All the good shows are piled onto Sunday nights, so from now until the season ends, don’t ask me to do anything for you on a Sunday night – I’m busy!
I start off watching “The Good Wife” on CBS. I really like a show about politics and lawyers – they have such an abundance of story lines to work with, every episodes is entertaining. If I miss one of the Good Wife episodes, I can pull it up “On Demand” and watch it later, but I like to start my Sunday Night TV marathon with that show.
Next up is “The Vikings” on the History Channel. This is a fictional story based on historic events and lifestyles. The producers have gone to a lot of trouble to replicate the actual clothing, tools, homes, and weapons of that period. I like the idea of making them intelligent, real people and not just some phantom figures buried in a history book.
The third show on Sunday night is “Game of Thrones.” This is a totally fictional show with a complicated cast of characters. It is based on a series of books, so if you have read the books you might be surprised to see how some of it is depicted and how some parts were left out. But overall, this is very entertaining and includes kings, knights, dragons, and several different races of people all either going to war or making alliances with neighboring kingdoms. I’m very tempted to buy the books, but I think I will wait until this season is over and read the book in the off-season.
It is impossible to find a radio station in Tennessee that plays good jazz music. I don’t understand why someone does not start up a radio station to play jazz and easy listening music. There are plenty of jazz stations in California. I wonder if the people who own radio stations just think there is not enough culture and highly educated people here in Tennessee to be an audience? Or is the advertisers don’t have enough culture and education to seize the opportunity?
I have a playlist of good jazz on my Spotify account. It has some songs flagged as favorites, but truth be told, if the song made it to my playlist, it’s a favorite.
One group that I especially like is called, “Fourplay.” They have several songs that include guest artists, like Michael McDonald. “My Love’s Leaving” is one of the songs I’ve flagged – I never get tired of hearing that one.
An individual artist that I have admired for probably 20 years is Boney James. I have every album the he has put out but I have never had the chance to hear him perform in concert. That is definitely on my bucket list – I doubt he will ever come to Nashville, but I would like to hear him at the Ryman Auditorium – the original home of the Grand Old Opry and my favorite venue anywhere!
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Walking out to my car this morning I noticed right away that the right rear tire is low on air. This is the second time this month, and air is not free at gas stations anymore.
I already looked all over the tire for a nail or any kind of tear or puncture and I cannot find anything wrong with the tire. But I bought this tire really cheap at Discount Tires last year and I am starting to think that it is just a problem inherent with cheap tires.
The other tire on the left rear also loses air and I bought it the same time as the right rear tire, from the same place. I am not happy with either tire but they both have plenty of tread on them. I wish I could take them back and get my money back, but I’ve had them at least 6 months and I am sure there is no guarantee on them for just losing air.
This does not feel like Winter. I don’t like to complain, but I am really concerned that we have not had many cold days and we have not had snow, either. I don’t care about the sappy White Christmas thing. Truth is, we had some flurries in the air the day after Christmas, but it never coated the ground and barely counts as snow.
When I was a kid we had a white Christmas almost every year. If it did not snow ON Christmas, it had snowed before and was still on the ground for Christmas morning. But last year and this year the temperatures have been so warm that we had no chance of snow.
Here is it the first week of January and I barely need a coat when I go outside. And the forecast for next week says that it will be in the 70′s. That’s not right, folks. It should be in the 40′s at the most, and in the 30′s most days this month. If it’s not going to be cold, I hope we at least get lots of rain so we have no drought issues later this summer. I think the weather fairy is playing tricks on everyone.
We were out late last night. The crowd downtown was crazy! We had so much fun, even though it was raining at midnight, we were partying so hard in the club that no one cared if we were outside or inside. We counted down the clock and toasted everyone in the bar endlessly. It was wild and fun and a great way to start the New Year.
So, today, we are moving a little slow and being lazy. But I have some good stuff in the refrigerator to cook up. So it’s going to be brunch and football and I fell so lucky to be starting the New Year with good people and good times.