I have been a basket case this week. I’m pretty sure that the surgery released some massive pent up hormones or something. (This is the excuse we’re using, whether it’s possible or not.) Between the crazy dreams and even crazier moods I’m ready to check myself into a mental health institution!
Last night I dreamt that my best friend from middle school was still alive (he passed when we sophmores in high school, so more than 10 years ago), that he had been in hiding from the mob and was now free to pick up his life. Even stranger he was in my mother’s house, somewhere but try as I might, I couldn’t find him. Really weird. Not my normal pregnant but can’t find maternity clothes or can’t decide on names or blah blah blah dream at all. It’s been a while since he passed, so he really isn’t someone I dream about often, but for some reason this dream was very disturbing to me and set me into a funky mood all day.
So, yeah, feeling a little crazy… then there’s the whole election business. I’m really, really sick of the election. Don’t get me wrong, I totally dig the political process. I’m just sick of the over-hyped, in your face, constantness (if that wasn’t a word, it is now!) of this particular election. OK, I feel a rant coming on, you’re forewarned…
1) I don’t care who celebrities are voting for. Frankly, I think celebrities becoming over politicized is a huge turn-off (yes, I’m talking about YOU Leonardo DiCaprio, Anglina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Pink & the chick who hosts VH1’s weekly count down show). I don’t care that you like Barak Obama, I don’t care how you feel about gay marriage, and I could give a shit less about your political opinions in general. I’m personally of the belief that if one person has cast a vote based on YOUR opinion instead of determining their own, that YOU have done this country a great disservice by abusing your celebrity. You are an entertainer, entertain and shut up about politics.
2) We don’t need daily freaking polls for a month leading up to the election. How this got so out of control is beyond me, but it’s maddening.
3) There is NO constitutional right to vote in a national presidential election. It is how we currently practice voting, but it is NOT a right and it surely isn’t a DUTY. If I choose not to vote, that is between ME and well, ME. It’s no one else’s business. All of these, free crap if you voted today promo’s are technically illegal. I don’t want everyone voting to be honest with you. I’d rather that only people who know the issues and have formed an educated opinion go out and make decisions to shape our nations future. As it stands, any idiot not currently in jail can go and cast a ballot (typically going straight down the list voting for their parties candidates with no real concept of who they’re voting for or why).
Rant over… I told you, I’m in a funky mood.