Accessory or Necessity?

When it comes to shoes, I’m all about the comfort. You won’t find me wearing a pair of pointy shoes (MacKenzie has an Italian saying for these shoes) that look great on your feet but cause death, and grief, and sorrow. I wear Columbia (Silver Sands) flip-flops when I’m cooking in the kitchen. Unfortunately, Columbia changed the style for Silver Sands and the new style causes bad blisters.

It was love at first sight when I saw the watch. It wasn’t until after I left the store that I realized I couldn’t read the time.

So…my favorite shoes are extinct. *sigh* Thankfully, I bought a pair in every color, and a few extra for good measure. I really don’t care what they look like. They are a necessity. They’ve comforted me through the streets of Italy, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Greece. And…in many a kitchen.

When it comes to watches, I’m not so practical. I have a sweet Tokyo Boy watch I bought in Couer d’Alene. The band is really thin, patent leather, and a mossy green color. It was love at first sight when I saw the watch. It wasn’t until after I left the store that I realized I couldn’t read the time. Who cares? It’s a beauty. Last year I found a beautiful Pulsar. A thin silver-gold band with a black face. I have no idea what time it is when I wear it…but it looks great on my arm and it makes me happy. What’s your impractical accessory? Your necessity?

American Idol "Night"

American Idol

Tuesdays they sing and we vote. But Wednesday night is the live “elimination” show, and, if you ask me, it’s a perfect excuse for getting together with friends. We’re now in our third season of AI “night.” I have a standing invitation for dinner at 6:00pm with Mark & Chris LaMoreaux. Chris likes to say she can’t cook, but after three seasons, I beg to differ. I look forward to AI “night” just so I can spend time with Mr. L and Chris. Well, there’s the wine, too. And the laughter. And the lovely candle burning in the bathroom.

About an hour before the show starts, Mary Gressard (Chris’s sister) and her daughter Maggie join us. Mary’s husband, Dave, has made an appearance a couple of times, but he doesn’t appreciate the AI thing, and Chris has banned him from commenting. So we warm up by watching the Tuesday night performances (previously recorded to DVR) and then chase it with the live show.

It’s a long night. Just before the contestant is eliminated, Chris starts getting a bit squirrelly. She begins getting ready for bed. The perfect hostess, last week she offered us Citrucel. What’s that thing Mom always says about sharing?

So we’re down to eight. I’m still voting for David Cook. The guy is a natural. And hey, it’s not too late to get your Idol on.

Vincent D’Onofrio on SNL

What a nice little surprise. In the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live, Vincent D’Onofrio made a guest appearance. He just keeps getting better with age.

All I want to know is…where is Detective Robert Goren? I miss him. We could use some new episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent – of the D’Onofrio flavor. Goren’s life was difficult last season. As if he’s not quirky enough, we found out his Dad is a serial killer, his Mom died, and he’s coming apart at the seams. Come back, Goren. Maybe he needs a girlfriend. Oooh! Pick me.

A couple of years ago I did a Netflix-themed queue and watched all-things-D’Onofrio. He’s got a huge catalog of work. Loved him in The Whole Wide World. *sigh*

Well…It’s About Time

I needed a blog change. UpSaid has been a great tool and I’m thankful it was available when I started blogging. So, I cast off the old colors and wanted something fresh and clean. A special thanks to Austin Storm who encouraged me to test my skills and try something new. So Austin…what do ya think?

Happy Easter

Kristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Christ has Risen! He has Risen indeed!

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