Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Look at the BIG Picture

There is all this hubbub about this commercial for some nighttime soap about wives that appeared during Monday Night Football. No, I have not seen it. No, I do not want to. Yes, I am rather tired of hearing about it since it is ALL anyone is talking about. Let me set some people straight here… if you are not horrified by the regular garbage they put out for commercials during regular sports programming, I, quite frankly, don’t want to hear about it from you.

Let me tell you a story.

Two years ago my husband was out of town. My eldest, then 7 years old, wanted to watch baseball on TV. It was 3:00 IN THE AFTERNOON! The boys had requested their favorite dinner I prepare from scratch, a chicken pot pie, and I was taking it out of the oven… a heavy 9x13 filled with chicken pot pie, when I hear from the television something about pen-ile enhancement. I had that pot pie on the stove top, crossed my kitchen and leapt over a couch to turn off the TV before I even got my oven mitt off. I was pissed. (I think the only time I can remember moving faster was last year when some stupid Mom wasn’t watching her non-swimming 2 year old in the pool and the kid started to drown. I was across the pool deck and leapt over 2 lawn chairs, landing fully clothed… with shoes, into the pool rescuing this little girl. Thank God for my agility and speed… full credit going to Karate.)

Anyway, everyone is up in arms about this ad that aired Monday. When they clear up the ads that appear on a daily basis for Viagra, Excite, and all the other junk aimed at ere-ectile dysfunction and things to make s-ex last longer and more memorable (that one cracks me up), ONLY THEN will I get upset over the tripe they showed Monday Night.

Wake up, people. We have bigger problems showing up in our homes during daytime sports. Sit down and take notice. It is truly appalling.


Blogger Sally said...

I don't know about the commercial, but it's pretty cool that you saved a life.

I want to know what you said to the kid's mother after!

6:11 AM  
Blogger pamibe said...

Your tagline should be: "The Voice of Reason". ;)

8:05 AM  
Blogger Quality Weenie said...

I seen the commerical and really think people are blowing this out of proportion. You see more "nudity" on the red carpet at the Oscars.

The commerical showed a women bare backed from the waist up (projecting the image that she was nude). That's it. I mean really this hubbub about is getting a little prudish. And it was on at 9pm at night for the opening of Monday Night Football for gods sake. The cheerleaders show the same amount of flesh.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there was the reporter the other day (I think in Ohio) that got naked for a story -- on TV. FCC said they didn't have a problem with her doing this because it was after 11PM.

Wish I'd seen it. :)

Toluca Nole

2:59 PM  
Blogger Boudicca said...

Sally- It was the big talk at the dojo. The only reason I told them about it when I was training that night is because I firmly believe the agility exercises we had been working on seriously helped me get into that pool. I was really pissed at that Mom, but believe it or not, that is not the worst thing she's done. I make sure I am nowhere around when she is. Let Darwin's theory take care of her family if it must. I want nothing to do with it.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Stu said...

When we were on vacation this week, we went to MGM and we stumbled on to the "ABC SOAP Stars Weekend" - not our thing. But you should have seen the women who were there to see these SOAP stars. They would all hang out at theis back gate where they would come out and just fling themselves at these soap stars. I though it was very funny.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Contagion said...

I saw the commercial... actually it was an intro skit for Monday Night Football.. It was with one of the girls from Desperate Housewives and from the back she dropped a towel to seduce one of the Eagle's Football players, Terrell Owens. Yep. Saw half back nudity, from lower back to the top of her head, I've seen more skin in primetime. And here in the midwest it was during prime time, it showed around 8:00PM CST.

I've also read stories where some people are calling it racist, some are calling it sexist, and some are calling it lewd. I don't think it was either, it was just tacky.

11:54 AM  

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