Susan Boyle, Never Been Kissed

Everyone is raving about how moved they were by contestant Susan Boyle’s performance of  “I Dreamed A Dream” on the reality show “Britain’s Got Talent”.  The story of the singing career this feisty gal wants is nothing short of a dream, just like something you’d see in the movies.  Only the movie I’m thinking of doesn’t have anything to do with singing.  Just before this 47 year old woman went on stage she blushed and said she’d never been kissed.  

Susan Boyle "Britain's Got Talent"

To everyone’s surprise the lady can sing, it’s what makes her story so amazing.  Based on her matronly look, the audience was waiting for her to become Simon Cowell’s latest punching bag.  What business could a spinsterly, unemployed woman who is nearly fifty have on a show featuring amazing talent? Cleary Cowell was ready to put the poor lady out of her misery, until she opened her mouth.  

To their credit, the audience immediately broke out in wild applause as the stunned judges picked their jaws up off the floor.  Susan is the ultimate lesson learned about wrongly judging a book by it’s cover before you read it.  I’m guessing singing for the Queen is something she never dared put on her bucket list, but I can’t stop thinking about the fact she’s never been kissed.  

Never experienced one of life’s most simple pleasures.  Never felt those heart fluttering sensations only a kiss can bring.  Never had the experience of a reciprocal crush?  

"Never Been Kissed"

Just like Drew Barrymore’s movie, “Never Been Kissed”, I hope Susan meets a true prince of a guy and the wait will have been worth it.  When I get beyond the sadness for what she’s missed out on, I can’t help think in today’s over rated single scene, maybe Susan is actually the lucky one. With all the attention she’s getting, one dream might just help realize another for this unassuming Brit.  But watch out men if you think you can take advantage of this lady with the angelic voice, cause now the world has “got her back”!


The Bachelor Sucks

No, I’m not talking about Jason Mesnick. Jason Mesnick  

It’s the show itself and the outcome of ABC’s The Bachelor’s “most dramatic” season.  But why is everyone so surprised? No matter how the PR machine spins it, one marriage in thirteen seasons is worse than just unlucky odds.

Surely we have learned once and for all, the concept of this “reality” show has been intrinsically flawed from the get-go. In truth, there’s absolutely nothing real (or right) about dating 25 gorgeous people at one time and being forced to choose one after just a few weeks to supposedly spend the rest of your life with. 

Go ahead and throw your stones, but after two disastrous tries (one on each side), while Jason may be the latest poor schmuck to buy into this fractured fairy tale, he’s hardly the only huMAN not strong enough to withstand the artful manipulation of 25 hand-picked, eager to please women throwing themselves at him all at once. I’d venture to say there’s more than just one lady he “still has feelings for”, but why all the indignation?   Continue reading