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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, June 29


. . . and no amount of talent or entertainment value should EVER overshadow that fact!

Thursday, June 25

Remembering Farrah

As we all know by now, Farrah Fawcett died earlier today from the cancer she has been fighting since 2006.

When I think of Farrah, it's not her unremarkable movies or even her guest spot on "Spin City" that I think of first. My first thoughts of Farrah go back some 30 years to her days as a "Charlie's Angel." If you were a girl, you wanted her beautiful fly-away blonde hair that always stayed perfectly tousled not matter how much bad-guy butt she kicked. If you were pre-pubescent boy, you had her famous red bikini poster tacked to your bedroom wall. Or, in the case of my older brother, on the ceiling directly above the bed. Ewwwww.

I remember playing "Charlie's Angels" with my friends on the playground and although I was always Sabrina (Kate Jackson's character) due to my short dark brown hair, it was always great fun to pretend that we would one day have the super cool white Mustang Cobra like Jill's. (Yeah, I know Sabrina drove the nerdy and putrid orange Ford Pinto but I was only willing to go so far to be true to character and I drew the line at the Pinto.)

If I remember right, Farrah's feathered hair started a serious hairstyle craze. Not unlike the one Jennifer Aniston started back in '96 or '97 with the "Rachel" haircut. Not only did I jump on the feathered bandwagon (that would last well into my high school years) but I did the Rachel, too. Apparently my hair knows not its own identity.

With Farrah's passing there is a whole generation of us who will be remembering times that we thought we had forgotten. Maybe "Charlie's Angels" was our first favorite show that we never missed. Maybe it was a first celebrity crush for the young guys. She was incredibly popular during a critical time in most of our young lives. She was who the girls wanted to grow up to be and she was who the boys wanted to grow up to date.

Rest in peace, Farrah.

Wednesday, June 24

Status Report: Yes, there IS a pulse . . .

Seems I'm not the only one out here having trouble staying current with the blogging. Good to know that it appears that I might actually have a life away from the keyboard.

And life does continue to happen - - - we recently relocated closer to Austin and the Hubby started his new job with a different (and might I add very professional) police department whilst I started my new job at an Austin law firm which happens to have a satellite office out here by the lake where we now reside.

Currently, life is very good.

Monday, June 22

WOW! Big Brass ONES!

I just read a very interesting article.

While I appreciate everyone else's culture and heritage, I completely agree with President Sarkozy's statements:

"In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity," Sarkozy said to extended applause at the Chateau of Versailles, southwest of Paris. "The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement — I want to say it solemnly," he said. "It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."

That more governments would take a stand on their own soil against oppressors.

Tuesday, June 16

Apology Accepted

I know I may catch some flack about this from hardcore Letterman fans, which sometimes I understand his likability and other times I'm completely confounded by it, but I gotta put my two cents in. And I will pre-qualify my comments that yes, I am a Sarah Palin fan. I like her personality and her position on a lot of subjects. Plus I think she and Todd would be supercool to hang out with. She reminds me of some rowdy college girlfriends who have since aged and become wives and mothers but still know how to kick it.

Anyways, I was very happy to see a very humble Letterman offer up his apology to his millions of viewers. I'm very happy that he saw that the error was not in the very inappropriate joke about any young lady but the technicality that it was 14 year old Willow in NYC with her mother, not 18 year old Bristol. The joke was all around AWFUL but if he was determined to tell it, he should have made sure that his audience KNEW he was referring to an of-age young lady. Since he didn't, and everyone else was aware of Willow's presence in NYC, it was an all out perverted and sleazy thing for him to say. He appeared sincerely mortified at what he had done. And I appreciate his apology.

Now on to the issue that the joke speaks to: I am whole-heartedly behind Sarah Palin when she makes no secret that she is disgusted by the joke's content but also by the fact that that type of joke/comment/denigration seems to be so common an occurence in our society that we don't even flinch when we hear it. Have we become so de-sensitized that we cannot even be offended by the simple insinuation of child rape let alone a top rated television host making jokes about it?

Our country's moral compass has been swirling around in the crapper for more than a couple of decades, folks. It starts with us, as parents, as citizens, as voters, and as consumers. Let's put A LOT MORE effort into raising our children (and improving ourselves) to a better standard.