December 30, 2007
"A song of you comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines. Other arms reach out to me, other eyes smile tenderly. Still in the peaceful dreams I see, the road leads back to you."
With songs I'm never sure if I should give credit to the singer or songwriter and then in this case what if there are many singers? Of course the classic, Ray Charles version is the best...I know I'm a dork but I'd say this is one of the greatest songs of all time and I consider myself lucky that I got to see RC perform it live. Just seemed like a nice way to end the year...plus I'll more than likely be leaving my home state before 2008 is over...and well, it's not such a bad place. (See previous post.)
December 28, 2007
From today's column: OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan - which agree or disagree, you should check out...though I'm a little disappointed in her lack of Fred Thompson (and the carrying on about Romney.)
Am I the only one who's just freakin' excited about Iowa? Let's skip the rest of the "holiday season" and get on with the election!
1:30 AM: I edited out my little what is and isn't on TV rant. It was kind of pathetic and boring...instead I pose a
RANDOM QUESTION: Have any of you seen both the 1962 and 1997 film versions of Lolita? Which one is better? I'm going to assume the '62 version and I doubt any of you have seen both, but I figured I'd ask anyway. (I'm updating my Netflix list on this fine Friday evening...)
My NY resolution should be edit before publishing...
So very philosophical, I know.
I'm a little worried about Gabby...or maybe I just feel guilty. I've taken her from the only home she's ever known. She's been okay...a little nervous at times and demanding lots of attention (I think she gets bored), but I think she'll get used to it. I just feel bad...like I've ruined her life. If anyone has any tips or ideas, let me know. I'm open to suggestions.
I think we need to start going back to the park on a regular basis. After that whole last incident with the hot guy who was completely in love with himself (not even in a cute way) and completely unfunny, we kind of stopped going.
December 27, 2007
I'm not scared or anything...and I don't hear any noises. Well, I do...but I'm sure they're just nothing. Right?
December 25, 2007
December 20, 2007
December 16, 2007
I actually do have reason for this one but I don't want to explain it here...just think about it, pretend it's profound and move on.
If I weren't so miserably sick and cold, I'd so make fun of the Falcons. Did you see that game? Good grief. Okay, now to catch up on e-mail...sorry, I'm behind, but don't worry, I am not going anywhere any time soon.
And umm go walk Gabby in the 34 feels like 21 degrees (according to weather.com). I can't handle it.
"Republicans scare me." - Elizabeth Edwards
"Don't worry, the feeling is mutual." - Me (and most Republican or right-leaning bloggers, website and blog commenters, etc)
December 14, 2007
Before I get started going on and on about my boring life, let me just say, if you've run across my blog because you're kind of lame and have nothing more to do on a Friday night than read random blogs of people you don't know, then chances are you're probably going to be home on Saturday night too. And if that's the case, let me suggest you turn your little TV to Fox News at 10:00 PM ET tomorrow night (12/15/07) and watch the best show on TV. You'll be shocked and amazed.
Well, I had JD today and despite getting up two hours before I actually had to be there, I was late, but the first thing I noticed when I walked in and looked across the rotunda? Well, that would be our fine young detective. I think he's in his 40's...does that count as young? (I know I'm asking for it with that question.)
Let me just say, I absolutely LOVE this whole experience (all kidding aside). Criminal justice is something I've always been very interested in which is why I've joked about having to spend a week after I do this trying to convince myself I don't need to go into that field. It's actually what attracted me to the news business (that and politics)...I figured maybe I'd have a "front seat" to the action...and maybe my acting classes wouldn't be totally wasted as I looked for a more "respectable career." I'll admit I really do love acting but if I can find something that will make me happy that is not that, I'd be thrilled. I also feel something like having a hand in putting child molesters in jail would be more fulfilling than say, having a hand in advertising McDonalds' chicken sandwiches. Moving on...
I finally got the keys to my new place today! Well, it's mine until June 30. After that, I'm not sure, it will probably depend on what happens with the paragraph above. But more on that later.
Oh! I actually saw a commercial for Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld today...sort of. Not that you all care, but I was excited. I'd just gotten home and was watching FNC...a commercial comes on mentioning Saturday night's guests but I don't think they ever actually mentioned the name of the show or anything, just that that Fox's Saturday night prime-time lineup was awesome and you should tune in to see those people...and Geraldo. It's about damn time (actually they may have done this all along, as I've mentioned, I quit watching FNC for a while for a number of reasons). But, I'm thinking the rumors I heard weren't true...either way, I should not be so pessimistic.
Anyway, back to the detective (it was the highlight of my day)! I have no idea what he talked about...which is very sad, I know. Thoughts running through my head included everything from, "Wow, he always wears that flag pin" to "I bet he has a tattoo" (I think he is/was military and maybe I'm weird but I find both things to be very sexy when tastefully done) to things I probably shouldn't post here. I'm also beginning to wonder if he's the brightest crayon in the box (God, I hate that cliche)...or maybe I just need to realize I'm unusually picky and get over it. I probably shouldn't post any of this, it seems as though everything I post turns into some borderline horny-girl thing lately.
Speaking of tattoos...why is it that everyone associated with Red Eye, it seems - from host to commenters at The Daily Gut - doesn't like them? I find that odd. Maybe I'm the odd one.
On a final note: 12 former Braves among implicated. John Rocker and David Justice...I'm thinking that explains Rocker's uhhh, intensity and why Halle Berry is/was such a mess. But Stanton? Mercker? Those two really disappointed me.
Oh well, that's all I have to say. I'm going to start packing up my books now! Exciting stuff...
I have the worst memory, especially when it comes to blogging...which should probably tell me something about the blog. Anyway, this is sad...I was going to say "since I quoted Seinfeld the other day, why not go with Friends today." Then I Googled "Phoebe Buffet" to see if I was spelling it right and my blog comes up as the third entry (because I spelled it wrong of course, only one "t" on Buffet) and then I realized I just quoted her on 12/5, also spelling it wrong That probably doesn't really make sense. Anyway, no real reason for this one...
December 13, 2007
You can't get much clearer than that.
Dang, even Warrick Dunn, who is quite the class act, is speaking out...
That said, when your local newspaper's headline for your local NFL team is, "No Coach. No Quarterback. No Hope." It may almost be time to start watching
Ironically, I was planning for the QOTD to be the actual Isiah Thomas quote. And then I was going to launch into a tirade about it, particularly the part about "if this were Indiana or North Carolina," and then I was going to casually mention the Hawks, maybe John Rocker...no, nevermind, not John Rocker, he's an idiot, and then I was going to neatly wrap it all up with some thoughts about the Falcons in relation to the quote but then I was going to say some things about how the Falcons don't have a head coach now (or a QB for that matter) and finally, I was going to throw in some comments about the fine people of Atlanta saying some very nasty things about Mr. Petrino today...but as I'm typing this, I'm watching last night's Red Eye and well, that's just better. And less rambly. And easy because I'm tired... and for some reason sore. And I believe that quote is poorly punctuated, but the quote of the quote is not direct and...well, I don't really care about punctuation right now...
...13 hour day. Tomorrow should be just as crazy. Friday, I have JD. I'm actually looking forward to it and that has
Right now I could really just go for, I don't know...a massage sounds good. Or just sleep seeing as how I've got to start all over at 6:00 AM and I don't usually like to be touched by strange people...hmmm...I should probably go now before I turn this into something "pervy" again.
December 12, 2007
I was going to quote Jimmy Buffett anyway (it's like 80 degrees outside and I must admit, I'm kind of a JB fan...okay maybe more than "kind of"), but I just watched this stuff about Mike Huckabee and decided to go with this quote.
All I can say to my fellow right-wingers is...Mike Huckabee?? Really??
I guess I (the knower of all things) really underestimated the power of the Evangelical. Or at least that's how I see it and the only way I can explain this.
I'm still SLIGHTLY hopeful about Fred but the media screwed him over, plain and simple. The only way I can see any hope for him now is if Limbaugh endorses him...and I'm not even sure how much impact that would have at this point.
Oh well, as long as Hillary, Obama, or John Edwards is not the next president, I'll be okay...I think Hillary would beat the Republican nominee but I don't think Obama could. I have theories that I'd be happy to explain in an e-mail but don't feel I should post here.
Please note, this is probably the laziest political analysis I've ever made...I'm tired, get over it.
December 11, 2007
Hall is, after all, such a stand-up guy...
Falcons: DeAngelo Hall faces 'substantial discipline' - USATODAY.com
Falcons Fine DeAngelo Hall $100,000; Hall Says, 'I Don't Think It Was Fair' - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog
Criticizing Team for Cutting Grady Jackson Will Cost Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall $50,000 -
DeAngelo Hall Will Not Talk to You
Sources: Falcons' Hall asked to be traded - NFL - Yahoo!
What MeAngelo Lacks in Credibility, He Makes Up for in Hubris - FanHouse - AOL Sports
DeAngelo Hall Sends Chad Johnson a Message: In His Hair
And finally (yes, this is a story about DeAngelo Hall too...)
Pit Bulls Chew Through Fence, Attack Man - News Story - WSB Atlanta
I bet DeAngelo Hall does not participate in dogfighting activities.
[edited: 7:40 PM] BREAKING NEWS!!!!! Petrino resigns as Falcons coach, takes Arkansas job So much to say, so little time...who's going to coach now, Keith Brooking?
Famous last words: "I feel real fortunate we have a terrific guy leading our team, our CEO, in Bobby Petrino. I think he's proven to me he's a better head coach than we thought he was going to be, dealing with a set of cards we didn't see unfold this year, which probably never in the history of the NFL has anything like this happened. Bobby has done a wonderful job dealing with all of these issues. He's kept the players focused." - Arthur Blank, live on last night's MNF, hours before Petrion resigned...nevermind my previous request about not laughing at the Falcons, world. Laugh all you want. Arthur Blank is a f#!king idiot.
Also a f$!king idiot? Shirley Franklin (mayor of Atlanta). She, along with George Foreman and Hank Aaron wrote to the judge on Michael Vick's behalf, asking that he be lenient with the sentence. I don't have a problem with Foreman or Aaron doing it, but the mayor? Really? (I've been trying to avoid Michael Vick talk here because you all know what I think about that, but I heard that on the local news tonight and threw up in my mouth a little.)
As all of this unfolded tonight, I was told that I was wrong in thinking DeAngelo Hall and Roddy White should be punished for their actions last night...that they were just practicing free speech. Look, I have no problem with that, you should know that by now. If they wanted to make posters and t-shirts and sell them and hang them all over Atlanta, fine by me. But in my opinion, when those guys are there on the field at the Georgia Dome, wearing the Falcons jersey on Monday Night Football, they belong to Roger Goodell, Arthur Blank, etc. There is a standard to uphold, an image to project and most importantly, I believe this stuff is written into their contracts.
Of course at this point, the only image the Falcons project is a huge joke. I feel a new top 10 list coming on.
Kind of random but that's one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes...and I can't find anything else that stands out.
December 10, 2007
Poor CB. (Since I left you on a slightly pervy note last night...and you all know I'm not pervy...and because I have to get going and don't have time to look for anything else.)
December 09, 2007
December 08, 2007
December 07, 2007
"With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Today is Pearl Harbor Day...thank or think or say a little prayer (or whatever it is you do) about those who made it possible for you to do whatever it is you're doing right this very second...
December 06, 2007
Yep, back with the Peanuts stuff! Told ya I'd get all warm and fuzzy... Actually, I've spent the day trying to see to it that I can move into this place that I really can't afford and am not really even sure I want to move into, so that kind of makes sense, I guess.
December 05, 2007
Happy Hanukkah! (I don't know that I actually have any Jewish readers but what the heck...)
And if you don't get how that is related to Judaism, then you are a sad, sad person!
If you pay any attention to the news these days, you hear numerous stories about government interference in...well, just about everything. Smoking and healthy eating seem to be the big topics lately and while I don't smoke nor do I have the desire to go on a huge salt bender (supposedly the govt. is looking to "encourage" food companies to regulate the use of salt...I have no link, sorry), I don't want anyone telling me that I can't do those things if I were to suddenly decide to.
You may look at this and think it's stupid, but you have to think in broader terms and I'm afraid people won't do that until it's too late. The point is, I have this overwhelming fear that we'll eventually be "Nanny Law"-ed to death and lose the things that make this country so great. Doesn't our government have better things to worry about...like uhhh, ya know, national security? And this proves we're overtaxed because where there is a government "encouraging" things, there is frivolous spending.
This is why our current choice of presidential nominees scares the hell out of me. Even on the Republican side, you've got some very liberal-minded guys. This is why the only man I can vote for with very little regret is Fred Thompson. He seems to be the only candidate that understands all of this and takes it seriously.
I know FT is running as the "true conservative" ...and a lot of people like that, but a lot of people see that as another Bible-thumping Southern guy who's going to...well, to paraphrase the great (great?) Andy Levy...force his own personal prejudices and beliefs down the throats of everyone and I simply don't think that's the case. This is why I hate labels. That's not all there is to being a Conservative and I really don't think Fred Thompson is that guy.
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter because the media is going to destroy his chances, if they haven't already. (I know, I still haven't posted that, one day my friends, one day.)
Here's the article that prompted this post: CNN.com - CNN Political Ticker Thompson: Don’t let the government tell you what to eat
December 04, 2007
First of all, I saw this linked on the AOL Welcome screen under the headline "Simpson's Guy Reveals Gay Wish." I guess I didn't realize where the apostrophe was because I thought this was going to be something about Homer being a closet homosexual. Not quite. Pete Wentz Says He Wishes He Was Gay . For those of you who aren't going to click that link and who don't know who Pete Wentz is (I had no clue and still don't really care), he's the "bassist" for that Fall Out Boy thing I mentioned. The "Simpson's Guy" part refers to the fact that the guy is apparently dating Jessica Simpson's little sister. As I mentioned in that post, the only reason I know what a Fall Out Boy is, is because of various pop culture references, not their actual music. Now, I have proof. Dude's making headlines because he
The second follow-up...take number one from my list (ability to move about without an iPod in my ear) and number five (Matthew Perry), have them reproduce and this is what you get:
That is all.
I've been on a brief blogging hiatus (hey, two days, for me, is brief), but I saw this quote and wanted to use it...I don't like to get weird here, but I'm finding this to be very true lately. I've made some crazy decisions (very recently) and I just hope I'm making them for the right reasons. I still don't have a concrete future plan but I'm kind of learning to go with the flow...whatever happens to come my way... But that's all I'm going to say before I start to sound melodramatic or something...
December 03, 2007
Better late than never - that's the quote I was going to use earlier in the week but recorded over! I liked it and it is sort of timely (for me anyway) because of the discussions I've been having with my little GC (who has suddenly decided he's a Libertarian) all week. Anyway, thanks to the person who sent it to me.
December 02, 2007
I guess most people actually do exciting things on Saturday night and do not depend on their TVs for entertainment, but I am not most people. Actually, I really don't watch as much TV as it would seem but the one night I decide I'm going to do just that, there's not a damn thing to watch. Obviously I watched Red Eye, and it was good (more on that in a sec), but other than that...nothing. I was really excited about the TVLand "Merrython." 24 Hours of holiday episodes of my favorite shows. I'm not sure where that stupid Ty Pennington show fit into that lineup or like three episodes of MASH, but I was not amused with either. Of course today, when I have football things to watch and other things to do, they've got good shows like All in the Family. I'm trying to be warm and fuzzy, dammit!
So, I had JD yesterday and I actually really like it...it's quite the learning experience. I can't really talk about it but I can tell you one important thing I've learned: "Officer Hottie" has a real name and he's not actually an officer...he's a detective. I'm kidding...well, I did learn that but not the point...though the man is gorgeous. I mean, I'd like to think I'm not shallow, but he just walks into the room and I blush a little. But enough about that. Actually I've learned that every day I do this, I'm probably going to have to spend a week after the fact convincing myself I don't really need to go to law school and probably shouldn't go into law enforcement. Or maybe I should. I do find it all extremely fascinating. But anyway, that was the excitement of my weekend, aside from going out to dinner with someone Friday night and the Hillary thing yesterday which I faked, smiled, and bullsh!tted my way through. Hmmm, I wonder if you can do more than be a cop with a criminal justice degree? I'm really thinking about this...
So, did you guys watch Red Eye last night? Good show! And no, I don't say that every time...it just that...I don't know, now don't get me wrong, there are actually some nights when I'm like hmmm, not the best... but see, now that I have all this stuff going on, for me, Saturday night is sort of like most people's Friday night, and it's nice to be able to sit back, relax, settle in, and watch what I know is going to make me laugh or whatever. See, I can even make Red Eye warm and fuzzy!! I'm telling you, that's my goal for the month: to be warm and fuzzy...so expect more Charlie Brown-like quotes (unless Andy Levy does warm and fuzzy? I'm thinking no...) and cheesy posts. I'm kidding, I'll try not to be too bad. I held back this week with the Peanuts stuff...
Anyway, it looks like there will be some good guests on Red Eye next week...Bridget Marquardt (one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends...I actually really like her), Sherrod Small (as you know, one of my favorite guests), and Doug Christie! And as long as they don't fill the holes with Julia Allison, it's all good. I still can't decide if I want to keep up with listing the guests...I think I explained my reasoning, but last week I really didn't get as many hits as I was getting before...it could be the time of year, who was on, etc...but I don't know, I may just go back to the Saturday thing... Though I will say, I checked this morning and I got a ton of people last night AFTER the show, looking the show up...which I guess it's good, people are watching and interested, so I'll try to keep up my chatter but I don't know what else I could do with that... I'm still afraid I'm going to get a nice letter from the FNC legal department, asking me to stop talking about their show as I'm scaring away viewers.
I do start back to job number one this week and and well, I'm not trying to be all poor pitiful me, I'm just saying this is why I just don't have time to write much anymore, other than quotes of the day and the Red Eye stuff. After a day with 20 first graders and evenings and Sat. mornings with job number two... throw in the whole school and JD thing on top of the holidays and trying to move, I'm exhausted! Though, I will say JD isn't really exhausting...unless you count the fantasizing about "OH" that accompanies it...that's less warm and fuzzy, more hot and bothered! I know, I really need a cold shower or something...too bad the pool's not open...
Ok...now it's off to get another good laugh...Falcons game is on!
[edited 7:58 PM 12/2] I don't want to glorify this with it's own little post, but I just have to say Maureen Down is a f$cking idiot. That was the only thing I could think after I read this little article. Every time she opens her mouth (or puts her fingers to a keyboard), I die a little inside. O Brother, Where Art Thou? - New York Times She gives