June 13th, 2016

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Green Room - Week 26 - Day 4

It's the final week of Friends and Rivals, and the deadline for the final entries http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/940205.html. Considering the sheer strength of the Final 2, I should be celebrating. Instead, I'm having trouble sleeping.

The attack at the Pulse was very much on my mind - especially the detail of all the phones ringing with people trying to contact their loved ones. Phones ringing to calls that would never be picked up.

I don't really comment much about how I feel about social or political issues. Because honestly - the spotlight isn't on me. It's on you. I want to set the stage so you can be free to talk about them. (and who wants to hear from another cis-gender old white guy anyway? :p)

Being in Orlando that night though - just a few minutes away... had we stayed to get something to eat (like I wanted to do), we would have probably still been in the area when the shooting occurred.

I wasn't at the Pulse, to the best of my knowledge none of my friends were there that night (although some of them definitely go there). I wasn't close enough that I was in any real danger (unless he had decided to come to the club I was at , a few blocks away and a few hours earlier. But "we" weren't his target - unless he decided he also hated Gogol Bordello)

It's still profoundly disturbing though. If something like this *doesn't* rattle something inside of you, you may want to check the gears of your robot heart, because something might need oil.
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Vote - Finale - Week 26

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Paul Westerberg once issued the following challenge: “Look me in the eye and then tell, that I’m satisfied.”

If you were to look me in the eye right now and ask me about this final two - you would be able to tell the answer immediately - and not in the way Westerberg would reveal.

Friends and Rivals is coming to an end - with two more contestants, two friends and (in the competition) rivals for the title LJ Idol!

Place your bets - and tell a friend! (or three)

The poll closes Thursday, June 16th at 9pm EDT!

Good luck to you both!

Poll #2047251 Friends and Rivals, Week 26 - Finale
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