Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Respect for Manilow?

Barry Manilow was on Idol this week. I'm not the biggest Manilow fan, but I must admit - after listening to him coach the contestants for their performances, I really have a new respect for him. I'm still not the biggest fan of his music, but I have a new admiration for his talent as a performer. Unfortunately, all the coaching in the world couldn't help Chicken Little (Kevin). I really thought Lisa was going to be the one to go. Her performance really wasn't very good. I'm waiting for Prettyboy Ace to bite it, too. I think Bucky will go out first. I think he's a better performer, but he's too country for the average Idol fan and Ace appeals to the average Idol fan. All I can say is that we'll be pissed if Chris doesn't win...

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Time to Play Catch-Up

Man, so much is happening. I need to start posting more regularly.

First off, the Redskins are going bat-shit in free agency! First Randel El, then Lloyd, Archuletta, Carter and Collins. Now, if Al Saunders can whip the offense in to shape and everyone can stay healthy! We know Williams can keep the defense kicking ass... Oh, and we need a punter and a kicker.

Bill Lester became one of the first African-American drivers to qualify for a premiere-cup NASCAR race in almost 20 years! Wow! He's starting in 19th place, which is not too shabby. Hopefully it won't be another 20. Kick ass, Bill!

TV. I can't believe the Shield is already on its last episode of the season! Fifth season and it is still kicking ass! It's all over too quickly, though. Only 11 eps this season. Not enough! Also on f/x is a new show called "Black. White." Very interesting show. Two families, one black and one white, are put in make-up to appear as though they have traded races. They go out and experience a small sample of life as the opposite race. Then the makeup comes off and they live in the same house for six weeks. Not by any means do they get the full experience of a race, but it is interesting to hear their perceptions of events when they discuss them. Highly recommended. I have recently become addicted to 24. The damn advertising worked on me this season. I watched the first four hours consecutively when I was laid up with my back. I was addicted by the end of the first hour. Just today, I bought Season One. I caught the premiere this week of a new show called The Loop. Frickin... Hilarious! Oh my God... To quote Dr. Evil, "I haven't laughed like that since I was a little girl." I'll save Idol for another post.

How much do we take for granted in this country? I was reading the other day about the lander making its run preparing to land on the surface of Mars. On... the... surface... of... MARS!! How amazing is that??!? What is wrong with us that this story is not on the front page of every newspaper in the free world? It's so unbelievable!

Guess that's all for now.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Leather District Gourmet

Ok, I have been inspired by my sister's new blog to pick mine back up. What in God's name is the Leather District, you ask? Check it out for yourself. And be sure to click on the link on her page for Suite101! She has a new column on that site all about gourmet food. Yummy!