Bloggers Blues…and Inappropriateness in the Nation’s Capital (GASP)

Blogging is hard!  Sometimes I am just less than inspired to blog. I get busy, don’t feel I have anything exciting to report, and I just don’t add anything.  You know its bad when your Mom is emailing to find out if you are sick or if anything is wrong because your blog has been stale for over a week.  J  I have one little story for you…

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Last week I was in a meeting with 3 Members of Congress (all male). It was a relatively small meeting but I would say that 1/3 of the group were women.  We were discussing a certain issue (we will keep the issue top secret because I am afraid if I told you then you would be able to determine the particular Member of Congress I am about to discuss).   One of the Members in the meeting just happens to be an older gentleman from the great State of Texas.  In a short one hour time frame he proceeds to tell two sex jokes. 

Now he was using the jokes to make a non-sexual point.  (You know how people in Texas often using strange sayings to make a point: i.e. scared as a cat at the dogpound; It’s so hot the hens are laying hard-boiled eggs; the porch lights on but no one’s home; this ain’t my first rodeo; and he’s all hat and no cattle.)  But still, it was highly inappropriate.  His staffer (who happened to be female) was really embarrassed.  She let out an audible gasp when he told the first joke. (Obviously this sort of thing happens often with him).   I actually got a kick out of it; I thought the whole thing was hilarious. I saw a few ladies squirming in their seats.  I have to admit, it is not often I am in a meeting with a Member of Congress and Mark Antony & Cleopatra’s love life comes up as a metaphor for something.

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I had a wonderful weekend hanging out with friends, getting a mani/pedi, ladies lunch, a couple good workouts, and the best part…I cleaned out junk from the House and had it hauled off!  (Yes, I am officially old)

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Oh yes, I will also leave you with some words of wisdom, spoken by favorite Member of Congress mentioned above.  He said, if our citizens ever find out that we (Congress) “are doing tomorrow what we did yesterday because we can’t get together today” we are all going to be going home.   He was discussing Congress’ lack of ability to set aside partisan BS and put together a Budget and pass Appropriation bills to keep the Federal Government running smoothly.  I thought it was great, and so true. 

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4 Responses to Bloggers Blues…and Inappropriateness in the Nation’s Capital (GASP)

  1. Mom says:

    I love it! I always get disgusted because, in my view, the one standard job Congress has is to put a budget in place each year for October 1st and they just can’t seem to do it!

  2. Heather says:

    The words of wisdom were great! The sad part is we have figured out was congress is doing or should I say not doing, and they still have their jobs! I just keep telling myself that there are some good folks up there and it will get better some day!

  3. Irma says:

    So glad to see you have updated your blog…one of my personal Texas sayings, for when a woman of a certain size insists on wearing 2+ sizes too small “looks like 2 hogs a tussling in a tow sack”

  4. shirl says:

    Did I miss them?—I thought you were going to tell the jokes…!

    shirl

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