My Friday was a crap sandwich. On one end was putting down our 10 1/2 year-old yellow lab Briddy, the other end was me working late (finishing an extensive project) while my husband dealt with one kid barfing and one kid bawling. This, my friends, is no way to start a weekend.
The 9 year-old is heartbroken her “best friend” is gone. She made a little R.I.P. sign that now sits on The dogs favorite spot on the couch. The 3 year-old, not so much, he informs me that Briddy went back to the zoo and is never coming back. I thank goodness that we have the best vet in the world! She made everything we have dealt with over the past 6 months as bearable as one can hope.
I rounded out the evening finishing up some work and watching Conan O’Brien’s say farewell to the Tonight Show. What a perfect combination of class and humor. I admire him for making the decision to walk away, I am sure it was not easy. Granted, I know he was compensated more money than I will ever see in my lifetime, but I feel he stepped down for more selfless reasons than not. If he moved his show on hour in the schedule, he would be negatively impacting Jimmy Fallon by pushing him back as well. He may have even negatively impact colleagues on other networks. I agree with his statement that NBC is destroying the Tonight Show legend. It has no doubt tainted it. Of all the late night hosts, Jay Leno is the least intriguing to me. I have never watched him on The Tonight Show, or on his new show. His style of humor is predictable. He does not seem to have the same passion as the other late night hosts.
It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Conan certainly gained an increased viewership from this whole ordeal; no doubt this is not the last we’ve seen of him. His shows the past few weeks have been excellent, full of self-deprecating humor, and brilliant humor at the expense of NBC. He ended his too short tenure with an inspiring request.
And all I ask is one thing, and this is, I’m asking this particularly of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record it is my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, it’s just true.
Pure class! I have a lot to learn from that statement, I think everyone does. But the closing segment was pure brilliance. He was rocking out, what a great ending emotion for him. And who the hell doesn’t need more cow bell? I mean seriously! If you missed it check it out
, worth taking the time to watch.
I ended the week with lots of endings. Though, endings are merely the first step to a new beginning.