Friday, April 25, 2008

Random Friday #20

Putt Putt Golf
I wrote a piece on the Masters earlier this week. Not a serious piece, but some words. Anyway, I really liked putt putt golf when I was a girl. When I got older and started dating, I had several dates while doing putt putt. Then I did not like the golf as much. Part of me wanted to give a good impression – look cute and bring sparkling conversation to the date. That is hard to do when you are using a putter (that many snot-nosed people used) to hit a golf ball through a clown's mouth. Plus, you have to let the guy win.

Wonderful Songs
The other day, I was watching Samantha Who online while working (ooops, did I type that?), and the show ended with Night Ranger's Sister Christian. The song is a beautiful rock ballad. Little known fact: Kim Cattrall has a small part in the music video. I googled something about rock ballads, and I got a site that listed the top 200 or so. Yeah, this song made the list (#148). Bridge over Troubled Waters is #2, but every time I hear that song, I think of teenaged suicide. Go to a funeral of a teenager who has ended his or her life, and they play this song. When I was a little girl, I would stop what I was doing when I heard "Blowin' in the Wind" on the radio. They did not play it often, but I always stopped for that song.

Searching for Gold
I was googling stuff about gold. I mean, if there is so much on the Internet, maybe there is enough evidence to find evidence of gold.

Earth Day
People celebrate Earth Day – and I am always unclear on the date. I thought Earth Day started around 1970 – April 22, 1970, I believe. As I recall, April 22 was chosen because it is Eddie Albert’s birthday. Funny thing is that April 22, 1970 is also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birth.

I find it interesting that we consume more to celebrate consuming less because we love the Earth.

Away from the Web
I have not been completely here over the past few weeks, and thus, I have not been thinking that much – well, not random thinking, that is. So I have less random thoughts going through my brain. I wonder if the Internet, television and the like contributes to random thinking.

Not sure, but I wonder.

Digital Age Problems
First, Vanessa Anne Hudgens had some bra and panty pictures (and even a few racier quasi-lesbian pictures) surface in the Internet, and now, Miley Cyrus has a few pictures where you can (gasp) see her bra. I think this is just an artifact of the digital age. When I was growing up, there was no instant access to digital images (pictures were developed by people at Drug Stores, an incentive to not take risqué pics). Both young women associated with Disney, and so far, I think the folks at Disney understand.


SSC said...

When my mother was a little girl and her grandfather passed away, she heard Bridge over Troubled Waters on the radio. Its more than that but I don't want to take your whole comment section.

I like the song but I had to hear it again and I see your point.

グラント said...

Random comment - blue snargle scone freschetta Satanic chickens to the moon of discontent.

Tim said...

Sorry.... Rock Ballads and Bridge Over Troubled Water don't go together for me. Nice song though

Leesa said...

ssc: oh, I think if you want to expand on the story, you might want to post it on your blog. Sounds like an interesting story.

grant: now I have a short cut to these random posts. Thanks, Grant!

tim: I did not classify it as a ballad. Not sure it really is, actually. I mean, Don Mclean's American Pie (and I don't know if I spelled his name correctly) is a ballad. And a great song.

LarryLilly said...

As far as Cyris is concerned, well you know DAM well that when the Board of Directors of the Disney Corporation meet, they TALK about an "adult" Disney spin off. With the likes of the tween stars they have/get, its a venture they would love to nurture. But then again someone on that Board pops a picture of the magic kingdom, and that ends that discussion.

Leesa said...

larry: Cyris is still pretty pure in my books. Clean cut girl. Ms. Hudgens may be a different story.

Deb said...

I loved and still enjoy mini golf. BAck in the day, we called it "Putt Putt" too. But then again, that was the name of the golf course.

Leesa said...

deb: yeah, I remember it is putt putt.