Musings and Mirth

About Me

I spend way too much thinking about me. This is the blank space where that paragraph should be.

Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole

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You know, it’s so weird to have lived through most of the trends on the net – and there was a time when I put all of my favorite songs on cassette tapes. This song made it onto many of my love mix tapes to guys (and subsequent heartbreak ones, maybe more often?). And it’s just so surreal to live in a time when you can find this just a search term away. I know I’m old and all but it will never cease to amaze me, this whole internet thing.

Untouchable Face

In contemplating this whole Lindsay Lohan/Samantha Ronson career makeover it led me down the dykerock path. Ani Difranco is considered dykerock but I’m not so sure she herself is a lesbian. Anyway, the weird thing about Lindsay Lohan is that the second it was presumed/discovered/decided that she was a lesbian with Sam Ronson the gossips completely left her alone. She went from loathed to adored in one blog post. Strange, huh? So a blind item popped up recently, I don’t even know where, that said that two people were pretending for the sake of publicity and I wondered if it wasn’t Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson. Either way, this is really just an excuse to air one of my favorite Ani Difranco songs (NSFW)

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Weird Dream

I had one. You know those really vivid dreams that you’ll end up remembering forever? I once had a series of dreams that were so god-awful and terrifying, it sent me into therapy for five years. They were a series of serial killer dreams. I couldn’t shake them. But it’s been years since I had one (I think I had one during my last hideous relationship, though). Anyway, so in my dream I find the perfect apartment. It has everything I wuld ever want – a balcony, a yard for my cats , hard wood flooring, gorgeous tiled kitchen. And it isn’t just any old apartment – it’s unique and full of interesting things like lofts and stained glass windows. So I find out that it’s recently on the market and no one else is interested in it so far. But who should walk in? Princes William and Harry. They wanted to buy it. I mean, can you imagine? I would have no shot up against those two, who would? It was nice to meet them in my dreams – William was very smiley and Harry was, of course, smoking hot.

He Got Rid of Hill, Now it’s on to Obama

This WashPo story about Drudge is fairly illuminating; at least someone is really paying attention to why Drudge has so much influence. He has an uncanny ability to play into what his readers (silent majority) most fear. He’s the guy at the party with twenty people standing around him waiting to hear what observations he’s going to make next about the other guests at the party. He’s the only one who can do this. Part of that comes from his place in line – he got there before anyone else and his content never goes stale. That, and his rigid sameness. His headlines are the only things that change. The design is completely branded – many have tried and failed to copy it/him.

Yeah so it’s not looking good for Obama now that the attack dogs are hard at work. McCain seems easy to beat suddenly, though, especially after admitting he didn’t use a computer. Not ever? That is somewhat terrifying to me. Obama – a cool and evolved smart man on the one hand, well, the same ol’, same ol’ on the other. I’m going to seriously dig it if Obama wins, though. I don’t care if he slides to the middle or doesn’t cowtow to the bloggers — he’s fucking black! Or half-black. In our racist country, a half-black president? Awesome, dudes. Righteous.

Speaking of Illusions – The Bachelorette is SO Fake

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Somehow I found myself caught up in, of all things, the Bachelorette finale. It’s odd to me the lengths to which people will go to believe something is real when it isn’t. During the final date, Deanna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak were on an island in the Bahamas and one of them actually said “it was just the two of us on our own island.” Yeah, just the two of them and the producers and the director and the camera crew! I mean, come on. Most people think that Jesse was just some nice old honest fellow when the truth is the guy is looking to make the move to TV. I found this article where he talks about being on a reality show and how it made him so much more money than snowboarding. It’s so obvious both Deanna and Jesse are looking to cash in here. They happen to like each other, maybe, but this exchange really shows you what it’s all about, doesn’t it:

DeAnna, is there one thing about Jesse that drives you insane?
DEANNA: [Laughing] He’s always been single, you know, so he has his routine first thing when he wakes up in the morning and all he does is get up, make coffee, and sit down in front of the computer to start answering e-mails and doing his business, and that drives me up the wall. I’m like, geesh ‚Äî get up and get awake first before you start ignoring me.

How about you, Jesse?
JESSE: The one thing is that she’s a very busy and popular woman and she’s on her phone either e-mailing, texting, or talking, and trying to carry on a conversation with her while she’s doing that drives me insane.

How excited are you that ABC gave you that honeymoon gift to go to Greece?
DEANNA: We’re ecstatic. It’s always been a dream of mine to get to Greece, and I would love to go with my entire family, and this just makes it that much better. It was a long, hard road, and the outcome is just better than I could ever imagine, and that ABC gave us that gift is awesome.

There is a moment in every relationship when the guy hops right out of bed in the morning to go on the computer and check his email but the first two months in, even six months in, isn’t that time. I’d be very wary if I were Deanna. On the other hand, she is the one who dumped the guy who really was looking for love, poor old sad sack Jason. I didn’t think she would pick him only because he seemed so overly needy and confident that he could win her over. But the truth is, if marriage and family was what she really wanted? Jason was her guy. If cashing in big time on her persona and her relationship then her wedding then her birth (like Trista and Ryan!) the camera-craving, media whoring Jesse is her man. I mean, come on, people. Don’t fall for it. Not only did people fall for it but already there are scads of Jesse and Deanna love videos on YouTube.

Dudes, they already have their own site, www.DeAnnaAndJesse.com. And he has pics of her all over his Myspace. Zomg. These are two very ambitious, very media-friendly and willing whores, folks. I like them okay and I don’t begrudge anyone the opportunity to make a good living but the pretense of it is what bothers me I guess. Think of the cash that’s gonna start pouring in. Here is a taste from their website:

July 8, 2009
Jesse and DeAnna will be on America’s Best Dance Crew THURSDAY Night.

Jesse and DeAnna will be throwing out and catching the first pitch at the Dodger’s game this Thursday July 10!

New Site will be launching soon! Check back daily for more info- things are happening fast around here!

Unfortunately, no one figured it out earlier but their site was registered way back in May 29, just a few weeks after they got engaged:
Domain Name: DEANNAANDJESSE.COM
Created on: 29-May-08
Expires on: 29-May-09
Last Updated on: 29-May-08

David, Call Me

I love the advances of modern technology. David, I have no caller ID and I cannot find your number. I am thinking of looking in your neighborhood for apartments. I’ll be in and out all day but hopefully I can catch you. I have to memorize your number after all of this time. I know that makes me a bad friend or a spaced out loser but hey, pobody’s nerfect. 🙂

p.s. thanks again for the freebie CPK. And Emma loves her cup.

And while we’re on it, hey Keith – long time no hear. Thanks for being the one person who ever comments on this site when you have a mind to. Hope all is well out there with Robin. I do think of you often and apologize for being such a flake of a niece. On the bright side, I need to interview you at some point about the early days for a book I’m pretending I will write but that I will probably never write.

Dear Clara,

You’re such a good friend and I don’t know if you even read this but if you do, hang in there pal. Love ya.

Dear Emma,

Sorry to be so surly lately and such a bummer mom. I try, you know, but as my crazy mom always says, trying isn’t good enough.¬† I’ve learned that things can always get worse even when they’re getting better because the better part is often an illusion to lull you into thinking that life is easier than it actually is. On the other hand, never underestimate the power of a really good illusion – isn’t that what a positive attitude is all about? So you just asked me what the “C-word” is. Someday you’ll already know what it is but I’m not going to be the one to tell you – just like when your friend told you she saw “mommy drinking daddy’s pee.” You know, someday it will all be clarified and hilarity will ensue.