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Just popping my head up to say hey to people again and ask a question.

First, I got my absentee ballot in the mail today. Whee haw. That means I get to vote for Prez and Govner before a lot of other people! OTOH, it means my vote gets counted later than them. But I need those because it forces me to really sit down with my pamphlet and information and pay attention -- otherwise I often don't read up on the issues and blow it at the polls because I'm trying to cram info while I'm voting.

Second, who is Joe the Plumber? I'm sure that if it's connected to McCain, an asshat, but is he an imaginary asshat or a real one? I know you're probably shaking your head that I should know this but...

my confession...

I am assiduously not paying attention to politics right now. That's one of a billion reasons I've avoided LJ so much lately, and why I've been avoiding news. I just can't handle it. With the economy in the toilet and my deep-seated fear that McCain will win, I just don't want to listen to things. Especially not debates. That was the best thing about leaving Slate -- no more late nights and 60 hour workweeks while we toiled on endless windbaggery about the elections. The last one was bad enough, and I'm so very glad I'm not there now, as it would be intolerable having to spend every waking hour talking about this. I'm just politically burned out to a point where I can't even look. Mock me if you will, but I can't take it anymore.

My birthday's on retail Friday this year. Hm, I wonder what that means... if only I actually was making any money. I could have an economy-boosting spending spree. Alas. How come no one's talking about Project Runway last night? I'm not surprised by who won. I was really torn on that. I did think it was hilarious when they announced Tim stepping in for the guest judge, and the shot of Kenley's crestfallen face and her "I guess I should have changed my attitude" comment made me howl with laughter. I am nothing if not petty.

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gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It seemed like all my basic Google searches had people talking about the stuff they said about him, but no one actually bothered to explain who the frak he was!
kadymae
Oct. 16th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
and my deep-seated fear that McCain will win

And this would pretty much be the reason that I'm not following the race deeply this year.

Ralph wants to hold an election night party and I've told him that yes, I'll let him do it, but I'm just going to be a miserable sick wreck all night.
gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I will be under the bed, with the cats. I just don't believe this country can be forward enough to not go with the lowest common denominator choice.
darthhellokitty
Oct. 17th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
I got my ballot today too. I am going to be SO GLAD when this whole thing is over.

I was pleased with Leanne winning... she's been our favorite this time around. There were quite a few good ones, though. Korto had a terrific show.
gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
I confess I have had a soft spot for Korto since the beginning. I didn't think she was as up and down as many had. And in a way, I really wanted her to win because I had this fantasy of her making clothes for curvy women. Someone will be very wise indeed if they snap her up and get her designing for them. (And it would have been so cool to have an African woman win the competition, just in terms of the profile it could add to the whole fashion industry, which is so dominated by white folks.)
batwrangler
Oct. 17th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Just taking advantage of this post to say hi! I'm so glad we got to talk a bit at Vividcon. (I haven't been online much lately either.)
gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Me too! I think I still have some quiet time in me left, but sometimes it's easier to talk to the flist than anything else.
anoel
Oct. 17th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
OMG me too! That was the best moment for me, I could not stop laughing. Karma Kenley!

Mainly I'm not surprised by who won and still mad that Kenley was there at all.
gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
When I was talking about the possibility of Kenley winning last week with M'lyn, she said something about not getting to be both a bitch and a winner, and that was what really encapsulated Kenley to me -- I didn't think she deserved to get that far, anyway, but I really didn't feel like she should be rewarded for her whining and bitching and rudeness.

Tim was so gracious about it, too -- he didn't harp on the rope thing at all even though he had such misgivings about it, and he was totally professional as a judge even after having been the mentor just a few hours before. He is a demi-god.
keiko_kirin
Oct. 17th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm just politically burned out to a point where I can't even look.

Yeah, I know the feeling. I'm trying hard not to lose hope, but the way this country has been lately...

I've been seeing bits of Project Runway around Tabatha's Salon Takeover (my new favorite show!), but not enough to form an opinion about who should win. What did you think about it?
gwyn_r
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
TABATHA!!!! Squeee!!!!!!!!!!!! I 3> her.
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