How about this: At the end of May, I ranted on and on about how important it is to keep yourself healthy if for no other reason than for your kids' sake, and then in my last post I'm telling guys how awesome and sexy it is for them to have a belly. In the comments section, I even went as far as to tell one male reader, Coach, to yeah, ditch that stupid weight loss program of yours.
Don't you hate people who talk out of both sides of their mouth?
Hey, don't tell the husb, but I have had Louis C.K. on the mind these past weeks, I think because he's been in the media so much lately. Anyway, I was thinking about how I can relate to so much of what he says, and then last night I was listening to one of Adam Carolla's podcasts and I was like, WHOA! and had a total epiphany.
You know who Adam Carolla is, right? He and his bud Jimmy Kimmel had The Man Show (funny as hell) years ago and he had a syndicated radio show after that, for a while co-hosted with Danny Bonaduce (one redhead I don't find attractive, but he is pretty interesting). I've always liked Adam Carolla, perhaps because I think he's probably as big a pain in the ass as I am in the way he's perpetually annoyed about everything--he even had a segment on his radio show called "What can't Adam complain about?" I can so relate.
Anyway, right now I'm reading his book In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks, in which he rants about "the pussification of America."
Hold on, I'm getting to my epiphany...
Adam Carolla and Louis C.K. are both what I would call "guys' guys." And, despite the foul mouth and love of dark beer, I identify myself 100 percent as a "girly girl." I mean to the point of being annoying--I wouldn't dream of leaving the house without lipstick and neither my current or last husband has EVER seen me without nail polish--fingers and toes. I use exclamation points! That's just who I am. And I'm a real girlfriend, as in a friend to girls. I love celebrity gossip and talking about relationships and how fat we are and all the stuff guys hate that we bring up.
So here's my epiphany. I realized that I nod my head in agreement every time Louis C.K. and Adam Carolla--and I'll throw Ricky Gervais and Larry David in there, too--open their mouths. I'm totally with them. But I can't think of one female celebrity that does the same thing for me. Not Oprah, not Hillary, not Sarah Silverman... the only woman who comes close is Wanda Sykes. And don't think it's lost on me that she's gay!
It's weird because I always fancy myself as having such a feminine perspective (not feminist, sorry) when in fact, maybe I'm more guyish than I think I am. How can that be??? Now I have to rethink my whole self...
So I'm wondering, whose voices do you identify with? Who says the crap that you're totally on board with? Anyone from the opposite gender?
I'm eager to hear what you have to say! (Exclamation point!)