This is from my weekly column published in today’s copy of the Townsville Bulletin’s Savvy magazine.
There are certain things that are meant to go together. Things like fish and chips, Romeo and Juliet, salt and pepper, Queensland teams and victory, but Tracy Grimshaw and Lady Gaga? Sorry I just didn’t see it.
OK, big misassumption on my behalf because they were just great together. Instant BFFs when they met for their TV interview on Monday night. First up was mutual clothes complimenting, which was particularly generous on Lady Gaga’s behalf considering that Tracy had raided her Nana’s closet for her outfit. They may have giggled that wide shoulders were from the 80s but that suit had vintage written all over it and I just know Tracy got it from the good clothes section of her wardrobe. Tracy laughed that it made her butt look smaller. She’s a joker that one.
Wasn’t it a lovely girly moment when Tracy pointed out that Gaga had lippy on her teeth? There should be more of that consideration between girls. Although no one wants to hear that they have been traipsing toilet paper around behind them or that their skirt is tucked into their undies, it’s important that someone lets us know. So here’s to the sisterhood and the good example set by Tracy and Gaga. Girls make it your mission to carry on this behaviour so that no woman should ever again have lippy on their teeth or a booger hanging out of their nose.
Now Gaga, or should that be Lady, is a bit of a champion when it comes to the anti-drug message. Doesn’t do drugs she says. And we could be all sniffy and go yeah right, until she pops out with her next classic line that says while she doesn’t do drugs she does do drink. Sure all the anti-alcohol wowsers will be condemning her and her drinking message and blah blah blah role model but good on her—at least she’s not a hypocrite.
You may not know this but Gaga has developed her own diet and exercise plan. She calls it the Drunk Diet. This is what she said.
“I am on the drunk diet. I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I’ve got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it’s about the cross-training and keeping yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga.”
Last time I tried to do yoga drunk I dislocated my shoulder. It involved a complicated headstand that should never have been attempted under the influence of wine—but then I’m no Lady Gaga.
But this is why I really think Gaga is awesome. After Tracy’s dodgy question about homosexual marriage and Julia Gillard, Gaga made the assumption that the prime minister was gay. Imagine thinking that? Gaga avoided a national scandal with a diplomatic answer, but how funny could that have been? Would have taken Julia’s mind right off that nasty old Carbon Tax that’s causing her so much bother.