Couldn’t Stand The Office Finale

May 16, 2013 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Review, Television

I knew from the first episode I watched that The Office was going to be a great show. It didn’t fail, not once. Now, it’s gone!

Oh, there were frustrations along the way. I mean, how long was it going to take for Jim and Pam to get together? Pam said it best that she worked five feet away from him and it took her five years to get to him.

Mike leaving was another frustration! In fact, I think I might have said once or twice that was the end of The Office. I just might have said it in another article. If you challenge me on it, I will go back and find that article for you.

But, what I’m feeling right now is not frustration. I’m feeling a sense of loss. Those writers were on point in that Finale. They made that world come to life and everyone had a great word to say at the end that really stung. As they were talking, I was saying bye.

And I knew that it was going to be forever. Of course, I can watch the reruns. But, I think it’s going to feel like going to a restaurant that you and your ex used to frequent or visiting a playground where you and a friend who passed away used to play. It’s hard! It’s not easy. You put yourself through it to conjure up feelings you once had.

But, it’s not real! It’s not the same. It’s no longer there.

Graduating high school. Graduating college. Getting out of the Marine Corps. Watching a friend get married. Saying good bye to an old friend lying on their death bed. It all feels the same and yet, it’s all different.

Life has to move on! There are stages we all must go through and eventually, one stage ends while another begins. Some change is good. Some change is loss.

Seriously, The Office became that much a part of my life. Now, it’s gone. But, I wasn’t invited to the party. All I can do is wrap this up and then, find something else to do tomorrow. Just like everyone else!

Steve Carell Leaving The Office

April 16, 2011 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Television

imageIt would appear that our worst nightmare is going to come true.  Steve Carell is leaving The Office.  I didn’t believe it.  I didn’t want to believe it.  I thought it was a practical joke the show was playing on its loyal viewers.

After all, how do you take the star character out of the show when it was totally built around him in the first place?

Of course, Jim is hilarious.  His practical jokes on Dwight are legendary.  And Pam played by Jenna Fischer, best known for winning The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Award, is one great reason to tune in every week.

With Will Ferrell taking Steve’s place, it is the balm that soothes all ails.  His introduction to the show made me feel as if I was in safe hands, as if life is going to be just fine.  I’m less fearful of what tomorrow will bring.

So, how in the world will The Office survive when Steve leaves the show?  Ah, it will be just fine.

A bigger question though is why in the world would Steve leave the show?  Did he lose a bet to Will one night at a poker table game.  Instead of having to go home and tell the wife you lost the house, Steve had to let her know that he lost his job.

Maybe Will knows something about Steve and he threatened to tell.

In the days to come, we’ll find out what really happened to make Steve want to leave the show.  But, don’t try to tell me that it was because Steve just thought it was time.  That’s like leaving the party after it was just about to get good!

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Award

April 8, 2011 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment

the most beautiful woman in the worldThe Most Beautiful Woman in the World has been awarded.  It was a long process to make the decision.  But, the panel finally did narrow the field.  The results were published and now we’d like to know how you feel on the subject.  Please feel free to voice your opinion.  The world deserves to know!

You may choose one of the selections listed.  But of course, you can add anyone you want.  For purposes of keeping with the integrity of the award, I reiterate the following disclaimer:

“As you can see, these ladies are not ranked from one to three as being the most beautiful woman in the world. They are simply the most beautiful woman in the world. They cannot be put in any kind of order at all.

“Furthermore, it was very difficult to narrow my choices down to just these three. But, I did it! I finally narrowed my choices down to only those whom I absolutely consider to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

“This panel acknowledges the fact that there is indeed a very beautiful woman in the world missing from this year’s choices. There are quite a few in fact including but not limited to farmer’s daughters, nuns, librarians, teachers, ex-girlfriends, sisters and my daughter, who are not included for legal reasons concerning my being on the panel, being its only panel member and to avoid any allegations of bias. It is only due to a sheer mental meltdown after making my selection that the rest of the most beautiful women in the world were not included.”

I will further reiterate:

“My adoration for women is actually a rather innocent one if I am allowed to judge myself. I will be more than happy to outline my criteria that define my own judgment, because it’s not righteous to be one’s own judge. But, I think I will let my results speak for themselves.”


Who do you think is the most beautiful woman in the world? You can choose one of my selections or add your own.

Read the article The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Award.