One of my guilty pleasures is day-time talk shows. I don't know why, considering they usually end up pissing me off. Yet here I find myself frustrated with The Talk. Today's segment about Tom Cruise frustrated me. I'm not mad or anything. I am; however, baffled. I fail to see how Mrs. Sharon Osborne was able to make a comparison between Tom Cruise leaving his child to film two movies over seas, to parents serving in the military and being deployed. Let's try to talk through this. Yes, both spend time a way from their child(ren). Yes, both worked hard (respectively) to attain their respective careers. When men and women sign up for the military, they know there is a chance of being deployed.
The decision to join or not is where their ability to choose ends for military families though. When they receive their orders, they can't "turn down the job." They do not have that "choice." Tom could have turned down one or both jobs. I am not saying he should have, just that he had the "choice'' to do so. If it were SUCH a big deal that Tom saw his child, he had more "wiggle room" to see her. He was not in a war zone. A visit could have potentially been arranged. His child would not have been in immediate harm. A deployed military mom or dad has no way to see their children, unless they receive R&R (two weeks tops). Children can't be flown to a war zone to spend time with mom and dad.
I am not saying Tom is in the wrong. How he chooses to live and raise his child is his choice and one of our business. I also, was not meaning any negative jabs toward military parents. Being the product of a soldier and girlfriend of a United States Air Force veteran, I would never consciously insult our min and women in uniform. This was merely, a girl pointing out why Mrs. Osborne's comparison was faulty. What would you add? Do you feel like this was a faulty comparison? Why, or why not?
In an effort to liven things up around here, I have decided to participate in one of the many blogging challenges floating around the wonderful world of Pinterest. Today's assignment is, "20 facts about me." Here we go!
1. I love squirrels!
2. Melman is the best sock monkey ever!
3. The only foot ball team worth cheering for, is the 49ers. Niners nation, baby!
4.The only baseball team worth my time is the SF Giants.
5. I have PTSD.
6. I am working through the 12 steps of al-anon.
7.I cry when watching fireworks.
8.I cry when I hear the national anthem.
9.I am obnoxiously patriotic.
10. I am a barista and love it.
11. I can make hearts in lattes.
12. I am currently reading "The Hunger Games," and loving the books.
13. My cat's name is Captain Curious Boy Georgie Porgie Harrison Takei McNugget of the Jungle.
14. I think that my boyfriend is "the one."
15. I am a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women.
16.I am in a long distance relationship (but not for long).
17. I would rather wear things from the Halloween section as normal clothes.
18. I find water yummy.
19. I am a slight beach bum.
20.I am a Private (E-2) in the Virginia Defense Force.
I realize that some of this is kind of random; however, that was kind of hard to come up with. I hope this gives you all a better sense of who you're interacting with!