Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Random Thoughts 2/28

Stuff I have been thinking about:

-I didn't see any of the Oscar nominated films this year and I don't really care. As a matter of fact the last movie I even saw in the theater was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

-I saw this headline the other day "Plane carrying 46 Missing in Venezuela" and thought, Is there ever a happy ending to one of the stories? Is a "missing" plane ever "found" OK and in one piece? Sadly I don't remember any.

-Have you made someone else smile today? If not then try to... It's good for you I promise.

-One of the commentators (I don't know her name but she has red hair) on "The View" the other day was talking about the upcoming Presidential election and said, " It's really important that we all get out and vote this time." This time? As opposed to what? The Presidential election in the past that wasn't all that important? Yeesh...

-Speaking of the Presidential Election here is an odd tidbit for you. It is generally thought that only 7 to 10% of the adult population in America is left handed. So you would think that it would be out of the ordinary for both Presidential candidates in the general election to be lefties. We have that distinct possibility because both Barack Obama and John McCain are left handed. That is odd but not the oddest All three of the candidates in 1992 were lefties as well. Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ross Perot. That almost defies odds unless there is something inherent about politicians and being left handed. Use that little fact there to impress your friends at parties... LOL! (Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford were lefties too)

-Odd Google search note of the week: Someone from Seoul South Korea found our blog by searching for Danny Noriega Superstar... Someone is also delusional.

-I miss Triumph the Comic Insult Dog... That was one funny dog!

-I heard on the radio this morning that the OK symbol we make with our thumb and finger is the symbol for flipping the bird in Brazil... Better remember that on your next trip there.

-I live hundreds of miles of miles from the nearest beach but somehow on Monday a seagull (yeah a dadgum seagull) actually landed on the hood of my car when I was stopped at a stoplight. What the heck?? I shooed him off before he could poop on my car.

-I heard on the radio the other day that there is a scientific theory out there that women actually have the big O when they are giving birth. (I only heard this so don't shoot the messenger) Now I am not a woman and certainly have never given birth but something tells me that there is something a bit flawed with that theory.


Observations from My trip this past weekend as a church youth group chaperon:
-The breakfast buffet at the Embassy Suites is fabulous. They will even make you a made to order omelet if you want one and they carry a $30 filet mignon on their menu but they don't have flavored creamer for the coffee do they Apple??

-The Christian folk group Tangled Blue played at this event I was at. They are really good. They are a married couple who tour around the country in a VW bus with almost 300,000 miles on it. Their message is really positive and the music was great. My favorites were the old testament Advent scripture that they wrote into songs and play with a heavy metal guitar. It's not hokey It's sweet! you can look them up on line if you want to http://www.tangledblue.com/ - But don't confuse them with Bob Dylan's tangled up in blue. (that's what got Hootie in trouble)

-A surefire sign that I am getting old and out of touch is that I have no idea who the heck "Hollister" is. I am not sure if he is an athlete or in a band but this guy sure must be popular though because every third kid at this event had one of his shirts on. Oh well, whatever....

-This tells me that the kids are out of touch because there was a dance at this event and none of them liked one of the greatest rap tunes of all time "Let me clear my throat" by DJ Kool. Shameful.

-Speaking of the dance (which was loosely 80s themed) I have come to the conclusion that they can now "re-mix" anything. Song after song was butchered err re-mixed in one way or another in most cases totally ruining the song. The ultimate out of place remix had to be their rendition of John Denver's "Country Roads" Yes you read that correctly they played a dance remix of John Denver singing his classic "Almost heaven... (woop woop shikky shikky) West Virgina..." It was terrible and I am not kidding. I have witnesses. One reader of this blog was actually with me at the time and called someone on the phone leaving them a message to prove that there was such a horrid thing.

-BTW I am told by that same person that the kids were laughing at me when I was singing my favorite song from 2008 "Clumsy" by Fergie (including the spoken parts) Whatever... they just don't know cool when they see it.

-Hotels have gone Hi-tech on us. This is for real! The clock radio in my hotel room actually had a connection to plug an MP3 player into it. So I guess you can wake up to your I-Pood. Yeesh there was once a time when you had to actually hope they would give you a wake up call on time. If the desk clerk hadn't fallen asleep. Ah those were the days.

-It was a really good weekend and for the most part the kids were very well behaved. I had a great time but was happy to get home to my wife, child and own bed though.

-I came home from my weekend away to find that my son had taught himself a new trick. He really wants to walk and has previously had no desire to crawl. Well I guess all of that changed this weekend because I came home to find him doing this very humorous looking "inchworm" crawl. He scoots along the carpet by arching his back and then pushing of with one foot kind of like an inchworm... It is a scream to watch so I had to get it on video. He is getting really good at it too. He is fast getting across the room. Ahhh the sign of things to come.

Enjoy your "Leap Day" tomorrow everyone !!

-Doc

48 comments:

Leighann said...

Wow, you sure had a lot going on in that head of yours didn't you?!

(for me to poop on)

I can tell you for a fact, having given birth FOUR times, that I never got to enjoy the big "O" during any of them. Although once that slimy, screaming beast finally pops out the pain is instantly gone and that was just as good as having one!

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc,

When the hell do you have time to watch The View???

By the way the last time I saw or heard Triumph the Insult Comic Dog he was hanging around Michael Vick's house. No one has heard from him since.

Lefties rock!

Dana said...

I am quite concerned to learn that you were in the same room as a TV showing "The View".

I'm a lefty, and not a politician ... does that mean I missed my calling?

I'm guessing my c-section didn't qualify for any big "O" getting. I new I should have tried for that vaginal birth!

As American as Apple Pie said...

I agree with Leighann on the "just as good as part" of birth. And no, I never experienced the O during any of my births either.

Doc--love the thoughts. Don't even get me started on the creamer. And...were we at the same event? You know my thoughts on behavior.

Hollister is a clothing company. Man, you are out of touch! You need to hang out more with the youth so you can learn how to be cool again. :)

Almost Heaven remix was shameful...but so was you singing rap and Fergie songs.

Doc said...

Leighann - Thats what that seagul tried to say to me. Nice car for me to Poop on...HAHAHAA!!! - Oh and I thought that theory was bogus.

Mt. Cat - I should have put you in that post... Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ross Perrot, and the Mt. Cat are all left handed - And the view is on in the break room while I have my lunch in the microwave... I don't watch it on purpose...LOL

Doc said...

Dana - I was heating up my leftover chili and the view was on in the breakroom at work... I seem to be surrounded by lefties... RUN Shane RUN!

Apple - I said for the most part... I forgot about the infamous "Vitamin Water fiasco" - Pssssst the Hollister thing was literary license...you don't actually think I thought it was an athlete do you? And I stand by my Fergie - That was not me trying to be funny... That was really good!

The Mountain Cat said...

Suuuurrrreeee Doc. I don't watch The View either. LOL

By the way, did anyone watch Drew Peterson on the Today Show this morning? He is such a fink. Roger Clemens is innocent compared to this liar.

Micky-T said...

Doc- I know seagulls move inland before a storm, but for one to land on your car seems fishy to me, so I'd take a good look, and sniff around your car.
Those teenagers might have left you something in your hubcaps after they heard you singing "Clumsy"

Leighann said...

Joy Behar (sp?) is the redhead on The View, I *do* watch it on purpose, but only for the "Hot Topics" section. I like to imagine all the ways I could kill Elisabitch Hasselbeck and dispose of her body without getting caught!

Drew Peterson is a slimy mother f**ker! I can't wait until that rat bastard gets what's coming to him!

I'm not left handed but my left boob is slightly bigger than the right. What's that mean??

Jay said...

Leighann imagine ways killing Elizabeth and I imagine ways of doing .. uh .. other things with Elizabeth.

What's with all the dudes that watch The View? Don't they realize The Gilmore Girls is on at the same time?

The only nominated movies I've seen are No Country for Old Men and Juno. Both excellent. Michael Clayton is on my NetFlix list.

Doc said...

Mt. Cat - I think that the last name Peterson is starting to get right up there with the middle name Wayne... BTW - Isn't Roger Clemens middle name Wayne?

Micky T - That made me laugh... But hey I do a really good clumsy. Just don't ask my wife's opinion.

Leighann - I used to want to dispose of Elisabeth's brother in Law Matt when they kept the Panthers out of the Super bowl (but I'm not bitter) As far as the boob thing you may want to submit that as a question for "Ask Doc and the Mt. Cat" :D

Doc said...

Jay - I agree that Elisabeth is attractive for a Republican. And I wish she had gotten up and popped Rosie O'Donnell in the nose last year - then they both might have gotten fired.

Anonymous said...

I want a TV in our breakroom!!!!

LeapOFaith

Jahooni said...

Leap Day is tomorrow? Didn't know it.

i travel a lot and one thing is certain that it is always nice to come home to your own bed. But when i was in houston at the Hilton OMGOSH they have the best matress. i have the number to order the same but i am kinda scared on what it will cost but dang it was the best bed ever!!!

i miss those early days when my daughter was learning to walk. it is so funny to watch them so Vlog it for us all.

have a good day doc.
oh and the Diva Queens won last night. think it was the pink that made them the lucky ones! ;)~

The Mountain Cat said...

LeapO, who needs TV when you've got ygaakobt.blogspot.com????

The Mama Bear said...

I love the inchworm crawl...Micheyla did it on her back which was hilarious, except for the carpet burns she gave herself.

So, I am guessing that The Newsboys are no longer a hot Christian group? I still love them from my youth group days.

Single In The City said...

I knew you would have fun on your youth trip, I cannot even say I know John Denver or anyone you mentioned.

Danny Noriega WT'EFF! I finally heard him the other day he is a hot mess!!!

The BIG "O" I just figured out! I am slow!!!

You are a MESS also! You really be thinking. I am thinking you should do a blog on those cow tits! LOL!

Doc said...

Jahooni - I don't think I have the ability to Vlog with my video cam and I know I can't on my phone - Having a name for your kids softball team like the Diva Queens is a mess... LOL!

Leap O - Vin is right - We are more fun than The View.. FO SHO!!

Penelope - I am quite confident that I have never seen anything cooler than Lil Doc's inchworm crawl... but seeing him do it on his back might be hilarious too! (but I am biased)

Single - you might not know John Denver but you better know Fergie! And Danny Noriega is nothing more than Miley Cyrus (with a higher pitched voice than her) He is tryign to do his hair and his mannerisms like her... Yikes - And I refuse to discuss the rest of your comment with you... :p

Leighann said...

Okay boys, I submitted a question!

Leighann said...

Danny Noriega is this years Sanjaya!

The Mountain Cat said...

And LeapO is moving to the cubical behind me. Oh lord now we'll never get any work done. It will be an aerial paper clip war!

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc you can answer Leighann's question this time. My answer to MickyT's snot/bogger inquiry still gives some of our readers the willies.

Doc said...

Ask Doc and Mt Cat works well on the weekend... I will have to check it out and see if we can give the Birthday girl some advice this weekend.

and Leighann - you stole that Sanjaya line from me!!

BTW - for any of those who want good American Idol discussion check out our friend Lulita - there is a good discussion going on ovet there... you can click on her link in our US people blog roll links. I have decided instead of blogging AI this season I will post my thoughts over there

Lulita said...

If you miss Triumph, how do you feel about Walter and Jeff Dunham? Not a dog but a insulting smartass old man puppet and his voice human. I think they are great.

Leighann said...

I KNEW I had read that somewhere!! Forgive me for stepping on your toes Doc, but it sounds better coming from me. BAHAHAHA!

Leighann said...

Lulita.... OH. MY. GAWD.

Walter is HYSTERICAL!! (Jeff Dunham aint half bad either lol)

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, way more fun than The View, but I can't get you in the breakroom!

Oh, wait!! I got what's even better...TMC live and in person!! Ha!!!!!!! ;-P

LeapOFaith

Doc said...

Oh My WALTER is hysterical.... Oh he is enough to make you pee your pants.

Leighann said...

I loved it when he was talking about his wife, and said....

"She jumped on her menstrual cycle and ran my ass over!"

HAHAHAHA!

The Mountain Cat said...

I'm not that funny. I am really shy honestly.

micky-T said...

I saw WALTER yesterday for the first time. Blows me right out of the water!!
L M A Off

Leighann said...

MtCat, who are you trying to fool? I enjoy your humor!

Micky, there are all kinds of "Walter" clips on youtube!

micky_t said...

Thats where I saw it. But shit I'll have to give up my wife if I spend anymore time on this puter!

Leighann said...

Hey, we all have to make sacrifices! (KIDDING!)

Doc said...

ROFLMAO @ MickyT and Leighann!!!

The Mountain Cat said...

Thanks LeapO & Leighann, I am just a really modest person. Right Doc?

Doc said...

Yeah apparently all left handed people are modest.... :)~

Real Live Lesbian said...

I miss Triumph, too. I had a little doggie crush goin' on!

micky-T said...

I'm feeling dumb but I got to know! [ROFL] think I got that one but, MAO ...What's that Doc?

Christine said...

Sorry I missed all the fun. I left work early for a dermatology treatment - Blue Lite. Supposedly to remove sun damage and dangerous spots...I was in it hoping to peel away and unveil Angelina Jolie!

Not. My face is on fire!

Doc, the remix thing is great. I heard a dance remix of "Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water." Can you believe?

The Mountain Cat said...

Sis are you ok? I thought I was the member of the family that resembled Angie Jolie most?

Doc said...

MickyT - Rolling on the floor Lauging my bootie off !

Christine said...

Yes, I'm OK - What's a little face burning, skin peeling, brown spot sloughing... All in the name of beauty! Or, in the name of doctor's fes. I'm told I'm a dermatologist's dream. I have every little speck checked. I have pretty good insurance coverage!

Lulita said...

Mic, did you watch Walter from one of my links? I think the Best Sports was a riot. Oh and leighann I thought the line about the menstral cycle was one of the funniest I've heard in a while. So how do y'all feel about the Blue Comedy Boys, Jeff, Bill, Larry and Ron? We laugh our hineys off. Oh if one could only truely laugh their hiney off or at least smaller.

micky said...

Hey Doc,
Thanks for that PG-13 version.

Karen said...

Whew - that was a lot of "thoughts". I got a clock radio with with an ipod attachment for christmas from my ex-bf's mom, but I haven't taken it out of the box yet. I was thinking of re-gifting. :)

Betty said...

I don't know about other women, but I can assure you that "the big 'O' was the absolute last thing I was having when I gave birth, both times. It was more like the big OUCH!!

Vi said...

That just shows you all the smart people are left handed! Maybe theres a chance of me becoming Prime Minister then? ;P