Thanksgiving's overlap with Hanukkah and the ensuing seamless transition into Christmas decoration and shopping season has me in need of a palate cleanser. I love a weepy week full of enjoying Love, Actually while bemoaning Black Friday as much as the next Elf on a Shelf, but two back-to-back months of it? I feel a need cultural exfoliation in between my sweet-and-cheesy seasons, thank you very much, just as I need a green-smoothie cleanse to make up for my recent Week of Butter and Breakfast Pie.
On November 28, Elan Gale decided to entertain the world by making up a story that we have all experienced in one way or another. He tweeted that he'd boarded a US Airways flight on his way back to Los Angeles, that the flight was running late, and that one passenger was furiously yelling about it. Soon, Gale was live-tweeting a fictional battle with a woman immortalized as "Diane in 7A." What unfolded on his feed can only be described as a how to on behaving badly. What made it so hard to look away is the same thing that makes reality TV the addictive thing it is. Is it time to reconsider?
A New Moon in Sagittarius, Monday December 2, 2013, gets the month off to an upbeat start. Abundance, fun, bigger is best, far reaching ideas, etc. are all part of this Jupiter ruled Zodiac Fire sign....more
I'm not happy about this post. I love mocking ridiculous things, but I feel most comfortable poking fun at stuff I like. Things like my college football team, my kids' quirks, my brother's ability to get free stuff from anyone he meets, and how my mom identifies herself by name when she leaves me a message. "Oh, hi Amy. This is your mom. Susan." My favorite target is myself. But today I turn my disdain outward, to a society that complains about consumerism and too many commitments, but spends $30 dollars for the privilege of managing the "magic" of a cheaply made stuffed elf during the busiest month of the year....more
Day 29: Happy Black Friday!This is a prime example of Jazz’s versatility. That goes for life too, there are more ways to the life you want, just have to take the time to create the experience…Peace Out! #jazzybeatchick...more