Things I won't be doing

November 10, 2011
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Thing I won't be doing in the next few weeks:

–Paying to see Adam Sandler in drag.

–Judging the "Hottest Girl in America" contest at the Ugly Monkey, sponsored by Girls Gone Wild.

–Seeing Mini Kiss, the all-little-people Kiss cover band play Indiana Live! Casino (at least, not until there's a Vienna Boys Choir cover band with all 6-ft.-and-overs).

–Playing any Monopoly game that lets a credit card count your money for you.

–Grooving to Justin Bieber's Christmas album.

–Playing any Facebook game (Besides Words With Friends and Make Your Status Seem Like Everything in Your Life is Wonderful).

–Reading a heartwarming holiday tale by Glenn Beck.

–Sneaking another Virginia Kay's donut (It closed shortly after I reviewed it–positively–in IBJ).

–Keeping up with anything remotely Kardashian.

How about you? Anything must-miss events on your agenda?

Your thoughts?

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  • No Politics!
    I'll make sure to miss any upcoming Republican "debates."
    • Mini Kiss is Awesome
      Mini Kiss is awesome!
    • You wont see...
      You wont see the Colts win. :(
    • Debates
      Why Lawgoddess would you want to miss the Republican Candidate debates? It must be due to the idiot liberal media asking irrelevant questions. All the candidates on that stage make our current president look like the joke that he is. Lou try to have a sense of humor...Adam Sandler is hilarious! He makes going to an opera, probably your choice of entertainment, seem worse than a funeral.
      • Jeb
        Don't jump to conclusions. I'm one of the few defenders of "The Waterboy."

        And I love the "probably your choice of entertainment" line. If you haven't already, perhaps you should expand your horizons and give opera a try (see my review of IO's latest production in the upcoming IBJ).
      • Well.
        As much as I'd like to mock Jeb for bashing the "liberal media" and at the same time loving a comedian who catches a fish in his butt crack (Zohan) I'm going to focus and stay on topic.

        One thing I'd love to miss is the next Twilight installment coming out this month. I'll bet that my wife has other plans for me though....
      • Kim Kardashian
        I know almost nothing about the Kardashian clan and am proud of it! Same goes for the Jersey Shore clan.
      • My choice of entertainment
        Many years ago, I had an intern who was very into rap music and who tried to educate me by playing NWA's "Straight Outta Compton", all the while saying I "needed" to hear NWA because "someone like you you probably likes James Taylor"...so don't let the "opera" and "your choice of entertainment" comment bother you Lou, Jed's dislike of opera is no doubt tied to his immigration politics ("why cain't everbuddy jus speak Anglish")...I like opera, James Taylor, and I too would defend "The Waterboy", and Sandler's "Hannukah Song" as well...as for what I won't be doing, "Black Friday" shopping and listening to NWA (I discovered after listening that I did not need to listen to it after all, but I still hear from the intern now and then)...
      • Lots not to do
        A must miss list for me includes reading or watching any more news coverage of the Penn State scandal. Attending a gun & knife show. Getting in line at 5am for Black Friday bargains. Eating a McRib sandwich. Caring about Lindsay Lohan's latest court date. Wondering who's dumber - the NBA owners or the players. Listening to an All Christmas Music radio station.
      • What I will not see
        "Annie" or anything else by the politically connected/publicly funded CRT.

        What I will see is NoExit's "Nutcracker".

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      1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

      2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

      3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

      4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

      5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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