Two thoughts moving in entirely different directions.
I’ve been wondering for a while which band would be the first to repeat in the morning.
With all the Fred Eaglesmith I carry around, I’m awfully shocked that 1) it wasn’t him and 2) I got a repeat before Fred even came up in rotation.
Once more, this morning’s band was the Ennis Sisters, this time the song is “If Only”, and once more, I haven’t had any luck finding it on youtube. Hopefully it’s an entirely inapplicable song in my life - I try to live without “If only” sentiments around, and I certainly try to stay out of the “advice-giving” business. Hell, I don’t take it very well either. The best way of ensuring that what you’re about to say to me never gets heard is by starting with the words, “If I were you…“
Still, it’s a pretty song and the harmonies are, as always with the Ennis Sisters, utterly sublime.
The other entirely unrelated topic was that George Bush came to Calgary to give a speech today. The protesters were out in force in front of the Telus Convention Centre.
The spiritual icon of protests against Bush has become throwing a shoe. Awesome. Other presidents should be so lucky. Frankly, I’m flabbergasted there have been so many attempts. Apparently us Canajuns just prevent them against French Presidents.
So me, being the dumbass that I am, head down to go to my Tai Chi class at the downtown United Church. I see the crowd right in front of the convention centre and realize I have no choice but to plow past it or circle back a block to avoid it. Plugging on through I get half way through the crowd and suddenly realize I’m carrying the shoes I wear for Tai Chi tied together over my shoulder.
I remain your humble genius. For the record, Bush didn’t show up to do a set of Tai Chi.