Thursday, May 22, 2008

Two Bits

of randomness....

I left my office at lunch for a little bit for fresh (and warm!) air. As I was walking I saw a girl talking and gesticulating wildly...to no one. Upon further examination I realized that she had a bluetooth headset on. But here's a little FYI to all you headset talkers -- I know the technology exists, but when I see you walking down the street talking to yourself, my first thought is "uh oh, cuh-razy!" Also, note to girl from today? The person you're talking to can't see the air quotes you just made. Just so you know.

I am such a child of the 80s. Who besides me went "SQUEEE" when they realized George Michael was going to be on American Idol last night? I know the guy has had his share of, um, arrests troubles, but I still love him. He was probably the first in a long line of gay boys that I loved until I found out what gay was. I was talking to some moms recently who had gone to a Bon Jovi concert and I was like "meh." But George Michael? Or Duran Duran? OMG, I am so there!!

20 comments:

Laurel said...

I listened to his Faith album religiously. Regardless of his weird arre..er...troubles, they guy can still sing.

Fannie Mae said...

The woman who runs the cafe in my building has one of those gadgets. Drives me INSANE. Does she not know she looks ridiculous?

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I like when I see parents dropping their kids off at daycare while using one of those things. Nothing says awesome parenting like continuing a conversation during the little time you have to spend with your kid.

AndreAnna said...

Mike's car has that bluetooth u-connect where the phone connects with your car. You hear through the speakers and the mic is in the rearview mirror. It's great and easy but I STILL talk with my hands, and realize that I have NOTHING in my ear to indicate I'm talking to someone. Which means, in all likelihood, half of NJ thinks I'm insane.

Amanda said...

I LOVED Duran Duran as a teenager. I had them plastered all over my bedroom wall. It was actually quite difficult for me to accept Power Station at first but then I came to love Robert Palmer.

And I'm guilty of air quoting someone over the phone. *hangs head in shame*

The Motherboard said...

I hate those silly bluetooth thinger-bobers! They remind me of the Borg from the star trek movies.

George Michael rocks my world!! He is so hot.. err, I mean a wonderful singer!
I think every woman needs a gay man friend... he will really tell her how she looks in those tacky pants!

Debbie Yost said...

I hate those dumb blue tooths. What really bugs me is when they think everyone else needs to listen to their annoying converstion.

I'm still a little sad that George is gay, but I didn't think he was looking too good last night. Adam Ant is still the best, though.

Karen said...

Drives. Me. Crazy. when Sam uses his bluetooth. CRAZY!!!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

OMG Duran Duran!! I was all about Duran Duran mid-80's! And still get excited when "Girls on Film" blasts out of the radio.

AmyM said...

I LOOOOVVVEEEDD Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!" Is that pathetic or what? George's "Faith" won me over to his solo sound.

Colleen said...

looooovveee me some George Michael...was sad to see that lowest tickets for his DC concert is $100 before fees, etc. boo!

and I gesticulate wildly while on the phone, talking in person, and somehow, while on twitter or IM.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I love air quotes! And, I don't do GM, but Bon Jovi or Duran Duran? So there.

Saucy said...

And then... weren't you just a little bummed that he looked like a thin, aging old Greek man? Because, I suppose he is.

calicobebop said...

I'm in complete agreement with your bluetooth comment. There have been a couple of times where I thought the crazy person was talking to me and I started answering back. Only to get that "what kind of weirdo are you" stare. Stupid bluetooth!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

head set talkers drive me crazy! Also, George Michael the other night...oh hot damn, I love him.

Leslie said...

I actually went to a George Michael concert one time (with my MOM!--she's maybe one of his biggest fans). It was a blast! I don't care that he's gay. Fast Love is still a very hot song.

All Adither said...

Ha! I had a huge poster of Georgie on my freshman dorm room wall. My new roommate, who knew what Gay was, was mortified.

Lulu said...

I so love the song that GM sang on AI!

ImpostorMom said...

I use my headset all the time and last night as I was getting out of the car, my husband totally thought I was I was talking to him but I was on the phone. So later he was like, but you said blah blah earlier and I was like huh? Oh I wasn't talking to you I was on the phone. :P

ekbetsy said...

I was pretty excited about George Micheal, and I'm not even technically a child of the 80's. I was talking about him to my mom the other day, and she was all, "Who?" And I was like, "GEORGE MICHEAL! You know? Wham?" And she gave me this blank look. She's so behind on true American culture.