I need to write something totally unrelated to politics and the election. It’s all you see now; everyone is biting their nails and on edge. I personally don’t give a rat’s ass about any of it. I did not vote because 1) One single vote does not mean jack shit; 2) I don’t like either choice, and I feel neither one is good for this dying Republic (nor any of the fucking bozos in DC, for that matter). Fuck Biden and fuck Trump. That’s all I want to say on the matter today.
I just stopped at Walgreens tonight to get something, and walking down the candy aisle, I saw that peanut butter Twix was on sale for 88¢. Obviously I bought some, since PB Twix is superior to the regular one with that god-awful caramel. I’ve seen king size candies run, in some places around town, upwards of $2.29, and regular size candies at like $1.69. When I first got hired at a Maverik gas station 25 years ago (1995), candy bars ran for something like 69¢ and 99¢. Wendy’s still had the “99¢ Super Value Menu”; now the same Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger is over two bucks. I know I’m getting old, but also the once-mighty dollar is turning into shit. If the dollar was such a great currency, the British pound and Euro wouldn’t be worth more than a dollar ($1.31 and $1.18, respectively). I would love to possess one bitcoin right now, as I could pay off all my debts, being worth nearly $16,000 right now. As it sits, I’m just a really poor, broke motherfucker that barely lives paycheck to paycheck.
If you’re a fan of country music, you might remember a song by Bucky Covington, called “A Different World”. In that song, there is a contrast of life today, and how much simpler life was years ago when Generation X was growing up.
Something else that makes me a little nostalgic is VH1’s shows called “I Love the 80s”. Different celebrities shared memories of something from each year of that decade. Many will confess that the music from the 80s was some of the best, evidenced by how much of the music from the 80s is making a return in popularity, at least in classic rock, anyway. Because I’m not of this Generation Z (and whatever the newest one is called), I don’t get the fascination for a lot of today’s (s)hit music. There are a very few songs from after 2010 that I would listen to, but most of it is absolute crap. How anyone can love music by Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Meghan Trainor and many others that I have never even heard of before is beyond me. There’s no talent involved; if they tried to sing a capella, many of these so-called singers today would sound even more like garbage than they already do with all the accompaniments.
Here is a quite fitting quote of the day:
“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”– Bob Hope