You are probably not surprised to hear me admit that my friends are always sending me photos of pink things, from every walk of life imaginable, to include in a Pink Thing of The Day post. This kind gesture is always inspiring, and it is very much appreciated that they think of me when they see a Pink Thing. But very often, that same thing has already been on the blog. And in other cases, I politely decline to write a post bout that pink thing, because I like to feature Pink Things which I actually see and photograph while I am out having an ass-kicking life. I feel that this keeps the blog more ‘authentic.’
But then Jamie mentioned to me that she owned Pink Pig Watering Can, so I just had to see it. I am sure you will agree that it is very deserving of the title of Pink Thing of The Day!
I know that my friend Jamie is a great and true friend, because she always thinks of me whenever she sees anything Pink, or anything made with Bacon. This girl knows me well. Recently, Jamie’s Mom had the misfortune to break her wrist and, being the good daughter that she is, Jamie was there to deliver her to the hospital and then back home again. And of course Jamie could not resist sending me a photo of her Mom’s very fashionable Wrist Splint, which, as you can, see is a glorious Hot Pink. Heal now, Jamie’s Mom!
I love comedian Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS’s The Late Late Show, but can rarely stay up late enough to watch it, so I was excited to have the chance to see Craig do Stand up at NYC’s best performance venue, Radio City Music Hall. Ferguson is so off the wall and charming, so I suspected he would put on a pretty good show, and I was not disappointed.
Ferguson is Ushered onto the Stage by a group of Rockette-Like Dancers
What stood out most for me was that Craig’s jokes are some of the most original bits I’ve heard in a stand up routine. I hadn’t heard any of them before, either on his talk show or via YouTube clips, so everything was totally fresh and hilarious.
While a bit in which Craig debated the correct pronunciation of the word “Clitoris” went on kind of longer than it needed to, he did manage to incorporate a distinctive and highly memorable hand gesture culled from that routine (you’ll recognize it if you see his act) into bits about Warren Beatty and possibly others as well. Hysterical! My friend, Jamie and I continued to make that gesture to each other while we hung out after the show! We were laughing so hard for well over an hour, and you know how you can hardly ever recall specific bits from a show like this after you leave the theater, because it moves so fast, but many jokes — such as his bit about Actors going to Rehab and a Drew Carey Joke that took him the entire length of the set to finish telling — stood out. Craig is awesome and I would see him again.
We also enjoyed the opening act, Josh Robert Thompson, who you will recognize as the voice of Craig’sLate Late Show gay robot skeleton Side Kick, Geoff Peterson. Thompson does spot on Morgan Freeman impersonation and his ability to actually transform his face into that of a young Robert Deniro for his “Happy Birthday to Me” bit was just amazing.
Any New Yorker who hasn’t been in a coma or hiding in a cave for the past few weeks should be aware that PaulMcCartney is in town doing a run of shows at the Citi Field (formerly Shea) Stadium. The first show was on Friday July 17th, with another performance on Saturday the 18th and the final show tonight, July 21st. My friend Jamie is a huge Beatles fanatic (with a truly one-of-a-kind story about the time she met George Harrison) who bought tickets to all three shows. Yesterday, I was getting ready for work, listening to Jim & Shelly on the classic rock station (104.3), where of course they are talking about Paul McCartney at Citi Field pretty much all the time. Shortly after 7:00 AM, DJ Jim Kerr mentioned seeing a woman at Saturday night’s show, holding up a large sign that said, “Marry Me Paul.” This was captured on the Jumbo Tron for everyone to see, and was notable because evidently McCartney personally addressed the woman holding the sign with a polite “No” response. The crowd reportedly went wild from this exchange and sign-holding-woman got her 15 seconds of fame. Win-Win!
The most hilarious part of this story is that the woman turns out to be Jamie! A video of Jamie holding up her sign has been posted on You Tube at this link, and Jamie is currently making the rounds on morning drive radio talking about her brush with fame. This morning she was interviewed by DJ Matt Pinfield. One thing leads to another, and all that.
Here are a few words from Jamie about the experience: “At Citi Field on Saturday, July 18th, I held up a sign that said “Marry Me Paul.” This incredible moment has been getting a lot of buzz on the Internet, including a YouTube post. I had a feeling that Paul was going to say something to me, because as soon as he saw the poster he waved his finger back and forth like “no, no, no.” I never imagined that it would have played out the way it did. Paul has such comedic timing that it sent the crowd wild! Friends of mine (aka me) told me that they even heard DJs talking about it on the radio. They are now calling me the ‘Marry Me Girl’!”
Congratulations, Jamie: Dreams really do come true!