2017-06-21

notmypresident: (Fear Trump)
I told myself not to get too invested in Georgia's special election yesterday. For the most part, I succeeded. Am I disappointed by the results? Absolutely. Am I surprised by the results? Not at all. There was something about Ossoff that made me feel he would never win over a majority of Georgia's Republicans — too young, too much of an outsider, etc. I suppose there's saving grace in the fact that Ossoff did come close to beating Handel (who is a pig of a person if ever there was one), but it was a mistake to think that this was a referendum on Trump. If that's the case, we really are up the creek without a paddle.

Now for Another Hot Guy.

notmypresident: (Happy Girl!)
I wrote about my good friend Brad in a recent post, and how thinking of him again after all these years stirred some strong feelings for me. In that post, I left open the possibility of trying to establish contact with him again after a similar attempt last year proved fruitless. I was really struggling with the whole "should I or shouldn't I" aspect, and it took me a couple of days to reach a decision. I wound up sending them both a card with a sincere greeting that contained no expectations. If the lack of a response last year was their way of telling me to "fuck off," then so be it. But my need to express my appreciation for the friendship we once had outweighed the possibility of being shamed.

And today I got a response! The note was brief, but full of those qualities that made me originally appreciate Brad and Jerry so much: "Of course we still love you! Call! We'll talk!"

Now I just need to work up the courage to make that phone call... But at least this proves that following your feelings can sometimes lead to good things.