Trying to catch up with blogging friends over the weekend...
Big Kid is moving out on Wednesday, so we'll be busy packing him up and getting him settled. More on that soon!
Saw a great article about "The Top 25 Downloads for Your Computer", from Switched. A couple I have, many I don't----if you have any experience or reviews, I'd love to hear about them!
I know this is sort of old news, but my mind is still boggling about the kiddie baseball league that insisted that one team pull a 9-year-old pitcher for being "too good". The kid never hit or hurt anyone with his pitching----he just beat the pants off the competition, helping his team achieve a great season. That "scared" the other teams' players.
Whatever happened to teaching your kids that they can't win all the time? Whatever happened to the notion that if someone is better at something than you are---it can/should motivate you to work harder? It seems like everybody expects an award/paycheck/pat on the back just for simply bothering to show up these days.
Don't want to hurt the self-esteem of our little budding sunflowers, now do we? feh
On the other hand, we cheer sports phenom Michael Phelps for kicking ass and taking no prisoners in the swimming competition at the Olympics.
Maybe we should have worried about the self-esteem of the budding sunflowers in countries less fortunate---like say, Venezuela and pulled Phelps from the competition.
Instead of squashing the aspirations of kids who work hard/have true talents in order to make the rest of the average-performing herd feel better about themselves, why not encourage the herd to aspire to excel in their own way?
AOL subscribers get a "Welcome" screen every time we log on. There is a rotating screen that covers entertainment, sports, national and world news, along with headline links to articles.
I don't know who writes the headlines, but they are obviously designed to catch the eye.
And goes to my previous post about the media "making the news" and not reporting on it. It's really starting to chap my heinie.
The other day, I saw a headline with linky-goodness that said "Selfish" Singer Doesn't Want More Kids.
"Well good for her/him", I thought.
There's already too many people who breed just for the sake of breeding nowadays, and it's refreshing to read about someone who knows their own mind.
And what the heck is so "selfish" about knowing when to stop?
Plus I was feeling a little sensitive about some of the ignorant shitheadedness that's been posted on the web lately about VP Candidate Sarah Palin's "selfish" choice to bring a child who has Down Syndrome into the world instead of aborting after she knew in advance via amniocentesis.
Well duh. I should have known better.
I'm not a fan of J-Lo, but this headline really just took the cake.
Let me repeat it. "Selfish" Singer Doesn't Want More Kids.
The actual article doesn't even have that headline. That was something totally made up by the linky media-writers at AOL. The Popeater headline wasn't that accurate either. It said, "J.Lo Probably Won't Have More Kids".
What Ms. Lopez actually was quoted saying to her husband in an interview with Elle Magazine, after coming off of tour and realizing she was pregnant was....
"We came off tour and I said 'I did the Superwoman thing, I finished the tour—now I need you to take care of me. I love doing things for you; if I'm not cooking, then I'm picking out a shirt. But this is the first time in my life where I'm just going to be a little bit selfish. I don't know if I'm going to have kids again, I want it to be a beautiful experience. I don't want to have any drama. I want to just be smiling every day."
Wouldn't actually get that if you went by the headlines, would you?