Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In which I (almost) have no words

When I sat down to write this morning, I allotted enough time to bring me to 6:20am, at which point I need to continue getting ready for work. That left me a good 10-12 minutes -- a do-able amount of time.


As I was leaving my home "news" page, I caught a teaser pertaining to Justin and Selena (presumably Bieber and Gomez) vacationing in Hawaii together. The copy read something about how they'd been "working their butts off" and needed some relaxation. Boy, do I ever understand that. The thing that made me stop reading was their ages: 17 and 18 respectively. I quickly flashed to what I had been doing as a 17-18 year old. It certainly wasn't vacationing in Hawaii with my boyfriend. In fact, I think the only vacation I took during that time period was a spring break trip with my best friend to visit my relatives in Texas. And even that was something we had to really plan, ask/beg for.

And the kicker? The last line of the article referred rather off-handedly to the couple also "hoping to spend some time with their families." So, this little romantic get-away to the islands is unchaperoned for the most part?

And society wonders why young stars end up so messed up (Hello, Lindsay Lohan) and there are reality television shows out there like "16 and Pregnant."

I think I've officially reached "old fart" status between my last post and today. Oy vey.

(P.S. -- End time is 6:27am, but I have to take into consideration the few minutes I sat staring at the computer screen in disbelief after reading that article.)


Tim said...

I know what you were doing at that age, and it wasn't jetting off to Hawaii. It was blowing stuff up in Doc Boyle's class and getting frustrated in math. Not as much fun, was it?

Amy said...

Amen. And then our kids wonder why we don't let them just go off unsupervised wherever they want b/c all the cool kids like Justin and Selena are doing it.