I think I have developed a crush on Mckayla Maroney and her smirk. Needless to say, McKayla is Not Impressed has become as important in my life as Texts from Hillary once was. Before I get any shit from the copyright police, I got the above picture from the blog. You can find the URL by clicking on the picture. But I would think that Georges Seurat would be amused by the insertion of popular culture in a painting that is at least a hundred years old since ironically Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grand-Jatte, appears to be a depiction of the culture of the time.
Anyway, I am sorry I have neglected this space. For the past few weeks I have been completely distracted by the Olympics, the Hunger Games, and my visit to New York. It’s been a great time! To be completely honest, it had been a long time since I read 3 books in a week, had shown any interest in athletic pursuits other than my own, or had seen my extended family.
It was good to see my family. I hadn’t seen everybody since my brother’s wedding a year ago, and though I like to think that I am an autonomous human being, the fact is that I really enjoy their company and appreciate their thoughts. It was in this spirit that I wanted them so much to meet Hugh. Although I don’t need their approval, I wanted them to love him as much as my parents and my brothers do. Though it hasn’t happened just yet, I’m sure this will happen soon.
Hugh and I had such a great time in new York! I’ll admit, it was a very busy time for him but still, we managed to do together all the little things that make New York special for us individually. It was particularly special for me to have the opportunity to introduce him to my best friend in the world; he who is my childhood friend. I loved seeing them together and laugh as they discussed and dissected their individual evil plans 🙂
Now that we are back home and settled into our routine again, I’ve been all about the news and again engulfed in the issues that are important to me. As it happens, Paul Ryan was selected as the Republican choice for VP and I’m absolutely terrified. Though I have learned to separate politics from my personal relationships, the more I learn about the issues and see the direction those around me lean towards, I have become increasingly judgmental…this has given me something else to work on within myself because I don’t know how to challenge someone’s values (or even want to).
In any case, I’m excited to be back and I look forward to sharing the exciting things that are coming starting with but not limited to my birthday celebrations (YAY!), my new project, and all the amazing things Hugh shares with us all.