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Monday, June 20, 2005

Clean Sweep

My oldest child is spending this week at her grandparents' so guess what I'm doing? THROWING STUFF AWAY. I've never looked forward to disposing of stuff more in my life. Julia doesn't believe in throwing things away. She's better than she used to be. We used to have tearful wrestling matches over empty boxes of Lucky Charms. She can let cereal boxes go now, but she still has STUFF crammed in the corners of her room, all over the top of her desk, etc. This really gets to me because over the years, I've found that clutter really gets to me. I don't even believe in buying books. I like to check them out from the library so I can read them and then get them the heck out of my house.

On an unrelated note...I've come to a rather startling conclusion recently. After having been in love with Tom Cruise for a couple of decades, I've realized that the man is pretty much an idiot. I really think he has grape jelly for brains. I think it's a combination of his railing against the mental health profession, his "my way or the highway" devotion to the load of crap that is Scientology, and his engagement to a much younger woman after dating her for two months. Doesn't this man have children? What do they think about this?

13 Comments:

  • At Mon Jun 20, 09:08:00 AM, Blogger SG said…

    All I can say is Maverick would have never ever acted this way! I think ol' Tommy boy better be careful! Anytime I have completely dicredited someone elses pain or struggle, God has allowed me to share in it to some degree so that I would know the pain is real. is it wrong to hope for that sort of blessing for Mr Cruise? And yes his lack of brain has made him completely unattractive, unless he is playing a Smart character! :)

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 09:11:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    My mother-in-law has a psychotic disorder and must stay heavily medicated just to function... I wonder if spending a few months in an apartment with her off her meds would change his mind any???

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Sarah P said…

    Yes, he has displayed a few moments of shall we say, social suicide, but hey, if it's real (could it be real?) then 10 points to Tom for snagging a Dawson's girl, who for the record was probably babysat by his previous girlfriends for a few years in the past. So maybe those are negative points...

    I am however surprised and maybe slightly impressed at how he handled getting "assaulted" (can you call being squirted with water from a prank microphone assaulted??) the other day. Instead of wailing on they guy he called him out and made him stand in front of all the cameras while he gave him a, ahem, stern talking to.

    Hey, maybe we need to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he was just looking for a live-in babysitter for his kids. Right?...

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 12:11:00 PM, Blogger WinniePhew said…

    Hey, when we got home with Julia, her first words were, "Let's see whatcha got in the refrigerator." Then she took a bath. Then she said she was hungry. So after some yogurt and looking over some of your old Brownie badges, she finally konked out and slept all night. This morning she came into the kitchen and announced that she was ready to eat breakfast. Then she left with Granny to go to her camp. She (Julia) was hugging a bear and a sack lunch. I hope she doesn't get hungry. If she does I'm sure she'll let somebody know.

    WinniePhew --

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 01:08:00 PM, Blogger ML said…

    Gee, Deana, what a dilemma! (hm, I've used that word twice this morning.) Do I clean out the junk in my house or read the latest junk on Tom C.? I don't know. I too have thought that Tom was such a hotty. But to tell you the truth, I've also noticed that in the theater world, of which I've spent the better part of my married life, I find that the older the actor gets, the younger he wants his leading lady. I think it is so he won't feel like he is getting older himself. If you'll notice that some of our finest actors, like Harrison Ford, have stooped to the leading love interest of a child star half his age. Shoot the male playwrights are/have written them that way. It really makes me angry because they put older/mature women "out to pasture". So I say that Tom C. should be cleaning out HIS junk and trash the younger ladies.

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 04:46:00 PM, Blogger Maggy said…

    Tom Cruise. I never really liked him because everyone else always did ;). Now I just feel sorry for him.

    Cleaning out your kids room. A very scary business. I'm always worried about what I'll find. Once I found a dead frog. I am NOT kidding.

     
  • At Mon Jun 20, 09:06:00 PM, Blogger Kyle said…

    My mother-in-law's brother is a Scientologist and she actually attended some meetings herself in the 70s when her brother joined. She said that it's basically just a self help seminar dressed as a church for tax-exemption. She said that it does some good for people on the surface, but the more it's examined the more they basically feel like they have the force. Like, if you really want to get well, you'll get well. You just don't want it enough.

    With that said notice how interested Cruise is when he's in an interview. Like he is really hanging on everyone's word. That is what my mother-in-law calls "the Scientology Stare." She says that her brother does the same thing.

     
  • At Tue Jun 21, 06:29:00 AM, Blogger Mae said…

    I just want him to come mow my lawn and get all sweaty. No words needed, any unstable actions taken I could easily overlook as long as the lawn looks good while he's lookin' good. No problem.

    His children probably think his brain is made of chocolate milk, or gummies, or maybe even old shredded scripts from movies w/ catchy phrases.

     
  • At Tue Jun 21, 06:33:00 AM, Blogger Jana said…

    Woman, you are speakin' my language this mornin'!!! I've just recently started checking out books from the library instead of buying them. Saves space AND money.

    And you are RIGHT ON about the Cruise man. Dude needs to SIMMER DOWN.

     
  • At Tue Jun 21, 06:54:00 AM, Blogger *Rachael Ann* said…

    ML said hotty - oh man, that's some pretty crazy stuff...

     
  • At Tue Jun 21, 03:25:00 PM, Blogger Little Light said…

    I never thought he was that hot and I always thought he played the same character anyway except in Interview with the Vampire.

     
  • At Tue Jun 21, 09:48:00 PM, Blogger Nellie said…

    I'm with you on Tom C., Deana! What a disappointment in the guy that had me when he danced in his underwear. If this relationship is for real, and I guess it COULD be, that's great. But the jumping on the couch bit, etc. is just too much from a grown man with children. I wonder what they think of ol' Dad?!

     
  • At Mon Jul 04, 11:59:00 AM, Blogger David Michael said…

    You really don't know how intelligent someone is until they open their mouth. Too bad Tom opened up in so many interviews recently.

     

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