Friday, January 22, 2010

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad...

This...

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst
...is what the last few days have been like.

Walhydra apologizes to the cosmos for being such a you-know-what the past few days...even if she still thinks that Massachusetts voters and Supreme Court judges are conspiring to destroy America.

*ahem*

3 comments:

Hystery said...

You know I've felt similarly. Such an excellent book, btw. I want very much to have a temper tantrum but I don't suppose that would help. :(

Thalia said...

I'm so sorry. I don't know what is wrong with us. I voted for Coakley, and I got my mother and sibling to the polls (where they did the same). I'm so so sorry.

Bright Crow (Mike Shell) said...

Friend Hystery,

This book is ME way too often.

Friend Thalia,

I should apologize, not you. I was feeling WAY cranky that day.

Another Massachusetts friend of mine explained to me the Coakley's weaknesses as a candidate got in the way...and that the voters were generally frustrated about, well, everything.

Gail Collins explains the vote very well, in her usual sardonic way:

"Now people are less scared than irate because the stock market seems to have come back while they’re left behind. The angrier they get, the crazier their political objects of affection become. You can’t drive home the point that you’re hopping mad by voting for some sensible centrist. Really, the scarier the better. Sarah Palin, be my valentine."

In other words, Dear One, it's not your fault. You tried.

Thanks,
Michael Bright Crow