funny yet? Just wait. It reminded me of every time we took a wee Jordan on an airplane and she threw up. Usually just before landing, but there was always a chance that mid flight she would connect. We learned to pack three or four sets of clothes. The last time it happened, she was about 6 and we were coming back from Disney. When we landed at Dulles she had made it the whole way without an accident. We were giving one another high fours (it was Disney) and celebrating a new day in the Burnett household. We took one step onto the Dulles people mover and voila, she threw up all the way to the terminal. Not funny enough for you? Sorry, it's the best I can do today.
Here's the good news, (you knew there would be some since I am normally an upbeat person), my puppy awaits my arrival. It's been so long since I have seen him that I'm not sure he will remember me. But I am as hopeful about that as I am that some day my Prince will come.... Probably straight from an airport. On a bus. We’re just sayin’…Iris