I have asked lots of people and thought about it for a long time and maybe it seems trivial but I can't figure it out. It's not just Law and Order, it's almost any show that I like. I never watched these shows when the first came out, some of them go back for years. Now, whenever I try to watch one or DVR one, it is one that I have seen before. So, say I have seen 30 of Law and Order, CI. Now figure out how many have been made in the last ten years. How is it that every time I turn the tube on, it is one I've seen before. You would think that is just a coincidence. Okay, lets look at Bones. Same thing. These shows have been on forever and only recently have I taken an interest in them, how can I have seen them all already? There is something wrong with the whole concept and it makes for some pretty boring television viewing. Can anyone help me figure out where the other episodes got to?
Watching the Kennedy Center Honors tonight, I am reminded that this is always a great show. Tonight they honored Bruce Springsteen, Robert DeNiro, Grace Bumbry, Mel Brooks and Dave Brubeck. And for the first time in 8 years, a bonus, no Bush to watch! This outpouring of America's best in the arts always makes me cry. we have so much talent that we take it for granted and then, when something like this comes along, it is amazing. I would have rather seen The Boss sing his own songs, but that never happens. In fact, it is a tribute and the honorees never say anything. I had never heard of Grace Bumbry, which is something else amazing for she is fabulous. Whether you like (or love) opera or not, her voice lifts you up and how can I have never heard of her before? The audience was full of very famous Americans; entertainers, press and politicians.If you missed it, watch it next year!
So, we went,we had fun. Luckily our tickets said be there at 8:00, so we were done by 11:00 or so. Times to line up were 8,9:30,12:30 and 2:00. I was glad to get done and scoot out of there. Those cement floors make it hard to hang around very long, even if they would let you. I took my friend from work and both of us together didn't have $1,000 worth of stuff. That's really okay, we just wanted to see what was going on. I really love to watch the program and I can't wait to see Tucson's treasures in January or thereabouts. They were very organized and have pretty much got it down to a science. Some of the folks we were in line with got pulled into the green room for filming. All kinds of weird and cool things were up and down the lines. I went for the smallest things I could find but some people brought huge items. I guess I didn't have anything big to worry about but even if I had something, it would have had to be spectacular in order for me to be tempted to bring it along. Too much work. Even little, old ladies were hauling side tables, rocking chairs and giant, asian ginger jars. I hope some of them were able to get on t.v., if that's what they wanted. I've demystified the Antiques Roadshow....ever onward!