I want to be a better person by Deb Eileen

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem- so here it goes.

I care too much about pop culture.

It isn’t as if these issues keep me up at night, but I do wonder. How will Paris function in jail? Will she force her tiny dog to wear a striped outfit with a itsey bitsy ball and chain attached to one paw? Will she be forced to wear giant granny prison panties and come to discover the joys of covering one’s hoo-ha from the elements? Will she blow up like a blow fish on all that high carb food? Am I bad person for enjoying this so much?

A friend has recently gone on a purge. Not one of those sea kelp/no sugar/don’t wander too far from the bathroom purges, but a celebrity news purge. She has sworn off trashy magazines and Entertainment Tonight. This is when I knew I had a problem. Sure I could quit for a period of time- but cold turkey forever? It gives me the sweats. I’m not proud- like a drinker who hides the empties, I try and squirrel away the evidence of my addiction. I make sure people see me reading high quality literature and I play jazz on the stereo. Tragically all of my efforts only pull a thin blanket over the truth. I care about pop culture.

Now onto the important question of the day- will Paris learn the value of panties in prison? What do you think?

12 thoughts on “I want to be a better person by Deb Eileen

  1. I fear Paris will forgo the granny panties and will come to enjoy it. Then, for the remainder of her days, she’ll swan around New York and LA exposing our air exposed to her V.

    I’m considering buying a mask.

  2. That so funny! I don’t have an obsession with pop culture, really I don’t(as I quickly hide all my People, Star, OK, and InStyle magazines!) As for Ms. Hilton I don’t think there’s a long enough jail time to make her change. She will probably make another reality TV show and do tons of TV interviews and make millions more dollars off her time in jail.

  3. Oh, how I relate. I really felt like I grew up the day I let my subscriptions to Us Weekly and Star go and subscribed to The Week instead. But I somehow got on the comp list for Life & Style so it just arrives every week — and essentially will until the end of time, or the magazine folds. And no matter how much I try to toss it and just focus on The Week, it somehow magically opens up and rivets me. It’s not my fault, I swear!

  4. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a Star or National Enquirer or OK. But I was a major People junkie for a long time a couple of years ago. As soon as I got in from work on Friday… glass of wine and People, and on the couch. And by god nobody better have touched that pristine People before I read it. Certain death. And now that I’ve broken the habit (mostly, there’s one sitting on the cocktail table right now) I am amused at my previous line of distinction. Now I just admit that, yes, though I fight it, I am a huge pop culture junkie.

  5. It almost feels as though pop culture will be what kids learn in school as American history. *sigh* Having said that, I admit that this upcoming Tuesday and Wedneday night I’ll be watching “American Idol” because it’s the birth of a star — history in the making. 😉

  6. I’m a pop culture addict, but I use it in a way to my advantage… I blend it into my writing! That way my addiction is just “research”.

    It’s me, People magazine, IMDB.com, and my book.

    I’m thinking about my next book being set in Hollywood. I’d have to go out there to do the research. I feel a business trip coming up… 🙂

  7. Paris, unfortunately, will have someone write a book for her on her jail experience and then stamp her name on it, and a bunch of people will buy it and she will get paid millions for exposing her difficult time in jail.

    What a waste. What must her parents think of her? I’m sure they’re proud. I can honestly say I am very good at not keeping up with a lot of that crap. It must be because I am getting old. I don’t even know the cool songs anymore.

  8. Have you been to Jezebel.com yet? It’s a new, intelligent, witty, pop culture fix, guaranteed to addict you further.

    Paris goes to jail on my birthday. I’ve sworn to have an extra ‘tini of some sort in her honor. 😉

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