John had just finished viewing his memory video of his time in London when he attended the Princess Diane funeral. The pictures brought back the sense of camaraderie with strangers united in common grief that he had experienced during his time in London. He would have liked to reminisce more but he was afraid that he would be late for his Scientology meeting.
On the way to the subway John stopped at the news-stand to buy the recent edition of “Aliens and Abductions,” and then it was a quick stop at the Amulet store to buy some healing crystals to help the Zicam ward off what he was afraid was a coming cold.
The Scientology meeting went well. John had just passed his masters level and each week found him more and more informed on how to rid himself of the threatening thetans. For more then ten years now John gave praise to God for the work of L. Ron Hubbard.
With the Scientology meeting finished John decided to walk over to his marriage partner’s business. Habib and John had been together five years now and John told everyone he met that they were the best five years of his life. It had taken some time for John to get used to Habib’s Moonie Religion but after just a brief time of co-cohabiting together Habib and John discovered that Scientology and the Moonie belief actually molded together quite well.
After a power lunch with Habib, John was out the door again on his way to the Obama campaign headquarters. He knew that the candidate would be in town any day for a major foreign policy speech and John was already swooning with excitement to see such a towering figure. So excited was John that he had invited all of his friends from the Amulet store, his online “Aliens and Abductions group”, his Scientology group, Habib’s Moonie group, and his old Princess Diane contacts that lived in the surrounding area. John promised them that this Obama speech would be bigger then both Nelson Mandela’s tour in 1990 or a John Lennon concert back in the 70’s. Indeed John was billing this speech as even bigger than Woodstock though he personally was a bit to young to have attended that.
Once back home, John channeled surfed watching the news shows from CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and other worthy sources of information. His apartment was littered with editions of the NY Times, Washington Post, TIME and Newsweek magazines, Shirley McClain personal enrichment books as well as Richard Simmons work out videos. Life was full for John and he didn’t have as much time for being neat and tidy as some of his other less stable friends had.