I am back after a long recess. My brain is a little rusty. The reason for twiddling my thumbs and procrastinating for my comeback post was insanely simple – I couldn’t drum up a good title. I am serious. One thing I’ve learned is that a long lay off makes you lazier to write. Maybe the excellent summer weather or the relocation of my office to another city had to do something with it. I had such a terrific summer that I couldn’t muster enough gusto to write. I am disappointed that I could only whip up a measly 10 posts or less this year. Driving 1.5 hours one way ( more depending on traffic) may have contributed to my remissness. My early morning ritual at the driveway is like going to an excursion or fishing trip. My laptop bag, gym bag for the workout , lunch bag plus the usual 3 fruit a day combo, my holy trinity of fruits – banana, apple and orange – my tall coffee mug filled with extra large brewed java, a breakfast to go cereal bar takes me a couple of trips back to the house before finally slamming down the trunk of the car. At the height of summer I would have to throw my golf clubs in the trunk every now and then. After work a short trip to the driving range or a quick 9 hole at late twilight ( 5pm) at the nearby golf course extends my work day until sunset, except that in summer the sun sets at 930pm here. I had to watch TV too. Blogging had to take a back seat.
It’s autumn , getting a little colder therefore things move a little slower. No more golf, no more fishing, no more picnics, no more backyard bbqs. People seem to have a bit more time to recoup and focus on things they have missed during the busy summer season. You see I have a whole slew of topics I’d like to blog about but they’ve been sitting idle in my smartphone’s memo pad for months. I have no excuse for not having any ideas to blog about. It’s just plain laziness.
When I did my last post in April, Barack Obama was president. I was kinda speculating that in my comeback post he might not be the president and a republican would take over. I’m glad Obama won. I’m not American so I can’t vote but Barack Obama bailed out Wall Street and that’s the reason why I still have a job. I work for a Wall St. bank outside the US of A. Like the US auto workers who were bailed out by Obama, I would have no second thoughts of voting for the man. If he saved my job – he gets my vote. Prove me figging wrong – or can you ? No brainer eh ? Politicians fulfill the saying – you cannot establish a reputation by telling people what you are going to do. Yep, all the crap talk and the lies included. I shake my head knowing that Mitt Romney unequivocally opposed the bailout of the auto industry, yet in his campaign he trotted around GM, Chrysler and Ford counties asking for their votes and promising the world – a glaring testament to the two-facedness of politicians at its best on display here.
Now that Obama got re-elected, the republicans are saying they need to imperatively work with the president to fix the worsening state of the fiscal cliff. Hello, what were they doing 1 year ago ? Of course, refusing to collaborate, doing everything to stymie Obama’s plan so he will look bad and lose the election. As usual, partisan politics takes the front seat and the country’s ills relegated to the back burner. Democrats and republicans need to compromise to get things done. There are democrats whose principles are a little bit left of center just like republicans who are a bit right of center therefore a compromise isn’t a distant possibility contrary to what people think. Could the ultra right facist party ever compromise with the ultra left communists ? See what transpired in Greece when both parties had a face off in front of public television. No wonder why Greece is in the doldrums , in a state of malaise as we speak.
A HAIRY SHOW
Here’s a case of a woman who was so brutally honest when asked at a live TV game show, what different parts of her body she could apply a shave. The question is borderline vulgar and tawdry for it could lead you to your anatomy you’d prefer not to talk about. But, yeah – a win is a win, and darn it, push them to their wit’s end and they will find a way to snatch the booty.