Monday Melee 5/21

May 21, 2007 at 7:19 am 4 comments

meleesmall.jpgThe Monday Melee is a Fracas project. You’re invited to participate. Get details and see the participant list here.

The Misanthropic: Name something you absolutely hate.
Waste. Millions of people around the world are going without basic necessities while the privileged few voraciously churn through a constant stream of luxury items, loading landfills and junkyards with products they’ve simply grown tired of.

The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent, or bogus.
Giving a teenage girl a $65,000 SUV and letting her host a party for a handful of friends at a beach mansion that rents for $10,000 a day. The occasion? Back-to-school. Hubby was channel surfing and landed on this frightening show called ‘Daddy’s Spoiled Little Girl’. It was strange and disturbing: it made me sick and yet I could not look away.

The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
I have been really busy lately and haven’t had much time to visit the sites on my blogroll to read posts and leave comments.

The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
Journalists and media personnel often work in dangerous places and put themselves at risk in order to investigate and report on world events. In the course of their work, many have the integrity and courage to challenge authority and speak out against injustice.

The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I appreciate and find happiness in life’s simple pleasures: hanging out with loved ones, a beautiful sunset, the aroma of baking bread, escaping into a good book, checking a task of my to-do list, waking up to birdsong, and so on.

The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I’d like to be able to visit and talk with a person or family from another country, in their home, once a week. I guess I will need to put teleportation and a sci-fi language interface on my wish list in order to carry this one off.


Entry filed under: behavior, blogging, happiness, kids, life, monday melee.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kenzie  |  May 21, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I was channel surfing one day and fell upon the show, Sweet Sixteen. I think it’s the same concept of Daddy’s Spoiled Little Girl, or whatever– anyway, it made me sick. How can a parent spoil their chid that much and expect them to turn out to be a functioning, meaningful member of society? Ick.

  • 2. Nicola  |  May 21, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    What a great selection this week ………..

  • 3. fracas  |  May 22, 2007 at 11:10 am

    I totally agree with your #2. I also HATE that show about Sweet Sixteen birthdays. It makes me sick that parents do that and so teach their kids that spending 40K on jewellery for the party is normal.

    Guarantees they have to be a Paris Hilton in life to support themselves to the same extent. Like we need more of that!

    BTW… I’m having toruble with my sidebar today as is another fellow who uses Blix – you’re one lucky camper to not be having weird things happen to your blog today!

  • 4. dailypiglet  |  May 22, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    i really can relate to your last one. different cultures have always fascinated me.


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