Wednesday, September 03, 2008

blah, blah, blah

Not much going on around here these days. Would you like a bullet point list of what I did with my long weekend?

  • spend much (much) time on couch
  • eat a lot
  • sleep a lot
  • make 6 trips to office to feed stray cat
  • do regular Saturday morning housecleaning (without the benefit of a vacuum cleaner, 'cause mine DIED)
  • start said housecleaning so late, I missed the one opportunity for social interaction I had all weekend
  • spend a LOT of money at the grocery store
  • make lasagna (okay, I didn't roll my own pasta, but I assembled it myself, with herbs from my backyard)
  • mow the yard
  • watch a lot of the CNN coverage of Gustav, and then got sad because they reported a number of times from New Guy's hometown, and it reminded me of him, and that he's currently being an asshole
  • repeatedly feed Rover extra canned food (his heartworms must be in there saying "feed me, feed me," 'cause that is one hungry cat), since he now has figured out that all he has to do is look up at me and meow plaintively and I will pop open something yummy just for him

Did not:

  • shower often
  • leave the house to do anything fun
  • have any fun

That's about it. Exciting, huh?

I will confess that I also relished (just a bit) the delicious irony that an outspoken proponent of "abstinence only" sex education now has to explain that HER teenage daughter is unmarried and pregnant. Could it be that preaching abstinence doesn't always work? Could it be that sometimes teenage hormones rage out of control, and, if that's the case, the teenager in question should know everything there is to know about birth control and STDs? Hmmm....

I do feel bad for the teenager in question, of course...having this play out in the national spotlight, but perhaps her mother should have considered that before she agreed to BE in the national spotlight. We can talk all we want about families being off-limit, but in the day and age of 24-hour news coverage and internet gossip sites...political figures and movie/pop stars HAVE to know the chance they're taking. And after all, no one is FORCED to be a politician or a movie/pop star, now are they?

I'm also still nursing a bit of an eye sprain, from rolling my eyes a bit too vigorously when I heard a female delegate to the RNC say, with a straight face, "The Democrats had their chance to make history, but they passed. Now we're the ones with a woman on the ballot!" Um, excuse me...but I believe we actually have a black man at the TOP of the ballot. Isn't that history being made? Oh, and also...Geraldine Ferraro. Woman in the number two slot, how many years ago? Sheesh. I mean, be as excited about your candidate as you like, but don't be stupid about it. I'm tired of stupid people. (Speaking of which, Jessica Simpson likes to pass gas under the sheets. WHY DO I EVEN KNOW THAT? Damn my love of the internet.)


-R- said...

I am a bit frightened by your intimate Jessica Simpson knowledge.

I feel really bad for the daughter too. I like to think that she was consulted and wanted her mom to go for the VP spot, despite the attention it would bring.

Now I am hungry for lasagna!

Tony B. Loney said...

Doesn't everyone pass gas under the covers?

Pants said...

Mmmm! Lasagna! I haven't made that in ages...perhaps this weekend?

I feel badly for Bristol...and while I agree with families being off limits I believe that parents have a responsibility to protect/be mindful of their children.

If you're sick of stupid people, be careful reading pissed me off severely.

Mayor Palin: A Rough Record

Stinkypaw said...

I wondered the same thing Tony B. Lomely did?

Stefanie said...

I know--I don't want to relish the delicious irony of the teenage pregnancy situation, but it's so hard not to. Schadenfreude, anyone?

lizgwiz said...

-r-, yeah, I hope they consulted her, as well. And I hope she didn't feel pressured to agree.

tony, yes, but not everybody LIKES it.

pants, yeah...the more I know, the less I like!

stinky, see above!

stef, so hard to resist that I haven't completely succeeded in doing so!

nancypearlwannabe said...

I said the exact same thing about Sarah Palin the other morning while listening to NPR. Karma's a bitch, lady.

Sauntering Soul said...

Sadly, I read about Jessica Simpson's enjoyment of passing gas under the covers too.