Friday, October 17, 2008

Mommy, When Will This Be Over?

Song of the Day:

“Take the  ‘L’ Out of Lover and it’s OVER” 

The Motels

I don’t know about you, but I’ve just decided I can’t WAIT til the election is OVER. 

This is the first time in my young young  life I’ve been sooo into the process, and it’s exhausting.  It’s the first time I actually WATCHED every Prez & VP debates…EXHAUSTING. 

I was in The Forensics Speech and Debate Club at good ol’ FHS ( won prizes too!) …And let me tell you…all those debates we saw this year, in the true sense of the process… none of them were really debates at all!!!  

No rule following or anything.  No trophies for any of ‘em in the real world.

I have decided politics should be like religion and opinions…keep it to yourself!

In the meantime, I long for a simpler time, when I can concentrate on more important things, like Madge’s divorce.  Heh Heh.

Bonus Motels shout out

For me, the guitar solo in “Only the Lonely” is quintessential 80’s pop.  Short intro was hard to talk up, and short song, so couldn't do much while it was playing, but always one of my top fave songs ever!  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sneak Peek at New Prez?

The thing is, nobody knows who’s going to win.  No one can predict with complete accuracy the results of a football game, a poker tournament or especially a presidential race.  

And yet, people are paid big pundit bucks to prognosticate on what will happen, with very little accuracy.

To feed our need to know NOW, a few predictors have surfaced.

The Kids Have Spoken: Obama 57% -McCain 39%

Results of  The Scholastic Presidential Election Poll  have only been wrong twice since 1940. Out of the mouths’ of babes. 

Washington Redskins Last Home Game Before Election

Since 1936, except for 2004, if the Washington Redskins won their last home game before the election, the incumbent party has stayed in the Whitehouse. This year, the Skins play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Monday Night Football the night before the election. Who's your team?

Don’t Mask Your Feelings

There’s a costume company that swears whatever political candidates’ mask sells the most in an election year, wins. This sounds like a way to get into the news while the gettin's good, but it seems more reasonable than having to sit through a Redskin game.  Or a Steelers game for that matter.

Spelling it Out?

On a side note, The CBS Early Show did a story on election predictions, and the graphic read “An Offbeat Peak at Who May Win”  

Hello-it’s suppose to be PEEK!  GRRRR

Hey-wasn’t there a VP candidate who spelled potato funky….hmmmm…is this a predictor too??

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Recovering Driver Vents

For someone who grew up in a town that used to make cars, it's a little ironic that I kinda hate cars sometimes.  If I never had to drive again, I would be very happy indeed. 

Today was "take the car in for a variety of things" day.  It's a bit of a production around here as we only have one car.  

Luckily, I live in a city with mass transit so I can take a bus home.  They dealership has a shuttle but ugh, then  you have to talk to people.  If you're not in the mood, the bus offers some nice quiet time to read and reflect. 

But long story short, this is probably the 3rd or 4th time I have taken the car in and the same thing happens.  

"Hello, what seems to be the problem?" asks Mr. Dealership Man

"Well", I say " We need an oil change, some light is on, blah blah, oh and the brakes still squeak." 

Mr. Dealership Man looks up and says, "Ma'am the brakes on these cars are PERFORMANCE brakes, German engineered cars like this have high-end blah blah blah..." He begins to sound like the teachers on the "Peanuts"

So I respond, " You guys say this to me every time. I don't understand why it's OK for brakes to squeak! And here;s the thing, my husband picked out this car, not me, so truth be told,  if it were up to me, I'd never buy another car like this again." 

A hush falls over the place, and everyone is looking at me, like in an E. F Hutton commercial.  
Finally old lady dressed to the nines standing next to me whispers loudly, "I'm on my 9th one". 

Activities commence, the work order is finished by a much crankier Mr. Dealership Man who is pounding the bejesus out of the keyboard.  

Speaking of German engineering, don't get me started on that STUPID Brooke Shields TV spot they play everywhere for Volkswagon.  Just when I was beginning to like her, as I wrote a few weeks ago.

Beep Beep and Beep Beep yeah, indeed!

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Very Brady Monday

So this morning I was flipping around the tube and lo and behold, there's Peter Brady hosting Trivial Pursuit.   It took me a few minutes to figure out who he was!  Go to the site, you can register to be on the show if  you want, your 5 seconds of fame awaits you.

And then, shortly afterward I come across this story about  Marcia Marcia Marcia!   She was a very very bad girl!

(For new blog readers,  you may click on all highlighted underlined words to go to story details.  :)

Which got me thinking-are you a "Brady Bunch" or "Partridge Family"person?  

I worked with Danny Bonaduce in Detroit and I used to tell him I liked the Brady Bunch better,just to rile him.  But I think I was more of a P. Family person.  Actually, I was totally a "MONKEES"person!  :)