February 8, 2009

The End of the World as We Know It

That's the subject line as a good friend of ThreeSources shares this. Judith Warner blogs about how couples her age are struggling to deal with the awesomeness of the Obamas:

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. It was not clear whether Max was feeling protective of the president’s health or jealous because of the cigarette.
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(“Like a lot of folks, I have anxiety about being outside of the Obama administration universe right now,” she then explained to me. “Even though I was at the ‘it’ ball of inauguration balls, I still felt like other balls were greener, or more purple, or with credentials completely out of my control — more young. I really feel like I’m scrambling internally … to deserve Obama cred and all I’ve got is this over-my-head wonder for the man that amounts to being an Obama girl.”)

In between those two paragraphs, it gets even stranger. In case you missed the NPR interview, Ms. Warner is described:
Judith Warner's book, "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety" (excerpt, NPR interview), a New York Times best-seller, was published in February 2005. "Domestic Disturbances" appears every Friday.

Our ancestors fought wild beasts and struggled to provide sufficient caloric content to their offspring. But real motherhood anxiety is surely wondering:


Obama Administration Posted by John Kranz at February 8, 2009 12:27 PM

My emailer suggests that it is less difficult to understand the excitement on the other side now that their (hunky!) guy is in office. More surprising is the NY Times printing it.

Personally, the link to the NPR interview set the whole thing up for me.


Posted by: jk at February 8, 2009 6:03 PM

It wouldn't be the Minnesota way to allow "The end of the world as we know it" to go uncredited. This comes from Joe Soucheray's Garage Logic Lexicon. Joe is a regular guy using the radio waves to fight the Euphorians and wackadoodles from Liberal Lakes MN. So here's to Joe, Hail the Flashlight King!

Posted by: sugarchuck at February 8, 2009 7:58 PM | What do you think? [2]