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am i missing something here?


i don’t know anything about paula deen except that she’s a famous cook.  i’ve never watched her on tv, heard her speak or even heard anything about her ever.  is it true that paula deen is being disgraced for using a bad word 30 years ago?

i just watched a clip of paula deen on the today show where matt lauer harshly (in my opinion) interviewed deen, who appears to be genuinely distressed by using the bad word 30 years ago, has apologized, asked for forgiveness and says she is not a racist.  she went on to say,

“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you’re out there please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me. Please, I want to meet you.”

did i miss something big here?  i’m feeling a bit confused because if that is not the truth, i suspect a boat load of people would have come forward by now to deny that what she said is true.  if it is indeed the truth, i want to meet the person who has never said something horrible too!   are the networks really dropping her show &  destroying one woman’s career because she made a mistake while someone had a gun to her head in a hold up and she called them a bad, bad word?  

please do not confuse what i’m saying by thinking that i believe her name calling was appropriate.  i am 99.99% sure that i have never called anyone by that word, but i’m also 99.99%  sure i have said many horrible things in the last 30 years that i wish i could take back – and not even at gunpoint.

seriously?  is this a good use of media? resources? time – or, anything else?  how about a little forgiveness here? maybe some compassion? or even better, a little looking inward by all of the peeps pointing fingers  . . .  if using bad vocabulary once was the worst thing i had ever done, i think i would crown myself queen of the world.

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“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
 ~ Mary Pickford

just fyi . . .


Queen Elizabeth visits New York City: Rules to live by in case you meet ‘Your Majesty’

DAILY NEWS STAFF,  Tuesday, July 6th 2010

– Don’t bow. “We are not her royal subjects,” says etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore. “A U.S. citizen does not bow or curtsy.”

– Don’t offer a handshake, a fist-bump or a high-five. “You don’t offer your hand to royalty, you don’t reach out and touch her,” Whitmore says. “You wait for her to offer her hand.”

– Watch your mouth. Address her first as “Your Majesty,” then as “Ma’am.” “No catcalls, please,” Whitmore says. “And you wouldn’t call her ‘Liz’ or ‘Elizabeth.’ ”

– Don’t treat her husband as a commoner.  Prince Philip is lower in rank than his wife, but he still must be addressed as “Your royal highness” and “sir.”

– Steer clear of talk about her former daughters-in-law – Princess Diana and Fergie.  Chat instead about dogs and horses; the queen likes them.

– Don’t bother asking to be knighted

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“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
 Oprah Winfrey