06 January 2009
On Keeping Yer Fat Yap Shut. Or....not.
It is a fine line I walk between over-sharing (hello, mental illness) and keeping myself from being too personal, writing about things that I probably shouldn't.
When something good happens, I want to shout it from the rooftops, even when I maybe shouldn't. When something is sucking in my life, writing about it is cathartic for me, even therapeutic. It is very difficult for me to just not dump it all out in a verbal barrage of often meaningless drivel.
(Hi, interweb, BTW. I sorta missed you while I was away, and sorta didn't, too. Being back to my usual routine is good. Being back in the freezing-ass-cold north is *not* good.)
This time around, it is a good thing that I want to over-share about. A great thing. A wonderful honor and amazing opportunity, and I. Can't. Talk. About. It. And of, course, I'm dying to. Urgh.
Shall we talk about the news instead? We shall. The topic du jour upsetting me:
The Israel/Palestinian conflict. Or, should I say, the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There is no "right" side to this, IMESHO. That said, it really bothers me on many levels that Israel is working hard to unseat a democratically elected government. Like Hamas, don't like Hamas (and I don't) they are the party that was elected in free and fair elections by the Palestinian people. Where do you get off bleating about "democracy" if you are working to get rid of a democratically elected government? Regime Change begins at home, people.
I have been watching with much fascination the various cabinet appointments of President-Elect Obama. An interesting distinction between the Idiot Administration and Obama....daily press conferences. What a concept!!! Government operating without stonewalling. Wow. I say watching with fascination because it seems to me that he is choosing moderates, across the board. Not the super-radical liberal nuts that I think many on the opposite side of the aisle feared. I don't envy the work that the incoming administration has in front of them; fixing the economy is one huge m-effing job.
Oh, and of course, I can't close the post without mentioning my perennial bitch, the weather. It is January in Ohio. Bleh!!! Cold, overcast, and with the added delight of freezing rain today, I'm so glad to have a roof over my head, warm slippers on my feet, and a warm bed to crawl into. I miss the Florida sunshine already.