Saturday, September 09, 2006

I Was Just Thinkin'

I love those "identity theft" commercials--the ones where the victims have the voice of the person who stole their idetity. I especially like the two old ladies talking about their new motocycles, shoot. Yeah, shoot.


House is back on! I love that show. I don't always watch it, but then again, there's nothing that I always watch any more. Thank Goodness for DVR--I can set it to record the series, then I don't have to remember when it's on. It also helps when I missed the final episode of Charmed (aaarrrrrggghhhh!) because I set the recorder to tape it, and by God, I will see that final episode. And life will be good again.


My favorite quote in the article about Path to 9/11 in the New York Times:

It’s not the inaccuracies of “The Path to 9/11” that make ABC’s mini-series so upsetting. It’s the situation on the ground in Afghanistan now.

Umm, yeah, it kind of is the inaccuracies that are upsetting. This really isn't something you want to take "dramatic license" with, is it? Do you really think Joe Average is going to pay attention to the "fictionalized" statement with the miniseries? Or do you think he or she is going to take it all as gospel since it's on TV?

I won't be watching it. Actually, I'm probably not going to turn on the tv at all from Sunday until Tuesday. I'm sorry if it sounds insensitive, but I don't want to see all the 9/11 drama replayed for me, and the politicians profusely pontificating.


We have good friends coming in on Monday to stay for the week. We'll be planning our trip to Italy! Unfortunately, Al can't get any time off work like he thought he could, so it'll just be the three of us. Just between you and me, I think Al prefers it that way--go to work, come home, and all the work's done! He's really so easy-going that he doesn't care where we go, what we do, or where we stay. Our friends are flying up in their plane. How much do they suck? I'm hoping they bring their dachshund, Milo, but Milo doesn't travel well. He doesn't get sick, but he whines very loudly all the time he's in the car/plane/whatever. But he's so cute.


I'm enjoying my new sewing machine (you knew I would, didn't you). There's a Pfaff club at the store I bought it at, so I went to my first one today and learned how to bind a quilt using the 1/4-inch foot with a guide. Cool. Not that I ever seem to finish a quilt to the point that it's ready for binding, but it's nice to know that when the time comes, I can do it!


Do you ever feel like no matter what you do it's never good enough? You work out, but you really should "step it up" to get a better work out. You watch your diet, but you should drink more water or eat more vegetables and fruits. You dust and pick up the clutter around the house, but you should have vacuumed and mopped, too. You try to be a good person and go to church, but you should be bringing unsaved people to church with you. You try to cook good dinners, but you really should eat those leftovers so you don't throw out any food. Geez! I hate the word "should." Really, who's to say what I "should" do? OK, so I put more pressure on myself than anyone else, but really, I shouldn't. Wait. No. But really, I am not going to do that any more. And I'm going to start by cutting "should" out of my vocabulary.


I had flashbacks to the 70s this week. I watched Jaws and All That Jazz. Yeah, they're a little dated and pretty much stuck in the 70s, but I still love those movies. Hmmmm, maybe it has something to do with Roy Scheider? Oh, and it's always kind of cool to watch those movies as an adult because now I get all the jokes and allusions that I didn't get as a kid. Like when Quint says his toast "Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women." I never go that as a kid. Yeah, I was that naive.


One last thing. One of my best friend's mother passed away on Monday. By Wednesday, real estate agents had started leaving their cards on the front door of her mother's house. Vultures.

Well, that's enough. Have a great weekend everyone. Posting may be a little sparatic next week. But I'll still be checking in on you guys!


Jay said...

The "Path to 9/11" is nothing more than a conservative's wet dream. All but one of the FBI people hired to be consultants on the movie quit because of all the inaccuracies. But, ABC/Disney is gonna run it no matter what. I wonder if they will include the time that Bush was given the PBD that was titled "Bin Laden determined to attack within in the US"?

"Do you ever feel like no matter what you do it's never good enough?"
The real question is when DON'T I feel that way.

Betty said...

Milo is so cute! Remember when he ate all the Christmas cookies? And, you know, "Jaws" and all its offspring will never get old.

F&W said...

As my Mother would say, "Stop shoulding all over yourself!"

saz said...

Everyone keeps telling me about "House" but it's on a channel I can't get...another reason I should get cable.

And I thought I was the only person who liked "Charmed" - why did they cancel it?

Lisa said...

Kell, I will send you an email today with Italy ideas! And speaking of vultures, within days after my Dad died, the family's longtime insurance agent called me to see if I would sell my father's gun collection to him. On principle, I said no, because what a jerk to call me about that right away!

Kell said...

Chelle p--I like it! I'm going to adopt that!

Saz--I think it was time. They were going to cancel it after last season, when the sisters pretended to be dead and assumed new identities. But it was renewed, and then they had to come up with a whole new season! I thought it was a great season, though. I bet it was cool seeing a show that was set in SF! Oh, and about House--rent it on DVD. I'm not sure it's worth paying the "cable bastards" as my hubby so lovingly refers to them just for House.

Lisa--Thanks! I go back and forth between being excited and overwhelmed! And I'm always amazed how unfeeling people can be after a death. I try to tell myself it's not personal, but it can't help but be.

Newt said...

I love this rambling post. It was awesome and fun to read. you should do it more often. (Sorry I had to say it) I should shut up now.

but i wont

Spend more time in Florence and less time in Venice (or at least that is what I have been told by more than a few people)

jd said...

Kell, for whatever reason my comment I made to this several days ago didn't take. Don't remember exactly what I said, other than the suggestion to read John Berendt's City of Falling Angels as you prepare to for your Italy trip. It came out last year and is a wonderful tribute to modern day Venice. I wish it had been out several years ago when I was in Venice. It would have helped me understood the city better. Still I had a delightful weekend in Venice wandering the city alone. Absolutely amazing place.