Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement on my last post. It occurred to me though, that it is OK to feel bad about some things. War, the environment, politics, even aspects of history are all worthy of some doom and gloom. It keeps us from becoming complacent, and it helps us recognize and appreciate the bright spots when we experience them.
On to other things. Natalya has tagged me for the 7 Rand0m Things meme. I could just point her here to the last time I did it, but since she was so generous as to lump me with seven other artist/bloggers whose work I admire, I’ll do my best to play along. Flattery will get you everywhere!
1. I’m an American but I’ve been living in Germany for the better part of the last 11 years.
2. I don’t understand anyone who doesn’t like chocolate.
3. My husband and I send each other snarky email volleys about current events which usually end up disintegrating into pure sillyness. Witness:
Him: (regarding and NYT article: Rebels Storm Peacekeeping Base in Darfur): And why haven’t we just gone in there, locked and loaded and ready to make peace and to stop the killing? Oh, yeah. They are: 1. black 2. oil-free 3. not Jewish.
Me: Not to mention a little tied up at the moment!
Him: I read a screaming-leftish (can’t call them liberal) article today on how the US is soooooooo on the verge of invading Iran. Poorly written, lousy logic, lots of assumptions — and entertaining to no end.
Me: You know, speaking about all of this, I just came to the realization that Kim Jong Il hasn’t blown anyone up with the nuclear weapons he was threatening to use not too long ago. I’m a bit dissapointed in him. If he waits much longer we might get a president who might work to pull soldiers out of Iraq and then they won’t necessarily be too tied up in the middle east to deal with North Korea. Just sayin.’
Him: You know why he hasn’t attacked? He’s so wonewy, so wonewy, oh, so very wonewy…… (Aren’t you glad I made you watch Team America?)
Me: OK, this conversation just turned from snarky to just plain silly!! 🙂
Him: Great, now I have that song stuck in my head
4. You all now know way too much about us, so I’m stopping here. Besides, I actually have to go leave the house now and pick up mail so the military post office doesn’t have me shipped off to the US for the mountain of unclaimed mail I must have.