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In Case you Haven't Heard...

THE ECONOMY SUCKS RIGHT NOW!!!

And do you know what else sucks? THE FACT THAT NOTHING ELSE IS IN THE NEWSPAPER. OR ON THE RADIO. OR ON THE INTERNET.

And now I'm helping to perpetuate that problem but BLOGGING about it but mostly I wanted to blog this.

That I'm not sure whether being away for 6 years has sheltered me from all the bad=ness that seems to happy ONLY in North America or whether this is really bigger than all the headlines about Afghanistan or Iraq or the Tsunami or global warming.

Because I remember talking to my family when I was away wondering why they were getting so obsessed with one thing or another and now maybe I realize that maybe JUST MAYBE the MEDIA WAS OBSESSING THEM.

Because I'm being bombarded with this information that is only about ONE THING.

A thing that I suppose is really important but is potentially being dealt with EXTREMELY BETTER in parts of the world where they have actually had real problems like droughts and bombs and fear of N. Korea that this is just ANOTHER THING that needs to be dealt with and MOVE ON.

Maybe I just miss the place that says "Yes the economy sucks. Perfect opportunity to drown our sorrows in some pints. So we should head to Primark and get a new top and necklace for a good night out. Because, hey, the economy will still suck tomorrow but at least we'll have sung our hearts out."

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