People confuse me or maybe I am getting old

People tease me about my constant discussion of getting old, my oldest and dearest friend in the universe is fond of telling me, we are not old. Yet like many folks, getting old doesn’t bother me and on some level I totally embrace it. See, for many of us getting old means not making the same foolish mistakes we made when we were young and dumb. I see it as obtaining a certain level of wisdom by the virtue of the fact that we have been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

Which brings me to today’s post Thanksgiving rant. First up what the fuck is wrong with people? So a couple of wanna be reality stars thought it would be a groovy idea to crash President Obama’s first state dinner. Um….what is it about reality tv that makes folks lose their ever-loving minds? Now looking at the couple in question, they seem old enough to know right from wrong so clearly they missed the get wisdom as you get older bit. First we had balloon boy’s crazy parents and now this! Really, we need to pass some common sense drinks or joints out to folks, cuz some ideas are really bad and never need to leave the privacy of your thoughts.

Which brings me to the next point, what the fuck is up with the Secret Service ? Yeah, I heard…the O- man and his peeps were never in any danger. Um, considering that Obama gets ways more threats than any other president including his predecessor, might we want to take the security of the first Black President very seriously. The fact that this couple of wanna be reality stars were able to roll up to the party and even take pictures with ole crazy Joe Biden is scary.

Hello!!!! The enemies might be thinking right now, hey let’s look for some idiots we can promise a reality show with if they can do XYZ. I know that sounds crazy but look, Al Qaeda doesn’t need to go far to recruit they can just look for the next dumb ass America who wants fame and fortune. Shit, look what Richard Heene and his wife did, I am sure if they had realized how quickly they  were going to be found out, poor Falcon might have really been in that balloon.  By the way, if you do crash a party at the White House and are successful, maybe putting the pictures up on Facebook is a bad idea. since if I understand correctly this couple was found out after they posted pics on Facebook.

Nah…people are stupid and they confuse me.

Next up, the lure of Black Friday shopping. When I was a kid, I don’t recall anyone getting up at midnight or 2 am to go shopping after  Thanksgiving. Call me crazy but it’s 9 am and my ass it still stuffed and the idea of going some place after eating a feast is something I have a hard time grasping. An old childhood friend mentioned she was going to be up at 4:30 am to shop today. I wished her good luck. Only way I could imagine getting up that early is if I were getting paid to shop, even then I might say no.

So if one of my readers can share with me what makes shopping today so great, I would love to know why so that I can expand my brain and attempt to be a tad less judgemental. As for me, I am doing some cooking and going to view some pretty trees this evening.

As you can see, I survived yet another holiday with minimal tears and down moments. Have a great weekend!

5 thoughts on “People confuse me or maybe I am getting old”

  1. Hmmmm…Chi Chi…maybe they need the flat screens because it’s the only thing they’ll be able to put up on the side of their conversion vans once their spending habits cause them to lose their homes?

  2. KIT, you’re so right! It is a funny country. Folks on the news yesterday standing outside of Best Buy going on and on about how “times are so hard” and so they “need” to get the deals on Black Friday . . . know what the main “deal” was? Flat screen televisions. That gave me a good chuckle.

  3. I couldn’t stop chuckling when I read about the “polo playing socialites” who crashed the White House party. I even found their Facebook and laughed more at the photos. One was with Katie Curic. Lucky her, I’m sure she’ll get first dibs on interviewing them if she hasn’t already.

    Frankly, I love reality shows. I see them as social dynamics in the raw, and how a lot of people really think and/or behave. I’m rooting for that couple to get a slot on DC Housewives; my hometown. I know they’ll keep me entertained for an hour each week for two months.

    And Black Friday Stampedes? Don’t get me started.

    I swear, America is one of the funniest countries in the world.

  4. You know, Shay, what is so problematic to me is that these people don’t have the good sense to keep the fact that this White House event was crashed a secret. It’s so so foolish to let everyone know how easy it is to get close to the president.

  5. Black Friday doesn’t have to make sense. People do it for the thrill and the shared experience. It’s a tradition now and it cheaper than a major sporting event.

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