Friday, November 17, 2006

You gotta pick your fights

Are we really worrying about a children's book about gay penguin adoption when the spectacle of TomKat is hijacking our news?

Now I have no opinion on the merits of various penguin family structures, although I think the likelihood of little Tango being eaten by a sea lion or a killer whale is too high for me to worry about who he hangs with until then. But I have to agree with fellow Blogger Steve Salerno (scroll down to the third paragraph) when he points out that treating the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes like some sort of coronation, what with their deliberate choice not to hurry to the alter when they learned little Suri was coming along and Tom's long history of romantic carnage trailing behind them (not to mention his bizarre behavior and surreal and pushy spiritual life), is really rather gross.

(Don't hold back, Trish...tell us what you think...)

America, we can do better. Turn off the TomKat broadcasts, walk away from the gay-rights-for-fictitious-penguins debate. There is stuff that matters is life and is worth our effort and focus, and this isn't it.

Now before you accuse me of going all crazy political on you, let me assure you that's not what I mean. HERE is the kind of thing we'd do better to spend our time on:

Many of you out there are, like me, attempting to write a book. Write it now, because until you do, I can't read it (and if you've been reading my blog, you know I'm in a bit of a rut and need the options!)

Many of you out there are, like me, attempting to have a happy marriage. Well, in the words of one of my favorite firey women preachers - Ladies, you got to MINISTER to your husbands. Consider devoting your weekend to indoor sporting fun. :)

And finally, many of you out there are, like me, trying to fit into jeans that don't seem to have quite as much denim as your current proportions require. Let's follow Swishygirl's lead and do the aerobic boogie until our groove thing fits into those jeans, at which point we will no longer care what TomKat or the penguins are up to.

And there you have it - my weekend manifesto :)


Jenny Rough said...

Writing, loving, and dancing. Sounds like a good weekend to me. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for a healthy dose of common sense :) And yes, enough of TomKat.

LEstes65 said...

As I meet more and more real people with real life issues, the celebrities and sports stars shoved before my eyes on TV "news" shows and while standing in line at the grocery checkout line seem more and more rediculous. I haven't been able to dredge up one ounce of caring over the marital state of any of said celebrities. And thanks to some well placed advice from a certain Lord-and-Taylor-Lady back in 2005, I pray like crazy for my own marriage. Because honestly, God's the only one that could have kept two bone-heads like us from quitting on each other! Trish, you rock.

Amanda Brice said...

Sounds like a prescription for a great weekend!

Kate said...

Between the impending nuptials and OJ's book, I've sworn off any tv viewing this weekend. While I'll skip the writing (I'm one of those few librarians who isn't in the middle of typing the next Great American Novel), I could most definitely benefit from the loving and dancing-with a little extra time for reading!

b/sistersshoes said...

I'm so over the TK thing and as far as the book???? Age accountability really should be an important factor.

And I agree about our husbands, but don't limit it to the weekends
and YES, lets boogie those pounds away :D

love to you,
xox darlene

Anonymous said...

Great peptalk, Trish!

Sarakastic said...

If our comments came with titles mine would be "blast you bloglines", it said you hadn't updated all last week then suddenly showed up with 7 new posts. As far as the penguins, I would be more worried that so many kids don't even read books, gay penguins or not. I've missed you!