We are 47 days out from the election. That’s right, 47.
It seems like it should be tomorrow, doesn’t it? The soul-crushing reality that there are still more weeks upon weeks of campaigning and political advertisements hit me with the force of a Grand Piano falling from the Empire State Building.
That splat sound you hear might just be a welcoming thing.
Ok, that’s out of my system. Now stick with me to the end of this post. It isn’t long…but it is important.
Ahoy, ’tis speak like a pirate day! Be sure t’ use some good scalawag speak durin’ yer natters.
Yo ho ho! I think today should really be a national holiday…imagine how epicly dorky that would be.
Hopefully you’re welcoming to the idea of interjecting some pirate lingo into your conversations today. Be silly with your friends, goof around with your classmates, act childish among your work colleagues*, embarrass your kids, annoy your spouse…the possibilities are almost endless!
I’ve mentioned previously that my office is located within a professional building and that we’re on the same floor as several dentists. In and of itself, that’s fine, since I don’t really have anything against dentists. Well, almost nothing. I mean it’s not like I’m an anti-dentite or anything.
I mean, who doesn’t enjoy having sharp objects jammed into their mouth?
But I guess I do take issue with the fact that the dental hygienist works on cleaning my teeth for 20 minutes and then the dentist arrives at the very end to take a 3 second look at my mouth and declare all is good. He’s in and out faster than a politician’s promise on election day. And also, if you’re gonna stuff your fingers in my mouth and then ask how the family is doing, you’re not really trying.
Are you easily offended? Do you have a low tolerance for gross topics? Do you live in your own bubble, completely sheltered from the world, and you don’t want any intrusions? If so, then you might want to skip this one.
I warned you recently that I’d be back. Well, I read a news article last night that I just can’t avoid commenting on (thanks a lot Katie for showing that to me). But, before continuing with this post, I’ll put the disclaimer out there one more time. Of course I won’t always be venturing into these waters, but I’m diving right in for this one.
Meh. Gonna do it anyway.
This is just a quick announcement. As you might have noticed (but perhaps not), I’ve spent a good deal of time recently updating, retooling, and generally tweaking my site.
I’ve added a Facebook page and link as well as a Twitter feed to help better connect with you and hopefully for you all to better connect with me…outside of the “contact me” menu option that is.