Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Super Mostest Specialist Birthday Day!!!

Turns out that geography makes everyone go to sleep...doesn't seem like many people liked my lesson yesterday. Surely, I figured someone would react to the fact that I saw a bunch of young women BOXING in a park. They were not playing around, one girl was being attended to because she appeared to have been knocked out. You don't see that every day...

Who watches "I Love New York"? This is absolutely the gold standard of Train Wreck Television, and last night I watched the season finale. To be honest, I like this much more than those stupid Bachelor shows...it is much more honest. The Bachelor operates under the absurd pretense that a fucking reality television show is a realistic way to find a life partner. It ends up people that are shallow, moderately crazy and complete attention whores, but it tries to maintain the premise that it is a serious and romantic proposition.

"I Love New York", and its brilliant predecessor "Flavor of Love" are basically the same exact show, minus that ridiculous pretense. No one pretends to be anything other than completely classless and crazy, and most are unapologetic about the fact that they are there to launch a recording career.

My real point, however, is that they took a vacation to Mexico, and went to Xel-Ha, the same place we went to when we were there last month. That's my story...

The real news of the day, of course, is that today is Munchkin's birthday! My little girl is 12 today, which means I have only one more year until she is a teenager. I am hoping that the fact that I was a teenager five years ago will help me in this...but honestly I doubt that I am remotely prepared for this. Really, though, who is?

And she is still perfect:-) She did get mad at me yesterday because I initially said we could go out to watch the basketball game, but then changed my mind because it didn't start until 9:30. But she never stays mad at me long...which is good because I never stay mad at her long, either. And what is there to ever be mad about? She is smart, polite, funny, gets perfect grades, everyone loves her and she always does what I tell her. How on earth could I possible complain?

Obviously, days like today make me get a little philosophical...I think it is natural. And I also don't have a lot that I care to write that isn't probably pretty obvious. I guess I would sum it up thusly: I wouldn't change anything, even if I could.

7 comments:

Kate said...

happy birthday munchkin!!!!!!!!!!!

Jordan said...

I agree with you about the Bachelor and what it portrays.. I basically watch it now because I KNOW he's not going to really find love (none of them really do), and to watch how ridiculous these women act ... the thing is, there really is NO such thing as reality tv. It's been proven people act WAY different when a camera comes out, so what you're seeing on "reality" tv is multiplied because people become little actors when in front of the lens vs how they'd really act sans the camera (sometimes worse, sometimes better). I haven't seen "I love New York" yet... I have The Bachelor on Tivo, so I'm going to watch it in a few... just for laughs (and to watch Mr. Navy guy's ripped torso)

Still just me said...

Birthday wishes all around for Munchkin!

k.d. said...

happy birthday munchkin!

Aaron said...

Happy Birthday Munchkin!

You know you're not perfect, but boy have you got "mom" fooled! :P

Jordan said...

oh my gosh, I totally forgot to say :



HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUNCHKIN!!!!!

e.b. said...

Happy Birthday lil sis.