Wednesday, 5 May 2010

There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don't know how.

Or rather, I don't have time, because I don't know if you know this, but the environment recently exploded (twice) and many people were killed (twice) thanks to companies someone (not me, then) wasn't allowed to do anything about because some POTUS (not this one) was feeding at the corporate trough. But now that the environment has exploded (twice) and someone needs to be accountable (not me), someone's getting his ass handed to him while someone else (me) is playing clean up (me).

I knew tomorrow I had to post about the things I cannot do, and in the random snips of time I've scrapped here and there (literally, on the toilet, in my Moleskine, tmi, twss, etc., etc.) I actually managed a lyrical and moving post about the years I spent between my training wheels coming off and me actually riding a bike. Unfortunately, that Moleskine got left in the backseat of my boss's car somewhere between the Capitol and EPA East. SOOOOOO, long story short (remember Jennie's old blog? It totally ruled. Not that her current blog doesn't rule, because I don't know if you know this or not, but I designed her masthead in those halcyon days when I, you know, had time for the internet and such), but... wait, where was I? (I'm cribbing wifi at this bar where my boss and I are grabbing a quick martini before drafting some more press releases. OMG, I can't believe I just typed that. Somebody punch me.)

OH RIGHT. Long story short (yay!) I couldn't ever ride my bike because I was scared, and then one day years and years later I was all WTF and LITERALLY got on my bike and rode the damn thing. And I rode it HARD. (twss.) Moral of the story: YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT SO LONG AS YOU AREN'T SCARED AND/OR ARE SO DISGUSTED WITH YOURSELF YOU SHAME YOURSELF INTO DOING WHATEVER THE THING IS THAT YOU'RE NOT DOING.

Yeah. So if in the next few days you read some AP articles that quote some completely loony drunko? That's probably me.

HAPPY DRINKO DE MAYO EVERYBODY!

8 comments:

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

You have a great boss. I think press releases should only be drafted under the influence of some sort of martini-like concoction, anyhow. It would add an interesting spin to the spin, if you know what I mean. And I'm pretty sure you do.

Jennie said...

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT SO LONG AS YOU AREN'T SCARED AND/OR ARE SO DISGUSTED WITH YOURSELF YOU SHAME YOURSELF INTO DOING WHATEVER THE THING IS THAT YOU'RE NOT DOING.

I'm going to embroider this on a pillow.

me said...

..so Kat should embroider for you, Jennie?! :)

.. I agree though.

My brother didnt want to..so he couldnt..ride the bike. Then one day he said "I want to ride". So he did. End of story.

Poor Earth! YAY Kat!

scott said...

It's like that old saying about a horse falling off a bike and getting right back on or something like that.

Hello, Collective.

kat said...

jennie embroiders too!

Ms Elanious said...

There's this one person on my twitter feed who is usually diametrically opposed to my point of view, so it really shouldn't have surprised me when I saw her all kinds of outraged that people were worried about "... a few hundred birds" when couldn't we see the real tragedy is that "ELEVEN PEOPLE" lost their lives? Still, it shocked me. And made me really glad all over again that you are the Lorax and you are my friend.

Joe G. said...

It took me something like five years to learn to ride my bike. I would learn at the beginning of summer and be able to ride all summer, and then I wouldn't ride for months and months and when the next summer came around I had to relearn how to ride. I think I've got it down now, though.

Kat, my new name for you is Captain Planet. We can all be your Planeteers. I hope that this is okay with you.

mysterygirl! said...

Maybe one of you guys could embroider that pillow for me, too.