Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Crazy News.

This was one of those posts that just sorta wrote itself.
My fingers found the keyboard and within 15 minuets this happened....

My husband finds it depressing that I know more about what the Duggars are up to or which of the OG teen moms is pregnant again but cannot tell him who is currently in the running to be our next president....
Clearly by his eye roll, Jim Bob was not the correct answer.

I try really hard to read the Skimm every morning, but find myself just skimming over it to read their witty sub titles. They really are quite clever.

And if it weren't for the CNN updates on my iphone, I wouldn't have a clue what is going on in our world, much less our country or Virginia.

  I find the news highly biased and down right depressing. Everything is so negative and there is just so much hate and blame. It's not that I don't care about what is going on around me, believe me, I care too much. I just don't understand why can't we empower people and use the news to celebrate the real heros in this world?

Last night my phone kept blowing up with updates about Baltimore.
I went to turn on the evening news last night in bed and to my horror, I had to use the search button to find it. It's sad but true that I could not find a news station...they were no where near Bravo, MTV, TLC or even the Food network.
I settled on one and hunkered down to watch the craziness unfold.

I was not prepared.
 Not prepared for the riots, curfew, state of emergency and just all the violence.
I could not believe my eyes.
My little protected bubble was popped and I was skyrocketing down to reality.

It was like scenes from a movie. A movie that I did not sign up to watch. I was mortified and scared for our fellow country men and women. I am pretty sure I sat there with my mouth gaping open for minutes...not wanting to believe that we could do this to each other and thinking about the world we are bringing our little babe into. It scared me to think about what this world will be like when our little ones are adults...what are we laying the ground work for?
All that came to mind was Ciaos.

I could feel a can of crazy about to burst open...so off it went and on went re-runs of Big Bang Theory.
Out of sight, out of mind.

Do I live in a state of denial?
Maybe....probably so.
Am I happier for it?

I'll just stick myself back in to my little bubble of denial and float blissfully on by. I'll accept my husbands teasing with a smile on my face and then proceed to tell him all about Bruce Jenner and how Kim is in full support of his transformation.

Call me crazy, but I am just not into the news.



  1. I know what you mean - the state our world and our own country is in is so scary...I like my bubble to! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. I'm right there with you and I totally skim the Skimm too! We can't let the sad world news depress us each day. I prefer like in my bubble too!

  3. Girl, I could have wrote this myself. I have the news on while I'm making dinner every day so I have SOME idea of what's going on (really need to sign up for the Skimm) and it's just so depressing.

  4. I hear ya, girl. I have stopped watching the local news because it's so darn depressing - murders, rapes, child abuse...I physically can't handle it!! The national news is SO BIASED and still so depressing - wars, hunger, etc...I totally get why you love to get lost in "other" news. :) This Baltimore news is down-right disappointing from all angles. I am not blaming anyone, but it's just disappointing to think about. The fact that we live in a country where we have complete freedom, and this STILL happens makes me sick. I made Chad turn off the news last night...I'd rather watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Ha!

  5. Girl, I totally feel you there. The news is so depressing and I'm sorry, sometimes watching reality tv is just so much better. Don't get me wrong, I like knowing whats going on in the world but sometimes it's just better to live in that bubble!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. Girl, this post is exactly me. I too avoid the news and when some of it manages to make its way into my reality, I basically freak. The last time that happened was with the Boston Marathon bombing. It was all just too shocking and terrifying. Like you, I prefer to spend my TV viewing time wondering if Maci will change her mind about walking out on TM.

  7. I avoid the news too because it all does is make me worry! I like living in my little bubble. The one thing I did get interested in was Ebola since I'm a nurse and I don't know if it was the news or just my crazy mentality but I just knew it was going to be the end of life. And guess what, it wasn't! So since then I've avoided the news. I know that isn't the right thing to do but you're right about it being all negative and depressing. And now that I have a baby on the way, I really don't want to hear how crazy our world is!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  8. I don't follow the news either. A lot of it is based on ratings. Opinions and "alleged" facts/details are exaggerated. Opinions are presented as facts. And I think that a lot of politicians will say anything to get themselves elected.


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