Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Done With Errors On The Page

I was reading the other day that Giselle (wife of Tom Brady, supermodel, ex of Leo DiCaprio) said that giving birth for her did not hurt. If she had any decency at all, she'd keep this to herself. Seriously. I've never given birth, but I think it probably hurts for most women, including those hapless innocents who appear on the scariest show on television, "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant." But even so, Giselle doesn't bother me the way she does some people. Sarah Palin falls into this category for a lot of types -- a strong reaction. Again, she does nothing one way or the other for me in terms of a personal feeling. Yes, I have opinions about her various ways, but she doesn't get my goat. There are people I loathe, who irritate. These people are as necessary as air.

In feng shui, a person is instructed to stick a black fish in a tank with other fish to absorb negative energy. In any group, there's this person. The person who you talk about, who drives you mad. It's probably your mother at times, maybe someone at work. Someone who doesn't have any pain in giving birth. (My guess is that Giselle is driving Mrs. Big (Bridget M, Tom Brady's ex and mother of his firstborn) crazy. At least a little. What do you do? People upset us, disappoint. That's the nature of all of this mess. If that person were to magically disappear, they'd show up again in another outfit. I've had this happen, both with delightful and not so delightful people in my life. Let's face it -- we're always giving birth to a new self, one that tries to be better. And if anyone says that's not painful, I'd know she was lying.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart." — Pema Chödrön

Cocktail Hour
Any good book suggestions? What are you guys reading?

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday! MCB Press members -- will email tomorrow all relevant information!


Anonymous said...

I really admire Betty White for doing the Snickers commercial during the Super Bowl. Aretha Franklin will be in the next one. I'd risk a sticky beek for a Snickers bar!--JLCGULL

Anonymous said...

I meant, of course, that Aretha will be in the next Snickers commercial, not the Super Bowl itself, although she'd probably make a good offensive end. Cheers!--JL

Anonymous said...

Bird brain.-J

Anonymous said...

Tweet don't fail me now.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sarah Palin doesn't bother me, but the people who've become Palin-heads do. I think it's that way for most folks who people find irritating. I find the people who listen to them more irritating.

the walking man said...

I think I will stay the course of ambivalence where them who irritate me are concerned.

Keith Hood said...

From Ta-Nahesi Coates Blog ( http://ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com/archives/2010/02/whitey_tape_revealed_at_last.php )

Michelle O on Sarah Palin:

"You know, I don't have a read. I try not to make, or set opinions about people that I haven't had any substantive interaction with. I mean, I know what you see on TV and when-"

"Does it irk you when she criticizes?"
"You know, democracy is about critique. And the president is not immune to criticism."
Obama added, when pressed on Palin again, "I think it's wonderful to have strong female voices out there, but I don't know her."

Ta-Nahesi Coates comments, "Perfect. Remember when people thought Michelle Obama was going to hoist the Red Black and Green over the White House, sing Lift Every Voice while raising her right fist? Remember Stokely Carmichael in a dress? Is anyone who knows the anything about African-Americans--or Americans at large, frankly--shocked that arguable the least controversial thing about the Obama White House is it's First Lady?"

jodi said...

Deary Michelle, Giselle is also the same bird brain who says she never wears makeup, doen't even try to diet, and hates exercising! Uh, okay. Birthing a baby hurts like a motherfucker, and anyone who say different was in some kind of pain induced delirium! xoxo