Now the other thing that I've been contemplating... Dan Jansen. The Olympic speed skater, you know who he is. There was a commercial about him and Scout asked me who he was and as I was trying to tell him who Dan Jansen was, I started crying, just thinking about the sad story that was Dan Jansen. He was the favorite to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics and early in the morning before he was to race, he found out that his sister was on her deathbed from Leukemia, and he fell during the race and the gold medal alluded him. Then he came back at the next Winter Olympics and lost a race or something and then finally won an Olympic gold medal and skated around the track with his daughter Jane, named after his dead sister. Now, I must profess that I was a total Dan Jansen supporter. But looking back on it.... didn't he know she had leukemia? Doesn't it take a while to get to your sick bed from leukemia? Was this some sort of made for TV drama? I'm disturbed by this. I'm also disturbed that he left his wife for some Sports Illustrated hussy. Should we forgive his infidelity because of all the angst that he must have been feeling because of his sister? I'm sure his wife might disagree with this especially since it was supposedly a surprise to her when he asked for a divorce.
Now this also leads me to John Edwards. I have listened incessantly about how his wife had changed from when they were young and in love and that after their son died and then John went into politics, she changed. Andrew Young, the guy who's telling all John Edwards' secrets stated that Elizabeth wanted in the White House just as much if not more than John Edwards and she worked hard to get there so that makes her a witch who basically deserves to be cheated on. He also stated that when she found out about the affair, she yelled at John Edwards and said crazy things... uh..... yah.... no duh!!!! Of course she became an overbearing, cell phone checking, midnight calling, crazy woman... why wouldn't she? If I think my man is stepping out on me with some flake who has come into our life, you better believe that I'm going to do some hollering, some trash talking and a lot of unnecessary phone calling! What is wrong with that ninny Andrew Young and his wife.? I don't care how enamored you are with someone, right is right and wrong is wrong. If I was Andrew Young's wife - I might be calling him at midnight because if he is going along with all this deception, there's a chance that maybe he's doing something unsavory. Holy moly... these people are ridiculous!!!
So that's my rant and rave. Think of it what you will - but I do feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest!