Rambling Thoughts Rattling In My Brain

cloudsI don’t get too deep around here to often. I prefer my posts lighthearted and fluffy. Much like the easy listening station, but way hipper and more cool. Although today, like many days, I walked outside many, many times in my pajamas so what do I know about hip and cool. I like blogs that go deep, love them in fact, but I just never feel like that is me so I don’t go there that often.

But last night, the hubby and I sat down to watch TV and discovered that the only thing on our DVR was Dora, SuperWhy and Word Girl. Nothing appeared to be on TV, so we turned to CNN. I don’t know why, I haven’t watched cable news since the election, but it said Larry King was on and he was supposed to be interviewing David Cook. See how I can make even CNN fluffy. But when we got to CNN, there was no Larry King, just continuing coverage of the Iran protests. And suddenly, despite the lack of fluff, I was riveted.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the footage. And it was graphic footage. I have been vaguely following what has been going on because of my presence on Twitter. I even changed my Twitter avatar green to support the protests, but I really didn’t know what that meant, it just seemed to be what people are doing. Suddenly though, I couldn’t deny the intensity of what was going on. People were literally dying on the streets for freedom. I couldn’t get the images out of my mind long after we turned off the TV.

Today I was still thinking of it, but not much. I easily got distracted by garage sale pricing (which I would rather gouge my eyes out then do), the kids, the heat, the pool and People.com. Jon and Kate are getting a divorce. I never watched the show, but got sucked into the tabloid fodder. I got onto Twitter tonight and it was buzzing about the show and the news. People were also talking about some fight between the Black Eyed Peas and Perez Hilton. Oh and did you hear that Chris Brown won’t serve any jail for the Rhianna incident.

Then I looked over at what was “trending” in Twitter. I always find this interesting because I like to know what people are talking about and sometimes I discover things that are going on that I wasn’t hip to yet. I see Jon and Kate, Perez Hilton, Chris Brown. And then the Iran election. I literally don’t know what to do with the juxtaposition. My justification for liking the fluff is that life is hard, it bogs you down, what is so wrong with the fluff? I don’t think anything, but is life hard really? And isn’t a bit telling and rather sad that most Americans probably know more about Jon and Kate’s divorce saga then the fact that a revolution for freedom is going on on the other side of the world. A revolution that has serious implications for our country.

I am not saying any of this in judgement. I am horribly guilty of avoiding substance in exchange for fluff which you could clearly see if you checked my TV viewing and internet surfing habits. And I have no tidy way to wrap up this post. These thoughts are just rambling around in my brain and I am writing them down. Clearly, this is why I don’t post like this often. Tomorrow we will probably go back to the fluff cause deep, heady posts are a bit too much for my pregnant brain to take. I just think every once in a while we need a swift kick in the pants kind of reminder that we in America take a whole pile of stuff for granted.


  1. I am so terribly guilty of this as well. In fact, I’ve seen the links on twitter and avoided the news like the plague, because this world breaks my heart. I prefer to pretend like it’s all not going on and get sucked into the fluff, because the idea of people dying on the streets for freedom, or the fact that yet another child has been murdered or kidnapped depresses me. I instead pretend like none of it is going on and tune into Entertainment Tonight instead. I am very guilty of this, and feel bad, but I hate how I can’t help the world.

    And if you ever read my blog – I’m just one rambling MESS!

  2. you’re a really good writer. and I LIKE this kind of post. (I like fluff, too, though.) I like any kind of post where we get YOUR thoughts and insights – silly stories and troubling world events alike.

    thanks for taking the time to share. this is good for prayer and pondering myself, this evening.
    .-= Erin G´s last blog ..A "Promotion" for Erin =-.

  3. First of all- great post! I totally get where you’re coming from on this. My excuse for not staying current is because I don’t want to watch the news while the kids are around, but truth be told I could go to CNN or Fox News online instead of FB every once in a while. I would just prefer to live in my little world with my own little problems and not have to really deal with other things that are going on. But am I going to lift up world leaders in prayer (like the Bible says we should) if I don’t know what’s going on. You’ve given me a lot to think about- thank you!
    .-= Candace´s last blog ..Fossil Rim =-.

  4. The image of the woman dying on the street actually forced me to look away. We have all seen a movie where someone is dying in someone else’s arms but to see it in real life, was too much … is still too much.

    I am as fluffy as a Three Musketeer bar but sometimes we need to be jolted into thinking, praying, and action.

  5. i much prefer fluff too, but the hubs is all over serious news pieces. i had to look away at the footage of the girl getting shot in the streets of iran.

  6. I’m one of those avid reader/random commenter. Fantastic points in this post. I have my internet homepage at cnn.com so I can read what is going on in this crazy world but lately I find it difficult to read. The Iranians are fighting hard for something they so strongly believe in and it makes me ponder if we, as Americans, would do the samething? In my blog, I am the most random, mostly fluffy writer but this post may have inspired something deeper. Thanks for sharing!

  7. So agree. I’ve been really intersted in what’s going in Iran, but I think I selfishly enjoy being able to close my browser and not think about it anymore. Like it all goes away when I click the little red x.

    I also think it’s fascinating how little people are talking about the possible prophetic implications for all of this…
    .-= Kristi_runwatch´s last blog ..Sign Language with your kids! =-.

  8. This is such an interesting “event” that is happening and yet I’m the same as you. We have no TV and we don’t get the paper so when I don’t check a news website (which is not a habit) I have no idea what’s going on in the news. and lately our computer is so slow that I’ve had twitter off so I don’t even see things there.
    I wish I could keep up better, but instead I play mindless games on facebook or just read blogs and randomness. It’s easy to feel guilty that we’re caught up in our own little worlds… hard to find the balance sometimes I guess.
    I really do hope that the current guy (Ahminedjab or however you spell it) gets ousted, but I don’t have much hope that he will leave peacefully…
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..A Cosmic Joke =-.

  9. First time at your blog, but I saw your comment on another blog and had to visit just because of the name (you’ll notice our blog names are kind of cousins). This is a great post. I try not to get sucked up into the “fluff,” and am usually successful, but the “real world” is increasingly hard to swallow. I know we can’t turn a blind eye, but my mental health is much better when I subscribe to the “ignorance is bliss” philosophy. I try to reach out to others, mind you, but the sadness and upheaval in the world can be so discouraging.

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