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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2.5 to 3.5 Million...REALLY!?

As I was driving my son to summer school this morning(yeah..really) I was listening to my favorite morning show. They were talking about Chelsea Clinton getting married possibly this weekend and it was expected to cost between 2.5 and 3.5 MILLION dollars. REALLY?! Why spend that much on a wedding...obviously it's simply because they can. My current husband and I got married 8 years ago, it only cost $4,000 and it was a truly beautiful wedding. My dress was beautiful and only cost $700, it was catered, a beautiful venue, we had a DJ, there was alcohol, and a harpist that played during the actual wedding part, we had a great photographer, and everyone had a great time.

So on my way to summer school, as I'm contemplating the whopping $4.92 in our checking account and that's what's left til Thurs., it bugs me just a tad. How many people in this country at this particular moment are going w/o while little Chelsea gets hitched. How many times do we hear this type of thing a day.

One of my two oldest sons' favorite things to do is watch videos on Youtube...they like to watch the ones of the guys who put the dumbest things in blenders to see if it will blend it w/o breaking the blender. An example of things they have blended: an iphone, an ipad, and various other expensive gadgets. No wonder this is such a disposable society, when kids grow up thinking this is cool. Why take care of anything to make it can just destroy it when you're done w/ it, or claim it on the insurance, or buy a new one. Waste, waste, just keeps on going.

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