Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

So I am off to my homeland (aka North Carolina) for 10 days. I will not be blogging, I will actually try to avoid the computer altogether. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Holiday! Love to all my blog friends and I hope that Santa brings you everything that you want this year. Later taters!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jewel Heist at Paris Hilton's House

I just think that this is funny!! I know, I know so wrong but tell me you are not laughing. See full story on (here).

Friday, December 19, 2008

Update on Jeremy Piven

The newest story on (story here) is that Jeremy Piven's doctor advised him to leave the show and he finally had to because he passed out. Still not sure what to believe. Would the cast members have noticed something was wrong? The doctor is quoted as saying that this has been going on for several months. Really?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I used to be a fan...

I always loved Jeremy Piven. From Say Anything to Grosse Point Blank, he was my favorite of John Cusack's sidekicks. Then he was cast in Entourage (one of my favorite shows) and I thought that finally he was getting the respect he deserved. After winning multiple Emmy's he seemed to really be making a name for himself. Little did I know that this might (might?) go to his head. There have been rumors swirling the past few years that Piven and Cusack are no longer friends (some crap about Cusack being jealous of his friends success) and that he (Piven) had become a huge womanizer (he has been spotted with multiple models). Then (full story here) ran an article today about Jeremy Piven dropping out of a Broadway show because of high mercury levels (what?)? Is this true? Or did he just abandon his fellow cast members on a whim? I don't know but it sure does make me look at him differently if, in fact, he walked out. Here is what the David Mamet (playwright) had to say:

"I talked to Jeremy on the phone, and he told me that he discovered that he had a very high level of mercury," Mamet told Daily Variety. "So my understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer."

Kind of shitty (Piven not Mamet) if you ask me.

Gossip Girl Spoiler (more on the Baby)

So I read Ask Ausiello on all the time (see full post here) and his latest response to the existence (so she did have the baby) of Rufus and Lily's love child is below:

Question: Last Monday's episode of Gossip Girl was devastating! I don't know how I'll wait until January. Please give me some good news to hold me over! -- Alyssa
Lily and Rufus' love child is coming to town! Eventually! According to one of my anonymous Gossip gurus, Eric, Serena, Jenny and Dan's long lost half sib is not expected to show up until April or May at the earliest. Also, I'm told no final decision has been made about the little bastard's gender, but, c'mon, it's got to be a girl. For the catfight potential alone.

I cannot wait until January!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Biggest Loser’s Vicky Says She Was Misunderstood

Whatever!!! This is the title on (see story here). I hate it when reality stars say that the editing was not kind to them or that they were misunderstood. I am sorry but at no point did Vicky have to smirk, laugh or generally be mean to anyone and she was. As I always say they can't edit it unless it happened. I still don't like her and will not be "inspired" by her as a working mother. Take that Vicky. You have had your 15 minutes now go away!!!!


She did it! Michelle won and left Vicky and Brady empty handed in the finale last night on The Biggest Loser. My only ungleeful (is that a word?) moment last night was when Heba won the $100,000 at home prize. It was almost Amy (of the red team from SC) and I was pulling for her or Phil to win that prize but I assume that Heba (who thought she would be in the finale) worked her ass off to win something. I am so glad that once again Karma has worked its magic and the person who deserved the prize, won the prize. As for how everyone looked; I have to admit that Heba and Ed looked great, Stacy (green) looked absolutely phenomenal, and Phil and Amy (red) were unrecognizable. All and all it was nice to see that everyone did so well. I have watched in seasons past when people came back without losing a bunch of weight and you feel so bad for them. I almost forgot; didn't Colleen just look lighter and happier? I do love an uplifting show. Thank goodness I do not have to remove it from my Tivo list (would have had Vicky won) because the new season starts January 6. See you there!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Biggest Loser Finale Tonight!!!!!

Don't forget about The Biggest Loser Finale tonight at 8 on NBC! Please don't let it be Vicky, Please don't let it be Vicky, Please don't let it be Vicky, Please don't let it be Vicky......

My goofy daughter...

Just a few things that my daughter (4 years old) has done recently that might make you smile.

We went to brunch on Sunday after church and my son could not figure out what to order. When we asked him what he was having my daughter stated loud enough for the restaurant to hear, "he's having a knuckle sandwich isn't he Mom, if he can't make up his mind." Oh the joy of children.
Every time the song "Feed the World" (you know the tune...feed the world, let them know its Christmastime by Band Aid listen here) my children assume (and we have never corrected) that the song says "Vino world" (vino world, let them know its Christmastime, Vino world). Try this the next time you hear the song. First of all, it does sound like that's what it says, and secondly who does not need a little more Vino in this world?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Day...

So today was my last day of work (with the two year olds) until after the first of the year and it was a doozy. Not only did we have the Christmas party at school (with plenty of sugar) but Santa came to visit. Now I am not sure that many of you are aware that at this age (2) Santa is one scary dude. (picture from

I literally had three screaming children hanging on my legs while trying to walk, take pictures and speak coherently to the parents. One little girl was shaking so badly that I had to pick her up and hold her the entire time Santa was in our vicinity. But we made it through and all of the children made it home in one piece with visions of ....well you know the rest.

I now have the rest of the week to clean, finish shopping, and wrap presents before we leave for our two week jaunt back to our home state. By the way, for anyone needing to go to the Post Office...don't do it. I waited in line for 45 minutes today (after work) to mail my Christmas cards (yes they are finally done). The line was out the door and only two people were working. I know that this time of year has to be hard for them but can they not hire temporary people?

Now I get to go cook dinner and try to not fall asleep by 8pm (hello How I Met Your Mother is tonight). Later taters!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Have To, Not Want To...

So tonight is the annual Holiday party for my husband's office. Not only do I have to get dressed up and make small talk with a bunch of engineers, I also have do this sober. That's right people, the annual Holiday bash does not (and never has) serve alcoholic beverages. The good old boy network is so concerned about liability that they will not allow their employees to cut loose, have a little fun, and then find a responsible ride home. So think of me this evening (wanting to be in my pj's watching a movie) out on the town, paying a babysitter (what a waste of money) completely sober. Does that sound like super fun?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Shows

ABC Family airs all of the Classic Holiday shows just about every night this month. I tivoed "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (the one with the clock and the mice) the other night and watched it with my children tonight before they went to bed. This has always been one of my favorite shows for the season and I love watching my children sing along with the songs that I have know for at least 20 years. As for my other favorites; no one can forget Rudolph, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and of course "It's a Wonderful Life".

These shows always help me get into the Christmas spirit. Which ones do you have to watch every year?

The Biggest Loser - My Fears are Realized

I have been meaning to write this all day but alas I am sick again (wiping the noses of 7 two year olds will do this to you). So I have dragged myself to the computer and am ready to give everyone at NBC a piece of my mind about the outcome of The Biggest Loser on Tuesday night.

As most everyone knows, Vicky (the evil game player) has made it to the finals and is in contention to win the $250,000. Luckily my contestant, Michelle, also made it to the finals and I will be cheering hard for her to take home the money. In a twist, the public (that's me and you) had to vote on whether Ed or Heba would be the final one in the top three. After posting Tuesday night most of the response was for people to vote for Ed only because the married couple (or Heba really because Ed does what Heba says) wanted Heba in the finals.

Here is my beef with NBC: The smirking, evil, game playing, not taking weight loss seriously Vicky has taken something away from what was once an inspiring show. I know that evil makes for good television but in this show rarely have we viewed evil and when we did it was gone quickly. When Bob asked Vicky what she learned from the Ranch, she looked at him with her stupid smirk and said, "nothing". And we are supposed to root for this woman? Bob also referenced the first season winner (Ed I think) who was a huge game player and is now as big as he was when he started the show. Bob does not want this to happen to Vicky (and surprisingly neither do I if only for her children). I just want Vicky to realize how horribly she came across on television and hope that her children never (ever) think that this is OK to treat people like this. She will get hers eventually; I just hope that it is not in the form of $250,000.

As for Michelle...just win! Michelle is a beautiful woman and she looks so good. Please Michelle win for all of us who are rooting for you and rooting against Vicky!

Tuesday night should be fun and I can't wait to see who wins the losers prize (please not Brady). Oh and one more thing, raise your hand if you truly beleive that Heba has worked harder than anyone else. Yeah that's what I thought. Move on Heba and get your ass to the gym.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I am not Blogging Today....

I am not blogging today out of respect for my Blogger Friends (aka David Dust and company). I will be posting my recap of The Biggest Loser (go Michelle) either tonight (at 12:01) or tomorrow. Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Biggest Loser - Who the hell do you vote for?

More on the fact that I cannot believe that Vicky is in the finale later (and yeah! Michelle). My question is who do we vote for to be in the finals? I mean I cannot stand Heba but I hate Ed too. What to do, what to do?

Gossip Girl - No Doubts Whatsoever

No one was very surprised that Bart died. Right? Now please tell me that none of you were shocked by the big reveal that Lily and Rufus were pregnant and she was sent away to either have the baby or get rid of the baby? Last night's episode was finally back to leaving me wanting more and then I find out that no one cares because the show does not come back until January.

Brief synopsis: Bart was buried. Chuck blames Lily (and Dan, and Serena, and himself, and so on). Chuck spent the entire episode looking like a snarling remake of the Hunchback of Notre Dame lurching around and yelling at people. Blair told Chuck she loves him. Chuck told her that she was too good for him. Chuck bought Lily's secret (the baby thing). Rufus and Lily almost got back together (again) and it did not happen (again) once Rufus found out about the baby. And Serena and Dan came close to reconciliation until she decided to go to Buenos Aires with the weasel (New York is cold for the Holidays, they will get back together in the Spring).

The producers/writers are hell bent on destroying Chuck Bass. As you all know I am a huge Chuck Bass fan and I want to keep him just the way he is; cocky, self assured, and not lurching around drunk all the time. I am not a fan of this tortured soul crap so if we can get that over with in the next episode (not until January, oh did I already bitch about that?) that would be great.

Great Holidays Gossip Girl and Serena do not have sex with the weasel in Buenos Aires; even if he is paying for the trip! XOXO

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Amazing Race Winners

Congrats to Nick and Starr for winning the Amazing Race 13! We all knew the race was going to be between Nick and Starr and Ken and Tina (famous eyebrows and all). Once again Dan and Andrew got lost and were not in the final leg at all. I wish that Toni and Dallas had been there (where were they by the way at the finale?) to make things a little more interesting. But congrats to the brother and sister team and hopefully the next round will be a little less yawn and a little more fun.

Side note...this morning on The Early Show Ken and Tina were holding hands and let everyone know that their marriage has taken a turn for the better. Good for them for hanging on and working things out. Even if she is funny to look at.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Playing Catch up....

Just a few notes on my favorite shows this week. Having visitors can mess up your whole schedule so this is all you get and I will resume real updates next week.

The Amazing Race - I was totally bummed that Toni and Dallas were sent packing after Dan and Andrew never seemed to get it right. I have no one to pull for in the finale (I guess maybe Starr and Nick but that seems too easy). Does anyone else think that Tina's eyebrows are getting worse. Anyway, good luck to Toni and Dallas (although Dallas never did seem real intelligent) I loved that her respected his mother so much and that they made such a terrific team.

Gossip Girl - Obviously I Knew(as did everyone else) that Bart was going to die. I am unsure how I feel about how they are going to handle his death and how Chuck Bass (I just love saying his whole name) will take the news. As for the Jenny/Nate/Vanessa thing...yawn and double yawn. I am just glad that it is over and now little Jenny is going back to school (where she belongs) and back to trying to be the Queen Bitch.

Top Chef - Just one comment about last night's episode. Never (ever) say that you are going to go "outside of the box" when creating a meal for the elimination round. As the past has proven this is a sure way to get eliminated. Poor Alex goes out on a dessert and he did not seem too upset about it. Did he sabotage himself? We may never know.

I think that is it for the week in shows. I have been cleaning and decorating and trying to get my house into some semblance of order. Now all I have to do is begin my Christmas shopping. Later taters.

Christmas Card Pictures

We always do Christmas Cards. No matter what we send out cards with the children's picture at Christmas to celebrate the season. Most of the time I assume that it is a way to "one up" everyone you know by showing them how cute your children are but I still subscribe to the idea that Christmas cards must be sent. This weekend I attempted to get my children to "pose" for pictures. Here are some of my favorites...

I remember hating this as a child but my children take it to a whole new level.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Organized Tivo

I was listening to the radio this morning and the hosts were discussing the onslaught of shows that they Tivo and never watch. It got me to thinking about how my Recorded Listing in my Tivo has gotten a little out of hand lately. I have great intentions of watching many shows so I record many (many, many) but then when it comes time to watch I skip over all but a few. On my must watch list are The Amazing Race, Gossip Girl, The Biggest Loser, How I Met Your Mother, and Top Chef (currently). Anything else gets skipped over for these important shows until eventually when I clean (I Clean my house and I clean my Tivo) they get deleted. What shows are on your must watch list? And does an organized (or well maintained) Tivo mean that you are an organized and well maintained person? Something to ponder.

The Biggest Loser - Vicky has Feelings

Just a couple of things from last night's episode of The Biggest Loser. I think that the producers (or someone) was trying to make Vicky into a likable character. She cried a lot last night and tried to show her "human" side. For some reason this made me dislike her even more. Every time she cried I rolled my eyes and fast forwarded through her parts.

Last night was the makeover show and The Biggest Loser brought in the big guns for the guest spots. Project Runway winner (last season) Christian Siriano helped the remaining five find outfits, and then each makeover was revealed on the Tyra Banks Show. I read a quote (I think in Entertainment Weekly) that Tyra had everyone on her show because "they were all bigger than her", slightly mean I know but still funny. The makeovers went well and as we all knew Renee and Michelle looked phenomenal. Vicky became a redhead and still looked bad (I am sorry but her inner bitchiness wins out). Everyone had a family member arrive as a surprise and Vicky's sister was revealed on the Tyra show as Vicky's best friend (yeah we never heard a thing about her). Yes I am mean about this woman but I just cannot stand her.

Back to the Ranch and the challenge. Everyone had to wedge (?) into a box above the pool and hold on the longest. Vicky was out first but she could not jump down. Even after the challenge was over she still would not let go (oh please). Ed finally had to jump in the water and "rescue" her and it was revealed that Vicky had "trust" issues. My theory is that if you are a bitch to everyone than you will be unable to trust because eventually people are going to wake up and realize how horrible you are. No wonder there are trust issues.

The weigh in was next and everyone pulled small numbers (after being gone for a week). Renee fell below the yellow line with Ed and I knew that the end was near for her. The show tried to make you think that Vicky might actually vote off Ed but the alliance is/was too strong and Renee was sent packing. So now Michelle is the only remaining member of the Black team and she is the one I must pull for. She deserves it and I am hoping that it is not an all blue finale.

On a brighter note (for those of us who want some control over the finale), the previews last night showed Allison announcing that America got to decide who was the remaining contestant in the final three. Does this mean we get to vote? And if so would anyone vote for Vicky? Till next week.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Once again this is me......

My company left this morning and I started my new job yesterday. I need to catch up on my shows and try to get back into my blog schedule. Bear with me because I am amped to see the makeovers tonight on The Biggest Loser and I cannot wait to discuss. Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and I will try to write more later.