Thursday, July 14, 2011

What’s In My Head?

Occasionally an idea will pop into my over-sized head and it provides me with the inspiration for a new blog. Usually I will scribble the idea down and eventually put it in a folder called Drafts. Tonight I am looking through that folder while listening to my iTunes, which is set on shuffle. So far I have enjoyed some Semi-Twang and now it’s the Who. Imagine that, the Who.

Back to my Drafts folder. Crap, hang on the phone is ringing.

Nothing important, just a recorded message from the Republican Party asking for help. Ha, fat chance! Ms. Autovoice must have thought I am a miracle worker.

Okay, here is what used to be in my head and is now in a folder on my computer. (I know I’m anal, but it’s in alphabetical order because that the computer did it.)

  • Bang Drum
  • Brad Grey
  • Great One
  • Lawrence
  • Survivor Winners
  • Whose

Man, although my head is a rather spacious place, it has evidently been kind of messed recently. While I listen to the dulcet tones of Mat Kearney, let me try to figure out what this stuff from my folder means. 

Bang Drum obviously meant that I must have been obsessing on my favorite movie, Bang The Drum Slowly, recently.

Ah, now I see. My friend Sue commented, “We are all guilty of not knowing what we have until it is gone. Live for today as we never know what tomorrow may bring.”  

This made me think of a couple wonderful quotes from the movie:

Bruce Pearson: “Everybody'd be nice to you if they knew you were dying.”

Henry Wiggen: “Everybody knows everybody is dying; that's why people are as good as they are.”

Henry Wiggen: “From here on in, I rag nobody.”

Well, I can’t write about that tonight, I don’t want to be tearing up during the Brewer game. Please make a point to watch this movie sometime and you will see what I mean.

What’s next?

Great One. Must have been Wayne Gretzky. Did you know that Gretzky holds over 60 NHL records? I will tell you about it sometime, but it’s too warm to be writing about hockey.

Next is Lawrence. Let’s see what that’s all about while Dropkick Murphys serenades me with “Dirty Water”.

I remember this! It is an interview I did with AM 1050 WLIP’s affable morning personality, Bill Lawrence. I wrote this a couple of years ago, so I would have to bring it up to date.

I can’t be bothered with that right now, the Brewer game has started and I would probably mess things up. It’s hard enough watching Ryan Braun bat while listening to the Association sing, “Cherish”.

Survivor Winners is clearly a list of past victors from the award-winning reality show, Survivor. From the looks of it, I had better update it; J.T. from season 18 is the last winner on the list.

But not now. Prince Fielder just knocked in Braun with a double. Yes! Have I ever mentioned how much I like Prince? Yes, I know, stupid question.

One more left in the folder – Whose. Upon opening that document, I discover it is notes about Whose Line Is It Anyways? But not Drew Carey’s American version. No these are notes about the far superior British version.

I would do a blog about this fine improve show, but I would undoubtedly start making comparisons between the American and the British versions. Then I would probably mention that while Wayne Brady is very talented, he is highly overrated and he annoys me. Give me Tony Slattery any day.

Nope, can’t write about Whose Line Is It Anyways? I don’t want to piss anybody off. That’s why I avoid writing about politics.

Green Day is currently singing “Good Riddance” on my iTunes. Perhaps a little karma? Well, I don’t know for sure, but my generous noggin is telling me that I’m not supposed to write a blog this evening.

After I finish listening to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, I better turn the sound up on the Brewer game. Did I mention that Prince had an RBI double?

That’s it; I got nothing in my head. Sorry no new blog tonight.

Until next time…from the booth.


beryl said...

oh thank god for that i have a few to catch yo with hee hee

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Oh, Doris…

Leplume said...

Geez, I just usually sit there and stare at the blank blog screen until something hits me! Probably why my blog has no rhyme or reason to it! And...only three followers! LOL

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or do all softball players save the t-shirt that they wore to work that day to sleep in after they've worn their uniform shirt to play ball in and drink all night. Just askin'. Oh, we won 14-13 and this shirt smells pretty good. I think you should keep the smell of victory on you as long as you can.
Kool Papa

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Mary Beth! Your blog has plenty of rhyme AND reason to it. It has made me laugh and it has made me cry. I was planning on doing a blog talking about links I like. Yours will definitely be in that blog!!! Your blog is wonderful; thank you for writing it.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Kool Papa, based on your theory, Scott Kessler must be changing his shirt constantly. Just sayin'…