Tag Archives: celebrities

Enough’s Enough

3 Dec

So, I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, but it’s the Daniel Craig thoughts on the Kardashian’s lifestyle. My personal opinions aside, which are eerily similar to Mr. Craig’s, it felt like a warm wash of reason. Don’t get me wrong, we are the information age. But, seriously? When people start to question if your butt is real, don’t you think it might be the wrong kind of publicity? But this excerpt from Daniel Craig in the British GQ i think says it best.

“It is a career; I’m not being cynical. And why wouldn’t you? Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions.

Millions! I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them. You see that and you

think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f*cking idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?'”

This is not to say that I have banned all reality shows. I for one, think Jersey Shore is hilarious. But that’s not reality- it’s  in a universe far, far away with “people”  doing irreparable damage to their livers.  And I love Amazing Race- but only for the travel, of course.

But sometimes I do wonder whether this whole reality thing has gotten outta control. Do we really need so many shows devoted to cupcakes? And singing? And a whole lot of Desperate Housewives?

But nonetheless, it does seem that people are getting so much money for doing nothing. Famous for being famous. I couldn’t do it, it’s too much pressure to be constantly interesting. Have you noticed that these “reality” families don’t have off hair days or stand in line in the post office? Yeah, whose reality are they in? Not mine.

But I think at the heart of Daniel Craig’s article was that fame is tricky. You can’t have it both ways, you either have to let everybody in or keep ’em all out. A list stars know this and it helps them keep their lasting fame. Keep the mystery! It makes you way more interesting than showing all your bits at a Dr. appointment on TV.

The same could be said for social media. I made a ham sandwich, but fortunately I’m the only one who cares. So, I’ll be sure to keep that gem of info to myself :)

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The Best Advice

18 Nov

As we come into the home stretch of 2011, I started to think about this year. It’s certainly had it’s ups and downs- lost weight, gained the weight back. Got a job, lost the job. 2011 will not be one for the record books, but it should be celebrated for what it was, an overall challenge.

I like change. Actually, probably a little too much. It’s been rare that I get so deeply involved in something that I refuse to bail. This year has taught me the power of persistence. For what reason I have yet to figure out, I am firmly planted in South Florida. Job prospects are few and far between here at the moment and I guess I’m starting to see that as a blessing. Someone is trying to send a message and I think I’m finally ready to listen. Other things need my attention now.

I guess I have Katie Couric to thank for my new revelation.

My wonderful mother has been trying to get me to chill out for a while now, to no avail. (We never listen to our mothers, do we?) But in her genius she gave me a book, Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got.

Sometimes we just need to hear things from a different voice. There are only so many times you can hear the same encouraging tone before it starts to sound like a staged PBS special. But this book covers it all. It is divided into chapters on courage,  perseverance, passion, ethics, rejection, encouragement, risks, and finding your joy. Each with short tidbits of real life experiences from well known celebrities. You could sit and read it all the way through, or read a section depending on your mood that day.

Today I’m reading the chapter on rejection. But I’m hanging on to optimism,  you just never know. So for now I’m just gonna chill and read on.

But it has got me thinking about advice. I love to give advice, but usually only when solicited for it. Oh, I’ve learned my lesson on that one… But I can say these are my best bits of advice.

  • Try not to lie. It will always come back to bite you in the ass
  • “It will all be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”
  • Never pass up a bathroom

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given? Any advice you like to give others?