Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I have a lot to say about both DWTS and Idol. . . don't worry I plan on spending my lunch hour gathering my thoughts on both tomorrow. But while suffering (and by which I mean enjoying way too much) through the two hour fest that is the Idol Finale, I have to wonder how high George Michael's legal fees are. I know he's had some trouble with the law, but this is the second American television he's appeared on this season - and he was pretty much another character on Eli Stone. Which B the W, if you didn't watch Eli Stone, get it on DVD or Tivo or something. Its great, it has a lot of singing, including Mr. Michael and my favorite, Victor Garber. (Who you probably know as either Jennifer Garner's father on Alias or Adam's favorite character in Titanic. Did you know he performed the marriage ceremony for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Victor Garber, not Adam. True story.) George Michael is now performing Pray for Time in the dark. Paula is crying, clearly this requires my full attention.
Oh, before it is too late - I'm on team Cook, we'll see how that goes. . .
Duke Lacrosse - my husband and I almost broke up because of the Duke lacrosse scandal. I'll refrain from making comments but I will say that I am not wearing any royal blue either. Other random note - anyone else notice how many Duke tee shirts they wear on The Paper??? Including a completely inappropriate one that celebrates the raping of strippers. Point is, at least two of the "reporters" have been seen repeatedly wearing Duke tee shirts - I believe it is Trevor (the annoying bully who is really there just to say "yes dear" to the even more annoying Giada.) and one other - I think Dan who is not an editor but wants his own column. I've tried to research but can't figure out if they are going to Duke. I'm assuming.
Humanitarian Assistance (or lack there of) in Afghanistan - this is what my husband does and what the Army felt was so important for him to do that they felt it necessary to recall him from the IRR. Interesting story that basically claims my husband is wasting his time over there. Like I needed NPR to tell me his time could be better spent elsewhere.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Point is - give $3.99 wine a chance. It can't be that bad.
There are no words. . .
While you are there, read his bit about the NPR story today. If I had heard it on Morning Edition and did not just read it, it would have been the best thing I heard on NPR today. So just check it out over there.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Dear Mr. Bezos,
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Fraggle Rock Movie is coming out in 2009! I am very excited about this - I used to watch Fraggle Rock on my Grandma Doyle's tv. I was very little - I don't remember much more about my Grandma's house in MA other than everything was very big and I got to watch Fraggle Rock. I am a little concern about the plot line of this movie - the Fraggles leave Fraggle Rock to explore the human world. I like the Fraggles in their Fraggle Rock world. . .not among our own. What will the Doozer's do?? No matter what, its a great excuse to post the Fraggle theme song here. Enjoy!
Monday, May 12, 2008
As loyal readers know, I am pulling for Jason Taylor in DWTS this year. (Which started 3 months ago. . . its nice to be able to mark deployment time in reality television shows.) But back to Jason Taylor. I'm all for him and Edyta. That said - the football metaphors have to go. The "Super Bowl of Dancing", "rushing to the end zone" etc. I get it. Dan Marino came to talk to him. He plays football, right. He glides like a dolphin. Gotcha, he plays for the Dolphins. They don't make Spanish soap opera metaphors for Cristian. I think that would be more enjoyable then watching Dan Marino pretending to care if Jason Taylor wins DWTS.
BTW - there are a lot of more appropriate photos of Jason Taylor out there, but this one has a baby tiger and a monkey. I think we all know that any other photo doesn't matter.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Here are some fun Army Wife links -
Army Wife Comic - she's not kidding about the leg shaving thing
My favorite Army Wife blog - her entry about saying goodbye still makes me cry, because its 100% accurate
For the loyal RNS readership, some Army Wife, NPR style
The long awaited return of some fabulous Lifetime drama
And last but not least, here is a link to my favorite military spouse tee shirt shop. . . I will take guesses as to which ones I purchased for myself and my husband.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
ps I just now got the name. Honey Moon - like Honeymoon. I was thinking it was some astrological event, like a blue moon. When I googled it for the official site I got all these wedding suggestions and then a light went on and I giggled at how clever those Coors R&D guys are.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Gossip Girl - OMFG, indeed. The show gets more and more awesome as the weeks go on. I have to say overall the strike improved television, getting wimpy bad plotlines out of the way and bringing shows back strong. Its like frozen orange juice without adding all the water. I also sat next to a real life Chuck Bass last night. After having dinner with a friend, I faced a long ride home on the metro and a tiny bladder. I decided to stop in a hotel to use their facilities and so as not to unfairly impose, had a glass of wine at the bar. This 20-something guy was there, chatting it up with Jorge the bartender about the new carpet in the lobby and why it was better than the old carpet. He was also allowed to control the television in the bar. Yeah, thats power.
DWTS - A lot of over hype about Cristian's arm. I wonder if the Chiliean Air Force will be paying for the surgery. Actually what is his status in the Air Force? Is he on a leave of absence whule starring in soap operas? Anyway, I hope he heals though I think that no disco ball trophy would be worth further injury. And I love Jason Taylor. I miss MNF and always having to watch but inevitably my kicker is playing in the game and I need him to score an improbable 27 points to when Fantasy Football that week. But point being, Jason's paso doble was a nice treat. And he's adorable. With a big A little dor, big A again. Yeah, AdorAble.
Idol - Again a lot of hype this week. Who cares if Idol is fixed or not. If you are watching it for the intense human drama, I think you're missing the point. You should be watching it for Neil Diamond and the awesome cover band renditions of his songs. Who cares if the winner is really chosen by my votes or not? I just like to watch the Idols try to make sense of Mariah Carey week followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber week followed by Neil Diamond - and trying to make it all topical to today's music. Awesome.
ANTM - Tyra is killing me. I am getting ready to either a) break up with ANTM or b) have to fast forward through Tyra's speaking parts. I love the Paulina addition though - and her passive agressive threat to take over as host of ANTM. And note to Tyra. . .stop calling yourself Momma. Its weird. Note to America - Whitney's size 10 body is really not obese. Lastly, note to Whitney - if you didn't have such a nasty attitude, you may be the first "plus size" (normal size) winner of ANTM. (Which B the W, who cares if Italian Vogue doesn't feature "plus size" models. . . when is the last time Italian Vogue featured on of the ANTM winners?? I think that the KMart contracts they end up with tend to be pretty well suited to the normal woman.)
The Bachelor - I will be shocked if Matt doesn't pick Shane. They seem sort of suited to each other. . . not really famous for any reason, but just sort of hanging out and spending money. But the real news is that apparently my favorite Bachelor Andy Baldwin is now stationed in DC. Oh yeah. And he loves the nightlife. I was going to say I can't wait to see him out and about, but I'm not so much out and about lately. . . perhaps I will have to start so I have the opportunity to see him and try to work the Duke ROTC connection.