March 13th, 2007

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Hoisted by my own petard

The other night I was at this party, and Nate's friend P had joined our conversation. Somehow we all had gotten to talking about Britney Spears, and I brought up the theory that she shaved her head in order to beat a hair-based drug test ordered by the judge in her ongoing custody battle. I think I read it in Gawker, who knows. In response, P. made some disparaging remark about celebrity obsession. It was especially galling because I am often secretly pleased with myself for not being interested in celebrities!

P: "Yeah I didn't know Britney had shaved her head... I don't really pay attention to all that crap."
Me: "Have you been in a Safeway? Have you bought groceries lately? She's on the cover of every tabloid."
P (smugly): "I only shop at Rainbow (local health food coop)... and the farmer's market."

THAT'S WHEN I REACHED FOR MY REVOLVER!!!