Friday, February 22, 2008

Martin out on Law & Order....nooooooooooooo!

Ugh, Jesse Martin is leaving "Law & Order." Doh! The chemistry's going to be all messed up now. I like Anthony Anderson in comedy...not so sure about him on "Law & Order."

At least we still have Detective Lupo.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Don't forget the Boyz II Men lyrics

Boyz II Men are the contestants on "Don't Forget The Lyrics" tonight. It's sad. It means I'm old and they're washed up.

I need my real shows back! And Wayne Brady just needs to get back to comedy.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Damn you, John Mayer.

I swear we're still broken up, but this makes me laugh.

I'm sure I have Amnesia, too.

Sadly, Deal Or No Deal has been feeling really appealing to me lately. I'll feel a little bit better watching the new game show I just saw an ad for, Amnesia. Getting Dennis Miller back on TV, good.

In this show, contestants are asked questions about their own pasts. In the commercial, the show brought out five women in wedding dresses and asked the male contestant to pick out his wife's wedding dress. The expression on his face -- spanktastic.

I'd face Jeopardy, The Weakest Link, even the lie detector test show. There is no way I'd ever go on this show. The last thing I need is for everyone in the country to know about my swiss cheese brain.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just gimme my book.

What is going on with service workers lately? Is there some kind of touchy-feely mandate going out from management? Get to know your customers?

Last month, I was in a bookstore buying the book "P.S. I Love You," and the woman checking me out shared, "Oh, I loved this book because I'm a widow, too." Wow -- thanks. Awkward. What am I supposed to say to that? "Oh, I'm sorry. How did he die?" I wouldn't, though, because that would be prying into a STRANGER'S life.

Today I was buying a new cell phone and the guy helping me out noticed the photo of my dog on my wallpaper. "My dog has diarrhea." WHAT??? Those words actually came out of his mouth. Two points for hotshot sales guy -- that's disgusting and I don't care. Is that really the image a salesperson should be putting in a customer's head to make the sale?

In summary, be nice, be friendly, but don't overshare. Make the sale and let me get back to my life!

Monday, January 7, 2008

During flu season, you'll find me at the Minute Clinic

Since there's not much TV to talk about (Desperate Housewives. Eh.), let's talk flu shots. I put off getting mine until this weekend, and kept thinking, There's some drug store you can get them at now.

And you can. I got mine at the Minute Clinic at CVS. These places are awesome. A registered nurse was staffing the clinic this weekend, but physician's assistants also work there. They can diagnose and prescribe for strep throat and sinus and bladder infections, as well as give a variety of vaccinations. No line, no waiting, no doctor's office. And branded bandages.

Love it. Next year I'll be first in line.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Law and Order: Back From The Dead

If you knew how much I love Law & Order, you would know how much it killed me to watch it going down the TV tubes. Tonight was it's last chance with retooled staffs in both the precinct station and the courtroom. And it was awesome.

Two words -- Jeremy Sisto. His Cyrus Lupo uses less brawn and more finesse than any other cop on Law and Order and he was mesmerizing.

And the tension between newly minted Executive District Attorney Jack McCoy and Blackberry-toting ADA Michael Cutter was so much more sincere than the angst between Detective Ed Green and his partner played by Milena Govich. Now we'll see how many episodes we have before the writers' strike catches up with us.