Many mornings as the kids are eating breakfast and I am making lunches, Room for Squares is playing over our marvelous sound system. (Yes, it is the first album, but it is still my favorite.) He's also frequently on throughout the day right now in a little of a rotation with Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie album, and the occasional Carly Simon. I'm in a mellow music mood at the moment.
I also have this slight internet compulsion. Maybe you've noticed. When I read on Erin's blog about John Mayer's Twitter page, I enthusiastically signed right up. I don't check it out often. But it's a little interesting. I sometimes wonder if he's trying to sound more deep than he is, in a random sort of fashion. (Randomness is difficult, by definition, to create. A lot of bloggers try. For most, it's not a great idea.) That's probably just me being skeptical. Well, tonight I read this twittered gem:
Since when did news headlines come with question marks? "Is Talking To The Taliban The Right Approach?" I don't know! You tell me, THE NEWS.
Wow. I'd hardly call myself wise, or very politically savvy, but it occurs to me that the answer to that questioning headline would be what's called editorializing. In other words, not fact. Opinion. Political commentary. Spin, perhaps. Sunday morning panel fodder. Not the job of THE NEWS.
Is THE NEWS supposed to tell us what to think now? Plenty of them do, but we take that with a grain of salt, right? And we're a little put off. Am I a fuddy duddy? I'm only 4 years older than this guy, but I suddenly feel like his mother's bridge partner. Maybe that's not a bad thing.
Especially considering the fact that I can't figure out why this composing formatting has a tendency to go all funky on me when I copy and paste. Like huge letters, and the wrong color font. Trying to fix it makes it worse. It usually publishes correctly. It's a gamble. See. I fit right in with that canasta and pinochle set. Rambling on about crazy kids today, muddling my way around these complicated machines ...