I have many thoughts today -- but none of them are working in conjunction with the others. Disjointed. Entirely disjointed. I think I'm confused because the sun was out when I woke up this morning, and I mostly feel like I've been living in a world of gray mist and dread (thanks a bunch, New England weather), so with this turn of events, I'm not sure what to do with myself. Anyway.
My sister is in labor right now. She has been in labor, for approximately one-half of a year. Well, she's been in labor for two days. But I'll bet that when this is over, if I ask her how long she labored for, she'll respond, "like, forever," and frankly, I think that's a fair. I'm not going to get into the specifics of her labor on this blog, but suffice it to say, that just when I was thinking "Huh. Maybe I do want to have kids," my sister went into labor, and now I'm back to "LOL nah guys I'm good." I'm excited to have a niece though.
My niece, should she ever choose to arrive -- as right now she's entirely reluctant -- (I hear you, Ella. I got you, girl), will be named Ella. Apparently, that's what George and Amal Clooney also named their daughter. When this was pointed out to my brother-in-law via family text chain, his response made me laugh out loud.
Republicans calling Democrats "snowflakes." Democrats call Republicans lots of names that make no sense also, I understand this. But, in front of the James Comey testimony today, there are a lot of comments online such as "Trump will be vindicated! Find a new witch hunt, you dumb snowflakes."
Snowflakes, are cold, and they are white -- both characteristics seeming vastly more conservative to me than liberal.
I think the insult is meant to highlight a level of delicacy that some feel liberals embody -- but still, do better.
All I'm saying -- to both sides, honestly -- is that if you're going to call one another names, be smart about it. I'm guilty of name-calling too; I admit this. But going forward, let's band together and use words that make logical sense. Let's use our wit. Let's stun one another with our name-calling intelligence. Call me a name that makes me say "Whoa, good one!" and mean it.
Something exciting (for me):
In July, I'm going to Aruba, which many of you already know. I'm running a half-marathon in Portland, Maine, so I'll be heading up there for a couple of days as well. And now, as of Tuesday night, I'm also going to California. Unfortunately, the plan to road trip up the coast has been wiped out -- literally -- by a mudslide, but I'm still pretty thrilled about it. One of the things I wanted to do this year (and for the rest of my life) is travel more, and hopefully this will be the start of that.
Anywhooooo. Have a lovely Thursday.