Friday November 25, 2022
And now it is truly Black Friday. Let the pushing and shoving begin. 63 degrees here in Nashville today.
Thanksgiving was a tad different around the Whyte House as my wife Kathy was still recovering a bit from COVID. Almost 100%, but we let her rest up, and that meant our daughter and son in law did not gather around what would normally be a bountiful turkey table. Turns out my great friend Lang Scott, who’s part of our “Evening in the Round” trio with Linda Davis and me found himself in a turkey conundrum too. Linda went to the beach with her girls, and Lang and to hang in Nashville because of work. So, we did what any good red-blooded good ole boys would do. We had turkey at Cracker Barrel. Uh huh.
We rocked the chairs and a caught up, had a great Thanksgiving meal, and left the checkers and golf tee game alone as we didn’t want to look “ignorant” playing that danged golf tee game.
Turned out to be a great day with a great friend. We both counted our friendship blessing yesterday. And I hope you and your family had a blessed holiday too.
Found out we have another “Evening in the Round” show to add to the calendar. April 1 we’ll be back in Stephens City, Virginia returning for another “Faith, Love, and Laughter” concert that will take place at the Valley Bible Church there. We had a blast the last time we played this event, and we all look forward to returning. Details are on my calendar now here on the website.
We did get to spend a little time online with our kids who were on their couch in Alabama. My daughter Heather picked out a Netflix Christmas movie, and through the miracle of technology she and her husband Casey and me and my wife Kathy could all watch the movie at the same time and interact with each other on screen. Being apart from loved ones is always tough but being able to see their faces on a computer screen is a blessing for sure. The movie was kind of cheesy, but the Christmas scenery was beautiful, and the time spent together made the movie seem better than it is.
That would be today. Look out. People still go crazy to line up and get a deal on a danged TV. But how about the guy who camped out all night waiting to be one of the first in a Walmart to get a deal on a TV. Get this. He camped out all night, so he had to buy a tent. The tent set him back $300. He saved $50 on the television set. He should have bought a calculator with the TV.
And then there’s this guy’s observation about Black Friday.
“How can you me more considerate on Black Friday? By turning your phone horizontally before recording the shopping brawls”.
By now, we know that comedian Jay Leno suffered 3rd degree burns after a car he was working on his collection went up in flames. He’s just out of the burn center and instead of being quiet about it or trying to hide any of the injuries he suffered, he’s approaching it head on. He’ll be doing a stand-up show in southern California this week. And you can bet he’ll have a joke or two or three directed to himself. Smart. He only endures himself to his fans even more by being self-effacing about something that serious.
I saw Jay Leno’s show once. He did his stand-up act in Cincinnati when I was there, and I went. He rode a Harley on stage and then proceeded to put on such a FUNNY show. And on top of his talent, by all indications, he’s a very nice man.
A SKINNY TOWER
A 91-story skyscraper is finished in New York. Significant because it’s the skinniest skyscraper ever. Take a look at that bad boy.
It overlooks Central Park and contains 46 full-floor and duplex residences. How much? If you have to ask you know what they say.
TV THEME SONGS
Rolling Stone just released what they have decided is the top 100 TV Theme songs of all time. Their favorites of course, might not be your favorites.
Their top 5?
5 Mister Rogers Neighborhood
4 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (a musical comedy I never saw)
3 Sanford and Son
2 The Brady Bunch & Gilligan’s Island (tie)
And their best?
The Jefferson’s Theme Song. “Movin’ on Up”.
For me these would have to be near or at the top of my list.
Flintstones, Mayberry, Cheers, M*A*S* H and All In The Family. How about you?
It is Thanksgiving weekend, so it will be pretty lazy around here. College football and I can see a Christmas tree going up at the Whyte House. How can it be that time of year already?
Have a great weekend.