The Happiest Photo…EVER!

My friend, Dave, wasn’t feeling well yesterday so he didn’t fly into Boston. He’s going to see what magic he can work with the airlines to try and get a flight on Saturday (he looked into changing it to today and they wanted to charge an extra $300 on top of what he already paid). Since the room on the Cape is non-refundable, I’m going to call and see if I can downgrade to a cheaper room or spread out the stay fover two nights (since it’s silly to let the room go to waste and since Randy and I don’t need a two story suite for just the two of us).

Oh, and I’m stealing Karyn’s idea from yesterday and doing my “I” list:

  • I AM: still unable to adjust to daylight savings time (which took place nearly two weeks ago).
  • I MISS: childhood naivete’ (I couldn’t figure out how to get the accent mark to appear) .
  • I LONG: to be close to you (thanks Karen C).
  • I WISH: I was less prone to anxiety.
  • I FEEL: more optimistic today than I have the past 6 years because of this week’s elections.
  • I DROVE: way too many people crazy when I was younger.
  • I WANT: world peace and fluffy kittens. Or lifelong financial stability and health. Either/or.
  • I FEAR: pain and suffering. I don’t fear death, though.
  • I MIGHT: never find a condo I can afford (despite my very simple standards).
  • I DISCUSSED: where this relationship with Randy is going recently. So far, so good.
  • I AM EXCITED FOR: my upcoming trip to Japan.
  • I AM SAD TO: admit that I tend to be selfish.
  • I LIKE: who I’ve become in the past few years.
  • I PLAN: everything to death. I need to loosen up.
  • I DISREGARD: Gideon bibles that I find in American hotel rooms.
  • I WITNESSED: the Dali Lhama walking past me – he was just a few feet away.
  • I ENJOY: urban explorations. Just walking through old cities and taking in the streetscape.
  • I HATE: flying. I don’t fear it anymore…I just hate the confinement.
  • I PLAYED: quarters (using just ginger ale) when I was 11 or 12 and ended up puking.
  • I LOVE: that I live in an area that has four separate seasons (though they do often blend together).
  • I WENT: to a sex club once (but didn’t realize that’s what it was). It was closed at the time.
  • I WILL: hopefully die in my sleep.
  • I KISS: yes. Yes, I do. Quite well, I’m told.
  • I HAVE: amazing parents…and am so grateful how much I lucked out.
  • I DID: lots of stupid things in my youth. Who am I kidding, I continue to do stupid things.

And finally, Lise sent me the photo below and I have to say that it just may be the funniest photo I’ve seen in years. Seriously! I mean, after Jesse Helms and Tom Delay got out of politics, the only remaining senator or congressman that I feared and loathed was Rick Santorum (well, that’s not true…Trent Lott is still out there, isn’t he?). Anyway, this photo is classic. It’s like John Stewart took the photo himself to use on the Daily Show. What’s up with that girl clinging to a doll…a doll that is wearing an identical outfit as her!?!?! And that accountant-looking son (thanks, Lise)!?!?! Or the pouty chick in the back?

Oh, this photo puts such a smile on my face.



  1. Comment by karyn on November 9, 2006 12:10 pm

    That, I believe, is an American Girl doll from the collection of the same name. And yes, their parent company sells coordinating outfits for dolls and their owners. Another reason I am so glad I have sons.

    No shit, you saw the Dalai Lama? And did you say…..

    (wait for it…..)

    Hello Dalai?

    baaaaaaaaahahahahahahahhahahahaha….. ok, I know, I’m so disturbed.

  2. Comment by karyn on November 9, 2006 12:11 pm

    And ps, yes, that photo is absolutely too much. I’m sorry girlfriend is so distraught, but holy crap, that is so damn funny.

  3. Comment by Steve on November 9, 2006 4:08 pm

    Chris & saw his speech the other night, and yeah, we felt a *little* bad for the girl… however, it was kinda funny. The son to his right was crying like a little girl, too. ‘We don’t have to go on food stamps now, do we daddy?’

  4. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on November 9, 2006 4:29 pm

    Those kids are going to need serious therapy. Oh wait, they already do.
    P.S. I’m pissed I’m sick!

  5. Comment by Lise on November 9, 2006 4:39 pm

    It is an American Girl doll. That’s what makes it so perfect.

  6. Comment by J.P. on November 9, 2006 6:04 pm

    Even though I’m completely weirded out by the little girl crying (I hate to see people cry, even if they do grow up to be Republinazis), I’m more disturbed by the ruffled shirt on the older girl.

  7. Comment by The Persian on November 10, 2006 10:28 am

    I love the I list, we have a lot in common.

    And I agree, those kids are going to need a lot of therapy someday.

  8. Comment by Six on November 10, 2006 10:32 am

    The jury is still out on the kissing thing. We better check again. 🙂

  9. Comment by Randy on November 11, 2006 11:04 pm

    So far, so good, huh? I would have to agree and am hoping it only gets better!

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