Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My son finally cut his straggly hair! He got a buzz cut. He hasn’t had that in years. I love rubbing his head. I couldn’t believe he actually let me. He asked, “Are you going to do that all the time now?” I said, “Yes, and I’m loving every minute of it!” I know I ust that one a lot, but it is a fave of mine!
Posted by Colleen at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Dog Song – Nellie McKay
I LOVE Nellie McKay. She’s a sweet-voiced gal with a total potty mouth. I stumbled upon her music quite by accident. I sampled some tracks of her first CD Get Away From Me at the listening station at Barnes & Noble. That was way back in 2004. Since then she’s put out a couple more CD’s and done some tracks for film. I have to say though her debut was perfect. Every track was great. I’m sucker for a song about dogs and I think this is the only song on the CD without expletives.
Monday, February 8, 2010
So the rumors seem to true that Idol producers have approached Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell. After Paula’s departure, this would seem to be the final nail in Idol’s coffin. Howard Stern? Unlike a lot folks, I don’t dislike Stern, I just don’t see a connection.
Simon Cowell is actually in the music business. His biting remarks are what musicians have to deal with in the music industry everyday. There are dozens of Simons telling you that your image won’t work, your voice isn’t good enough and that you’re not a marketable talent. He’s authentic.
Replacing Cowell with Stern would merely be a gimmick to find a “mean-spirited celebrity.” If that’s what the producers want, why don’t they just hire Perez Hilton? If they want someone who actually works hard whenever he’s on Idol, how about Barry Manilow? He really listens to the kids and gives them advice they can put to use. Stern would probably make everyone cry and then flip them off. Plus with as many strippers and porn stars he’s had on his radio show, is he really the right choice for a bubble-gum family show like Idol?
Let’s hope this is simply a fleeting thought on Fox’s radar. I hate to judge Stern prematurely, but I would have to say I’d probably hang up my Idol hat if he took over next season.
Maybe the producers should take a page from Lost’s creators and simply enjoy your time in the sun and then move on.
Posted by Colleen at 10:26 PM
This evening I took my son to get a new pair of sneakers. We weren’t sure if his feet grew again (they did), so he had a different size on each foot to compare. We said he could barely feel a difference. I replied, “The difference is negligible.” That was Jerry’s response to the rat fur hats he could buy from Bob Sacamento.
Posted by Colleen at 9:39 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
My husband stayed up late last night working on a Valentine’s Day poem for me. He said that once he was in the groove he lost track of time. Before he knew it, it was finished. He said, “Ya know, it really didn’t take that long.” Like when George was trying to fake being an architect again and he said he built the new addition to the Guggenheim.
Posted by Colleen at 10:27 PM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Okay, the kids were on my back all week because we didn’t massive amounts of snack food. We had food, just not teenager crap food. So today, on my way home from work, I went shopping. I got everything I could find; chips, ice cream, cookies, you name it. When I came home with all the bags my daughter said, “Me so happy, me want to cry.” That’s a quote from bizarre Jerry.
Posted by Colleen at 11:24 PM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Even when I watch other sitcoms, I’m still thinking of Seinfeld. I was watching an old That 70’s Show and Eric tried to smother Laurie with a pillow. I immediately thought of Jerry smothering George in the hospital when Elaine walks in. “Oh Elaine, what are you doing here?”
Posted by Colleen at 11:15 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Hubby told me he picked up some tax booklets today. I can’t wait to start gathering all the receipts and bank statements. He knows it always makes me sort of pissy, so to make me laugh he said, “Because they’re the ones writing it off.” Kramer told that to Jerry when he was explaining how the post office could write off Jerry’s broken stereo.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Laid – James
I love this song as much today as I did in 1993. It’s such an honest song. He knows his girl is a bit off, but the sex is pretty darn good, so he’s going to stick it out. Really, can you be more honest than that? This is also a great song to sing at the top of your lungs and then try to hit the yodel. Once in a blue moon, it comes on the radio and I crank it up if I’m in the car. People can think I’m crazy, I don’t care. This was one of the best songs of the nineties. Enjoy the video.
So even when I watch the season premiere of Lost, I’m still haunted by Seinfeld! I told my husband that Sun and Jin still would not be happy if the plane never crashed because Sun was planning on ditching him anyway. My husband said that Sun had changed her mind though. I pointed out that by they time they landed in LAX their trip would’ve been like Puddy and Elaine on the plane. Jin would stare off into space and drive Sun crazy that he didn’t want to read or sleep. She would totally break up with him before that plane landed!
Posted by Colleen at 11:20 PM
Monday, February 1, 2010
The book I’m currently reading is Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck. It’s a self-help book that delves into why you feel a certain way and what the underlying meanings could be. But of course, when I see a section titled Achieving Serenity, I can only picture Kramer and Mr. Costanza muttering, “Serenity Now!”