Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Idol Chatter

So last week my cable was out and I missed the entire results show. I missed one of my faves, Lacey, being voted off. I missed David Cook’s performance of Jumpin’ Jack Flash. This week though, my cable connection was up and running. However, at 9pm I was sitting on my couch reading a book. Why on earth would I want to be reminded of all those horrendous performances from Tuesday night? And more importantly, why do I want to see Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato? What am I 11? I guess they have to appeal to their teenybopper base, but honestly, I may have to call it a wrap for American Idol. Maybe they’ve been to well too many times. Think about it, we’ve had female idols, male idols, super young and even silver haired. We’ve had rockers, r&b, bar band dudes, beat boxers, gospel tinged and country and western crooners. Unless we’re looking for opera, I think we’ve pretty much covered our bases. Maybe it was a particularly bad week for me and someone like Crystal will totally blow me away next week and all will be forgiven. Or maybe I’ll start reading more books!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Idol Chatter

Are you kidding me that both of these kids have been voted off? I really question if people listen to the performances. I must say that I’m pretty upset. I was looking forward to watching Alex grow as a performer and be more comfortable in his skin week after week. He is the voice I hear on the radio these days, what are people thinking? Lilly brought such uniqueness to her performances, but I guess there’s only so much room for creativity? Going into this season, one of the things I enjoyed the most was how many different types of styles were being represented. It’s sad to see some of the more interesting contestants cast aside. If they decide to pull a wild card, my vote is Lambert. He can use the coaching more than Lilly. I was also looking forward to him receiving a Top 12 style makeover so we could get rid of that mullet!

365 Seinfeld

Well, some personal issues have kept me from blogging lately, but fear not! I’ve written down my daily Seinfelds on post-its and index cards everywhere. We have a lot of catching up to do. Therefore, I will post these in chunks until we’re all caught up.


Watching current television is the perfect forum for Seinfeldisms. Tonight, my daughter and I were watching Parks and Recreation and they said it was a bizarre world. Of course, my daughter and I immediately turned to each other and said, “Bizarro World!”

Opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics and a lot of countries you’ve never heard of take the stage. I couldn’t help it that one country was named Moldova and I immediately thought of Jerry’s girlfriend whose name he couldn’t remember…Mulva?


Driving by this great new place called Wild Rotisserie Chicken, but all I can say is when I see the glowing neon sign is, Kenny…


A local TV station showed episodes of “Love American Style” for Valentine’s Day. One episode was called Serenity. All I could thing was Serenity Now!

I was taking about relationships with my daughter. We talked about when one person likes the other more. She realized this is what George meant when he said he had hand.


My son is working on a large science project with a classmate. His partner texted that her home computer was broken and she wouldn’t be able to type up a paper for them. My son started grumbling about having to do it himself. I gave him Susan’s advice and told him to stuff his sorry’s in a sack!


My son whipped out his favorite quote today with, “Why do they call it homework? You’re not working on your home!”


Driving home from work I saw a weird sight. About a dozen, full grown turkeys were all hanging out on the sidewalk. I saw someone whip out a camera and I thought, “They are not going to let you take that picture.” I was stopped a red light watching this unfold. As soon as the guy aimed, the turkeys began to run away. I was tempted to roll down the window, but I just said to myself, “No picture for you!” In my best Soup Nazi voice.


I was recounting to my daughter that my boss said I was in a dream he had the previous night, but couldn’t remember it. My daughter said, “Um, maybe he dreamed he was firing you!” I told her it didn’t matter because if I was ever fired, I would just show up the next day like George did!

I was shopping at Target with my husband at the last minute I threw a box of Jr. Mints onto the counter. My hubby pointed at the box and said, “They’re very refreshing!”


We recently cancelled our subscription to the newspaper (too expensive), but we do miss Sunday. When we are running around doing errands, we’ll usually go to the nearby Liquor Store and pick one up. Every time we see the Indian inside my husband can’t help but mention the cigars and wooden Indian that Kramer was obsessed with. I guess this means I had a Kramer weekend!

Monday, March 1, 2010

No Leno No Leno No Leno

Just a last minute reminder, don’t watch Leno’s return to The Tonight Show this evening. Normally I don’t go out of my way to bash a show or a performer, but the public needs to send a message to Jay Leno and the powers at NBC.

This is the second time The Tonight Show was promised to someone else and NBC completely mismanaged its handling of the situation. The first time, Leno was given the coveted slot over David Letterman. At the time, Leno was viewed as the innocent guy caught in the middle.

The way he has now handled this new situation between him and Conan O’Brien, makes me question his approach to his entire career. I know it’s tempting to tune in for curiosities’ sake, but I beg you to refrain.

I almost boycotted NBC entirely; however, some shows they do right. 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation are awesome shows. NBC has also stuck by SNL through good times and bad. Why can’t they get this late night stuff right?

I now heard they may be replacing the announcer and Kevin Eubanks, so it’s not even a matter of others losing their jobs if Leno is let go. It’s a massacre! C’mon people send a message. This is no way to treat your talent or your audience. And Mr. Leno, you had the chance to be a stand up guy and walk away from a long career as a big man. Now…