Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random Tuesday - Need More Discoball!

Let's have another round on the Random Tuesday Wheel... where she stops, nobody knows!

I'm kinda digging the Random Tuesday thing, big thanks goes to the UnMom for starting me on it. Now go over there and see how it's SUPPOSED to be done.

Does anybody have a Facebook friend that seems to have endless time on their hands and continuously does those inane online tests? Come on... hold it down to one a day or something... maybe you can choose to not have the results published for EVERY ONE! Folks, we don't care that you got a 88% on a questionnaire which wanted to know: "How well do you know Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"!??!!!!

Christopher Street Day 2009 in Berlin was FAAAAABUULOUS!! There is just something about 50 thumping floats, 500,000 extroverts, enough color to last 10 lifetimes and being around people very much like you, to make a girl smile.

Somewhere in my brain is a post about my feelings on the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots... um, it is rattling, but not rolling yet. Soon as my fingers find their way, I'll post what's been going on in my head (well, not everything that is going on in my head... that would simply be tooooo much I'm afraid... someone would have me arrested I'm sure).

The "Grandfather of the MP3 player", the Walkman turns 30 this week... I'm feeling rather old at this moment. How about it folks? Is there anyone else out there who carried one of these clunky things the whole way through Junior/Senior High School?

Do you enjoy night photography? Don't miss these night shots of London from above... in the sky... like in an airplane. I simply must figure out how the photog did that. Normally to get that much light the camera must remain "open" for minutes at a time. HOW on earth do you do that while hovering in a helicopter or airplane?

Speaking of airplanes, is it just me or does it seem that Airbus planes are dropping out of the sky at an alarming rate?

OK, so I admit that this flew under my radar for a while... but they closed Broadway to traffic on Times Square? Whoa!

Have you ever noticed that the P.S. has been out-moded?
(Is out-moded even an English term? Damn German!)
I used to love putting an addendum at the end of a letter... it was my way of expressing my scatter-brained train of thought.

It's been a while since Frank has appeared on the blog, let's remedy that.

Obama is trying to do good things for the gay community. These things take time people!

Best Billy Mays joke I've heard yet: "They say celebrities always die in threes (Ed McMahon, Farrah, Jacko)...Leave it to Billy Mays to throw in one extra COMPLETELY FREE!" R.I.P. Billy

Hooters is coming to Berlin! Before you start thinking me a misogynistic cad, you should know that I am addicted to their wings and would just as happily take my order of 10 hot/10 super hot to go!

Michael Jackson's death was foretold by the National Enquirer. Reminds me of the movie "Men in Black" where they say that the tabloids are the ones with the "real news". Perhaps if you cry wolf enough, eventually the story will coincide with an actual event. I'm not sure what is more scary, that the N.E. did this or that someone is actually archiving old issues of the rag.

OK, that's enough of this merry-go-round.
Have a lovely time checking out the other Random posters.

OH, and P.S. ... We need more Discoball!


Kat said...

Thanks for the first off color Billy Mays joke I have seen. I heard my first Michael Jackson joke the day he died. I swear the body wasn't even cold.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Walkmans I remember those. And cassette tapes (I had Thriller when it was new btw). That does bring back memories.

blueviolet said...

YES, I do remember those walkmans. They were nearly the size of our transistor radios which were almost the size of a shoebox!

Missy said...

That festival looks like it was a blast. And I to, carried a walkman.


P.S. Happy RTT

I am Harriet said...

Facebook stalkers...where do they find the time?


Keely said...

I have a FB friend like that, but I gotta cut her some slack as she has 2 small children and probably doesn't have time for much entertainment other than those quizzes.

My present for my 8th birthday was a Walkman with two cassettes - Thriller and Air Supply's Greatest Hits. Heh.

~~tonya~~ said...

I have several Facebook friends like that...they are always sending me farm stuff, throwing pillows or food. I don't have time for all that.

Street Day looks very colorful and fun.

Frank is absolutely beautiful.

Happy RTT!

andy said...

your Frank is absolutely gorgeous!

and i am in total agreeance regarding that idiotic facebook shite. this is probably why i only have one friend on my list. whatever.

have a great one!


shopannies said...

great random post many wonderful random thoughts

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OH my GOSH I loved MY walkman.

I learned more WORLD news today on your random post then I ever do... half the reason is I don't listen to the news! lol!

I hate Facebook for the very reason, yet I love it because it's the way I hook up with friends to go to lunch???

Mama Badger said...

Wow, Frank has beautiful eyes. Is he single? (ok, just kidding)

Love the Billy Mays joke. It's good to have a snicker these days.

I'm old enough to remember listing to Michael on my Walkman, in my jordache jeans. Good times. And kids these days think they have it good...

Kekibird said...

I definitely wouldn't get on a plane right now. Feels like gravity is getting stronger and my ta-tas are agreeing with this theory.

CrackerLilo said...

Oh, yeah, Times Square is closed to traffic now. It barely affected L'Ailee and I, but we are getting amazingly sick of Bloomberg's nonsense, and it astonishes us how many other New Yorkers aren't.

I had several Walkmans (Walkmen?) from elementary school through college. I was hell on them. Yet I loved them crazy and never went without for long...kinda like boyfriends and girlfriends! ;-)

The Billy Mays joke was awesome, and so are Pride festivities, and so are you!

Jenners said...

Ok...that Billy Mays joke is awful but it got me laughing. I feel guilty.

And I know what you mean about the Facebook quizzers ... enough people! Ever since they changed the format, all I get is useless info on stupid quizzes and dumb virtual things my "friends" are collecting. I'm about ready to just delete the whole thing.

And yes...I had a Walkman. I'm old.

thanks for the visit earlier. Enjoyed your post.

The Cowgirl said...

Love that London photo...it is amazing, isn't it?

The Billy Mays joke - funny :) and he'd probably appreciate it too.

And yes, we need more disco balls :)

Goofball said...

aaah FB quizzers, and maffia war addicts and .... Grrrrrrrrrrrr, I've already blocked people for that! I really couldn't care less which type of pie you are!

and oh yes, I grew up with a walkmen. It even served as my tape player for a year during my exchange when I attached little speakers to it.

Maria said...

Not only do I remember walkmans...but I also remember my first cell phone. It was HUGE and looked like a walkie-talkie.