Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time To Ramble On

Man do I miss Survivor. Now that there is no Survivor I have to think about something to write about on Thursday nights. Thursday nights used to be special. Mom would go play bingo at the Roma Lodge in Racine. Most of the time Dad and I would order a pizza for dinner. By the time we finished eating it was time to watch the award-winning reality show Survivor. As soon as the tribe had spoken I was ready to “blog” about what I had just seen, but not before the ubiquitous phone call to Auntie Janet. The night would end when I posted the blog while Mom told Dad and me how close she came to winning the big jackpot.

Thursdays are a lot different now. Mom still plays bingo at the Roma Lodge but since Dad isn’t around anymore, I rarely order a pizza. Since the 20th season Survivor came to an end in May, there is no phone call to Auntie Janet and I need something to write about before Mom gets back to tell me how close she came to winning. Talk about a change in the routine!

Not having a real topic to write about, I have decided to ramble on a bit. Pretty clever how I incorporated the picture of Jimmy Page, eh? Get it. Ramble on. Oh well, I thought it was clever. I had better start rambling.

I have often wondered why people who call sports talk radio shows feel compelled to give a quick resume and bio before making their point. It usually goes something like, “I am a big Bears fan” or “I have been a Cubs fan all of my life”.

I am not picking on Chicago callers, it’s just that they are the ones doing it and it drives me nuts. The Milwaukee callers are very rarely guilty of this annoying practice. Maybe it’s because the Milwaukee stations don’t take as many callers as the Chicago stations so I don’t notice it. But I could be wrong.

Has anyone heard “Queen” in its current configuration? I wonder how they sound. The reason I ask is because the song Liar is playing on my iTunes right now and I can’t for the life of me imagine anybody but Freddie Mercury as front man for Queen. I know, The Who continued on without Moon and later without Entwistle as well, but Queen without Freddie? Come on.

Although I am not a big fan of soccer, I have watched some World Cup action. My favorite player is Kaká from Brazil. Mostly because it's fun to say. Go ahead and try it. Kaká. See? It is fun, isn't it? Kaká. Now if I could only get this buzzing out of my head. Maybe I should just get my own vuvuzela and join in.

Earlier today I recommended to FSG Jamie that she should take the time to watch the movie Bang The Drum Slowly. That is if she ever has time to fit it into her hectic schedule. I have seen it at least ten times and have cried each time. R.I.P. Bruce Pearson. “From here on in, I rag nobody.”

Watch the movie once and you will get what I mean.

That’s another thing. Getting it. Why, oh why don’t more people get it? Friends are a wonderful treasure. The more friends you have the better. However, you are truly fortunate if you have people in your life that “get it”. It’s all about being able to realize what’s really important in life. If you have people in your life that get it, then by all means keep them close to you. I am blessed to have several people in my life that get it and I thank God for this.

Okay, enough rambling for now. Maybe in the future I will expand on one of these topics but right now I had better get this blog posted. Mom will be home soon and I want to hear how close she came to winning the big jackpot. Until next time…from the booth.


Leplume said...

Oh for crying out loud Paul! Go call Auntie Janet! You shouldn't need a reality tv excuse to call her! :D

I've heard Queen without Freddy. Not bad but then again, QUEEN WITHOUT FREDDY??!!

Hope your mom wins one one of these days!

Sue said...

I have noticed that every Thursday you still keep up your tradition of changing your profile picture. When is Survivor back ? Queen without Freddy has gone down very well - bit like The Who without Keith Moon - they can still rock it. One day your mum will come home and surprise you with that win.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Mary - I still call Auntie Janet, just not at 7:55 pm on Thursday.

Sue - I believe Survivor starts again in September. Thanks for the Queen update.

Alas, Mom came home last night winless…