This is a strikingly accurate depiction of our experiences in France so far.
This idea that a mayor should be hands-on with everything, fostering pet projects and GETTING THINGS DONE is also directly connected to this masculine mentality that has prevailed in Icelandic politics for far too long. This idea that a real man just ambles forth, solving every problem with brute force, never admitting that he doesn’t understand or that he needs help. Like some wimp. And yeah, I get a lot of that, people saying I’ve entrusted all of my power to specialists and technicians, that I’m not a real mayor. The funny thing is that while they think this hurts me—that it’s a kick in the balls—that couldn’t be further from the truth. It makes me happy; it’s what I wanted all along. I am not a strong, masculine problem solver. In fact, I strive not to be one. I believe strong masculine problem solvers have caused a lot of damage through the years, and I am proud to be thought of as the opposite.
But Confucius has answered them with the final whistle, it’s all over. Germany, having trounced England’s famous midfield trio of Bentham, Locke and Hobbes in the semi-final, have been beaten by the odd goal.
On her days off, Prairie Dawn works on a YouTube series that she’s trying to get off the ground. There are two episodes online already, and she’s thinking about doing a Kickstarter to fund the rest of the season. It’s an Anna Karenina retelling where Anna and Kitty send vlogs to each other, and Prairie Dawn plays Anna and her friend Betty Lou plays Kitty. If they had some more funding they could do casting for Levin and Vronsky. It happened for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries — why not them?
when in doubt, watch Real Genius.
Such coat of red, very lion, much claws