Current Events In A Nutshell

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 ….

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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!

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18 Responses to “Current Events In A Nutshell”

  1. jo

    Unhappy Campers
    Now those women do not look like happy campers, do they? They kind of have that mean school teacher look, or that really mad (worse yet, “disappointed”) mom look, or that I haven’t had sex in 20 years look, etc. They remind me of the Amish women in my neck of the woods.
    Yes, the news…it’s a strange world. I cannot decide if its because news is instantly available at all times and we are bombarded by it, or is there just more happening?? I am happy to say that TV watching is very rare in our house so media bombardment is not an issue…one of the very few things on the short list of “Things I Did Right as a Parent”. AK brings home his “turn off the TV week” paper from school with the big piece of crime scene tape that we’re supposed to strap across the TV. We all look at it like, “so?”
    Our household is also a blend of opinions, though we pretty much just listen, nod and carry on….probably the product of two previous bad marriages and “fear” of causing discord. There is me…NPR diehard listener, every a.m….if AK is up before me, he runs in the kitchen and clicks the remote on my ihome..already tuned to 90.3. Then there’s Toolmaker…FOX news and Rush Limbaugh…but still a democrat…union all the way!
    Religious views can cause a little “heat” in the conversation though…me a “Cradle Catholic” and a “recovering Catholic”, and Toolmaker a converted as an adult Catholic…huge difference…I’ll save that for another commentary.

  2. jo

    Unhappy Campers
    Now those women do not look like happy campers, do they? They kind of have that mean school teacher look, or that really mad (worse yet, “disappointed”) mom look, or that I haven’t had sex in 20 years look, etc. They remind me of the Amish women in my neck of the woods.
    Yes, the news…it’s a strange world. I cannot decide if its because news is instantly available at all times and we are bombarded by it, or is there just more happening?? I am happy to say that TV watching is very rare in our house so media bombardment is not an issue…one of the very few things on the short list of “Things I Did Right as a Parent”. AK brings home his “turn off the TV week” paper from school with the big piece of crime scene tape that we’re supposed to strap across the TV. We all look at it like, “so?”
    Our household is also a blend of opinions, though we pretty much just listen, nod and carry on….probably the product of two previous bad marriages and “fear” of causing discord. There is me…NPR diehard listener, every a.m….if AK is up before me, he runs in the kitchen and clicks the remote on my ihome..already tuned to 90.3. Then there’s Toolmaker…FOX news and Rush Limbaugh…but still a democrat…union all the way!
    Religious views can cause a little “heat” in the conversation though…me a “Cradle Catholic” and a “recovering Catholic”, and Toolmaker a converted as an adult Catholic…huge difference…I’ll save that for another commentary.

  3. jo

    Unhappy Campers
    Now those women do not look like happy campers, do they? They kind of have that mean school teacher look, or that really mad (worse yet, “disappointed”) mom look, or that I haven’t had sex in 20 years look, etc. They remind me of the Amish women in my neck of the woods.
    Yes, the news…it’s a strange world. I cannot decide if its because news is instantly available at all times and we are bombarded by it, or is there just more happening?? I am happy to say that TV watching is very rare in our house so media bombardment is not an issue…one of the very few things on the short list of “Things I Did Right as a Parent”. AK brings home his “turn off the TV week” paper from school with the big piece of crime scene tape that we’re supposed to strap across the TV. We all look at it like, “so?”
    Our household is also a blend of opinions, though we pretty much just listen, nod and carry on….probably the product of two previous bad marriages and “fear” of causing discord. There is me…NPR diehard listener, every a.m….if AK is up before me, he runs in the kitchen and clicks the remote on my ihome..already tuned to 90.3. Then there’s Toolmaker…FOX news and Rush Limbaugh…but still a democrat…union all the way!
    Religious views can cause a little “heat” in the conversation though…me a “Cradle Catholic” and a “recovering Catholic”, and Toolmaker a converted as an adult Catholic…huge difference…I’ll save that for another commentary.

  4. TwentyFourAtHeart

    They haven’t had sex cuz all the men are with the children. Disgusting. And they need to do something about their hair – really! Wish I could say my kids learned about polygamy on tv, but no — they heard it all at school. Nothing like word of mouth news coverage amongst teenagers!

  5. TwentyFourAtHeart

    They haven’t had sex cuz all the men are with the children. Disgusting. And they need to do something about their hair – really! Wish I could say my kids learned about polygamy on tv, but no — they heard it all at school. Nothing like word of mouth news coverage amongst teenagers!

  6. TwentyFourAtHeart

    They haven’t had sex cuz all the men are with the children. Disgusting. And they need to do something about their hair – really! Wish I could say my kids learned about polygamy on tv, but no — they heard it all at school. Nothing like word of mouth news coverage amongst teenagers!

  7. jo

    Oh I didn’t mean to insinuiate that kids don’t hear about news by limiting TV…you’re right…they know all about it no matter what…..I think putting limits on TV just decreases the media overload, which I don’t think is all that healthy. Sure, if they don’t get it on TV, it will be texting, IM, internet in general, word of mouth, newspaper, etc.

  8. jo

    Oh I didn’t mean to insinuiate that kids don’t hear about news by limiting TV…you’re right…they know all about it no matter what…..I think putting limits on TV just decreases the media overload, which I don’t think is all that healthy. Sure, if they don’t get it on TV, it will be texting, IM, internet in general, word of mouth, newspaper, etc.

  9. jo

    Oh I didn’t mean to insinuiate that kids don’t hear about news by limiting TV…you’re right…they know all about it no matter what…..I think putting limits on TV just decreases the media overload, which I don’t think is all that healthy. Sure, if they don’t get it on TV, it will be texting, IM, internet in general, word of mouth, newspaper, etc.

  10. jo

    ….and of course info is passed along by blogging 🙂

  11. jo

    ….and of course info is passed along by blogging 🙂

  12. jo

    ….and of course info is passed along by blogging 🙂

  13. Sugee

    That would be cool if they took them all to get make-overs, cut their hair and styled it, put make-up on them and gave them some sporty duds, then we could see who they all are and what they could possibly look like 🙂

  14. Sugee

    That would be cool if they took them all to get make-overs, cut their hair and styled it, put make-up on them and gave them some sporty duds, then we could see who they all are and what they could possibly look like 🙂

  15. Sugee

    That would be cool if they took them all to get make-overs, cut their hair and styled it, put make-up on them and gave them some sporty duds, then we could see who they all are and what they could possibly look like 🙂

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