Bob Schieffer, Bill Hader, Ackerman, Pet Costumes, Keitel and Jepsen, Toxic Workplace Environments

Happy Tuesday everyone! I got bit on the arm by my Pomeranian last night while breaking up a fight between her  and my Papillion Albert. I mean we’re talking bite marks and a bruise, that I’m going to be able to brag about for about a good week. They’re very sweet dogs too…. Other than that, here’s what’s on my mind:

I really like Bob Shieffer. He just seems so sweet, smart and he’s seen it all politically.

Another inspiring thing about Ray Ackerman. He was an outsider from Pittsburgh. “Ackerman, the outsider, showed us all that with perseverance — and some slick promotion — the outsiders can bring wondrous change to our city.” – Steve Lackmeyer, NewsOK

Bill Hader, Oklahoman done so good!

“Why I Left Goldman Sachs” intrigues me. Hmmmm. Let’s see – Goldman Sachs denies his stories and says he was disgruntled. Cliche. New buzz words: “Toxic environment.” It seems like a disease running out of control.

Cute story about kids who’s mom had their photos taken with the newspaper the day after presidential elections starting with Reagan’s landslide against Carter.

More on Argo. Ben Affleck likes to fill small roles with familiar faces. I thought that was Adrienne Barbeau but I would have loved to have seen Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island) get that too!

I love Bill Hader. He’s an Oklahoman and he’s so talented. I also love it when crack-ups happen on Saturday Night Live. They crack me up too!

Speaking of dogs, here’s a slideshow of funniest pet Halloween costumes. You can submit your own too!

Here’s that hilarious video with the Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel’s duet of “Call Me Maybe” from the Night of a 1,000 Stars. Carly Rae is so cute. She reminds me so much of my niece Anna. The link will take you to other fun and inspiring performances.


My Vh1 Top 20 Video Review and more

Okay – I’ll admit… the heat got to me last night during the Paseo Arts District‘s First Friday Gallery Walk. It was a record breaking high for a low … If you saw me, I hope I didn’t offend. I was just either wanting to sit down or vomit. Yep – not good at conversation. I didn’t last long – well, home by 10pm. Still a great turnout for all the galleries. What troopers. I just made it to JRB Art at the Elms and the Avalon building. DONEZO! I really wanted to make Les Debris & Oklahoma Heritage Museum’s openings but alas…

Here’s what’s on my mind:

  • Will this NewsOK crime story make national news? It should. Woman stabs boyfriend with his power drill. She sped off in a PT Cruiser with a flat tire. Those lips!
  • Museums and libraries make great escapes from the heat. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offer free admission for Bank of America cardholders today and tomorrow. Libraries are open Sundays, 1-6pm during the heatwave.


VH-1 Top 20 Video Countdown this week in review is everything old is new again but new is new still!

  • No Doubt is back & looking cool in Settle Down. Yes I want to do Gwin’s new dance.
  • Matchbox 20 sounds pretty good with She’s So Mean. Again – another soon to be overused Adult Contemporary Radio song.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen is so cute, reminds me of my niece Anna. She and Owl City have a song out together called Good Time. I like it!
  • I really like Linkin Park’s Burning it Down but I’m starting to wonder if they’re videos are all looking the same. But still stunning to watch.
  • Pink has a new video called Blow Me (One Last Kiss). It’s just a bit too dramatic for me. I’m sure it will be the next overused Adult Contemporary Radio song as well. Not a hater – I still really like her.
  • Katy Perry is number one with Wide Awake. That has to be about her marriage break-up. Duh.
  • How am I not seeing Kelly Clarkson in Thackerville tonight? I know … it’s way over across the state in Thackerville. Love her new video Dark Side.
  • Flo Rider – that house on the beach in the Whistle video is unreal. I’m really liking him! I am actually pulling up some of his old songs and rediscovering him.
  • And my favorite NEW band, who’s video has finally grown on me is The Lumineers’ Ho-Hey. I like the way the stomp their feet when they say HEY. Who are these people? I’m intrigued. Looks like two guys and a girl. Seems a bit Irish. More to discover!