With apologies and thanks to Stefanie, for being so kind about letting me steal the Friday Five…
ONE: Went to Jersey yesterday to get the radio in my car fixed. (Random buttons would stop working at random intervals.) They gave me a refurbished one which is exactly like the old one, except that it only has 18 presets on the radio instead of 24. Now, there are not even 24 radio stations in the Hudson Valley, let alone 24 I would want to preset, and I never used more than the first 6 presets at any time. But man, I’m still pissed that I’ve been given an inferior replacement! I liked to keep presets 19-24 on New York City stations, just in case.
2: Anyone else scared shitless that our country and economy is FUCKED? I’ve got nothing else to say about that.
III: There’s an item on the local news today that for the first time in history, Democratic voter registration has outnumbered Republican registration in Dutchess County. (Fun fact: in the four times he ran for President, Roosevelt never carried his home county! And they even made his mug the mascot of Hyde Park.) The radio report says that the influx of Democrats has a lot to do with former New York City moving up here. I love being a small part of an important and heartwarming news item.
Cuatro: A friend of mine from kickball shares the same name as a friend of mine from high school. The kickball friend and his girlfriend had a bit of a break-up on Wednesday. Yesterday I saw my parents in New Jersay and I was telling my mom that I had gone dancing Wednesday night with the kickball friend to try and cheer him up. She seemed really upset as I was telling her some of the details of what happened. Then she made a joke that she was the most upset that he wouldn’t be able to fix her computer, at which point I said, “Mom, do you think I’m talking about The Man of Action? Becuase I’m talking about Pantsless.” To that she said, “Oh, THANK GOODNESS! I was just so upset about that. I feel much better now. … I mean, I’m sorry for your kickball friend. I’m sorry for any pain in the world. But I’m so relieved that nothing bad happened to The Man of Action.”
Fin: Two of my kickball friends are getting married later today! So I took the day off work to celebrate their love. I’m going to the wedding stag, and I’m stoked about that, because I’m going to dance off my pants off. Except I’ll be wearing a dress.