Thursday, September 17, 2009
This And That Thursday
Random Musings on This and That for Thursday
#1 When you picture an apple in your mind is it always red? I always picture a red apple. But I bet good old Martha Stewart could show us apples in a dozen colors and shapes. I think we have been brainwashed by the kindergarten teachers. Walk into almost any American kindergarten classroom and the calendar for September probably has the numbers on apples, red apples. Now why couldn't the apples be green or yellow?
#2 All summer I watched the following two shows: Big Brother and America's GotTalent. I was so happy to see Jordan win the $500,000 on Big Brother. She was so cute and honest that it was like a breath of fresh air. And then that country singer with the saddest face I have ever seen won the America's Got Talent show contest.
#3 Tonight the fall reality show Survivor starts. I can't wait!
#4 Jay Leno's brand new 10:00 P.M. show started this week. You know what I think. First, this is just the same show we saw at 11:35 P.M. for so many years. Nothing looks different to me. He just ditched the desk! Second, Jay Leno and NBC are doing this for all us old folks who no longer can stay up past the late night news to watch the late night show. Baby Boomers we have been saved by Jay Leno. We can get our nightly laughs and still get a good night's sleep too.
#5 Do you know any wahoos? A wahoo is a student, professor or alum of the that great Virginia public university that is always listed in the top 25 colleges or universities in the nation---the University of Virginia. Our older daughter is a wahoo and I think she would like for little Jack Aidan to be a wahoo someday too. Click on Jenn and Terry under my blog list to see little Jack's first impressions of UVA or else click here: http://jennandterry.blogspot.com/
#6 Hoof and Mouth Disease. It happens to cows and it has also happened recently to Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina and to Kanye West on the MTV Awards Show. Quick somebody call a vet.
#7 Have you picked up on this. Almost every week another celebrity dies. This week it is the death of Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary '60s folk singing fame.
#8 The Washington Nationals in spite of talent still stink!
#9 The Washington Redskins in spite of talent still stink! And I still don't like Dan Snyder holding on to the Redskins as the team mascot. He needs to change the mascot name just like my alma mater did. Miami University of Ohio, which was named Miami after an Ohio Native American tribe, was the Redskins when I went to college. Today they are the Redhawks.
#10 James Madison University in Harrionsburg, VA is a Division II college and last week they almost knocked off in overtime at College Park, MD that Division I powerhouse the University of Maryland. Go Duke Dogs! Jeanine give a cheer! Maria give a cheer. JMU rocks.
#10 Fall is football season. Go watch a game this coming weekend.