Happy Monday? (Wait: is that an oxymoron?)

Anyway. A new week begins, after a weekend that went by *entirely* too quickly. I feel like I spent both days running errands and sneezing (the pollen is out officially now). I also watched a little TV—I know, you’re shocked!—and saw this new MTV show which was just so disturbing it gave me chills. Literally. It’s called I Want A Famous Face and the title pretty much explains everything. People who want to look like celebrities have SURGERY to CHANGE THEIR FEATURES. This is real, people. In the commercials, they say, “MTV documents a new phenomenon,” but shouldn’t the word be encourages or promotes, instead? The one I saw was these two brothers who wanted to look like Brad Pitt and become models. They did look different, when it was all said and done, but not in a good way, at least not to me: they resembled Cojo, the fashion guy, more than Mr. Aniston. But the worst part was the way they were talking about themselves afterwards, beginning sentences with things like, “Now that I’m good looking….” I don’t know about you, but I was raised to expect lightening to strike me if I ever said something so arrogant as that. I’m not the moral majority, clearly, and I don’t believe in censorship, but I do think this is sort of irresponsible. What’s the message? If you look like Britney Spears, life will be better? Is it better for Britney, all the time? I don’t think so. And plastic surgery, ANY kind of surgery, is a risk, regardless of how common it might have become. It just seems so wrong to me, I can’t believe people aren’t more up in arms. But maybe I’m just getting old.

*grumble*

Speaking of old, and feeling old, I watched Satisfaction on the WE network last night, and I have to say this is a movie that needs to be on DVD, so I can put it in my collection right next to Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Justine Bateman, as a lead singer in a band? Julia Roberts with big hair and big 80’s earrings, playing guitar? Liam Neeson? Oh.My.God. It’s just so much fun. And the thing is, I remember when this movie came out, because it was my senior year of high school (that’s the old thing) and there was a poster for it in my Spanish class. (Why is was there, I have no idea.) Over the weeks I’d just stare at it, as it got more and more defaced by people. I don’t think I saw it, then, but I LOVE It now. I can’t believe it’s not on DVD. The best part: Justine rocking out playing the cowbell. With a totally straight face. I haven’t been able to take ANYONE playing the cowbell since seeing that Will Ferrell skit with Christopher Walken (if you know what I’m talking about, you’re already chuckling, remembering it) but Justine is really working it. Impressive.

So there you have it. A rant, and a rave. And a cowbell. It IS a happy Monday!

have a good day everyone….