Thursday, May 25, 2006

Random Thoughts for a Thursday Afternoon

  • There’s been rumors of a “TomKat spat” and now Katie Holmes is reported to be "Very unhappy and beginning to realize she may have made a major mistake being with Tom." (Well duh…)
  • I’m a Star Wars fan and all, but even I find THIS “nerdly” pathetic…
  • From the ‘somewhat surprising’ files; the ratings for WNBA games are better than the ratings for the NHL playoffs… (And NHL owners still say they won…seems to me like no one won…)
  • When asked who should win ‘American Idol’ (if anyone still cares), Tommy Mottola said Taylor Hicks is “a modern-day Huey Lewis.” (High praise indeed…)
  • Which lasts longer? The ‘American Idol’ finale show or the NBA playoffs?
  • Aren’t Jack Black’s 15 minutes up yet???
  • Anyone know what the over-under is for how long the “CW Network” will be around next year?
  • Check out Lumpyheadsmom’s post about American Idol HERE… it’s a “must read”
  • LambChop is relieved as the Governor of Arizona signed into law a bill that states it is now illegal to have sex with sheep.
  • Here’s a sobering statistic. The number of countries (out of 168 surveyed) that have guaranteed paid maternity leave for working mothers is 164. The number of countries that don't is 4 (New Guinea, Swaziland, Lesotho (is that near Freedonia?) and – you guessed it – the United States). Kind of sad… isn’t it? “I flat-out guarantee you that if men were biologically responsible for procreation, there'd be paid family leave in every Fortune 500.” Having said that “if men were biologically responsible for procreation, they'd fall down and die at the first sonogram.” (The West Wing – Season 2, Episode 18: “17 People”)
  • Here are some of the recent search phrases that have brought people to my little corner of the blogosphere: “Tenneva Jordan's birth date”, “atticus's advice”, “mother of Twins blog”, “why is george washingtons birthday celebrated on the twenty second of february instead of the 11th”, “"Insanity runs in my family... It practically gallops."”, “your favorite cigar kemp” (uh… okay…)
  • Today’s gratuitous (and superfluous) attempt for the ‘craziest word or phrase used in a blatant attempt to trick people into visiting my site when they type it into Google’is: “pussy willow”
  • Today’s gratuitous blog plug is a poetry-site: The American Nightmare
  • Today's mental iPod song of the day is "These Walls" by Teddy Geiger, from the album "Underage Thinking"
I can't believe what is in front of me
The water's rising up to my knees
And I can't figure out
How the hell I wound up here
Everything seemed okay when I started out the other day
Then the rain came pouring down
And now I'm drowning in my fears
And as I watch the setting sun
I wonder if I'm the only one

Cause everyobody tries to put some love on the line
And everybody feels a broken heart sometimes
And even when I'm scared I have to try to fly
Sometimes I fall
But ive seen it done before I got to step outside these walls

I've got no master plan to help me out
Or make me stand up for
All the things I really want
You had me to afraid to ask
And as I look ahead of me
Cry and pray for sanity

These walls can't be my haven
These walls can't keep me safe here
Now I guess I got to let them down
Cause everybody tries to put some love on the line
And everybody feels a broken heart sometimes, yeah
Even when I'm scared I have to try to fly
Sometimes I fall
But I've seen it done before

I got to break out...
I got to break out...
I got to step outside these walls
Love outside these walls
I feel my heart breaking
But its a brand new day
I'm going down
I'm stepping out
I'm stepping outside
These walls
I've seen it done before.. i'm walking on, i'll walk it off, oh i'm moving on)


Queen of Spain said...

Ah. Um.Ah...

I don't know where to start.

samantha said...

Thanks for making me even more irritated with Jack Black than before. He's a one-tricky pony and needs to move on.

And pussy willow? Good one!

Gidge said...

A couple of responses.
1. No, Jack Black's fifteen minutes are not up. 21 year olds will keep him around forever.
2. Huey Lewis supposedly has a huge wang. So do you suppose THIS is what Tommy Mottola meant? Because Taylor Hicks sounds nothing like Lewis.