August 9th, 2005


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jimbojones
02:48 am - apparently I'm getting more political
I was at Cool Beans tonight, reading and eating a late dinner, and this chick was kinda entrancing me a little lot.  Blonde, good looking, in good shape, weathered enough to look like a grown-up but absolutely without any traces of Real Estate Agent Hair or other disturbing age-related syndromes.  She had that sexy glossy-pedicured-nails-toe-rings-and-sandals thing going on.  I kept sneaking glances.

Then I overheard her arguing with someone at her table that the fact that she hadn't voted in the last election wasn't apathy, it was her expressing a clear and meaningful statement that neither candidate suited her needs... and, with the indignant thought "who the hell are you kidding, there's a war* on right now and apathy-in-the-name-of-idealism is the LAST thing we can afford," I lost interest and returned to my book.

Huh.

* not talking about Iraq.
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[User Picture] From: dixie_chicken
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 06:50 am
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Neither one of the candidates suited my needs either. So I voted for somebody else.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 07:35 am
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Beats the hell out of not voting at all. Honestly, I personally feel that Dubya is awful enough that this isn't really the time for that either - but I can respect voting for a 3rd party candidate if you really think that the Dem is just as bad as Dubya is.

But jesus. "Not voting" is supposed to be a "clear and unmistakeable message" on the year that MORE VOTERS TURN OUT THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY? Meh.


 
[User Picture] From: dixie_chicken
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 07:38 am
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My particular statement was that Dubya is, in fact, a bad plan, but that I believe measured thought as to the best alternatives is better than blindly recoiling in the opposite direction. Basically, Kerry gave me plenty of reasons not to vote for Bush, but I never once heard a good reason to vote for him, except that he was Not Bush, and there were plenty of other Not Bushes to vote for.

But the thing is? If you don't vote, you're not sending a message, because NOBODY HEARS IT. Your non-vote in protest of the unwieldy two-party system is counted EXACTLY the same in the future of the country as the non-vote of the dude who was too hung over to get to the polls.


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 09:53 am
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Dude !


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 09:55 am
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Dude? (I totally don't know where your car is.)


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 11:55 am
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I'm pretty sure you're the first man I've heard of that has a politically driven penis. I don't know if I'm super impressed or suitably shocked.


 
[User Picture] From: wanton_bliss
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 12:56 pm
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Actually, a surprising number of penes curve left.


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 01:48 pm
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the rimjobsshots never stop in jimbo's journal


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 04:01 pm
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So much for fucking politics, eh ?


 
[User Picture] From: billyfleetwood
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 03:41 pm
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You'd be surprised how many of us guys actually look past the shiny pretty wrapping paper, and shake the present a bit before opening it.


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 03:57 pm
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Sometimes you need a good poke along with shakin'.


 
[User Picture] From: billyfleetwood
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 04:17 pm
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wow. way to confuse me with my own metaphor.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 04:21 pm
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I admit that "poke it with a stick" is a traditional - even venerable - method of testing something you're unsure of by proxy, but the idea there is to use a disposable stick.

METAPHOR DENIED!


 
[User Picture] From: billyfleetwood
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 05:00 pm
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I'm going to stand firm on my position that when dealing with a gift wrapped item, the historically accepted method of divining the contents of said package is giving it a good shake. Should the results of the shake test prove incongruent with the initial visual appraisal of package size/density, one is usually faced with one of two situations...

a) heavier than expected: increased curiosity, rampant speculation as to contents of package.

b) Lighter than expected: suspicion of trickery, expectation of anticlimactic sweater/sock giftage.

Only the spoiled and un adventurous go the peel the wrapper back a little and peek route. On rare occasions you shake the box and it yelps and/or leaks, which means you got a puppy, and your parents are mildly retarded, because really, who puts a puppy in a box? Just tie a bow around it's neck, and leave it in the garage.


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 07:01 pm
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See, there's where we differ. Once I find a perfectly suitably sized and satisfactory stick, I want to reuse it, altho if it's going to be put to work poking something potentially gnarly, I'd certainly use 100% guaranteed protective latex covers, just to be safe. The stick is absolutely reusable that way, and the 'something potentially gnarly' can be quickly disposed of. I'm all for reusables unless we're talking menstrual supplies.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 10:27 pm
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Okay, I'm going to admit to a bit of a startled RAWR reaction to the original "Sometimes you need a good poke along with shakin'." But now we're just getting way too deep into semantics (and stressing the gnarliness).


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 11:41 am
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shoulda hooked it up with her

think of it as politicking with your penis. then you can sing her this song as you kick her to the curb.


 
[User Picture] From: sesby
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 01:23 pm
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Undateable!
Sorry I didn't run into you there...I was in the hood, too.


 
From: jesebel
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 02:58 pm
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Sounds like she was probably just too lazy to hit the polls. Bitches...

But with people like this, you could always duct tape their mouth while you bone 'em. I'm just sayin'... I guess you can't really duct tape someone's brain. Pity.



 
[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 05:35 pm
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I still can't believe you hang out at a place called "COOL BEANS"


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 10:50 pm
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give him a break...it's not like he's got a plethora of gay bars to choose from in the sticks...


 
[User Picture] From: tawnyleona
Date: August 9th, 2005 - 08:38 pm
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Funny, as soon as I got to the "glossy-pedicured-nails-toe-rings-and-sandals thing going on" line, I thought, "Someone has too much time!" Most of the busy women I know don't have time for pedicures at any time other than special occasions...and if they do, then they don't have the money for such luxuries:) But then, I'm a practical kind of person, for the most part. My husband gives damn good pedicures!


 
From: jesebel
Date: August 10th, 2005 - 04:08 am
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I think a pedicure should be one of those things women earn...like I am treating myself to one after I run a triathlon. They feel soooooo nice.


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