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Friday, October 2, 2009

Quick Hits

OK. So I said I'm gonna start posting more often and haven't, yet. Apologize for that. The hotel I've been in had lousy internet reception so wasn't able to write like I wanted to. Hopefully will be able to write more now that I've made it back home.

Anyway, have some quick thoughts would like to share. Hope you will indulge me.
  • This is my favorite time of year. Leaves are changing color with a bit of chill in the air. College football kicking off. (Roll Tide, by the way!) It's a great time to be alive. Not that there are many bad ones, mind you;
  • Forrest Gump is on TV right now. Love that movie. Tom Hanks is vastly underrated as an actor. Know that doesn't sound right when he won consecutive Oscars, but don't think he gets the credit he deserves, which is probably a real testimony to his acting abilities. You don't even notice them;
  • Still on track to finish the Susan G Komen, a great and wonderful cause, 5K in Birmingham. Won't make my 30 minute goal, but it's more about the cause than the time for me. Did I mention it's a great and wonderful cause?
  • Heard people giving President Obama grief about going to meet with the Olympic committee. My knee-jerk reaction was against it. But, the more I thought about it, it made sense. It would have been great for the country if they would have come here. Will give him the benefit of the doubt he would have done it for another city, too. Too bad we didn't get it. Oh well, both the Mayan and Chinese calendars say the world is going to end in December 2012, anyway. Might not matter in the long run;
  • Speaking of the world coming to an end, watch those shows on the History Channel all the time. Interesting to see people's rationale for these things. We've heard these things before. (Remember how everything was going to go haywire on Jan 1, 2000?) Not sure if there are more bad things happening in the world or we just hear about them more thanks to our 24 hour news channels. They got to fill the airs with something. Sure you've heard the old saying, "If it bleeds, it leads." Anyway, the Bible says only God knows when the world will end, and He ain't tellin'. Think I'll go with that;
  • Does anyone else see the irony in Michael Moore making a movie about how bad capitalism is? Wonder if any of his movies would have been made much less released if he lived in Russia or China and made those kinds of movies about them? Just saying. Think that's what infuriates people about liberals. Won't say all of them, but many are more "do as I say not as I do" than the other way around. (Want another example? Think about the Clintons campaigning on being anti-Reaganomics when they made a bunch of money doing the same thing, and that's only one of many examples) Anyway, think they have a legitimate desire to help people, but it seems like they think they are smarter than the people they are trying to help and those folks are incapable of doing it themselves. Well, if you keep giving a man a fish, he's going to keep expecting you to provide them rather trying to catch them on his own;
  • Heard where the inspiration for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" died this week. Think her name was Lucy Vodden. Lots of folks think that song is really about LSD. Does have some unique imagery in it. But, sometimes a song is just a song. If you have kids, take a look at their artwork. Their view of the world is usually a little diferent from adults. There's no vast conspiracy in the world where everything really means something else. At least, that's what my music tells me;
  • Survivor has been pretty good so far. Evil Russell is keeping things interesting. At least he's honest to the cameras about what he's doing. A lot of times people take the attitude what they do is honest and it's just playing the game. Then, when someone else is doing it, all of the sudden it ain't fair. He knows what he's doing is wrong and doesn't pretend to think anything else;
  • Speaking of Survivor, was glad to see Ben get voted out last night. What kind of person thinks calling a black woman "ghetto trash" has no racist overtones? As the wise and great Bugs Bunny used to say, "What a maroon!" It bothers me they referred to him being Southern. The boy's from Missouri, which ain't a part of the South on my map (and, yes, I know what side of the war they fought on);
  • Amazing Race is looking pretty good, too. Understand the logic of not letting people know you are a millionaire poker player, but come up with something better than you work with homeless kids. You have to know somewhere somebody's going to recognize you and blow your cover, especially when one of you was all over ESPN last year. Telling that lie will just make people not want to help you even more. Will say they have been pretty spot-on when they've shared their observations about the other racers. Have a hard time believing any jury would be sympathetic to that lawyer;
  • Saw where Jon Gosselin now thinks it's not good for his kids to be on a reality show. Hmm, wonder if that anything to do with the fact he's been canned from the show? Just sayin'...

Thanks for indulging me. Actually had a pretty good time on my trip. Got to see a few old friends haven't seen in a while. That's always nice.

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Have a great weekend!


  1. Hope to see you at the Race Saturday.... I usually run into EVERYONE I know there! Good luck! My goal is for my girl and I to finish in under 30.... we'll see!

  2. Will be looking for you. Hope to see you there, too.