I’m not talking about Christmas gifts although, ‘tis the season to give. So for all of my friends out there who plan on giving and receiving generously this year, I want to pass on some etiquette rules. Let me first lay out some definitions. A “gift” is the act of giving no matter what the item. You are “giving” something, a gift of money to a charity or a toy to a child, with no expectation of return. This is opposed to a marriage proposal. A marriage proposal usually comes with an engagement ring, it is a “proposal” centered on conditions being fulfilled. The first is permanent, the second is conditional.
What does Pamela Anderson, Brangelina and the Obama family have in common? Other than the horrors of living under the watchful eye of media so that everyday people can get a shameful taste of some fame, they have absolutely nothing in common.
Why did I pick these three? Instead of spending a quiet weekend meditating, I made the mistake of watching television. This is what I learned:
1. Pamela Anderson recently announced that she “quits!” As announced on some entertainment show that I was unfortunately watching by accident, Pam Anderson has declared that she is done acting. Thank God. I feel so much better now.
2. Brangelina are so highly photographed and pursued by the media that who doesn’t know them or every little detail about their lives? Haven’t you all had enough? I’m hoping that they too will announce that they are quiting as well. Their acting is not exactly what I would consider award winning. (One caveat is “Girl Interrupted”, I do really like that movie).
3. Last, the Obama family is being forced to choose a puppy for the Whitehouse. Apparently Barak mentioned they may get a puppy, but maybe they changed their mind? Why will the media not drop it? The media has now created “The Obama Puppy Watch!”
I know if you reading this blog, you either 1) find this somewhat entertaining; or 2) have entertained yourself to a point that there is nothing else but my blog. Well, I have some new great entertainment for you that does not require reading cheesy tabloid magazines or television media.
Forget Pam Anderson, Brangelina and the Obama Family puppy. Now you can watch one of the number one streaming videos at www.ustream.tv/channel/shiba-inu-puppy-cam. It is a streaming video of 6 Shiba Inu puppies, and at any one time there is about 10,000 people watching. It’s actually mesmorizing and soothing in some wierd way. It might even prove to lower your blood pressure!
Have a happy week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!