I was on Good Morning Texas today, talking about my favorite Holiday Traditions. If you missed it, just click HERE to watch it on www.WFAA.com. There were several traditions I DIDN’T mention though, like drinking the strong homemade eggnog my husband whips up every year and nodding off while watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Or the annual custom of crying over maxed out credit cards and never-ending Christmas lists. Ahh, the holidays! No, today we talked about fun stuff, like parades, pageants and festive ballerinas. OK, so there was ONE burlesque show in there but these are MY traditions we’re talking about. If any of them sounded fun to you, check out the list below and click the links for more information. Continue reading →
I was a weekly watcher of Hee Haw when I was kid.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that, even today. I would try to blame my Dad and say that HE was the real fan, but I’d watch Hee Haw all alone if I had to. I enjoyed the music and comedy but I think the unexpected sex appeal is what brought me back week after week. Hee Haw started off with 2 Playboy Playmates after all (Barbi Benton was my FAVORITE) and frequently used them in the “haystack” segments. That was pretty racy stuff for the early 1970’s. I was little then and didn’t KNOW what was going on in those piles of hay, but I knew it had to be awesome.
Flash-forward to today when Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical hits the stage and those haystacks aren’t quite as scandalous anymore. Sexy folks in cut off shorts still have their appeal though, as does great country music. Continue reading →