“Paris Hilton’s mom was wonderfully embracing to me. You know, you can’t blame parents for kids, and Paris is a really smart girl, and she’s come really far,” Dina Lohan (Lindsey's mom) said. “They’re the American dream. They’re the Trumps of the little world, these kids.”
First - huh?
Second - Absolutely right! 19 years from now, if Jack's snorting coke, dropping acid, showing the world his bat and balls, and has flunked out of AA three times, y'all don't let that reflect on me as a parent. We tried to take him to Sunday School, but he kept getting kicked out. Kids...whatchagonnado?
Third - "the Trumps of the little world, these kids" is absolutely classic. And what a wonderful little world it is...absent all reality and responsibility.
I've got to turn up the heat a little. MarshaMarshaMarsha has moved up to #2 on Karly's blog links. Blogger speed dial, if you will.
I've been swamped at work, though. I had a meeting today with people that are about 8 times smarter than me. These people know the names of Abraham Maslow's parents. Very stressful, because as you're doing your presentation, they're thinking of the deepest most remote question that they can ask. You can say, "I'll get back to you on that", but it really doesn't help you any. You better know your subject, and you better know what they know, or what they want to know, about your subject and how your subject interplays with everyone else's subject. There were tasty chocolate-caramel-walnut cookies, though, so it was worth it.
I like being around people that are smarter than me, which is good because it happens just about every time I'm in the presence of someone else.
In other news, writing the article for the journal is a lot harder than I thought it would be, primarily because it's an academic journal, not an editorial, so I can't just write whatever I want and pass it off as fact. "Britney is Bat$hit crazy", while 100% accurate, is not something that I can attach a reference to...well, other than britneysbat$hitcrazy dot com...but I don't know how scientific that is.
You kicked up the leaves, but the magic is lost...
Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around.
Sleep tight with that running through your heads.