Not 'my' Vacation ...
Anywho ... felt guilty about not watching the first day of the convention ... instead watched an awesome movie, "No Country For Old Men", which I think was the best movie in a strong year for movies.
Joe Biden is a decent enough guy ... but what, did they lose Bill Richardson phone number (perhaps he will get a shot at Sec. of State ... be a big risk taker and bring back Colin Powell!)? Oh, and Jim Webb cell phone service kept dropping out?
Bill Richardson gives a strong in roads to a Hispanic vote that is IMO, wishy-washy towards Obamam. Jim Webb gives the ticket Iraq war bonafides, and brings in important electoral college votes.
Can't remember if 'Kansas Kate' is someone that Russ supports or not ... but she spoke well, and I was impressed by her. The cat from Montana ... PLEASE PUT HIM IN WASHINGTON ..!
As to Deval Patrick ... easy to see why Obama 'cribbed' speeches from him. I liked how he showed that it can happen in one generation, the new American story as he called it. From rotating bed to floor with his Mom and Sis, to having his daughter meet heads of state and traveling internationally, he showed that you can have it sooner than you think, if you work for it.
And Hilary knocked it out the park. The caveat I have is the Clintons have some 'skank' in them, and can't say they will be the good soldier in this ... after all, the Obama folks are draggin' their feet with helping her retire her campaign debt. And you don't need to be aggravating people when you are black trying to blaze a trail ... it seems a bit, well, ELITEIST for him to think he can do it without their help.
The Clintons could dirty things up on Obama ... Carville is good at 'stuff', and he is a Clinton acolyte. Besides, the 'wine and cheese Democrats' are as racist as the NASCAR folks in 'bama and Miss., and they don't need much of an excuse not to vote for Obama.
SO TAKE THAT LOOK OUT OF HERE, IT DOESN'T FIT YOU
The song, "In A Big Country" is on my mental IPod, and I play it for times like this, to spurr me forward and looking to what lies ahead with hope and anticipation. I have never really felt like Detroit was a part of me, and fitting in was always a challenge.
Another song that I am 'hearing', is 'Today' by the Smashing Pumpkins. A super cool video, and I love the line, "I want it more than life could ever grant me" ... make me think that to get what it is you want, you have to go beyond just the 'want' to actually get what it is you have set before you.
Yeah, "Today is the greatest day I have ever known," because it is all you ever really have ...
ONE WEEK WITHOUT YOU, I CAN'T FORGET
"... two weeks without you and I still haven't gotten over you yet!"
The song "Vacation" by the Go - Go's had all the elements of August love at summer camp, just before it is time to get back on seperate buses, and you have to wave good bye to your crush (yes, you can insert a 'Chicago' reference here!)!
Sure it was everything that I ever wanted! Who wouldn't want to meet someone who is absolutely the ginchiest thing? The only way it could have been better, would have to have spent the weekend with Jill Scott ... scratch that, because I don't have a real shot at Jill, and sides, Nebraska is prettier!
When it came into my mind to meet her in Chicago, that was a NOW moment happening. I knew that I had to be ready and that it was going to be something I would build memories on for years and years to come ...
... for me to have met one of the great loves of my life!
This is not to say that it goes both ways. This is something that I have learned to deal with over the years, that sometimes, that completely wonderful person can be into you ... only not so much.
Frank Black covered the Beach Boys song, "Hang On To Your Ego" is about "hang on, but I know that you're gonna lose the fight" ...
It isn't like I don't understand that she isn't going to fall into my arms and we go skipping into the corn fields together. Do I get how unlikely it is that she would do so, like, ever?
That is where my experience comes in. It isn't like I don't know how that feels or how to recognize it. For instance, even though I know and have told AKA in no uncertain terms the borders of our relationship, she still calls me (like she did last night) and chat me like we are buddies. I mean, 'bunk buddies', not just friends.
We aren't, and it reminds me again of 'The Crying Game' ...
Other people have measured me, and called me worse than what I would expect to happen to me ... 'Emotional Terrorist' comes to mind ... and SD calling me a 'cad'. So if I am not willing to take that risk, of getting a serving of 'just desserts' to try to find the love that I seek, then I don't deserve it at all ...
... next ... just where exactly ARE the 'Fountains Of Wayne'?