My head is running over with blog ideas today. How can it not when there is so much going on in the world? From the serious to the mundane, there is just SO MUCH going on. First of all Body World the art/science exhibit of real dead bodies is returning to Southern California. Tickets are expected to go quickly! One of my friends went a few years back and she said it was "very interesting". In addition, it made her never want to eat anything fattening again (THERE’S a selling point!). She did confess it was "a little creepy" and that she had trouble sleeping that night because she kept seeing – what else? Dead bodies. In weird poses. Lots of dead bodies ….
Then there is the whole political thing. Which I won’t blog about. Except, I will tell you that I was raised by two staunch Republicans and much to their shame – I am a Democrat. But that is really no big deal. The fun part is … Briefcase is ALSO a Republican. Things get a little (!) heated in our house on election years. To the point where the kids heads start spinning on their necks like they are possessed as they try to keep up with the rapid fire of political "comments" (arguments?) that go on in our house. I think it’s good for them … they get to hear two sides on every issue and then form their own opinions. I know they may end up schizophrenic and on a shrink’s couch … but what’s a mom to do?
Now to the mundane … sort of. THANK GOD Kristy Lee Cook finally got voted off American Idol. She should have been gone a month ago. That chick was driving me nuts. And I don’t know a soul who liked her …. How she hung on for so long, I’ll never know. It was like watching a mannequin sing in monotone. Just my opinion ….
And finally – let’s close today’s blog with polygamy. As in Texas. And over 400 children taken from their families. Many of them married off to grown men at the age of 12. For some reason, this is a news topic which has gotten the attention of my two teenagers. From PR (13) asking, "What’s polygamy?" and then getting a puzzled look on his face that seemed to ask why anyone would WANT a lifestyle like that. To RC (17) coming home one day and stating, "Wow! Those are some pervs in that compound in Texas!" Mind you, I am not sitting my kids down to watch the news – they are TEENAGERS and they are aware of EVERYTHING! When I first heard the whole Texas polygamy story, I thought to myself, "What kind of woman would do that – and why?" Then the following day I saw a close up shot of a few of the women being interviewed on TV. And I don’t mean to be rude … or maybe I do … because, egads!