A snarky Christmas thought + Wednesday Walkabout


Christmas round-ups are on everybody's mind today.  Blah, blah, presents, family time, food.  I got spoiled, my kid loves her new toys, life is good.  Moving on...

Back in the mid 1990's Mariah Carey was young, vibrant and at the top of her career.  She released arguably the best album of all time, "Merry Christmas" which included the now classic song, "All I Want for Christmas is You". (read that sentence with a dash of sarcasm and a hint of embarrassment for my honest 15 year obsession with the CD)
She is fresh and cute as she romps in the snow in an adult sized snow suit and giggles as she opens presents (fully dressed).
Let's now fast forward a decade and a half or so.  She remakes the video with The Biebs.  She is desperately grasping for the final drops of her fountain of youth (the operative word here is desperate).  
The remake of the video looks like this.
My Christmas wish is that we can all maintain a shred of our youth from the past and dignity for the future.  Let's not leave it up to our pushed up silicone, mini- skirts, and over-done make up to take off ten years.  Maybe every10 years or so we can allow ourselves to age 5 years.  
Let's aim for a little less desperation.  {You hear that self?!  I am talking to YOU!}

It's Wednesday which means its time for the Wednesday Walkabout!

What is a Walkabout?
It's a blog link-up party, every week here and with our co-hosts! Simply put your blog address or a specific post in the linky, visit some other people, and make some friends. Easy as that! I can't wait to talk to everyone!

Something new!  One "Mystery Host" and will have their link as #5 in the linky, as well as be featured in Rule #1.  Follow all 4 hosts on GFC or Bloglovin' and then keep an eye out next week to see if you're the lucky Mystery Host!

PS: You only have to link up with one of the co-hosts, it will link to all four sites!

The Rules
1. Place your link in the linky below and make some new friends. Simple as that.

MYSTERY HOST: Alyssa from Ten Feet Off Beale
Jane - Taingamala
Sarah - G.I. Joe's Wife

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  1. I hear you! I am aging gracefully (I so hope:). Yes, I so miss my twenty year old body but would not trade my fifty year old brain to get it:) So I'm good! LOL

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for hosting!

    Now also following via Facebook!

  2. omg - yes yes yes. It's just ridiculous. Should we add Madonna to the list too? EEEEEK.

  3. I found you through the walkabout and this is my first walkabout and a new follower to you! I absolutely agree with you about Mariah Carey. She was great back when, but not so great now. I wish people could accept their present more, rather than wishing for what was! Merry Christmas!

  4. Haha ~ It seems that is why we all have a complex with our looks when we get older. Instead of more clothes the stars put on less and sell it as ok!
    What's up with that?
    Just age gracefully with clothes on! Is that too much to act.


  5. I am perfectly happy with aging gracefully! Mariah Carey is trying way too hard.

  6. New follower here from the Wednesday Walkabout Blog hop! Feel free to check out my blog & follow me back!



  7. Ohhh Mariah. Girlfriend is a hot mess! I had no idea she re did the video but I am so headed to youtube to watch and make fun of her!

  8. Oh my goodness- I have heard this song all season long and have thought "How is she still managing this??" Now I know it's due to that skanky outfit and the Biebs! Funny post!

  9. Ugggghghghhghg. I get that she's in good shape for her age and being a mom and all that, but seriously...that's not license to act like a ho. haha.

  10. Hey, new follower from the blog hop. Looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)


  11. I laugh every time I see her on tv, cuz I think the SAME thing!

  12. Oh gosh, that just looks awful haha

  13. Ugh how awful... people should age with dignity and grace. Look at what happened in Newtown, not everyone gets the opportunity to grow old.


I love to hear your thoughts! XOXO

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