Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last night, Darby and I watched Jay Leno's last night as host of The Tonight Show. I have always loved Leno, even though most people my age prefer Letterman (or Conan O'Brien). I just don't get those two. I don't enjoy "random" humor. I like the scripted, sort of cheesy stuff. Plus, Jay just seems like a really good guy. He's been doing free shows for people who have lost their jobs, and, he's still married to his wife. Last night he said, "The best thing about leaving is that I'm leaving with the same girl I came with," and then he pointed to his wife in the audience who was beaming and waving. So sweet!

We don't watch Jay every night, but we do usually watch Headlines on Mondays. That tradition started long before we got married, though. My mom and I would stay up on Mondays when I was in high school to watch (well, I would stay up; she would have been awake anyway). It was a fun tradition. Plus, Mom would always give me a backrub while we watched. I enjoy watching with Darby, but I don't get the guaranteed backrub!

Jay's going to have a new show in the fall, and he's still going to do the Headlines segment! Darby and I are both glad that it's on earlier so we don't have to stay up to watch anymore. (Guess I'm not the only old one in this relationship!)

4 comments:

Mary Kay said...

Larry and I watched last night too! And I thought his comment about and to his wife was so precious! I loved the memory you shared of watching it with your mom. Miss you.

Sallie said...

I sure do treasure those times watching Headlines together! I remember how hard we laughed over a lot of them. Dad and I used to watch The Tonight Show when Jay was on there as a comedian. We thought he was so funny and loved it when he was on. I still think Johnny Carson was the all-time greatest host.

Clint and Whitney said...

Unfortunately, that is like the only weekend we can't go. :( Though that would have been really cool. How far do yall live from Nashville?

Jamie, Jenn, Sean and Nathan Lance said...

Jamie and I couldn't agree with your post more! Glad to hear we aren't the only ones "our age" who prefer Leno! :-)