I feel like I'm the only one up here watching American Idol. None of my students have anything but feigned interest in it, but I thought this was one of the best seasons. The final two were certainly the finest in my mind of all these years. Serge and I were pretty surprised at the outcome because it seemed like Adam had more of that star quality thing going on. My remark was, "America votes for bland again." I wonder what the gay thing had to do with it as well. I wouldn't be surprised if last Sunday's sermons had Kris's name dropped from the pulpit. Best not to think of that though. Best to be professional - Congratulations Kris!
What else. Oh, I saw a GREAT movie night before last. The Reader. I know this is old news but gosh I was moved by this film. And the nudity! That was almost Shortbus in its graphic depiction of sex. And I cried like a baby too, as it turned out to be somewhat of a tearjerker. If you haven't seen it, rent it.
There's somewhat of a brouhaha up here over a woman who was ticketed because she didn't hold the handrail while riding the escalator down into the subway station. Aside from the police obviously having better things to do than monitoring who is and is not holding the handrail, who wants to touch that vile germ filled rail? I mean thousands of people a day touch it. Anyway, I had no idea I was breaking the law each and every day. I feel like such an outlaw, smirk.