Okay, folks, I’m operating on very little sleep right now, so it seems like a perfect time for one of my periodic rants. Buckle up.
1. Mother Nature, we've experienced your wrath. We are more than aware of what you can do. You’ve proven it time and time again over the last year. But, would you mind pulling back just a little, pretty please? It’s been raining for days, more severe storms passed through last night and our power went off again. Due to the thunder, lightning and general worry that a tree would fall on my house, I haven't slept much in the last few days. I bet you’re worn out, too. So, why don’t you take a break, sit back and enjoy the beauty that spring has to offer. Sound like a plan?
2. Yesterday, I saw the number ticker at the gas pump go higher than I’ve ever seen in my life. At one point I found myself pleading out loud in the middle of the gas station, “For the love of God, please stop!” I am now paying more than $4 a gallon for gasoline. INSANITY. Hey, Washington, get on this NOW. (Although, when I complained about this on Facebook the other day, a British friend of mine reminded me that he's currently paying $9 a gallon for petrol. So, I know, it could always be far worse.)
3. Donald Trump: Shut up. Whether or not many of us support the current administration, I am willing to bet most of us don't like you or your hair. Your alleged will-I-or-won’t-I run for president is a joke. You’re not going to run; this is just a giant, insulting promo for “The Apprentice.” And now we’re subjected to front-page headlines of the president’s birth certificate, and you're taking credit for it. Really? Must we dwell on this? Do us a favor – back off and make way for more important business.
Okay, I’ll push the soap box back under the desk for now. As you know, I am not one to talk politics in this blog – we're surrounded by the bickering 24/7 and I hate to be one to add to the noise. But, I’m tired and cranky and the latest events are just making my headache worse.
Are any of these topics getting on your nerves? Please share. I want to take comfort in the fact that I’m not the only crazy lady screaming in the middle of a Speedway gas station on a Tuesday afternoon.
Thanks for sticking with me. I promise I’ll be peppier in the morning. Luckily, the work week is going to end on a happier note with the royal wedding this Friday. I can’t wait to see Kate’s dress and watch William’s face as his bride enters the church. It should be a magical day. I know some people are fed up with the frenzy surrounding it, but for those of us who, as children, rose early to watch Charles and Diana get married, and have since watched Prince William and Prince Harry grow up, this is a special day many of us will take joy in viewing. Cheers to the happy couple!
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