Sooooo unfair

January 20, 2007 at 10:56 am 4 comments


I have this little ritual. On fridays, I pick up Zannie from kindergarten and depending on her mood and hunger level, we do one of a few favorite things. We either go have a ‘soshi’ lunch and then have someone over for a playdate, or we go to the park, or we go and get ice cream and go home and watch finding nemo. Yesterday, it was the ice cream scenario. (ok, really it’s frozen yogurt but I don’t mention that little fact. Sidenote: Yes Helen, I know about the dangers of soft serv….)

Anyway, we got home with the fro yo, put on the movie and laid on the couch and I pulled out my crisp, brand new People magazine. I know….I Know….call me what you will. It’s a cheap, guilty pleasure. I leafed through it while we watched nemo, which amazingly I still am not tired of (I was like, Woah! and you were like Woah! and it was like woooooaahhhhh)
Then, a small piece on little miss naughty bits. Naturally, they are following Britney Spears’ love life now that she’s single. It mentions a new guy, Vegas and partying. THEN, it mentions something that made me bolt up on the couch. “By 1:30 a.m. when he and Spears headed back to the couple’s $40,000 a night Sky Villa Resort…” and then blah, blah, blah….

A night.

I kept thinking, “think of what good that money could go toward.” Our adoption is going to total something close to that. Obviously, the money is hers and she earned that (cough, cough). But, come on…40 grand??? Oy! The starving children! The aged! The homeless! Tsunami vicitms! New Orleans! It makes me crazy. Hey Brit! Kick me down a little green love. Stay home for just ONE night, and donate the money to someone who is trying to accomplish something good in the world. I know, I know…she owes me nothing. It’s just so unfair.

Man. They better not charge her for the mini-bar.


Entry filed under: adopting, Adoption, celebrities, Children, International Adoption, Motherhood, sushi.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  January 20, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    You are so right about ms spears. Did youknow that Angelina Joli donates 1/3 of her crazy ridiculous earnings to charities. That is a huge amount and I am sure she never misses it. I’m not starstruck – she just seems to have a better approach to life and the world than most celebrities. And I must admit – I have a soft spot for the celebrity magazines too – I read Us and InTouch on my flights this week!

  • 2. imhelendt  |  January 20, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Just want you to know that you started this again:

    Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do?
    No I don’t wanna know.
    Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
    Dory, no singing.
    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
    Now I’m stuck with that song… Now it’s in my head.

  • 3. Tiffanni  |  January 21, 2007 at 7:44 am

    That kind of makes me wanna hurl.

  • 4. mom2one  |  January 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    $40,000. My word. That’s what a lot of people make in one year.

    Ridiculous. Yes, that could feed a lot of people in an African nation. That could do a lot of things.

    *sigh*, some people’s priorities are a bit different, shall we say.


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