Sunday, September 27, 2009

what would madonna do? - #1



in the spirit of shag ~ marry ~ kill, i thought we'd play another new game..this one's called, what would madonna do? the idea came up because i was chatting with my sister after the surprise (even to myself) addition of britney spears - shag to my list and she said, that i must have been thinking, what would madonna do? because really, things have gone well for madonna. if you don't count that sex book and sean penn and guy ritchie (which went pretty well for quite a long time). so in addition to my twin philosophies of what are you gonna remember? and writing is the new praying, when i've got a vexing situation before me i'm going to ask myself from now on, what would madonna do?


scenario 1:  so you're at work, and you're invited to one of those parties where people are trying to sell you stuff. it's just after work hours, but it's AT work. and you think that this doesn't really further the position or image of women in your workplace and there's no way in hell that you're going. however, the person organizing the party keeps asking you. you, being a weak suck, keep avoiding the inevitable answer of "no." and even tho' you did finally say "no" outright, she continues to badger you.

what would madonna do? she would express herself and have the courage to tell the girl no and give her a piece of her mind as to how doing such a thing at work totally underlines the bimbo picture that the men in the workplace have of the women there and there's no way in hell she'd ever attend, even tho' she is, in fact, a material girl.

what i'd like to know is where the hell was madonna? (hmm, a potential new game?) last week when i needed her.

i'll be sharing these little tidbits of madonna wisdom whenever the need arises.

enjoy the rest of your sunday. i know it's what madonna would do....

15 comments:

ADRIAN said...

I see you not only have trouble with Norwegian Pigs.
We blokes have an easy get out in such situations, suspect Madonna does too. Which bit of, 'F..k Off!' are you finding it difficult to comprehend? Unless of course we are speaking to a Lady. In the latter case we do as we are told or go stone deaf.

Emily said...

Oh, this is a most intruiging blog... I loved reading your bio and it left me so curious... are you Norwegian or American. I think perhaps you are an American too, but living in Norway? I will have to give this Madonna thing more thought...
~Emily xx

Cyndy said...

Keep on pushing me baby
Don't you know you drive me crazy

You won't admit it but you know it's true
It's not a secret how I feel when I stand next to you

Can't you feel the weight of my stare

[Yes] I am a material girl

[But I] don't need diamond rings
Or eighteen karat gold

Tonight I wanna dance with someone else

When the room begins to sway
You know what I'm trying to say

We're in an awful mess,
and I don't mean maybe...

CatLadyLarew said...

The material girl would just take her steel bustier over to the men in the office and ask them out for a drink. That would provide a definitive answer to the party organizer.

*jean* said...

YES!! i love this game!! i wish i had back all the money i couldn't afford to spend that i spent on those stupid "come and buy something so i can get a discount on what i want" parties....i'm the same age as madonna but now i can say NO - loud and clear...no holds barred...

can't wait to see what she would do next!

ps. loved the shag, marry, kill game too..although i think brad pitt should be shagged then killed.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Yes - I think we all need an inner, assertive Madonna to say it like it is, at times. No pussy-footing around!! ;)

Okay - here's my inner Madonna: Get rid of the d*** word verification - it's a royal pain in the a**.

Lisa-Marie said...

When I saw the title of this post, It reminded me of a freind of mine. He is in a band, and one night whilst on tour, he got drunk and for some unfathomable reason, got 'What would Andrew W.K. do?' tattooed on his knee.

My inner madonna would have told her to F off.

Ju said...

I think Madonna would send her toy boy to represent her instead. Easy.
I know what you're talking about because of Twitter posts hahaha. Hope you got out of it.

Suecae Sounds said...

Madonna was the first real song that stuck to me, I have been told. I sung Like a Virgin before I spoke swedish, again this is what I have been told. Of course: I deny everything. Still I have to provide this information for the record on your blog.

;)

Maggie May said...

that lego is seriously disturbing!

Nanodance said...

WWMD? For short. It will save you time. When it becomes a big thing, you will thank me.

MW said...

I cannot wait to hear what your next inner Madonna tells you to do...hahahaha. I have to say I like the 'What would Madonna' do idea especially for those co-worker parties. You have given me some food for thought.

lea said...

hehe such a fun post : ) i'm really bad at saying no to people so i think i will try the "what would madonna do?" trick next time.

Loredana said...

That was hysterical and oh so true! I guess it's true, Madonna really has succeeded in so much...too bad I can't deal with her long enough to really care what she'd do :-x
But this'll be a funny post so I'll keep reading.

M said...

We are long lost sisters! In my upcoming profile in October's isssue of DISCOUNDERWORLD, one of Stacy's questions was who inspires me. The first image that lept into my mind was of Madonna and her fabulous arms! So, I'm going to "leverage" the acronym from Nanodance and start using WWMD !! THANK YOU!

I have also channeled another source of cocky confident wisdom: What would a 25 yr old male over-confident Harvard MBA graduate with no actual work experience do/say? That sometimes works too.

Check out DISCOUNDERWORLD at http://www.discounderworld.com/, which Julochka has already been featured in...

YAY! MADONNA & JULOCHKA!
thanks - Michelle