Focus seems to be hard to come by this week. My thoughts seem to erratically wander from here to there. Perhaps it is due to uneven amounts of sleep. Perhaps it is due to "end of school year" stress that Fiancee S. is rubbing off on me. It could simply be pre-marriage jitters. I don't know.
In any case, I had a few random thoughts on the way to work this morning that I thought I would share.
I see that J. Lo finally married Marc Anthony this weekend... maybe. I have to doff my hat to Ms. Lo if it is true. She's learned from the "Bennifer" debacle that if you want to have a celebrity wedding, you need to keep it quiet. On the other hand, I have to wonder what kind of call Marc Anthony made to his parents to announce the nuptials:
M.A.: Hi Mom
Mom: Mi Hijo! How are you?
M.A.: I have some great news!
Mom: Oh really? Am I going to be a grandmother again?
M.A.: No, it's better than that.
Mom: Better than _that_?
M.A.: Sure. I'm divorcing Dayanara and marrying Jennifer Lopez!
M.A.: What's the matter, Mom? Aren't you happy for me?
M.A.: Mom... you're scaring me.
Mom: Well... I'm happy for you, mi hijo... but she's not welcome in this house unless you signed a pre-nup and you two have been married for at least five years.
In other news, I'm having mixed emotions about the funeral of Ronald Reagan. I know he was a popular President and all... but still... does he need to lay in State on the dias they used for Abraham Lincoln? Though many Republicans seem to think of him as the greatest thing since sliced bread... his record to me is decidedly more mixed. Vowing to end uncontrolled spending, all he brought us was uncontrolled deficits. Though as an active member of the Hollywood community he would not condemn homosexuals, he delayed funding for AIDS research for YEARS because it was supposedly a gay disease. His policies widened the economic gap between the rich and the poor... and he seemed to view the poor and homeless as undeserving of government help. His lack of interest in the details of government allowed him to be ignorant of the Iran-Contra affair, and the conduct of his administration produced more felony convictions than any other... ever. I have to cynically wonder if he would lay in State in Washington D.C. if the government was controlled by Democrats rather than Republicans.
On a strictly personal level, we've been getting a lot of knives as wedding gifts this week. It's good stuff -- mostly from the Henckel's Four Star line that I put on our wedding registry. We have three of the 5" serrated utility knives though... and I don't like to use serrated when I cook. Perhaps we'll use them as steak knives.
Finally, I see that the new Velvet Revolver CD is finally out. Scott Weiland of STP. Slash, Duff McKagen, and Matt Sorum from Guns'N'Roses. Sounds like a recipe for either good rockin' or pretensious failure, right? I see they named the disc Contraband. I was kind of hoping they'd name it Chinese Democracy instead. It might get Axl Rose off his derriere and finish the damn thing... oh... any DECADE now.
on 2004-06-09 at 2:51 p.m.
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