Monday, August 29, 2011

The Bachelor Pad...Michael Needs a Hug

Just a few observations from the stupidity that is The Bachelor Pad....
  • Melissa is a crazy ass bitch.  When she was raging through the house looking for Blake after he picked Holly to go on the date I thought she was going to hurt someone.  She is the girl that stalks you (and I mean scary stalk not charming stalk).  Think about that Blake and be afraid.
  • Is it just me or is anyone else staring to like Ella.  I like her redneck self and she seems fairly straightforward.  
  • Erica gives me the heebie jeebies with everything she does.  From the kissing contest to the weird massage she gave Blake, it all just felt wrong.
  • Poor Michael!  Holly left to go on a date with Blake and Michael was devastated.  When they showed him after he realized that she would be gone all night, it broke my heart.  He told her he loved her and she turned him down (sort of)...bless his heart. She is still undecided and that sucks for Michael. 
  • It was so nice to have an episode that was not centered around Vienna and Kasey.  Minus the stupid kissing contest we saw very little of them and it was nice.  Oh and Kasey's story about his grandmother and why he needed the money.  Not to be mean (OK I am being mean) but I bet anything there is no sick grandmother.
  •  Hate that William had to go.  Was so wishing that Kasey was on the way out.  And of course Melissa was out and she freaked!  Blake's fault of course...
This is good television people...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I have been thinking...

I know scary right?  As the school year has begun, or almost for me, I have been thinking about my blog and the direction it is going.  I know, I know, I do this every year when the school year and soccer season begins to loom in front of me.  Anyway, no major changes.  I will still watch my shows (and a few new ones that I am going to check out) but I am going to be doing more mom stuff again.  I sometimes forget about the mom stuff and I need to be able to vent and talk as needed. 

I have been reading this book (yes I do read a lot) and in it the main character writes bits of advice for her granddaughter (to be determined) as she muddles through dating life.  I think I might trying writing down some of my advice for my children as well.  I mean I have so much knowledge about how to screw things up that I should share this with someone. 

Anyway, looking forward to the week ahead.  I am so glad that everyone is doing well after Irene.  My family in NC is a little beat up but fine.  Wish me luck tomorrow as I meet the parents of the children in my new classes this year.  I try to make a good impression but I do have a tendency to talk.  And yes I know that you are all shocked. 

Later y'all

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ok this is random...

Two headings on on top of the other.  I just thought it was funny...

First:   Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Get Their Own Barbies

and #2:  Simon Cowell Wants to Be Frozen When He Dies

Do you think that Simon could be frozen as a Barbie?  Does anyone else find this funny or am I really that tired?  Oh and get a look at these barbies. 

nope not even close...

Hot and Crazy...

I was reading David Dust's blog and he posted a picture about being "cute" and "psycho" (see post here).  This post reminded me of How I Met Your Mother (as so many things do because I love that show) and Barney's Hot/Crazy scale.  You remember the scale...a woman can be crazy as long as she is equally hot. 

This just made me smile today.  Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Protect and Serve - The Bachelor Pad

Just a few little observations from this stupid ass show last night...

13 - The number of times Kasey said Protect to Vienna last night.

 2 - The number of times I almost threw up in my mouth....once when Erica was talking about Jake's package and then again when Erica kissed Jake (bless Jake's heart, he will do anything for a vote).

75 - The number of minutes that I actually missed Dave and Natalie from last season and wish that they would take the place of Vienna and Kasey.

5 - Number of minutes I laughed at the stupid fight that Kasey and Vienna go into last night. 

3 - Number of times Mike's face made me feel sorry for him about still being in love with Holly.

17 - The number of times that I thought that Kasey was an idiot during the show (and that is a low number for last night)

22 - Number of times I questioned my sanity for watching this show last night.

I was a little surprised at how abruptly the show ended but I guess it made for "good" TV.  Till next week.

Been a little busy...

I feel like I have been out of the loop this week.  I hope that everyone is doing OK and I will be checking in.  I returned to work and am trying to get my classroom together for the new school year.  Missing everyone and I will be back to blogging next week (if not before). 

Oh and my kids started school this week as well.  I have a 2nd grader and a 4th grader now.  So far so good.  I will keep you posted.  Love and miss...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Have your pet spayed or neutered...

The headline reads "Kevin Federline Welcomes His Fifth Child"..seriously are you telling me this man is still reproducing?  I cannot believe that he has (and can support) 5 children.  OK I know that he does not really have to support 2 of them but still.  By the way, who looks more pregnant in this picture.  Some men just need to get a vasectomy and some women can do better. 

The Bachelor Pad - I love Chris Harrison!

This show is beyond me...yet I still watch!  Just a few observations from last night.....
  • Kasey is a crazy ass idiot.  Vienna has him so whipped that he truly believes that he is the Godfather of this game.  He wants Jake gone so bad that he laughs the maniacal laugh and plots his revenge.  What the hell did Jake do to you?  Oh and "Protect" you tool.  Is that the only word you know?
  • The competition was an egg toss and the boys threw at the girls and vice versa.  The questions were mean "who do you find the least attractive" and for the people that got hit you felt kind of bad but then you realize that they signed up for the game and that feeling passes.  
  • Vienna is an excellent actress.  Seriously she is really good...
The reason I love Chris Harrison so much is that last night when Vienna was bitching about being forced to be in the house with Jake, Chris looked at her and said "no one is forcing you to be here. there is a door and another door.  you can leave anytime"  I loved it.  Of course Vienna looked shell shocked and kind of stupid but she was not leaving.  Then the twist happened.  No boys were leaving, everyone had to vote out 2 girls.  Vienna sat on the couch screaming to her people, "if we all sit here they can't do this, this is cheating".  Look bitch ABC can do whatever they want, its their show.

Gia gets pissed and walks out when she realizes that Kasey is a big fat tool and liar.  So everyone has to vote for 1 more girl.  Sooooooooo it ends up being Jackie and then Ames in his goofy ass way decides to leave with her.  My goodness what will happen next week...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SYTYCD...and the winner is!

The night was full!  Full of dancing, full of tears, full of self congratulatory judges and full of fillers (the point of the Glee thing?).  I was glad to see Jesse Tyler Ferguson back for the finale but I could have done without Robin "her face does not move" Antin.  As always to fill the 2 hour results show, each judge gets to pick his or her favorite dances.  Most of the choices from the season I would agree with.  I had a few questions about some of the group numbers but again I know a lot of that is to make sure that everyone can get changed. 

Then they started eliminating.  Tadd was the first to shock there.  He did admit he was only 5'4" (which explains his heels last night in his number with Sasha).  So with a smile and a bouquet of flowers (?) Tadd went on his merry way.  Next to go was Marko.  Again no real surprise.  We all knew that it was going to come down to the girls.  I actually was a big fan of Marko and was so glad that he did so well.  He is an amazing dancer and he seemed like a genuine nice guy. Again with the flowers and Marko left the stage.

And the winner is......Melanie.  I think that I knew this would happen since the first week.  She has been amazing all season and I definitely think that she deserved it.  Big props to Sasha.  She was phenomenal and so talented. 

Another season over and no more Nigel for awhile (am I glad about that).  I know many dogged this season but I enjoyed it.  My only issue was that I never found a dancer that I loved.  Oh well there is always next season.  Congrats to Melanie (and Sasha too).

Are You Ready For Some Football....

Tonight is the night.  The NFL is back.  I know that it is just preseason but I am still excited to realize that the long summer is almost over and football has begun. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SYTYCD - Who wins it????

So who is going to win?  I just finished watching the finale of So You Think You Can Dance and it really can be no one except Melanie or Sasha.  I cannot see how either of the boys could win.  I actually like (not love) all of the final 4 but it just has to be the girls.  Favorite routines of the night…Sasha and Mark’s (loved him a lot) Sonya piece, Joshua (and I loved him too) and Tadd’s Lil C routine and Marko and Lauren's routine (by Sandra someone).   Am I wrong about the girls?  Who do you think will win it?

Divorce is a Bitch...

Originally there was talk that J Lo might not return to Idol for the new season.  She might hold out for more money,  not enough time with the family, working harder on the career…we heard it all.  Now that Mr. Anthony is no longer in the picture, it looks like J Lo is going back to work.  In fact all of last year’s judges will be back to American Idol; even Steven Tyler. Excited or not?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Battle of the Boy Bands

Isn't this what will keep us awake at night?  Who was the better Boy Band?  NSync or The Backstreet Boys?  I was reading an article on by Mandi Bierlyas she gave her opinion and offered up the great debate.  And it got me to thinking...who was the better group?  Of course recognize that The Jackson 5 was the first group that I remember.  New Edition was the first one that I adored.  Then along came the rest of them.


I adored N Sync.  Keep in mind that when N Sync hit it big I was in my late 20s.  Yes that is right, in my late 20s lusting after 17 and 18 year olds (and JT was even younger).  I had tickets to their concert in Charlotte.  Even if I was 8 months pregnant (which I was) and it was the middle of summer (and it was hot as shit), I was going to that concert.  For some reason or another the concert was cancelled and I cried for 2 days (I like to think that I am a fairly sane person) blaming it on the hormones.  So whenever anyone debates the two groups I have to question how there is any comparison.

I know, I know The Backstreet Boys came first but N Sync became a cultural iconic symbol.  Bye Bye Bye is known by everyone.  And the popularity of Justin Timberlake just further solidifies what we all know.  There is no debate, N Sync wins hands down.  I still listen to N Sync as do my children.  And I am impervious to teasing.  I know my music people....

The Bachelor Pad -My IQ just went down 50 points

I am not recapping this show.  I can't.  It is too dumb.  But I will include a few bullet points of the highlights just so you can understand the pure unmitigated stupidity of the entire show.  The show began with everyone arriving at the house.  Let me reiterate that I adore Chris Harrison but I do wonder how he can continue to keep a straight face as this franchise continues. 
  • This girl Erica that walks around in a tiara had a few good nuggets of blond wisdom and I quote "Its a good astrological time for me" and "my morals aren't really that strict"  Yeah she is a peach.
  • As Jake gave Vienna (yeah the show was all about them) a rose to save her Gia looked on and said "are you really that dumb".  I have to agree Gia.  
  • The first challenge was the couples straddling each other and see who could do it the longest.  It was a lovely visual.  It really was as Chris Harrison smirks on the sidelines.  There may have been a mention of an erection.  Quality television people.  
  • Kasey is an idiot.  He is drinking the cool-aid that Vienna is selling him.  She has that boy snowed with the constant talk of him "protecting" her.  Protecting her from what?  Jake yelled at her once.  Shut up already.  By the way Kasey and Vienna said protect 23 times that I counted.  
  • I know that this is an unpopular opinion but I believe Jake and what happened with the breakup  Now I believe that he is just as much of a fame whore as Vienna is but she seems dramatic, stupid and manipulative.  He just wants to be on TV.  
  • The two that were booted this first episode I did not even know.  Justin (meathead idiot) and Alli.  
So that was the show in a nutshell.  I hate that this whole thing is about Jake and Vienna and I do hope that this does not continue.  Her fake "I am so scared" face when he walks in the room annoys the crap out of me.  I will try to watch next week but if I continue all season I may not have an IQ left.  Just sayin...

Is everyone doing All-stars? ANTM announces 14 flashbacks

The women of the all-star cast include: Shannon Stewart (Cycle 1), Camille McDonald (Cycle 2), Brittany Brower (Cycle 4), Lisa D’Amato (Cycle 5), Bre Scullark (Cycle 5), Bianca Golden (Cycle 9), Dominique Reighard (Cycle 10), Isis King (Cycle 11), Sheena Sakai (Cycle 11), Allison Harvard (Cycle 12), Laura Kirkpatrick (Cycle 13), Angelea Preston (Cycle 14), Kayla Ferrel (Cycle 15) and Alexandria Everett (Cycle 16).

Now some of these I don't remember and of course some I do.  I had sworn off ANTM because I could no longer stomach Tyra Banks but this might me interesting.  Sheena against Camille; Bianca against Dominique; and Lisa just being Lisa.  I might watch at least the first episode.

Anyone you remember?

Monday, August 8, 2011

OK OK I am going to watch tonight...

Tonight is the beginning of The Bachelor Pad.  I was not going to watch.  I really, really wasn't.  But the more I read about the stupid activity that will go on in the "pad", I could not resist.  So yes I will watch and I might even make snarky comments and lament about how stupid these people are.  But I will still watch.  Just an FYI...

PS why are they always in bathing suits?

Project Runway All-stars...

Not so sure about the judges (don't really know who they are except for Isaac).

But I cannot wait to see the designers mix it up.  And yep that is Kenley (yuck yuck double yuck) sitting on that couch (along with Mondo and Anthony and many others that I love).

Bring on the all-stars.  But not until later this year they said. 

PS  Is that the weirdo girl that spits on clothes before she makes them?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Really Tyra - But she is smizing...

So Tyra hopped out of bed this morning and thought that (a) this outfit would be perfect for the Teen Choice Awards (that's right teen) and (b) I really, really want to be Catwoman at some point in my life.  Does anyone think that this was a good idea?
Seriously does she not get enough attention?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

No real surprises...SYTYCD

I don't think that anyone was surprised tonight on SYTYCD when the final 4 were announced.  Did anyone honestly think that it would not be Sasha, Tadd, Melanie and Marko?  I actually felt bad for Caitlynn and Ricky.  I think that they must have known going in that they were not going to be in the finale.  I am happy with the final 4 and think that all is well deserved.  Now the real question is...will the winner be Melanie or Sasha because I do believe that it will come down to the two girls?  Oh and did anyone find out about the Tadd and Jess smacker from last week yet?  I have done some searching and still got nuthin. 

I love JT...

Just saw this movie and love, love, love Justin Timberlake.  The movie itself was cute (typical Rom-com) and Mila Kunis has always been a favorite of mine (ya'll know that I loved That 70's Show).  If you want a fun, girly afternoon this is what to go see. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Help - Ashamed or not?

OK I am a little conflicted.  Have you read the book The Help or will you see the movie?  If you don't know what it is about, the book basically is told from the point of view of "the help" during the civil rights movement in Alabama.  The black women who took care of the white families and the way in which they were treated.  The book is well written and extremely entertaining and it teaches a lesson without being preachy.  With that said, here is my issue...

I grew up in North Carolina.  We had help.  Not like my mother did.  She had full-time, every day but Sunday help in her house.  Our "help" came 3 days a week.  I never thought of Alberta as "help".  She was part of the family.  Now I know that in the 80's it was completely different than it was in the 60's (when the book was based) but I am not sure that I can stomach so many people speaking so badly about something that is not their history.  For better or for worse, this was our history. 

I may not agree with the way that people were treated and it disgusted me, when reading the book, how so many southern white people treated black people as beneath them.  But and this is a controversial but, they did not know any better.  This does not make them ignorant or stupid, it makes them cocooned and small town.  When you never leave your home and you stay in your small southern town, things do not change.  Ever!  Of course there was prejudice and of course there was mistreatment, and I do not condone that, but not every situation was an awful one. 

My mother was practically raised by Willie Mae and loved her with all her heart.  Willie Mae sat in the front seat of the car and ate in the kitchen (at the table with the children).  She received bonuses, days off and was able to bring her children to work as needed.  Yes, she was treated differently but my grandparents loved her and depended on her.  They were a product of their history and their environment.

I watched Regis and Kelly the other day and Kelly had some derogatory statement about the South when talking about the book and the movie.  It just rubbed me the wrong way.  Yes, there are stupid, mean ignorant people in the South but there are those people everywhere.  It does not mean that we are all like that.  Plus, not every situation was like what was depicted in the book.  That's why it is called fiction people. 

As I step down off of my soapbox (and I will) just note.  Some of the best people I know (including my parents) were raised by these wonderful women.  Obviously they did something right as did the ones that hired them.  The South is the South.  We cannot go back and change what was in the past but at some point you have to accept that they happened and that not every person who lived during this time was a mean white bitch who hated all black people. 

Side note...I cried like a baby when Alberta died.  She was the most motherly, warm, gracious, beautiful person I knew and she had a hand in helping me become who I am.  I would not change that for anything. 

Why oh why didn't I have babies with this guy...

Hayek's Husband's Ex Demanding $46,000 In Child Support Battle 

The man who is married to Selma Hayek is reportedly the father of Linda Evangelista's 4 year old son.  I could have had children with him for this kind of money....

Ok maybe not...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's finally over...

I will admit that I have wasted a good portion of my summer watching the Bachelorette.  The show was dumb from the beginning and then just got dumber.  Thank goodness for Tivo and the ability to fast forward through stupid, cheesy sections of the show (OK that was most of the show).  Last night was the "final rose" (would anyone ever have Chris Harrison's job) and many tuned in to see if Ashley (bless her heart) would choose Ben or JP.

The story had already leaked that Ashley chose JP but everyone (meaning me) wanted to see the proposal.  I watched the end.  I did not watch the uncomfortable meeting of the parents or the reflections and deep thoughts of all three of the final people.  I just wanted to see the rejection and the proposal.

Ben was a gentlemen (and even on the final rose he was still a gentlemen).  Of course he was angry when he received his rejection but he never said a bad word or a mean thing to Ashley.  He just told her that they could not be friends (and why would you want to be).  As for JP, I know that many did not like him but I was always a fan of JP.  He was cute, attentive and possibly too good for Ashley.  Yes he got a little jealous but who wouldn't.

So the show is over and now the burning question is....will I watch The Bachelor Pad (of course I will).  No I guess we are all left to wonder how long the relationship between Ashley and JP will last (if at all) and will she really move to New York.  And will Ashely ever believe that people actually like her and will she stop wearing the tight pants that make her look bowlegged?  These are the things that keep me up at night.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1 - Here we go....

As I was perusing my friend, David Dust's blog yesterday I noticed that he had a link on his page for My Fitness Pal.  So I checked it out and now I have signed up.  This website allows you to record your food and exercise daily so that you can lose weight.  Now I put on some lbs on vacation.  Big time (and I do mean big) so now that we the summer is coming to an end I need to get back on the healthy train.  I will be 40 next year (dammit) and I refuse to be one of those people that puts on weight every year and never gets rid of it.  So hear we go, Day 1 of my weight loss and I will keep you posted.  I am not reporting in to David Dust's good days and bad days right now until I actually have some good days to report.