Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Poo! Poo! Putin
I am sitting here in my office with the 10 minutes of free thinking time I have allowed myself today (the rest of my time spent grading and grading and grading and teaching with more grading...) and all I can think of is that I really don't like Putin. I don't like his shiny head, I don't like his politics, I don't like how good of friends he was with Yelsten (although I do like the furry hat Yeltsen was always wearing around, I needed one of those today...), and I really don't like his name-- it reminds me of the German "Putsch" and then I think of Beer Halls, and then Hitler and then other coup d'etats....yikes!!!!!
Will someone please help me get in the Christmas Spirit!?!?
Honestly, the weight of the world somehow is weighing me down this season....I never really feel and smell the delights of pine until I only have 3 days left to enjoy the wafting scents!
So, I have decided to adopt Madeline's view of life: "And to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said 'Poo! Poo!'"
So here goes-- "Poo!!! Poo! to YOU, Putin!!"
However, thinking of Putin inevitably leads me to ponderings of Pushkin--and that vernacular makes me happy!
Also, I have a public relations gig tonight that I am taking pictures for...it's so "Samantha Jones" ish that I can almost hear 5th Avenue.