Monday, July 23, 2012

Thinky Thoughts

Lots in my brain the last few days...

Aurora, Colorado. We were living there on April 20, 1999. Columbine. The SGM gave up his automatic weapon after that shooting because it made him rethink if people really needed access to that kind of weaponry. It was, simply, horrific. I know I'm not the only one remembering it in the wake of the movie theatre shootings. So much pain.

I still have my t-shirt. Timber saw me wear it once, and asked me if he could have it, because it was cool. My answer was no, because I knew it actually wasn't.

Sally Ride. "Ride, Sally Ride" was the chant. She was smart and she was beautiful, debunking so many myths just by showing up. She deserved to be up there.

She wasn't just part of a generation that opened doors for me, she was one of the individuals who came crashing through those doors, exploding them open. Thank you.

The Muppets. For the win. Not only are they breaking ties, they are refusing to make money. Check out the statement. So many reasons to love them.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of class ~ delivered by a stuffed frog.

Best Friends, Old Friends. My best friend and my oldest friend both had birthdays this weekend. Interestingly enough, while their birthdays haven't changed, this the the first ever year I've been aware that they are within two days of each other. Seriously? I have known Nemeria since we were in 4th grade and been with the Divine M for (oh dear lord, hold onto your butts) twenty years now and have just now put together when their birthdays are.

The Divine M


The truth is that I would be utterly lost without etiher them. But they've stuck around, so I'm just going to keep being grateful. And try to remember their birthdays.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Hermes said...

I have never considered Kermit could ever be anything but classy. I'd take my news from him over Dan Rather any day.

BostonPobble said...

GOML! ~ Ooooo! I just emailed you. :) As for Kermit, he is indeed the epitome of class, I agree.

Ian Lidster said...

Where do I pay my buck-fifty. Those were highly worthy thoughts and a lovely testament to your friends.

BostonPobble said...

Ian ~ Make checks payable to The Boston Pobble and we'll call it good. :) And my friends are worth this, and so much more.

Nemeria said...

Aw, thank you! This was actually the first time you remembered my birthday, so that made it extra special! (And I'm not trying to be facetious or sarcastic, it really DID mean a lot to me!) XOXOXOXO

BostonPobble said...

Nemeria ~ The only other time was your 11th birthday when I was actually at your party. I will try to do better from here on out. ;)