Yesterday was my birthday. huzzah. Somehow, over the years, this has become less exciting and joy infusing, and more oh, shit. Still, I guess it beats the alternative of not having a birthday again. Yesterday was filled with medical appointments and errands and fun things like that. And so, I’m “celebrating” today. I’m day-drinking some very good Irish coffee, woot. I guess it is actually Kentucky coffee, since the whiskey is from Kentucky, is bourbon, and not from Ireland. Still woot. I have a blueberry cobbler-thingie instead of cake, but just as good.
Being slightly buzzed allows me to talk politics, briefly. If you don’t know by now, I’ll be voting for anyone/anything not Trump in 2020. A demented, geriatric tarantula who is missing a leg would be an improvement over Trump, and will get my vote if that is my choice. In the dem field of thousands of would-be’s, it is way too early to get too attached to any one candidate. I’m not enthralled with the whole old white guy choices, angry or not, nor am I enchanted by the “let’s promise them the moon, for free” approach that many have embraced. So far my choice (and because he is my choice it guarantees he’ll not get it, I’m a curse to anyone’s political future), is Mayor Pete. He’s smart as a whip, young, liberal but not tilting at outlier range. I like his ideas. I like his demeanor. But he’s gay, has a funny name with the word butt in it (also not great being gay with that), he doesn’t have the black vote, etc. etc. and so would be unelectable. But there, I’ve said it, I’ve cursed the man by saying I like him.
Canadians are voting in October, and I embarrassed myself last night by not being totally aware of how their system differs from ours. The system differs, but they have just as many awful candidates as we do. We just don’t hear about them in the States, because we don’t hear about anything outside our own borders unless we’re blowing it up or embarrassing ourselves somewhere not here. Ok, we do hear Canadian politics if the guy is a drugged out mess, or is just as cute as a button and wears cool socks. Cuz like that stuff is important to our world view.