Athena’s Mom

Sliding down the razor blade of life

The Times’ parental anxiety grand puba Jacques Steinberg asks the duh question “Is going to an elite college worth the cost?”

My take?  Job opportunities aside, going to an elite college means never having to make nice with dental hygienists and cell phone salesmen at alumni events.

Life Lesson #36

If you are watching “Working Girl” from your Sarah Lawrence dorm room, the take away for you is not do what ever it takes to get ahead.  It’s don’t give your secretary your house keys.

There’s no turning back

Dear Tears for Fears:

Please rewrite your iconic (neurologist Judith Rapoport devoted an entire chapter to it when describing Obsessive Compulsive disorder-iconic) 80s song  to include lyrics reflecting the following sentiments:


/s/ Athena’s Mom

Assistant Counsel, Department of Disillusioned by Power but seduced by intelligence, only not the kind David Brooks attributed to the Organization Kids

cc:  Department of: Welcome to your life


Posted in Lists, Music, Observations, Political, Snark by athenasmom on August 22, 2010

Nothing is funnier than clowns doing unclown-like things.

Such as:

Tsk, tsk, Derek.  You should’ve stayed with the Dominos.

There for you

Posted in Observations, Pop Culture, Snark by athenasmom on August 12, 2010

If they’d spelled it without the “r”, Friends would have been an entirely different show.

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