I tried, I really tried ! As you know, I'm never wishy-washy when it comes to taking a stand. I'm known to rave and rant sometimes (you're kidding. Shut up). I oftimes digress and I enjoy humor. I tried but.....
I remembered "The Wizard of Oz" and the scarecrow's wishes. When I saw the excerpt from the Miss Teen USA pageant, it really cracked me up. I decided, at the time, that I wouldn't use it in my journal, although it would make excellent fodder. Then, with the memories of the poor scarecrow's quest for cerebral matter in Oz, I watched the video again...and again, ad nauseum. The bottom line? Miss South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton, is a strikingly beautiful young lady, who, despite her recent faux pas, will most assuredly go on to bigger and better things. As for me, sorry sweetie, but I need the material.
That said, in Miss Upton's defense, she's young and was thrust into a spur of the moment question. At age 17, her experience is lacking and I'm sure she'll make a mental note as to how to prepare for this type of situation in the future. If you've never been on a stage to perform before, you have no idea of the pressure that is put upon you. Reaction to these types of pressure comes with time and experience.
So, on to the meat of the matter. I've heard of blonde moments and this one definitely fit the profile. This one, however, was painfully much longer. I laughed so hard at Miss Upton's answer to the posed question, and the reaction of the emcee afterward, that my sides hurt. Watching further media reaction to the You Tube video clip only reinforced my decision to run the video.
Don't be overly concerned about Miss Upton's future. She's already appeared this morning on one of the idiotic morning shows and was reposed the question, to which she answered well, and with flying colors. In the interim, enjoy the You Tube video.
The Pictures: The majestic Bengal tiger - one of the most commented and requested pictures, a baby elephant, one of Nancy's favorite retreats, a good reason why men should not stare at women and one of the pictures that I "borrowed" from Indigo.
This Date In History: 1850; Composer and pianist Franz Liszt conducts the premiere of Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" in Weimar, Germany. 1968; Police in Chicago, Illinois violently attack protesters against the Vietnam War outside the Democratic National Convention.
Birthdays: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, dramatist, novelist and scientist (1749). Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Southern Philosophy
Your fences should be horse high, pig tight and bull strong. Keep skunks, bankers, lawyers and politicians at a safe distance. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your mind are whispered, not yelled. Don't judge a person by his relatives. Every path has a few pudlles. Remember that silence is oftimes the best answer. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. The biggest trouble maker you'll ever have to deal with watches you each morning from the mirror. Always drink upstream from the herd. If you get to thinking that you're a person of influence, try ordering someone else's dog around.
That's it for today, my little raindears. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !