I’ve always been moderately uncomfortable with St. Patrick’s Day, but these images make me smile. Perhaps they indicate a shift in mass perspective to one more inclusive. Maybe “O’Bama” has something to do with it. Regardless of the catalyst, it’s something I can be comfortable with. Hello again, btw…
Tonight’s the night!! Ms. Betty White is hosting SNL and I am so freaking excited! I joined the facebook group ages ago, so of course I feel personally responsible for this magical night of entertainment. Actually, long before it was cool to love Betty White, I loved Betty White. It all started with Rose. I have such a soft spot for Rose, although I’m pretty sure that the novelty of her naivete would quickly wear off if we ever met face to face. I think what drew me in was the fact that Betty White reminded me of my Grandma, who didn’t take too kindly to that at first. I think I probably said that Rose reminded me of her, which my grandmother took to mean that I thought she was kinda dumb. She isn’t. And it wasn’t Rose, it was Betty. So pretty and so funny. I was too young to know anything about Password, or The Mary Tyler Moore Show, or anything Betty that pre-dated Rose. All I’m trying to say is that since I was nine years old, I have been a fan of Betty White. She loves dogs! She loves games! She’s really good at the games! She’s hilarious, and though she plays cute and innocent very well, she has a totally raunchy sense of humor. About ten years ago I discovered Match Game reruns. That’s when I was struck by the comedic genius of Betty White. I could barely believe that that woman would one day morph into my beloved Rose. Then there’s the animal loving. It is still one of my greatest desires to not only meet Betty White, but to introduce her to my dog. I always thought that would be Indy and that she would just melt when she saw him, but that ship has sailed. Now I think she’d get a kick out of Oscar because he is super-cute and super-funny. I’m still hanging on to that dream. I should probably head over to Rockefeller Center with the dog and spend today waiting for Betty White. I’m not going to though.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.”-Milan Kundera
“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.”-George Bird Evans