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2/19: Kat McPhee gets guest role on CSI:NY, is Clay Aiken losing his RCA gig?

I’m late today with my “Idol” update. I had a page one story to work on about how recession resistant the movie business has been. But I’m done and checking out some “Idol” news:

-Clay Aiken may be losing his RCA deal. Nothing has been announced or confirmed but he is no longer included in RCA press releases and his press materials deleted from the RCA Web site. Not good signs. Given his last album did not do well at all, that wouldn’t be a surprise. MJ has more info.

-Early Wednesday ratings were 24.4 million and 8.9 ratings among 18-49 year old. There’s no direct comparison because last year, the first week, they had split the 12 gals on Tuesday, the 12 guys on Wednesday and the results on Thursday. Last year, the Wed. show drew 28.9 million and the Thursday show just 23.4 million. So depending on your point of view, ratings were down 16 percent or up 3 percent.

EW.com reports that following in the footsteps of Chris Daughtry, Kat McPhee nabs a guest role on “CSI:NY” as a — get this — singer!

In an episode tentatively scheduled to air in April, the singer will play… er, a singer. There will even be a scene in which she is… well… singing. All kidding aside, the prime-time appearance is actually bringing McPhee back once again to her roots — she was an actress first, then a recording artist. (Recently, you’ve probably seen her opposite Anna Farris in The House Bunny.)

-And in case you missed Carly Smithson and Michael Johns last night on “Idol”:

93 comments Add your comment

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
6:51 pm

Thanks for the news. Clay still had a deal with RCA? That surprises me.

Rodney: are they doing any post elimination press for those that get the boot from the Top 36 bracket this year?

Kyle

February 19th, 2009
7:28 pm

I love Clay! I hope he gets picked up by another record label. He has such a nice voice!

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:05 pm

Anne24…I know you’ve heard this ad nauseum but, usually, the most we get away with here is WTF. Don’t know HOW a couple of your recent posts slipped by but this is a new format for us and all the kinks haven’t been ironed out. You are more than welcome here and we all enjoy your comments so…nobody was dissing you, we were just a little taken aback by what the format allowed.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:19 pm

So anyway….we went to see Revolutionary Road with Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet…otherwise known as Suburban Misery in the Fifties. Not my cup of tea…I didn’t even like the performances…very overwrought and overdone. Since I usually like both these actors and I absolutely loved the director’s most famous film, American Beauty….this was a huge disappointment.

Dinner was delicious! :-)

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:23 pm

RE Rodney’s post…Kat McPhee is a recording artist???????

And speaking of how recession resistant the entertainment business is…Mr Hollywood is busier than he’s ever been casting voices for a number of things including an upcoming animated film. He’s actually complaining about having too much work and has hired a contract worker to pick up some of the clerical work.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:25 pm

Ok..I think I’m done now. :-)

Nana

February 19th, 2009
9:13 pm

Thank you all for coming to my defense earlier. I’m here tonight and would like to say a few things to Anne24. I certainly wasn’t calling you or anyone on here a name, as you have stated. My referenced was based on someone else and the way they posted. I will say to you that your choice of words were what we don’t see on it and it threw me a curve ball. I realize that the four letter word you used is common langauge to some, but on a public blog where children have access, it is not appropriate. Your opinion is always welcome, its just your choice of words that aren’t. I know that you can state your opinion without using 4 letter words. Just be considerate of other bloggers when posting them. I would like to see you stay and converse with us and become a regular, so I hope you don;t leave. Now, as far as I’m concerned, this subject is closed.

In Idol news, earlier while watching Entertainment Tonight, they stated that Tuesday’s show has been moved to Wednesday due to President Obama’s speech which airs in their time slot. So they perform Wednesday and the results are Thursday.

Glad you had a nice evening Deirdre, esp dinner.

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
10:35 pm

Sorry folks, but for once I have to launch into a bit of a rant. Ok a non-Idol rant. Well, a rant and a question, since you always hear of southern hospitality does it apply to common courtesy?

/rant on

Let’s say you are riding on the MARTA rail, which as I understand it is very much like the MAX light rail train we have here in Portland. Which by the way I’ve been using for my commute for the last three years.

So there you are on MARTA and it is crowded, a seat opens up a little bit down from you. Do you, in this scenario as a male, rush towards the seat and sit regardless of the little old lady heading toward it from the other direction? Does that happen on MARTA?

Or perhaps you are standing there on the crowded train and a seat opens up right next to you. Now you have been standing there for a good 10 minutes and this seat is right in front of you, you don’t have to race, or push, all you need to do is sit down. If you were a man on the Atlanta mass transit system and this situation happened to you would you sit or would you offer it to the old Hispanic woman standing next to you? Or perhaps would you offer it to the obviously pregnant woman to the other side of you? That’s very rude of me, the woman I saw in this scenario on MAX may not have been pregnant, maybe that is where she likes to carry her bowling ball. I’ve seen stranger things.

Of course this is a rant for a reason because on MAX the man sat down in both situations. I’m not talking about a kid either, I’m talking middle aged business men. Is that acceptable in Atlanta? Is there any place in this country where, as a general rule the women in the above situations would be offered the seat? Seriously, you race an old lady to get a seat? What you can’t stand for 15 minutes? Luckily in the first scenario a woman in her 20’s stood up and offered her seat to the elderly woman. The pregnant woman, well she wasn’t so lucky and she stood. That is what you get for smuggling bowling balls I guess.

Am I some kind of dinosaur that I cling onto this ancient standard that maybe just maybe seats should be offered to the elderly or the pregnant or to females in general? Do I need to start fighting for seats? Don’t get me wrong not every male does this. I stood with a guy the other night and we offered open seat after open seat to person after person, but that is rare – ultra rare. Seats are grabbed by the first person that can muscle their way in, and if you are elderly or something – well you better hope that the seat which opens up is one you can get into quickly.

/rant off

I hate making a post without discussing Idol so… I hope no one does Bohemian Rhapsody this year on Idol. K thanks bye.

Woodpappy

February 19th, 2009
10:46 pm

JTesla, as far as I’m concerned common courtesy is still alive and well in Atlanta. Somebody here would have probably embarrassed the men for taking the seat a lady could have. Southern Chivalry is still alive and well with this old man anyway. PS, I’m not really that old.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
10:59 pm

JTesla, That is just plain rude!!! I haven’t used any type of public transportation in years, so I don;t know if that occurs on Marta or not. I will say most of my encounters with the public here in Georgia have been with courteous people. I guess it’s just the southern hospitality gene at work that all southerners are supposed to have. Go sit down in the empty seat, unless it’s an elderly or handicapped person,that would include obviously pregnant women or someone who appears to not be feeling well. Let anyone who thinks it is their right to sit because they have an inflated ego STAND!

Harm

February 19th, 2009
11:03 pm

Here in GA. it would also be common to see healthy women give up their seats to those who needed them more.

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
11:44 pm

Thanks, it is nice to know that there is hope for humanity, at least in one little piece of the world. I envy you guys, you’ve got: southern hospitality, good food, and thunderstorms! Granted it comes with a price: fire ants, june bugs, and humidity.

LG100

February 20th, 2009
6:27 am

JTeshia, let’s hope men like you are not going the way of the dinosaur. Common courtesy may be the only thing left to save us some day!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
6:57 am

Good Morning! We made it to Friday. :) :)

Today’s Quote: “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.”

JT: I hope that common courtesy is still prevalent no matter where one lives. This, IMO, applies to both genders. Being considerate and courteous of others is just plain good manners and it reflects on your parents and the way they raised you.

Mike S

February 20th, 2009
7:43 am

JTesla sounds like you ran into a couple examples of that stupid gene human known as Assius Holius. :)

I am happy to say that here in Alabama 99% of the men would have given that seat to the ladies, and I am quite sure Mr. Businessman would have been A.) blocked from reaching the seat or B.) snatched out of the seat by the scruff of his neck in most cases down here. We would of then looked him in the eye and said “Ya’ll ain’t from around here are ya boy”.

I know in my case, if I did not offer my seat to a lady or open the door for a lady or help an elderly lady with her groceries or packages, my ancestors would come up out of the ground and open a good old-fashioned can of whupass on me. I could hear my mama now “walk out to the switch tree and cut one off boy, ’cause you getting a whupping. And don’t come back with no dinky one either, ’cause I’ll go get the whole tree!”

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
7:43 am

Morning!

JT….I don’t know what MAX is like but I’d bet it’s NOTHING like Marta. The only time I’ve seen a Marta train so crowded that you can’t get a seat was during the Olympics and EVERYONE was polite and wonderful then. If I tried to explain to you what Marta is like these days…well an ugly word comes to mind that pops up here every time we talk about say….Paris Bennett’s pregnancy. see, I managed to get Idol in there, too.

However, on the subject of giving your seat up for an elderly or pregnant woman, there was something seriously wrong with those men and the girl in her 20’s must’ve been raised right. This is what I would have done: leaned over and whispered in the ear of the seat-stealer.”Are you aware that everyone on this train is looking at you like you have two heads and horns?”

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
7:45 am

“I envy you guys, you’ve got: southern hospitality, good food, and thunderstorms! Granted it comes with a price: fire ants, june bugs, and humidity.

Oh and snakes, JT…don’t leave out snakes!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
8:01 am

Mike S it seems like we were raised basically the same. One has never had a whupping until you had one with a old fashion brushbroom. By golly, that made us toe the line. We were taught manners, respect, and courtesy and if we didn’t follow the rules, well, lawd have mercy on our hide. Oh yeah, if we didn’t bring back a good hickory switch, the one Mother would get was like you said. It looked like the whole darn tree and we knew we were in trouble big time. Bring back those days!!!!!!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
8:10 am

Take ALL the snakes out of Georgia and I’ll be one happy camper. There are only two kinds I’m afraid of: 1) Dead 2) Alive. Can’t even look at one on paper or screen. No way!!!!!!! :(

Mike S

February 20th, 2009
8:26 am

LOL Nana, I used to swear my Mom had a humidor where she kept the extra thick switches so that they stayed nice and green and supple. LOL

harriett

February 20th, 2009
8:54 am

Nana, my dad used to tell me to go to my room and wait for him, so the anticipation was almost as bad as the switch!

Woodpappy

February 20th, 2009
9:07 am

I’m with you guys. You weren’t raised right if you never had to go outside and “bring me a switch off the peach tree, so I can tan yo hide”. And…I always tried to find one without any buds or offshoots on it so they wouldn’t sting worse. RESPECT…that’s what folks had back then. As a retired Cop, I saw things changing over the years and it didn’t seem for the better either.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 20th, 2009
9:17 am

Seconding, Thirding and Infinity-ing the courtesy comments!!! I was so proud of my then-4 year old son, waaaay back in the day, riding a bus in Atlanta ’bout the time Atlanta Transit turned into MARTA — we were sitting on one of those front seats that are sideways — a lady clambered up the steps into the bus and my child jumped up — with NO prompting — and said in his li’l kid voice “Ma’am would you like to sit here?” and held his hand out toward his former seat. Talk about one momma BEAMING with pride!!!

and on the converse — years later when i was pregnant with my middle son, i was leaving work with all the baby shower presents, flowers, being about 8.5 months along… there was a long elevator ride, then walk to the other side of the lobby, and a short elevator ride to the basement where my boss was letting me use HIS indoor parking spot (NICE boss, right?) between the elevator and the garage was a little alcove with one door, then 3 steps and another door — this *ahem* “gentleman” raced off the elevator ahead of me, then opened the first (heavy) door and let it go just as i was getting to it. I sweetly — and very loudly — said “Well! I guess either you were not raised in the South, or your momma didn’t do a very good job of raising you!” He turned and actually tried to get at me — thank goodness for other folks around!!! He started screaming about how I (personally, I assume) was all into women’s lib but I expected men to still take care of me… I just looked at him, batted the ol’ baby blues and said “what’s women’s lib?” (all done in that exaggerated southern accent like Brenda uses on the closer, by the way)

i had folks applauding … where’s my oscar!?!?!

KPH

February 20th, 2009
9:17 am

Good morning good people! The worst was when my Grandmother would tell me I was in trouble at 10 in the morning and that she would let my 6-7 315 pound Grandfather handle it when he got home. As you said Harriett the anticipation was worse than the punishment. I will say this however I deserved every whuppin I got and I am a better man for them.

JJ

February 20th, 2009
9:21 am

Good Morning, All! It’s Friday, we made it another week!

Glad that D had a great evening, even if the movie wasn’t that great.

I really wish that I could spend a little more time posting but work has actually given me more to do….it’s been insane, but love the insanity!

Anyways, JT….I will tell you that I spent years riding MARTA every day to and from school…and I would definitely be mindful of who would ride the train. Believe it or not, MARTA does get crowded during rush hour on the downtown stops. There have been many times, as a young and healthy woman, I would ask another woman if she would like my seat (especially if she had young children or seemed more tired)…or older gentlemen. And I was raised by parents that spent most of their lives in NY. Now remember, I am probably a little younger than most of the posters on here…so I will say that there are many young people that have been raised to be respectful and courteous of all others, no matter the age of the person. It absolutely upsets me to see others treat people with disrespect.

Anyways, off the soap box…. :)

Sorry to hear about Clay….and Katherine, well, good for her. :)

JTesla

February 20th, 2009
9:22 am

I like snakes.

My parents never needed a switch, my dad never laid a hand on me. However, he was a Cop and somehow instilled in me not only a fear that something would bad would happen if I did wrong, but also made it clear that if I disrespected my mother that the something bad would be even worse. I still don’t know how he did it, but I lived such a clean childhood that many people would laugh. I just won’t bring up the multiple water balloons incidents.

Lara

February 20th, 2009
9:26 am

TGIF fellow blogsters!
Man, I have seen some rude people on MARTA, but I would always give up my seat…even though I have no balance and have to try to stand in the corner to keep from falling when the train stops! :)
Is Kat gonna play the dead person on CSI?

KPH

February 20th, 2009
9:27 am

Two great stories Linny! :-)

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
10:09 am

I just finished my WiiFit. When I got the cold…way back a few weeks ago, I kinda stopped doing it and had to remind myself this morning that I ain’t getting any younger and if I want my hips to keep working I need to give them some exercise.

I’ve had men just rush through a door in front of me and let it go…I mean, come on…you hold the door for the next person through no matter what your age or gender. There are rude people everywhere but none so rude as a man who uses “women’s lib” as a frickin excuse for being a jackazz!

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
10:11 am

JT..I rode Marta to work every workday for 15 years. During rush hour it was very crowded and may times standing room only. I noticed that women will easily give up their seats much more often than men.

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
10:19 am

And one more thing about riding Marta that especially annoyed the heck out of me….some folks would take a seat and then put their briefcases, packages etc in the seat next to them. One particular evening after a nasty day at work, I was not in the best of moods. The train was crowded with several seats occupied by the afore mentioned briefcases etc. I walked over to one gentleman and said “unless your briefcase paid a token for that seat, i suggest you move it cause I’m a woman on the edge and I’m going to sit my butt in that seat. He moved it.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
10:27 am

Chivalry makes me feel much better than sitting down. :-)

harriett

February 20th, 2009
10:27 am

I would have moved it, too, GAgirl! You sounded like you might snap if he didn’t. LOL! :)

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
10:34 am

harriett…I’m normally a sweet, courteous southern girl but that just got on my last nerves….and I had been wearing stiletto’s all day and my feet hurt!!!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 20th, 2009
10:38 am

it all boils down to so-called “common” courtesy — which is about as common as “common” sense. Not very. Holding doors, offering seats (or not hogging seats [nod to GAgirl, similar instances!!]), staying back a bit in traffic so someone can pull out of a parking lot or side road, inviting the guy with 2 items to go ahead of you with a full buggy, picking up the item someone dropped while balancing arms full of stuff… you know, the little things that are more than chivalry, they’re consideration, courtesy, thoughtfulness — kindness even. and the cynics who try to destroy that human kindness will reap what they sow, someday. i wish i could say that i always “kill ‘em with kindness” but … GAgirl’s reaction that day is as likely to come out of me as anything, especially when i’ve had a bad day myself … unfortunately, it’s ALSO human nature to “pass it on” — good OR bad!

KPH

February 20th, 2009
10:39 am

You go Gagirl you set him straight. Those stiletto’s coluld have been used as a weapon if the straight up tounge thrashing didnt work. LOL! ;-)

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
10:39 am

LOL!!! GAgirl…people do that at the airport, too. There’s no place to sit and you have to keep asking people to move their stuff so you can sit down, some of them are holding a seat for a family member visiting the bathroom but some of them just want a nice place to put their carry-on. RUDE!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
10:46 am

You go GAgirl!!!! I bet he moved his briefcase. The last time I rode a bus to work was in 1964 when Atlanta Transit Company was public transportion before Marta. I worked for Southern Bell on Ivy Street in the middle of downtown Atlanta. I got off at 5:00pm and the buses were all crowed. People would literally push and shove just to get a seat. I was getting on and this HUGE man was behind me and when we both got on, he and I spotted a vacant seat about the same time. He pushed and I went down. The thing that made me mad, was just that morning I had put on a new pair of stockings and when I fell, I torn a hole in the knee. Boy, that ticked me off and I got up, went to face him and told him what I thought. At that time I was 5′1,93 lbs and he was at least 6′4 and probably 250/300 lbs. I ended up with the seat!!!!! :)

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
10:52 am

Oh and I know all about the hickory switches too. My sister and I were raised by my grandmother (God bless her) and she took no prisioners. Many times I was sent back outside cause the switch I picked wasn’t to her liking. Generally the shenanagins were started by my younger sister but I was alwasys the one who got caught. But Granny was the one who taught me to be a lady.

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
10:53 am

Nana..we are kindred spirits..I also worked for Bell

Nana

February 20th, 2009
10:55 am

We should all live by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I try to always treat others the way I would like to be treated, but sometimes………………well, it ain’t easy.

Negaramma

February 20th, 2009
11:00 am

Do unto others because they are inferior to Neg.

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
11:06 am

Neg…why do you keep changing your name???? That one doesn’t work for me.

Nana

February 20th, 2009
11:20 am

Deirdre, he likes to keep us guessing if it’s really him or not.

GAgirl – Did you work at the one on Ivy Street?

Del

February 20th, 2009
11:22 am

Rodney, FYI, David Cook will be performing at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA on October 18, 2009. http://www.georgianationalfair.com Sure to be a sell out
Del

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
11:24 am

nana I was in the tower on Peachtree

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
11:24 am

Thanks, Del!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 20th, 2009
11:25 am

I like Negativo and Negster (or should that be “NegstAr”??) — Well! I’m glad someone else besides ME remembers the old Atlanta Transit!!! LOL. I lived at Piedmont and 3rd street, just down the hill on 3rd from the Fox Theatre, 7 blocks from Piedmont Park, and worked at 5 points (downtown, not little 5) in the First National Bank of Atlanta (does anyone else remember THAT?) tower… things were so cool my son could come downtown with me and take his backgammon game to Woodruff park and play backgammon (or chess) in the park with strangers.. now, he’d either be mugged, killed, or worse by a stranger, OR arrested for being a “vagrant”….. *sigh*

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 20th, 2009
11:26 am

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
11:26 am

Gagirl…are the Santa Anas still blowing? My kid is working so much that I don’t get to talk to him often.

Neggles

February 20th, 2009
11:32 am

D – I would hate to be thought of as predictable. So, anyway, who’s got the beer?

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
11:36 am

D…Santa Ana’s not blowing today. Beautiful day and temps warming up.

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
11:42 am

Yeah but Neg…the only way we’ll know it’s you is when the ego comes shining through…well, I guess that’s most of the time so..ok.

Thans GAgirl. I would love to be there…we could use a little warmth here. Those storms brought cold weather again. :-(

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
11:43 am

Neg…I’ve got tequila

Harm

February 20th, 2009
11:44 am

I think the rural areas are more courteous than the big cities. We moved to Carroll County in 1991, and even I had to get used to how much more courteous and friendly people are out here. I wasn’t used to all the strangers waving and saying hello like they had known me all my life. I can say it was a very good decision to raise our girls here. I do not being in tornado alley tjhough.

Harm

February 20th, 2009
11:48 am

GAgirl-Margaritaville(sp)

Negabyte

February 20th, 2009
11:49 am

Tequila…a bold and dangerous way to start, but I’m game. Shots or ‘ritas?

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
11:56 am

Neg…either is fine with me. I love my tequila

Harm

February 20th, 2009
11:57 am

My pet peeve is the people riding the electric scooters at Wal-Mart, they will run you over. Once I was trying to get something out of the freezer section and this very obese woman on a scooter rolls up and starts staring at me like I am supposed to stop what I am doing and let her get there. I was first, I don’t need no dirty looks!

KPH

February 20th, 2009
11:58 am

Linny I remember the old Atlanta Transit buses as a kid…. orange and silver with what appeard to be corvair headlamps. My Grandmother and I rode them all the time because she didnt drive. I used to love it when I got to pull the bell string at our stop. We lived on Charlotte place just off Bankhead close to West Fulton High School at the time then moved to Spink Street off Hollywood road in my early teens. Oh what great memories riding with my Mamama as I called her to the downtown Richs and going shopping.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
11:58 am

Enter your comments here

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
12:03 pm

Neg..as they say “it’s 5 oclock somewhere”. Mercy, this makes me want to put on my Jimmy Buffet CD and fry me up a cheesburger. Yep..I’m a parrothead.

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
12:04 pm

Does anybody remember the coconut cakes at Rich’s bakery?

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
12:09 pm

Randy is sitting in for Regis on the Regis and Kelly show this morning. He’s talking about how strong the guys are this year. He did mention Alexis being a dark horse…

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
12:16 pm

I saw Randy once before sitting in for Regis and thought he was surprisingly good.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
12:19 pm

OOOH YES Rich’s coconut cakes GAgirl mmmmmmmm gooood! And the candy shop at the Sears at west end and the Turtles candy. Man my mouth is watering and I can hear that constant bell dinging in my head! LOL!

Harm

February 20th, 2009
12:23 pm

I’m off to get my daughter’s birthday present, don’t know where I’m going or what I’m going to get. Wish me luck!

KPH

February 20th, 2009
12:25 pm

They had Taylor Hicks go on a blind date on Regis and Kelly this morning and he was a hoot.

Nana

February 20th, 2009
12:42 pm

Anyone remember the first Atlanta transit? The old trolleys that ran the electric lines from a pole on top of the bus? We kids used to love to ride them and thought it was funny when the pole would pull loose from the lones and the trolley would stop. We would ride the bus from Lakewood Heights to town and back just to have something to do. Also would like it to the Southeastern fair at the old Lakewood Fair grounds. Anyone remember that?

The Rich’s coconut cakes where to die for. And their candy/nut counters Always had hot cashews. Oh boy, where they good. Less not forget the Pink Pig at the Richs downtown.

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
12:45 pm

KPH…I just saw Taylor on the show…he’s looking pretty good

Nana

February 20th, 2009
12:46 pm

From Sears & Roebuck in West End, cross the street to Krispy Kreme donut shop and get the hot donuts. Man oh man!!!!

flbravesgirl

February 20th, 2009
12:50 pm

Y’all should be glad you’re not here in Florida. So many transplants that all the Southerness is gone. People are rude & very inconsiderate. I am sooo looking forward to living in north Georgia. Even in Atlanta, people are so much nicer than they are here. I’ve ridden Marta many times to Braves games & never run into anyone really rude. And even with the intense, high-speed traffic there people will let you in or allow you to change lanes. That doesn’t happen here, you’d get run off the road.

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
1:03 pm

flbravesgirl, I was expecting the rudeness when I moved to California but have been pleasantly surprised. Of course I live in a smaller town northeast of LA and that may be the difference.

Negalicious

February 20th, 2009
1:22 pm

GAgirl: Since it’s still pretty early in the day , let’s do ‘ritas w’ rocks & rim salt for a little Changes in Attitudes…

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 20th, 2009
1:28 pm

OMG – the old trolleys … my dad grew up in a house just around the corner from Emory (on oxford road) … i’d stay with my grandparents and on saturday mornings, i’d get all dressed up (dress, tights, maryjane shoes, and GLOVES and even a hat, and Honey (grandmother) would get all dolled up including gloves and hat, and we’d ride downtown to Rich’s to have brunch and shop!!!

it KILLS me now when they talk about Macy’s and the pink pig and christmas tree — it was freaking RICH’S pink pig and christmas tree lighting! downtown, not out at Lenox….

speaking of LENOX…does anyone else remember when “Lenox” was a STRIP mall, then became LENOX SQUARE because they added another big store and put up stores along the sides, to make it a square???

And in the 70’s when Underground opened, the Bucket Shoppe for the BEST burgers around, and Dante’s Down the Hatch, and even Lester’s shop? and the Greek restaurant where there would be greek dancers? and so much MORE!!! the renovated “new” underground a few years back was NOTHING to compare to the old days!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
1:42 pm

linny – We are telling our age on here talking about the trolleys. Bet half the bloggers here wonder what we are talking about.

harriett

February 20th, 2009
1:44 pm

linny, back in my musician days (70’s) I would go to Underground to listen to my friends in different bands, and I went by myself!! I’d park in the parking building next to the Underground entrance and leave to go home late, completely unafraid.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
1:51 pm

I remember the trolleys. They kind of scared me with all those sparks flying around. :-)

harriett

February 20th, 2009
1:53 pm

The post eater is at it big time right now.

Mike S

February 20th, 2009
2:10 pm

Woo Hoo another Parrothead. FINS UP GAGIRL!!!!!!! Ya’ll can have the Rita’s, straight up for me please. Pass the salt and the Lime, cause I am God’s own drunk and a fearless man!

Nana

February 20th, 2009
2:28 pm

I’m leaving alittle early today Have to take Memory to the vet for her last set of shots and rabies vaccination. Hope everyone has a great week-end and get to do some fun things.

Be safe, be happy, love the ones you’re with, and like I always say, Please be careful on the roads and highways.

linny: see you tomorrow at lunch time for some good ole Mexican food.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
2:36 pm

A little something for the parrotheads.

Now, I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
when the volcano blow.
Let me say it now,
I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
when the volcano blow.

Ground, she movin’ under me.
Tidal waves out on the sea.
Sulphur smoke up in the sky.
Pretty soon we learn to fly

[Chorus:]
Let me hear you, now
I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
when the volcano blow.
Let me hear you now.
I don’t know, I don’t know where I’m a gonna go
when the volcano blow.

My girl quickly say to me,
“Mon you better watch your feet.”
Lava come down soft and hot.
“You better lava me now or lava me not.

[Chorus]

No time to count what I’m worth,
cause I just left the planet Earth.
Where I go I hope there’s rum.
Not to worry mon soon come.

[Chorus]

But I don’t want to land in New York City,
I don’t want to land in Mexico.
I don’t want to land on no Three Mile Island;
I don’t want to see my skin a-glow.

Don’t want to land in Comanche Sky Park,
or in Nashville, Tennessee.
I don’t want to land in no San Juan airport or
the Yukon Territory.

Don’t want to land no San Diego.
Don’t want to land in no Buzzards Bay.
I don’t want to land on no Ayatolla.
I got nothin’ more to say.

[Chorus]

Woodpappy

February 20th, 2009
2:43 pm

Hey Neg, I like your aliases !

DJPCPS

February 20th, 2009
2:45 pm

Linny – YES, I remember Lenox as a strip mall!! It always amuses me to think it’s considered so upscale when I remember its roots.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
2:54 pm

DJPCPS, I dont think I have noticed you around before so welcome aboard!

kelly&carriefan

February 20th, 2009
3:06 pm

Hey y’all! TGIF…So I’m late to today’s party, but I bring more Cuervo (Yes, Gold), hope that’s alright! ;)

And btw, I did the convoluted mess posted over at MJs. Why? SO I COULD SAMPLE KELLY’S NEW CD! :) I’m so ready for March 10th to get here, y’all. It’s like Christmas morning…and I’m 5…and hopped up on sugar! And yes, I did ride the Pink Pig! :)

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
3:23 pm

Sorry I didn’t join you but Tequila and I are a seriously dangerous mixture.

KPH

February 20th, 2009
3:50 pm

Another funny email from my Mama.

Things I learned being from Georgia

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Georgia ..

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Georgia ..

4. If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If it crawls, it’ll bite cha.

5. ‘Onced’ and ‘Twiced’ are words.

6. It is not a shopping cart, it’s a buggy.

7. ‘Jaw-P?’ means, ‘Did y’all go to the bathroom?

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. ‘Fixinto’ is one word.

10. There is no such thing as ‘lunch.’ There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.

12. Backwards and forwards means, ‘I know everything about you.’

13. The word ‘jeet’ is actually a phrase meaning, ‘Did you eat ?’

14. You don’t have to wear a watch, because it doesn’t matter what time it is. You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

15. You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH EM.

16. You measure distance in minutes.

17. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

18. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

19. You know what a ‘DAWG’ is.

20. You carry jumper cables in your car — for your OWN car.

21. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.

22. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip
and high school football.

23. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

24. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit ‘a bit warm.’

25. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer,
still summer, and Christmas.

26. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as
‘goin’ Wal-Martin’ or ‘off to Wally World.’

27. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees)
as good stew weather.

28. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

29. We don’t need no dang driver’s ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.

30. You understand these jokes and forward them to
your Georgia friends and those who just wish they were from Georgia .

Woodpappy

February 20th, 2009
4:05 pm

So true KPH. Born and reared here in Georgia

GAgirl

February 20th, 2009
4:33 pm

I love you guys (and gals)

harriett

February 20th, 2009
4:37 pm

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Y’all be careful, now, drinking all that tequila!

kelly&carriefan

February 20th, 2009
4:42 pm

lol, KPH…that’s why I love it here! :)

Deirdre

February 20th, 2009
4:53 pm

Well…I’m fixinto move over to the new thread! :-)