Last Thoughts on Democratic Convention, and Pick Your Favorite Version of This Week's Song
Great convention! I hope there are plenty of Obama converts around the country this morning after he spoke last night and shared with voters what he plans to do for them. Lots of luck, John McCain, trying to fill that 10,000-seat venue in St. Paul (there were nearly 80,000 people at Mile-High Stadium who came out to see Senator Obama).
Now, I think that the Obama daughters are cute as the proverbial buttons. I'm curious to know if I'm the only one who thought they were dressed a little old? The older girl wore dresses with spaghetti straps on both the night her mother spoke and last night, when her father accepted the nomination (and the bodice of her dress Monday night was black, for heaven's sake). Surely clothing manufacturers make short-sleeve or sleeveless dresses in appropriate colors for kids her age? Black-bodiced dresses are cute on toddlers - they're usually paired with poufy skirts in bright colors like pink or yellow or even red - but after that stage that color is best retired until a girl is a woman. To me black spaghetti straps suggest a sexiness that has no place on an adolescent. I thought the younger girl would have had her hair in braids and be wearing lace-trimmed anklet socks or something you'd expect to see on a 7-year-old. For a moment I actually thought she was wearing stockings before telling myself I had to be imagining things and she was just bare-legged. Are there people who actually subject children that young to relaxers every seven weeks? (of course, her hair might have just been pressed with a hot comb, but even that's no picnic for a child, as I know firsthand from all those days-before-Easter).
Maybe I'm just hopelessly behind the times, but I do believe in letting kids look their age, especialy now that kids are often taller than they used to be. A 7-year-old shouldn't look like she's 10, and a 10-year-old shouldn't look like she's 13.
Getting off my soapbox with a hearty, "Go, Obama!"
It's Friday, time to choose your favorite version of the same song. I liked this weeks' selection the first time I heard it on Marvin Gaye's classic I Want You album (yeah, back then they were big black vinyl records). But when Fourplay covered it years later with vocals by El DeBarge, I decided I liked this later version even better. Y'all know I usually don't like remakes, and Marvin's version is of his usual excellent quality, but that remake was off the chain! What do you think?
Fourplay featuring El DeBarge
A fun, happy, safe Labor Day weekend to all, and may God protect the people of the Gulf region.