Librarians and booksellers around the country are girding their loins in preparation for tomorrow, when Oprah is set to announce her next book club pick. There's been quite a bit of fiction released in recent memory that screams "Oprah" to me, and my best guess was that she'd pick The Help by Kathryn Stockett. However, speculation I've read online suggests I'm wrong and there's this
juicy morsel on Oprah's web site:
"She's never picked anything like this before!"I'll admit it. When I read this my first thought was, "Maybe she'll pick a romance novel." Then I put the vodka bottle down and came to my senses. Ha!
The last of the great Old School baseball announcers was honored at Comerica Park last night. Ernie Harwell is in his 90s, and has publicly revealed that he has inoperable cancer. Ernie was the Detroit Tigers radio announcer for a ton of years, and they had a nice video tribute last night, along with Ernie coming out between innings to give a little speech to the fans. You can see the whole shebang on the Tigers website in their video archives.
A couple of memories about Ernie. First, I hope I look half as good as he does if I live to be 90. He's still quite sprightly, and is a big advocate for seniors to stay active. He's a big "walker" and I seem to recall reading an interview with him years ago where he said he "always takes the stairs." My favorite Ernie call? Probably "Long drive to right....and it is a home run for Gibson!" from the 1984 World Series. Maybe that's because I live in southern California now, and Dodgers fans like to think that Kirk Gibson only hit memorable home runs for them.
Big Sis is the family Metal Head. Lil' Sis is all about rap and hip-hop. Me? I'm the pop girl. I love good pop music, which means Top 40 radio has been downright painful of late. Well brace yourself bitches because Whitney Houston is back, having thrown off the yoke of "Bobbbbbbaaaaaaayyyyyyyy."
Yeah, Lil' Sis. I put that in there just to amuse you.
I saw the official video for Million Dollar Bill yesterday, and damn, I am totally digging this song. It's upbeat. It's dance-y. And it's got mad earworm properties. Work it girl!