Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let's call it a water landing, shall we?

So I was "on lunch" with the tube on getting ready to compose a frothy little post about the Wii Fit. And lo and behold...there's a plane in the Hudson River!

Ummmm..planes don't belong in that waterway between NYC and Jersey City, Hoboken, and the "rest of New Jersey"!

Something about planes crashing in the NYC area freaks me out more so than any other area. So I call the hubby, who turned on the computer part of the Slingbox. We watched in silence together on the phone for a few minutes, our old home shrouded in tragedy once again. We hypothesized where exactly the plane had crash-landed and we were amazed at the sight of a slew of boats and ferries surrounding the area. And then he had to go, and I called the next person I call during these mom.

In the meantime, I updated my Facebook, Twitter and Adium statuses. (Twitter by the way, an excellent resource for times like this, found pictures on the web immediately)

I started IM'ing with my Jersey peeps as I watched and waited. And then it was ok, for the most part. Silly geese...a brave, quick-thinking US Airways pilot, who walked the plane twice after the crash...a water landing really. He made the absolute best out of the cards he was dealt on a dime, and it turned out all right. A whole lot of people must be thankin' their lucky stars today. It certainly puts it all in perspective now doesn't it? Who cares about lost luggage and security hassles now??

A shout out to the Circle Line and NY Waterway Ferries! If ever you get to NYC/NJ won't be disappointed by a ride long or short.

Alot of people on Facebook were fretting they were afraid to fly even more now. I say-the best time to fly is after an incident like this, the karma is good. Can't be afraid, just have to be grateful and hope for the best.

But I'll tell ya what,,,I'll take sitting in the exit row much more serious now!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

True confession 2: Couldn't resist tuning in!

Contrary to what I said yesterday, I ended up watchin "American Idol."

I know, I know...I'm a hypocrite. I never said I wasn't.

I didn't seem as mean spirited as it's been. But really "bikini girl"'ve GOT TO be kiddin' me girl!

And of course the blind guy made me bawl. That whole segment was designed for tear-jerking and it served its purpose.

Not sure I can watch it two nights in a row though.


Tomorrow I have to report my fun with the Wii Fit!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

True confession: Not an"Idol" fan

I know I'm a jumbo-sized minority here…. But I can’t believe we have to endure another season of "American Idol."

I just don’t get it. The show raises false expectations. It’s churning out a nation of "over-singing" karaoke crooners and sloppy tribute bands. Anyone who can hold a tune for a few in the shower thinks they can take on the Simon. They want to stand next to that creepy cyborg Seacrest and slobber over bizarro world Paula.

I think American Idol is ruining music. I really do. Over and over contestants cover the same classic songs. Really? No originality whatsoever? Whatever happened to American innovation?

I’m not a fan of, nor do I get the whole genre of “reality TV”. Isn’t reality TV the news??? Think about that one. But I realize the pull of the limelight is strong, so warm and inviting. That’s the draw. We can all hear the voice in our head whispering, “Look to the light, the bright shiny spotlight and all your dreams will come true.” Or at least your 5 minutes of fame that lives forever on “You Tube. “

Of course I’ll probably watch a bit. I like to see if I’m right about the diamonds in the rough in the beginning. I get bored in the later rounds. Besides, on the West Coast you can just hop online and get the updates without having to watch. I think if they did original songs, it would be much more interesting.

Ahh…originality, what a concept. There’s an idea for a genre-“original TV” ☺

But what do I know. A quick glance on Twitter this morning proves that a TON of people can't wait for tonight. And speaking of ton, a lot of people are talking about flipping back and forth from “A.I” to “The Biggest Loser”. I can’t believe that show; the humility people subject themselves to.

And before you get all huffy on me, just know-I’m not the only one who’s a rabble-rouser.

And I do love to rouse me up some rabble, heh heh.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Random Radio Births

Super Random tidbit to share....

I heard this on XM's P.O.T.U.S channel this morning....

Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh share the same birthday today. That's just so cosmically wacky, no??? I kinda hate 'em both but I just thought this was a hoot. How bitter do you think Howie & Rushy are about this!???

It's also Christiane Amanpour's of CNN birthday as well. Good day for broadcasters to be born I guess.

Just a random, recovering dj ponder :) And my shortest post ever to boot!

I LOVES me da Globes...

The Golden Globes. Celebs from all walks of entertainment in one room…drinking and table-hopping. I would love to be there just once...what a blast!

I love watching the tables between the awards to see who is talking to whom. This year you saw Bruce Springsteen sitting next to Mickey Rourke, Robert Downy Jr. & Tom Cruise at the same table, and Susan Sarandon & Ralph Fiennes made a fine couple I thought. I know they were all in movies together, but still…I’m sure they don’t have to sit at the same table if they don’t want to.

I got on the “30 Rock” bandwagon a little bit. I groaned when Tina Fey won AGAIN-but her speech made up for it. When she said, “I love the Hollywood foreign press, I have all the action figures…” I LOST IT. What a hoot! I got a Facebook post and Twitter status out of that comment…BONUS!

I love award shows probably in part because I never got over my childhood dream of becoming an actress. I tossed that fantasy and went into something more financially rewarding and chock full of job security…radio…heh heh heh.

It’s after an award show I feel a stronger tinge of “I wish I was in the radio again.” It was such a blast to pontificate on what happened…who did what, etc. Radio is the lowest form of entertainment, so the only thing jocks can do is poke fun at those above. ☺

A few more random globalicious globs:

Why are they delayed on the West Coast..??? So annoying. I have to stay off the Internet for a few hours, which probably is at the root of my aggravation.

Laura Linney’s speech was great...she is such a pro. (“Recount” was excellent by the way) I’ll never understand how people can be ACTORS but they can’t speak in public off-the-cuff…drives me nuts! I wanted to smack the overrated Kate Winslet for her awful speech and stage presence.

And that “Happy-Go-Lucky “ babe Sally Hawkins was hideous. Someone should have just dragged her off the stage, what an idiot. That movie isn’t even playing around here, which is rather sad.

Ricky Gervais was hilarious. People in Hollywood don’t get him at all I don’t think. I think he was making some references to an episode of “Extra’s” (super duper funny show).

I am so over the tweens-Jonas Brothers and Billy Ray Cyrus’s kid. (I know her name, but she don’t need no more press ;)

Paul Giamatii looked weird, but still love.

What is up with Rita Wilson’s hair?

And what was going on with Jessica Lange & Drew Barrymore??

Ugh, how hideous was Mickey Rourke??

“Slumdog Millionaire”…yay!!! Can’t wait to see it!

Why wasn’t"Gran Torino" nominated for Best Picture or Clint Eastwood for Best Actor??!! The Academy’s better straighten that out!

If you missed the show EW has a great little play-by-play.

The Globes. Bringin’ out the diva in all of us!