Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Through the fog (aka Brain Drain)

So apparently there was all this hubbub in the blogosphere over Motrin this weekend, and it WASN'T because I had to take so much Ibuprofen in order to suppress my fever so I could perform.


I'm slowly coming out of my sick-induced fog and seclusion (you know, except for those public performances and one Murder Mystery Party that I helped planned and was given the night off of my current show so I could do and how on earth could I miss THAT?) and trying to reintegrate. Apparently the world kept spinning without me.


I did just read, though, that some 8 year old boy apparently shot his father and his father's co-worker. But no, we don't need tighter gun control. The report I read said that there were no signs of abuse in the home. You know, EXCEPT for the fact that (as reported in the same story) the boy had access to the multiple guns in the house and would play with them without his father's knowledge. EXCEPT for the fact that this 8 year old boy was home alone when the two men returned from work. I suppose it's possible this kid really is a sociopath or something, but I suspect he was just really poorly parented and now his whole life will be ruined because of it. And he's 8.


I was listening to NPR on the way to rehearsal tonight, and Bill Ayers was on Fresh Air. Unfortunately I didn't get to hear the whole interview, but oddly enough he didn't seem to have any close ties to President-Elect Obama OR be the "terrorist" the McCain/Palin Campaign made him out to be.


When I did a spell check just now blogger didn't mind "Obama" at all but thought "Palin" was a suspect word.



Mary G said...

I love the way you react to stuff. Funny lady. Yeah, the eight year old is just tragic; I'm only glad he didn't have siblings.
Glad you are feeling better!

E said...

And the prosecutor was making noises about charging the little boy...an eight year old is practically a baby...as an ADULT.
Is everybody crazy???

I pray that Obama becomes a pardoning president so all these states with ridiculous laws will do the right thing and overturn them

Emily said...

I've caught glimpses here and there of the 8 year old's story, but have tried to avoid it...isn't that pathetic. I don't know how to reconcile the idea of a psychotic 8 year old who is solely responsible for killing his father when apparently all was jolly and whole at home.

Glad you are beginning to feel better. (And BTW, that pic of you in the red dress-you are smokin' hot! You rocked those bunny ears. WTG)

And Grace Eventually is one of my favorite books of all time. Lamott has such an endearing, raw voice in her non fiction. I am re reading that book as well.

thailandchani said...

I've also seen the story of the 8-year-old and believe there must be much more to that story than what we're being told.

That Anne Lamott book has come up several times. I'm going to give it a try, too. :)


Maddy said...

I'm also in a state of recovery so I more than sympathise. I also caught snippets of that interview on the school run. Never enough time and never enough peace and quiet. Wishing you [us both!] well soon.

ewe are here said...

And if the 8 year old boy shooting his dad and someone else wasn't enough bad gun news, apparently the day after Obama was elected gun sales started going through the roof.

Because these people think you can never have too many uzis, you know, whereas Obama might actually try to say you can have too many and impose some curbs.

Mind boggling.

Chantal said...

Huh is right!

Aliki2006 said...

I saw snippets of the police interview with the boy and it made me so very very sad. I've been avoiding stories about it since then because it really bothers me--for many reasons, some you mentioned.

Hey--sometimes it's better to be in a Motrin-induced state for days, isn't it?

Louise said...

Ibuprofen is a mood-altering drug. Really, I think it's the best thing since Post-it Notes. It works on my crabby daughter and it works on me. When we've got a fever or a pain, might as well be a little happier!

I forgot to mention how stunning you look in the photo below!

Amy Y said...

I hadn't heard about the 8 year old! I can't imagine leaving Tyler alone (next year)... so crazy!

http://www.sueiej.com said...

Your news terrifies me -- until I got to the last one. There is hope in world.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Yeah, I can't help but wonder if there is more to the story to that 8 year old.

huh indeed.

womaninawindow said...

See? Even your "huhs" are funny!