Yes theson....this would be THE ROBE!!! Anyone in the Cleveland area may remember it vividly, as you were known as "bathrobe boy" while attending Case Western Reserve University. As anyone can see...you were an avid seamstress, repairing it diligently with the best fix-it - duct tape!
Considering you began your matriculation's in 1996 - this robe is at least that old - unless you wore it in high school, which my brain cell doesn't remember. I know there was a yellow robe in high school (the one decorated nicely when you ran for Coroner) - and possibly this one as well.
Needless to say, I have had to do some major closet cleaning and thedaughter had some issues that had to be addressed - and lo and behold - I find THE ROBE!!
Theson is always nagging me about saving things - and I need to just send this stuff to the landfill, rather than store and save. Sooooo...call the medics for theson - THE ROBE IS HEADED FOR THE LANDFILL AS I TYPE!!!
I can remember my very best friend saying, "he needs to lose the robe and cut his hair" to make something of himself. He studied well, got excellent grades and landed an excellent job - of course he did not interview with the robe, but the long hair remained. He did quite well and no mom could be any prouder of their "weird child." I mean that in a loving way of course. We all march to a different drummer and that is who we are.
Thedaughter had an issue with condensation from her bedroom air conditioner and a mold situation was beginning. So, yesterday we tore the room apart, broke down the bunk type bed, had two twins to replace it, and major scrubbing began. Thegrandson was tickled with his new bed and even made the bed this morning. I'm impressed.
This morning, I began cleaning out the upstairs hall closet and found more things to be packed onto the truck headed for the landfill. I scrubbed the floor on my hands and knees - and btw, I'm never doing that again. I'm too old for this shit!
My next project is to clean and straighten up thesons bedroom, as hopefully he will be home by the end of this month. I haven't seen him since Christmas, except on Skype of course. While he is out of the country he purchases a lot of "things" and all the boxes just pile up in his room - and when he does get home, not remembering what he has ordered - it is like Christmas for him.
Now onto another subject - Obama's healthcare address from last night. I thought it was terrific. He showed a forcefulness that was much needed. while watching the GOP and their stubborn stance - it took a lot for me not to jump through the set and throttle a few. When the South Carolina representative hollered out "you lie" I thought I would choke on my teeth. I have watched probably every major presidential address over the past 40 years - and I have never - NEVER - heard such a flagrant remark such as that. I'm sorry, but an apology is just not enough. The Sergeant-At-Arms should have had his ass removed from the hall.
I loved afterwards, when McCain and other GOP'ers were stating that they were holding up their bills - more or less saying that Obama has been denying such bills. C'mon...I would imagine that these are more 19 page proposals which state nothing - since that is what they have been doing for the past nine months.
The rethugs are opposed to a public option - this we know. If they had their druthers, they want insurance companies to still be in control and to basically "clean up their act." Would that be like the bankers and the Madoff's of the world? For chrissakes - these are the people who have a stranglehold on the industry. They can't check themselves - hell no, and then what would the lobbyists have to do? I fired off more e-mails after the speech than I care to count...but I want our President to stick by his guns and go forward with his proposals. Enough of the GOP dragging everything down - appeal to your own party and forget bipartisanship - Obama has tried, and the right has refused...and then cry and bemoan that "he hasn't even tried to reach across the aisle." Lame ass lies and spin.
I just heard on the news, that a Texas school that refused to air Obama's message to students the other day, is sending all the students to hear a speech by FORMER president Bush!! WTF is that all about. C'mon Jacque - tell me what is wrong with those idiots.
I have to get back to the cleaning thing now...hope I'm not in too much pain by the time I get it all accomplished. Have a great day and I shall return....later...
Born and raised in Parkersburg, WV - moved to Bellaire, Ohio in 1974. I am the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. Opinionated of course and political follower. Blog as a therapeutic outlet - whether it makes sense or not. Enjoy.