I absolutely hate it when the mat on the bathroom floor is wet. I have to dry off completely before I step out of the shower. If I don’t, when I walk in the bathroom later, I will step on the mat and get my socks wet, and that’s just a lot for me to handle. This is sometimes problematic when I have people stay over, because they don’t share the same mat related concerns that I do, and I end up having to change my socks.
All the cash in my wallet has to face up in the same direction, and it’s all sorted sequentially. I get really excited when a cashier hands me my change, and all of the bills are already facing the same way. Conversely, if the bills are all jumbled up, I feel really anxious that I have to sort them, then put them in my wallet, THEN grab my stuff, all while people are waiting behind me. It’s a lot of pressure.
It’s refreshing to know I’m not the only person that behaves like that with my money. One of my type A personality traits showing itself. My roommate behaves the exact opposite. He always pulls out a disheveled clump of balled-up money out of his pocket that looks like he just got finished performing a shakedown on the patrons of an ice cream truck.
I hate that too. I have a mat that I usually leave hanging over the edge of the bathtub. Before I get in the shower, I put it on the floor, and when I get out I dry my hair a little, and then dry my feet and legs before stepping onto the mat and go up from there. This seems like the only way to do it, and I’m surprised when I find out people will step out of the shower completely wet. Think, people!
“Let’s be honest. Men and women are different. Sometimes very different and that can make dating tricky. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what she’s looking for in a guy and what she wants out of a relationship? Which is why we went straight to source—nearly 150 women assembled for DonQ Rum’s candid and painfully honest LadyData project which catalogs the collective wants of the complicated female brain. We probed the panel for some real world relationship advice you can use.”
I thought it was interesting that 70% of the women thought going to third base was acceptable in public. Who are these women??
You’re running in the wrong direction.
Seriously…it’s like I shouldn’t be allowed to post when I’m super tired. Baseball is my favorite sport. Can’t tell by this, can you? :)
[Asked by Leno what the best prank he ever pulled was] “The best prank I ever pulled was I told a guy that—five years from now—I’m gonna give you my show. And then when the five years came, I gave it to him, and then I took it back almost instantly.”
[Asked by Leno if he ever orders anything off of the TV] “Like NBC ordered your show off the TV?”
[Asked by Leno what the record is for number of lap dances he’s received in one night] “Strippers, I don’t like in general. Because you have this phony relationship with them for money, similar to that of when you and Conan were on The Tonight Show together, passing the torch… you know what I’m saying.”
[Asked by Leno what he hasn’t yet hosted, but would like to] “Oh, this is a trick, right? Where you get me to host The Tonight Show and then take it back from me?”
[Asked why he came on to do the segment] “Listen, Jay, Conan and I have children—all you have to take care of is cars. I mean, we have lives to lead here. You’ve got $800 million, for God’s sakes—leave our shows alone.”
MSNBC asked Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint whether or not they’re charging for the popular “text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10” meme that’s been going around online for the past two days, and that so far has raked in over $3 million dollars. Verizon and T-Mobile say they’re not. AT&T and Sprint say they are, but that if you just upgrade to an unlimited text message package then you won’t have to worry about it.
to remember what the first movie I saw at the movies was. I can vaguely remember Steve Martin climbing in or out of a window. I’m about 75% sure that it was My Blue Heaven.
If it is My Blue Heaven, my parents were those assholes who brought a screaming child into a theater.
I’m pretty sure the first I remember was Harry and the Hendersons, though I wouldn’t have been older than three if this were true.
We used to have this movie critic in Philadelphia (who has sadly since passed) who almost proudly admitted that he and his wife brought their newborn daughter with them to see The Silence of the Lambs.
Okay, I was going to post that I remember a lot from my childhood but I always have to consult someone else for chronology, but then I rebered I could figure it out on IMDB. I’m thinking my first movie-going experience was either Golden Child or La Bamba. I think I was a little older when I saw Throw Mama from the Train and Ghost Dad. Glinda the Good Aunt was the only one who took me to the movies in those days. :) I will check and settle this soon.
I’m almost certain the first movie I saw in theatres was Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. I was the product of a household without cable for the most part, and I honestly believed up until sometime in the sixth grade, that channels only went up to 13. Movies that we had in the house, save for Disney ones — and most of those were in French — were mostly of the educational variety, so I never really understood the appeal of movies. Additionally, when you don’t watch TV you miss out on most of the previews, so I was pretty out of the loop.
I’m almost certain that one or both of my parents were present, but we had gone with some of my friends. If I recall correctly, my mother was suitably horrified by the subject mature and the extreme innuendo. I remember feeling awkward, but I was an awkward child so I’m unsure if the movie had anything to do with that.
I think the first movie I saw in a theater was ET. I remember being really scared when the house was covered in plastic, and all those people were dressed in the suits that covered their whole body. I climbed under the seat and stayed there, almost missing the scene when they rescued him.
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.