Typically, I keep my opinions of all things not kid/green-related to myself. It's safer 'cause I hate to verbally debate things, so if no one knows my opinion, they can't try to rope me into conversation. Ack... flashbacks to my AP English teacher telling the whole class that I need a shovel 'cause I'm not deep enough. I blame her for the fact that I didn't pursue studying English Literature, Library Science or Writing. Shameful.
I consider myself a deep, thoughtful person... I just don't share that side of myself with just anyone. My poor husband has to beg me to invite Shannon, my Geologist BFF, over just so he can have in depth conversations about PEAK OIL. Yeah, I'm NEVER gonna enter a conversation on that. Nope, sorry... somewhere there's a toilet that needs scrub or some other task that I'd find 1000 times more enjoyable.
Onto my royal musings:
*I love our President. Believe me, I'm as shocked as you... never thought I'd have good things to say about a President. Ok, I love him because he has great comic timing... seriously... he's funny!
*I would like to take a pause from all this discussion over his birth certificate to say... I WOULDN'T CARE IF HE WAS BORN IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY (or Muslim)! Seriously, does being born in America make you less likely to be corrupt or something? Let's ask my friend, Whitney, whose American parents just happened to give birth in a different country. Sorry Whit, you can take your global-minded self OFF the election ballot 'cause you might be a terrorist. That's right FOUNDING FATHERS... you should have consulted me.
*Boy did the Royal Wedding polarize people! Either people LOVED it or found it RIDICULOUS that people were watching it. I fall into the 1st category. I mean, it is the ENGLISH MONARCHY folks! Serious global importance there. I don't care if those misguided founding fathers did go to war so that I could be free from English rule (ok, I do care), the monarchy is still important and incredibly fascinating.
*Along those same lines, from the itsy bitsy research I've done over the weekend to quickly learn more about the Monarchy and William & Catherine... I'm a big fan of Catherine! My fingers are triple crossed (ouch) that their marriage thrives despite the pressure of being royal. She radiates class and when I grow up, I want to be just like her.
*Final musing: I'm 29 (so is Her Royal Highness. ha!). I remember when my Youth Director turned 30 and I thought she was SO adult! Yes, I have a husband, a mortgage & 2 kids, but I'm still surprised when I see other people my age or YOUNGER being so adult and successful. Guess I still think of myself as a 20-year-old (sigh of relief that I'm not!).