Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm Just Not That Into It

In case you live under a rock and are not aware, today is Inauguration Day. Barack Obama will be become the 44th President of the USA and the first African American to hold the office. Even though he wasn't my guy, I have to say I have been impressed with his prep work. It's also a great day for America to take one more step towards Dr. King's dream.

BUT, (c'mon, ya KNEW there'd be a but!) if I hear one more word about what Oprah is wearing to the ball, how Tom and Katie got to Washington, and how Beyonce and Jay-Z are moved to tears, I will scream. I would like to see news coverage of Sen Obama being sworn in. Heck, it's even fun to see Michelle Obama's wardrobe choices and their cute-as-heck little girls, but seriously. Do I NEED to know what Barbra Steisand is having for dinner? I am not someone who follows Hollywood and who does what. Sure, I peek at the mags in the checkout line at the grocery store but I really don't have an opinion on Brad Pitt and his dippy wife. To loosely quote a new movie, "I'm just not that into it." It seems that the news coverage is alot more about who is wearing what and who was seen with who that Sen Obama's taking the oath of office. I am all about the human interest stuff~what kind of puppy are Sasha and Melia getting? I'm voting for the Labradoodle. I guess what it boils down to is I wish I didn't live in a place that is so celebrity-focused.


amanda said...

Ditto that, girl...it's so easy to get sucked into it, though. (I pay attention enough to know that Brad Pitt isn't married to that 'dippy wife', though!) :)
I wish the celeb mags would just disappear...and I wish I didn't know so much useless information!!!!!

ReeRee said...

I agree one hundrend percent? How did this become about the celebs and not the Obama's?

Kim said...

I thought is was pretty funny watching some of the "serious" newsanchors squirming a little bit when the subjects of who was wearing what designer came up...you could just tell they were cringing...same thoughts...who cares????