Where do you do your best thinking? Pondering? Problem solving? Where do you go to retreat from the "busy"-ness of your world? Welcome to my own little corner, in my own little world (yep, just gave the old corner an update, overhaul, and extreme 'lightening up'.). Where my thinking might not be the best, but it's the best I can come up with at any given time. The familial unit knows one thing for sure...once I cross this threshold they are to give no credence AT ALL to the following words which will certainly come outta my mouth when they ask me for something..."I'll just be a minute!".
And I've been doing lots of thinking lately, in light of what's been going on in my world. Which should not be confused with I have come up with any answers. More likely, I've just come up with more questions...
Why are so many enamored with someone who employs the same tactics as a junior high bully?
"The Donald" sure is entertaining and a ratings grabber. Gotta admit, I've tuned in at times JUST to see what comes out of those perpetually pursed lips. I've laughed. I've grimaced. I've scratched my head. But after watching the second Republican Presidential Candidate debate last night it dawned on me. He's a dang junior high bully. Yes, I KNOW YOU! I've even cowered from you in a past life. He raises his voice, he insults peoples' looks, he demeans others' intelligence, he calls people names, he over generalizes, he stereotypes, he berates, he is all bravado with little substance. I'm sure if he could get away with taking another candidate and jacking him up against a set of junior high lockers he'd do it (take cover Rand Paul...just sayin'!). And yet? He is leading in the polls. Yes, I continue to scratch my head (I would insert a good 'comb-over' joke/reference here but...I don't want to be a junior high bully).
Why does ANYONE watch "The View" anymore?
I very rarely watch daytime television. I'm too busy in "My Own Little Corner" most days to even turn it on. "The View"? Haven't watched in years, but decided to give it a shot this past week since they had, yet another, shake-up in their starting line-up. But there she was again. Joy Behar. The mouth who roared. The exact reason why I DON'T WATCH "The View". Making fun of the Miss America Pageant's Miss Colorado and her monologue on being a nurse. She raised her voice. She insulted her "costume"...which was actually her nursing scrubs. She demeaned her intelligence and profession (even tho she should more closely examine her own), and she stereotyped. I'm sure if she could get away with it, she would have jacked Miss Colorado up against a set of junior high lockers. Yep, another junior high bully suffering from a raging case of "Open Mouth, Insert Foot" disease. Hopefully she won't rely on a nurse for extraction.
And perhaps, most importantly...Why can't I find any dang Ben & Jerry's "Bourbon Pecan Pie" ice cream?
Buttery bourbon ice cream with pecans, shortbread cookie pieces, and a whiskey caramel swirl. I have looked thru local freezer cases until I can't feel my fingers anymore. What could be better than the perfect combo of dessert and cocktail nightcap? Well, you know why I can't find it?!?!? Because apparently it's only available in TEXAS! Yep Texas. Learn to share Lonestar State! It's like Texas jacked poor Pennsylvania up against a junior high locker, acting like the junior high bully it is. Everything is bigger in Texas...but let me tell ya...the people of Philly would sure like to get a bit bigger too by eating a few pints of Ben & Jerry's Bourbon Pecan Pie ice cream. Okay all you Republican Presidential candidates, how about addressing this important issue of interstate commerce and SHARING!
Bullies. Do we ever outgrow them? Do they ever outgrow the need/desire to bully? The one thing I do know for sure is this...I will definetly outgrow my pants if I ever make my way to Texas for that ice cream!
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