Thanks to everyone who wrote in to tell me that RuPaul’s Drag Race is also airing on VH1. Good to know! Although I have to say, I love watching Logo, if only because the promos fro the other shows are so great. I mean, where else can you see scenes from an upcoming episode of a show about lesbian cruises? Come on.
In other news, I have to say I’m a little worried about Anoop Desai surviving on Idol this week. I know, I know, I swore off this show ages ago. But he’s from Chapel Hill, like me, went to UNC, like me, and I am ALMOST positive I saw him out in Carrboro the other night. Again: come on! But last night was Michael Jackson night, and he picked Beat It, which is a really hard song to make sound like anything but an impersonation. Hopefully he’ll get a pass to next week and be able to do something really good. I was also really excited to watch last night because they were doing those “hometown” segments, where they show where the contestants come from. I was ready for a shot of Franklin Street, the Dean Dome, you know, the basics. Instead we got a static shot of the Bell Tower, and then the rest of it was an interview with his parents which could have been done anyplace. I know he was a last minute addition last week, so there was probably no time to do a big thing, but HOPEFULLY if he makes it to next week, they will. How about Anoop going to Maple View ice cream? Or communing with the hippies at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro? Stay tuned.
Finally, a bit of a rant. My wireless router pooped out this weekend, so I headed over to Best Buy to buy a new one. I was on my way to the section when I passed this display of modem/routers, which I was intrigued by as it meant I could have just one thing sitting on my desk instead of two. So I’m checking it out, weighing the pros and cons, when this BB guy with a clipboard comes up and asks me if I need help. I told him my router had just died and I needed a new one, and he says, with a smile, “Well, then, let’s go look at the routers.” Like I was standing there in front of the washing machines, going, “Where do I plug this dodad into my computation machine?” or something. He started to walk over to the routers, kind of chuckling at his little joke, and I said, “You know, I know what a router looks like. I was looking at that as an option,” and he said over his shoulder, “Oh, I know, I know,” like I was cute.
Now, I am not Steve Jobs. I am not my cousin Ben, master of all things computer. But I’m not a total idiot, either. I set up my old router and handle most of the techie stuff around this house, and it kind of bugged me that this guy assumed otherwise. My mother would say it was just because I am a woman, but I’m not sure. Maybe he’s like that with everyone. But still, annoying.
Finally—sorry to go on so long!—March Madness officially begins here this weekend, with the start of the ACC Tournament. Then, NEXT week, it’s the NCAA Big Dance. Yay! My friend Kara, who is the fab librarian at Chapel Hill High School, is doing something called Library Madness, where books are assigned seeds and people vote to see who goes all the way. Lock and Key is a number one seed, and so far, so good. I will be rooting for it, for sure.