Friday, September 30, 2005

Let's Get Some Things Straight

I think I might have to clear some things up because my post of two days ago might have gotten misconstrued.

I'm not gonna lie - I like watching the TV. I like to turn on the MTV and see a nice episode of My Super Sweet Sixteen, but I think I like that so I can say "hey Jane, check out this bitch," and then we can talk about how the little hussies who are 15 going on 16 are just a bunch of shallow, self-involved, arrogant hos. I also like to watch Reality Shows with former Reality Stars, like that show Bravo was running that had the former Real Worlders doing physical challenges. There were other reality TV "stars" but I didn't know most of them, except Evan Marriot, because come on people, don't be acting like you didn't watch the finale of Joe Millionaire. I tihnk over 50 million people did and I was one of 'em!

ANYWAY, while I do like to watch the TV, I don't organize my day around it. Like last night I had a meeting so I missed Survivor. I did manage to watch Alias while I was ripping my split club tickets, but I didn't hear all of it cause they were like whispering. I did however see Vaughn get all freaking shot up (more on that later). But my point is this - I CAN miss a TV show and still function, it's just that if I'm home I like to watch it. What else am I going to do, play computer games? HAHA - just kidding. I guess I could read, but I started a book a few weeks back and I'm just not into it. And I still can't get back into that Harold Potter book, why did that JK Rowling have to make them so damned long? She did it on purpose I tell you. She made the first one nice and short to get us hooked, then she started making them longer and longer, now you have to read through 100 pages before Harry even leaves the Dursleys, and by page 200 he's still chilling like a MoFo waiting to head off to school. That new book came out (something about a prince) and I was like "Yeah, not buying that shit..." I haven't got time to read about how he's pissed off about not being a Prefect or not getting any booty at Hogwarts. Tough times abound all over Harry!

In any case, I want to clear up that I don't arrange myself around my TV; if I see it, I see it, if I can't, I try to tape it (or make a frantic call to my cousin to tape it for me) but if I miss it (like last night), it's all good. I think my previous post lead people to believe that I was watching TV 24/7 or something. But I don't - I miss some shows. And I'll survive...somehow. Which is more than I can say for Brianna - who I hear got voted out on Survivor last night. Sorry Paul - best wishes to your remaining team member, and so much for that flying under the radar plan you had!

My next post will deal with the death of Michael Vaughn and my unhappiness with Alias's producers, directors, writers and all those who work, associate or provide goods or services to the American Broadcasting System. They are lucky I'm dying to figure out what's going on in that hatch on Lost, or else I'd start my boycott, similar to the Survivor boycott of '02 and '03. It wasn't pretty folks (no water cooler talk for a whole year!)

Ciao people - and if you are free on Sunday, come on out to the Ironworker's Hall for Tricia's benefit - it's 1-6 and tickets are 20 bucks each. You know you want the beer and pizza! And if you aren't free just give me twenty bucks for the cause! You can afford it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Miss Madeline!

Here is the most recent picture of Miss Madeline - Amy said her nickname is Chubbs (because of the double chin) but I think that is just the way she was sitting. Although I did tell my friend Marcie the other day that her (Madeline's) cheeks were pushing the maximum weight density. She is just so damned cute though!!!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, Tuesday

Just sing that title to the tune of Monday, Monday and you'll understand where I'm coming from. I have to say that if I was ever thinking of writing a song about a day, it would be about Friday. Friday is just full of promise. You have the whole weekend stretched out in front of you, and every other Friday, my work presents me with a check in exchange for the "work" I've done in the previous two weeks. Plus, there is Friday Fish Fry, which is also fun and delcious. Yes, I think it is safe to say I would be able to write a song about Friday fairly easily.

So the TV season is in full swing, and my friend Rob (Bob) said that he has a grid to keep track of his TV watching and I laughed my ass off until I realized that I too need a grid or some sort of Excel spreadsheet to keep track. I also need to purchase some blank tapes as I'm too poor for TiVo. First and foremost, they have moved Alias to Thursday nights against Survivor. While Survivor does piss me off, I have to watch it since it's the program of choice in my house, and cause I have money riding on it. And whle I love Alias, I am very upset about their choice to off Vaughn from the show, so I'll be showing my non-support by setting the VCR each week. I hope their ratings go in the toilet and the ad prices go down for them and they realize how damned stupid they are being. STUPID!

Next up, we have the Amazing Race and Nip/Tuck. Tonight's Amazing Race is going to be on from 9-11 p.m. - but I have a meeting this evening, so I said I would tape it. But oh, no, Nip/Tuck is on at 10 p.m. What am I going to do, my VCR is already taken up! What if I get home at like 10:15 and I miss the beginning, you can't miss the beginning, I mean, it's not like the episodes are the same each week. You just don't know who is going to sleeping with who and who is going to be fathering someone's child, it could be status quo one week and all up in the air the next. What is a girl to do?

Also, I've been watching Vegas this season, which runs at 9 p.m., just after Kitchen Confidential is on. Now you might ask why I'm watching some cheddar new show on Fox, but Bradley Cooper of Alias (and Wedding Crasher) fame is on it. So I'm giving it a whirl. Now it wasn't laugh out loud funny, but I thought it would do in a pinch. However, if one night of TV must go, it would be Monday. I'm not commited to Vegas like I'm commited to Lost, which is just confusing me more and more as the episodes fly by. What happened to the freaking raft for crying out loud?!?!

So there you have it folks - my problems in a nutshell. I don't know how I'm going to deal with all this TV confusion. Maybe they have a support group for people like me, but it would have to meet on Friday or Saturday when I don't have any TV to watch. Cause Sunday is Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy night.

And does anyone else thing that Ty Pennington from that Amazing House Makever bullshit show is just so full of shit? I love how he forces to squeak out a few tears each episode, like he really gives two shakes of a stick. And I swear to god, him and his "secret special" room need to get out of the closet right now and admit they are in love with the lighting specialist.

Vallon - OUT

Monday, September 19, 2005

Arrrghhh Maties - it's Arrived!

It's finally September 19th - the Official

Talk Like a Pirate Day

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