Well, it’s Friday already, and, as usual, I have the odd thought and photo just hanging around awaiting their turn. So, here goes.
1) Today is the big switchover to all digital TV. Being one of the few people left who resist getting cable TV, I made preparations a long time ago. I’m a good example of the different ways one can convert an antenna TV. I bought one small TV which was made after 2007 and was thus already digital-ready. My living room television is hooked up to a VHS/DVD recorder which contains a digital tuner and my bedroom TV has a converter box. I was delighted to discover that the switch to digital gave me a lot more channels than I had before. I’ve read that a lot of people are still unprepared, which is hard to believe, given how the media has been putting out the message for over a year! Maybe these people live in a cave?
2) Another bird in my neighborhood has put her nest on the market. I looked out and saw this one right on the driveway, so it either fell or was thrown out of the tree. When I went down to investigate, I was amazed at how perfectly round it was! How on earth does a bird do that?
About thirty minutes later, I saw a woman who was walking her dog, stop to investigate it. I was surprised when she picked it up and took it home with her. I mean, yes, it’s a big nest, but they’ll never fit into it! Well, maybe the dog…
3) It’s the summer of re-runs on TV, so a few weeks ago I was channel surfing and accidentally came upon the show, “I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!” in which a bunch of B-Listers are dropped into the jungle where they stay until they can’t stand it anymore. This has to be one of the worst shows of all time! I mean, celebrities? There’s Heidi and Spencer, whom I’ve never heard of, but are apparently on some hot show. There’s Torrie Wilson, a woman wrestler, John Salley, Holly Montag and Patti Blagojevich – know them? Sanjaya of American Idol fame is present, sporting a freakish Mohawk. The ones I have heard of are Lou Diamond Phillips, Daniel and Stephen Baldwin and Janice Dickinson. This is one of those shows which is so smarmy that I felt I should go take another bath after watching it. Seriously. The production values are zilch. The “actors” are all hamming it up for all they’re worth. It’s embarrassing. And yet, it was like watching a train wreck – I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
Janice Dickinson, euphemistically referred to as a “super model,” is beyond description. I remember when she was a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” Well, something has happened to her since then – something very, very bad! Her face…what is it about her face? It has either been stretched or burned or taken over by Satan. She looks bizarre, yet I can’t stop watching her. Surely she doesn’t realize how she’s coming off on this show…or maybe she does and has ceased caring about such things as class and dignity.
Anyway, I knew I had hit rock bottom when I watched it a second time, only to see this Spencer character being baptized by Stephen Baldwin in the river! Holey-moley! What’s happening to me? This makes my old favorite, “Big Brother,” look like “Masterpiece Theatre” in comparison! I can feel my brain burning away…. HELP ME! HELP ME! HELP ME!
Meanwhile, have a great weekend!