Monthly Archives: January 2006

CBS | Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

CBS | Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

I’ve never really watched the Late Late Show. My routine is usually to watch Seinfeld at 11:30 (when LLS is coming on) and go to bed. However, of course I surf during the commercials, and I’ve caught bits and pieces and thought Craig Freguson was pretty funny. (Way better than Craig Kilborn, I HATED that guy. sorry, bribrow)

Anyway, I was surfing through the very first commercial break and landing on LLS and saw a really amazing, beautiful thing tonight.

Apparently, Craig’s father has just died. Instead of his regular monologue, Craig took the whole segment to talk about memories of his dad. It was kind of awkward at first, because I don’t think the audience could tell if this was going to have punchlines (it had a few little ones) or if he was actually being serious. Slowly, it became obvious, that he was serious and that he wanted to tell people about his father, who he obviously loved very much.

If you saw it, you know what i’m talking about. If you didn’t, i can’t explain it. It was very brave, authentic and beautiful. It will probably always surprise me when one can find moments of such profound grace on television.

Well done, Craig. I’m sorry for your loss. If only more people in the world could know the blessing of a father that loves them. I’m thankful that I did.

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Posted by on January 31, 2006 in Uncategorized


wow. I don’t know why it is the most difficult to blog when I have the most to say.

Blogging is so odd. I realize this and always have. Remember when you were little and could get a diary with an actual lock on it? Then you could keep the key for yourself and nobody could read your secret hopes/dreams/fears.

The whole point of blogging blows that away. The most interesting blogs take those private hopes/dreams/fears and publishes them so that ANYBODY can read/comment/judge.

I wish that I could say that my blog was an outlet for me to share who I really am and what I really think. It’s not. In fact, the thoughts/worries/fears/hopes/dreams I struggle with the most have the least chance of being mentioned in a blog.

What pisses me off the most is that by letting myself be hindered in what I write on here, I feel like a certain some-one-who-shall-not-be-named, wins. I wanted this to be an outlet for my thoughts; a way for others to get to know me. Certain-some-one showed me that there are people out there that I don’t want to know or be known by at all.

I hope he’s pleased with his accomplishment.

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Posted by on January 19, 2006 in Uncategorized


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

I know I’ve been bad about blogging for the last couple of weeks. Things have been pretty hectic around the shacklett home. To find out what’s new with momma & babyshack, zip on over to

Holly’s been much better at updating then I have. Lots of things things going on that aren’t really blog worthy. Will try to start posting more very soon.

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Posted by on January 2, 2006 in Uncategorized