Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's This Stuff That Bubbles Called Soap

What happened to personal hygiene? Really, lately I've noticed that people don't seem to care about body odor. Maybe I'm being sensitive (remember I'm the person who can't leave my house without anti-perspirant and cologne). At the gym, it's a given that someone is going to smell, but that's only if they have been working out first.

I recently went to Houston and on my way back the guy that sat beside me smelled like he just showered using old gym socks as a loofah. I mean this guy reeked! It was enough to almost make me pass out. Nothing in any trash can, anatomy lab or even bus stop terminal bathroom smelled worse!

To make matters worse, this guy kept leaning towards me to show me something he was reading in a magazine. I think he saw the look of gag on my face. He actually asked me if I was getting airsick. I was like not airsick, B.O. sick buddy!

Thank goodness the flight between Houston and Sarasota is only an hour and a half.

How do you politely tell someone, your odor is more offensive than comedy night on a cable channel?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Puppet On A String

They crowned the new winner of "America's Got Talent" the other night and yes I watched it. I bet you that Mr. Shife watched it throughout the summer. Mr. Shife's idol the Hoff is one of the judges, plus in the grand finale, Hoff serenaded the audience.

A ventriliquist won. I was surprised. I don't mean shocked because the guy does have talent because he does. It's just that the art of ventriliquism is old and isn't really done that much. So it was surprising to me that a majority of the callers voted for and enjoyed him. Like I said, the man is talented and could sing pretty well.

This ventriliquist was up against a beat boxer, the guy I wanted to win Cas Haley (sp?) and a country singer. I thought that maybe one of the singers would win, but the hand puppet guy did. So kudos to him.

Did anyone else watch this? Or am I the only person keeping the show on the air?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Stuck In My Head

Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head. The song I've got stuck in my head is a pretty hilarious one.

This morning while reading several blogs, Missy of the Universe put a video on her post that she said was hilarious. I couldn't get the whole thing to play so I went to YouTube, found it and it loaded from there. It's pretty funny. Anyway, one of the songs that this group was mocking was "You Spin Me Right Round Baby"--not sure if that's the actual title of the song. And now I can't get it out of my head.

This has happened to me more frequently. Maybe it's because there is nothing swirling around in my brain, so whatever gets caught in the vast wasteland of knowledge up there, gets repeated over and over, much like the record in the song.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Like Father, Like Son

I guess the saying "if you can't beat them, join them" really does hold some water.

I was driving through town when I pulled up beside a convertible Mercedes. In the car were two very well dressed guys, one in his mid fifties, the other either graduating high school or else a freshman in college. Both were smoking cigarettes.

I was like WTF? My father would cut my lips off before watching me smoke a cigarette. I didn't even have my first beer with my father until I was done with college. I guess my conservative upbringing is the reason I was shocked to see this father-son duo smoking.

Does anyone else find this a bit unnerving?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Whatever Happened To....

Early morning television pretty much sucks. Well most television today sucks, but I have no other choice of entertainment but to watch it. Plus I'm addicted to reality shows--except for any of the dance ones, skating ones (thank goodness the plug was pulled on that one), or restaurant cook ones. Oh yeah and any of the ones where a rose is given to ask someone to stay. So that just leaves American Idol!!!

I digress (I always do). Anyway, there was an old episode of Magnum P.I. I can remember when my parents use to watch Magnum. My mother loved the show and never missed an episode. I can also remember some of my friend's older sisters loving Tom. So what happened to him? Aside from playing Magnum, I don't remember him doing anything else. He did turn up as the creepy older dude who dated Monica on "Friends".

I brought this up with my Dad on the phone one day. He said that back in his day tossed aside movie stars showed up on "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". Why this even became a topic of conversation between us, I don't know. I usually call him to ask about clinical questions or laboratory values.

So I wonder, what is today's version of "The Love Boat"? Where do not so famous anymore movie stars make their guest appearances? And then it dawned on me...they move into the house in "Surreal Life". But where else do they go? And why have I written a post that has the words "Magnum P.I."?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Let's Talk About the Weather

What is with this scorching heat? I walked outside today to get the mail and a blast of heat came through the front door. If I were in a cartoon, the heat would have been drawn using shades of red, orange and yellow and the animation would have blown my hair backwards!! Honestly, it did not feel good. And the feeling of being outside for just a few minutes was icky. I was all sweaty and I immediately felt my anti-perspirant being pushed to it's maximum limit. This after being outside for just a few minutes.

However, from the windows, it looks awesome outside. Just wish it wasn't so miserably hot.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

I Don't Want To Be That Guy

One of my really good friends sent me photos from his recent vacation. He went to Hilton Head with a new girlfriend. I have yet to meet his new girlfriend. Some of my friends have met her and when I ask about her, some say they don't like her, others say you have to meet her for yourself. No one has commented on her looks yet (he doesn't know about this blog, or at least he hasn't said he knows, otherwise I would not be writing this post). And no one has used another adjective other than "nice" when describing her. In fact of all his girlfriends, she's the least talked about. Whenever he starts going out with someone, I usually hear "you've got to meet his new girlfriend" or "what till you see his new WOMAN (spelled in capitals because this word is usually emphasized)".

So when I got the photos, I was taken aback...while his girlfriend isn't most unfortunate (a term Reese used in one of her movies to describe her rival in a love triangle), she isn't someone I would have thought my buddy would date. I don't have a man crush, but I do know that my buddy is above average good looking. I've seen girls give him the thrice over. I'm not superficial. I make an effort to never really judge (although I catch myself judging all the time--I seriously need help.) I certainly understand that I can't be superficial. I'm no day at the beach, I'm no day even in a parking lot. I don't recall ever being given the once over.

I hate that my first thought was "What?", when I looked at his vacation pictures. But it was the first thought that popped into my head. What is wrong with me? For all I know, this could be the love of his life, the girl that he'll marry. While some of my other friends say "it won't last", the smile I saw in the pictures was "I'm happy". And he took her on vacation already!!! This is something that he usually reserves for someone he's been dating awhile and he's usually reluctant about that sort of "commitment".

I need to bash my head against a table a few times. I can't believe I had these thoughts. I really despise that the thought came to mind, but it did. If he's happy, that is all that should matter. And if he asks, I'm going to tell him that I'm happy for him.