Ms. M:

Running With Scissors

November 17, 2006

Playstation III, The Silent Killer

What is the world coming to?

People rioting or getting shot just trying to buy a freaking Playstation 3. I refuse to spend $500+ to get one. It would just give my kid even more of an excuse to never leave the house.

I find it hard to believe that people are waiting in line for days to get one of these things. Unfortunately it shows the level of materialism that this country has sunk to. We are all about "things." I hate to admit that I love my things too and I would love to have some new things, but I just can't justify spending large amounts of money on gadgets that will take my attention (or my son's) away from those I care about and my priorities. It's nuts.

Don't get me wrong, escaping from reality for a while is nice, but not at the expense of your real life.

I came across this little news report this morning on Yahoo.

1 shot in Conn. Playstation waiting line

PUTNAM, Conn. - Two armed thugs tried to rob a line of people waiting
to buy the new Playstation 3 gaming console early Friday and shot one who
refused to give up the money, authorities said.

The two confronted 15 to 20 people who were in line outside a Wal-Mart
store shortly after 3 a.m. and demanded money, said Lt. J. Paul Vance, a
spokesman for the state police. The new Sony consoles are selling for around
$500 to $600.

"One of the patrons resisted. That patron was shot," Vance said.

Crazy shit, huh?

Do any of you watch South Park? There was recently a two-part episode where Eric Cartman was going insane waiting for the Nintendo Wii (wee). He can't stand that he has to wait until mid November to get this new gaming system so he has his friend "Butters" help bury him in the snow in the mountains, freezing himself until the day they come out so he won't be forced to endure the agony of waiting and anticipation for this stupid gaming console. Butters is supposed to dig him up and thaw him out on the day they come out. Unfortunately for Cartman, an avalanche occurs, burying him for 500 years.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators and writers of South Park, obviously see this freakish obsession with gaming consoles the same way I do. It's fucked up. If it wasn't, those two would certainly not poke fun at the issue.

The Nintendo Wii doesn't come out until November 19th. I'm sure there are folks standing in line at Best Buy or Wal-Mart right now, waiting to get theirs. Meanwhile, our troops are getting killed in Iraq, we have a moron for a president, Madonna is adopting African children and global warming is killing off the coral in the Great Barrier Reef.

Ok, the Madonna thing isn't such a travesty. My bad.

What are your thoughts on the craziness these stupid, fucking game consoles are causing? What are your thoughts on the ridiculous rioting and robberies occurring in the lines of those waiting to purchase these over-priced, soon to be obsolete, boxes of wires and circuits?

Come on...tell me.

November 06, 2006

Freud would have a field day with me...

I'm sending my kid to a shrink.

He's 16 years old and he's decided he doesn't HAVE to go to school anymore legally. So he sleeps all day and plays his guitar all night. Nothing I say or do seems to be fixing the sitch so I'm praying that this head shrinker can help!

Anyone else out there have issues with their boys at this age? DAMN! he's wearing this bitch out! I try to be understanding, but the kid thinks he's going to be a rock star. Seriously. He figures he doesn't need an education. But he has graciously agreed to get his GED. Wow.

His new therapist gave me a homework assignment. Write my son's life story. But he wanted it in 3 to 4 pages. I couldn't shrink it any smaller than 6. I even kept cutting things out, but there are things he needs to know. He wants a good picture of my son so I tried to give it to him. But, in order to give a good picture he needs to know the background of some things. The preface, if you will. I also have to get his records from his previous therapist & psychiatrist. Haven't had a chance to do that yet so he might get slightly peeved at a bitch for not being able to follow through completely!

All I can say is that I can't wait for Friday. Me and D are heading to West Palm Beach for an extended weekend getaway! This is much needed, believe me! I have been working my fat ass off (wish that it really worked to remove fat from my huge bootie!) and my weekends are busy as Hell doing everything I don't get done during the week so I'm fried like a egg! I'm SOOO looking forward to rest. I need it, deserve it, crave it, desire it. I won't get another break until probably late spring or summer of next year. As it is, I'm not even taking a week off, just a Friday & Monday around a weekend so I don't miss too much. I guarantee that even while I'm on vacation I will be getting phone calls and emails from work needing my assistance. It sucks to be the one to make everything happen. You never get a break.

Strange how my job seems to be 24/7. I thought only motherhood was supposed to be that way. Maybe I'm the one who should be in therapy!!!