Sunday, March 02, 2008

I wish I had something interesting to say, but I don't

Hey, y'all. How is every little thing?

I don't have anything exciting to post, so I'm just going to do a hodge-podge. Let's see, first off, today I bought a Jellycat brand Bartlesham Bear for a friend who's wife just had a baby (well, technically the bear is for the baby). This bear was so soft, and made in just the right proportions that I almost couldn't part with him. I wanted to keep him and carry him around everywhere. Le sigh. Parting was such sweet sorrow.

Speaking of buying things, yesterday RR and I went to the Dillard's Clearance Center, and we cleaned up. Like all clearance outlet type places, it's always hit-or-miss shopping there, but yesterday, they had TONS of cute stuff. It was hard to narrow down my purchases. Plus, it was an extra 40% off weekend. Score! RR got a super cute silk shirt that was originally $149—she got it for $16.75. Nothing that I bought was over $10. It was a good day. They even had lots of cute shoes—I almost never get there when they have shoes in my size that are worth buying. I wish that we'd had time to go back today.

Friday night, we ran into a friend at Whole Foods, and she invited us to come over and hang out. She and her husband and kids live about a mile or two down the road, but we hardly ever hang out. It was great to see her—she's really one of the funniest people I've ever met. And . . . she has a Wii. And she let us play it. Bowling and tennis were both fun. And athough it pains me to say this, I must: Guitar Hero is awesome. There. I can hate myself now. Not awesome: I have had Foghat's “Slow Ride” stuck in my head since Friday. I like the song, or I did (and here I profess my affinity for classic rock), but it's driving me crazy. Slow ride. Take it ease-ee.

Also not awesome: our local PBS station is not showng “Emma” tonight. Instead, we get some Sarah Brightman concert or something. Do not want! I really don't like those pledge drives. Show me something I'd actually watch, and I'll donate. Play Daniel O'Donnell or Andre Rieu, and I'm just changing the channel. No offense meant to them, but that's not stuff I tune into PBS to watch—and PBS doesn't seem to play those guys anytime other than pledge drives. I remember back in the old days when they showed things like “Anne of Green Gables” during pledge drives. I'd totally donate if they showed “Anne of Green Gables.“

And that's really all I have to say.


RR said...

Hey, that's right! They used to play quality programming during the pledge drives. What happened?

Also, that Foghat song is now stuck in my head. Grrreat.

JLR said...

You're welcome!!!

and HMC says that all the PBS stations took a break from Jane Austen this Sunday, so it wasn't just us. But I still say that they could try to put on something that the usual PBS viewers would watch and donate for. Something like, I don't know, gosh, maybe a movie based on a Jane Austen novel?