I admit it. It is my guilty pleasure. I love gossip mags.
Katie Wisdom Weinstein: I do not get enough drama in my own world apparently, so I eat it up when a beautiful Swede bashes in her Golf-Superhero's car! Yes, I think the Gosselins, the Octo-Mom and Angelina are idiots who have littered the world with too many children, and I guess I am in the 37 percent who think Jessica wore it better than Blake.
But, really, how does this relate to me and my life? Oh, well, of course "Stars are Like Us Too." I can shop in my Escada jeans and Manolos too, but I choose not to. I prefer to pick up my mags in sweats and giant sunglasses so no one sees I am buying this smut for myself. What? I am not ashamed. I make sure that I hide it face down on the conveyor belt at checkout because it is easier to scan it that way. Don't judge me, Lady.
I am an adult. I am doing research to find my daughter's fave stars (Taylor Lautner is so young, I mean, not my type), I love the articles. Who is interested in Gerard Butler's topless form on the beach? Yes, he is a man's man, but I was staring at the five top hotspots in L.A.! (Wipe off drool, here.) Kids, you are on your own for dinner. I have a new People-Us-Star-OK-Fill in the Blank magazine to read!
We happen to have a family (obsessed) interested in pop culture. My husband works in the sportswear/fashion industry, so we do marketing research to support him. As a family, we could kick your family's ass in Pop Culture trivia. I am just sayin'. We do text each other when news hits the wire of a gossip nature. I may have been right on top of MJ's death the minute TMZ reported it. I am not scared to admit these things.
Let me insert the disclaimer here. I am not starf*cker. I do not swoon when meeting famous (or infamous) people in person. I treat everyone pretty normally. We do meet a fair amount of people in this category -- and I guess I am more interested in the persona and craziness that is their life splashed where everyone can see it. I do believe celebrities chose this celebrity life -- and they can suck it if they don't like it.
But now, I am in a pickle. My co-worker recently said she thought we should all work towards a positive, non-gossip workplace. I almost pee'd myself. The horror! What? Now I have to go underground. I may need to send in a buyer. I cannot get busted in this alleged feel-good scam. This New Year's resolution does not belong to me. I could try to swear off the gossip rags, but I would just get sucked right back in. I have standards to uphold and this new deal would blow all that. I kinda need to know when Sienna and Jude get back together. It feels like home when Katie bashes Scientology. I am comforted when it is someone else's life going haywire (TigerAlexaBradToriAudrinaAdamLindsayBrian). It humbles me and reminds me my life is nice.
So, hands off my gossip (girl). Get it?
|Katie Wisdom Weinstein is a professional modern momma. She lives in Portland, Oregon in a 100 year old house with her husband, Jess, and her two children Ruby, age 10 and Skylar, age 12. Cooking, camping, negotiating with pre-teens and allowing a zoo of animals in her house are her pastimes.|