Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'll never make it to the tabloids

Quotes du jour:
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life; the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show; and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
- Charles Krauthammer

Nora: "I read you were shot five times in the tabloids."
Nick: "It's not true. He never came anywhere near my tabloids."
- The Thin Man

Seems like everyone you read about in news is famous because a) they're really good at something and b) they've made a mess of the rest of their life. Me, I've just made a mess of my house, and I don't have any outstanding abilities re: sports, modeling, or looking blond in front of a camera.


On the other hand, I've still got a shot at catching a wild haggis.

Exercise du jour: I wish I could think up some exciting new workout that will make me famous, but days like this I'm doing good if I can work even a dull workout session in with the regular working/cleaning/sleeping routines.
Yoga, walking, 20 minutes arm exercises with Rania.
Done. Sorta. Did the C25k that I missed yesterday, and half an hour of yoga. Oh, I am doomed. Horrible run, huffing and puffing and glowing redder than a chestnut roasting on an open fire. Doomed, I tell you.


Shelley said...

That Thin Man quote cracked me up!

You're famous in the blog-o-sphere, Merry. And that's something!

Marste said...

Shelley's right - you're famous to US! Don't we count? (Don't answer that.) ;)

The Merry said...

You do count! Both of you!

I think it's probably better /not/ to be famous enough to get a picture in the papers -- that usually means you did something you'd rather the whole world didn't know about ;)

solarity said...

It depends on how local the local paper is--this week my local weekly has a picture of a man on trial for murdering his wife, but that's a rarity. Mostly people with their pictures on the front page have done something good for the community, or opened a new business, or (and I'd rather skip these, yes) had their house or barn burned or blown down.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Crabby McSlacker said...

I haven't seen a Thin Man movie in years and now you have me itching to see one again. I loved them!

I think it's so funny the way people strive all their lives to become super-famous, and never consider for a moment how it's going to make their lives a living hell.

The Merry said...

I'm glad someone else remembers the Thin Man movies :)

messymimi said...

Besides, Miss Manners said something to the effect that a proper lady only makes it into the paper on 3 occasions: her birth, her marriage, and her death.

At least that would cover the basics...