Remember the blog project I did in 2010 with three other women? Well, Froggie decided to resurrect it with me and we each got to invite another friend to join us. She invited a mutual friend (someone I met through her) and I invited a friend whose blog I really enjoy reading. So now it's Froggie, Mom of Many, Moma Rock and Merrylandgirl. Hope you enjoy the topics that we'll be exploring!
This week, Mom of Many picked the topic: It is illegal in some parts of this country to buy a 32 ounce soda but it isn't lllegal to buy a gun.
Before reading ahead, first see what everyone else had to say on this topic:
Mom of Many
This is the first I’ve heard of stores not being allowed to sell 32 oz bottles of soda. I was worried it would affect diet soda, but it’s just for sodas that are high in sugar content. Phew!
As for the gun issue...if you haven’t been tuned into the news and don’t know what happened in Colorado, maybe it’s time for a wake-up call. In any case, guns don’t kill people unless they’re in the wrong hands, as proven on that fateful night at what was supposed to be a fun trip to the movie theater to see “The Dark Knight Rises.” In any case, I’m sure the guy who sold the weapons to James Holmes is kicking himself now. This article might give more insight to the situation. Since I don’t want to get on my high horse about this topic, I am switching gears. I’ve decided to talk about things that should be banned, but aren’t.
Airline fees: To add insult to injury…not only do you have to fork over large sums of money to just fly on a plane, but you also have to pay for your luggage to fly along with you to your destination. The in-flight snacks aren’t free anymore, either. It’s gotten so ridiculous.
Celebrity gossip: Given the fact that I really don’t care what happens between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, nor do I want to hear anymore about TomKat’s divorce, it’s suffice to say that I would be happy if we did away with celebrity gossip. Would Perez Hilton be happy about it? No. However, celebrities could have their lives back without being hounded by the paparazzi and speculated about in tabloids.
Toys with a million small pieces: The pieces end up all over the house and are potential choking hazards. Since when did Legos need wheels?!?
Starting Christmas anytime before Thanksgiving: Sorry, but I don’t like going to stores in September and seeing images of Santa Claus. Also, radio stations should only play Christmas music on the actual holiday. It’s even worse now that they drag the music out to New Year’s Day. If a radio station is going to play Christmas music from Thanksgiving onward, it should not have to be one of the rock stations I regularly listen to. Find a station that doesn’t get much attention and use up their air space for the month. The absolute worst is Christmas in July! Who came up with that concept? Why not have Hanukkah in May while we’re at it?!?
Movie remakes: I can’t even watch them and I feel offended that theaters can’t just show the original version of the film. Why do they have to make a new version of something that is already good? Will our kids not be able to relate to Baby in “Dirty Dancing” if she’s not played by Selena Gomez? I refuse to watch such remakes and will share the original versions with my kids as I feel they are appropriate for their age.
People who act all ridiculous to get their 15 minutes of fame: Starts with an S, rhymes with "cookie." Need I say more? There are hard-working people trying to become famous for something noble, like acting skills, and yet someone can go on a reality show as a total skank and their name is all over magazines and tweets.
Exploiting children on television: I have a feeling that "honey boo boo" kid will never live down her claim to fame. It just saddens me that they have all these shows about stage moms and dance moms and kiddie pageants. It just corrupts the kids and distorts their sense of worth. If you want them to be on TV, get them an acting role on a reputable show and then they can really shine.
I know there are other things that I would like to make "illegal," but I'll stop here.