Posted by: nhfalcon | October 28, 2008

Randomness? Sure, Why Not?

* – Oh, my god, was it slow at work today! If we had a half-dozen people TOTAL walk into the store, I’m the queen of freakin’ England!

* – in case there was ever any doubt, I am now offically way to frickin’ old. My coworker, a 22-year-old woman, was playing music from her i-Phone (am I combining upper case and lower case letters correctly there, Mac fans?) at one point during the day, and one of the songs was titled “Stanky Leg.”

WTF?!

* – the following quote was emblazoned across the top of our company’s intranet site:

“Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.” – Charles A. Dana

In light of some of the things I’ve said around here lately, I need to remember that sage advice.

Daily.

At least.

* – gas is now $2.69 a gallon around here.

* – here’s a new trailer for the new Harry Potter film.

Due out at some point in our lifetimes.

I think.

* – Obama’s lead is narrowing.

* – what the hell ever happened to the primetime holiday TV special? It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown finally found it’s way onto the local ABC affiliate tonight, but it just seemed a little late in the season, you know?

Cookiemaker and I were just talking about this the other night. We both remember when there just seemed to be more holiday specials on network television. I remember HBO would air Watership Down every April (no, it had nothing to do with Easter, but there were bunnies, so the connection worked. Right?). I distinctly remember a Rudolph-type animation special around the Peter Cotton-Tail story when I was a kid, too.

Halloween had more than just It’s the Great Pumpkin. We have a Garfield special on DVD. Didn’t Disney do a Headless Horseman cartoon? And who can forget those old Nissen donut commercials? I’m sure there was more than just that.

I’m pretty sure there was more for Thanksgiving than the requisite “Charlie Brown” special, too, wasn’t there?

And even though there’s a wealth of material to choose from for Christmas, doesn’t it seem like the only channels that air them are either the Cartoon Network or ABC Family, and then instead of the classics they give us the latest fad-based crap?

* – Oh, I have to got to go to the Coppell Deli in Dallas and eat this sandwich (go to the fourth paragraph under the “Enjoyable / Aggravating Travel Note of the Week” header. Oh, and take away the tomatoes and lettuce. And likely the mayo, too)!

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Responses

  1. I DO remember the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special – didn’t it involve a measly dinner of popcorn or something?

    That quote is something ALL of us should remember. Daily.

    MWAH!

  2. As for the light attendance at the store: how much could the pols squeeze ordinary people and then successfully beg them to continue to be the “engine of the economy?”

    The jobs went overseas, the “geniuses of Wall Street” almost collapsed the economy, over $400billion of our tax money goes to pay interest on the national debt every year, the military budget is about four times as big as it needs to be, etc., etc.

    Something wrong with the current economic model?

  3. Despite all that, TwoBlue, you occasionally get someone who makes you say, “Hmmm, things must not be so bad, after all.”

    For example, within a day or two of the initial crisis hitting, I had somebody drop $4,000 on a 7ct tennis bracelet.

    A rare occurrence, to be sure, but it was nice to see, nonetheless.


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