Then we live there.
A lot has happened during my month long (it was really 5 weeks but who’s counting?) hiatus, and we have some catching up to do. So let’s get to it.
Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show (he never consulted me) and he and his wife, Tracey, are purchasing a large farm in New Jersey and turning it into an animal sanctuary where rescue animals can live out their lives in comfort and peace. Have I told you how much I love this man? Seriously, we need more people like this guy.
The Trumpster threw his hat into the Presidential ring. Things were going well for him, but then he opened his mouth. Aside from his comments being reprehensible, by dissing the Hispanic community he signed his electoral death warrant. Hispanics carry the vote. If you don’t believe that, just ask President Obama. I also find it uber ironic how he is hot and heavy on the China bashing, but has built his clothing empire on the backs of Chinese workers (very likely many of them child laborers). Some people have more money than brains. Macy’s and PGA have washed their hands of him. I think the voters will too. Donald, just take a seat and count your money!
The Supreme Court decided to uphold same sex marriage throughout our great nation. I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. Generally speaking, common sense and kindness of heart don’t enter into judicial matters. I’m happy beyond words that this time around, they did. I know this offends many, but let me just say that love is love. The world needs more of it. As Betty White so eloquently put it, “I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your own affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much”. Amen, Betty. AMEN!
There are currently 14 republicans running for president and 5 democrats. It all makes my head spin. It’s only going to get worse as we get closer to 2016. Get that mute button on the remote ready!
Greece has 5 days to settle their debt crisis or face disaster. It’s been said that what happens to Greece happens to Europe. And what happens to Europe happens to the rest of us. Didn’t we just climb out of our recession? Come on, Greece, get your act together pronto. Opa!
Brian Williams has not been asked back to anchor the NBC Nightly News (funny how we miss him less than we thought we would), the Kardashians are still here (face palm), and Bill Cosby admitted to his crimes in a 2005 deposition (oh Dr. Huxtable, what the hell have you done?). Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.
The Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance. I’m not feeling warm and fuzzy about this. Not one little bit. My gut tells me (and hours of reading) that this is a bum deal. Run, Forrest, run!
All of this stuff and much more has happened in the last 5 weeks that we’ve been apart. I’ve missed talking (bitching) with you about it all.
On the personal news front (because I know you want to know), we have settled into our new home in the desert. It’s so beautiful here but with the triple digit temps and high humidity, it does feel a bit like what hell might feel like. Fingers crossed I will never find out for sure.
I have been delegated to wearing some strange mouth piece at night to keep me from grinding my teeth (clearly from the stress of moving). Hard to keep the sexy notion in my head when I am speaking with a lisp. Ugh.
Sadly, I’ve just purchased my first pair of elastic waistband pants and feel as if I am losing the will to live. It won’t be long before I will be just like Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show. Next thing you know I’ll be buying floral dresses and wearing pearls. Just shoot me.
And for the topper, the entire neighborhood has seen me naked. Several times. Not awesome. Waiting for July 17th when the shutters get installed. I’m sure no one will be happier about that than the neighbors. *pitiful sigh*
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that everything is moving so fast these days. It helps to share our thoughts. Thank you for allowing me to do that with you.
That’s a wrap. See you next week for the regular dose of schmooze.
I promise to keep my clothes on.