Friday, July 30, 2010

things that make you go hmmm....

Just tidbits today, stuff I've thought about in the last few days......

1. Heard the song "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister today (YAY for Sirius Ch. 8), and remembered back to the days in high school when that song first came out and we used to sing it at the top of our lungs:

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

What, exactly, were we "not gonna take"? We lived in semi-suburbia, ordinary comfortable lives in ordinary comfortable homes. Oh, but we were teenagers, so that automatically means we were oppressed, right? ;) If that was oppressed, I think I'd like to be oppressed again!

2. Why is it that whenever I go to a friend's house for the first time, I come home feeling horrible and inadequate by comparison? Specifically, her house vs. my house, her level of "with-it-ness" vs. mine, her organization and wonderful Mom traits vs. my lack of organization and .....well, you get the idea. This happened today, but it's not the first time, nor will it be the last, I'm sure.

3. And while we're on that topic, am I the only one that believes that most foods and drinks are ok and not too terrible if consumed in moderation? Talk about feeling inadequate.......when you visit that friend and she's serving lunch, and casually drops into the conversation that "we're not ketchup people, but I think I have some you guys can use if you want" or "we're not condiment people either, but there might be some mustard around here.....". I do not ban foods for my kids, for the most part. Soda from time to time? Sure. Pizza? Damn straight! Ketchup AND mustard AND barbecue sauce to dip your chicken nuggets in? Certainly. A bowl full of Oreo cookies? Only if you agree to share some with me.......

4. How many years after a picture is taken does it start to look old or "dated"? How many years will it look ok, and then at what point will you start to think either:

A--Wow, look how young we were!
B--Oh my Lord, what WAS I thinking with that hairstyle/shirt/pants/gigantic earrings/Madonna-style white lace headband?

I've been married for just over 14 years (YAY for weddings Class of 1996!) I know that for many years after the wedding, I could look at the pictures and think that everyone looked "normal" wacky, dated hairstyles, no cringing at the out-of-style clothes, etc. Now, not so much, especially about the hair, but I don't know when we passed that imaginary line between "I look good" and "WTF?"

Discuss. Yes, you!

1 comment:

Lori said...

That was a good post Jen! I'm trying to get back into blogging. Trying to get caught up on everybody else too.