Politics And Other Sleepy Thoughts

I’m going to ramble. I’m up late watching a sick kid the night before Valentine’s Day so I’m in need of a distraction while they rest and I decompress…

So, a lady I had as a teacher for honors civics in high school, and almost had as a debate team coach, knew/knows Amy Klobuchar. (Democratic Presidential contender) That teacher was very politically involved in our area (I’ve mentioned her before) and since Ms. Klobuchar was a local Minnesota politician (and lawyer) first, my teacher was at least acquainted with her. She really liked her if I can recall correctly, and actually all this business about Klobuchar being awful to her staff (have you heard that?) shocks me. She sounded really passionate and sincere but not at all like a prima-donna. …But really, I have quite a few more real and close connections to political figures than that teacher. I just feel the need to share this about Ms. Klobuchar after sharing about a connection I have to Howard Schultz on Instagram and then watching his political career nose dive into a brick wall just recently with his town hall meeting… *laughing and smh* …I’m actually still really hopeful for his campaign though. But I do like Amy Klobuchar too… And I find her campaign exciting in a different/similar way.

*sigh*

*grumpy face*

*sad face*

My gosh the world seems screwed-up lately though. And maybe one of the most comforting things about the last month, that has been publicly observable, is the genuinely normal amount of snowfall in my northern state in the US. Of course, I can’t go skiing right now or sledding or even for a long walk really because of my recently born child. And that’s frustrating, but at least we have snow…

…And as an update, I have to confess to keeping up with my cousin’s life (I’ve mentioned him before) through the blogs him and his now almost-ex write… It’s heartbreaking to read posts about their very real pain due to the impending dissolution of their marriage but they both seem brave and determined to march forward on their own paths. And to their true credit as writers and individuals, I can’t recall ever reading such open and honest thoughts about the experience they’re going through… I’d even recommend their websites because you never know who might need to read their words who reads this blog, but…they are (cousin) or were (his ex) family so…nope. And ironically I’m not even following them on Instagram (or vice versa) so good luck figuring out who they are if you’re the sort of individual inclined to such “research.” (And on a related note, don’t think it’s easy to find my address or other info. online. For some reason there seem to be decoys of me and other family members in search results. …Now, I’m not sure why that’s the case but it’s definitely quite awesome and intriguing. *laugh*)…

Also, I just rewatched the entire Mad Men series again. I continue to admire Pete more. And Stan seems quirky and charming now… But at this point Meghan just annoys me, dear lady. (“Zou Bisou Bisou” being the crowning moment of her schtick tied only with the orange sherbet scene at the Howard Johnson and their/her tidying-up/fighting/indoors tag/sex scene.) Sorry, Meghan fans… And is it just me or is it almost like Peggy is some sort of reincarnation of Don/Dick’s birth mother (not saying that I believe in reincarnation)? It’s just eerie that they’re *so* much alike, and that they have this almost instant, unbreakable and unconditionally loving bond. Especially given their very unique personalities. And also it’s weird, in that way, that Don witnesses her giving up a son she’s incapable of taking care of and didn’t plan for (few people are privy)… In the episode “Person to Person” their dynamic is really on display, in my opinion, even to the point of dark humor. Of course, Don is her mentor, but again, you could say that that was God’s way of letting him help (and enjoy) a person he never had a chance to meet in his life (if you took the reincarnation route)… I know, it’s a stretch.

Anyway, random thoughts…