Archive for September, 2006
I have found that actually leaning to one side or the other doesn’t really help…
I have to say I was more than a little shocked when Harry got voted off Dancing with the Stars last night. I know he wasn’t one of the best but he had improved so much and gave his best performance yet Tuesday night. I really felt bad for the fella.
I had pegged Jerry to be the next to go but I think he has sort of become the sentimental favorite. He really tries and he is very humble, genuinely so. With the competition the stiffest it has ever been on this show, I don’t see Jerry making it past next week.
I do have to give props to Sara Evans though. She looked like a completely different person out there Tuesday night. I guess being in your element really does matter. You go Girl.
Right now I think the one to beat is Monique. Wow. She is a little firecracker and doesn’t seem to have the problem with the rules that Mario and Joey have.
We in this country are quickly approaching a time of crisis and if we do not recognize it and take steps to stem the tide, we will, quite frankly, destroy ourselves.
We have become an “on demand” society with anything and everything available to us immediately. While that may seem wonderful and make us so much more civilized (in our minds) than other countries, we are missing the cultivation of an indispensable virtue in the lives of our young people. Patience people. How can our young people possibly learn patience when they have absolutely nothing to have to be patient about?
People who have not learned the discipline of patience can very often be extremely dangerous people…acting rashly…demanding what they want when they want it…unable to compromise…unable to wait for a planted seed to take root and work its way up and through the soil to become what it was meant to be.
It absolutely terrified me when I realized that the “on demand” generation of today will be our leaders very soon. Folks who have always known the world of microwaves, pagers, cell phones, digital cameras, cable/satellite TV, DSL, instant credit approval, “buy now pay later”, never wait for anything ever…these people will become our government officals, CEO’s, police officers, military. Do you see the nightmare we are about to have? I do…and I am scared.
What an action packed show last night! Everyone really stepped up to the plate with no one obviously bombing out. This is going to be a great race to the finish.
My favorites last night were Vivaca A. Fox and Joey (why is your head bald) Lawrence. Fantastic!
Most improved? Harry Hamlin without a doubt. The stick man really loosened up and had a little fun. I was pleasantly surprised.
Not so much? Well, even though the judges lightened up on her considerably, I wasn’t too awfully impressed with Sara Evans. It just seems like her heart isn’t in it. Shanna (aka WBWD…whiny baby wimp dog) didn’t do much for me either. I think one of these two will be the next to go.
I just finished reading Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, Running with Scissors, and I must say I couldn’t get it over with soon enough. I’m one of those quirky folks that believes once I start a book, I am almost obligated to finish it. That was more often than not a struggle with this one.
Burroughs’ use of humor and wit is extremely well done but the vulgarity splashed throughout the pages was just a bit more than I wanted to deal with and was truly on the verge of overkill. Shocking revelations strewn here and there with such graphic detail wouldn’t be so bad but it kept needlessly popping up all over the book. Frankly, I got tired of it and the shock value wore off quickly for me.
What a shame that Burroughs didn’t lean more heavily on his obvious literary prowess to tell what could have been a most engaging and entertaining story. His “childhood” was certainly the stuff books are made of but he missed the mark with this one.