Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wacky Wednesday Writers: Guest Post By Snarkfest

 
     Today on Wacky Wednesday Writers I'm featuring a very special, funny writer who knows how to keep her "snarklings" grinning from ear to ear. Please welcome one of my favorite, humorous bloggers---Teri Biebel of http://snarkfestblog.blogspot.com. I got acquainted with Teri during the Circle Of Moms contest this year and found myself stalking her Facebook fan page regularly for my daily dose of laughter. Teri is known for her funny status updates in the form of songs describing the morning chaos of getting her teenage daughters on the school bus each day (which they tend to miss frequently).
     Teri not only writes an entertaining blog, she is also a contributor to the popular book, " I Just Want to Pee Alone." I'm proud to call myself a "Snarkling," and you will too, once you start reading the witty writings of this funny lady!



Why I’m Glad I Watched the VMA’s with my Daughters

I watched with mixed thoughts Sunday night’s VMA’s. Now, why they still show this awards ‘ceremony’ on MTV or VH1 is beyond me, because I haven’t seen either network show a video since I wore shoulder pads and leg warmers, but whatever. Both my daughters are coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs over One Direction, so it was, like, a law that we had to watch. Here is my take on the evening’s highlights and lowlights and the reason why I’m glad I watched.
We have tickets to go see Austin Mahone next month, and my youngest also bought herself a VIP pass for a meet and greet with him. His performance left me thinking maybe I should’ve just bought one ticket for her and I should maybe go nap in the car. Underwhelming. And is it just me or doesn’t anyone ever sing their songs live when doing a live performance anymore? 
Lady Gaga was actually really tame (as far as Lady Gaga goes). I suppose I’m getting immune to seeing skin, because I wasn’t really all that shocked at her seashell bikini top and thong. My girls, however, thought she looked like a skank. Score one for my girls.
When One Direction came onstage to present the award for best something or other, and Harry Styles was talking, they panned to his ex, Taylor Swift (for the 352nd time of the evening) and both my girls were horrified to see her mouth the word “Shut the f*** up”. Score, Taylor. Nice and classy. Both my girls were sooooo impressed. Not.
When Miley “I’m not Hannah anymore” Cyrus came out waving her tongue and pleasuring herself, both my girls were horrified. Then, when she got even MORE naked and grinded against (or twerked, sorry, my hip lingo skills went out with the word ‘fly’) Robin Thicke (who, I’m sorry, was dressed like Beetlejuice), both my kids were grossed out. Everyone in my house, at the same time, asked how old he is. I Googled him and found that he’s 36. She’s 20. That’s gross. Everyone in my house agreed that it was gross. Most of the population of FB and Twitter agreed that it was gross. I think that even the foam finger that she was wearing was grossed out. 
Jaden, Willow and Will Smith react to Miley’s ‘performance’. The lady next to Will looks like she needs a barf bag. Photo courtesy of MTV

Moving on, my 13 year old was so excited that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won their Moonman for Same Love. 13 loves that song and is so inspired by the message the song holds. Macklemore’s acceptance speech was reason enough for us to watch the show.  
We watched with excitement when Justin Timberlake danced and sang for 20 minutes and gave N*Sync 30 seconds of air time, which wasn’t even enough time to get the 3rd ‘Bye’ out for Bye Bye Bye.  The girls were excited that they reunited for the brief spot but neither knew who the other members of N*Sync were.  So I told them the others were Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Joey Fatone. Oh wait, there are 4 others. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the other guy’s name, and didn’t care enough to Google him because he wasn’t on the screen long enough to care.
When Kanye came on to sing, we all took a pee break, because unlike Jared Leto, we don’t think Kanye is the King, the Jesus of our time, we don’t care anything at all about him, his wife or the baby they named after an airline. No, not Delta West. 
So, in a nutshell, I’m glad we got to watch the VMA’s as a family. It reinforced to me that I’m raising my daughters right. They don’t care for showing way too much skin or grinding up against men old enough to be their father. They appreciate the message that Macklemore promotes, they don’t care for Taylor’s use of the f bomb, they felt badly that N*Sync didn’t get more facetime and they can’t stand Kanye. So it’s sort of like validation to me that they are learning that it’s not about how much skin you show or how far out you can stick your tongue while trying to shock everyone into seeing how much you’ve grown up. I’m so proud of the young women they are becoming, and while we may not always agree on everything, we can at least agree that you need to respect yourself if you want others to respect you.  And they both lost a lot of respect for Miley and Taylor that night.


BIO:

Teri Biebel was born in Philly, and raised in Jersey. She's 45 years old and afterworking 24 years in the casino industry, wanted nothing more to do with slot machines, table games and stealing people blind, so she left for the private sector. She's married and has two amazing (and trying) teens, 15 & 13. Teri spends most of her time living like a circus clown,
juggling schedules and chauffeuring large groups of people in a 5 passenger car. She's sarcastic, she's snarky and her oldest has coined the term ‘Snarkastic’ to describe her. People tell her that she's funny and as long they don’t follow that up with the word “looking” shes' totally okay with it.





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37 comments:

  1. Love it...awesome piece. The VMAs shouldn't be watched by anyone, boy or girl, they're horrible.

    Thanks for introducing me to Teri, she's great.

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    1. Hey Michael! Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the piece!

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  2. Lmao @ the airline part! I didnt' watch the VMA's so this was an awesome summary. Lately I don't have time to watch tv at all, but, that's a whole other enchilada! Thanks for the humorous post loved it!

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    1. Hey Glenda, there were parts of the VMA's that I wish I could unsee. There's not enough brain bleach to unsee Miley.

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  3. I'm shocked that Miley's mother Tish sat in the audience and didn't jerk her daughter offstage when she started to twerk. Everyone would have given Tish a standing ovation for her performance, instead of Tish giving Miley a standing O for Miley trying to simulate the big O.

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    1. I read yesterday that while Robin Thicke's wife was fine with the 'performance' his mother, Gloria Loring, was horrified.

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  4. Your girls have a good head on their shoulders. Well done, Mama!! You didn't miss anything (no surprise there) during your pee break. They bleeped out practically the entire second half of Kanye's song. I just wish they had bleeped all of Drake's performance. And we all could have done with some of that blurry censor bar during Miley's performance--especially over Robin Thicke's Beetlejuice costume. That was bad!!

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    1. It really is a shame that they had to bleep out so much. Shock for the sake of shock is annoying. But not as annoying as Robin Thicke's outfit. He's gorgeous. Not so much in that suit.

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  5. Nice to know the younger generation still has morals even though much of the music industry and Hollywood scene don't. I saw

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    1. I was so pleased with their reactions, truly. Let's me know that they do have a conscience, both socially and morally.

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  6. Same great Snark and I found a new blog to follow!

    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Toby! And stick with Marcia, she's awesome. I love when her newest blogs show up in my email!

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  7. My favorite quote is from Robin Thicke's mother .... "I can't unsee that ..."

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    1. LOVE Gloria Loring. I don't think I realized she was his mother until I read that article but LOVED her on Days of Our Lives back in the day.

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  8. Ha! This was terrific! I did not watch them, although I've seen things on news highlights now I wish I'd never seen.

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    1. Brain bleach, Shelly. I need brain bleach.

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  9. My favorite part of watching with my boys, 6 said "How is our future generation going to bounce back from that? Foam fingers will never be the same at baseball games again" He's 10, and way too old for his own good. Great post!

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    1. He's wise beyond his years!! She pretty much ruined the Foam Finger Industry. I see lawsuits ahead.

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  10. Love my fellow Jersey Girl :)

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    1. Love you back, my little ginger snap!!

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  11. We are mostly TV-less unless you count Netflix and Hulu, so I saw the whole debacle via clips on web. I am hoping she has a Demi Lovato breakthrough and fixes it before she Lindsay Lohans herself.:(

    I'm working on turning my kids into NPR hipsters. I'll have to get back to you on how that works out, although they all three LOVE The National and Florence & the Machine, so I have hope. :D

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  12. I'm so not cool that I had to google Miley Cyrus to see what everyone was talking about. Good lord-the things that I can never unsee, I guess I'll just have to add that to the list! Fortunately I have one child that lives on his own planet and the other one is happy listening to her "Princess Music" aka the "Tangled" soundtrack, so as of yet I don't have to worry about them being influenced by this stuff. My day is coming though, I'm sure of it!

    I'm so happy to see you over here today Teri!

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    1. You're still cool to me, girlfriend! And sadly, I'm sure by the time your little one is older, there will be yet another young performer who's sure to try to out shock the latest shocker. It's been that way since Elvis shook his pelvis.

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  13. It is nice when our children reaffirm that things are sinking in, isn't it? :) Happy to see you guesting!

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    1. It did my heart good to see my children's reactions. It did reaffirm to me that I must be doing something right! :)

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  14. In fact, I just watched the recorded tape of Miley Cyrus VMA notorious show last night and I was left speechless about her performance. I did't see a talent there at all and as far as I know, her performance was nothing but vulgar and x-rated and should have been stopped before it even started to acknowledge the type of the crowd that they had in presence and also the one who were watching on TV!Jesus! It was just horrible. She didn't do justice to her fans or to herself!

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    1. I will admit that she does have a great singing voice. I took my girls to see her several years ago before she discovered her sexuality and she's very talented. It's just a shame that she doesn't see that. It's a shame that she felt like she had to strip down and get nasty to show off her body instead of her singing talent.

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  15. That's the ONLY way to watch them--with your kids. I was horrified to see some of the clips (it was on past my bedtime). Sounds like I didn't miss much. Of course I have no clue who any of them are anyway!

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  16. I knew Miley Sorry-ass made a splash when my 81-year-old MOTHER emailed me about her - "Did you see what that girl was doing on some music show?" Well actually I watched about the first two minutes and then got bored - sorry, there's so much skankiness in the media now that a young girl acting like a teen hooker is just BORING. Crotch-grabbing? Oh that's sooooo Michael Jackson.

    I had no idea Mom knew who this teen tart was. She didn't, until the other night when the damn video had gone so viral even my MOTHER saw it.

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    1. She offended your MOM!!! THAT'S just WRONG!! :) And you're right, crotch grabbing went out with the moonwalk.

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