I want all of you to know that I feel that I’ve had several very strong days when it comes to my food choices. Sunday went well even when I was watching the Emmys telecast and Monday has gone well. I feel I’m really on track and my mind is in the right place.
I am a bit upset about something however. I don’t know how much I’ve ever discussed it, but I grew up as a big TV watcher. I watched everything I could get to, I even used to make deals with my Mom and Dad regarding my bedtime so that I could see the shows I wanted to see.
I have always been a big fan of Award Shows. Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes. I’m there, I want to know who wins, I want to hear their acceptance speeches. Even if I haven’t seen the movie or even seen a single episode of a TV show…I love the spectacle…the hoop-la.
But I want them to bring back the Old Emmys…I want the days when it was about the glamor and the TV shows. The days when the jokes told by the host were not embarrassing or sophomoric. The days when just about every other word out of the host’s mouth was Not the name of or a reference to some body part or bodily function that used to be private.
Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I don’t like that. I also wonder why it matters, or why the host should ask how many people are voting for one candidate or the other and then he makes a caustic comment about one actor’s absence because he’s for a particular candidate.
I don’t like to talk about politics here. I won’t be goaded into talking about it on Facebook no matter how many comments my friends make wanting to open my eyes to one way of thinking or another. But it’s not just that my on-line presence that I want to keep politic free and polite. I try to do that in real life. I won’t discuss this topic and I won’t use inappropriate language. I’m not a goodie two shoes, but I just don’t like to hear it and I most likely won’t use it if we’re having a conversation.
I grew up watching people like Garry Moore, Danny Thomas, Red Skelton and Andy Griffith. That was TV, with no talk of politics and no inappropriate language. I couldn’t help but think of what these old stars would think about how the Emmy ceremony was conducted last night. I don’t think they’d have liked it any better than I did.
I’m going to gently step down off of my soap box in order to not hurt myself. I know this is not the kind of post I usually write, but it’s been bothering me and I wanted to get it off my chest. Opps…breaking my own rule…can’t talk about my chest! ;-)