Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Regis Thing

I just sat down and checked in with David Dust (as I do most days) and was saddened and surprised to discover that Regis is retiring from Live.  Before I worked every day I made sure to check in with Regis and Kelly most mornings (I could not stomach Kathie Lee).  In fact (and be prepared for a downer) on September 11th, I was watching Regis and Kelly, feeding my new baby.  During the show was when the 2nd plane hit. 

Anyway, I have loved the show and it will be hard to get used to a new person in the Reeg seat.  I have been thinking about who I would want to take the seat and I do have a few suggestions for the producers...

Nick Lachey - I do love him.  Any time he has had to fill in, he has been personable, funny and very easy on the eyes.  I like his banter with Kelly and he has proven he has hosting abilities (hey I liked the Sing-Off).

Neil Patrick Harris - You knew I would suggest this one.  I can see it, but he is very busy.  He has the same easy personality that Reeg has and again...easy on the eyes. 

Mark Consuelos - This one will come up.  I don't think I could handle the husband/wife team though.  Too much about their home life and not enough fun.

Arsenio Hall - Whatever happened to him?

Carson Daly - Is he still on late night?  Maybe he wants a job during the day?  I wonder if he is too, "I'm to cool for this shit" though...

Anyone else have any suggestions?  Will you miss Regis?  I know more about Notre Dame now than I ever did thanks to Regis.  He will be missed...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Slightly homesick...

After perusing Facebook today I noticed that most of my friends in North Carolina were home.  Yep, its a snow day.  Now I miss home a lot.  South Florida can be fun but I do miss my friends and family.  So on a Monday, when I had to get up and go to work, and many people I loved got to stay home, I will admit to being jealous and homesick.  No snow days here.  Its 80 degrees today (it is supposed to get cooler this week but cool for us is 65 or 70). 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Biggest Loser

I have not watched this show in a few years (I gave it up for awhile just because it started to make me feel guilty).  For some reason I decided to watch last night and I am not sure if I will continue. 

First of all, they have 2 "secret" trainers that the fatestants (can I say this?) could choose to train with or they could train with Bob and Jillian.  And they still won't show us who the "secret" trainers are.  Slightly annoying...just saying.

Secondly, everyone has a depressing story to tell.  Remember how, back in the day, you could get on the Real World just as a normal college student (for the most part).  Well now everyone has to have a story and us normal (I know that this is subjective) people never stand a chance to be on a reality show (if we wanted to).  I know that morbid obesity is never normal but my goodness some of these stories are heart wrenching.

And finally, Jillian gets on my nerves.  I love it when she announces that she is not going to yell this season and then starts screaming at each fatestants individually.  I still love Bob though and would love for him to be my trainer (if I actually liked exercising). 

Did anyone else watch last night?  What did you think?  Are you pulling for anyone yet?  I think that I like the Blue team (father/son).  But it may be too early to tell..

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How I Met Your Mother last night...

Did anyone else watch my favorite sitcom last night?  This season the show is enjoying a resurgence to the "good ole days" of the ensemble comedy but last night was completely unexpected.  I don't want to ruin it if you have not yet watched (this is one I watch in real time so very little delay for me) but I did want to discuss.  With that said spoiler alert ....

Most of the episodes this season have been very funny with the tongue-n-cheek wit that we have all come to love.  In fact "False Positive" that aired right before Christmas was excellent.  However last night was just hard to watch.  Lily and Marshall finally decided to see a fertility specialist, who turned out to be Barney's doppelganger.  This was the funny part and it was well done.  But at the end of the episode Marshall, who tells his Dad everything, finds out that he has lost his father.  I actually teared up, which never happens when I watch a sitcom (unless its the final episode).

My question is, how in the world will they make this funny going forward.  I am concerned that the next few weeks will be depressing and sad.  Any thoughts?  Still love the show just not sure where they can go with this without being overly dramatic. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

Tomorrow is my first day back at work and I am surprisingly ready.  Here is hoping that 2011 is a wonderful year for everyone.  Any New Year's resolutions that are worth mentioning?  Mine are the same...lose 8 pounds, stop taking the little things too seriously, spend more quality time with the children, and try not to say no as much.  We'll see how well this goes.  Love to you all and Happy happy New Year.