Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
America's Got Talent! Yessiree. And we saw the 2007 talent winner, Terry Fator, on Monday night at Table Mountain Casino. Now I have to clue you in that Mark likes to watch shows like America's Got Talent and the audition portions of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance mostly to see people who mistakenly think they really do have talent, and then are shocked to find out that the judges don't agree with them. I always watch those initial weeks of the show with him, but my favorite part is when the contenders are actually competing, and usually by then Mark has lost interest. Fairly normal people with some actual talent. Although now would probably be a good time to discuss why Sanjaya actually lasted so long a couple of seasons ago on American Idol.
But I digress. We were really pulling for Terry Fator two years ago, and had it not been for the fact that we always TIVO'd the show and watched it later in the week, we probably would have actually picked up our cells phones and voted for him. This guy is a combination of amazing ventriloquism (and that is a talent you don't see everyday....), vocal impressionism and comedic talent. And he did not disappoint. He had an amazing variety of (hmmm, do you really call them dummies?) "talent" that he brought along with him. And it's the weirdest thing when you are watching a really good ventriloquist. You have your eyes on the dummy, like it is really the one doing the talking and singing. Weird...
He is scheduled to headline at the Mirage in Las Vegas starting next month, so we'll probably never be able to afford to see him again. Thanks, Terry, for performing at Table Mountain--it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Monday, January 19, 2009
So what is it that makes some people comfortable telling the world about their accomplishments, whether the world agrees with them or not? And others, like me, jump up and down, but only on the inside? Is there a recording that plays in my head, something I got growing up perhaps, that tells me that public attention is bad, like a character flaw, that pride goeth before the fall?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Anyhoo...that reminded me of a piece of "art" I have on my sewing room wall which was el-cheapo but still looks pretty "arty." Paint chips, little foam "risers" under some of the paint chips to give them a 3-D look, an inexpensive frame. Voila! Artwork--custom made in exactly your favorite colors. Although on second look, hardly any of these would qualify as my favorite colors anymore. I think I need new paint chips.
Oh, and sorry for the crummy photography. Tried different angles...still got reflections. Ugh.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
So, Roger and Clarine, be on the lookout for a package in the mail just for Jombo! A dog living in Minnesota will probably jump for joy when these arrive. Uh, or maybe not...
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My dear friend, Jessica, made me the coolest little pincushion with crystal "sprinkles." She has been kind of obsessed lately with crocheting cute little animals, and was using a book that had this little cupcake..and she thought of me! It makes me so happy. She makes me so happy.
I'm not sure why she thinks I've been focusing on cupcakes lately. Oh, yeah, maybe because I have this very small collection:
Tuesday, January 6, 2009