Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What's up, doc?

I really meant to begin regular posting here in February, but here I am, a week behind! what's up with that? The other funny thing is that my counter shows that people hitting this site have doubled in number recently... just goes to show you that the writer's strike is giving bloggers new audiences! Now if only I can generate some content.

There are day-to-day topics, like going to the dentist (yesterday) and then stumbling to the polling place, still a bit high on nitrous. You can make your own guesses as to whether the gas had any effect on my vote. The remodelling drags on, this is supposed to be the "final" week. The punch list is getting very short. We'll be very glad to have our second bathroom done. My quartet is preparing for contest the first week of April and is rehearsing more regularly.

There are more cerebral topics, like politics or what to do about an email inbox that is bursting at its seams (actually a topic at a workshop here at my office today), but others seem to be more informed than I am on stuff like this.

For entertainment lately, we discovered that the game show network is showing "I've Got A Secret", hosted by Gary Moore. It's odd to see the grainy black & white past in contrast with the current commercials. Gary is constantly smoking on screen, and we googled to confirm that he later died from emphysema. In fact, all the men on that show died from smoking related illnesses. It's strange when the men stand to greet women coming onstage, and the other women stay seated. It's strange to see how dressed up they are, and how slow the show's pace is. It's strange to think about how this era seems so long ago, and yet it's the era that made up my formative years. I was ACTUALLY ALIVE when all this was going on. It seems impossible.

1 comment:

R.G.B. said...

I have watched a couple of those B&W Gary Moore shows, too, and it struck me as how phony Moore comes across to me. Not really enjoying himself, it looks. Maybe that is because I heard an interview of him after he was off TV and he seemed bitter and might have even said he didn't enjoy it, I seem to vaguely remember that. Anyhow, talk about the epitome of that old show crudeness, I saw a "Beat the Clock" or was it "Truth or Consequences" where the clock was sort of pinned to the wall a little crooked, and the people, dressed also too formally, with no makeup, looked sallow like Nixon in the JFK debate. They were made to pass ordinary balloons between their chins as tasks or consequences, and it looked like a little kid's birthday party, not a TV production. How jaded we have become.