My boyfriend likes to shoot pool, so I usually tag along with him if I don’t have anything else going on. We were shooting some 8 ball last night at the Antioch pool hall and had a lot of fun. The other guys in there were happy and laughing and fooling around – none of the serious, money involved kind of competitions. That was a nice change. Sometimes when we go we have to be real quiet and be sure to not disturb the other players. But for some reason everyone was in a good mood and just out having fun.
There are not as many pool halls around here as I am used to. When I was growing up in the DC suburbs, there were pool halls all over the place. Some of them were for casual play and some were for serious competitions. I usually just went to the casual places with my brothers on with my date. I’m a pretty good shot and can hold my own in a regular game. I don’t do any trick shots or anything fancy. I just take my time, aim and hope for the best. I’m not intimidated about breaking them, either. I can hit the lead ball nice and clean and leave myself some easy pocket shots most of the time.
As this year comes to an end, I’m looking forward to some of the changes that will be happening for the late night TV talk shows. It looks like Jay Leno will really be retiring this time – the last time turned into a fiasco and I’m still pretty angry that he shit on Conan O’Brien like that. I don’t even like Conan, but it’s not cool to give your time slot to someone else and then come slithering back a few months later like a snake and take it away from the guy. Not cool at all.
Since that happened I have not watched a single ay Leno show. Fuck him.
The good news is that Jimmy Fallon will be taking over the Tonight Show when Leno finally leaves – for good this time. i really like Jimmy Fallon and his knack for comedy. I always have – from back in his Saturday Night Live days to the Jimmy Fallon Show that comes on late at night. He is a great host – he has a wonderful rapport with all his guests and he incorporates a lot of funny bits into the show. I can’t wait for him to get recognized for his talent and get the Tonight Show going.
And to Jay – don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you leave this time. Pffft.
It’s snowing today and it’s cold outside. When I walked the dogs at the crack ass of dawn we were all freezing our asses off. The dogs don’t really like the cold weather any more than I do. And my dogs really hate the rain. They don’t seem to mind the snow so much – I wonder why? But none of us like the cold weather – the dogs just pee on the bushes and high tail it back to the porch to come inside. And I’m right there with them, trust me on this.
Most mornings I get up and pull on the clothes from last night and grab my coat and get the dogs out as fast as I can so they pee outside and not on the furniture. I know its hard to control your bladder after hours of sleeping, so I try to help them out with a walk right away in the morning. Then after the dogs do their business, I come back in the house and take a shower and put on fresh clothes. That routine works most of the time for us.
Wonder if this snow is going to stick to the ground and actually amount to anything? I heard on the Weather Channel that over 60% of the country has snow on the ground today. That’s a lot of ground to be covered in white!
There are channels on cable for music instead of all the movies and old show reruns that you get every day. You know the saying, 700 channels and nothing on. That’s daytime TV – even with cable and “on demand” movies and TV shows. Sometimes I get sick of the shows and just want some pleasant background noise to keep me company during the day. So the Music Channels are in the 400s and I can never remember the right channel number for the classic Rock station. I just use the remote to enter 410 or 411 and then hit the guide to go up and down until I find the fucking classic rock station. Some of the other stations sounds interesting but when I give them a try they always disappoint. And forget MTV or VH! – all they do is show movies and reality shows – they don’t even play music videos anymore.
So now I’ve got it on channel 412 and they just played Black Sabbath, which it not what I would call classic rock, but I listened to that and now the song is Truckin by the Grateful Dead. I’m not sure who does the programming for these cable music channels, but why the fuck would anyone play the Grateful Dead right after Black Sabbath? This programming really sucks ass, but what can you do?
So this guy that I knew back in high school is married and all that happy horse shit, and I saw him and his wife at the 10 year high school reunion. But we aren’t really friends, even though Facebook says so. Know what I mean?
So out of the blue, this guy sends me a private message on Facebook and says that he is coming to town for a big business meeting and he wants to know if I can go out to dinner with him while he’s in town. So I think, why the hell not? I didn’t even ask if his wife was coming with in – it didn’t matter to me if she was coming or not. I figured he just wanted someone to have dinner with so he could take a break away from all the business people he was cooped up with all day at his big meetings.
Well, big mistake. His wife was not on the trip and he was on the company dime, so we went to a nice restaurant and he got drunk really fast. And then the fucker starts hitting on me, saying shit like how much he’s missed me since the good old days back in high school How he always regretted not staying in touch and he never should have gotten married to his wife, they were too young, they’ve changed, she doesn’t understand him, yadda yadda yadda.
I have to tell you, this was not a fun night. I got better things to do than watch an old fat man getting drunk and blubbering about how unhappy he is with his wife. Fuck that. I put his drunk ass into a taxi and sent him back to the hotel and got the hell out of there.