Thursday, March 22, 2007

Easy Parenting 101

From MSNBC.com:

“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.

6 comments:

Karly said...

I would love to see you turn in a draft of "Britney is Bat$hit crazy" to the insurance peeps. It would be a little like KT trying to talk fashion with her scrappers.

Those people probably aren't as smart as you think they are - most of them are probably just putting on. I bet your intelligence level rivals any of theirs - certainly your wit does! :)

Katie said...

I think there are some scrappers that could talk fashion. There is one girl, that I am a fan of, who has a purse addiction like mine. She is more of a Gucci fan than a Louis fan, though. See, fashion. She is also really into Project Runway and stuff. She is from NYC.

Jam, you are totally as smart as those peeps. I'm with Karly, they are just acting smart. And you are WAY funnier. Which is way more important in life.

I don't think Jack will end up like Paris Hilton. He loves the Wiggles too much. That's a good thing.

Jammy said...

Possible Titles

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: The Effect of the Meltdown on the London Insurance Market

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: Is it Time to Re-evaluate a Captive?

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: Will the Salon Owner's Liability Insurance Respond? A HAIR Raising Perspective

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: Cancelled Tour Dates and the Promoter's Liability

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: What Can We Learn About Venue Business Interruption Coverage

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: What You Missed in the Pre-nup

Britney is Bat$hit Crazy: Stars, They're Just Like Us! Just With Higher Policy Limits

klh said...

I would hate to be around people that are way smarter than you b/c I know you are way smarter than me just from reading your blog. Case in point, I do not even know who
Abraham Maslow is (although since I looked him up I hate to admit that)- much less his parents. I would not even begin to read your journal article - although I am sure it will be very good.
Britney and Paris and Jack and
Drew, etc. are about all I can relate to.

Katie said...

LOVING those article titles. Yiu know someone would read it with those titles!

Marsha said...

I feel like a celebrity reading my name on Page Six. I may be on Karly's list but you are the legend.