Even though the new Robyn video for Hang With Me is out today (thanks to Towelroad for the link), I still prefer the live acoustic version that not only shows off Robyn's unique voice, but focuses on the lyrics...and if you know me, you KNOW I'm all about the lyrics of songs.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
UPDATE: Upon re-reading this, I thinkI read it incorrectly. Yes, we all need friends who will just "be there" for us, but those who mean the most to me are those who give advice, solutions, and cures; the ones who can slap you across the face and say "Snap Out Of It!" are the ones I keep closest.
I started blogging on March 11, 2003 at my first blog on Blogspot, then moved over to Typepad for this blog on Nov. 4, 2003. All the posts from the first blog were moved over on the first day of this one. Both were/are called Narcissism 101.
My question is this: Do I celebrate my 7th anniversary of this blog in November or do I celebrate the 8th anniversary of Narcissism 101 as my blog in March?
I just watched your complete speech that was filmed last March at a N.A.A.C.P. banquet which, after being edited and posted on Andrew Breitbart's blog, became the national story it is today - no thanks to Fox News picking up and running with it. You were fired from your position as USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development thanks to that edited video and were shamed by many calling you racist - including the White House.
You, in no way, said anything racist. In fact, the story you were telling was about how you were affected by racism, how you dedicated your life to fighting racism, and finally learned by your own personal prejudices that race had nothing to do with your decision on whether or not you're helped by the USDA. Your story was honest and it took your own bravery to tell it.
I am happy to know that, after a full review of the tape, you have been vindicated with an apology from the White House, the N.A.A.C.P. and the Agriculture Department and have even been offered a "unique" job from the USDA. It's the least they can do for you after jumping to a conclusion and not reviewing all facts. Still waiting for Andrew Breitbart and Fox News to step up to the plate...
Throughout this whole ordeal you have remained outspoken, honest, strong, and extremely respectful. That, Mrs. Sherrod, is commendable and gives hope to those who have been wronged and want to stand up for themselves. Yes. You Can.
I'm writing to let you know that I'm glad we've decided to give it another go. After a few false starts, I am happy that you're finally ready to take a chance. We'll have our ups and downs, yes, but I believe that those times can only make us stronger and bring us closer together. To be honest, I've missed you a great deal and I look forward to seeing
what the future hold for us. Not to mention we look pretty good together...
Thinking about wasted talent tonight and found this video to show what can happen when someone's amazing talent gets clouded by personal issues. Miss Amy Winehouse has an INSANE talent which is now being wasted and this video exemplifies what she has.
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie
Tomorrow night I'm spinning the Ice Palace for my quick return to NY.
CAN.NOT. WAIT! Please come by and see myself, Daniel Nardicio,
Matthew Camp (my muse), Ladyfag, and Julie Atlas Muz for a night of
craziness w/ a Valley of the Dolls theme.
Oh, and I'll be spinning in my tighty-whities. Just sayin...