March 3, 2004

Dinner Time Conversation

Nin and I went out to dinner last night to our favourite Japanese place. In amongst our chatter -- where we decided we're 3 degrees from Johnny Depp -- the subject of family, relationships, and politics came up. I'd just read a story where the parents of one of the characters had fits because their daughter had married someone of the opposite political persuasion. Now to me, this seems nuts. But I've heard it happens. I remember being amazed to discover that the parents of a few of my friends actually still grill their kids over who they vote for, and would have kittens if they ever voted Republican. Of all the things my mum has ever worried about, I can guarantee that who I vote for is not on the list!

But back to the point -- somewhere in here -- of our mealtime chatter. I said I'd rather have an SO who's a Democrat and involved and interested in current events, than someone who doesn't vote, doesn't care, and thinks Condi Rice is some new version of Uncle Ben's.

Posted by Ithildin at March 3, 2004 7:45 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

i know my cats would vote libertarian, they are pretty much in it for themselves. the dog is a bleeding heart liberal though.

yeah this is a tricky subject. my brother and i couldn't be farthur than from the far right-wing brand we grew up on. but both our sponses vote like we do. don't know how i could deal otherwise. there is so much to disagree on in daily life, it is good to have some things in common.

Posted by: dicknbush at March 3, 2004 1:02 PM

Does "three degrees" mean there are two people in between or three? Now that I think about it, there are two people between me and Johnny Depp; between me and most people in Hollyweird, actually. Thinking a bit more there would be two separate chains of two people I could say that about. Small world indeed.

Posted by: Dave J at March 3, 2004 4:13 PM

I'm not positive :) In our case, there are two people between us. Through another chain, it's three people.

Posted by: Ith at March 3, 2004 4:20 PM

My mom threw me out of the house when she found out I joined the Army. But I sleep well knowing she's safe at home becuase people like me do what they do.

Yep, as long as the hippies are American, we gotta protect them, too.

Posted by: Rob at March 3, 2004 5:28 PM

i had no idea that hippies needed protecting!

Posted by: dicknbush at March 4, 2004 8:26 AM

Rob, that's awful! :(

Posted by: Ith at March 5, 2004 12:30 PM