Yesterday was one of those days when I should have been out on errands. There’s plenty to do, really. I need to buy lights for both our new half-bathroom and our dining room – currently we have no lights in either. I could have also run several other errands which don’t need any pontificating here. I didn’t do any errands. I chose to stay home and do absolutely nothing, which was clearly the right decision.
Instead, after a morning spent playing hockey, I settled in and read the Sunday Boston Globe, usually a 2-3 hour foray into our mad world. Occasionally I popped on the television to check the football playoff scores, but since both games were total bores those didn’t stay on screen for more than 15 seconds at a time. It’s very difficult for me to watch an NFL game if the Patriots aren’t in it (and even then…). Occasionally I’ll get wrapped up in a real intense game, but it’s certainly the exception to the norm.
Anyway, the Colts were destroying the Broncos, so I switch around a little bit and lo and behold, I have found the very reason that justified my decision to be a lazy sumbitch yesterday. That reason was Kenny Loggins on Ice. When I saw it come up on my Comcast on-screen guide, I couldn’t even believe my eyes. Professional figure skaters, doing their thang to powerhouse Loggins tunes such as “Footloose” and “Danger Zone?” The pin on my very own cheese measuring instrument was well into the red zone and rapidly overheating. Me, I can’t think of anything more cheddar than post-Olympic figure skating superheros wearing their Liberace-esque sequined outfits while skating to Kenny Loggins songs. Is this even possible? Can there be any more of a white surrender flag from NBC that they know they’re going to get slaughtered in the ratings, so they just put out the most ridiculous possible show they can dream up? But you know what? It worked! I had that show on for 35 seconds and the NFL playoffs on for 10 seconds. What does that say about me? Holy crap, I don’t know.
Suffice it to say, had the Patriots game been on, or had there been something compelling happening in the NFL game, this blog post wouldn’t exist. And yes, I am totally, 100% trying to justify devoting more time to Kenny Loggins on Ice than an NFL playoff game.
Out of complete curiousity, I did a search for “Kenny Loggins on Ice” this morning and found this message board. Enjoy.