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13 August 2009

A post about daddy groups, negativity, and Kaká

I've been quiet about that, but I've joined a daddy-group thingy, which makes my baby happy and postpones my nervous breakdown. Here's my happy baby and a cute girl on a trampoline:

happy baby on a trampoline


My dad took me to one single soccer game when I was a kid. Maybe because we were poor? Or maybe because he didn't get the hint of me creating multiple folders of Maccabi-Tel-Aviv-related photos and articles? Anyway, it was a friendly between Israel and Wales. I know--it does sound like a bad joke with no punchline. But maybe this could be it: The score at the end was 0-0.

And look at my baby in a suite watching Real Madrid vs. DC United. Kids today...

happy baby watching soccer


So we were at the lake, and it was almost relaxing. But, you know... Some people say one thing and from that moment on everything they say and do is proof that they're my motherfucking enemies. A cousin said he was a Republican. That's all it takes. Which explains the anger I felt whenever he did anything atrocious like turn the AC up or refer to his son as Buddy, or rent a boat. Those Republicans with their fucking boats, eh? Fascists!

Which proves one thing: the only relaxing vacation I'll ever get to have is the one I take from my own silly little overworked and underpreforming brain.

20 comments:

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Let me know how you end up booking that relaxing vacation, will you? Are travel agents even around anymore???? The trampoline picture is very cute!

CaraBee said...

I was just today wondering where you'd been and turns out you've been loafing on trampolines and at soccer matches in between Republican bashing. Busy times.

Kristen said...

I have the same reaction whenever anybody tells me they're a Republican.

People in the Sun said...

Jill, isn't it a great picture? Random focus is my specialty.

CaraBee, don't forget daddy-grouping. And I played a lot of pool by myself in the lake house (because I refused to go on the boat. Because it was rented by a Republican, of course).

Kristen, because it's not just a political party--it's the idea that Bush somehow deserved to be elected for a second term, and abortion is murder, and hunting is a sport, and we should just nuke Iran. And it's Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter and Rove and C Street and God is somehow routing for America at the expense of other nations because people here deserve it. And it's the worst mix between ignorance and arrogance. But really, I should have just asked him to turn the AC down.

Ellie said...

Did you like watching Real Madrid? They're team.

People in the Sun said...

It was great. The first two goals were basically just one on one with the goal keeper who didn't have a chance, but the third one was really unique. And these were my first three live goals, which is a strange thing for a soccer fan.

vision2eyes@gmail.com said...

great blog keep up the good work

People in the Sun said...

I'm sorry, I couldn't read your comment because I broke my glasses. If only I knew of a place online to buy glasses...

SJ said...

I could have sworn I commented. Are you censoring me? Or did it get eaten up by the internet squirrels? I bet it was a good comment.

Sebastien said...

That's awesome that you got to see Real Madrid! I've only been to one professional match, my uncle brought me when I was in my teens to a game in Paris, I think it was at the Stade des Princes or some such name. All I remember was that most of the crowd was male, drinking and smoking joints, and very riled up. Friendly atmosphere.

All this latent-Republican bashing has me worried that you are a in the closet Republican!!?? Say it ain't so... just kidding, I know you don't roll with those baddies. But I can't say I'm a big fan of the Democrats either, both parties are good at wasting money. But picking my poison, I'll usually lean democrat...

Sebastien said...

PS your son is ridiculously adorable! now all he needs to do is get into some good old-fashioned hooliganism and he'll be tops in my book.

Jeaux said...

And they're so smug about it too. With their luggage racks and beady little eyes. Pretending to be dense about all the liberties they take! Jerks!

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

And their Fox News channel. Damn righties.

People in the Sun said...

SJ, bet you it was the best comment in history. Sometimes I comment here and get an error message, and then I have to click on Post Comment again. I think it's a problem with the under-the-post comment box on Blogger. What can you do... Sorry.

Sebastien, I wish I could see more soccer games, but really, I can't see myself rooting for a local team. I wish I could see Maradona play.

And Democrats are just as easily bribed by corporations, but the people who vote for them do that because they want equality and justice and other good stuff, and every once in a while the Democrats have to give them a little something to appear sincere. Hopefully, this time it will be the health care reform.

And he is cute, isn't he? Photogenic, too.

Jeaux, "beady little eyes"? To paraphrase Bill Hicks, the people who believe the world had been created in seven days look like they're a species that evolved for only seven days.

Florida Girl, and their Ronald Reagan.

Blues said...

Be glad it was only a week. I hung out with a truckload of republicans all month and everything they did was fucking republican.

People in the Sun said...

Blues, they can't help themselves, the poor things.

LiteralDan said...

If you're able to set that up, can you buy me a ticket, too?

People in the Sun said...

Dan, it's a recession. We're stuck here.

Mitch McDad said...

Hi. I really dig your point of view and since we have a Brazilian living with us, Kaka is the man!

I just took my girls to their first soccer game, the Colorado Rapids V Houston. Not quite the English Premier League, but fun none-the-less.

Don't let the Repubs get you down, they're self-destructing as week speak. The party of the right wing religious southern states will implode soon enough. We hope.

People in the Sun said...

Mitch, That sounds fun. Most people here don't see how a game where nothing happens could be fascinating, but it's all about that one minute when stuff does happen.

And as for the Reps., I guess not much came out of their pro-insurance-industry protest last week. And then today Roy Blunt talked about how difficult it is to work in DC with all the monkeys playing around. He will be missed.

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