Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I'm On A Short Hiatus

Just like some of my favorite shows, I've decided to take a short hiatus. Life has taken a turn for the hectic and in addition, some skeletons from my past are dancing around in my head so I need to work out and work on some things for a bit. I just need some time to breathe and have a few drinky drinks and I'll be back in a few! :)

Los abrazos y besas!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

TV Rants and Raves For The Week So Far

Ok, first off I have to talk about The Amazing Race. I am glad, SO GLAD that Uchenna and Joyce won and not Rob and Amber! I was originally rooting for Lynn and Alex, but since they were eliminated, Uchenna and Joyce was the team for me. I didn't mind Ron and Kelly either, until their fighting got worse and then Ron turned into an ass. I cannot stand Rob and Amber! He is such an asshole, which makes her one by association and also because of the fact that she went along with his shadiness, and by them not winning is karma just coming back to stick it to them in the ass! I love how Uchenna and Joyce would not cross the finish line until they paid the cab driver. I'm sure production was loving this because it made for good ratings. I wonder if there was talk amongst the other race participants and Phil at the finish about how they were there, but begging for the last $25 for the cab. If I were one of the teams waiting, I would be digging into my pockets and see if I had the money to give them so that they could pay the driver and win the thing already! HAHA I wonder how long they were actually out there. And editing made it seem like Rob and Amber were right around the corner just seconds into pulling into the parking lot. I hate how editing manipulates you! YAY Uchenna and Joyce!

Damn 24! I hate how they intertwine this sappy romance BS into the show. I love the storyline and action, but it's such a turn off when they throw in a dash of drippy sappy lines here, with a handful of romance crap there. The scenes with Audrey and Jack are fine, but the ones with Tony and Michelle just make me want to throw up! What's with the "I never wanted things to end up this way...I can't live without you" crap? This isn't the show for that! It's not daytime television!

Family Plots--I love them! Not so fond of Rick, and Chuck is just something else, but overall they seem like such nice caring people! I want them to handle my arrangements when it's my time to go.

Trading Spaces--I hate the new format without Paige. I love how there is a carpenter for each house now, and the ending where the designer and carpenter gets to actually watch and speak with the homeowners afterwards. I still feel that there is a big part of the show missing and that is Paige Davis. Her personality and charisma brought something extra to the show and that presence is missed!

While You Were Out--Love the show, love Evan, but please...he needs to cut his hair! I want to apply for the show, but it would be such a big production to get Alex, the kids, and the dog out for a few days. Besides, I don't know how I would pull it off because Alex often watches the show with me. Hmm...maybe I should apply anyway. I mean, what are the chances of getting picked? But if I am, can I have John Bruce?

I haven't finished catching up on Tivo for the week because we've been so busy and also because of the new sewing machine. Oh, and add Netflix to that list. Tonight's Apprentice night though. I don't care for either of the two. Tana reminds me of a bad drag queen and Kendra is just damn annoying, but I think Tana is the more qualified to win. We'll see what happens!

And How Was Your Weekend?

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I am one of them and had a nice mother's day. I woke up to breakfast in bed on Sunday morning, followed by cards and gifts. We hung out at home for the rest of the day and got take-out for dinner. It was a nice family, low key day.

Monday was my 31st birthday. No biggie. I think nowadays I get more excited about my kid's or even my husband's birthday, but not so much mine. I did wake up and walk down the hall to some really cool and cute birthday decorations. I also got a basket full of white and milk chocolate dipped strawberries delivered around lunchtime. My parents made a birthday dinner for me at their house that night, so those were all nice and thoughtful gestures. Alex ordered my cake from Freeport Bakery, which was a 1/4 sheet Fruit Tart that I wanted. OMG, that was the best! It is so good, with a shortbread crust and custard filling topped with an assortment of fresh fruit. We finished off the rest of it last night and it was still soooo good! Ooh, I have to tell you...what I did get excited about this year, besides my Fruit Tart, was my combined Mother's Day/Birthday gift...a sewing machine complete with a bag to carry the thing around in! TA DA! It's the shit! It's not exactly the one that I wanted (the one that I wanted ended up being over a $1000! WTF?!), but it's still a fancy one with embroidery stitches, an automatic buttonhole feature, pedal control, fancy stitches, etc. and it's the brand that I wanted. I can't believe that my husband remembered that! I just couldn't wait to use it. I had some fabric lying around so I made 2 pillows for the kids and 4 bean bags for them to toss around and make up a game with. I've also mended some clothes, but I'm ready for a project...a beginner's project. I'm teaching myself how to use this thing because I'm too shy to take my free class, but I think I'm doing pretty well so far. I bought a book titled Sewing 101 with some great info and beginner's projects so I can't wait to pick one out and get started on that.

Anyway, we've been really busy around here. Between my son's baseball events and my physical therapy and other day to day things, we only have 1 day out of the week that we're home, so we've (well, Alex really) been having to squeeze a lot of things into that one day, grocery shopping, errands, laundry, etc. Stress!

So what's new with you?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Child, Do You Need an Intervention?

You know, it's amazing what people do in the name of love. You would think that if someone was treating you like the lowest, stinkest shit on the earth and continued to do so, you would leave. Get out. Go away, far away from the situation as possible. Just leave the relationship and say fuck it because, come on now, who wants to deal with that kind of bullshit? You should never be with someone that continually breaks you down so that they can feel superior. But alas, some people like that kind of drama and just keep running back to a bad situation almost like it's an addiction.

My batphone rang again today, and it's my Phone-a-Friend on the other end. Yes, the one that always keeps me in the know. (Love you! ;)) Apparently someone did not participate in yesterday's affirmation because after all the drama that went down, after all the hurtful words that were spoken, after that person took their shit, left and said that they were done...THEY WENT BACK! WHAT THE FUCK!?! Why? WHY!?! Please help me understand! No seriously, help me understand not only why you went back to this bullshit situation, but also what things you love about The Asshole because frankly I don't see any remote redeeming qualities there. Look friend, you can do SOOOOOO much better than that! You don't need all that crap that is continuously flung at you. Please stop putting up with all the bullshit because you don't deserve to be treated that way. Can you tell me why you want to be with said Asshole? What things do you love about them? Because if you can name one good reason why you love The Asshole and continue to be treated like this, then tell me and I'll never say any stink thing about the Degrader-that-says-awful-things-to-you-and-you-keep-staying-
with-that-person ever again. Pinky swear. I love you Friend and only want what's best for you!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The WTF of the day

So last night, Tivo and I sat down to watch Penn & Teller's BULLSHIT episode on Family Values. I could not believe that they had someone on there named Richard Cohen that claims to have the ability to turn gay people straight! He also says that he used to be gay himself, but through sexual reorientation, has been healed. (For further bullshit info on his bullshit and also info on the International Healing Foundation and their bullshit, you can click here and it will take you to the aformentioned, or rather Dick's website) Or to save you the trouble, here are some of the bullshit facts on their home page:

-No one is born with same-sex attractions.
-People can choose to change from a homosexual to a heterosexual orientation.
-Change is possible.

He appparently also has 2 books out:

-Coming Out Straight--Understanding and Healing Homosexuality
-Gay Children, Straight Parents--A Plan for Family Healing

What the fuck is that all about? Do you, Mr. Cohen, think that everyone that is gay chooses to be gay, in a world full of hate and intolerance? Do you think that they made their choice to be gay because they just thought it was cool and didn't feel like having the same rights as straight people have? No one, well that I know of, just wakes up one morning and says "Hmm...today feels like a homo day for me. I'll be gay today!" What, do you think they caught the Homo virus and need to be healed? Dick, what cheap ass crack are you smoking?! What is your problem with homosexuality? And why do you feel the need to be the savior of all that is homosexual? They're not sick, they're human!

I was sitting there infront of the TV last night and just couldn't believe all this shit that he was saying. AND--I couldn't believe that there were people actually coming to see him for his healing services, because someone didn't like who they were and said they're supposed to be something else. Someone out there convinced them that homosexuality is wrong. Someone convinced them that they were sick for being gay. Someone told them that God hated them and they were going to burn in hell for all eternity. Why can't we as a society just let people be? Don't we have bigger things to worry about?

If anyone out there thinks that I'm the crazy one and that I'm missing the mark, by all means please enlighten me. I'd like to hear what you have to say.

By the way, this Dick was just a tiny tidbit in a half hour show. There was a lot of other bullshit on there, but this whole thing with Mr. Dick and the sexual reorientation and healing took the "Don't Make Me Blog About You" award for the day!

Say what Phone-a-Friend?!

I love it when my batphone rings with juicy tidbits! Not that I'm revelling in other people's drama, because I love and truly care for the unnamed people that have been affected by this drama. I also love being kept in the know! I don't get out much (lately it's only been to drs appointments), and although my daily life is busy, nothing new rarely goes on so I'll take what I can get.

Let's all pause and do an affirmation. Everyone grab your mirrors and say:

"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and god dammit people like me!"

Say it. Again. Again. AGAIN! One more verse, same as the first! Shampoo, rinse, repeat! Listen to yourself as you say these words! Shout it! One more final time, but with conviction!
Ok, enough of that.

I just wanna say, that if someone is treating you like shit, and/or it's the same undeserving bullshit over and over, dump her or him (I'm equal opportunist) and move on! I know, easier said than done, right? Well, take it one day at a time and things will be better before you know it. It could be a day, week, or even a year, but it'll happen. All it takes is one foot in front of the other. A great group of friends (or any support system you have) and a favorite comfort food also helps, so you may want to stock up on both for the healing process. No turning around, no running back.

Anyway, thank you Phone-a-Friend for always keeping me in the know! Love you! :)