Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rainy Weather

I've been enjoying the rain but for one thing. Messes up the phone line and creates noise. The noise prevents a connection on dial-up, so no posting from home. And last weekend I had the time and the inclination.

So here's a quick one. And I'll add a photo of my three new coworkers. It's really making it easy in the training having all three start at once. Say it once instead of three times.

Well, I'm not having any luck posting the photo. I'll add it later.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Upscale Ebay

Listen To Compilation of Scandinavian Bands

Glimpse The Future

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Carl Reiner

I really try not to stay up too late, but since I went to The Big-City Mall and got back after 10:30 (about an hour and fifteen minute drive home plus had to stop at grocery store), I'm still up and watching tv and unwinding from a stressful work day and the drive.

Just happened to have Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on tv because I was taking a break from watching my soap to do something. And Carl Reiner was on there!

The man is 85 and looks fantastic! His 93 year old wife just had a birthday celebration. She's was the lady in When Harry Met Sally that says, "I'll have what she's having." Their son is Rob Reiner. Know who I'm talking about?

I guess I first realized who Carl Reiner was when I discovered he was the creator of the Dick Van Dyke show which I love. And then when I found out he was buds with Mel Brooks ... well, there you go! He played Alan Brady who Rob wrote comedy for and Rob's coworker, Buddy, was based on Carl's buddy, Mel Brooks. And we know what a fan of Mel Brooks I am!

Also, Bright Eyes was the guest band on there right before they signed off. Plan to check them out again even though the singer's vocals were a bit disturbing. A soulful Tiny Tim comes to mind. I was really enjoying the lyrics. (Okay, I checked them out. Aside from that guy's annoying voice, I found their music as a whole to be unwholesomely gloomy and too cryptic for me so I won't be putting them on my listening list. However, I do appreciate how they can turn a phrase while I was reading some of the lyrics. A friend commented that Bright Eyes is great stuff and I had to reply that reading, hearing, listening to tales of death and rotting corpses means something different to me now since watching Gene have a heart attack. It doesn't freak me out, but I just don't want to go there for entertainment purposes, you know?)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Silent Movies

Dad told me a story today about the first movie he saw. They lived in New Hope, Arkansas then. Some fellow had a garage and moved all the cars over to one side and they had some chairs set up. His dad/my grandfather, Ben D., was a school teacher was asked to read the captions aloud since many of the older audience members didn't read or at least couldn't read it fast enough while the words were on the screen. If Dad was 11 as he remembered, this would have happened around 1927.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Procrastinations Of The Heart

I finally took Gene's name off my bank account today. Getting ready to order new checks. Won't have his name on them this time. Sigh.

I don't know exactly why, but Gene always hated paisley. And I've always loved it. This time there was no need to compromise on selecting checks and yes, I soon will be enjoying my new checks with their pale paisley background.
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