Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A few things starting to make my rear-end itch

I'm trying to not be grouchy. That's never a good way to start off a blog - but hey, that's the way I am some days.

There are a few things that have my brain cells doing back flips and starting to make my blood pressure rise.

1. Roman Polanski vs Michael Jackson. I'm going to call it what it really is - pure black vs. white issue. A conflicted rapist vs a suspected molester. One goes on to have a very successful production career without much brouhaha until recently. One, even in death, has a tarnished reputation in the public eye. Some don't even think Polanski should be extradited back to the US to serve his sentence versus those who thought Jackson should have been placed under the jail.

2. Keeping in the vein of the King of Pop - the released tapes of his conversations with Rabbi Shmuley. I still don't know what to think. It's heartbreaking to think this man went through life not understanding that his family loved him dearly. It's incomprehensible to think he struggled daily trying to earn his father's love. It's just downright sad that he could not understand that people loved him for himself, not for what he gave to the world. But I am planning to see the movie coming out soon - This Is It.

3. Why people cut their grass and leave their grass clippings on the sidewalk/in the street is such a strange concept to me. I grew up in a household where you couldn't walk on the front lawn and now to live where people don't really give much credence to their lawns. You can have the shabbiest house on the block, but as long as your lawn is neat, it will look like the prized hen. How do I know, cuz I live in a shabby home but have the best lawn on the block.

It's not all gloom and doom.

4. I am so looking forward to the State Fair in Dallas this weekend. Although my family moved to Houston in 1992, I've never been to the State Fair. Heck, I just made it to the State Capitol this year! So The Fella and I are road-tripping to Dallas on Saturday to eat ourselves sick, visit the animals, ride the rides, see the shows and oh and ah to our hearts content.

5. The weather is FINALLY cooling down. Time for some wool, tweed, boots, tights, and lots of jewel tones! Love this weather.

6. I watched all of America's Best Dance Crew this past Sunday. I know it's a total time suck, but I can't help but watch these young adults bust a move (secretly wanting to bust those same moves). This season was a good season to watch, not only were the dance styles varied - Voguging is still a popular style, but we were graced with transgender Leyome and her wannabe, overly dramatic self-promoting antics. I thoroughly enjoyed when Lil Mama told her that in order to fully become a woman, you have to act like a lady! And best of all...my fav dance group - the all female - We Are Heros won! Sweet!!!!


Savvy Gal said...

even if the victim wanted to drop the charge but he did commit the crime so.... just because he is a talented person doesn't make everything all okay.

Struggler said...

Hmm, I've not really followed the details of his case and don't remember the original(!) but you're right, something smells fishy.

Interesting legal point, I guess, about whether a victim should have more/less say in whether a case goes forward.

Merry said...

I thought you were supposed to leave the grass clippings on the lawn itself. I'd read that acts as a mulch, which makes the lawn healthier and happier and more inclined to look better than your neighbor's scruffy lawns.

Alas, I live surrounded by gardeners and landscapers, and they all look askance at my lawn, such as it is.

Savvy Gal said...

in my scarf post, the chanel shirt is from a few years ago. i didn't see any cute shirt at chanel this season. however ann fountaine has normal looking shirt too???