Monday, December 6, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
So, consume away my friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
or maybe this:
So much for teaching your kids about strangers touching them, because now Federal employees are allowed to do it.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Anyways. There is an new trend going around of these "Daily Deals" I think there are a million different people doing it. I'm signed up for a few of these and get emails everyday of the deal I can't pass up. For awhile, the offers weren't that compelling. They weren't places I wanted to eat, and I wasn't in the market for a photography session or oil change. But something changed this month, they have me clicking that little "buy it" button everyday - They caught me, just like they caught my sister 2 months ago.
Here are my latest purchases:
Star Of India
I also have heard that these advertisers are only getting 50% of the revenue of these sales. So, Nordstrom Rack is giving away $50 for only $12.50. How can this model work? The amazing thing is that it does. It does because most buyers will go in and spend more than the $50 Groupon. It really is brilliant.
If you haven't caught on to this trend yet, jump on fast. It's awesome. And if you purchased any of the above listed deals - let's spend them together.
Friday, November 12, 2010
1) Where is Max?? I had no idea Max wouldn't be returning as the band leader
2) 9:00pm and 11:00pm. 2 times a night? Is that a way of testing the market or do they really not have anything else to show on TBS
3) Only 4 nights a week! What? This was news to me. Monday - Thursday is all. I guess they don't want to interrupt their popular "Dinner and a Movie" segments on Friday nights.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
With that said. There is poll going around about Conan's first guest. Here it is:
This is just sad. His First Guest Poll should include the following people:
1) Bob Saget
2) Martha Stewart
3) Snoop Dogg
4) Will Arnett
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This week, in the mist of trying to regulate the financial markets, President Obama said “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”.Voices for Reason wrote a great post about this statement, and when I read it, it reminded me of the Ironman race. At no point did I hear someone in the crowd say “I do think at a certain point they should just give up”. There was no judging of personal accomplishments, only encouragement.
Here is the perfect response to President B.O.’s statement
“You assume rational self-interest is simply ensuring one’s physical luxury. But what would a man do with himself once he has those millions. He would stagnate. No man who has used his mind enough to achieve a fortune is going to be happy doing nothing. His self-interest does not lie in consumption but in production–in the creative expansion of his mind.” – Ayn Rand
The motive to earn unlimited rewards come from the producer’s desire for unlimited achievement. We encourage unlimited physical achievement and reward it with awe. We should be doing the same with financial achievements.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Things I loved:
1) Conan live in the flesh
2) Being a part of his first ever tour (and very likely his last)
3) Conan without NBC Wardrobe/Makeup people. He had a beard, no tie, no gel in his hair, and no makeup. It was wild
4) Walker Texas Ranger lever
5) His 6 musical numbers. I love seeing Conan play the guitar and sing.
6) Encore song – He literally did an Encore, just like any rock star. It was awesome
7) The original Late Night band – minus Max.
8) Reliving it the next day as I told Friends and Family about it. Just ask, I’ll tell you all the jokes.
Things I didn’t love:
1) The show was less than an hour.
2) 7 Min of Deon Cole stand-up (This is one of Conan’s Tonight show writers. Come on, I came to see Conan)
3) Triumph video appearance. I know he is part of the Late Night family, but he wore out his welcome 5 years ago.
4) Andy’s Solo Act – I really love Andy, but his 5 min solo act was not his best work.
5) Not enough Conan!
All in All it was awesome. Review of his 60 min interview to come. Juicy stuff.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday: Me, Conan and around 5,000 others will be meeting up at The Palms in Las Vegas to enjoy a good laugh together.
Sunday: Conan and his beard (super sexy) will be on 60 minutes to dive into his true feelings about Leno, NBC, and his new gig.
In regards to his tour, every night he has had a special guest. I have been speculating on who it will be on Saturday. I'm thinking some big Vegas star, like Wayne Newton, but my heart is hoping for William Shatner.
Love this guy
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
As I take a look back over the past few years. One year in particular has stood out to me, 2008. It was a good one. In 2008 I met Conan and he flirted with me, I ran my first and last marathon, and completed my pilgrimage to the Holy Land (literally). It was a good year for my bucket list.
2010 is another story. In less than 3 months, my little world has been shocked and tossed. My rock, Conan was pulled from the air with less than a weeks warning. Yesterday, my other rock, $$$, was spit upon by the leaders of the USA. My productivity and hard work is nothing but something they can take from me with another huge piece of legislation.
The only thing I could do about it was plan a vacation to the Yucatan. Thanks Holly! I have a feeling 2010 will look much better come May 8th.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Pres. Obama announced the they will use "reconciliation" to pass the Health Care Bill. However, before this happens, the House has to sign off on the Senate's Bill. So, let's harass our House Reps.
Jimmy Matheson... you're going to be hearing from me.
** Update on this. It turns out that Jimmy's brother, Scott M. Matherson, Jr., has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This is interesting timing, especially when Jimmy is one of 10 house Dems that they are hoping change their vote on health care. Is this Chicago politics or just a coincidence? Hold strong Jim.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
My celebrity look alike is Ellen Degeneres. This is what I have been told and even those who don't bring it up find themselves saying "I can see that" after I mention it. Some people are named after heros of history, or glamorous movie stars. Some people even look like those glamorous movie stars. I was named after a woman in a pant suit, and I now look like a lesbian version of that woman in a pant suit.
I'm on twitter as simply an observer for now. Still no facebook.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
O'Brien released the statement below on Tuesday afternoon:
People of Earth:
In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.
Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over "The Tonight Show" in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.
But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my "Tonight Show" in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.
Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move "The Tonight Show" to 12:05 to accommodate "The Jay Leno Show" at 11:35. For 60 years "The Tonight Show" has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. "The Tonight Show" at 12:05 simply isn't "The Tonight Show." Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the "Late Night" show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.
So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of "The Tonight Show." But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with "The Tonight Show," I believe nothing could matter more.
There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.
Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
It's so sad, when the truth is, Conan has had some of his best shows in the past couple of months.
Pray for him.