To a philosopher all news is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
-Henry David Thoreau
To appreciate nonsense
requires a serious interest in life.
Yesterday I unplugged and got some things done that were in dire need of doing, and look what happened- the Dow went up 936 points.
Today “they” are announcing next steps to steady the economic earthquake, and tomorrow is the last presidential debate.
I plan to totally indulge in the media circus that is certain to entertain over the next 36 hours or so. It’s like a really challenging cryptic puzzle, attempting to tease out the facts after they travel through the media’s funhouse mirrors.
Go ahead and call me an old lady over her tea, but it is all so awful and wickedly fascinating, I just can’t tear myself away.
And as I let my husband have the last two slices of my birthday cheesecake, I feel I’m due a little indulgence. Not too much, though. Too much media spin is definitely not good for you.
Of course, I’m not going to just sit and veg. I’ll also bake cookies and bread (Click here for a coupon for whole wheat flour), prep tonight’s dinner (pork chops with baked mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and salad on the side), prep tomorrow night’s dinner (baked ziti, bread with garlic butter) and write thank you notes for birthday presents. That excuses all the CNN time, right? Right?
In other news, we received Jeff’s 401(k) statement Saturday. Holy cow, that’s depressing, almost laughably so. Did you get yours? What was your reaction?