Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Not trying to be political, but sometimes you just have to laugh

Our lovely thriving metropolis of Raleigh is being graced by The President's presence today. He is here to spread the word of his health care plan. I am not here to get on my soap box as a state employee and how all these pay cuts and firings and hiring freezes suck, BUT I am here to hopefully make a few of you chuckle. There is a saying in Raleighwood, about being "ITB". This, otherwise known as "inside the beltline", is the distinction between all that is good in the world, and all that is not. To be OUTSIDE the beltline, well, we won't discuss that in detail, but let's just say you know when you're OTB. To be ITB is to be above the rest. To be what people strive to be and have. (SOO joking by the way... but not'll never know). Obviously, this is something that is taken above and beyond and to heart by many to a level that is just ridiculous. And yes, there are ITB round stickers for your car. BitP and I were talking the other day about how we could live in this bubble, how we could live ITB, and never have to leave. There is nothing you can not get within the beltline, or not be able to get online. Try me, we wracked our brains. If you can think of something, I shall be impressed. Anywhoo, back to the point. Many within the beltline, shall I say, may not be the biggest supporters of our new president (such a stereotype I know), but many are greatly interested to see him in person and hear him speak on his plan. Well, he was messing up my world as I really needed to get to Cameron Village to do some shopping, but he was speaking at Broughton Highschool which is within a half mile of CV. Not needing to spend 2 hours trying to find a parking spot or have dogs sniff for bombs in my car, I decided to just forgo and try again tomorrow. A friend of mine, who works very close to CV got to see the limo parade by his office window this morning... I shortly received this text from him:

I cant figure out why Broughton is letting Obama speak on campus,
he is SO not ITB.

I didn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes. To many of you, this will be a pointless blog and you may think me weird for writing it. But it's just too funny.


PS: I obviously live ITB ;-)


Vicki T said...

Wow! I can't believe no one in DC has come up with "Inside the beltway" sticker for around here! I would TOTALLY BUY ONE.

I completely sympathize with this as someone who lives inside a beltway, dreads driving outside of it, and is frequently inconvenienced by know it cost the city of DC like $3,000 everytime a motorcade goes through the city?

I have to be devil's advocate though and say there are lot fewer motorcade disruptions since the republican's left town ;)

Rachel Ann said...

Too funny! I miss life ITB. Send my love to The Village Deli and Lily's and Third Place.

Barefoot in the Park said...

itb>otb>ool (outside the outer loop)

Red and White Preppy said...

Thank goodness I'm not OOL :)