Who’s watching The Office finale tonight?
And who’s watching the show for the first time in two years?
I’ll admit it.
When Michael Scott aka Steve Carell left The Office in 2011, I was part of a highly vocal minority — perhaps it was even a majority in some circles — who felt the show should end with his exit.
But the show producers — both in shock that Steve left and in denial that the money train was running out of steam — deluded themselves that they could keep on keepin’ on.
The first season without Steve floundered. The second became ‘the farewell season.’ And now that Dunder Mifflin is finally closing its doors, I feel a teeny tiny bit responsible.
Did I show any loyalty after Steve left? No.
Did I check in from time-to-time to see if my instincts were right that the show would suck without him? Yes.
Will I watch tonight and wish the show wasn’t being canceled? No.
Am I hoping Steve Carell shows up somewhere? Yes.
(It would be the best episode in two years.)
Note — Steve DID appear on the finale. It was amazeballs.
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged comedy, entertainment, episode, farewell season, Humor, life, Michael Scott, money train, show producers, sitcoms, Steve Carell, Television, The Office finale, The Office tv show, TV, vocal minority, watercooler
New Yorkers are a the nicest people. I see proof of it all the time.
Take today, for instance.
I had taken a cab to the vet to pick up my dog. The driver gave me my change, which included several singles, near the open door.
The wind instantly picked up the bills and scattered them in the street. Did the rude, me-me-me New Yorkers of TV and movies jump upon them and run for it?
Not a chance.
Instead, three people stepped on the loose bills and stood waiting for me to retrieve them. We all shared a laugh as I collected my change and thanked them for their help.
Nice folks. Yep, we’ve got lots of ‘em here in NYC.
Posted in Humor, Travel, Relationships, Life, Friends, Commentary
Tagged Big Apple, big hearts, cab, commentary, community, dollar bills, friends, good samaritan, Humor, life, Manhattan, money, New York City, New Yorkers, nicest people, NYC, Relationships, taxi driver, Travel
Sin City, I am in you!
Fifteen years ago, when I made my first trip to Las Vegas, I stayed at the New York New York Hotel. At the time it was fairly new to the strip, and a bit trendy.
For me it was also a tad bit aspirational. I didn’t live in NYC at the time and wanted to…why not get some good karma?
We have returned there. This time the property was simply a deal…and a fun reminder of home. But I still want to ride the rollercoaster.
May have to do that on my own. (Not everyone appears to have packed their cahones.)
Next stop — Rock of Ages and Ray Romano!!
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged blackjack, comedy, Las Vegas, life, New York City, New York New York Hotel, Ray Romano, Rock of Ages, rollercoaster, Travel, Vegas
In NYC today, it was summer.
Toes were out. Flips were flopped.
I mention this because so many of my friends in the Midwest are covered in snow.
Not rubbing it in, mind you –
just giving you some hope!
Posted in Fashion, Friends, Humor, Life, Photography, Weather
Tagged flip flops, friends, Humor, life, photos, snow, summer, weather
A good friend of mine always celebrates ‘Turtle Tuesday’ on Facebook.
(He posts photos and everything.)
Today I decided to take a tour of the Interwebs…to see for myself if it’s truly ‘all about turtles’ on Tuesday.
This little guy — and a few of his older and wiser friends — informed me it’s really…
And I am certainly not going to argue with that.
I’ll let you know if David changes his mind.
Posted in Animals, Blogs, Commentary, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animals, au contraire, blogs, commentary, Facebook, Facebook posts, friends, Humor, Internet, interwebs, it's a jungle out there, life, Tiger Tuesday, tigers, Turtle Tuesday, turtles
Celebrate ‘em today!
Posted in Family, Friends, History, Holiday, Life, Relationships
Tagged family, friends, history, Holiday, International Women's Day, life, March 8, Relationships
Happy Downton Day!
Matthew and I invite you to watch the premiere of Season Three of Downton Abbey in the USA at 9pm ET.
Enjoy it alone, with friends…or with your entire family.
I know I will.
Did someone ring for tea?
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Tagged Downton Abbey, Downton Day, entertainment, family, friends, Humor, Matthew Crawley, ring for tea, Television, TV, USA premiere
Cartoon courtesy of the Lynchburg Humane Society
Posted in Animals, Comics, Dogs, Friends, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged animals, cartoon, comics, dog greeting, Dogs, friends, Humor, life, Lynchburg Humane Society, people greeting, relationship
Emma, I have seen your future, and you are a success!
Let me explain.
My brother recently posted this picture of his granddaughter Emma sporting reindeer antlers at her school’s Christmas concert. Her holiday headgear and mischievous smile reveal a lot — a fun-loving, entertaining youngest child.
No, I’m not talking about me (although as the baby of the family, I have been known to grab the spotlight from time to time). I mean Emma’s actual doppelganger.
I’ve met her.
This is Stacey.
She’s an MBA candidate at the Boston University School of Management. And when I showed her Emma’s photo, she was quick to agree that the two were kindred spirits.
Emma, you are in excellent company.
Posted in Children, College, dreams, Education, Family, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Life, Relationships
Tagged baby of the family, back to the future, children, Christmas concert, college, doppelganger, education, good company, grab the spotlight, holiday headgear, holidays, Humor, kindred spirits, life, reindeer antlers, relationship, youngest child