I know that the upcoming holiday weekend is supposed to be warm, and it can't come soon enough for me. In the meantime, I would like to indulge myself in a little whining.
Here it is, May 21st, and it's still too cold to sit outside! I'm sitting here in comfy pants, a T-shirt, a fleece jacket...and slippers! We've had a solid week of below-normal temperatures, and I'm ready for some HEAT. That's one of the reasons our Florida trip is sounding so good right now--mid to high 80's where we're going, and plenty of chances to lay on the beach and soak up some sun. I got so chilled after Ken left for work this morning that Sheeba and I curled up and slept back-to-back for a little warmth. The sunshine is beautiful, but it's definitely not as warm as it looks. And the furnace came on a few minutes ago! ACK!
Okay. Whining is done.
So did you watch "American Idol" last night? We voted for Cook, but we don't think he's going to win. We had to give Archuleta credit for really bringing it (dawg) last night--he was in it to win it. Cook did well, but frankly, Archuleta out-sang him. I tend to approach it from the same direction as Simon: marketability and sales. Would I buy one of Cook's CD's? Yes. One of Archuleta's? Probably not in a million years. I think he has a great voice, but it's generally not my style and not what I'm looking for when it comes to popular music. (But then I just burned a Kid Rock CD yesterday, so I may not be the best person to ask.)
I'll be very surprised if Cook wins, but if he doesn't, I hope he won't be too disappointed. I think he's got a lot of talent, and I'm sure there is a contract in his future. Chris Daughtry didn't win either, but his CD kicks ass.
There was just a story on NBC Nightly News about how American Airlines is going to start charging $15 per checked bag. Criminy. We're already planning to drive to Florida next year, and I'm glad. I think we're on the verge of having flights be out of reach for all but a select few. Ken occasionally has to go to Columbus, Ohio for business trips, and when he checked into the cost the other day, with the times he'd need to fly, the ticket was over $1000. (That's correct--THREE zeroes.) I predict that the tourist trade is going to take a hard hit in the next couple of years. Invest accordingly.