How Does Johnny Depp do it?

I didn’t even realize this was Johnny Depp when I was watching the trailer!  AMAZING!  I can’t wait to see this one!  Southpaw was really good because Jake Gyllenhaal is gorgeous but it was pretty much Rocky remade for the 21st century. FYI

Advertisements

James Corden is the Best Thing Ever

And I love Rod and Rocky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS yesSSSSSSSSSSsssssssss YESSSSSSSSS

Free Range Parenting is a Thing?

imagesimages (2)

So, I saw the news article tonight about the free range kids being picked up by the cops and now the parents are suing.(Welcome to America.)  When did we start referring to kids playing in their neighborhood as “free ranging” chickens?  In my day, it was called things like: “Beat it! You’re getting on my nerves!  Get your ass outside and play!  Get out of the house so I can clean!”  My parents didn’t call it “free ranging,” but I’m glad they did it.  I had a decent sized neighborhood radius that I couldn’t cross and it challenged me, freed me, taught me how to be independent and strong.  I would stay within my radius because my mother was a great cook, folded my underwear and I didn’t want to be kidnapped by anybody that owned a microwave or didn’t understand the value of good fabric softener.

Our group of neighborhood kids looked out for each other, were accountable to each others parents, survived, and learned to set our own boundaries.  My parents didn’t know they were “free ranging,” they just wanted some peace and quiet and trusted in my ability to not ride my bike off a cliff.  My best memories as a kid are from adventurous bicycle rides, walks alone and exploring my neighborhood with friends.  We kept each other safe, observed some really odd things, used our imaginations, pooled our allowances for French fries, and learned how to be independent and think for ourselves.  We always made it back before the sun set; knowing our asses would be grass if we didn’t. (Parents could still spank you back then.) And IF the cops would have had any concerns; they would call our “mother hen” or take us back to the “rooster” FIRST! Without ruffling any feathers, detaining us for 5 hours or calling CPS to intervene.  Those were the good ol’ days.

Betty Page was a Schizophrenic and liked 50 Shades of Grey?

Well, I just didn’t know a damn thing about Betty Page. (I thought I did?)  I grew up seeing pictures of her on the wall of my uncle Joe’s garage and my dad had one of those pens that took all of her clothes off when you picked it up to write.  He kept it hidden in his tool box, but I would play with it when he would send me to the garage to get a pair of pliers or a screwdriver.  I didn’t know that she was the original “50 Shades of Grey” either?  I had no idea she made bondage photos until I saw this documentary.  Wow, for the time, that sure took some moxie?

She was also her class Salutatorian!

Have you seen this documentary?  I think the whole thing is on YouTube?  If not, you should give it a whirl.  First of all, she was ornery as hell and I love a women like that!  She was also a healthy looking woman with a normal body!

Her story was empowering and sad at the same time, anybody that has ever had a horrible landlord can understand her attacking one…lol  But having to spend 10 years institutionalized in a mental hospital?  I supposed it was also because of her nervous breakdown and the schizophrenia, but 10 years?  She should have lashed out at her father, that man was disgusting which you’ll learn about in the film.  Maybe a psychologist would say her father was the person she was lashing out at in a way when she attacked her landlord?…..

She doesn’t show herself on the film because she wanted to be remembered the way she was in her pictures, but you’ll hear her aged voice narrating the film.  RIP Betty Page.

I’ll Poke You with my Carrot!

Cuddle

Why do people cuddle in the produce section of grocery stores?  It’s creepy.  Have you seen these couples?  The grocery store is not the place for cuddling get the hell out of my way, move it!  It’s cold in there and it makes me want to pee, you’re blocking the avocados and you’re lame.  You wanna know why I think you’re lame? Because you think its cool to cuddle in a grocery store!   Get out of my way before I poke you in the eye with one of my carrots!

How is a 2,740.00 pound Toyota Prius so quiet that I’ve actually had one park right next to me and not even heard the damn thing pull in?  But we cant figure out how to make a hair blow dryer that doesn’t sound like a jet engine!  I still have to listen to that loudness every time I blow dry my hair?  That’s probably why I couldn’t hear the Prius…