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My Beautiful America
A little patriotism never killed anybody.
My Beautiful America
Heh. This should also be called "How Not to Write"
Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their Collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school Essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of Teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners.....
Kaitlyn Loves to Hear Mom-Mom "Talk"
Precious Kaitlyn paid a visit to Mom-Mom's recently and a good time was had by all. She's two and a half now and I am convinced she has a nuclear reactor inside of her as she sometimes starts and doesn't finish.
What does she start? Well I'm not sure exactly. But she's in Kaitlyn's world and I must marvel at what a wondrous place it must be.
If it's not the bathtub than it's the playpen/crib she sleeps in when she visits Mom-Mom. If it's not the playpen/crib affair than it's Mom-Mom's living room floor. For Kaitlyn ascends to some world or another and at times I must sit and marvel at what the heck is going through her mind.
She'll dance. She'll sing. She'll speak some strange foreign language. And it goes on for hours. At times she swings her legs over the edge of her playpen/crib and just hangs by the back of her knees. This goes on sometimes for hours. Same with the bathtub. I'd bought her some bath toys and she played with them for a long time. A couple of times I had to go in and run hot water into the chilly bath water. Finally I took her very hydrated body out of the tub as go on, she going to die in there?
Once in exasperation I stood over her playpen/crib and gazed down upon her. She was laying on her pillow, a respite from the singing and dancing. I told her that she needed her sleep, that she was beautiful, the sort of things a grandmother tells a beautiful granddaughter.
Kaitlyn flashed me the widest smile. I asked her why the smile.
"I like when you talk to me," she said. I asked her why she liked me to talk to her.
"It makes me very happy," was her response.
Well go on. I can, if challenged, talk all day and all night. I began to talk to two and a half year old Kaitlyn about politics and she sat and listened, absorbed. I talked to her about what she wants to be when she grows up and while she wasn't yet sure, she listened to my suggestions with toddler concentration. At one point I told her a "story" which consisted of everything that we had done that morning.
"Once upon a time there was a little girl named Kaitlyn," I began my story. "She was visiting Mom-Mom and they got up in the morning. Mom-Mom fixed Kaitlyn some cantaloupe and pop tarts for breakfast than they went and got Mom-Mom's mail. They came back inside and Kaitlyn watched Sesame Street." On and on I go, just reiterating everything we'd done that day and Kaitlyn sat and listened as if I was reading her Harry Potter.
Well I just don't know what that's all about but I'm sure the day will come when Kaitlyn gets sick of Mom-Mom talking. For now, hey I can talk. Kaitlyn can listen. It works out.
More Kaitlyn posts HERE
The 1006 Emmy Awards
By me the annual Emmy award show beats the Oscar ceremony because, well because I actually watch television.
Conan O'Brian hosted this year's Emmy Awards and he did okay. Perhaps it's the fact that the Emmys are live but why do the comedians always seem so lame during these things? I read that Emmy viewership dropped 14% this year.
I was very heartened that my fave show, "24", finally got the televised recognition this drama show deserves. Another thing that struck me about this 2006 Emmy show was how many shows won awards that are no longer on the air. "Will and Grace" should have went off the air long ago and that Megan woman won best supporting actress in a series; a series that is no longer on the air. Heh.
Noticably missing during this year's Emmy festivities was political commentary. Heh. Methinks the ACTORS perhaps got a clue that they are ENTERTAINERS and now our political leaders. On penalty of the American public totally avoiding their silly shows, witness the Dixie Chicks.
Below my famous fashion picks of all kinds for the 2006 Emmy awards.
Good article on emmy fashions
-LIST OF ALL NOMINATIONS
Fox's "Celebrity Duets"
We dance with celebrities, we skate with celebrities, well now we sing with celebrities.
Fox has this interesting concept and who knows, it might work. For sure the new Fox series has some fine "accompanying" singers to help the celebrities competing for money to be distributed to their favorite charities.
The celebrity "singers" in competition include:
Alfonso Rivero from "The Fresh Prince of Belair".
Cheech Marin of "Cheech and Chong".
Lea Thompson of "Back to the Future" and the TV series "Caroline in the City".
Jay Rodriguez of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy".
Chris Jericho-a professional wrestler.
The judges, including Marie Osmand and Little Richard, voted for the first celebrity singer eliminated, Chris Jericho, who should stick to wrestling. He's good looking though.
The evening began with a duet of Lucy Lawless and Mike Bolton. Little Richard said they needed more practice.
Alfonso Rivero sang with Michelle Williams of the group Destiny's Child. Carley Patterson sang the lovely song "Somewhere Out There" and she ruined it. Her professional singer accomplice was James Ingrahm. Cheech Marin sang with Peter Frampton and Lea Thompson sang with Randy Travis.
Jay Rodriguez joined forces with Gladys Knight while wrestler Chris Jericho sang with Lee Ann Womack. Hal Sparks and Smokey Robinson came together to serenade us.
All contenders sang another song and the professional singer accomplices were shuffled.
If any fact at all carries this series it will be the quality of the professional singers that have agreed to join in. I mean, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Randy Travis? These are all top notch entertainers.
I also like the way Fox managed to get a group of celebrity contenders that aren't very good singers but they're not awful. Most of them can carry a tune in a bucket but go with me here, not a one of them can equal even the tenth place competitor in Fox's own American Idol series.
Lea Thompson seems like an early leader so far but check back in as we will be following this new reality series to see where it goes.