Monday, December 31, 2007

The Goths Missed the U-Turn

Amazing Race Review:
Oooops! Strategy plays an important part in any game, so if you are going to U-Turn someone, ummmm.... make sure they're behind you, maybe, I'm just sayin. The Goths, knew full well that one of the most annoying teams to ever participate in The Amazing Race, Jen and Nate, were in fact behind them. The Goths chose to instead U-Turn the grandfather/grandson team, who were ahead of them. Grandpa and Junior came in second actually behind the Hippies. This proved to be a fatal mistake as the Goths are now eliminated.

There are only 4 teams left, this season seemed to go really fast. We have the Hippies, Rachel and TK, who are so laid back I expect them to oversleep one of these episodes and lose the race. And then there are their opposites, Jen and Nate, they are both wound up tighter than a drum and are ready to explode the minute something goes wrong. So fun to watch them! Also left in the race are the grandfather/grandson recently tattooed team, Nick and Don. I really didn't expect them to get this far. They are slow and at times seem really confused. The grandfather reminds me of Rudy from Survivor 1. Let's not for get Mr. Miyagi and his daughter, Ron and Chris. They are still in it! Ron, the dad, after a reprieve of being a totally prick to his daughter, this week went back to his old ways. I can only imagine after watching himself on TV and the way that he's treated his daughter that Chris must have got some really good Christmas gifts this year.

My pick for the winner. It's a tough one but I'll say Rachel and TK, if they can stay awake.

Friday, December 28, 2007

wymedia Press Release

Boy #3, aka the Geek, and I are on our computers all day. My office and his room are next to each other and we just kind of lean our heads over to our respective doors and trade geek information that we find online. It’s quite comical to see us talking to each other with a wall between us, at least the husband thinks so. The latest information I supplied him with is about wymedia digital distribution 2.0. I have the Press Release here if you are interested:

wymedia’s digital music distribution 2.0 is the future of artist income. Launching in January 2008 wymedia will change the way fans discover your digital content and how you get paid. Independent content publishers share in wymedia monthly income based on their fan traffic, music/video spins and downloads.
Obvious early adopters are musicians, film makers and writers but wymedia’s vision includes artists of all kinds. Tattoo artists, aspiring cooking show creators and even hair stylists have come up with innovative uses for wymedia tools.
wymedia’s digital publishing service puts power into content creator’s hands. wymedia isn’t interested in owning content, we provide economically viable tools for artists to develop their own businesses, mentor new artists and reap the long term benefits of successfully adopted content. wymedia digital distribution 2.0
create. promote. get paid.

Boy #3 is checking the site out now. Wow, he listened to me.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I Can Win Money on Lingo

I watched Lingo again. The red team was kicking ass. They were stringing 5 letter words together like nobodies business. Bye bye yellow team, pick up your departing gifts on your way out cause you got smoked.
Lingo is on at 11:00 pm, so I assumed that I was watching reruns, especially when the kick ass red team got to play Bonus Lingo because they won and when the show ended they had a grand total of $400.00. Yes, the decimal point is in the right place and yes, they have to split their winnings. Hardly worth the bus trip. Winning four hundred dollars on a game show is so 1980's, isn't it?
Let's go to Wikipedia, shall we? Lingo started in the USA in 2002 and Wikipedia tells us, "to present." Hell, I can win money on Lingo, I can spell. But it would cost me more than $400.00 to get to Los Angeles. If Lingo goes on tour, I'm there!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Amazing Race Twists and Turns

Amazing Race Review:
Hey there was a non-repeat show on Sunday! Awesome! My two favorite teams, the Goths and the Hippies had the worst day. Everything went wrong for them. Broken down cars, flat tires, getting lost, loosing clues, I'm surprised they finished this leg of the race. Jennifer and Nate hardly swore at each other, it was kind of disappointing. They can go from "I love you" to "I hate you bitch" in 0.3 seconds, it's really very amusing. Maybe next week.
This past week was a non-elimination week so the Goths that came in last are safe. But a new twist this season, the dreaded "Speed Bump". A task that will spring up at any time during the next leg of the race that only they will have to do.
Let's not forget that a team took the Fast Forward Sunday. The Grandfather/Grandson team. Only once they got to the Fast Forward destination they found out they had to get a tattoo. hehe! There were permanently tattooed with the letters FF (Fast Forward) on the shoulders. That came in first though!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Boring Television and I'm Not Stupid

I know that during the blessed holiday season television consists of repeats and Christmas specials, I know that. But still I grab the remote and try to find something to watch. NBC and ABC have attempted a radical move. Yes, radical baby. They've had the same show on every night. Battle of some choirs on NBC and Duel with one of the Mikes on ABC. If you like one of the new shows you're set for the week. If you're like me and don't like a new television show being crammed down your throat you flip around with the remote until you find Lingo and end up watching that.
I suppose this post would have a different tone if either of these shows could hold my interest. I'm growing tired of spin-offs of reality TV and the choirs battling is just an Idol wannabe. And Duel, I didn't catch it from the beginning, so I'm clueless as to what's going on and don't care to take the time to figure it out. Lazy, yes, my television is a box that entertains me. It's turned on at night when I am unwinding. I'm not stupid because I don't want to understand a game show, just tired and want to laugh. And I'm so missing LOST!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Movie Recommendations Are Being Taken

I'm about to tell all about my families wild New Years Eve tradition. Hold on to your socks! We rent 2 to 3 movies and watch them all in one night. WooHoo! We also make pizza rolls and buy a couple pounds of shrimp and pig-out. It's so much fun we can't even stand it.
It's just this simple, we would rather not be on the roads New Years Eve. The husband and I are not party-ers, we stay home and worry about the boys. Boy #3 will probably be at home with us though. Which leads me to the purpose of this post. We have the husband, Boy #3 and me. Boy #3 and I are on the same wave length when it comes to movies - adventure, sci-fi, fantasy. The husband on the other hand, oh how do I explain this guy? War, movies based on real life experiences, uh he watches a movie and says, "That can't really happen."
I think you have all the information you will need to make a recommendation for us, don't you? I will look forward to your responses!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Can I Add Goldstar Galaxy to my Christmas List?

Once in a while I like to share a video on my blogs. Actually it’s also for selfish reasons. If I find something I like, I put it on my blog and then it’s easy to find when I want to watch it. I like this video by Sam Rader. It’s a song called Grey. Apparently someone posted it on YouTube but got it somewhere else on the web and didn’t know where it came from originally. It’s a mystery! The song Grey is from Sam Raders debut album called Goldstar Galaxy. I wonder if it’s too late to make an addition to my Christmas list.

House Repeats

One of the few television shows that the husband and I agree on is House. I like to be able to sit in front of a fire, next to the husband, laughing at what House is going to say next. We didn't start watching House the first season, maybe two, I'm not sure. Anyway on Monday nights CBS is showing repeats of one of the seasons we haven't seen. So it's all new for us. If anyone has been watching and knows what season it is please leave me a comment and let me know. Because if it isn't season one I would like to get it for the husband for Christmas. He doesn't read my blogs, can you believe that, so don't worry about spoiling any surprises!

Trusted Tours Take Me To My Happy Place

I had root canal today, yeah it really sucked. I tried to imagine myself in Las Vegas, that wasn’t working very well for me. So I don’t think there will be any reviewing today because the Novocain is starting to wear off and I have a bottle of pain pills. But now I want to go to Las Vegas again, it’s been a few years. The last time the husband and I were there we wandered into a very expensive restaurant on The Strip, in jeans, we tried to back out but the Madre de wouldn’t hear of it. We had a wonderful seafood dinner and innocently asked our waiter how to get downtown from the restaurant. He said, “Excuse me for a minute please.” He came back and said the restaurants limo was waiting for us outside! Awesome!
I’m going to sign up for Trusted Travel eNewsletter and keep my eyes open for discount coupons for Las Vegas tours. Signing up for that eNewsletter also automatically enters me into a drawing to win an iPod Nano. We can go to other casino’s around our state of Ohio, but once you been to Las Vegas your spoiled. So Trusted Tours and Attractions will keep me posted on the latest deals but first I have to deal with this root canal, I’m really starting to feel it now. I’ll go lay down and think of my happy place……… I can hear the slot machines………..

Monday, December 17, 2007

Todd the Schemer Wins Survivor China

And the winner of a million dollars is...... Todd! The schemer! And he did scheme his way to a million. I didn't think he'd get anyone on the jury to vote for him but he told them all what they wanted to hear. He totally played Jean-Robert - again! It was great.
So Todd, Amanda and Courtney turned on Denise the lunch lady just like we and she knew they would. Denise tried to plead her case by saying she's just a lunch lady and she will have to go back to her $7.00 an hour job, but the final solid three didn't care. And either did the school she lunch ladied for, they demoted her when she got back. She is now a night shift janitor. Denise was told she was a distraction in the lunch line. Yikes! I don't know maybe they're right. When a bunch of third graders see Denise getting ready for a swim in her dark pink bloomers and unsupporting bra, I can see it as a slight distraction. She ended up with a charity check of $50,000 from Mark Burnett. James won $100,000 for the popular vote.
My least favorite part of Survivor is when the final survivors reflex on the voted out survivors. This season was no exception, the final four could barely think of anything nice to say about the voted out bunch and mumbled through it. What a waste of time, show me more back stabbing.
We have a new season in February to look forward to, one team will consist of former survivors and the other team huge survivor fans. I hope they get the keep their clothes this time.

There's Something About Johnny Depp

The vast array of characters that Johnny Depp has chosen to portray in his acting career has left me kind of in a confused state. I left the theater after seeing Secret Window, thinking, “Wow, he totally pulled that off.” I hated him so much in the last scene, when he was eating that corn on the cob. But I told all my friends to go see it. Let’s face it, you just have to say Johnny Depp and they go running. We ran to see him as the unco-operative hero Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, “Will you be saving her then?” What a great line of his right before he jumps to save Elizabeth.So now Johnny Depp seems to have sunk his teeth into another strange, intriguing character Sweeney Todd. You can visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site here. I have to go see this movie, Johnny Depp never disappoints. And together Tim Burton again, priceless! There are a lot of Depp/Burton fans all over the web looking forward to this movie you can visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace and several other message boards. It opens December 21st. I will have my Christmas shopping done by then, I will, I will. Then I can have relaxing evening at the movies. If Johnny Depp will let me, but I’m thinking I’ll be on the edge of my seat.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Vampire Show

Moonlight Review:
It's a vampire show. I've been wanting to see Moonlight since the fall previews but didn't want to get into another show. The husband went to bed early last night so I watched it.
Apparently vampires in the 21st century have evolved enough to withstand a wooden stake to the heart now. Huh! I had no idea what was going on in this episode, the entire show for that matter. I did not see one vampire chomp on any one's neck, close but no old school vampire antics. I'll have to watch it from the beginning to figure out what the hell a vampire is doing working with the local police and a TV reporter.
I was really surprised by the wooden stake thing though. But I guess when vampire rules aren't clearly defined the writer's can claim creative liberties.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Survivor's Final Four

Survivor China Review:
We are down to four! Amanda, Denise, Todd and Courtney and the final episode is on Sunday. Three hours of Survivor. The final episode is the one I dislike the most. It's the sappy episode. The nauseating episode. The episode where the final three reminisce down a winding path of voted out fellow Survivors. Gag me with a spoon.
I was pulling for Peih Gee last night, only because I wanted to see the alliance scramble and start eating there own. Now that is worth the price of admission when they have to turn on each other.
Oh and you know what else I hate about the final episode? The stupid questions the jury members ask and the dumb comments they make. And then the final two sit there and take their abuse, I would totally vote for the one that actually stood up for themselves.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reach in and Grab a Couple Balls

We watched repeats last night. What a drag. Then the husband went to bed and I watched Lingo. I don't know why I keep watching that game show. Maybe so I can yell at the contestants who can't seem to string 5 letters together to make a word. Or maybe it's because I giggle every time the host, Chuck Whoolery says, "Reach in and grab a couple balls." Tell me that doesn't make you laugh. And guess what? It's bad to grab a red ball. You loose a turn. Haha! I better get myself a good book or start watching my LOST CD's before I get myself into trouble. Oh the blue balls are better, they have numbers on them!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Amazing Race Takes a Back Seat to Survivor

The Amazing Race Review:
So Jennifer and Nate were at it again. Last week he called her a bitch and this week she said, "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you." And Jennifer freaked out because the cab driver wouldn't let them in his cab because they were wet and the grandson and grandfather got ahead of them. What a hoot, I couldn't stop laughing! Every week I think the grandson and his grandfather are going to come in last and they manage to squeak in before some other team. They meander around getting lost and the grandfather takes his time, driving the grandson crazy. The grandfather reminds me of Rudy from the very first Survivor. But they are getting the job done. The team that didn't get the job done was Azaria and Hendekea, the brother and sister. And yeah, I had to look up the spelling of their names and I don't know which ones which. But they're eliminated.
The Amazing Race won't be on next week, because the Survivor China Finale is on. The three hour long drawn out, let's honor the people we've back stabbed to get here episode and reunion show. Three hours of Survivor and then that show is done too.
I'm going to have to start reviewing more commercials.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

How Creepy is King?

Is anyone else as creeped out as I am by the Burger King commercials? Wasn't it bad enough that "King" was sitting in bed with a guy when he woke up with breakfast ready? Now we are watching three moms trying to have "King" whacked? And all because Burger King supposedly makes a great sandwich. Do the three moms see him as competition or as some freaky guy in a plastic mask wearing tights, threatening the well being of their children? If he's a freaky guy, wearing tights, chasing kids with a sandwich, then yeah, let's have him whacked. But if he just wants to give our kids a sandwich........ummmm, I don't want that guy anywhere near my kids, somebody cut his brake line. While trying to get the gist of this commercial, I think I've managed to work it out for myself. Nevermind.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Eric the Virgin Didn't Survive

Survivor China Review:
Well this episode was packed with predictability. Yawn. It was the tear-jerker episode, you know when the Survivor's family members are paraded in front of them, coaxing them to win the reward challenge so they can spend time with their loved one. It always brings tears to my eyes and then I get mad at myself for being such a wuss.
Peih Gee won immunity again. I can't believe she's still in the game. Eric of course is not. There goes another one I wanted to win. Out of the five that are left, I really don't care who wins now.
Oh and I don't know if Todd pulled a Johnny Fairplay move or not. Remember when Johnny Fairplay from Survivor Pearl Islands, had devised an evil plan during the family parade and pretended his grandmother died? Well Todd asked his sister about his other pregnant sister and apparently she lost her baby. But no one knows if it's true or not. And immediately when the drama unfolded every Survivor fan and all the remaining Survivors thought of Johnny Fairplay. They didn't show Todd talking to the camera about his sister, so I'm guessing it's true. But I've already spent more time discussing it than I hoped. It was a boring episode though.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Electric Sex Gleaming in the Window

The dog and I ventured out this evening for a walk. It's about 25 degrees out there. I wanted to see some Christmas lights. I know the Dog Whisperer would frown upon my dog walking habits, but you can't look straight ahead when there are bright, shiny lights everywhere. We made our way to the street that goes above and beyond house lighting decor. This street usually never disappoints. Maybe I was a little too early tonight because I was disappointed until that is, I looked up at a house with just the living room light on. No Christmas lights, no wreath on the door, not even a inflatable snowman in the yard. But what I saw glowing brightly in the window was worth the walk in the cold, dark night and being dragged by the dog, for there in the window was a Leg Lamp. Just like the one in the movie A Christmas Story.

One of my favorite quotes from the movie:

"Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window."
I stood in front of the house for a couple minutes admiring the lamp and the sense of humor the people that live there have. Merry Christmas to them and thanks for making my walk memorable!

It Has Begun

The repeats. What a drag, I'm really jonesin' for some Dancing With the Stars. I miss all the hoopla. I have The Amazing Race and Survivor China that are left with new episodes and then we wait until January for anything new. February for LOST, dear God I miss Sawyer!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy Hero Thoughts Until January

Heroes Review:
How many times have we seen someone die on this show and then brought back to life? So Niki and Nathan fans hang on to that until January. Or you can search the forums for spoilers like I am later today. If anyone has a spoiler, feel free to leave me a comment and a source. But my gut tells me those two are done. I can think of a few other characters I would rather have gone instead, like most of the new ones except Adam, but that's me, oh and Hiro annoys me, there I said it.
Speaking of Adam, Hiro put him in a coffin! Yeah, in a graveyard, buried and alive. That time-travel super hero power is really starting to work for Hiro.
HRG makes a deal with, uh, the Company? The secret organization that has it's members being killed by Adam, has deadly viruses that can kill the entire populace of the world stored in Texas, keeps heroes with super powers locked up to do experiments on them or just kill them, you know that company. So HRG makes a deal with the Company, for them to leave his family alone and he will remain with the Company. HRG goes home to freak out his family, because he's one of the back from the dead people. Claire loves him again, teenagers.
Mohinder gets back to his secret underground apartment were Sylar and gullible Maya are waiting for him. Maya is making breakfast! She finally catches on that Sylar is an evil-doer, wait she doesn't catch on. Mohinder has to spell it out for her, she was un-able to catch on even by Mohinders obvious fear of Sylar. She starts with her black killing tears and this is what eventually wakes the slumbering Molly. Sylar shoots Maya, thank you, but she becomes another one of the back from the dead people. Mohinder has two shots of the indestructible cheerleader, virus killing serum. He was taking it to Niki before Sylar called him, but Niki blew up in a building, she won't be needing it. While Mohinder is giving the shot to Maya, satisfying Sylar, that it isn't poison, the electric chick, Elle shows up. She's trying to catch Sylar for daddy, but she screws it up and he gets away with the shot. Sylar will be cutting out brains again in no time.
Nathan, Peter and Matt decide it's time to go public. Nathan's idea, he wants to tell everyone that he can fly. Matt is there on one side of Nathan using his hero super power mind convincing thingy. And Peter, is on the other side of Nathan. It's a good thing too because someone had to catch him when he fell from the 3 gunshots to his chest.

Monday, December 3, 2007

They Are Suppose to Win, Right?

Amazing Race Review:
The Hippies came in first this week and the Goth singles were right behind them. These two teams so far have shown the most composure in the race. They don't yell at each other, they support each other. Now those other teams are coming apart at the seams. It's getting fun to watch. Especially Jennifer and Nathan. Please, if their family and friends are paying attention, don't let those two get married! They'll kill each other.
Who came in last? Those Blonds. The object of The Amazing Race is to win, at least it was last time I checked. But the Blonds used a U-Turn option last week, which lead to the demise of Lorena and Jason. Which lead to bad karma vibes shooting towards the Blonds from the other teams. So I guess the object of The Amazing Race is to win but do it in a nice way.
I hadn’t really picked a favorite team this season. But the fun-loving hippies and the dark soul mate goth couple look like they can win only because they are not slowing themselves down with arguing. That’s how the blonds lost this week and Jennifer and Nathan will fall because they just hate each other.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

There's Football on the TV

There's football on TV. The husband said he wanted to have a fire in the fireplace tonight and just sit and watch television.
I said, "Good, find us a movie to watch."
"Oh. I kinda wanted to watch this football game."
"Oh. I kinda didn't."
And I'm ready to put a muzzle on the dog today. She's been barking at us and whining all day. Her boyfriend next door was out most of the day and she could hear him. We don't rake our leaves with as much enthusiasm as the neighbor guy. It was about 30 degrees out today and we elected to stay in and hope our leaves blow into his yard. So the lovebirds were separated.