Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Biggest Loser - Vicky Gets Revenge

Once again, I reiterate, Karma will bite you in the ass and little Amy learned that the hard way this week on The Biggest Loser. Did anyone think that Vicky would vote any other way? As she smirked her way through the voting process, please, the woman relished getting rid of Amy and exacting her revenge for the loss of her husband on the show.

Sorry I am mad and I need to back up. It was NFL week on The Biggest Loser and the remaining six got to play a little football with two big names (Jerry Rice and Steve Young). Of course Vicky "knew" that the game was going to be played a certain way so she tricked everyone by pretending to be slow and ending up winning. Even when she said that the money was going to a cause close to her heart (NFL 360 to combat obesity in children) because her daughter is obese I still hated her and wanted her gone.

Moving on to the challenge, the football theme continued with the winner receiving a trip to the Pro Bowl. Vicky excitedly announced that no one loved football more than she did (I beg to differ lady) so she deserved to win the trip. Well her team gave in and she won it (yuck and double yuck). So Brady and Vicky get a nice fat (no pun intended) trip to the Pro Bowl. Wait a minute, did little Amy just say to the television that she was unaware of any alliances on the Blue Team. How is this girl so clueless? Heba, Vicky and Ed have been an alliance since the first week. Where the hell have you been?

On to the weigh in and the Blue team goes first. Not bad numbers for Amy and Heba but then Ed pulls a huge 11 and Vicky is also safe. Dammit; my girls are going home. Hold on, Renee needs a 5 and pulls an 8. She is safe and I cannot stop smiling. Next up is Michelle and I just know she is going home. She needs a 5 and she pulls a ......a 10! She is safe and the look on Amy's face says it all. Yes Amy, you should have sent Vicky home last week. But I made a deal with her, yes but you sent her husband home and she wants revenge.

The elimination goes as Vicky (in her sinister head) has planned and little Amy is sent packing. I applaud Amy's weight loss and her sweet smile but I shake my head at her stupidity. Never ever try to swim with the sharks because the biggest, meanest one (in this case Vicky) will bite your head off.

Couple of side notes this week: Bob is pissing me off with this "no one has worked harder than my team" and "all blue in the final". You know he hates Vicky too (he has to) and does not want to see her win, he just finally wants to beat Jillian. By the way (Vicky), I love football more than just about anything. College, NFL any game will do me. Although when I saw that Heba and Ed had on Carolina Panthers (my team, I love Steve Smith and I am from there) jerseys it almost made me change my favorite team.

Next week is makeover week. Wonder who will look the best (Michelle)? I have a theory about Vicky: you know how people always say to someone who is overweight, you would be so pretty if you lost a little weight. I think Vicky is mad because she knows that even losing weight is not going to help her mean smirking, ugly face. Man I am mad this week. Happy Thanksgiving and happy eating!!!!

How I Met Your Mother - The Naked Man

I just wanted to give a brief shout out (do people still do that?) to last night''s episode of How I Met Your Mother. I have not laughed that hard in a long time and I must say, if you missed it, go online and watch it.

Last night Robin went on a date with a dork of a man but she ended up sleeping with him because he pulled the "naked man" on her. The "naked man" basically meant that when Robin left the room, the guy stripped down and greeted her with nothing on. Robin laughed and then slept with him. Barney and Ted were fascinated and decided to try out the "naked man" to see if it worked the 2 out of 3 times that the guy promised. While both were on their repsective dates they had to discuss how to pose when greeting their date with the "naked man". Hilarity ensued as both Barney and Ted came up with a variety of poses to best display the "naked man".

Please, please, please watch this show. I adore it and I can find nothing as funny on television. I am still laughing at Ted doing the "Mr. Clean" preparing for his date.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Amazing Race - Soup, March, Soup, March, Soup...

Lats night on The Amazing Race the four remaining teams headed to Moscow. Everyone was on the same flight, so once again the airport equalizer was in effect. The one bright moment at the airport was when Dan and Andrew (aka Dandrew) showed up wearing hotel slippers. If you remember last week the two dunces left their shoes at the Detour and were unable to retrieve them. So of course the boys had to purchase expensive shoes to run the remaining legs of the race. Both Dan and Andrew lamented on spending the money and you just new that their lack of funds was going to come up again.

Once the teams landed in Moscow they headed to the Detour. The choices were either march with the Russian military or feed them soup. Toni and Dallas arrived first and decided to march. No problems for them and they headed out first. Finally Starr and Nick ran into a little bad luck. The language barrier with the cab drivers proved to be too much and the two ended up lost most of the day. Ken and Tina arrived and they too marched with no problems. Then Dan and Andrew showed up. I have never in my life seen anything like Dan attempting to march. Actually the two did not march the first time because they could not figure out how to wrap their feet. They then went over to the soup side, then back to marching (where Dan could not maintain a rhythm to save his life), then back to soup. At this point Nick and Starr passed them and all teams headed to the Roadblock.

The Roadblock was moving 50 bags of flour, which Dallas finished first and he and his mom were finally first on the mat to meet Phil at the Pit Stop. Ken and Tina were a close second and Nick and Starr showed up mad, frustrated and more than a little confused in third place. Dan and Andrew finally arrived in fourth place after not being able to pay their cab drive and were told that it was a non-elimination leg. So Dan and Andrew (somehow, someway) are still in the race. Next week they have to complete an extra task before they can finish the leg. These two cannot even finish a normal leg without screwing it up, I can only imagine what will happen if they have something extra to do.

Someone loses their money and passport next week. Should be interesting to see who is in the final three (please let Dallas and Toni be one of the three).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight - The Book vs The Movie

I am almost finished with Twilight, the first book in the Stephanie Meyer series, which I started on Tuesday (post here). I cannot put it down. I am just enthralled by her writing and though the story is unrealistic (its fiction people) something about it just rings believable.

The movie starts today and I have been searching cyber space for the reviews of the movie. How true does it stay to the books? How was the beautiful Robert Pattinson? How did they manage some of the effects that I can picture in my head but not in real life? The review on Entertainment Weekly (here) was not bad but some of the comments were harsh (when people love a book they get very pissed if the movie strays from the story at all).

So my question is, for someone new to the books, do I go to see the movie? Or will it ruin the rest of the series for me? I guess what I want to know is, is the movie worth it (time and money)?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Working Girl; That's Me!

And not in the standing on the street corner, selling my body for money way. I got a job today!!! It kind of fell in my lap (the best kind of job) and after careful consideration I decided to accept. Please understand I have not worked (at a real job) in 4 years (since my youngest was born) and I am a little overwhelmed. I am going to be working part-time, teaching preschool. Yes, I actually have my Masters in Teaching, I just never really got around to using it. So I start December 1st and I will be a nervous wreck until I get into the groove. Wish me luck because with eight 2 year olds in the class; I will need it. And in no way will this interrupt my television time; I made sure of that.

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden Split Up

And we are shocked by this because? Did anyone ever really believe that this was a true romance or did you believe (as I did) that it was cooked up to give someone like Paris even more attention? See full story at People.com here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Biggest Loser - 80's Revenge

Ah the 80's. The music, the clothes, the hairstyles. I love the 80's. The entire decade just puts a smile on my face. This week on The Biggest Loser ranch, it was 80's week and most of the remaining contestants were having fun. All except one. Vicky definitely did not find the theme of the week as much fun as everyone else. In fact, most of her television time was spent calling Amy a bitch and announcing that she betrayed the blue team (yes because Vicky has always been so concerned about the team).

Bob spent a good portion of the week trying to get the Blue team back together so that they would work together. As he begged Vicky to talk to the group (Amy especially), Vicky rolled her eyes and her attitude was displayed across her face. Side note: Bob is trying to be unbiased but it seems as if he favors anyone who is not Vicky. The sure sign that Vicky was not going to get over Amy voting off Brady was the sign that she posted on her door in her room. The sign had a picture of Brady and Vicky together and above the picture was the word "Revenge". Just a thought but are there Voodoo dolls in the drawer as well? How old is this woman? You know Slam Books were popular in the 80's; maybe writing down shit about every person in the house would make her feel better as well.

After the last chance workout the contestants move into the weigh in. Michelle won the challenge and was able to give a 1 pound penalty to any member of the other team. Shock of all shocks she picks Vicky; YEAH!!! Vicky was not surprised that Michelle picked her (maybe because she has been a bitch to every person at the Ranch). Finally Vicky falls below the yellow line but she is competing against Coleen. The big question is; how will Amy vote? Coleen and Vicky plead their case and basically Vicky says that she does not want to go home to her children (she did not really say that but she certainly did not say that she missed them).

Dammit Amy failed me! She has voted Coleen off and kept the bitch around. All the nice things that I said about her have just gone out the window. Vicky remains and the amazing Coleen goes home. How did this happen? Seriously can she win? Will she win? In her words I wanted the "game player to get played by the game". Maybe she still will. I am kind of pissed now. Off to bed. Oh and I hate Vicky!

Gossip Girl Spoiler - The same one!!

According to the recap on Entertainment Weekly (see post by Tim Stack here) in two weeks someone will die. Tim Stack says,

"So it appears that in two weeks we'll see the much-rumored death episode of GG. Looks like it occurs in some kind of "accident." Bye bye, Bart — I mean — I have no idea who's going to die. It could be anyone (Bart). Who do you think it will be (Bart), TV Watchers?"

Does everyone assume that it will be Bart? I don't think that I can wait two weeks.

Twilight - Peer Pressure?

I usually like to pick my own books to read. I go through stages where I read biographies, mysteries, chick lit etc. I know that everyone is shocked but I actually read every day. Anyway, I have a friend who is obsessed with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and she suggested I read it. I resisted only because the books (and the movie Friday) are everywhere. I figured that I would get to them eventually but I did not want to jump on the bandwagon. Well as of today I jumped on the bandwagon. I just started the first book (and I will let you know if I like it). Obviously I will not line up to see the movie as I am a huge proponent of seeing the movie only after you have finished the book. Has anyone else read the books? Good, bad, indifferent? I only ask because the last time I resisted a phenomenon was Harry Potter and once I jumped on that bandwagon I could not jump off. I still re-read all of those books and am still mad about the movie not coming out this month as planned. For those of you who are fans of both, please note that the boy (very cute but boy nonetheless) playing the lead in Twilight is none other than Robert Pattinson who played Cedric Diggory in the 4th Harry Potter movie. Interesting coincidence.

Gossip Girl - Families Suck (sometimes)

Since Gossip Girl will not air a new episode next week, the Thanksgiving special was on last night. Now most holidays with my family are drama filled but nothing compares to the drama that is Gossip Girl.

Nate's Dad came back in town to reunite with his family (so he said). The FBI tracked him down and Nate, with the help of Vanessa and Chuck (?), realized that his Dad was going to blackmail his Mom's parents for money by holding his mom and himself hostage. You have to love a Dad that will do anything for his family. Nate talked to his Dad and convinced him to turn himself in and then went for drinks with Chuck. Finally it looks as if things are getting back to normal on the Archibald front.

As for Little Jenny, she could not go through with the divorce from her family and returned home with the help of Blair's mother. Although she and Vanessa made up (Jenny did kiss Nate after all) Vanessa spotted a letter to Jenny from Nate and read that Nate , "had feelings for Jenny". Not another love triangle! One happy note, Jenny removed the eye makeup and tried to do something with her Joan Jett look for Thanksgiving so maybe there is still hope for her.

Serena tried to hide her past from her new weasel boyfriend but Dan ratted her out and she had to confess all. The weasel did not seem to mind that Serena had a past and told her that they would learn everything about each other by spending time together (barf). Just a note about the absurdly short dress that Serena was wearing for Thanksgiving, it certainly makes the Holidays interesting.

Finally, Eric found all of Bart's "files" on the family and Lily, Serena and Eric felt violated by Bart's spying on them. Lily and Eric left and headed to the Humphrey's for Thanksgiving. Serena hung out with the weasel.

I think that about covers the night. Blair was again the comic relief with the whole "my family does not love me" thing and Bart did find out that Lily had been in an institution and now wants to know why. Pregnant? Drugs? Suicide? Anything is possible. Now when and who is going to die. I can only assume that it will happen before Christmas, right? Later taters. XOXO.

Monday, November 17, 2008

"The editing was kind to Kenley"

Check out the video of Tim Gunn on Entertainment Weekly (here). The latest issue of the magazine was about the top entertainers of the year and the stars of Bravo made it to this list including mentor extraordinaire Tim Gunn from Project Runway. In the interview Tim stated that Kenley was "aggressively rude" and that the "editing was kind" to her. So for all those people that stuck up for Kenley the bitch when you thought people were being too hard on her; hah! I believe everything Tim Gunn says.

The Amazing Race - Who is the horse's ass?

Does anyone else scratch their head and wonder how Andrew and Dan are still in this race? In another hour of stupidity these two get lost, fight with each other about who walks faster, misread another clue, get lost again, and still (someway, somehow) check in with Phil next to last place. Obviously someone out there wants these guys in the race. I assume it is for comic relief but I question even that idea at times.

Anyway last night was another episode that reiterated how far ahead of the pack Nick and Starr truly are. After completed the Fast Forward (which was another one of those yucky eating challenges), the brother/sister team coasted into the finish line first (again). I am not sure that anyone can catch them at this point. Toni and Dallas were second and in one of the funniest moments in the race thus far, they had to put on a horse costume and roam the streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan looking for milk. Ken and Tina, after a few trip ups, arrived third and Andrew and Dan placed a distant fourth.

As for Terence and Sarah, they too attempted the Fast Forward, but when faced with meat (I think it was sheep's butt) Terence proclaimed that he was a vegetarian and had not had meat in 15 years. When the two arrived at the Pit Stop Phil asked Terence if not eating the meat was worth a million dollars. He had no response.

Next week, finally, Nick and Starr run into some drama. I just don't want to see them coast to the finish line and the money with no competition. Later taters.

Friday, November 14, 2008

NBC axes `Lipstick Jungle,' `My Own Worst Enemy'

See story here.

Just a brief note about this recent news. Last season I stuck with Lipstick Jungle because I loved the book (by Candace Bushnell). I was disappointed because I felt that the writers needed to find their way. This season I felt like they had. The storylines were fun, the characters were starting to sound real and the clothes were perfection. But once again NBC moved the series around and never really gave anyone a chance to find it and watch. I was (and am) disappointed that the show is leaving and I hope that maybe another network will realize that this could be the start of something great and pick it up.

As for My Own Worst Enemy, I have not watched but have heard that the show is good and getting better but there is no way that people will start following a show after only three episodes.

Shame on you NBC for not allowing people to find great shows. As we complain about the short attention spans of our children how about we take a look at the short attention spans of ourselves. Give us a chance to fall in love with a show. Contrary to popular belief (and The Bachelor) people do not fall in love and "make a connection" after only three weeks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Feel Like Crap!!!!

I cannot seem to get rid of this cold. I have a sore throat, stuffy nose and a slight fever. I am going to lay down and try to feel better (plus watch Top Chef from last night). Half day of school today and the kids are playing video games. I know, I know I am the worst mother ever but I cannot keep my head up right now. Later all!!

Oh and I went to tour a new school today. I am overwhelmed with too much information in my brain. I hate those days that I actually have to think.

America's Next Top Model - I am Done!!

I have tried and tried to continue watching this show. ANTM has been one of my favorites for many years and has become a staple on my Tivo list but (always a but) this year I think that I have hit my "brick wall" with the antics of Tyra Banks. I cannot (and will not) watch her in real time anymore. I have to be able to fast forward through her "fierce" speeches and her "smiling with her eyes" references. Last night as I attempted (one final time) to watch the show I realized that I was fast forwarding more than I was actually watching the episode.

No longer does Tyra seem inspiring or down to Earth. She is loud, obnoxious and over the top (not in a good way). The J's are no longer amusing and fun. And Nigel Barker has just become boring! The only judge that I still enjoy is Paulina and she has so little air time that her bits are few and far between. Plus every contestant looks and acts like someone we have already seen before. Keep in mind that most of these girls have grown up watching this show. I admire the reality shows that keep it new and interesting (The Amazing Race) after many seasons. ANTM is just not one of them.

I promise that I do not hate on all shows right now but I had to get my little rant off of my chest and move on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dear NBC

For those of you with the suggestion; I just posted this on Alison Sweeney's blog and on the contact email for NBC. Thought it would interest you...

I cannot get over how many people cannot stand Vicky (and Heba and Brady too). I wrote a blog post on www.tivomom.blogspot.com about an "I hate Vicky" club (jokingly sort of) and I had over 175 comments. There are a lot of people out there who are mad at how certain people have turned this show into being about the money and not about getting healthy and losing weight. Yes in seasons past people wanted to win but the focus was on the weight loss; not about the game play. So disappointing to have such an inspiring show ruined by a few bad seeds. Read the comments if you get a chance. It will shock and amaze you.

Maybe someone will take notice. Thanks again for all of the feedback and keep it coming.

TOP CHEF Tonight!!!

Top Chef premieres tonight on Bravo at 10:00 pm! I am so excited that the show is back and have been watching marathons of seasons past in preparation. Last season was the first season I watched and I was hooked from the start. I would say head over to David Dust's blog (here) tomorrow to catch the recap but he is busy tonight with something important (see post here). Hopefully he will have time to recap after all of his protesting. No recaps on this one for me, just a few comments here and there. Later taters!!!

The Biggest Loser - I Love Karma

Remember how I said that "Karma was a Bitch" when referring to The Amazing Race (post here)? Well it seems that as I originally stated, Karma is ever present in all reality shows and Vicky and Brady got a nice taste of it last night.

The night did not start out well for me. The eliminated contestants came back for a weigh in to see who might rejoin the group. Vicky (bitch that she is) had some choice comments to make to Phil? I would really like to know what he did that was so wrong. All I have been able to see is that he loves his wife and tried to convince the team to keep her around and he snuck around in the dark on the challenge so that Heba would not control the game. Seriously what is so wrong with that? But every time he opens his mouth, Vicky (bitch), Brady and Heba roll their eyes and act like middle school students trying to be the cool kids. Sorry I digress, so all of the ousted people weigh in but then Alison says that this is not the way to get back in the game. They have to win a challenge. Of course Ed (Heba's husband) wins the challenge and he is back in the game.

Jillian seems seriously stressed about the hand dealt to her girls but she soldiers on and gives them a hell of a last chance work out. At the weigh in (with Vicky smirking the whole time) Michelle and Brady fall below the yellow line. Again Vicky with her all knowing grin just looks confident because she has put the people in place so that Brady will not go home. But has she? In the elimination room it all comes down to Amy (purple) and she, bless her heart, she votes Brady off the show. Hallelujah Brady is gone and the witch finally has chink in her armor. Who's smiling now Vicky?

Other notes from last night: I loved seeing the smile wiped off Vicky's face; finally! Do you think Bob likes having Vicky on his team or is he just putting up with her for the show. Did anyone else see how excited to see Amy (red) he was last night? I never pull for Jillian's teams but this season I am. I love Bob but I cannot pull for the Blue Team! I don't think that Allison likes Vicky much either. Did you see her grimace when Vicky was making her comments about Phil? After watching the previews for next week; should we all fear for little Amy's life (or her time on the show)? Will Vicky go ballistic on her? At the suggestion on one of the comments maybe we should start an "I love Amy" club. She is going to need it. See you next week. One down two to go!!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How I Met Your Mother

As always the episode of HIMYM last night was hysterical. And once again Neil Patrick Harris is a genius. How much more of this can you hear from me. I adore this show. Everyone should watch this show. I know that it comes on at the same time as other beloved shows (ahem Gossip Girl) but I manage to keep up and so should you. The grand dame herself Ms. Joy (Babble On) asked me this morning (or late last night she stays up way later than me) if I had heard any more about this show being cancelled. Every year is the same. The show delivers great episodes that are new and fresh and there is never any respect. I just read an article on People.com (see story here) that Spencer and Heidi (aka Speidi) from The Hills will be guesting on the show in January. I know, I know another lame attempt to pull viewers in (Britney Spears anyone) but if this is the only way anyone will watch the show than bring them on.

Gossip Girl - Good vs Evil?

You knew it was going to happen. Dan Humphrey could never be responsible for ruining someone's family; even if it was Chuck Bass. As Dan's mentor stated "he finally grew a pair" when writing the fiction piece on Chuck but Dan could not cross the line and publish an expose' on the Bass family. Thank goodness someone in the Humphrey family is still taking the moral high road.

Little J, oh little J, what in the world has happened to you? Jenny secretly met with an investor when Agnes pissed her off. Now Agnes is mad and has kicked her out. Jenny returns to the Humphrey loft and gives her Dad an ultimatum to sign her paper (allowing a miner to incorporate) and then she will return. It looks like Rufus has also "grown a pair" because he does not succumb to the ultimatum and now Little J is homeless and fighting to divorce her family. Oh the drama.

As for Blair; hoping to show off her mother's new boyfriend at her 18Th birthday party, Blair meets him and is appalled. He is short, bald and talks funny but after a few chess moves (between both parties) Blair realizes that this guy is good for her mother and allows him into their lives. Who knew that B was going to be the comic relief on the show?

Does anyone else find the artist boy that Serena is hanging out with a little creepy? I actually cringe every time they kiss. Anyway, Serena got a lecture about the ways of the world last night when she was told by artist guy that they were not exclusive. Hate this storyline and want it to be over but in a strange twist; Blair's mother's new boyfriend is the father of Artist boy (I refuse to call him by name in hopes that he leaves soon). So I guess they will both be around for a while longer.

I did not see scenes (damn my Tivo sometimes) but at some point we are supposed to have a death. Next week's episode is titled "The Magnificent Archibalds". Are we to actually believe that Nate might die? Who will it be and when? Till next week. XOXO

Monday, November 10, 2008


Tonight on How I Met Your Mother, Marshall and Lily decide if they are ready for a baby. My guess is they will be since Alyson Hannigan is pregnant (story here).

Also, Gossip Girl is on (which is why I love Tivo so much). Will Dan write the expose on the Bass family? Is Jenny living on the streets? And what is going on with art boy and Serena?

Don't forget to watch. XOXO

No it is not me....

I just found out that one of my oldest and closest friends is finally, after nearly two years of trying, pregnant. I am so very excited for her and I pray that everyone will be safe, happy and healthy in the coming months. I love it when good things happen to good people. It renews my faith in the world (to some degree). Just wanted to share some happy news. Later taters.

The Amazing Race - Karma is a Bitch!!!

When are people on reality television going to learn that if you are mean, you are not going to win? The are only a few examples of the "villains" ever winning the money in a reality competition (Jeffrey on Project Runway comes to mind) because the world (as we know it) likes to see "nice guys finish first". Take Christy and Kelly on The Amazing Race; they talked shit, were mean about the other contestants, lied, started fights and in general thought they were better than everyone else and in the end they were eliminated. Hows that for Karma? Plus the fact that although these girls continued to talk about what smart, strong independent women they were after their divorces; not once did they actually read a clue correctly. So although I am not a big Ken and Tina (eyebrows) fan; after finishing last, last week, and having to complete a "speed bump" to get back into the competition, I was actually pulling for them to finish before Kelly and Christy. Which, of course, they did and have moved up the ranks in the race. Who will be eliminated next? Hmmm who else has been mean and bitchy? Karma take care of it!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sex and the City sequel

Am I the only female on the planet who was not blown away by the Sex and the City movie? I was a huge fan of the show (huge!) and have seen every episode multiple times but the movie left me a little flat. I went opening weekend and I came out disappointed; like something was missing. Now the producers (and the stars I guess) want to make a sequel. I guess my response to that is; what is there left to do? I assume that Carrie and Mr. Big can have babies or someone could die (Ok thats too morbid) but it seems as if the fab four have done just about everything. People is reporting that Kim Cattrall confirmed the sequel news (see story here) while Sarah Jessica Parker is saying that it is not confirmed yet (that story here). So I guess we will wait to see if the movie becomes a reality. Of course I will go see it and hope that this one gives me more than the first but I have to say this; nothing will ever come close to the television show. Sometimes the magic happens and then it goes away. To me this was one of those times.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

And she is the dumb one....

The Girls Next Door's Kendra Wilkinson Engaged to NFL Star is the headline on People.com (read story here). Who is dumb now? It looks as if knowing Hef (and/or sleeping with Hef) really changed her life for the better. And Hef (in his Hef way) says that he is giving her away. My goodness times have changed at the Playboy mansion. Kendra and her obnoxious laugh will be missed. I wrote a review for Helium a few months ago about The Girls Next Door (read it here). Kendra was always they one that I worried about; her life after Playboy. Now it looks as if she might have one. We will see.

Top Design

Congratulations to Nathan for winning Top Design! I loved him and his snarky personality. It was so nice to see someone win with a little pizazz. Nathan's rooms never looked like anyone else's and he deserved the win. Check out the paper plate chandelier.

Next week Top Chef begins!!!!!

How do I prevent it?

I have this huge fear. No not that I am going to die (Ok that is a fear but not that one) that my children are going to be dorks. I know this is stupid and superficial but I think about these things. At no point in their lives do I want my kids picked on by a mean child or not invited to a party. But how do you prevent it? How do you push your children to be smart, friendly, well rounded, and popular without sending the wrong message? Can a cool kid become a doctor and discover a cure for cancer while still being popular and well liked? Can a math genius still drink beer with his friends and become a member of a fraternity (social not academic) in college? I want my children to read books and do their homework and be good citizens but I also want them to be cool. Maybe I need a new definition of cool. All I know is that just because my child is not the best on the soccer field, or in the dance class, I don't want other children putting them down or being mean about it. I know I am living in a dream world but wouldn't that bubble be nice. You can join me if you want to.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I never liked change. As a child I hated going to a new school, was scared to death to go off to college and detested moving to the big city after I got married. Now as an adult I have moved (yuck), I am constantly watching my children change and every day something new happens to help reinforce the fact that I don't deal well with change. Hell I even get upset when my television schedule is uprooted or characters in a book change from the original idea (hello Scarlett anyone?). So as you can imagine this morning, in the wake of last nights memorable election results, I am apprehensive. I am not sure if I am excited or scared but I do know that we are all in for a whole new way of life. Please help us all to deal with this change and hopefully come out of this better and stronger. I am optimistic for the future (I think) but I am still scared to death of the unknown.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gossip Girl - More Teen Angst

Gotta get away from the Little J storyline. It is seriously bringing the whole show down a little (or a lot) and I am getting tired of her "I am so talented and at 15 I must make my mark" bullshit! Don't get me wrong, I do like Taylor Momsen (OK maybe a little less after the new 'do and black eyeliner) but she was never one of the reasons for watching the show.

This week Little "J" staged a "guerrilla" (?) fashion show (meaning she had a fashion show after she crashed a party) and got recognized by the elite in New York. But alas, Papa Humphrey is mad and Jenny has moved out. Judging by the scenes it looks like she will be living on the streets. Oh and the thing we all want to forget (the kiss with Nate) happened again last night and was posted on Gossip Girl. Dan is seriously pissed at Nate and kicked him out of the loft after accusing Nate of being a male prostitute (well he kind of was right?).

Blair and Chuck worked together to save a girls virginity (I know right but at least it was amusing) and Serena is doing the whole maybe/maybe not thing with this artist. As stated way to much time was spent on Jenny Humphrey. Oh yeah and Dan has decided that he no longer wants to be Mr. Nice Guy to get ahead (does no one ever realize that Karma will kick you in the ass at some point) and has reconsidered writing the story on Chuck.

Next week Dan is offered a job writing about the Bass family (surely Chuck will get pissed), Serena seems to be going down a weird path with the artist guy, Jenny seems to be having a breakdown and Nate is nowhere to be found. Till then. XOXO

Monday, November 3, 2008

A few short updates...

My parents are gone (finally) and I survived the weekend (sort of). Just a few little tidbits of things I have been watching and trying to keep up with.

Any episode of the Amazing Race in which no one gets eliminated seems like a waste of time to me. Last night Tina (scary eyebrow lady) and Ken came in last but of course it was a non-elimination leg. So we have to wait until next week to see who gets booted. By the way the struggles that Ken and Tina are having trying to "fix" their relationship can be summed up in one word: Tina! She is mean, demoralizing, bitchy and condescending. I do not condone cheating (not at all) but poor Ken, maybe he did need someone to be a little sweet to him at some point. He cried at the end of the show and she just sat there. Evil!!

If you are not currently watching the show Cheerleaders on CMT; you must check it out. The show follows the making of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Team for this year. Saturday night a girl was let go for her risque pictures on MySpace. You know anything you post on the Internet will come back and bite you in the ass (says the woman with a blog).

As for Halloween: my children were hilarious. Both had fun and received plenty of candy. I have actually tried to get them to eat it because the longer it stays in the house, the worse it is for me and my waistline. Here is Wonder Woman and Bobo Fett (Star Wars guy) from Friday night. So much fun.

Don't forget to vote tomorrow (I have already)! Not telling who I voted for but I will say it was a surprise even to me. Later taters.