Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tonight I’m going to see Oklahoma. I’m referring to the musical, not my wonderful state. The Roommate and I decided to do summer season tickets again. Last summer we purchased summer season tickets to our Civic Center. We had a blast watching plays like- Fiddler on the Roof and Beauty and the Beast. Since last year was so much fun, we knew we had to renew our summer season tickets.
Our play line up for the summer is: Oklahoma, Evita, Singing in the Rain, and Once Upon this Island. Also, The Roommate and I added High School Musical to our season ticket package. We’re way excited about High School Musical. Yes, I know I sound like I’m 14!
I just read that the Spice Girls are going to do a reunion tour. I’m not going to lie to you folks. I want to go. I think it’d be fun. It looks like it’s going to be a short tour so you better get your tickets. Here are the lucky cities:
Los Angeles on Dec. 7; Las Vegas on Dec. 8; New York on Dec. 11; London on Dec. 15; Cologne, Germany, on Dec. 20; Madrid, Spain, on Dec. 23; Beijing on Jan. 10; Hong Kong on Jan. 12; Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 17; Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 20; and Buenos Aires, Argentina on Jan. 24Who wants to take me to Australia to see them, fine I’ll go to NYC???
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
If you watch Good Morning America you saw Oklahoma on this morning. Meterologist Sam Champion from GMA paid OKC a visit to report about the heavy rain, which is resulting in floods. SEE I'm not the only one that thinks Oklahoma's weather is weird, a guy from NYC agrees.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Dear Mr. Celebrity,
Hey, Hollywood star, I saw you the other night at the Academy Awards and thought I would write you a letter to see how things are going and talk about some stuff I've had on my mind. I know you've been doing pretty well lately and making a lot of movies, and I'm sure you're really busy. If you don't have time to write back, don't worry, I won't be offended. After all, I know you have more important things to be doing. I know this because I read the other day that you and some other popular movie stars were petitioning the president to do more about the genocide in Africa. You especially seemed to be focusing on a region called Darfur. You said that hundreds of thousands of people have died from fighting, and that millions more are starving and that the American government should do more to stop this from happening.
I agree with you, Celebrity. America has an obligation as a major player in world affairs to help bring these problems to an end. You mentioned that America should spend more money there and that the millions it spends now is not enough. You also encouraged normal Americans to open up their wallets and give all they can for those suffering to help bring food to this impoverished area. You inspired me so much, that I got my checkbook out right then and there and decided to give what money I could to help alleviate the pain those people in Africa are going through. After all, we are a very rich country compared to the rest of the world.
I was ready to start writing, but the only problem was that I didn't know how much money I should give. I considered this for a few minutes. I thought that maybe I would see how much money you gave, but then you and I both know I don't make the money that you make. I also thought that maybe I would give the same percentage of my money as you give, but then that also poses a little problem. If you made $10 million a year, and gave 50 percent of what you made, then you would still have $5 million left. I make $40,000 a year, and if I give 50 percent, well, it's hard to live on that.
So, I finally came to a solution. You seemed really passionate about this problem in Africa, so I'm sure you're giving as much as you can to solve this. I mean, I know you realize that if you and your famous movies gave a few million dollars (a large sum) each to the cause out of your wallets (a much larger sum), then you could almost double what is being done now!
Knowing this, I decided to see how you live your life, and in what state you have placed yourself in order to give all that you can. This way, I can live the same as you, and give the rest to charity.
I know you're a movie star and everything, but from what you said about the suffering in Africa, I don't know how you could live the luxurious lifestyle common to most in your line of work. Honestly, all I really need is an example to follow. This makes it easier for people like me to do what is right. Did you know that if you donated $15 million of a $20 million pay check to World Vision, you could feed 500,000 children for an entire month? Well, when I saw that you live in the lap of luxury, I figured I would hold off on my giving until I am a little better off. In fact, I'm going to start giving right after my wife and I buy our new car. I mean, I won't ever be as rich as you, so I'm sure this is OK. I know that if you, who is passionate about the people of Africa, can have millions of dollars at your disposal and still have a clear conscience, well, then I'm definitely alright with my decision.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
2. The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
3. Rodney King Riots (1992)
4. Hurricane Katrina Coverage (2005)
5. Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations” speech (1998)
6. The OJ Chase (1994)
7. Challenger Disaster (1986)
8. Columbine Shootings (1999)
9. Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction (2004)
10. The OJ Trial (1995)
11. Johnny Carson’s last show (1992)
12. Oklahoma City Bombing Coverage (1995)
13. Seinfeld (1990)
14. Dan Rather steps down (2005)
15. American Idol (2002)
16. Dan Quayle’s Potatoe goof (1992)
17. Fox Network is born (1986)
18. Princess Diana’s Funeral (1997)
19. The Jenny Jones Show murder (1995)
20. The Simpsons (1989)
21. Saddam being caught (2003)
22. Bill Clinton on Arsenal Hall
23. Michael Jackson’s Thriller video (1983) you could say it goes with music, but the video counts as TV.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The Nation's Newspaper turns 25 on Sept. 15, 2007. To help celebrate, we'll revisit those years with 25 lists over the next 25 weeks.
It’s actually pretty cool. They are making list of Top 25s for a variety of topics. One of my favorites is Top 25 Meltdowns. Wouldn’t you love to be on that list?
This week they are covering Top 25 Music Moments. I looked over the list and decided that didn’t interest me as much as one a few weeks ago- Top 25 TV Moments. Hello! I’m all over TV moments. Here’s their list:
1. 9/11 Coverage
2. Fox Network is born (1986)
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
4. The Sopranos (1999)
5. NYPD Blue (1993)
6. The OJ Trail
7. The Simpsons (1989)
8. The Cosby Show (1984)
9. The Real World (1992)
10. Johnny Carson’s last show (1992)
11. Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction (2004)
12. Dan Rather steps down (2005)
13. thirtysomething (1987)
14. Dawson’s Creek (1998)
15. American Idol (2002)
16. Seinfeld (1990)
17. Ellen comes out (1997)
18. The Apple commercial (1984)
19. Dan Quayle and Murphy Brown (1992)
20. The Jenny Jones Show murder (1995)
21. The Civil War (1990)
22. Jon Stewart on The Daily Show (1998)
23. Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings (1991)
24. Lonesome Dove/War & Remembrance (1989)
25. The M*A*S*H finale (1983)
This list turned out to be more of Top 25 Shows, mixed in with some moments; but go with what they gave us.
Some things I would change on their list….
-Johnny Carson’s last show should have been before Real World. I know Real World started this Reality TV trend that we now call prime TV; but it’s Johnny Carson. Show the man some respect and put him before whinny 20 something year olds.
-The Sopranos? The show started in 99’ and ended this year. It did end this year, right? I’m not buying it as #4 quality. How was it a moment?
-Seinfeld. Number 16! Have they watched Seinfeld? It was a show about nothing and we watched it for ten years. It should be in top 10. Seinfeld is a classic. Do they not realize they added words to our normal conversation?
Some things I would add…
-Friends. If Dawson’s Creek made the list you better add Friends. How could they not add Friends? They must have been in a cave when every female was wearing the “Rachel hairdo”?
-How about the Challenger Disaster? It happened in 1986, I was in kindergarten. I remember watching it in the school library.
-Columbine School shooting?
You know, I’m seeing they missed a lot of moments. I’m going to compile my own list. I’ll have it up in the next days. Stay tuned.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
How cool would it be to own this? Talk about feeling like James Bond. It’s a boat and a car. This James Bond type toy will set you back $150,000. Ok, before you freak out think about it. You are getting a boat and car for the price of one; it’s like a two for one deal. How car you pass this up. It’s an amazing deal!!! If you are a guy you will get all the girls if you own this; and if you are a girl you will get all the guys. So again you’re getting the boat/car for the price of one, and you will be getting a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Although, the boat/car is way cooler it reminds me of those Duck Tours in Boston.
Monday, June 11, 2007
I want to go hiking this summer. Yes, I realize I live in OK and there is a shortage of mountains. I will be hiking more of a hill, and not even a San Francisco hill.
In OK the summers are hot. I’m talking 120 degrees with a hot breeze. I’m thinking the camping trip will have to wait until the end of summer, maybe in the fall. So if I do not conquer this goal before the end of summer, I won’t be too disappointed. But I don’t want to be negative. I will try to accomplish the camping goal.
I want to do camping the right way. I’m talking…tents, fire, s’mores, and whatever else is considered real camping. Oh here’s a picture of what I want it to be like….
I will go somewhere this summer by vehicle. I’m usually not a fan of taking road trips. I think it has something to do with getting carsick. But this summer I want a road trip. I want to go somewhere with a small group of friends. I don’t care if I go to Branson. Ok, I really don’t want to go to Branson, so hopefully I won’t be going there. I know Branson is lovely, but I’m pretty sure you have to be over the age of 55 to enjoy Branson. I’m thinking more of Dallas or Austin. Oh Austin would be fun, I’ve never been there. I’m sure when I’m puking on the side of the road, I’ll probably regret the road trip goal. But right now it’s goal #3.
I would like to run at least two races this summer. I believe this race would be cool, a tab hot but fun. This race was in San Francisco.
I want to go to the drive-in and watch a movie. Yes, they still have them here in OK. I think there are 3 in the whole state. I know one is not far from my town. I went to the drive-in last summer and it was really cool. Actually, I’ve been at least once for the past two summers. So to continue the tradition I just realized I had going, I’ll be going to one this summer. In case you young ones don’t know what a drive-in is…here’s a picture. Ok, I don’t have time to look for a picture-just imagine. It’s an outdoor threater.
Wish me luck on my goals. I have until Labor Day to accomplish them….
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I got a dog. Well I didn’t GET A DOG. I’m dog sitting. My coworker is allowing me to dog sit while he enjoys the Florida sun. Dog sitting has been a real eye opener. #1- I now do not want a dog. #2- Dogs bark. #3- Dogs bite your toes, and it hurts.
It hasn’t been all that bad. I like that someone is excited to see me when I get home, even if it is a dog.
I survived the weekend. It's not unusual that I survive the weekend. I usually survive the weekends. But this past weekend, the stakes were high that I wouldn’t survive. Friday night we had our town’s Relay for Life. We raised close to $88,000-don’t worry we are still accepting money. J The night was a lot of fun but I’m happy it is over. I was really happy it was over when I got to bed at 7:30am on Saturday.
I’m currently eating Goldfish crackers with my lunch. Those little suckers are fatting. My whole pouch has 9 grams of fat. I’m trying to decide if they are worth 9 grams of fat. Sure, I get about 70 crackers but 9 grams of fat. I could eat a bag of chips for 9 grams of fat. I find this new information disturbing.
My cousin just informed me that The Class is not coming back next season. Oh, I’m talking about the show The Class that comes on Monday nights. Sorry, sometimes I assume everyone talks TV like my cousin and I. I liked The Class. It wasn’t the funniest show on but it was entertaining. I never felt like I was totally wasting thirty minutes of my life when I watched it. In my eyes, The Class will be missed. Monday night TV will never be the same.
My friend Suzy sent me an email trying to prove how amazing the brain is. It’s one of those emails were you are suppose to stare at dots, and they become a different color because the brain is amazing. The dots in the email are pink, but if you stare long enough they turn green. I never saw green dots, just pink. I stared for a good minute, but I never saw green dots. I started to freak out. Why is my brain not turning the pink dots green? What is wrong with my brain? It’s probably all these dang fatting Goldfish crackers I’m eating.
Oh speaking of Goldfish, the real fish not the crackers, my friend Denver was telling me that he ate a Goldfish college. There’s nothing more to this fact, I just thought I’d share.
Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson split up. I’m way excited about this. I really think I have a chance with Owen. You know, he came to OKC once.
I guess that’s all the Ramblings I have. I’m done with my Goldfish-the crackers, so I should probably move on to my Low Fat Apple Berry Granola Bar. I guess that was more useless information I shared with you.