Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Silliness - May 18th

Bill Maher pokes fun at the conservative agenda here.

Enjoy with your soy chai tea latte.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Thoughts

Lorelai Gilmore

I've always thought that if I had had children, my mothering style would be like Star's Hollow's very own Lorelai Gilmore (from Gilmore Girl's). Not because she got pregnant at 16 and raised her daughter on her own (all the while attracting almost every man she met), but because she was a dedicated mother who had issues with her "waspy" CT upbringing. Her quick wit [sometimes yes!] mixed with a casual style, devotion to her friends, and occasional bursts of exasperation carried her through her life.

Moms come in all shapes and sizes. Some unfortunate children endure mothers like Joan Crawford ("no more wire hangers!") or the self-absorbed Madame Bovary, who, after attempting to hide her deep dissatisfaction with motherhood, ends up killing herself and abandoning her daughter, Berthe - such an excruciating story!

Others are lucky enough to have someone like Kitty from That 70's Show, Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show, or the ever perky Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch as their mother.  All of these women adored and nurtured their children and friends, as well as having outside interests and jobs and being good role models. They must be exhausted. 

Childbirth, I'm told, is no picnic! Here are some "encouraging" statements some of my friends have heard from either their doctors or nurses while giving birth:

  • Let's get going. I don't have all day!
  • Wow, I've never seen anything like that!
  • Don't push! You need to wait for the doctor.
  • The anesthesiologist is out of epidurals. You'll have to wait.
  • This child doesn't look like either one of you! (really?)

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

This Sunday's video pick...

Why do I love everything Kevin Spacey does?
Normally I can't stand this song. Yet Spacey brings it home.

Watch it with your Sunday Soy Chai Mango Latte.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Some Inconsequential Observations

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin
The internet is all aflutter over Amal Alamuddin's worthiness as George Clooney's fiance...I'd like to know if he's good enough for her! 

Look, everybody loves Clooney. He's good looking, entertaining, smart, civic minded, loyal - all great things. But she's the Oxford educated, British human rights lawyer (or more properly "Barrister") who represented Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange, & former Ukranian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. She's a legal advisor to the King of Bahrain, U.N. Special Envoy Kofi Annan's advisor on Syria, an accomplished author, speaks French & Arabic fluently  - my hand is getting tired typing all of her accomplishments.

And she's 36! Is Tina Fey snickering? [Golden Globes reference!].........Better keep up, Georgie.

Dear Matthew Weiner, you are clearly more enamored of Betty Draper/January Jones than most of your viewers. I love Mad Men. But Betty should be downgraded to background material. 

I want to meet this Rachel...

That's it. Enjoy this beautiful Saturday!