“Make me fall for you
As if i had nothing else to do
How could you make me?
Let me hold you true to everything i thought i knew
How could you make me?”
Lyrics from a song called “Make Me” by a band called Midwest Kings (or MWK for short). I love these lyrics and the song is really good. Check them out here. (I’ll leave it to my oh-so-loyal three readers to figure out the connection here. It’s not hard, baybeee.)
Random thought while listening to the State of the Union address (for the first time in eight years): Finally! A President who speaks well and has a clue. Bonus points for not having to watch Darth Cheney fall asleep on camera!
Random movie watching this past weekend: my all-time favorite: Bridget Jones’s Diary. Lauren and I loved that movie and ran around calling each other “Jones” in a british accent for months afterward. Plus our most often quoted line: “what a gripping life you do lead” – I’m so much like BJ, it’s almost scary. Except I don’t smoke or drink but I do call people emotional fuckwits so maybe it balances out.
File under “Whatnot”: you can take all your damn charts and graphs and market predictions and throw them out the window. After being in that field for over 25 years, I’m here to tell you, it’s ALL perception. Bernacke says the market will be on the upswing at the end of the year (SURRRE it will, buster) and BINGO! Market goes up 200 points. What a load of crap. I’m sorry to tell you that after spending my entire adult life in that field, from what I can see and understand (admittedly, not much), it’s all a crap shoot. It really is. Sad but true (IMO).
More random “SOTU” thoughts: I realize we had to have a Bush to bring us to our knees in order to appreciate an Obama. And appreciate him I do. Along with a bizillion others out there. Thank you, Universe. It’s gonna be a long trudge forward but I am so glad someone with a fucking clue and an open heart is now in charge. Extraordinary times, indeed.