HATE! Plus other stuff.

November 10th, 2011

I am soooo disgusted with this Penn State mess. Yeah, right, old news, but goddamn.

I don’t think it’s any secret, but I hate organized sports. They remind me of religion in all the bad ways. Sports make some people lose their fucking minds and forget their conscience and this debacle is a prime example.  Joe Paterno should have been fired on the spot, the instant it became known that he didn’t do shit about something so monstrous.

“But he’s a legend…” NOPE. “But he is retiring anyw…” NOPE. “But he did tell someone..” NOPE NOPE NOPE!

Joe Paterno is a bad person. I don’t give a damn how many football games he’s won. I don’t care how many young men he’s inspired. I don’t care how much he “gives back.” HE HAS NO CHARACTER. Good people do not let atrocious, criminal behavior go unaddressed. Period.

Back in the day, I worked for the department at KU that provided tutoring to the student athletes. Let me tell you, the Athletic Departments at big state universities are scary and the boosters and donors are worse.

And those students rioting? Good god. I can only hope they are naïve or shallow or just plain drunk. I will say, from living in a college town all those years, that students love to go up to campus and raise hell. It happened a lot in Lawrence.

Anyway.

I am getting over this cold, finally. I took a sick day yesterday and just lay around. (Is that grammar right? It sounds wrong! I want to abolish the word LAY because it’s too confusing!) I really think that’s the only way to get over a cold when you’re decrepit.  Also a friend of mine heard I was sick and came over with chicken soup and a Sprite, and did I mention I have some friends now? I KNOW!  I text people and share rides and go have drinks. AND STUFF.

I decided after I got over cancer that I might want to quit being such a bitch to the other mothers in Holly’s class. You know, like let go of the resentment that a good number of them don’t choose to work outside the home and have giant houses and pretty nails and just quit judging and envying and all that?  What a concept.  So I did and now I have people who will bring me soup and people to talk to when I’m standing around watching cheerleading and going to the book fair.  Life’s too short. I still envy, of course. I apologized for my carpet when my friend brought the soup. I can’t help it.  I should have apologized for my damn self. I looked like unpaved road, but somehow I don’t care about that. I’m a freak.

I watched a marathon of CSI: Orange which is like porn for HD t.v.s and has anyone else noticed they match up everyone’s clothes like they’re going to a wedding? Except for Horatio – he wears the same shirt in every show. And orthopedic shoes. David Caruso has just given up.  I have defended you, sir, to non-believers and I expect you to at least TRY to look sexy, even if you are balding, pasty and smirky.

One of Mr. Friendly’s ex-girlfriends who I hate (what? she was a bitch to him and he’s a nice fellow) swore up and down to me once that when she lived in Miami David Caruso made a pass at her in a bar.  Clearly she didn’t know WHOM she was talking to when she told me this because she was all like, “AS IF, he’s soooo unattractive,” and I was thinking “AS IF, Snaggletooth, like David Caruso would even look at your old ass.”

I am almost 50 years old and I could get in a cat fight right now over David Caruso.

Not really, though, because I am feeling quite affectionate toward my husband, who sneaked into Holly’s room last night to get “Little Town on the Prairie” and then got quite distressed because he grabbed “These Happy Golden Years” by mistake and said, “OH NO, where is Little Town on the Prairie? I can’t read these out of order!” I think I’ll get him his own butter churn for Christmas.

21 Comments on “HATE! Plus other stuff.”

  1. Martha says:

    I think all the parents of those Penn State students should scrutinize the videos and pictures of last night riots in support of Paterno, and if they see their son or daughter in those pictures, they should suspend any financial support for their offspring immediately. They obviously have a lot of learning and growing up to do before they are ready for college.

  2. Brad says:

    I don’t know who David Caruso is, but I wholeheartedly endorse your assessment of bad girlfriend’s claim.

  3. Dan says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more about organized sports, and that what’s happening now is indeed a prime example subjugating what’s right to primitive tribal impulses.

    And for the few minutes I’ve seen CSI: Miami, it seems David Caruso is trying to do his sexy voice for every single line. Not sure if I find that comical or just annoying.

  4. Amy says:

    I think it’s both admirable and adorable that he’s reading the Little House books, to share that with you and because you love them. Not many guys would do that — you have a pretty awesome man there. Much more valuable than perfect carpets, McMansions or manicures, to me.

  5. Nancy says:

    My husband read all Little House books too (also in order) and all he did ALL THE TIME was tell me Laura Ingalls facts. Thanks, but I already read those books – when I was 10. I knew he had a problem when he was planning a family vacation to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

  6. JanefromAustin says:

    Thank you for your comments on PSU. I have been kind of obsessed with this. I guess like you admit to on the baby Lisa thing. I just knew you would make a statement. The number of passive and active enablers all deserve the personal Hell they will live with for the rest of their lives. I feel confident we will be hearing the “rest of the story” and be further shocked and disgusted. I heard tonight that McQueary’s Dad and Sandusky were college roomies..not sure of the accuracy of that, but evidently the relationships of the key players is much more complex and long term than we are aware. It could explain, but not excuse, the direction this travesty followed. I fear there are many more victims. I am not sure they will surface until the media frenzy quiets down.

  7. kris (lower case) says:

    too many people think football is worth everything. it is a fucking stupid game. all of the people involved in this penn state thing should die horrible deaths and rot in hell. of course the supporters are the same ones who think mike vick just tortured and killed dogs so he should be forgiven and earn millions. but that is how it starts…they are just dogs…they are just kids…they are just woman…they are just… there is NO SUCH THING as ‘they are just…’ fuckers… they need to die and rot in hell..

  8. Carol formerly of KS says:

    Jane-

    I’m still reading after all these years. Loved this entry. I share your disgust with Paterno. It has really made me reconsider some of my devotion to a certain college basketball team.

    I’m inspired to try harder to get along with the other moms…

  9. Ann says:

    Nobody is rioting for the 8(+?) boys who were victimized by Sandusky.

  10. Kathy says:

    That Penn St. stuff is just terrible. Never mind the protective boy’s club of it all. Some 10 year old boy was getting raped and the grad asst, who walks in, doesn’t stop it? What an asshat! And for no one to take a moral stand? That’s just so sad! I’m with you in the organized sports and the glory they’re bestowed. It’s not right!

    The only thing I can say about the rioting students is that their frontal lobes are still not developed and they’re pretty much morons. Wait until their Empathy kicks in and they can realize how stupid they were! Is there no drug we can find to jump-start maturity? God!

  11. devil says:

    Thanks, Jane. I share your outrage. I also wonder if the scandal would be as big as it is if the victims had been female.

    For years, I’ve said that this world isn’t safe for any child. I hate when I’m proven right about that.

    Don’t apologize for your carpet. Your guests don’t care. Really.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I can’t even begin to share my disgust over this whole Penn State fiasco. I read an article by Rick Reilly and this sums it up:

    “Don’t feel sorry for Paterno. He’s had his life. Feel sorry for these boys, because they may never get one.”

    Fuckers….

  13. mcconk says:

    http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/11/10/omelas-state-university/

    Sorry, not sure how to turn that into a link, but……..GREAT article discussing those who turned their head.

  14. mcconk says:

    Score, it’s automatically a link!

  15. Jessica says:

    Word. I’m so naive that when I first heard there were riots at Penn State I thought it was in protest of THE HORRIBLE COVERUP AND ABUSE OF INNOCENT CHILDREN, not, you know, what it was really about. How obnoxious.

  16. Maggie says:

    Jesus the Penn State thing just will not stop pissing me off. There is no excuse on earth for that bullshit. People need to get a grip with organized sports!

  17. Christina says:

    Sometimes Jane, it is just downright fucking scary how very very alike we are.

  18. Jenn says:

    Agreed. Period. End of story.

  19. Annette R. says:

    I have always hated and ignored sports as much as possible-I just don’t get the agressive crazy aspects of it. None of the men in my life have been huge sports fans either so it’s the annoyance that interupts something I wanted to watch. I had my first dinner in a Sports Bar during a football game a few weeks back. Scary! I won’t make that mistake again. I had no clue who these guys were despite watching Philly news. I channel surf when sports come on. I agree that it’s insane for anyone to protect such awful behavior. The student’s protest makes me sad.

    My rugs are awful and I’m considering the vinyl that looks like hardwood that you mentioned. My sister and bff are too (all for dog owner reasons). More people are choosing affordable options like that now-my sister works in a carpet/flooring store. Our starter house that we never left is older now and we need to do stuff but can’t afford to right now. I apologize for stuff to the people I let come over too.

  20. Tracy says:

    I don’t get the Penn State thing. Really, you walk in on a bastard raping a 10 yr old child and you don’t beat his head in and take the kid to the hospital?????? How could he just walk out????

    I just don’t get it. WTF is wrong with people?

  21. Cy says:

    Could not possibly agree with you more about everything but David Caruso. Sorry. You lost me there. But that Old Fucker Paterno needs to be strung up along with everyone else involved, except for Sandusky. There is no punishment too great for that piece of shit. I hope to hell there IS a hell so he can go there. And those college kids? Having a serious talk with my kid when he comes home for Thanksgiving. He’s better “get” it, or I’m gonna lose it.