In the midst of a pretty big news day---"Michael Jackson Decides No More Sleepovers!"---over here in my own little lane, I had a bunch of American Idol cross-overs into Real Life.Freaky.First, I'm sitting in the holding pen at the doctor's office and pick up a business magazine. Then I proceed to start reading said business magazine.Then, not only do I read the magazine, I start reading the ads in the business magazine.Specifically: a NINE PAGE ad explaining the guts and glory of private air travel, including the Marquis Private Jet Card program.Okay, if you're here, I know that you know that I know that one of the things Carrie won when she took the AI title was a Marquis private jet card.
And, you know, we were all like, "Cool! A Marquis private jet card!"Like we all know exactly what a Marquis private jet card is.As in: [getting on cell phone in a public place] "Hi, honey! Yeah, just wanted to remind you to pick up the MARQUIS PRIVATE JET CARD before you drop the minivan off at Jiffy Lube!"Uh-huh.But, admit it, do you really know what a Marquis jet card is?Well, I do. Now. NINE PAGES LATER.(But then I have to give props to the guy who wrote that thing. If you can make a person---especially one who, you know, hasn't had time yet to make room in the ol' budget for your product---hang with you for NINE PAGES . . . way to go, dude! Seriously!
BTW, Marquis jet cards start at the low, low rate of $109,900---not, please note, $109,999, but only $109,900 for 25 hours flight time.)Then I went to the local Hair-Whoopty-Doo place for a basic style. Somehow the person with the scissors got to droning on about . . . Jimmy Buffet.Jimmy Buffet?Where did THAT cosmic connection come from? The last time I thought about Jimmy Buffet, it was the 20th century!Remind me next time I go there to wear my Justin Guarini t-shirt. Hey, lady, put that in your pipe and smoke it!Anyway---never mind that by this time I obviously was in sleep mode in the hair chair---the stylist was babbling on about cheeseburgers and paradise and parrothead traffic jams and stuff and then---whoa!---here comes Ms. Carrie Underwood over the airwaves, courtesy of our local Adult Contemporary format station.Okay, I already told you I heard Carrie's single, "Inside Your Heaven," (the Promo Only MPE format) on the radio last weekend.