February 07, 2008

Thought for the Day

One of life's deep ironies that snuck up on me one day when my back was turned ...

I used to worry that I'd be a lot like my Mom. Mostly, I didn't want to have the kind of life she did. While it offered her the sort of satisfaction that she seemed to want, in other ways it also seemed to have made her nebulously unhappy. Insofar as I could ever know for sure what was going on inside someone else's head, and my abilities in that regard are limited. My taste of that life growing up, I can say with some authority, made me extremely unhappy.

The funny thing is that I'm really a lot like her. And the ways in which I'm like her the most have made me seem superficially as though I must definitely have been adopted, perhaps from a down-and-out pack of space aliens. But no, very much part of the family.

Add this to the file of the many things that might once have bothered me a lot, but doesn't at all now.

Posted by natasha at February 7, 2008 08:51 AM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |

What are you babbling about in this post?
I already know you are unhappy - you are a liberal. It is their natural state.

And your statement that "The Democrat Party has been taken over by small donors and that is all to the good" is a moronic statement or complete lie.

The Democrat Party has the biggest and richest as contributors. Soros, Gates, Buffett, Murdoch, etc. There is no talk of campaign finance reform now because the Democrats are out-raising the Republicans by a wide margin.

You are either a liar (liberals do that) or an idiot who 'feels' what she calls fact (most probable in your instance).

Posted by: Hank Dagny at February 7, 2008 09:21 AM

It seems like Tracy Chapman must have written a relevant song, but let me just offer you a quote: "We were hoping for the best, but it turned out as always." -- Victor Chernomyrdin. We all hope we'll avoid our parents' mistakes, but there's a reason they are how they are...

Posted by: sean at February 7, 2008 09:47 AM

How cute. We have another new troll to put on ignore.

Posted by: Mary at February 7, 2008 11:55 AM

...and he's just phoning it in, too.

When even the insults just lay flat on the ground like a fart rolled in sand...

Flair! Threats that defy logic OR reason! Implications of harm to the very souls of our being! Polysyllabic words used in complete sentences!

Ahh, pfft. Pearls before swine, pearls before swine...

Posted by: palamedes at February 8, 2008 02:03 AM

Great post, N., both insightful and interesting.

I had to come back a day later to say that, though, because I was disgusted by the nasty comment from HD. It's one thing to disagree politically, and quite another to insult someone personally. For shame.

Posted by: Flo at February 8, 2008 02:01 PM