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Saw the yummy and talented Ricky Gervais on Letterman. Along with showcasing his tongue-in-cheek comedic genius, he was promoting his new children’s book called Flanimals.
Ricky came up with the original illustrations, but then had professional illustrator Rob Steen do the final drawings for the book. A comparison of Ricky’s and Rob’s drawings are available from the BBC News.
Most everyone gave this book a glowing review, but one consumer missed the memo that this is, in fact, a book for kids. (Insert your favorite confused look here.)
This book is so cute that I bought copies for all of my friends’ kids plus one for our house! Can’t wait for them to arrive!
Today I watched a recording of the latest episode of ER in which Nela and (Michael) Gallant exchange love letters between Chicago and Iraq. This made me a little sad about my current situation. Today I was supposed to attend the big bash to see my buddy Roger off to Iraq, but a severe back injury has rendered me useless in the outside world. Thanks to modern medicine for creating lots of drugs for me to take so that I stop shaking violently from the pain and having equally violent spasms while I am walking, sitting, or lying down. However, said drugs turn me into a vegetable when it comes to reacting to my surroundings, so hardly the life of the party.
Anyway, back to the reason for my post… It was mentioned in the ER episode that hand-written letters are like gold, so I am going to do my best to send Roger hand-written letters even if they’re just to say how much all of us at work miss him. If you have a friend or family member overseas fighting the endless war, consider sending them a letter that you write in your own handwriting. It’s so much more precious and considerate than any email, even if it took you 2 hours to craft that email vs. a 2 minute “hey, how are ya” snailmail letter. There’s definitely something very impersonal and easily misinterprettable about electronic communication.
So much for the party. I was really looking forward to Goldschlager and Tequila sunrises, but muscle relaxers and pain killers will have to do. Yeeeeehaaa……!
Editor’s note: I’ve decided to make this post a little less offensive. I was on happy pills when I wrote it initially. I’m still on the happy pills, but I feel bad that a lot of those pushing the Next Blog button are getting more than their eyeful. I’m leaving the title intact, however.
If you don’t want to know, don’t read this *SPOILER*
… … … (*elevator music*)
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Okay, here we go!
Out: Melinda, Jared, Sarah, and Judd.
No surprises, à mon avis…
I’m going to share my conspiracy theory now: I think the contestants who are leaving the show are told before airtime that they will be going home that night. On more than one occasion I have sensed defeat in those who are told to pack their bags, but in other contestants who I really thought didn’t stand a chance I sense optimism. Sarah wasn’t much of a team player, either way. But, hey, I’ve never been told “you’re not good enough for America” so maybe I’d act like a depressed robot too.