Friday, May 8, 2009

I Got My Pants On

Who's got a favorite pair of jeans?

I DO!!

That's right. I lovezzz them! :D

Seriously though... those are indeed my FAVORITE pair of pants. :D far anyway.

I finally got to buy my new book: THE NARCISSISM EPIDEMIC last night. So far I'm really enjoying it. I think I may just finish it up this weekend. But we'll see... I also want to get a lot of screenwriting done this weekend.

Here's a little excerpt from the book:
Understanding the narcissism epidemic is important because its long-term consequences are destructive to society. American culture's focus on self-admiration has caused a flight from reality to the land of grandiose fantasy. We have phony rich people (with interest-only mortgages and piles of debt), phony beauty (with plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures), phony athletes (with performance-enhancing drugs), phony celebrities (via reality TV and YouTube), phony genius students (with grade inflation), phony feelings of being special among children (with parenting and education focused on self-esteem), and phony friends (with the social networking explosion). All this fantasy might feel good, but, unfortunately, reality always wins. The mortgage meltdown and the resulting financial crisis are just one demonstration of how inflated desires eventually crash to earth.
The narcissism epidemic seems to have hit girls especially hard. Who knows—by the time our daughters graduate from high school, one of the most common graduation presents might be a breast augmentation. (We're not kidding; the number of teens getting breast augmentations jumped 55% in just one year from 2006 to 2007, and some parents do indeed pay for them as graduation gifts).

Tomorrow is my 2nd softball game of the season and I'm really hoping I don't have to be catcher again. ;) we'll see. In the meantime, have a great day!


Kelley R. said...

I got the most bizarre deja vu reading this post. I was just opening the comment box to, well, leave a comment (obviously) and all of a sudden I was like, "Woah, I've been here before."

Deja vu is so bizarre.

No I don't even know what I was originally going to comment...

Kelley R. said...


Maybe it had something to do with American imperialism. That excerpt reminded me that the worst of American narcissism doesn't seem to be of the individual variety; we have narcissistic foreign policy too.

Steph said...

So I was reading through my blog and had noticed you had commented on one of my old Blogs.. I thought I would just stop by and tell you thank you very much for your encouragement I subscribed to your blog so maybe we can talk more. Anyways I definately have a favorite pair of pants my Silver Jeans that Iha ve had since I was a Junior in High School that still fit.. Which makes me very happy since I was a Junior 5 Years ago.. haha Oh man I'm old =] Well Peace