There. I said it. I read tabloids.
Today I saw this picture:
Christopher Walken Hasty Pudding
I seriously laughed my ass off.
But I wasn't laughing at him (like I would ever dare laugh at Christopher Walken?!). I was laughing at myself and the absurdity of my hastiness to judge others. I mean, it may not be earth-shattering stuff but I certainly have plenty going on in my life. And yet I waste precious minutes of my (and my family's) day keeping up on this crap? And I mean crap. Not only is it a colossal waste of time but I am playing a very big and active part in the breakdown of our society. Gawd. The idea of my being a part of that and, even worse, passing judgment on people I don't even know? Horrible.
These people are real human beings. Real people with real families and real lives and real problems (no matter how surreal they may seem). It puts it in perspective when I think about the fact that Britney Spears is four years older than my niece (a lovely young lady and also an aspiring actress in LA). Just the idea of someone passing judgment on her because of how she dresses or where she eats or who she's dating or how she decides to live her life really seems preposterous to me. I believe we ALL breathe a heavy sigh of relief that our 'teens and 20's weren't documented on film for the whole world to scrutinize and pick apart.
Needless to say, this part of my morning routine has been tossed in the crapper. I'm making a lot of changes in my life that have been a long time coming and this one is at the top of that list. I suppose it's safe to say that mom was right (once again)....if you have nothing nice to say then shaddap!