*POP* Goes the Culture

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m so sick of politics and so ready for this mother-effing election to be over with I could just scream.  Or puke.  Or do both at the same time – it’d certainly be more enjoyable than all of this CRAP.  I’m tired of being beaten over the head with opposing viewpoints every time I turn around, and I’m tired of walking on eggshells so I don’t offend anyone by – gasp – disagreeing with them.  And living in a “battleground state” just makes it worse because you are absolutely bombarded 24/7 with political ads.  I am so sick of the whole three-ring circus, as a matter of fact, that I fell asleep during the debates last night.

Oh, yes I did.

Speaking of screaming and puking (and let’s throw a little hair-yanking in there, too), is anyone else just as tickled as me to see that the “bailout” plan congress passed is working so well?



On a lighter note, we watched Iron Man this week and loved it despite the fact I usually can’t stand the sight of Robert Downey Jr. and wondered just why the hell Gwyneth Paltrow would do such a fluff little part.  I mean, isn’t that why we have “actresses” like Liv Tyler?  (Another celebrity I generally cannot stand the sight of.)  I am now waiting for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to be released on DVD, despite the lackluster reviews, as well as The Incredible Hulk, WALL*E and The Dark Knight.  Because I love adding movies to my collection…and I have a great big soft spot for comic books.

Although not a big enough soft spot to actually watch either of the Fantastic Four movies.  I have some self-respect, you know.

As for literature, I finished the fourth book in Beverly Lewis’ Abram’s Daughters series.  My, oh, my – the Amish plot just thickens all over the place.  The last book is going to have to wait, though, because I am now well into the second book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.  I can see why the books are popular to the point they’d make a movie out of at least the first one, but Harry Potter they ain’t.  Not by a long shot.  They don’t have the magic (and I don’t mean the “spell casting” kind) of the HP books – just a lot of contrived teenage romance and foreshadowing so heavy-handed that you know exactly what’s going to happen next.  As for the “new twists” to the vampire legend, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has her beat all to hell and back in that regard.  However, they are a quick read and engrossing enough to justify buying the third and fourth in the series so I can read them before the movie comes out in November.

Since its release bumped Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince back to next summer.


10 thoughts on “*POP* Goes the Culture”

  1. I’m right there with you. AND I’m sick of the political phone calls. You know…the ones asking me who I’m voting for and then after I tell them, they try to talk me out of it. Sheesh. STOP CALLING ME! STOP IT WITH THE TV ADS! LEAVE US ALL ALONE!!!

    I could go on and on and on and on and on….

    Nothing Fancys last blog post..Big Boys Can Dance

  2. I’m tired of politics too, although I do love making fun of people … and who could be better than a politician? I want to see Ironman too! And I’m sorry I’ve been such a hermit, but I am out of control and just can’t seem to get my head above water for more than a fleeting moment here and there!

  3. Hahaha….you know what I’m laughing at.

    I sent my borrowed dog over with the duct tape but I see it was too late. If it’s any consolation, I don’t think you broke any egg shells so you’re good.

    That article about the bail out doesn’t surprise me at all and now that there’s a precedence set now so we can plan on doing more of this in the future.

    I wish you could come this weekend. Get Beloved to move to Tx. I’m sure he can run the business from here. I’m positive.

    Midlife Slicess last blog post..Somebody Get The Duct Tape

  4. Hah! I fell asleep during the debates too. I suppose if either candidate had actually had anything new to say…anything constructive that would have helped me to unravel myself from the fetal position as I contemplate the economy, maybe, just maybe I could have stayed awake.

    tricias last blog post..I Survived Preschool

  5. You’re my hero. I wanna be you. How do you find the time to manage that lengthy reading list, read and comment on blogs, blog, handle your career, nurture the Young One and be Mistress of Beloved’s Universe! You got it goin’ on, girl. What’s your secret?

    Smart Mouth Broads last blog post..CRANKY OLD BROAD

  6. It’s so nice to know I’m not alone in my frustration with all of this!

    24@Heart, I know what you’re going through – no apologies necessary! MLS, I wish I could convince him to move back to Texas – yes, he could run the company from there, but we’d never be able to convince our employees to move. 🙁

    SMB – you’re making me blush, here! Actually, after years of single parenting and living hand to mouth (I could go on and on and ON about deadbeat fathers who don’t pay child support, but I’ll spare you all that right now) even though my life now is full and busy – and happy! – I don’t often feel overwhelmed.

    It helps that I have only one chick left in the nest, but it’s mostly because I have the support of Beloved, who uncomplainingly does more than his fair share of the housework (a stellar housekeeper I ain’t) and encourages me do the things I enjoy doing.

    Oh, and I don’t watch television.

  7. Goodfather – yes. Half Blood Prince was slated for release this November, then they inexplicably moved it to July 2009. Warner Brothers hasn’t come right out and admitted it is due to the potential competition of Twilight, but that’s the rumor. And it makes sense, I suppose.

    Still sucks like a bucket of ticks.

  8. Hmmm would I be risking an eggshell to say that Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my least favorite actresses? I think I never got over the year she won the oscar for Shakespear in Love over Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (mild sarcasm here in case its not apparent on internet)

    phhhsts last blog post..Friday Foto

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