Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tongue Tied

With so much going on in weather, politics, sports, etc. you wouldn't think I'd be tongue tied, but my first instinct lately is to keep my mouth shut. My job has been to keep peace, make my home a restful and happy place, and keep everyone fed.

Oh sure, I'm upset about Tom "Terrific" Brady being out for the season and I'm nervous about the Tampa Bay Rays staying in first place through this tough road trip, but I just don't feel like chatting about it. When I watch the Rays I have to remind myself to breath and it's tricky talking when you're not breathing. Stop leaving so many runners on base guys! Who can possibly block out the political scene.......it's everywhere! I used to get very emotional about politics, but that wasn't good for my blood pressure. Can you believe that the top news story has to do with lipstick
and pigs and we're talking about the United States presidential race? What would the founding fathers think? I'm pretty sure they would not be pleased. The best way for me to handle it is ignore all the petty stuff and just vote in November.

And as for weather, well the "cone of uncertainty" the weather fellas have been using to show us they really don't know what's going to happen has given me more than a few giggles this hurricane season. Cone Of Uncertainty?! Sounds like something in a Batman movie. Tampa has been right smack in the center of the Cone Of Uncertainty for every hurricane that has come across the Atlantic from Africa, but ultimately we've been spared any destruction. The worst thing that happened was our lights flickered one afternoon and a few blooms fell off the white crape myrtles.

Anyway, as you can see, I'm having a terrible time expressing myself. Sometimes I'm just as quiet as a mouse and can't think of a single thing to say. (Sighhhh...............hee hee!)

6 comments:

andi said...

I haven't watched anything since the RNC. I have no idea what is going on in the political arena. I know how I'll vote, the rest makes me take Prevacid.

Ms.Daisy said...

I think the comment, "the lights flickered one afternoon and a few blooms fell off the white crepe myrtle," is too funny! It made me laugh out loud!

BTW, I found you through Laura's Misc. Musings.

Tonja said...

Well, I think you just about covered it all! I just can not listen to any more of the political pundits analyzing every word out of the candidate mouths...and the way they jump on everything each other says. I'm sick of it!

And, I'm sick of the hurricanes, too. How many more will there be this year?

nancygrayce said...

The hurricanes make me crazy! Politics make me crazy. Maybe I'm just crazy! You don't have to agree. :)

dana said...

It looks like we all agree with the craziness of the political season. As someone just stated, I can't believe BOTH SIDES take every word uttered and turns and twists it until entire new and wrong meanings are formed. I don't believe anyone--especially our press and our media. No one tells the entire truth. It's all about spinning a story to sell a paper or get ratings. Our forefathers are no doubt shaking their heads at all of us right now.

dana said...

It looks like we all agree with the craziness of the political season. As someone just stated, I can't believe BOTH SIDES take every word uttered and turns and twists it until entire new and wrong meanings are formed. I don't believe anyone--especially our press and our media. No one tells the entire truth. It's all about spinning a story to sell a paper or get ratings. Our forefathers are no doubt shaking their heads at all of us right now.