The headline read....
Family Concerned After John McCain Wanders Into Syria
Washington--Members of Sen. John McCain's family expressed deep concern Tuesday after receiving word that the aging legislator had wandered into Syria.
Ha! Poor old John can't buy a break. That was reported, of course, in The Onion, a parody newspaper. Unfortunately I'm afraid there might be more than a little truth to this one. There are a lot of those guys in Washington (or Warshington if you're from Boston), of both parties, who are doing things I just find bizarre.
Still, he's lived an amazing life and I sincerely wish him well.
I was watching Good Morning America earlier and noticed Robin Roberts interviewing Will Smith. When she's on camera she normally speaks "unaccented TV" for lack of a better term. But when she was interviewing Will she started speaking "inner-city street". Then some rapper was on, and listening to him (I tried unsuccessfully to tune him out) I assumed he was black. Then I saw him...some white guy named Pit Bull. (Really? Who names their kid "Pit"?) I guess you just never know these days.
K said she lapses into and out of other dialects, too. She's a corporate recruiter and daily talks to people from all over the country. She said she subconsciously slips into Cajun when she's talking to people from Louisiana, deep south drawl when appropriate, etc.
I find myself doing the same. When speaking with a sophisticated potential client my speech is The King's English, but when talking to one of my blue-collar subs it's "Hey, how y'all doin'? Sup?"
Do you do that, too? Is it intentional or subconscious?
My trusty (until now) chariot is in the shop getting its air conditioner fixed. I know.....a car in Texas without working air conditioning is just scrap metal. We're down to just one car, and I'm having to take K to work and pick her up and plan my day around my chauffeur duties.
At one time a while back K and I discussed me retiring for real (not semi retiring) and just having one car. Now I truly like living lean, but after experiencing a one car household, even for just a day, I'm afraid that might be just a bit too lean.
Speaking of cars, tomorrow is Cars and Coffee, weather permitting. We need the rain, but please God, let it come after noon, OK? :)
Have a great weekend everyone.