Something Stupid is a great song from 1967, a full decade before I was even born. Originally recorded by Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy, it has been covered a few times. I like the Robbie Williams/Nicole Kidman cover, but the original is pretty awesome.I chose this song for two reasons today. One, the actual meaning of the song, and two, the state of the news today. I’ll start with the latter.
Recently, our president referred to other countries as “shitholes”. He partially won the presidency on the basis of keeping immigrants out of our country and encouraging racial profiling. He tweets daily about things that just shouldn’t be said by the leader of a country. His comments about North Korean leader Kim Jung Un alone have been enough to start a war that we don’t need or want. The worst part is, when he tweets stupid shit, he is the representive of our nation, not just a man voicing his opinion. I strongly believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion on issues (this blog is dedicated to mine), but when you are the top man in the country you need to use a lot of political correctness when talking/tweeting. Donald Trump does not.
Regardless of what you think of him (I’m not a fan obviously), he is our president. My major issue with him at the moment isn’t his opinions on matters, it’s the fact he denies things that he has said. He’s made some VERY racist remarks, but over the weekend has been telling the media “I’m the least racist person you’ll ever interview”. WHAT. THE. FUCK. The proof is RIGHT THERE that you said these things! I know he’s started this whole “fake news” excuse, that he’s constantly being taken out of context, which could be the case sometimes, but you cannot deny what you yourself deliberately type on twitter. The proof is there! It’s a sad day that this man thinks the rest of the country is so stupid to believe the “I didn’t say that” excuse.
He should keep a bit of professional decorum while he sits in that oval office. Maybe a little less of the “Believe what I tell you, despite the proof to the contrary” attitude. I’m actually not sure what is worse, his opinions or the fact he honestly thinks he is always in the right and has done nothing wrong. His flippant attitude towards his ever increasingly stupidity really has me concerned. But the fact he honestly believes that he’s the best thing ever to happen to our country truly is Something Stupid….
Now that I’ve rambled on, the actual meaning of the song. The song itself is about being desperate for a love that you know isn’t going to reciprocate. Which is kinda creepy considering Frank Sinatra recorded it with his daughter, not a potential lover. I kind of empathize with the song though. I’ve recently been ready to get back into the dating world, but I fear that I’ve been lonely for so long that I’ll latch on to the first person that shows the slightest attention. I’m being mindful of that…knowing is half the battle.
There was Josh, whom I talked to for over two months. It seemed great at the time, but looking back it wasn’t right. He never made me a priority, didn’t want to talk about anything of any substance, and was very emotionally unavailable. I’m not saying that I expect to know all your truth up front, but you can’t be completely closed of during a conversation. It just doesn’t work that way. Today marks one week since I’ve even heard a peep out of him. I’m just going to leave it that way. I understand people are busy, but if you can’t take thirty seconds out of your day to say “I’m busy, but hope you are well” then screw it. I was married to a narcissist that made everything about himself but then just when you couldn’t take it anymore, he’d do something for me just to make me happy. I learned from those years that that is not something I want.
I am lonely, but I am not desperate. I want to find someone that makes me want to be with them, not fight for attention. It will take a special person to make me “spoil it all by saying something stupid like I love you” as the song states.
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