Friday, September 23, 2005


On the way into work (I had the car this morning, so I got to listen to the radio) I heard "Runnin' on Empty" and "All Star" (among other songs, but those two ran back to back.). Perhaps my mind is preoccupied with the Rita evacuation going on in Texas, but it seemed like the songs were picked on purpose.
"Runnin' on Empty", of course, is the world's theme song in regard to Peak Oil. (Speaking of, it's still amazing to me that the mainstream news anchors haven't mentioned that phrase. My prediction is that once one of them does, it will be all over the place after that. Right now it's a taboo subject. Once someone acknowledges it, it'll be fair game.)
Then the line from "All Star",
Somebody once asked
could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place.
I said, 'yep, what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
and we could all use a little change.'

In other news, Oreo spent the entire night outside. Apparently at some point in the evening he snuck out the back door. We didn't notice, and this morning when I woke up, he was at the back door wanting to come back in. Poor, stupid cat.
Also, really pitiful owners. How could we not notice something like that. Doh.

Speaking of news, and of pitiful... I will be on our news tonight. Because, despite my earlier statement that I would never dress up as the Frog again... I've agreed to dress up as the Frog again. And not only that, but this time the news crew will be out there to tape some footage of it and to make the station's commercial.
(See, the Meadow Gold promotion had a coloring contest as a part of it. The contest is now over, and today is the day that the winners from the contest will be given their prizes. And of course, Michigan J. Frog needs to be there to present the children with their scooters and mountain bikes and whatnot. I'm not sure what exactly makes this newsworthy, but whatever. I mean, it's not like there's anything ELSE going on in the world right now to report about.)
So. If anyone who reads this happens to want to swing by the Meadow Gold Dairy (I believe it's super far, out near the race track), I will be there around 2pm. Barring that, I guess you can catch me on the 7pm news on Gold 33 or the 10pm news on WB. Yay.

I guess that's all for now. I'm SO freaking glad that it's Friday. This week was hella long, dude.


Kirk said...

Odd, I thought I'd read the the WB had retired the frog dude?

P@ said...

It's funny you should mention that, Kirk.
Yes, the WB network has stopped using Michigan J. Frog as their spokes...character. But we have branded our station as "The Home of the Frog", and we spent some five grand on the frog suit (several years ago) so we're going to continue to use it.
This was actually brought up in a teleconfrence with the WB shortly after they announced the death of Michigan J. They said that they knew that many stations still had "frog suits" and that they could continue to use them, but to phase them out as they deemed fit. (Which in our case means, oh, say, never.)