January 30, 2008
I know this is like the 50th Costanza quote in the past two months, but I couldn't resist because I said something similar not all that long ago...and you know you've all thought it at one time or another. Plus, for a while I debated something Edwards said during his little speech and something from last night's Red Eye Half-time report but finally just decided against them (I like to make fun of Edwards, Levy cracks me up...I've driven both points into the ground) and nothing else really seemed right.
By the way, I'm taking suggestions for a top 10 list for this week. This will be the 3rd week in a row - I've finally committed to something!
January 29, 2008
Proof I need to quit editing out my political commentary. Anyway (anyhow - yes I intend to keep that up)...
So, I actually worked today (hold your applause). And I have to ask, how many of you were told you should be a princess today? Hmmm????? (Complete with my own paper heart crown!) Somehow, I don't think that will happen if I take the other job I'm thinking about...I'll be okay, though.
Anyway (anyhow), did you see what this jerk did to MH?
January 27, 2008
Up until today, there's a routine. You get up on Sunday morning, do anything that needs to be done that may involve being away from your TV for long periods of time, put the final touches on your fantasy team, and by noon you park yourself in front of the pre-game stuff and stay there until the last game of the day (unless the last game is on NBC, then you decide to watch Family Guy instead because you can't stand that damn Keith Olbermann.)
So, I guess I gotta find something to do, today, so I don't sink into a state of depression! I'm kidding...just because there's no football, doesn't mean there's not a reason to lay around in front of the TV all day. I've got "The Beguiled" (Clint Eastwood, I'm on a SoGoth kick) and the second half of Friday night's Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld (Levy in black, mentioning Reagan...doesn't get much better than that!)
Speaking of politics, here is my political commentary for the day: I went to the store this morning and I parked between a car with a "Rudy '08" sticker and a car with a "Ron Paul '08" sticker and of course there was my "Fred '08" sticker. I was just thinking, wow, what a bunch of losers the people parked in this aisle are, when a Hummer with a big "Huckabee '08" sticker pulls up in front of me.
I'd also like to point out that both Hillary and John Edwards had their asses handed to them last night...but can we get over the race thing? And for that matter, the gender thing? Let's quit calling them "the black guy" and the "the woman" and call them what they are: Senator Obama and the bitch.
BTW, this is where my elitist douchebag theory comes in and my dislike of labels, but I'm not in the mood to explain why either applies here. As I told the GC the other day, quit trying to put everything into neat little categories, life doesn't work that way and certainly not politics.
Of course, within the same conversation, I also told the GC I planned to marry the guy who invented the concept of cherry-limeade and I'm not even sure that person exists. And THAT is most certainly depressing.
edited 10:09 PM: I just wanted to add (as it was pointed out to me), I didn't mean for the Heath Ledger thing to come across as uncaring or to make myself sound like some great, moral person. I wrote it in a hurry, so I probably didn't properly explain it but I do hope I got my point across. I honestly feel that way and it's something that has been bothering me a lot lately. Anyway, I just wanted to point that out.
January 26, 2008
"Y'all take it easy now. This isn't Dallas, it's Nashville! They can't do this to us here in Nashville! Let's show them what we're made of. Come on everybody, sing! Somebody, sing!" - Haven Hamilton (from Robert Altman's "Nashville")
Several reasons for this one, none of which I'd like to explain, mainly just because I watched this yesterday and I haven't had a QOTD in three days.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
January 25, 2008
(I may not be able to finish this but wanted to get something posted so y'all would quit accusing me of what was it? Leaving the picture of Reagan at the top because I'm in some sort of bizarre denial about Fred Thompson?)
(yeah, the first one is kind of long but I had to get it out of the way...)
1. Did you know Heath Ledger died? Did you know he may or may not have killed himself? Did you know he may or may not have been having psychological problems, suffered from depression, did drugs, took sleeping pills, or had pneumonia? Did you know Lindsey Lohan, Nicole Kidman, and Mel Gibson were upset about his death?
Now, I hate to be this person, but do you know how many members of our military died in Iraq, this month? Honestly, I don't either. I Googled for a few minutes and I came up with 25-27. For some reason, it bothers me that I don't know their names, where they came from, how they died, and the effect it had on their family and friends. I guess a lot of people don't agree.
And that's fine, really. I'm not trying to come across as better than anyone and I certainly don't mean to sound callous, but Heath Ledger died and I don't know how and I'm not sure I care. Maybe it's just me. I've been so annoyed with Hollywood and all of its major components lately. I know this all sounds cliche and I'm not going to jump on that "too much coverage of celebrities" bandwagon, but there are just so many great people in this country, busting their asses with very little reward or recognition.
edited: Someone told me O'Reilly did something on this tonight...did anyone see it? I generally try to avoid that show...
2. Griff Jenkins isn't so bad...on a lighter note, you may remember I was a little hesitant about Fox News' Griff Jenkins hosting Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld this week, but I have to admit, from what I've seen, he hasn't been half bad! Check it out tonight at 3:00 AM and see what I mean. Fun shows this week, even if Andy Levy stole the Jean-Claude Van Damme joke I made 33 times yesterday. (I know, I'm not special, I realize a million people have probably made that joke by now.)
3. Shut up, Hillary!!!!!!!!! Nothing profound here, I just think that woman's voice sounding through my television may very well be the death of me. (Is it just me or does the Clinton campagin seem a little...desperate and whiny? Like a girl.)
4. Eli Manning...He's not just Peyton's little bro anymore! Good grief, the man's going to the Super Bowl, can we hold off on the "Peyton's little brother" references and Manning family montages for another week or so? And I say this as someone who's been a huge Peyton fan since he announced he was going to Tennessee back in 199...5?? I've always enjoyed Eli though, not because he's P-Man's little brother, but because he started at Ole Miss when I started at UGA and well, I'll spare you my speech about how SEC football can solve the world's problems and bring everyone together. Let's just give some credit where credit is due.
5. Guess who's got a new album coming out in April? R.E.M. That is all.
6. Going back to football...it seems as though the Falcons have a new head coach. Mike Smith. Today's AJC has an article called "Ten things you didn't know about Mike Smith." Surprisingly, "who the hell he is" was not one of the ten things. I'm kidding, I'll leave the guy alone for now, he's got a long road ahead of him.
7. Daily Show/Colbert is back. Anyone been watching? I have caught a couple of shows over the past couple of weeks and I have to say I'm not finding them to be good at all. I mean, it's primary season!! There is so much to make fun of there and you don't even need writers...it writes itself. Stewart spent a good few minutes making fun of Fred Thompson dropping out of the race the other night which I believe was also the night after that lively (hilarious) dem debate. It wasn't funny, and not just to me, his brain-dead studio audience seemed to think he was just talking about some upcoming reruns of Law & Order. Meanwhile, the only mention of the debates is a preachy message about how pundits and anchors should not make fun of the dems for actually debating each other at a *GASP* debate.
Sorry, no 8, 9, and 10 today. I ran out of time! Just so you know, they had to do with Patricia Cornwell, Rush Limbaugh, and the Robert Altman film, Nashville (which I saw last night). I know...lame excuse, but I have places to be. As always, no time to proofread...ignore the errors...or annoyingly point them out to me like you always do. Doesn't matter.
January 23, 2008
"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job, depression is when you lose yours, and recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his." - Ronald Reagan
I figure it's timely and well, we all need a little Reagan right now, apparently, even the democrats. And then they may need their mommy's to put them in time-out for a bit. Actually, I'm kind of sorry I missed last night's debate!
January 22, 2008
Hmmm...anyway (anyhow?), I have no idea where to start, I've missed this sucker for ya know, the whole five or so days (minus the albums/artist list) I haven't been updating...
Sigh. I guess VP Thompson has a nice sound to it. I can't whole-heartedly support any of the remaining candidates, so don't expect much from me aside from making fun of Edwamary (Edwards/Obama/Hillary? No?). I'm pretty disappointed in my fellow republicans, particularly my fellow Southerners. (Huckabee? For real?) I think for me, it came down to who was going to change my life the least, if that makes sense. If you check out Thompson's website, you've got his top principles - individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets, limited government, and federalism. I don't get any of that from the other candidates. Particularly not from the dems...drinking game: watch a dem debate and do a shot each time a candidate says "the American people are willing to sacrifice."
I'm probably not going to go back to writing about Red Eye every other day but I have to say the Levy Half-time Report was funny as hell, last night and I didn't even see the whole show. Check it out: Free Video Player. I think the Seinfeld reference was the icing on the cake (well for me, I'm easily amused with that sort of thing, the GC just said, "Heh, I swear that's the funniest part of that show.").
Okay, I'll spare you the rest of my crap or I'll just end up wondering if Dallas is nice this time of year (don't try...inside joke)... plus, I'm going to cook. Yep, you heard right. I'm going to attempt fried chicken...and a salad. Hey, it's a fancy salad! Kind of...
January 20, 2008
Okay, as promised, here are...well, I wouldn't say the best albums ever, as I've said, I have very cheesy taste in music, but I guess if I could only listen to 10 albums for the rest of my life, these would be them. Actually, it kind of turned into who's music I like the best in the end there...I know using greatest hits albums is kind of cheating but with all of the changes in the music industry over the years and my age in relation to a lot these people, it was kind of hard not to. Anyway, in no particular order:
1. "Stankonia" - Outkast
Living in Atlanta, particularly over the last decade, it's hard not to be into Outkast, rap/hip-hop fan or not (even my aunt and my own mother enjoy a song or two), but some of us were Outkast fans long before you were shaking it like a Polaroid picture and even before you were so fresh and so clean. And while there's not really an Outkast album I don't like, I think Stankonia is what really brought mainstream attention to these guys. favorite songs: "B.O.B" and "Humble Mumble" featuring Erykah Badu.
2. "Alison Krauss & Union Station Live" - Alison Krauss & Union Station
I know what you're thinking. Let me start by saying I'm not really into current, mainstream country music. There are a few artists and songs I like but I'm not like one of those "Woohoo- Faith Hill!" kind of people, if you know what I mean. I'm pretty picky about it. That said, I love the old stuff and I am believe it or not, really into bluegrass (and I was long before the "O' Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack that kind of made it popular again). Anyway, AKUS are some of the most talented musicians around in my opinion, and this two-disc is by far the best thing they've done. I definitely prefer the live to the studio versions of these songs. The music alone evokes so many good emotions and really just sets me at ease...it's my "comfort music." It's hard to choose but favorite songs: Faraway Land, Forget About It, and Let Me Touch You For a While.
3. "Thank You" - Stone Temple Pilots
I wasn't going to include greatest hits type albums but like with Outkast, they have a lot of great albums with a lot of great songs and as uncool as it may be, my favorite songs were the singles. Plus "Thank You" includes the acoustic version of "Plush." Some people like their 80's music, I shall forever be in love with most things 90's and you can't have 90's music without STP. I like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, etc as much as the next person, but I'd go as far as to say STP was the best band of the 90's. And Scott Weiland has an amazing voice... favorite songs: Down, Plush (acoustic), Big Bang Baby, Interstate Love Song, and Sour Girl
4. "Home" - Dixie Chicks
Okay, how shall we approach this one? The Dixie Chicks make it hard for me to like them anymore (and that's not because I don't agree with them politically, but we won't get into that), and I've explained my thoughts on country music, but full disclosure: I am a huge fan of their music and "Home" is one of the few albums of which I can honestly say I like every single track. Natalie Maines has a beautiful voice, and I think the other girls are very talented musicians. As I've mentioned, I'm a sucker for anyone who can play the
5. "Green," "Out of Time," and "Automatic for the People" - R.E.M.
I know that's cheating, but picking just one would be impossible The late 80's/early 90's stuff was, in my opinion, their best. (And in this case, greatest hits doesn't work.) I don't have much to say about this. What more can you say about the BEST BAND EVER? Just look at how many of your favorite groups list them as influence. Go ahead, I'll wait. favorite songs: Since I cheated and picked three, I'll just pick one song from each album...You Are the Everything, Radio Song, and Nightswimming respectively.
6. "The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks" - Ella Fitzgerald
So maybe that's also cheating but with that type of music, there's really no picking out of a favorite album. This is probably the point where it just becomes people who's music I enjoy. Maybe this is also where my cheesy taste in music comes in? Anyway, I've always been a huge fan of that whole era of music but Ella is my favorite. I remember falling asleep watching TV one afternoon and waking up to the sounds of Ms. Fitzgerald singing "Angel Eyes." From that moment on, I was hooked. favorite songs: I don't think these songs are actually part of that particular compilation, but Angel Eyes and The Lady is a Tramp are the two I love to hear her sing most.
7. "The Essential Johnny Cash" - Johnny Cash
Like Ella, picking a favorite Johnny Cash album would be hard. I mean I could choose the Folsom Prison album or any of the American collection but that would leave out so much great stuff. Even picking "The Essential Johnny Cash" leaves out a lot. favorite songs: For personal reasons, I love "Ring of Fire" and I do love Cash's cover of "Hurt" but it's hard to pick favorites here.
8. "Pet Sounds" and/or "Endless Summer" and/or "The Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 & 2" - Beach Boys
I have to admit, I've been a Beach Boys fan from the time I realized there was more to music than the songs from Disney movies. While most of my classmates were listening to their hip 80's music, there I was, the lone third grader jamming to "Good Vibrations." And while I know the appropriate answer for favorite album is Pet Sounds, I'd be leaving out a lot of great stuff. favorite songs: God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Surfer Girl, Surfin' USA, Make it Big
9. "30 #1 Hits" - Elvis
That's my favorite of the Elvis greatest hits...as with the other legends, how do you pick just one album? There's not much to say here and I think by now you're probably realizing what I mean about cheesy taste in music (though you don't know the half of it). favorite song: without question, Suspicious Minds
10. "The Very Best of Elton John" - Elton John
Okay, in my defense, Elton was doing his thing long before I came along, so it's only natural I pick a greatest hits album. Right? I mean, there are many more songs I like that aren't going to be on a greatest hits album, but I'm getting tired of this. Just know that I love Elton John. That's all there is to it. favorite songs: Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Levon, Rocket Man, and I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues.
Please excuse any errors...this took longer than I expected and I'm too tired to check it!)
January 18, 2008
update 1/19/08, 10:30 AM: It's snowing again! We're supposed to get two-four inches but I don't buy it. If we do, my power will probably go out, so if you don't hear from me for a while...
If you live in South Carolina and happen upon this blog, VOTE FOR FRED THOMPSON.
And now I'm going back to bed... even though I went to bed at like 1:00 AM, I'm still recovering from yesterday!
update 4:29 PM: Mitt Romney? Really, Nevada? (Of course Ron Paul is number two so what more can you expect?) By the way, we may very well get our 2-4 inches.
update 8:41 PM: God, I hate John Edwards. It doesn't matter what's going on or who's winning what, that bastard is giving an acceptance speech. Picture it: "The Green Bay Packers have just won the Super Bowl!!!" and suddenly they split the screen, John Edwards is standing at his Arizona HQ, "Tonight, thousands of veterans will be sleeping under bridges..."
update 10:47 PM: My fellow Republicans,
I hope you know what the hell you're doing. But it's obvious you don't.
I get what you're doing, and I respect it, I really do, but you're being fooled something terrible.
Let's vote with our brains, not with our Bibles. If you look closely, try harder, weren't being so lazy...there is an ideal candidate in the race. Or there was...
RIP Fred '08
BTW, I'm just going to keep updating this post until I figure out what to do with this blog. Actually, I'm going to post my top 10 albums in a bit...I'm finishing it up! I know you're excited!
January 17, 2008
[deleted before I even published it for very unladylike behavior]
I've either spent too much time with my dinky cousin or too much time watching Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld (which is new tonight/tomorrow morning at 3:00 AM...as opposed to Thursdays past...)
Speaking of, never watch Red Eye and the movie, "Office Space" together, right before bed...
Speaking of again, I kind of miss writing about Red Eye...and the people are still looking for info... (Maybe I just miss analyzing how many hits I get?)
I started my top 10 albums and so far I have 1. "Stankonia" - Outkast. (I said coming soon, not tomorrow.) I'll get it posted...and the book post I promised.
No QOTD, today. Enjoy your evening...there's no point to this post, I'm just kind of excited about tomorrow! I'm probably the only loser in the world who gets this excited about JD.
By the way, have I mentioned that Maureen Dowd makes me die a little inside? Faith, Freedom and Bling in the Middle East - New York Times
I know I've used it before but I'm recycling. I'm uh, lessening my word footprint on the internet.
I'll even spare you the conversation I had with the "third prez" last time I used the quote.
January 16, 2008
Anyway, yes it's snowing, and I know a lot of you are up north thinking I should get a life but it hasn't snowed this much here in years! I know I said no more pictures for a few months, but I couldn't resist. Heck, half of my neighborhood is out taking pictures. Anyway, I ran to my parents' house to pick something up and snapped a few while I was there (they kind of suck but that's not the point):
Gabby loves it! She looks so pretty running around in the snow but I couldn't really get a good picture of her...
I caught the end of Rush Limbaugh's show today and he gave an awesome speech on capitalism and why we need less government in our lives, and if I had it I'd post it as my quote of the day, but I don't. So, I had to go with this one...mostly because this evening, the GC and I were watching this and right after he said it, we both (in unison) said, "Story of my life!" and this further proves my point that everything relates back to an episode of Seinfeld or Friends.
January 14, 2008
"You know what happened just a couple of days after that? He won the New Hampshire primary." - Alan Colmes on Terrell Owens
(I was actually about to come here and make that very same joke, but I needed a QOTD... because if you haven't noticed, QOTD is like an OCD thing for me.)
Good game, but if I hear one more person say, "There's a Manning going to the championships next week and it's not Peyton..." Seriously, there's no need for everyone to call and/or e-mail me and tell me that. I know. I watched it. And I don't care for your jerkish attitudes.
I'd say "Go Giants" but ask the Colts and Fred Thompson what happens to people I support whole-heartedly as of late. Besides, Green Bay will beat them anyway.
Seriously? He cried?
January 12, 2008
I think that one speaks for itself. I just can't get over how people - intelligent, educated people - are deciding who they're going to vote for.
My family and I had this very conversation today at my grandfather's birthday party. I bring this up so I can mention I looked pretty damn good today. (I'm not really that full of myself - total inside joke. But I must recreate this look for JD next week!)
Oh well, that's all I got. I'm going to go read/watch the Jaguars kick some ass (no, really)/watch some movies/pay my dog some attention (she's walking around with my sock in her mouth?).
edited 10:42 PM: I meant to ask, do any of you have the Jay-Z Unplugged album? I'm trying to figure something out...
January 11, 2008
While the other guests on The Live Desk were campaigning for Hillary Clinton (apparently because she has a vagina) and making
Coming tomorrow (after my grandfather's birthday party!): Laura Ingraham QOTD...because it's probably best I just stick to quotes of the day from now on. (Ignore me, I'm having a crappy day.)
Have a great weekend!
*I transcribed this quote from a jumpy videotape, so apologies if I screwed it up, I do what I can.
update 1:13 PM: I know, I failed miserably. Shut up.
P.S. I took six or more months off from this crap for the first time in my life and I'm a little rusty. Work with me, people.
January 08, 2008
While I'm not a huge John McCain fan, I do like like his smartassedness (to hell with the issues). If FT fails in SC, I could see myself going there (with McCain, not to South Carolina). But don't tell anyone.
At this point, I'm pretty sure John Edwards is going to treat every primary as though he won and celebrate with a freakin' acceptance speech full of "words" that aren't actually words and "facts" that aren't actually facts. Look how his eyes glaze over when they chant his name. I half-expect him to have a Sally Field - "You like me!" moment. What the hell is he even talking about? Seriously, maybe there are two Americas, one where John Edwards comes in third in New Hampshire, way behind Clinton and Obama, and one where he wins everything and puppies and kittens float around him on clouds made of marshmallows. I bet every time he enters a room, "We are the Champions" plays in his head as the crowd grows quiet, and everything moves in slow motion. I bet he makes you call him "Mr. President" during sex.
And okay, I've been trying to figure out where exactly Obama stands on the issues...all I've learned thus far is he stands for "change." Bloody hell, I stood for change yesterday when I decided to try a new brand of mascara.
Wow, Hillary is reading her speech...I bet she's been waiting to read that very speech since Iowa. She's putting me to sleep. Key word = READ. At least Obama and Edwards kept me interested in what they were saying, even if it was just to make fun of them.
Now I must get back to the little dispute I got myself into at another blog...someone had to stand up to the bitch though...why not me, the least confrontational person in the world!
- I should probably point out Greg Gutfeld has a book out and you should probably check it out: Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: A Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain. I haven't read it but it's bound to be good and I will as soon as my budget allows me to buy shiny new books...which should be in about, uhhh, well...moving on... update: read an excerpt here. maybe I'll put this in its own post later.
- I should probably not point this out but what the hell, if you missed Red Eye last night, Andy Levy looked uhhhh well, hot...like way more so than normal. Seriously, I had to rewind a few times to figure out what he was talking about...you're missing out, people! Oh, and no Red Eye tonight.
- Darren Garnick at Slate may very well have the best bit of election coverage I've seen thus far. Though I do find it odd that Dennis Kusinich looks more comfortable in that position than Hillary Clinton. Look at the pictures and make sure you read his comments on each meeting! (Gorgeous baby and I love that name!)
- Speaking of primaries, I don't think I'm going to bother calling South Cackalacky folks on behalf of the FT campaign...I think I'm slowly realizing I'm in denial and there is not some secret thing that's going to happen because it's all some huge media conspiracy and FT is not going to win even though he is the clear choice. Thanks to everyone who has kindly pointed this out to me this week...bastards.
- So, Tom Glavine's back in town and it's like 1995 all over again! And the Thrashers actually have a fan now! Seriously, I am so fired up for spring training. The Braves have released their spring schedule...and I just said "fired up."
- I had more but this is boring and I need to go buy a broom, so I'm outta here! Have fun, kiddies!
I was looking for something else but I ran across this. A friend and I had a conversation about this very thing today and well, it's very true.
And it was either that or Hillary - acutally, this could very well be about Hillary!
January 07, 2008
Then you should watch it tonight or uh in the morning at 3:00 AM ET Fox News because Greg Gutfeld totally nails Obama (not like that!)...go ahead, click the link: The Daily Gut.
So...who wants to see a picture of my busted up leg? I'm kidding (and lacking posting ideas, I should probably go back to Red Eye stuff). Plus, I can't take pictures right now anyway, as I mentioned in my last post.
It's a very nice day here in the ATL, very spring-like, 70 degrees and there's this park near my parents' house with nature trails, some old civil war stuff, etc., so I decided to take the dog to the park. Well, we got about half way down the main nature trail and I fell flat on my face in the mud. I was more worried about whether or not anyone saw me and didn't realize until we got back to the car that I was covered in blood along with having a huge hole in my pants. I'm so sore now...good excuse not to workout tomorrow.
Well, that was the most exciting thing that happened to me today... I could always tell you about my chat with one of my 70 year old neighbors (they're all starting to look alike) or my chat with this det. from JD when I went to buy peroxide. (No, not the hot one.)
Oh well, if you made it this far, don't forget Fox News, 3:00 AM ET, Red Eye.
edited: 12:46 AM - Okay, the guy next door is moaning and groaning (his bedroom is next to my living room). And I'm pretty sure he's alone over there. Now, I don't have a problem with uhh, what he may be doing, I mean, well, I uhh...we all...uhhh well, what I'm saying is, dude, do you have to make all that noise??
edited: 1:10 AM - I shouldn't complain about horny lawyer noises, now I hear something walking around on my porch.
edited 1:23 AM - False alarm. I went out there, er uh, looked out the window and it was one of the two little dogs I see running all over the neighborhood.
January 05, 2008
So, I put in a DVD this evening (The Nanny Diaries - don't laugh, I liked the book - and don't laugh at that, I could relate, I did a lot of babysitting back in the day!) and the first few "previews" weren't previews at all - they were a "PSA" of sorts. Anti-smoking, "big tobacco companies kill people" crap. Stupid Weinsteins.
Anyway, so I'm sitting here now watching this Republican debate on ABC and I have to say it's pretty good...this is the first one (that I've seen anyway) where they're actually talking back and forth, not just answering Charlie Gibson in one minute and moving on. I missed the first half hour or so, but I have to say how can you watch this and not just see that Fred Thompson is the most reasonable voice up there, 99% of the time? I'm really tempted to make calls to South Carolina folks on his behalf. Has anyone ever actually done that? How'd it go?
Speaking of Fred Thompson, I have to retract something I said a few nights ago. I believe I said, actually, I did say, "Ah lovely, I turn on the TV - Red Eye is on and Andy Levy is saying completely not cool Fred Thompson things." Upon further review of that night's Half-time Report, it seems as though Mr. Levy didn't really say not cool things about Senator Thompson, and so, I stand corrected. In my defense I'd just rolled out of bed...and I take my FT seriously.
So now...Dem debate or another movie? I've got Lolita, Happy Endings, and Eulogy still to go.
"If I was president, and I knew where Bin Laden was, I'd go get him." - John Edwards during the 1/5/08 New Hampshire debate on ABC.
Thank you for that insight.
Personally, I'd cure cancer. And free ice cream for everyone!!
I'm not sure what possessed me to watch the dem debate, but Hillary's getting pissed and her voice is so shrill! What kind of accent is that?
Today's quote of the day was going to be something Andy Griffith said about why his show was better than other shows with rural settings...something about laughing with them instead of at them. Which kind of fits into my whole elitist douchebag theory, but I don't have the exact quote. Actually, a friend of mine e-mailed me and told me about it....she saw it on a PBS special. (Yes, I am so much of a dork that I have friends who not only watch PBS specials about The Andy Griffith Show but also e-mail me to tell me about them. I'd go as far as to say best television show ever.)
So, since we couldn't find an exact quote, I decided to use Lindsey Graham, who I don't always agree with, but I find when he's right, he's so right and he was on Hannity and Colmes tonight being very right about something. You see, I find Lindsey Graham to be a very smart guy, but I also find that he's probably (next to Robert Byrd), the funniest politician...without trying to be. And well, my father has the same thoughts and so he called me while Senator Graham was on H&C to tell me he was on the show and after I told him I was already watching, we proceeded to make about 500 Gomer Pyle jokes and I missed getting the quote.
Soooo, until I find a repeat of the PBS special, Andy G's quote will have to wait. And if I can get things working so I can record the Hannity & Colmes repeat tonight, I can deliver the Lindsey Graham quote tomorrow.
So, today's quote the day is postponed and yes I realize I didn't have one yesterday either. Get over it.
January 03, 2008
I don't really have anything profound to say other than if you're considering Fred Thompson, keep considering. The media is so anti-Thompson at this point... and polls schmolls.
UPDATE 9:29 PM: I need to start posting on message boards or something because I have friends who respond to the question, "are you watching the caucus stuff?" with:
1. I'm watching Celebrity Apprentice
2. What's a caucus?
3. Who cares about Iowa?
4. I am not into useless rhetoric...
Okay, so maybe number four has a point...and Rosemary is actually watching so I can't be down on all of my friends. And I thought all hope was lost for her as she has NY Islanders season tickets! Ick.
UPDATE 10:18 PM: John
UPDATE 12:10 AM: Rush Limbaugh is on the phone with Shepard Smith, Greta Van Susteren, Laura Ingraham, and Susan Estrich right now...I smell an endorsement coming soon. This is like...orgasmic TV!!!!
Update 2:27 PM So my pipes didn't freeze and apparently Andy Levy was not on the Live Desk...maybe I didn't hear that right. Figures the one time I get to watch it...I even rushed home from the store! Anyway, I have food and stuff in my house now for all of you who were complaining about there being nothing to eat here. Actually, I mostly have drinks. (Yeah, I'm bored, which will explain every post for the next week or so, and this one... so deal with it. I'm almost tempted to make calls to Iowa for Fred Thompson. Tune in tomorrow for pictures of my bedroom!)
I also have an awesome new microwave that I can't figure out how to use, but it's pretty!
"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" - Mae West
Okay, reason for this one - excuse to use my favorite picture! No, I'm kidding...okay, hmmm, so many reasons for this...my day has just been very...gun-ish? Heck, I even dreamed about it last night. I think I've had way too much...I don't know..."policeness" lately? Hmmm...
January 02, 2008
Anyway, I'm sitting here watching the Sugar Bowl. UGA is obviously beating the crap out of Hawaii. I don't know, it's all sort of bittersweet for me (the UGA-ness of it, not the football...some of you know why).
So, did you all have a good New Year's Eve? Mine was uhhh, boring. Basically, I ended up wasting gas (I sort of got lost), wasting money (in a small fit of being annoyed, I tipped a guy 100% - I thought he was going to kiss me), and then wasting two hours of my life watching that awful Fox News thing. Well, it wasn't awful...I don't really care for NYE type shows and I didn't really want to watch this until I found out the Red Eye guys would be on and then as it would turn out, they were on for approximately three seconds. They should have done the traditional NYE thing until 12:30 and then had some little half-hour "Happy New Year" version of Red Eye. Oh well, at least Mr. Levy was looking quite sexy...that was enough to make it worthwhile.
I know, I know, my next resolution should be to quit making comments like that...but...well, it's true!
I was just looking at the top films of '07. I would comment, but I haven't seen most of them. Plus, I can't take something seriously when it lists A Mighty Heart as one of the top movies of the year. I've got Lolita (I decided on the '62 Kubrick version), The Nanny Diaries (don't laugh, I, uh, liked the book), and something else coming in the mail tomorrow or Thursday. The only thing I've seen lately is Waitress and I have to admit, as cute and girly as it was, it was good. Ahh, Netflix. I have a feeling there are a lot of little red envelopes in my near future.
Good grief, Hawaii finally scored! Glory, Glory...Go Dawgs and all that good stuff. Cute, they're playing R.E.M.
And I'm going to wrap this up because it's really reading like a diary at this point!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 1/2/08 around 12:00 AM, but I accidentally deleted it when I was editing it.