I'll be the first to admit it to you...I. don't. shop. Where were we on Black Friday?We went to the Conservatory. They have a wonderful Christmas Train exhibit. The Little Man remembered it from last year, and we've been stopping by every week until it opened. They're just toy trains, but the kiddos LOVE them (Miss Peach not as much as Little Man. It's also free, which Mommy loves.)
I took some pics, that I'll show you, while I b*tch about a couple things in the news last week that are making my blood boil...
First...this couple that "crashed" The White House party without invites. You've heard of this, right? They are some Richie Rich couple, trying to get on Bravo's The Real Housewives of DC. They crashed President Obama's first state dinner. Now, they are asking for MID SIX FIGURES for an interview! MID SIX FIGURES!!!
I sure as heck hope that no one pays them. These people are no different than the Balloon Boy's parents. Why would they get rewarded for breaking the rules? They shouldn't. I don't know if it's illegal to crash a party, but you can bet the taxpayers are picking up the tab for the investigation into how these folks got their pics taken with the Pres. They should not be rewarded, they (and whatever network was following them) should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Perhaps I'm being a party pooper here...I'm just sickity, sick, sick, sick of all these reality tv wanna be's taking short cuts to fame, and profiting from it. No free lunch here...get back to the end of the line.
Second...Adam Lambert. I watched him not win American Idol. (yes, he was robbed) Here's a guy who clearly has buco talent. I tuned into the AMA's just to see his performance...which was a gyrating, romp of tastelessness, ending in a guy on guy kiss.
The feed was censored for the West Coast, and Adam L. was promptly dropped from his GMA performance the next morning. Now, he's all over anyone who will point a mike in his face, saying the problem was that he's gay, and that he kissed a guy. What!!!!
My problem with his performance was so NOT the guy kiss. I've seen it on tv before, and I'll see it again...and I so don't care. My problem is, his performance sucked! I believed the good folks at Glee said it best. He resorted to "hairography" which is "Eye-catching hair--swinging, shaking--that masks a mediocre and lackluster performance."
Dude, you are talented...don't work so hard to be shocking...just be good. I do not believe all press is good press. You had an opportunity to make everyone want to download your song, instead, all they are doing is talking about how bad it was...well done...not:P
Lastly, holy new world in Photoshop CS 4! Has anyone explored "actions"? OMG...coolest. thing. ever! Soon, Photoshop will be editing my pictures, without me having to open it. Let me know if anyone cares about it, and I'll give you a quick tutorial on it. I'm telling you...Kirk to bridge...the future is here, and I'm loving it!
(Is it wrong that I want to plant a big wet kiss on the good folks at Adobe?)