Saturday, January 31, 2009

She lives in a shoe

The receptionist, fiftyish & attractive, was showing a lot of cleavage. Maybe a little too much for the location. I really tried conversing entirely with her face. The thought kept intruding, You're looking at them again. Not looking at them required as much concentration as the conversation. I could look at them & pay attention to what she was saying. She had a nice face. I appreciated all of her that I could see.

But at the same time, in a gray, icy winter, I felt justified in enjoying the sight of an attractive, middle-aged woman. & since I'd met her a number of times, I knew that she always dressed with style, on other occasions she was wearing a colorful scarf. Some receptionists try to be blandly uninteresting, some do not. She's also friendly & talkative. I learned that she was about to start an evening school course & would take a bus there.
I'll tune in for Springsteen's halftime show & maybe stick around if the game is close. After the Janet Jackson incident the NFL has gone with graybeards. I don't think anything can top the 2001 "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith, Britney, N'Sync. Nelly, mary J. That circus had something for everybody.
Last night, Dave Letterman showed the infamous censored Bill Hicks routine from Oct 1993 that was cut out of the program. Only the first part, the "Let's find Billy Ray Cyrus & kill him Show," was pure Hicks, (one could also imagine Sam Kinnison doing it). Were reality shows around then? It was too late to prevent Miley, she was a year old. It was an edgy routine for a mainstream late night talk show of that day or this. Dave says he wasn't aware of Hicks' terminal cancer. Hicks died four months later. Hicks had appeared 11 times on Letterman's earlier NBC show with expurgated material. Hicks' elderly mom was the guest for the segment, nervous, but warmed up & got in a few dry zingers.
The California octuplets: An ethical problem for the doctors, but questionable morality for the woman, who already had six children. The fertility industry - that's what it is - is immensely profitable. These are probably not doctors just returned from Rwanda. Desperate people come to them; people with no children who dream of having one baby. This Californian woman needed to be investigated by the Div. of Child & Family Services before an in vitro procedure that could result in multiple births. There's a dangerous, obsessive psychology involved with a woman who is willing to risk her own health & the economic & emotional well-being of her family to have more babies just because she can't or won't do it naturally & she happens to have some leftover frozen embryos in the fridge.

She already has an autistic son. & there's this weirdness:
Nadya Suleman holds a 2006 degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, and as late as last spring she was studying for a master's degree in counseling, college spokeswoman Paula Selleck told the Press-Telegram.
Is she rich? Who was caring for the children while she was in class?


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