Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Idle Thoughts

Have any of you ever watched that show - America's Got Talent (or something like that)? I don't usually, but the other day I was flipping through the channels and saw the beginning of one of the acts. It was this little girl - cute as a button - who sang "Somewhere Out There". Very sweet, but not my thing, so I kept surfing. (As an aside, the guy who sang opera? WOW. And I'm not a huge fan of opera either.) Anyway, a couple days later I was surfing again and saw an entertainment news report that said the audience booed that little girl. She ran off the stage crying. Come on people. She was like FOUR. I mean, sure, she wasn't going to make it on to the next round, but... Have a little humanity. Sheesh. And what kind of parent would subject their baby to that? I'm still shaking my head over that one. Life's cruel enough without that crap. Let the kid play with Barbies and watch Dora for a few more years before you thrust her into the cold of entertainment.

In other news... There's the election. Umm... yeah. Two guys, neither of whom impress me, stepping in front of a bazillion cameras and being... well, snerty... for lack of a better word. Anyone else thinking of seceding from the nation? Oooo, just thought of another word for it... Whiffley. Snerty and whiffley. I miss our founding fathers, but they'd probably climb on the first boat headed for Bora-Bora if they saw the mess this place is in. Wyoming and Alaska are little pretty nice right now (since they're about the most free states we have), but the weather sucks no matter which way you go.

I can't tell you how happy I am that Stephanie won Top Chef. She earned it. Her food looked great, she seemed like a dedicated chef, and a very important trait for any human IMO, she wasn't an asshole to anyone. I admit I was pretty sure after the first couple shows, she was going home early. She seemed too nice, and I was sure people like Spike :cough:prick:cough: and Andrew - who we referred to as the pizza whiner - were going to eat her alive. But she made it through, even when Dale left one of her dishes out of the frig overnight. In Puerto Rico of all places. Needless to say, she tossed the pork and made a whole new dish at the last minute. My hat's off to her. That chick has the chops. I hope she really succeeds in life.

Have any of you been watching the Olympic trials? Wow. The shot put guy damn near put his chunk of metal out of the sand pit (I know, it's not the right word for it). The women runners were awesome. The chick who took first in the 100yd dash thingy, when she wasn't the favorite, impressed the hell out of me. (As another aside, when did the female track atheletes start wearing those horrendous bikini bottoms instead of shorts? If they're going for better aerodynamics, maybe they should worry less about their shorts and more about the hoopy earrings and the long hair. I seriously believe the one chick came in fourth because her hair was dragging her back.) As you probably can tell, track and field is not my forte. Give me football or baseball, and I can wax eloquent.

Speaking of football... I'm going into withdrawals. I want to see the Wolverines and the Packers and the Steelers and even the Seminoles. I want the mud, the blood and the beer. I want fight songs and cheerleaders and the band marching across the field at halftime (even though they hardly ever show the halftime any more). I want to hear the crunch of helmet on helmet, to see the hokey-ass touchdown dances, to watch the amazing catches. Soon... but never soon enough. And for the record, arena football just doesn't do it for me. It's not the same. :pout:

But I still have baseball. I just wish the Yankees were doing better this year. I don't know what's up with Posada playing first base, but he's my guy. Yeah, I know... As my husband pointed out, he's saving his knees, but he doesn't belong at first base. I can't stand the guy playing catcher right now, and I want my Jorge back. Jorge and Derek... When they retire, watching the Yankees just won't be the same. I guess it'll be like watching the Wolverines after Bo Schembeckler retired. I'll get over it, but it'll be hard. Of course, I had a tough time letting Paul O'Neill go, and Bernie Williams, too. I also miss Joe Torrey, but since he works for the National League now, I can root for the Dodgers without feeling like a traitor.

So, what's rolling around in your mind lately? Any good news? Anything you want to get off your chest? Free chat will now begin (within reason, of course).



Travis Erwin said...

I ready for some football as well. Jsut curious are you attending the writers conference this Septermber in Denver. I'm trying to swing it myself.

B.E. Sanderson said...

I didn't even know there was a conference in Denver this September. Which one is it? I tried googling, but came up empty.

Travis Erwin said...

go to www.rmfw.org