Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Latest obsessions.


So…. I’m obsessed with CNBC. I know this is random and I can’t explain how I got here but I pretty much watch this channel 24/7. It's bad. Yesterday was President's Day so the markets weren't trading and I was tremendously annoyed. I’m home with the shorty all day, and as much as I love that snuglet, at 12 weeks she is not the greatest conversationalist of all time. So until I start lawyering again next week, CNBC is helping me exercise the old brain. I majored in accounting in college, but I minored in barely paying attention, so it wasn’t until CNBC came into my life that I became the financial expert that now blogs before you. Stocks, commodities, bonds. I totally speak the language now.

I like to report what I’ve learned to the husby and to other actual people on the rare occasions I encounter them. I know all the anchors and I’m pretty sure we could be best friends. Especially Mark Haines and Erin Burnett, who come on at 9 a.m. and do their show right from the New York Stock Exchange. Their show is def my favorite at this moment and I want to have drinks with them reaaaaal bad. I could write them stalker letters. I won’t, but I could. Who wouldn’t want to be my friend? I’m interesting, right? I can talk about lots of things, like my theories on how pandas and polar bears garner so much media attention and how I get all pet peevey when people use “chock full of” as a descriptive expression. Ok, this is how I know I really need to get back to work. In fact, I’m going to start weaning myself from CNBC or it could be painful. I just decided. I'm lying to myself... I'll play "call the close" today.

The shorty likes CNBC too.

What else, what else. Oh yes, my other, newer obsession is the Olympics. I want to be in the Olympics. Help me pick a sport. Not luge. It’s not too late for me - I’m 30, but a spry 30. I could do something like curling, probably. Do not delay with suggestions because I do need to start training. Thank you.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Adam always says he wants a radio show. He said he would be the perfect guy to talk about nothing for 4 hrs at a time. I think it would be hilarious if we paired YOU and HIM up for a talk show. I can only imagine the ridiculous-ness that would come out of that type of environment. And, I watch GMA only because I loved Chris Cuomo. Now he's gone and I'm not left w/ much (George, just not sure I'm into him doing cooking segments!). No cable = no cable news channels!!!

PS. Was wondering what you were doing about work...going back fulltime? I know you're excited!

nikki webb said...

maria and i decided the three of us could pull off curling. I could do the casting and you two could scrub-a-dub-dub. Imagine the emotional special segments they could put together on the three sisters. I'm just "chock full of" ideas on the subject. call me!

Betsy said...

Ashley - I would sooo listen to myself talk about nothing so why wouldn't lots of other people. Let's get this ball rolling.

Nik - LOVE this idea. It's almost as good as when we decided to be "Brown-Ray" (the new "Wilson-Phillips") and equally as likely to come to fruition.

nikki webb said...

Don't ya know? Things could change? Things could go your way...If you just Hooooooold on for one more day...things could go your waaaaaayyyy....

Gavin said...

Nikki, you took it way too far by actually quoting Wilson Phillips. You just ruined my day. Thanks.

nikki webb said...

ohhhhh gavin, don't hate. if only you could be stuck in a car with the 3 of us when that song comes on. we have harmony/melody assignments. you could help us hit the high notes!