#1 – Adam Lambert. I talked in another post about Adam Lambert’s new album cover and the eyebrows it raised. And I think I also made it clear that the second runner-up in “American Idol” was clearly my favorite. Well, this week I woke up to a newscaster talking about his “outrageously offensive” performance on the American Music Awards. It was implied that the whole thing was over-the-top sexual and nothing that should have been shown on broadcast TV. So, I immediately hunted down the You-Tube video of his performance to see for myself. Now first let me say that I’m certainly no prude and, as a matter of fact, I’ve always enjoyed Adam’s sexually charged performances. So I watched it. Oh. My. Goodness. As Adam, himself, admitted in a later interview, he did go a bit overboard. And there was one action, in particular, that shocked me. Later, on “The Early Show” Adam made a point that Eminem sang about raping women and some other artist had rifles in her act but that people chose his act to be shocked by. He said, “I guess violence is okay, but sex isn’t.” When his mother was asked about her reaction she said that initially she was “taken aback,” and then later thought, “well, whatever!” And, you know what? I kind of feel the same way. In my old age I guess I’m just not as judgmental as I once was. I still like him and I still like his music. This is rock and roll, Baby!
#2 – Danger Cat’s New Girlfriend. Awhile back in THIS post I wrote about Danger Cat, the wild feral cat living in the woods behind my house. With him being so dangerous and so angry most of the time, I never dreamed he would find true love until I recently saw him skulking around with this furry lady.
I call her Bootsie because, well, just look at her feet – a more perfect set of boots I’ve never seen on a cat. You can tell by her expression that she’ll be a perfect partner for Danger because she has her own haughty attitude. When I took this picture, I could just hear her thinking, “Who the hell are YOU?” Right after I snapped it, she headed into the woods to find her boyfriend. He must like his ladies big, because she doesn’t look like she has missed too many meals.
#3 – One Gorgeous Sky. One particularly chilly evening I was walking past my window when I happened to notice the sky as the sun was setting. I immediately ran into the house for my camera and got this shot.
Breathtaking, no? This picture is a great argument to take the time to step outside now and then and see, really SEE, the world around you. As I stood there in the chill twilight, I had this tremendous urge to start applauding and yelling, “Bravo, God!” Here’s another shot.
Every time I see something like this I think the same thing, “So many skies, so little time.”