I hope all is well in web-land as I’ve been missing in action the last month or so.Ã‚Â
This weekend is an important one and not just for the guysÃ‚Â signed up forÃ‚Â hot-dog eating contest.
I don’t agree with this war for lots of reasons.Ã‚Â But, I have tremendous respect for the soldiers.Ã‚Â I can’t imagine being one–I couldn’t do it.
One talk show host in Pittsburgh, Lynn Cullen, always intersperses her liberal (really, she is middle of the road when you get past the label) takes on the world with the names of the most recent soldiers killed.Ã‚Â And invariably when she starts that list I reach for the dial, thinking, there must be something more compelling on than that.Ã‚Â That reflex to change the station chills me.
I never turn the dial.Ã‚Â I force myself to listen to every name, their age, their rank and I call to mind a picture of who the guy or woman might be.Ã‚Â Why do I have to force myself to listen?Ã‚Â I mean, if I can’t take the time to hear the names of those dying in our name, then what does that say?Ã‚Â Sadly, I’m not the only one reaching for the dial–whatever dial is available when the reality of what’s happening comes to the fore.
Anyway, Memorial Day deserves more contemplation than most of us give it–yes, including me–and it might be good if we all really reflected on what’s happening in the world today, in our name.
On a lighter note NBC is running Friday Night Lights on Sundays now.Ã‚Â My God, don’t miss it this time.Ã‚Â I know I’m harping, but now’s your chance.Ã‚Â There’s not one character on that show who isn’t worth watching–who doesn’t engage me every week.Ã‚Â And next time I post a profile of each and every character I’d like someone besides me to comment, damn-it.Ã‚Â I don’t believe you all have better things to do than me, I just don’t.
American Idol is over and that’s a good thing.Ã‚Â But I’m glad Jordan won.Ã‚Â My husband liked Blake all along and he liked him much better than sweet Jordan.Ã‚Â I don’t get that.Ã‚Â Blake never appealed to me.Ã‚Â Bill was always like, “Oh yeah, Blake’s the best performer, he looks like he was born up there.”Ã‚Â Well, no, I don’t think so.Ã‚Â Blake’s better than me and everything, but seriously, I didn’t see it.Ã‚Â Most of the voters did, I guess.Ã‚Â And isn’t that what makes this show so good?Ã‚Â
A little something for everyone.