Saturday, May 17, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. - Plutarch

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Public and Formal Retraction

A while back I wrote a post entitled Ah, The Irony about shuffling my music player and coming upon The Police's "So Lonely" and then waxing philosophical about my loneliness in not having a best friend to spend my days with. I made a comment that the women at the mom's group I belonged to were "all 25 and cute and perky", implying that they were someone who I didn't feel a bond with and who wouldn't feel one with me.

Well I take it back. Although she is "25 and cute and perky", which is certainly not something negative and should never be taken as such, she and I have found that we kinda like eachother's company and dare I say it, have become the best of friends. Very cool. And it helps that our sons are friends as well. And, she is also afraid of elf werewolves (inside joke, you had to be there).

So I make this public and formal retraction firstly to dispel any ideas that "25 and cute and perky" is a bad thing (read: it's just intimidating to a jiggly, not-so-cute, 33 year old Aging Goth Mom), and secondly to switch up my music player and play The White Stripes:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Three Amigos

I have a sneaking suspicion that in 15 years or so, we will be bailing these three out of jail for some sort of mischief!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Unsivilized {sic}?

I have a question. What's with the misspellings in hip-hop? Why is it cool to spell things wrong? I ask this because I was driving behind a promo van for some upcoming album by some rapper and the album was called "Unsivilised", with featured songs like "We Dem Boyz" and "Whippin' Da Bass". Is it cool? I don't get it.

Also, adding Li'l, Big, Fat, or any sort of adjective in front of your name all of a sudden turns Irving Fartypants into Big Irv or Fat Pants which increases the cool factor by ten. Change the spelling to Biig Irrrrrv or Phat Pizzants and you've got gold.

Flavor Flav does the same thing on his show, giving the women nicknames and then spelling them "hip-hop" style: Seesinz, Sinceer, Bunz, Deelishis, Sumthin...I could go on.

Why is the dumbing down of a language AND a culture cool? Would Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth be ok with this? Would MLK and Malcolm X think it was "foshizzle my nizzle"?

Why, when someone is eloquent and well spoken, they are called an "Uncle Tom" or accused of "trying to be white"? Why does a positive movement toward education and upheaval from the stereotype mean persecution from your own brothers and sisters?

I don't get it.

.................oh, and another thing: pull up your pants

Friday, May 2, 2008

Children are cruel

At about 2 pm today my cell phone rang. The caller ID read "PRIVATE" and I answered it. On the other end, the voice of a young boy (maybe 12 or 13) said "I've got your dog". I answered, "Where! Where are you! I can come to you and get her! Is she ok? Describe her to me so I know it is her!". I was ecstatic. Before I knew it, the boy on the phone answered me, "She's dead. I killed her you bitch." And I heard another boy in the background laugh and say, "Yea and her tattoo says Asshole". Then they hung up.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Roman Gods

Nothing says "cheesy" like my parents bringing back matching T-shirts from their trip to Italy, but it's a good "cheesy", or should I say "formaggio"!