Saturday, January 30, 2010


Recently, in a large city in France , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
 They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia , the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia .. Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. 

They are incredible creatures
 and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.
 If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them ... where is IT? Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me:
 I want to be a whale.

P..S.. We are in an age
 when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.. With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,  

 ¨Good grief, 
look how smart I am!¨



  1. You are so funny Mommy, You don't really want to be a whale!

  2. HAHAHAHA That's great I just love it. I to want to be a whale and from the looks of it I am working on becoming a full blown genius.

  3. I'm a whale!!
    Great post Keri!
    I've left some sunshine on my blog for you!

  4. i am loving the snow and i kinda hate being out of school cas i miss my friends but then again i love being out so i can sleep in. hope to see you soon

  5. Bravo! Well said.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  6. Hi Keri:

    Let me add my two cents here! It is health on the inside that we as a society should be promoting. It is a shame that our society tells woman that they are worth something if they are thin, have firm boobs and salon manicures.


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