Because I Am a Sheep
For my inaugural NaNo post, I will risk jinxing the future of the whole world and explain why I think Barack Obama will win the election on Tuesday: it's because I left the country.
"Yeah, cause it's all about YOU," RW said when I laid out this theory for her, late last night, after our ritual viewing of one 30 Rock episode on DVD.
"No, really," I said. "You can pretty much guarantee it. Anything I do immediately becomes unfashionable. I'm, like, the anti-trendsetter. Like, back in 2000, when I opened an online account and got ready to buy stocks through the Internet? The market crashed. And then last year, when I decided I really had to have Crocs? Crocs stopped being cool and you couldn't find them anywhere. When I want to see a movie, that's when it stops running."
"Oh, right," said RW, waking up a little. "And right after you bought a house this spring, that's when the housing market dropped like crazy."
"And then you sold a house in Seattle, right after everyone was trying to do it so no one was paying market price, and then you moved the money to Canada right before the loonie fell against the dollar..."
"No," I said, "That was you."
"Oh. Right. Me."
"But anyway, basically, I finally got fed up with the United States and left, so of COURSE now things are going to turn around."
"Hmm. We'll see."
"The only thing I started doing right when it was cool," I mused on as RW fell asleep, "Was blogging. I started in the middle of 2004, right at the crest of the wave. But that's because it was like this perfect storm of things I couldn't resist."
"Lesbianism's always fashionable."
Will Obama win and prove me a fashion loser once again? Will lesbianism become uncool? Will I actually make it through November with a post every day? and if so, will everyone else in the world have stopped reading or writing blogs by the time I do??
Watch this space to find out!