A 90-year-old former president with cancer that has spread to his brain said he still wants to fulfill his obligation to go to Nepal and help build houses to support Habitat for Humanity, and teach Sunday school as he’s physically able. That’s a man full of substance and integrity.
I’m surprised we haven’t seen campaign reporters ask the candidates about their thoughts of Carter and his cancer. I feel like the media likes to do that sort of thing. For example, when Ted Kennedy was diagnosed, the media was talking to the candidates. Carter’s cancer may not be as severe or terminal as Kennedy’s, but he’s 90 and it’s spread to his brain. But then again, we may be at a different point in the election cycle.
Whenever I see a clip of Jeb Bush as of late, he looks tired and weary, like he needs more sleep and he’s emotionally drained. It also seems like he’s having to play more defense than offense, and that’s not how to campaign. And all of this also applies to Hillary. They both look as if they are dreading being out there and have that look of, “Oh crap, it’s Christmas time again, time to put on a happy face and survive the season. I dread putting up the tree, hanging up the lights, shopping, wrapping presents, small talk with the in-laws, pretending I like presents I don’t. The music and traditions have just lost their meaning, and I just don’t identify with the new stuff. Elf on the Shelf? Kwanza? I just wish Christmas day would just get here, but I know the real important day is actually Easter. Oh look, cookies and egg nog!”
I don’t feel as passionate about this upcoming presidential election cycle as I have for previous ones. Of course, I have my leanings, but I feel detached from it this time around though I like analyzing and playing armchair pundit. I bet a lot of this comes from passionate yet converse feelings towards Obama and W.
I’d love to know who is on Trump’s short list for VP. Part of me thinks he wants anti-establishment, but then part of me thinks having someone from the establishment adds some depth and credibility to the ticket. But then again, I’m way ahead of myself.
One of my closest friends is sick in the hospital and he stated the atmosphere is driving him stir crazy, that whole cabin fever feeling. Since he loves Apple, I sent him an iTunes gift card email with a list of movies I thought he’d enjoy.
GIF – I love blowing the paper off a straw, but I doubt I would ever make that shot.
When I say the word “texted” I always pause because I can’t decide if it’s one or two syllables. That is, if it’s two syllables, should I emphasize the “ed”, as in “text-ed”.