Saturday, September 24, 2005

Just boring blather...

Well, I added an extra night to my vacation. I'm really excited. I haven't been on a proper vacation in years. I've gone out of town for a couple of days and I've taken off work and "vacationed" here in Las Vegas for a week but the last actual vacation that I can remember taking was when I turned 21 and came to Las Vegas. That was almost 14 years ago. And it was Las Vegas! I mean, Las Vegas is great and all but I really think it's time to branch out to other tourist destinations.


I tried watching "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" today. Maybe I was just in a bad mood or something but it was unwatchable. I love Renee Zellweger but she was driving me nuts. I turned it off in the middle.

I did watch "Eddie Izzard: Glorious". It wasn't as consistently funny as "Dress To Kill" but it was still pretty good in parts. I just love Eddie Izzard.

Two completely unrelated people brought up the "Johnny Castaway" screensaver to me last week. I haven't thought about Johnny Castaway in years. Why the sudden interest again? Weird.

Ah, well. I guess I'll go read J.D. Robb. I'm completely addicted to the "In Death" books.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Mmm...mac and cheese...

I've come to the conclusion that there is entirely too much to do in San Diego and I don't have nearly enough time to do it all. I was planning on going for four days. My must do list is Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Old Town, Horton Plaza, Hotel Del Coronado, La Jolla, Gaslamp Quarter, Triple Espresso and Julian. There were a ton more that I wanted to do but then cut. I actually don't see how I have time to do these things. I think I'm going to add a day.

I went through all my clothes trying to put outfits together and I ended up giving two garbage bags and a computer box full to Goodwill. Why did I save all those clothes for so long? I found a white t-shirt with three mac and cheese stains on it. What was I expecting to do with this shirt? There were some things that I had washed and now the sleeves were too short. I can understand keeping things that are too small in the hopes that I might lose weight but I really don't think my arms were going to shrink in the future.

Monday, September 19, 2005

I told you so...

See there? Not one single person or show that I wanted to win won.

I did like Donald Trump's Green Acres best and he won the coveted Emmy Idol title. That's something, at least.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Who won't win at the Emmys...

It's Emmy Day! It's Emmy Day! Next to Tony Day, it's my favorite TV day!

This is who I would like to see win at the Emmys tonight. Therefore, they won't win at the Emmys tonight.

Outstanding Comedy : Desperate Housewives. (This one was hard because I want Arrested Development and Scrubs to win also. Overall, I like Desperate Housewives the best, even though it's probably unfair that it's even in this category. Actually, Desperate Housewives might win thus proving my theory wrong right off the bat. Oh, well.)

Outstanding Drama: Deadwood. (Lost will probably win.)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Bateman--Arrested Development (Just because I've loved him since Silver Spoons. Tony Shalhoub will probably win.)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Hugh Laurie--House (I want Hugh Laurie to win in an almost unhealthy way. I'm guessing Ian McShane will win.)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Marcia Cross--Bree, Desperate Housewives (Teri Hatcher will probably win.)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Frances Conroy--Six Feet Under (Ummm...i have no idea who will win. I hope they don't give it to Glenn Close for The Shield.)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Terry O'Quinn--Locke, Lost (Again, no idea who will win.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Conchata Ferrell--Berta, Two & a Half Men (Doris Roberts will probably win.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh--Cristina, Grey's Anatomy (No idea who will win.)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven--Ari, Entourage (I adore Jeremy Piven but I'm sort of waffling on this one because I just heard that Peter Boyle is the only Everybody Loves Raymond castmember to never win. So it would be nice if he won.)

I watched a couple more new movies yesterday. "Crash" (16/250) was excellent but not exactly fun. "The Incredibles" (17/250) was excellent and very fun.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Who says you can't go home again?...

I downloaded Google Earth this morning. I'm afraid that I might get addicted to it. (I know. Me? Addicted to something? That's crazy talk.) I found the satellite image of the town I grew up in. I saw my elementary, junior high and high schools. (They seemed much smaller than I remembered.) I found my old house and the nursery that I worked at. (Smaller.) I followed the bike trail that I used to ride all the time. It was so fun. I love just typing random cities in the Fly To search and watching the earth back up and move at my whim. I control the planet! That's cool for a control freak.

Anyway, it's fun stuff. Download it. Play.

I just got finished watching "Fever Pitch". (15/250) It was very cute. I have a ridiculous crush on Jimmy Fallon.

I'm going to go Google Earth my San Diego vacation. Only 35 days! Yay!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Survivor: The OC...

Well, now my favorite Survivor is Stephanie. I love Stephanie. Is it fair that she gets to play again? Probably not. Do I care? No.

Bobby Jon still seems two crayons shy of a full box. He's a good guy though. I hope he gets to play for a while. I don't like Brandon. I like Judd. They made the right decision voting Jim out. A 63 year old guy is not going to make it in a 120 degree jungle. I feel bad for the guy who got the tree stuck in his arm. Ouch. And now he seems poisoned or something. Ouch.

Ugh..The O.C. What are they doing to my show? I was so excited that it was coming back and now I have to put up with all these stupid new plots. What's with the evil alcoholic? Is she going to hobble Kirsten in that cabin? Why is Jimmy still a giant loser? Why did they write such a horrible, horrible, stupid character like the Dean of Discipline or whatever his title is? Seriously. I'm supposed to believe that some dude can just come into school and start threatening people and yanking kids around by their arms and talking down to lawyer parents and whatnot? That's just stupid. And the actor is ridiculous with the staring. God. I really wasn't happy with tonight's OC. I want my core characters interacting with witty banter and cute expressions. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so. Stupid writers.

There. I feel better.

In between Survivor and The OC I rearranged my living room tonight. I rearrange my living room about four or five times a year. It's amazing how many different ways that furniture can go. What with all the moving furniture around and the glass of tea I drank and the OC angst I'm all wired up and not remotely sleepy and I was supposed to be in bed thirty minutes ago. If I don't get to sleep soon I'll be up all night. There's a narrow window of opportunity for me to fall asleep. After a certain point I'm just watching Nick at Nite until the alarm goes off. That point is fast approaching.

More Survivor talk...just get used to it...

I went through all the Survivor bios and picked my pre-show favorites.

My favorite man and woman are Danni, the sports radio talk show host from Tonganoxie, KS and Jim, the retired fire captain who's been married to his junior high school sweetheart since 1963. That's junior high. He's been with the same woman since they were like 12. That's so sweet.

I think Jamie is the cutest guy.

I don't like Morgan or Brandon. At all.

All of this will most likely change by 8:15 tonight.

What would I do if there was no tv?...

I've been trying out the new shows. I really liked "Supernatural". It was spooky and fun. Plus, the guys are cute. What? That's important. Hopefully it won't get cancelled.

It's Survivor day! YAY! As long as the returning players aren't Jerri and Jonny Fairplay I'll be as happy as can be about 8 oclock tonight. (Click Jonny Fairplay's link. Really. He's so irritating.)

Napoleon and Pedro are doing the Utah State Fair ads.
Click Napoleon's Sweet Ads.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Another one about me being lazy...

So there are a lot of things that I need to do today. I need to do laundry. I need to scan postcards for my other blog. I need to wash dishes. I need to put away some stuff I bought like two weeks ago and just threw the bags on the floor. I need to clean up my computer area because it's covered with restaurant receipts. (On August 24th I had chicken parmesan from the Village Pub. good.) I don't want to do any of these things, though. I just want to sit on the couch and watch tv and maybe read the Fall TV Preview issue of TV guide.

Will the responsible angel on my left shoulder be able to beat the slothful devil on my right? Only time will tell.

Friday, September 09, 2005

This is a horribly depressing entry...

I just watched the HBO documentary Children of Beslan. It's some of the children who were held hostage when the terrorists took over the school in Russia last year telling the story of what happened before, during and after. It was fascinating and frightening and very, very sad. The things that happened in that school were so horrible that, if it were fiction, I would say the writer went too far. These children saw so many people die. They had people blow up in front of them. It's just unbelievable.

While they were being held, the hostages weren't allowed any water. (One terrorist tried to give them some and the leader blew her up.) Now the survivors leave bottles & cups of water at the memorial sites and graves for their loved ones. That's such a simple thing but it makes me want to cry. Some of the families of the children who survived go to school with their children now and watch over them all day. Their new school has armed guards. There's one boy who builds Lego schoolhouses with missles on them for protection.

I've got to stop with the documentaries. I'm going mental with the terrorists and the kids in the brothels and the old men accused of murder and the hippies blowing stuff up. Don't they make any documentaries about puppies and laughing babies?

So this entry isn't a complete downer:

A little Jedi squirrel in the making rescued from Katrina.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Jedi squirrels and internet porn...

I love this picture. It comes from but I cut off the part where it said that. I just went there to see what other funny stuff I could find. There was a warning page saying that it had adult content and I had to give my age to get in. I thought they meant that there was swearing and stuff. You know, because I'm stupid. But, no. They meant adult in the wink, wink, nudge, nudge look! boobies! way. Boobies and more. And I'm on my work computer. That's just great.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Actually, I can feel it in my ankle...

I woke up late this morning. The car wouldn’t start. We couldn’t find the number to call roadside assistance. Our cell phones had no reception. I spent ten minutes walking around my apartment to get half a bar so I could call someone to give me a ride to work. I fell off a curb rushing to meet my ride and hurt my ankle. I didn’t have any breakfast. I forgot to bring a lunch.

This is going to be a good day. I can feel it in my bones.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Aliens & Radicals & Eddie Albert, oh my....

I watched two new movies this weekend.

"The Weather Underground" (13/250) was a documentary about a group of white, young, mostly well-off, anti-Vietman War protestors who decided that to not combat violence with violence was violence. Yeah, I'm not sure they really understood it either. Anyway, they bombed a bunch of stuff in protest and hid out from the FBI for about ten years. (I found it sort of funny that they were fighting the capitalist American government from an expensive townhouse in NYC and a houseboat in Sausalito that I'm sure their capitalist pig parents paid for.) The movie was very interesting and quite boring at the same time. It did make me think about how the current state of America is certainly ripe for this type of group to emerge again. I'm surprised that they haven't already.

"Escape To Witch Mountain" (14/250) was very similar to "The Weather Underground" in that it was a Disney movie from 1975 about two alien children trying to escape Donald Pleasance and Ray Milland and get to their spaceship with the help of Eddie Albert, a black cat named Winkie, a Winebago and very, very bad special effects. Oh, wait. It wasn't at all like "The Weather Underground." It was fun, though.

I know better than to read this stuff...

I completely overloaded myself with Katrina message board talk last night. Did you know it's Bush's fault? No. It's Nagin's fault. It's Brown's fault. It's the governor's fault. It's the looters' fault. Aren't the looters awful? No. All the looters are victims. Even the ones that stole tvs. They stole tvs because they lost theirs in the flood and needed another one. All poor, black people are bad. That's racist. All poor, black people are good. Even the ones who rape and murder people. They can't help themselves because they're poor and black. Everyone who stayed behind were drug addicts on welfare. Racist! They were all the working class backbone of the city and had three jobs. It's the queers that are bad. Blame it on the queers and Mardi Gras. God flooded New Orleans just to get to them. Blame Condoleeza Rice. She bought shoes.

Uncle! I'm out. I can't read this stuff anymore. It's just so stupid.

I really want to know what Mike Myers was thinking when Kanye West went off script. Especially when he got everything back on track and Kanye blurted out "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Ha! Someone needs to interview Mike Myers right away. Why hasn't anyone interviewed Mike Myers?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

I'm a quitter, but at least I'm not hungry...

Well, the diet is dead. Shocking news, I know, considering how much I seemed to be enjoying it in my previous posts. I don't think it was a very healthy diet, anyway. I was losing like a pound a day so that was great. I was also losing any ability to concentrate, all my muscles started hurting and my teeth felt like they were going numb. That seemed bad. So I went to Marie Callendars and had some soup and cornbread and a turkey dinner.
I'm going to try to keep up with the no sweets part of the diet, though. I think that's where most of my calories came from anyway. I eat a lot of sugar. I ate a lot of sugar. Not like in a "This one piece of chocolate is very satisfying" way but in an "I'm just going to eat a few m&ms...that was good...I'll eat a few more...crap! I've eaten the whole bag again" way. I think if I cut out sweets and started exercising every day I'd end up losing the weight I want without starving myself.

Or, you know, I'll just be fat. Whatever. There are worse things to be.

Friday, September 02, 2005

If I blog it, it will come (Pt 2)...

My local news is doing a story about New Orleans tonight called "Out of Tragedy Comes Heroes".

Three day weekend! YAY!!!

Where is the love?...

The Hurricane Katrina coverage is bothering me. Have there been any stories about courage or heroism or generosity? If there have been, I've missed them. All I've seen is looting and rape and murder. I assume, like with any other disaster, that this situation brought out the best in people as well as the worst. I just wish the media would balance the good with the bad more.

The treatment of this disaster just seems different then the SF earthquake or 9/11 or the tsunami. Or maybe I'm just viewing it differently. I don't know.

On a lighter note, some Big Brother producer needs to tell Howie to stop making his "Hurricane Howie" jokes. Poor guy has no idea what's going on.