My name is Hannah, I’m 18 and this is where I jot down my life experiences. I'm a feminist, aspiring journalist, confirmed design geek, diagnosed caffeine addict, and seasoned NBC enthusiast.
This blog is called “rêveries,” meaning “daydreams” in French, because a) blogging, for me, means taking a break from reality to relax, reflect, and attempt to avoid all other real obligations, and b) my pretentiousness and high-school level French proficiency require that I title my blog something foreign to show that I am cultured and full of myself.
Let me tell you something about Mitt Romney. We were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It’s SO embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then in 8th grade, I started hanging out with the current president Barack Obama who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to DC, and Mitt was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow him off to listen to Obama speak, he’d be like, “Why didn’t you support my idea?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so ignorant of America’s needs?” So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-Democrats pool party, I was like, “Mitt, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re a Republican.” I mean I couldn’t have a Republican at my party. There were going to be Democrats there with their human rights. I mean, right? He was a REPUBLICAN. So then his mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then he dropped out of politics because no one would talk to him, and came back in the fall for the presidential election, all of his hair was cut off and he was totally weird, and now I guess he’s trying to make airplane windows roll down.
There’s something inherently not cynical here, though. Perhaps that’s the reason so many people applauded Michelle Obama’s speech with tears in their eyes, or the reason so many women (and men) posted or tweeted “I love Michelle Obama!” after she spoke last night. We can all relate to the power of mom, but we are primed and eager for this burgeoning concept of motherhood. She’s not “just a mom.” She’s a mom-in-chief. Maybe later, she will be something else, go back to her career, surpass Barack in a powerful position. But for now, she’s where she is and owning it.
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In this article he draws an interesting parallel between the abortion and prohibition debates.
All hail Steve Martin.