Random Thoughts

by kim on November 22, 2011 · 4 comments

in random thoughts

  •  Even though I don’t use my Yahoo mail anymore, I still have Yahoo as my default homepage. I guess old habits die hard.  In any event, I open my browser this morning and am greeted with this headline: “Mom Missing After People’s Court Dispute.”  I looked at the story and the People’s Court dispute was with her ex-fiance, not her children.  So why is this woman listed as being a “missing mom”?  Oh, that’s right: because apparently the media loves stories about missing women with children.  I guess those of us without children aren’t as important when we go missing. (Not to mention the missing women of color that go missing on a daily basis and are never profiled by the mainstream media.)  </end rant>

  • Apparently tampons have turned into fortune cookies while we weren’t looking.  I guess it’s not enough that our Dove chocolate has to tell us cute little sayings that are supposed to make us feel better, but now our feminine products have to as well.  Classy.

Seems appropos.

  • Detroit’s own Justin Verlander won the American League MVP award yesterday.  I’d take a World Series Championship over his Cy Young and MVP any day, but they are nice consolation prizes.  Not to mention the fact that he deserves them.

Shake and bake.

  • The drive into work was so nice this morning.  Apparently people decided to start taking the Tuesday before Thanksgiving off in addition to Wednesday and Friday.  It works for me as it gets my perpetually late ass a chance at making it to work on time.

This is usually me on a normal Tuesday morning.

  • Last night The Mister and I were looking at Black Friday deals.  The sad (or maybe happy?) part of this is that we weren’t looking at the deals for anyone other than ourselves.

All the things for myself, that is.

  • Upon urging from a friend, The Mister and I engaged in a weekend marathon of Game of Thrones.  I find that show fascinating in its portrayal of women in particular.

Worth the watch.

  • If you haven’t watched this video of this girl with a maniacal laugh yet, you haven’t lived.

  • Mr. CVD and I went to Best Buy last night to pick up some sale items.  I haven’t been in that store in ages.  Their main focus seems to be electronics and video games and, frankly, I’d rather go elsewhere for that kind of thing.  The trip there last night confirmed this.  Their two racks of CDs is ultra sad.

What’s on your mind today?

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Meredith November 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

OMG – that little girl’s evil laugh is so amazing! I love it when little kids embrace their dark side.

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cari November 24, 2011 at 1:45 am

Its portrayal of women? What exactly do you mean? Good? Bad? Just curious.

Also, ADORABLE. I want to teach that to my children.

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kim November 24, 2011 at 2:52 am

Portrayal of women both good and bad…but mostly just more complex than they are portrayed elsewhere and in a setting where you’d assume women had little to do with anything.

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magnolia November 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

oh, my god – the tampon fortunes are WAY freakier than the pep talks on the wrapper of halls cough drops. that was weird enough. i am coughing at work; i really don’t need to be told to “get [my] game face on.” but even that pales in comparison to self-esteem lessons from feminine protection supplies.

and don’t even get me started on the national media’s obsession with crimes and tragedies that befall pretty white ladies. i swear to you, if i could put a parental lock on CNN on our cable box, i would. the man loves to watch bad news and yell at it as a form of stress relief. it makes me INSANE.

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