Whenever I have a vacation coming up I always get Leaving on a Jet Plane stuck in my head on loop for weeks prior to the trip. I’m not even sure I know all the lyrics, but that same chorus just plays on repeat and repeat and repeat. It’s not even particularly uplifting, but it is what it is.
It’s Wednesday and we’ll be leaving on our own plane Friday evening. I’m not even sure how I’m functioning I’m so excited. My spirit animal is probably a Jack Russell Terrier, I’m that excitable.
Just in time too, considering Donald Trump could potentially be the president of the United States this time next year. I’m so disgusted by him and the things he has said I could just vomit. He makes me want to go to the Queen and beg to be absorbed back into the monarchy. I think the worst part, however, isn’t that he is basically what would happen if the comments section on the internet were made flesh, but that people really, really like him. The most common thing you hear is that people like him because he says what he means and what people are already thinking but it’s too PC to say outloud.
Who are these people? If this is really the case then the country is a much darker place than I realized. I know not everyone thinks like me, I know the world isn’t comprised of socialist unicorns and rainbows, but man, when did encouraging PC behavior start meriting scorn? I don’t think it’s too much to ask that the person running for the highest office in the county show decorum. I don’t know, call me old fashioned, but manners matter.
I voted for Bernie in our state primary, but I’m not totally convinced he’ll win. I really had a hard time choosing between Bernie and Hillary, but ended up with Bernie because I think he deserves a shot more when it comes down to track record.
And Hillary, oh Hillary. It’s hard to really come to a decision with her. Her track record is pretty awesome when you look at the things she has accomplished and fought for in her career. I even admire the way she presented herself with Bill’s whole scandal and how they worked through it. She’s been a lighting rod for scandal, however, and it’s hard to determine what’s legitimate and what isn’t. With that said, I still think she would make a great president, her biggest obstacle would be her own popularity.
I think I’m just tired of the discord. Maybe it’s just this month that is specifically exhausting. May is our big Huntington’s Disease fundraiser (which is going very well, if you’re interested, click here) and also will soon come to pass my first mother’s day without my mother. In a way this vacation couldn’t have been timed any better. I’m told it’s hard to cry when you’re surrounded by bottomless Guinness and Jameson. (I made that up.)
48 hours til takeoff. My bags are packed, I’m ready to go.