1) The other day I saw someone sporting one of those "I *heart* NY" t-shirts. Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about, it's this obnoxiously too popular fad:
The first state I considered was, of course, the commonwealth dead-set against the evil of Yankeeland - Massachusetts: home of the *World Champion* Boston Red Sox (and yes, I know I only have til about Friday to keep saying that). However, after some more thought, I realized this might not be such a great shirt after all.
So, I forgot Massachusetts and moved on to a state that also falls thoroughly within Red Sox Nation - Maine. I mean, it's a cool state - they've got lobsters and lighthouses and foliage and stuff. But soon I figure out that this one wouldn't work either.
At that point, I decided it was time to scrap the whole New England thing. So, I decided to try out the state where wind comes sweeping down the plain. Yup. Oklahoma. They've got tornados, a dust bowl, Sooners, and...laters? Anyway, I thought they deserved a shot a landing a trendy T.
I figured another state that could benefit from a little *heart* love would be Alabama. They always get a bad rap for being no more than a bunch of ya'll-speakin', fried chicken-eatin' folk. So why not give Alabama some good publicity with a stylin' shirt?
Finally, I decided that it would be a sweet idea to try out my own state. I mean, Wy not? (Sorry) I mean, we've got cowboys, Yellowstone, traffic lights, and...um...a...state...capital? Anyway, I tried it out.
So, in conclusion, as much as I really dislike the whole NY thing, I guess compared to the other options, I guess it's not that bad of a deal.
2) Here's a quick headline I noticed this week that I couldn't pass up:
Dems Agree to Recommend Early Primaries
Don't be fooled by the headline - a truly bi-partisan U.S. is still years away. As one republican higher-up snorted when hearing the news, "What's actually worth noting is that whenever those primaries roll around, the democrats will have already recommended early primates."
And I'm done.