Wednesday, July 8, 2009

40-some-odd Days Left... maybe? kinda-sorta? give or take

I started the "Homecoming Countdown" a few days ago because Kevin kept giving me the same date over and over again and it was getting closer and closer and closer... (: so I gave into my better judgement and commenced the counting down. Well true to form, right when we get our heart set on a date and start to plan some things the date changes. Thankfully, it didn't change by much just a few days. My hubs should now be home "on or about" 18 August! wooo hoo. give or take a few days, of course. We are, after all dealing with the Army.

I think one more mention of Michael Jackson and I might hurt myself! I went to the gym today and could only manage to stay a whopping 13 minutes then I had to leave... everywhere I looked, on every TV there was coverage of his "funeral" / "viewing" at the Staples Center in LA. I was disgusted by the entire fiasco! It's all so ridiculous. Okay, I give the guy his talent, abilities, and the fact that he did change music in huge ways- mainly the dancing and videos. These are not small accomplishments and should be mentioned. But for goodness sake this full-day coverage is over doing it just a bit, isn't it? The last time we saw something like this was when Reagan died... and then thinking back to Princess Dianna's death it's all very reminiscent. Then to put Michael Jackson in the same category as former President Reagan and Princess Dianna is completely absurd and more than insulting to both of their memories!! He was a musician for Christs sake, and hasn't been a good one at that for 10 years or something? What will we really remember about him? Not what he brought to music and how he managed to change it- well not initially anyway. Rather, he'll be remember for his more than strange behavior; dangling babies, face masks, born black & dying white... he'll be remembered not for being amazing, changing the world, helping others or even being a great leader- Nope, he'll be remembered for being a child molester and complete weirdo. And hell, who better to waste a days full of broadcasting on and forcing me to be completely disappointed and pissed off about missing General Hospital- amongst other things!

6 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I tried to escape all tv yesterday!

Lauren B. said...

OMG THANK YOU! the lady i sit next to at work watched it from 8-5! if i never have to hear about it again, i would be very happy with that!

JG said...

Agreed. I can't believe how many people are so sucked into it all. I've heard it's a generational thing, like people in their 30s or late 20s who grew up with him back in the day are more involved than any other age group, but really, how much of the population can that be?

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I agree! I liked the mans music (some of it) but yes this is being overly done! Every radio station I turn on, he's either singing "BEAT IT, JUST GEAT IT!" or Thriller at the top of his lungs and its starting to grate...The man has died, so let him rest in peace and lets refrain from living his death day in and day out for lord only knows how many years i.e like Reagan and Diana...Really well written post girl!

Teresa said...

It looks like Kevin will be making his mark back home right before J. My husband gives no dates or specifics because he is true OPSEC style haha but I get them from my friends whos husbands are in J's company lol. As of right now it is looking like a week or two after the Kevin arrival ;)

I agree with Michael Jackson. At some point you have to lay to rest someone....and that body in the casket after two weeks? lol yuck.

:)

Anonymous said...

OMG...i can NOT stand in. MJ is a fucking loser freak scumbag..and they make such a big deal about him dying..he sang..and danced..why dont we make as big of a deal when our troops give there lives for our country?? I guess if they did it singing with one white glove on it'd be more important? ..i hate famous people. I had to sit in a room with the MJ funeral special on tv for 3 hours playing over and over again waiting to get my military ID. Me and my husband just sat there making fun of him over and over again...the lady behind us looked a little angry at that. My husband just kept sayin over again "I think ill name him.. BLANNKKETT!" it some creepy voice. haha