Several days ago, a local TV show aired an episode about beauty pageants hot on the heels of the Janina San Miguel
phenomenon blockbuster. The segment mentioned former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and a famous question she once asked when she was a beauty pageant judge: “What would you choose — be smart or be beautiful?”
Understand that while Speedy and Sam were watching the show, I was only half listening because I was busy blogging. Alex was reading her daily dose of Manga online. Some jokes were exchanged between Speedy and Sam, then Speedy stood up, came over and asked me: Would I rather be smart or beautiful?
Without even thinking, I shot back: I don’t have to choose; I’m both. Naturally, Speedy was broadcasting my response all over the house and I could hear Sam laughing. Well, I challenge future beauty contestants to give a better answer to that question with all the poise and dignity of a woman who is both smart and beautiful. :mrgreen:
A few commercials later, another segment began on the same show. This time, it was about colon cancer. Among the common symptoms of colon cancer mentioned was drastic loss of weight. I was still blogging, Speedy had gone back to the living room then I distinctly heard Sam say between bursts of laughter, “Daddy, wala kang colon cancer.” And I found myself laughing harder than Sam did when Speedy told her about my answer to the Gloria Diaz question.
If you didn’t catch the joke, there’s Speedy’s photo. And I’ll pre-empt any other future smart alecky observations — I show no symptoms of colon cancer either.