I want a house where everyone is considerate of one another. I do not want a house of rules but of principles. How do you balance that with authority? I want a house where the parent holds respect and therefore authority. I don't want a house of dictatorship but one with a respected authoritative presence. How do you balance that with yourself, your short-comings?
It's a balance and a hard one to strike (the idiom 'strike a balance' comes from weighing two things until the scales are equally balanced). It's a challenge and can get tedious. That's when you need a break . . . . I might need a break.
He's a selfish, whining, negative loser and I'm a self-aggrandizing intolerant bitch. Let's call the whole thing off. He's an unstable egomaniacal jerk and I'm a lonely poser of immaterial self-assuredness. Let's call the whole thing off.
DC Comics is bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century. Will her sensible new look empower, or neuter, DC's only A-list heroine?
POSTED ON JULY 1, 2010, AT 1:30 PM
Does Wonder Woman's makeover do her justice? Photo: DC Comics
Best Opinion: Boston Herald, Kotaku, Wash. Post, Salon
"What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?" asks DC Comics writer J. Michael Straczynski who was tasked with giving the aging superhero Wonder Woman a new, darker back story to shake up sales — plus her first big wardrobe upgrade since 1941. Gone is the skimpily patriotic bustier-and-hot-pants look. In its place: A stripeless combo of "urban-hip" black leggings, low heels, and a dark blue jacket with "I mean business" sleeve-rolling. (See aslideshow of Wonder Woman through the years.) Comic aficionados are split on the sensible new look:
Making her "dowdy" doesn't make her stronger: Wonder Woman's new outfit has "a certain admirable practicality," says Mary Elizabeth Williams in Salon, but that's not the point. "It's never just about saving the world — it's about looking fabulous doing it," and trading Wonder Woman's "unabashed flashiness" for a less revealing getup is a step backward. "What's super about a jacket? Nothing."
The conclusion I drew was that we need to take the time and be very appreciative of the good things we have -- almost as if they won't be there tomorrow. And we need not worry so much about the future -- as usual, it will turn out fine, and can be even better!
I haven't been inspired to write about anything lately, although I've been doing quite a lot. I have been doing quite a lot for months on end, years on end . . . and frankly I'm sick of it. Literally. My ulcer is burning a hole right through my insides and I feel like dropping everything. Dropping everything and running half naked through a field (not all the way naked because there are stickers - hehe).
But since I can't do that (drop everything that is. I could run half naked through a field if I really wanted to, but riding my bike really, really fast down a hill gives me the same feeling I imagine. All smiles) I will continue to do the best I can at work, be a loving and supportive mother (as many hours of the week as possible), and finish navigating my way through this damn real estate market. I am pretty certain that I feel like the very soul has been sucked out of me is because of that force driving me to 'move on up' in this depressed market before interest rates and home prices begin their inevitable climb. I feel this way for the time being anyway. Once the deals are closed, the moving is done (the bank accounts are drained, but then begin replenishing) and all is settled, I plan on feeling more relaxed and motivated and to see the world as interesting again. sighhh.