American talk show hosts should be required to take notes on The Graham Norton Show. He's a small-time show with a niche audience (although I'll bet his show with Barry broke all kinds of ratings records) and he's more entertaining the Leno, Letterman, and the rest who think they're hot shit in a champagne glass because they can listen to themselves yap for 30 minutes of a 60 minute program. Graham actually took the time to talk about his career and have some fun with the audience at the same time. From now on it will be impossible to watch US talk shows knowing Barry is going to be shoved into the last 5 minutes and credits like a side show.
It doesn't take much to make someone's (read: my) day and this did it. Thanks Stiletto. :-)
My daughter is going to make out like a bandit Christmas morning. To tell you the truth there's not going to be much under the tree for me this year - but that's more than OK. Most of my "Christmas" was in October in Vegas and that did more for my morale than any amount of jewlery or furs in a fancy wrapped box. Besides I just got another present confirmed today. This time last year a lot of thoughts were running around my head that became the foundation of this blog, although they weren't entered until February. Take a look back to that month's posts (or you'll remember if you've been reading for any length of time) and you'll see why I don't care what's under the tree:
From what the doctor can tell, she was conceived the day before I left for my vacation-with-Barry-and-friends-in-Las Vegas trip. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
So Barry - WHEN you find your way back to the ATL for another arena show during one of your Hilton breaks, timing is going to be everything. Summer is bad for me - July is going to be busy and 7/14 is going to be especially exciting. Besides, the humidity combined with the heat are sheer hell. So how about spring or fall? Philips Arena has open weekends in early May. September 12 and 19 are good. October 17 and 24 are open. So there are plenty of options here before next year's holidays set in.
Unless something major comes up it's going to be family time for YBA until 2009. So Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah, and Happy New Year to everyone who stops by.