The Blizzard of 2013 is kicking the crap out of Long Island. We got 32 inches of snow by me. The storm occurred on the 8th, and now 3 days later the roads are in horrible shape, schools are closed, the local mall has the roof collapse under the weight of snow followed by rain. I fear the worst is yet to come with more rain and snow on the way.
Eli and Jodi have this thing where they watch the television show Win It In a Minute together. It is their Wednesday night thing they do to bond and I think it is really cool. Tonight they were watching a re-run and Eli said he wanted to go on the show. When I asked him what he would do with a million dollars he said:
I would buy a lot of PokeMon cards for myself
I would buy Mommy a necklace
I would buy Daddy a Valentine Day Card
Wait, Mommy gets a Necklace and I get a card? I guess it is better than nothing!
I was hoping for a motorcycle..
Anyway, next week is family night on the show and this 10 year old kid is competing for 1 Million dollars. I hope he gets it, and then I hope Eli can get on the show and strut his stuff.
People are shocked that I am not sad about the passing of Michael Jackson. They wonder why I have a negative attitude towards the singer, and think his death is not a tragedy. Let me make this clear, I am a parent first, and the allegations of his predatory behavior towards kids stands out far more than his accomplishments in the field of music.
He created a ranch to lure children into his trust, and I feel he abused it. Even if he never did a single thing to any child, his admissions of some of the behavior “done out of love” was flat out wrong. I can’t celebrate a man who has done what he has done in his life.
I think people are clouded by the thought that a popular star is above the social norm. I think people have been blinded by his story. I felt bad for him when he was being accused of the child molestation because I felt it was a play to get money, but in the end I could never trust him.
I admit he was an amazing talent, and maybe being an amazing talent makes you go a bit insane, but with his entire record I think the world is a better place knowing that this guy is not on the street anymore.