When we flew back into Pittsburgh yesterday and landed at the airport to be welcomed by a nice, thick, consistent, obviously-took-its-fiber-pills snow, I laughed. Oh, how I laughed. I laughed and the people on the plane said, “That lady finally lost her mind.”
Because, you see, I had been gradually losing my mind all damn day.
That’s what all-day air travel with children will do to you. It will take your mind and it will put a pox upon it unseen since the Macbeth witches’ brew, leaving you a babbling, incoherent mess screaming, “OUT, DAMN SPOT,” to nothing in particular.
However, I wasn’t only welcomed back to the city with a broken mind and with snow five days into April; I was also welcomed back with an email from the film office finally confirming that Batman is filming in Pittsburgh (more on that later), that the Pirates are playing .600 ball (more on that later), that good things happened with Make Room for Kids (more on that later), that it was 80 degrees on Monday (Mother Nature is obviously having a menopausal bitch snit), that the Pens continue to kick all kinds of ass (cute Sid story coming up), THAT BATMAN IS FILMING IN PITTSBURGH (STALK-O-METER CALIBRATION TIME), and that outing myself as a Republican earned over 250 comments, as well as posts on other sites in which some are “disgusted” with me and no longer reading me because I’m a Republican, I guess because they think I’m going to start writing things like, “The Pirates won last night. I noticed the score while I was cleaning my guns and researching the circumstances surrounding Obama’s birth.”
To those of you that have emailed me to say that you’re leaving, I’m sorry to see you go. Truly.
To those of you that have emailed to sheepishly admit you’re a Republican too, though your friends don’t even know it — shoot — stay in the closet. It’s nice in there.
To those of you that have emailed to ask me to explain to you my stance on specific issues like abortion, gay rights, gun control, etc., I don’t think that would be beneficial to either of us in any way. Instead, go read a comment I wrote on a 2 Political Junkies post in which my quotation marks around the words “war criminal” are questioned. I think it will explain some things to you.
Do I regret writing that post? Oh, hell, yes. More than you’ll ever know.
But what’s done is done and que sera sera.
More on the Pirates, Penguins, pigeons, Lukey, and BATMAN! soon.
Oh, and guns. LOTS OF GUNS. ME LOVE KILLING! GRRR.