if i were starting a band, i would so name it astronaut love triangle. i'm not gonna lie: i find this to be one of the weirdest and funniest news stories in a while. largely because i get to say or hear astronaut love triangle whenever it comes up.
stalking usually isn't funny. neither is attempted murder and having all those latex gloves in your car. also, adult diapers = gross. but somehow, magically, when you add the word astronaut into a conversation about any of those? hilarity. if she had actually kidnapped or killed the florida prong of the astronaut love triangle (snicker) then it wouldn't be funny. but luckily, the florida prong of the astronaut love triangle (snicker) wasn't fooled by the wig and the trench coat ...
but does anyone else find it a little strange that there's all this analysis about her clear emotional insecurity and distress, and how this happens to successful people, blah blah blah ... i mean, listen. i'm pretty sure a scenario fairly similar to this has probably occurred amongst three wal-mart employees. unrequited love, ending a decades-long marriage for a co-worker who ... turns out ... has a girlfriend, and then confronting the said girlfriend with tears and pepper spray in a parking lot in the middle of the night. i mean, aside from the humor, why are we so obsessed - and why are we spending so much time on her psychological well-being? if it were a wal-mart employee, i'm sure she'd be called crazy as they locked the jail cell, but i doubt there would be the same level of psycho-analysis.
yeah, she's off. clearly. she wore diapers. but i'm sure the wal-mart employee who does the same act and is probably more crazy (wow - the stress of being a friggin astronaut which is every kid's dream versus the stress of making minimum wage and having no health insurance ...)
why don't we give all alleged criminals the same sort of psychological analysis? i don't mean to imply that psychological distress can't cause people to do crazy and criminal things. i most certainly do. this just seems like one of those instances where the criminal system shows its glaring inequalities ....
[stepping of her soapbox]
try saying astronaut love triangle three times without laughing. go on. go on. can't do it, can you? i didn't think so.