Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Be Careful What You Ask For

I finally did it. I got a job watching TV. Again. But I was thinking just how great this job is, when suddenly a monitor was placed near my desk, and footage of open heart surgery started playing front of me. I tried to ignore it, but the response of my co-workers was hard to ignore. "Wow, look at that slice!" "Can you believe we can be entirely opened up like that and still survive?" "EWWWW!!!! Huh??? Ohhh!" All I can say is, "Yecchh!"

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Damn Pres. Bush!

Just because the President of the United States wants to hear his own voice, they have bumped my Tuesday TV viewing so that "American Idol" now falls on Wed. and Thurs. this week, instead of Tues. and Wed. And "24" got bumped to Sunday. OK, so Wednesday and Sunday I can watch the moved shows, no problem. But bumping "American Idol" results into the final countdown of "Friends" is just wrong! Bush is so selfish! I say we don't vote for him again in November.

T.V. Job

I've noticed many of my posts focus on my lack of job and my tv-watching habits. If anyone has a job where I can get paid watching TV, please let me know.

The Swan

How sick is a show where the concept is to make less-attractive women with enormously low self-esteems turn into more-attractive women with higher esteems, only to kick them off in a beauty pageant at the end because they're still not good enough? Perhaps the show producers have a reciprocal financial contract with a team of psychiatrists?

Monday, April 12, 2004

I Like to Shoot Things

I went to a firing range the other day and discovered that I like to shoot things. Inanimate things, mind you. I have a soft spot for the living. It was an outdoor range, and I shot a 9mm hand gun and a .22 caliber rifle. We were supposed to have access to a lot more, but the guy with all of the guns had engine trouble. I still had plenty of fun. And I didn't do too poorly, considering I have bad eyesight and need to shoot "goofy-eyed". I even hit some really small targets from very far away. It's amazing how your aim can improve with a $10 scope from Walmart. (Don't tell Michael Moore!)

Monday, April 05, 2004

To the Dogs...

This past weekend, I went to the Pet Expo. I'll keep it brief: I love puppies and kitties and bunnies and tigers and piggies and stuff. :) It makes me smile. :) See? I fell in love, with one small puppy. I couldn't adopt her, but by the time I returned 2 days later, she had found a new home and I tearfully watched her drive off with her new family. I'm a sucker for cute furry things. Like the big huge pig that was going into labor at 11:30 last night. I was the first one at the entire Fairgrounds to notice. I wanted to stay to watch her have her little piggies, but we had to leave. They called me today to say she successfully had 10 little piggies, the last one being born at about 3:30pm today. I guess waiting 16 hours would have been a little tiresome. But I tell you, it would've been hard to wipe the smile off my face.

On another related yet completely different note, I finally put my "The Apprentice" skills to use, by wandering around the Expo and determining what makes a good booth, what attracts people and paying customers, and what doesn't. Nice to see I've actually finally learned something from all my TV viewing. That, too, makes me smile!

Friday, April 02, 2004

Pride of the Magi

My friend had a screening of her short film tonight, "Gift of the Living", based on O. Henry's "Gift of the Magi" and dedicated to her grandmother. It was a beautiful film and wonderfully acted by a few notables, not the least of which is Irma P. Hall, who is now starring in "LadyKillers". I'm so proud of Tamika Miller, the writer and director, and I'm very proud to say she is my friend. At 1 year younger than myself, she was at a similar early stage in her career as I was when we met. Yet since that time, she has accomplished so many of her dreams in such huge fashion and so successfully. I am inspired by her. I hope all the success for her that she has worked so hard to achieve. I don't believe I am less capable than her, but I believe she has reaped what she has worked for, and I am where I am (or where I'm not) because my efforts have never been very concentrated. But I expect the world will soon know the name Tamika Miller, and I am happy for her. She deserves it!