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The best things in life are free.
The second best are very expensive.
- Coco Chanel

Friday, June 26, 2009

Celebs Come & Go, but Family is Forever

Not to appear insensitive, but is anyone else besides me feeling no grief at all over Michael Jackson's passing? I'm not even feeling the loss of a great artist. I'm mostly feeling that I won't have to get creeped out every time I look at him anymore. Good riddance. Is that mean? Condolences to the family and all of that, but he was not a healthy contributor to society. And so now all of those blood suckers who enabled the wierdness and perversions will have to find someone else to live off of. Too bad they couldn't have tried to help him before it was too late.

I did feel some sadness at Farrah Fawcett's passing, however. For one thing, she was just so beautiful that she was fascinating to look at. Almost unreal. But in a larger and much better sense, she displayed such grace and courage in the face of her illness. I liked that she was shaking her fist at cancer almost until the end, when she gracefully accepted it. I don't know much about her other than that - I wasn't a fan, didn't keep tabs on her. I watched the documentary of her fight with cancer that aired on TV about a month ago, and I was impressed with her spunk, and her love of life. I'm sorry she didn't get to grow up to be an old woman.
On a lighter note, I got to go out with my son Scott last night to grab a bite to eat, and have one of our famous nosh sessions. This is where we have a good time eating, and he tells me a lot about what's going on in his life. The evening did not disappoint. Every since he was a little boy, I've always been impressed with his thoughtfulness, and the pithy things he'll say. He is a young man of great depth and perception, but also great quirkiness. I like that. He makes me laugh. He reads books, loves movies, and has a (so far) nice girlfriend, who has the thickest hair I've ever seen. I mean that in a good way - it's incredible. But I digress.
We had a good time, as we always do. I took Scott with me to a business dinner a couple of weeks ago with physicians and sales reps, and he totally held his own. My sales reps loved him. He's clever, funny, and smart - as are all of my kids. *nodding vigorously* We have a good time together - sometimes too good. That's when L retreats to the sanctuary of his office for the rest of the evening, to get away from the hilarity and noisy silliness of it all.
So in conclusion: I don't miss Jacko, I'm a little sad about Farrah, but my kids totally make me laugh. Most of the time. Life is good.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad your headache went away and that you were able to have a nice dinner. I miss our dinners out that we would have once a week before I got married. I'm jealous Scott lives so close, but can't wait for our visit :)

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  2. Nothing goes down better for me than a good dinner with one of my kids. Like yours, mine are GREAT company.

    =)

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