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In which I rant

Today I finally had the time to watch my tape of the ACM Awards. Now, they SAY that the "C" in there stands for "country," but if it hadn't been for the Tribute to Buck Owens band (which, ironically, contained members of Blink 182 and ZZ Top), I wouldn't have seen hardly anything "country" in it at all. Okay, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. And bad jokes. But these jokes were SO bad I think the writing team of Hee Haw would have passed them up. Blargh. At least Brad Paisley won Album of the Year and Keith Urban took Top Male Vocalist. I wish one of them had also been Entertainer of the Year instead of the wanna-be-Jimmy-Buffett moron who did win. Blargh, again.

Dwight Yoakam, leading the Tribute band, looked good, though. He's letting his hair grow, which I like long a lot. I hope it's still long when he comes here in September.

Friday night I did a Bad Thing. I went to listen to my buddy Dave Insley at the honky-tonk and actually got myself pretty well toasted. I didn't mean to, but I guess since I've been dieting I haven't been having much alcohol, which made two rum-and-Diet-Cokes hit my head like a freight train. I stayed until I felt I was safe to drive, but I probably wouldn't have passed a breathalyzer. I was, however, VERY careful coming home, I promise! Next time I won't have the second one! I solemnly swear to only drink that much when I'm NOT driving, from now on.

Last night we went out to the hospital and visited sillymagpie, who was doing reasonably well, but is still yellow and preparing for surgery. On the way back, we found a really nifty little Greek restaurant with absolutely delicious food, had a late supper, and came home to crash. Today it was shopping for Barb's mom and lunch out. So I'm glad it's a three-day weekend.

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tiirz
May. 29th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
Eeek! I'm glad you're okay!

I chatted with Maggie today, and I'll call her again later. Least I can do to help keep her amused!
wildrider
May. 29th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
I'm a very bad girl! I was punished with a mild not-enough-sleep hangover, though.

I talked to her this evening - they're taking their time getting her prep work done! - we have to bring her some real tea tomorrow, they apparently only give her herbal tea when she asks. :-)
nutmeg3
May. 30th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Sing it, sister! And let's all gag together at the thought that karaoke singer supereme Carrie Underwearwood actually won awards that were not fan-voted. It's enough to make me poke holes in my eardrums and give up on music altogether.
wildrider
May. 30th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
That was a very tough one to swallow. ARGHLE. An American Idle winner can't make it in pop? Well, toss her on the country charts, no one will notice the difference! /gag

I did think of you, though - there's a local radio commercial played about halfway through my tape where Tim & Willy (local DJs) are sitting on the steps playing guitar with a case open in front of them, when Keith Urban walks up, takes Willy's guitar, plays some sharp licks, and takes all their money out of the case. It's funny. I thought about sending it along to you when I finished watching. :-)
nutmeg3
May. 30th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
LOL! I would love that if you still have it. And I just keep hoping the Carrie thing will be 15 minutes and out, though it shook my confidence to see her win those awards. ::shudders::
wildrider
May. 30th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
I'll cue it to that point and ship it out.

I've been wishing for a "fifteen minutes" for a while for a number of them (Rascal Flatts? HELLO?), but it's not working.

I think one of the things that bothered me more was all the gratuitious sap - between the chest-thumping flag waving and the PRAISE GAWD speak, it was like watching a Bush rally...
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