Sometimes, life seems to take me hostage.Â My wife is a devoted Â â€œAmerican Idolâ€ fan and it appears, to me at least, that she cannot watch it without me.Â Maybe to you thatâ€™s no big deal, but this show was on for two hours on Tuesday & Wednesday and will be on for an hour tonight.Â This thing will be on until mid-May.Â Needless to say, I am in deep concentration on how to extract myself from this dilemma.Â I went thru the same thing a few years ago with â€œWho Wants to Be A Millionaireâ€.Â I have to come up with a solution because who know what other â€œmust watchâ€ show will appear on the horizon. Â Â Right now Iâ€™m leaning towards â€œSweetheart, I need to be working on the taxesâ€, but that is a temporary fix.Â I need a permanent fix.Â I am open to suggestions.Â Anyone? The world lost a wonderful person last week.Â A close family friend died after a courageous battle with cancer. Â My Uncle KDâ€™s cancer is in remission and we are elated, although fearful of its return.Â Jerilynâ€™s mother continues to struggle with various health problems, but most of them are related to her advanced age (88).Â Â My back gave me some problems last week (age related?), but is better now.Â Â I upgraded my PCâ€™s operating system to Windows Vista Ultimate several weeks ago and I have struggled to get it back to where I want it.Â I knew that going in and sorta enjoy doing things like that, so it is no big deal. It seems the battle is heating up for the presidential campaign of 2008.Â I like most of the people running, but with the shape our nation is in now, Iâ€™m more inclined to stick with someone that knows what they are doing (I think) and has a proven record. To me that person is Rudy Giuliani.Â I would like to see a woman as president in my lifetime, but Hillary seems insincere and I have always felt that she would listen too closely to Bill.Â Obama seems like a good fellow and, yes, I would like to see a black person president in my lifetime.Â To me, he does not have enough experience (maybe in 10-12 years). Â Giuliani did wonderful things for New York City while he was in office.Â He seem to be an excellent problem solver and demands results, resulting in NYC being a better place to live and visit.Â I think he would address and solve our problems in Iraq, the problems we have with illegal immigrants, Social Security and too much â€œAmerican Idolâ€ on TV.
Until next time,