Billy’s Blog: Shopping With Katie Couric: February 15, 2006
First Published: May 9, 2006 4:18 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
-- You’ve got to love the rowdy snowboard team…we’ve had fun ribbing halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White over his prime time announced crush on skater, Sasha Cohen.
Today, I went shopping with women’s halfpipe silver medalist, Gretchen Bleiler. First of all, if there’s a cuter athlete to have ever competed, I haven’t seen her yet. And secondly, she tore into a particular women’s clothing store and went nuts. She bought two pairs of shoes and a handbag in the time it took me to go to the bathroom. One pair of shoes was so hot, I bought a pair for my wife.
Speaking of shoes, I have been sporting a pair of “mugs” over here…Uggs for men if you will. Katie Couric and I were having coffee in a cafe over here, when her wandering eyes landed on my footwear. She was appalled and insisted I go with her to find some Italian loafers…not my first thought, as I usually like something thicker and with a lift. But, off we went…After she went through five or six rejections from me, she found the golden slippers…and now, I own them. I have not found the right moment to work my new look…and I may never.
Anyways, my thanks to Katie for a solid effort.
On another topic…
Part of the greatness of America is the freedom to choose: choose your religion, your lover, someone else’s lover, whatever… We are even free to choose a charming, though caustic British judge who stamps on our young American dreams (while filling our living rooms with guilt-ridden laughter) over the Olympics, where our young Americans lay it all out for the Red, White and Blue along with the best from the rest of the world.
I’m no blind jingoist, but Simon Cowell kicked Bode Miller and unknown Ted Ligety’s collective rears last night in ratings.
I’m here. I see it. They’re laying it all out and chasing dreams. They’re representing the future of America in the face of the rest of the world. It’s real drama and I wish more people chose it over some guy whose singing is worse than the worst you’ve ever heard. Maybe Sir Simon will move to daytime until the very BEST performances are done. Surely, we’d rather see the best of our youth succeed, rather than the weakest fail?
I should stop here.
Gotta run…more food has arrived. Help.
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