Friday, July 20, 2012

Project Runway...well we will see!

I never recap this show (others do it better) but I had a few observations from last night's fairly boring season premiere.

  • The Times Square thing was kind of cool but I will bet many of those fans could not see a damn thing.
  • I love Lauren Graham but she had very little to say and her comments were not all that great.
  • Gunnar, really?  I read somewhere that is name sounded like a Slytheran name for sure.  Loved the reference.  He is just trying for airtime (and succeeding) but it seems put on and stupid to me.  So I will try not to mention him again.  
  • Loved Ven and think that the win should have gone to him.  Both his pieces were great and I enjoyed his aesthetic.  
  • Christopher was entertaining.  His dress and the movement was wonderful but his second dress sucked.  He should not have won but what do I know?
  • Loved when Christopher called Gunnar out for being on the wrong show (he should have been on Toddlers and Tiaras) hilarious.  (sorry mentioned Gunnar again)
  • The man with the big hair and Chinese accent (don't know his name yet) was a little weird but entertaining so far.  He might get on my nerves but we will see...
As for everyone else, I am just not sure yet.  I have no idea who they are or who they will be on television.  The right person went home (Beatrice I think) only because I am sick of people going on this show who cannot sew.  !0 seasons in you should know better.  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Emmy Nominations - Well hmmm

I want to begin this by saying, I have an immature view of television.  I enjoy television as a diversion from my life and to that effect, I do not want to be made to think too much.  I love comedies and dramas but my dramas have to be with a hint of comedy.  Who wants to switch off the television and be depressed, I mean really what is the point.  So with all of that said, I have many, many issues with the Emmy nominations. 

  • Once Upon a Time is one of the most creative shows on television and no one thinks it is worthy of any awards?
  • Has anyone seen Casey Wilson on Happy Endings?  Her character is one of the funniest on television and she does not get a nod?
  • No drama on network television was nominated.  Not one!  Revenge, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Parenthood and I could go on.  Many people in this world do not have cable.  Just sayin.
  • Veep and Girls over Cougartown, How I Met Your Mother (one of its best seasons this year), Happy Endings, New Girl and so on.  Just because a show is on HBO does not mean that it is good. 
  • I feel as if the supporting acting categories have been taken over by Modern Family this year.  I love the show.  I do.  But do all of them deserve to be on the list this year?
I could go on and I am sorry.  Ya''ll know I love the award shows and this one in particular because I am such a television fanatic.  I watch a lot of television!  I just have a hard time stomaching the fact that I am looking at a list of nominations of people on shows that I never watch.  

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bachelorette Tonight!

Tonight is the night that we have all been waiting for.  No not the Bachelorette finale when Emily chooses the lucky man (Jef is the assumption).  Tonight is the "Men Tell All" episode when all of the discarded men get together and talk trash about Emily and Emily gets to pointedly ask questions to the men that said things to the camera that she discovered after the fact.  Kalon will get grilled, Sean will be swooned over, Ryan will be the villain and then the ones that we never really knew will just sit there and hope to get on some of the outtakes to extend what is probably their final bit of the 15 minutes that they have left. 

Tune in tonight....

Sunday, July 15, 2012


So I made it home yesterday and this was my first stop....

I am such a creature of habit!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Here we go again....

Heading to NC for a few weeks with the kiddos and my posting will be scarce (actually it is in the summer anyway).  I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of the summer and I will try to stay in touch as much as I can.  My computer does go with me on these treks.   Love to you all and be safe...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Harvard Baseball Team - Call Me Maybe

If you have not seen the Harvard Baseball Team's YouTube rendition of Carly Rae Jepson's Call Me Maybe it is a must see.  My 8 year old daughter watches it over and over again just because.  Hilarious!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Newsroom - is anyone watching?

So I am playing catch up these days but I wanted to give a shout out to Aaron Sorkin's newest show, The Newsroom.  I have watched the first two episodes and I am hooked.  No spoilers because I have not watched last night's show yet but this show is phenomenal.  Remember how much we all loved The West Wing the first 2 or 3 seasons?  Well this is how I am feeling about this show.  Plus, the show airs on HBO which I know gives Sorkin a lot more leeway in his writing.  Jeff Daniels is so believable as a newsman only worried about ratings and Emily Mortimer as his former girlfriend and current EP (executive producer) is deliciously zany.  I know that the reviews have been mixed for the show but I must say that thus far, I am impressed.  I get so frustrated when the "smart" people of the world trash a show for following a format and developing stereotypes (apparently this is an Aaron Sorkin thing) when we (as in everyone) must remember that we are watching the show for entertainment purposes.  Yes, I enjoy snappy dialogue and interesting plots but remember this is television.  It is supposed to be an escape from our real lives.  Let me know if anyone else is watching?  I would love to hear your thoughts...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th

Went to the fireworks at the baseball game last night.  Today we are swimming, drinking beer, and eating hot dogs.  I am attempting to make real macaroni and cheese (none of this box stuff) and chocolate chip cookies.  Are we real Americans or what? 

Have a wonderful 4th of July my friends!