Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Reality tv this week

I know I missed posting about last week's shows, but since no one reads this anyway, it doesn't really matter, does it? Anyhow, Hell's Kitchen was hilarious this week. One team gets totally drunk, and trying to cook food while hungover looks completely amusing (for me, not for them). I also like when Chef Ramsay makes the teams pick nominees to go home when it is apparent that he already has his own pick in mind. It's smart though, because then he can see a bit more about the dynamics of the contestants. I haven't decided whether or not I like that Fox shows 2 episodes at a time. I do like 2 hours of entertainment, but I don't like that this shortens the season, or that I have to sit through it for another two hours while my husband watches it on DVR the next morning.

Does anyone else watch the show and get grossed out? This week's moment of nastiness (to me) occurred when Nilka was cooking in the dining room tableside and touched the guest of honor's shoulders with her gloved hands. In my mind, she probably went back to cooking without changing her gloves or washing her hands. GROSS! Maybe it's just my way too long in fast food jobs that make me cringe about stuff like that. But if anyone has seen past seasons, that is just the tip of the grossness iceberg. People serving raw meat, people cooking with uncovered burns, and even someone who tried to pull pasta out of the garbage and serve it to a customer! Where do they find these people?

The Bachelorette was dramatic this week too. It finally came out that Justin "Rated R" was on the show just to get fame and further his wrestling "career," and that he had not one girlfriend at home, but two. Way to make 3 chicks mad at you, dude! After that came to light and got dealt with, it wasn't too exciting. It's hard to pick a favorite guy because they are all sort of boring and don't stand out to me. I guess I am still rooting for Chris because he is from Massachusetts and that improves his coolness factor a little bit.

And last but not least, I watched America's Got Talent tonight. Some of the talents amaze me, as well as some of the "talents." I like that a guy thought that sneezing with his eyes open was a talent. I was impressed by a tiny guy with a huge singing voice, some really good belly dancers, a tap dancing guy who was 74, and some pogo stick acrobats. I have to say though that I mainly watch the show for the bad acts and probably won't watch too many more episodes.

Until next week!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Guess which word Curly Girly learned this week? I'll give you a hint- it begins with an N and ends with an O. I first realized it when she spilled her drink and went, "Ohhhhh noooooo." She's totally cute when she spills now because she sounds so glum and then runs over to her dirty laundry basket to grab a towel to mop up her mess.

Then, I asked her to eat a banana this morning. She looks right at me- "No." And then she went and ate the banana anyway. Silly kiddo!

She has also learned the joys of running around completely naked. I took it as a good opportunity to bust out her fancy new potty chair. Guess who's on it....ELMO, of course! The first time I showed her the potty, she wouldn't sit on it, but she kept hitting Elmo's hand, making him talk in English, Spanish, and French. Only thing creepier than Elmo talking is Elmo talking in 3 different languages. Second night I put her near the potty, she sat on it for about 5 minutes and kept saying, "Elmo" as she made Elmo talk. Small steps toward eventual potty training, I suppose. Any step closer is a success. Now if only I could figure out how to switch Elmo to English only. *sigh*


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reality tv this week

Chef Ramsay is really keeping Hell's Kitchen viewers on the edges of their couch this season! I can never tell who is going home, who is going to get yelled at, and who is going to get singled out for doing an awesome job. It sort of makes me wish I could cook. But, since I can barely make macaroni and cheese out of a box, I wouldn't last a day in a kitchen like that.

You'd think that aspiring head chefs would be a little better at cooking. In season's past, I have seen cooks pull food out of the trash and try and serve it, cooks serving raw food or burnt food, even cooks sweating into the food. This season's contestants aren't particularly smarter, but at least they haven't nearly sickened anyone with food poisoning. This week's episode had one lady who apparently couldn't tell the difference between crab and lobster. On the one hand, that sounds dumb, but on the other hand, to me they are the same- both gross and fish scented and something I wouldn't eat. At any rate, I have no idea who is going to win this season! I really can't guess!

Also, watched The Bachelorette on Monday. Dudes aren't that smart. Attention Kasey: you shouldn't have gotten a tattoo to show your love to Ali. IT'S REALITY TV, NOT ACTUAL REALITY. Good luck getting that sucker lasered off! Again, no idea who is going to win, no one stands out too much. My current vote is for Chris, the dude from Cape Cod. And it's not just because he's from Mass!

Sesame Street has added a few more episodes in with the same reruns, so maybe I'll have some dirty Sesame stories soon...

Friday, June 11, 2010

What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine.

When did kids decide that everything automatically belongs to them? Last night at work they caught kids (couldn't be older than 14) stealing, and other kids (ages unknown) stealing one of our walkie talkies. Mind you, these are ratty old walkies that you can only hear the boring goings-on of *insert store name here*, and the batteries stink so they probably didn't even get to listen for long. They would have to have a special charger to even keep on using it. So tell me, what is the point of taking something stupid like that? If you're going to be a thieving moron, at least try and steal something cool or worthwhile! Sheesh.

There was also a group of girls (young teenagers at most) sauntering around the store carrying a giant inflatable penis. If they were going for shock value, they failed since no one else up near me even saw it. If they were trying to be cool, they failed since it just comes across as trashy and lame. Not to mention, YOU'RE 13. You're not supposed to know what a penis is, let alone want to carry around a giant inflatable one. (I know, I know, kids these days and whatnot. But you know what I mean.)

I suppose I'm an old, prudish, crochety lady now? I'll accept that. Now leave me and my prunes alone, The Price is Right is on soon. Ok, not for 2 days but it takes a long time for my geezerly old bones to the living room to watch tv.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hey You! Drop the hot dog!

I was at work when a customer stopped me...

"Excuse me."
"Do you eat?"
"Yes, I eat."
"No really though, do you eat?"
"Yes, I really eat."
"Because I know a girl who is thin like you and she'd rather drink than eat."

Ok, so I was just called an anorexic or an alcoholic? Seriously now, I can't believe the nerve of some people! I tried to tell him that I do eat, and have food allergies, but I don't think that he was convinced. Not that it was any of his business at all. He also told me I needed to eat more meat and potatoes.

Since when did it become ok to ask people stuff like that in front of other people, or comment on their weight? I am assuming this gives me permission to go up to overweight people and yell, "Hey you, yeah you Fatty, drop the hot dog!" Because it is apparently kosher to say things like that now.

Needless to say, I'm not a fan of rude people.


Do you ever wish your life had a soundtrack?

Have you ever watched Glee? I think I've seen 4 episodes- the very first one, one with Josh Groban in it, then last week and this week. Out of the 3, only last week's episode was mildly entertaining. Tonight's was drivel. Especially the part where the girl was having a baby and screaming and yelling in time to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." It was actually hard for me to watch- it was that stupid. The only redeeming part of the episode was when the judges of the singing competition (Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, the gym teacher character, and some other famous guy) were arguing. Josh Groban especially cracked me up.

It's amazing how many of life's problems they seem to think they can solve by singing. Peter Griffin wished for a soundtrack in an episode of Family Guy and THAT was cool. Glee is just annoying. They even sang as a response to how they did in the singing competition! I can't imagine that any real choir or glee club would ever sing near that much.

I was sitting there annoyed at how there is a song for everything on that show (I know that's pretty much the point of the show but it's still annoying, whatever.), and I was like, do people really break out into song in real life situations in public like that? No, no they don't. Oh wait...yes. Yes they do. I must tell you a strange but true fact- I do get sung to on a regular basis. I am not talking normal stuff, like my daughter trying to sing along to Sesame Street or me trying to sing Twinkle Twinkle to her. I actually do get sung to at work, and it is not an uncommon occurence.

At least my life's soundtrack is filled with so much cooler music than most of what they sing on Glee.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Not a fan of tornado-type storms.

I think I was going to post about the TV shows I watched tonight. The Bachelorette was on tonight. But since the Curly Girly and I spent the better part of an hour lurking in our basement, I missed most of the show. The few minutes I did see appeared to be the contestants bad mouthing each other mostly. It was hard to tell, since in the first 10 minutes of the show, there were at least three weather alerts with that screechy honky alert noise. It was at that point that I got a call from my husband, who told me to get into the basement. I didn't hear the tornado sirens go off, but he did in the next town over.

I got down there just in time for the storm to really get going. I could hear tons of large-sounding hail smacking the windows. We just have one tiny window in the basement, so I didn't see the hail, but I could see the BLACK sky with lightning flashing. Water was starting to leak through that little window. Tornado-y storms always get my heart pounding, but the Curly Girly takes the whole thing in stride. She handled tonight's storm like a champ. She was thrilled to be in the basement, because she doesn't go down there often and there is much for a toddler to explore. She found the bag of toys I had hidden from her (her toy box was too full so I removed a few things I thought she wouldn't miss), as well as Daddy's tool box.

We got upstairs to see the sky lightening and blue on the horizon. Unfortunately, the hail had already melted so I couldn't take pictures, but a friend took a picture of the hail in her yard and it was almost the size of a baby food jar (and not the teeny tiny jars either). We have no hail damage here, and hopefully the apartment building down the street's roof is fixed enough that they didn't have further damage (their roof blew off in last week's scary storm). There was a tornado spotted 9 miles away, and another near the airport in my town, so hopefully everyone is safe and sound and there is minimal damage.

So yeah, nothing clever or interesting or even non-interesting to comment on tonight. Just glad and relieved to be safe, and happy that my little one is so calm during scary storms!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Target is contagious.

I told my boss that Target is bad, and now he reminds me to not wear a red shirt. He went to Target the other day, and he came back wearing a red tie. Is that how it starts?

In other work related news, I just had my yearly evaluation, and even after the occasional heckling directed toward my bosses, I still have a job. It'll be 5 years there for me! Not too shabby, methinks.

In non-work related news, it's warm out. I know I was anxious to have some warm weather, but I'm near ready for winter already. I hate being sweaty. Also, my birthday is in less than a month. I'm rapidly running out of 20's to age to. 29, here I come! Would like gifts of tasty vittles or noisy toys. But if said gifts cannot be procured, I would be happy with no tornadoes. I'm not picky.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer reality shows

 I was bummed over not being able to watch my favorite reality tv shows, but I found a few prospects to at least tide me over until the fall.

 First off, True Beauty. It's not as good as my favorites, but it's entertaining at least. Here's what it's about: 10 contestants think they are in the running to be "The Face of Las Vegas." But they are really being judged on "inner beauty" with secret tests that they don't find out about until they are eliminated. It's filled with ridiculously "beautiful" people, and enough fake body parts to start a Barbie factory. It really makes me never want to get tooth whitening or a fake tan. It should be interesting. It is amazing what they catch these people doing when they don't think anyone is watching them.

I've also been watching The Bachelorette. I wasn't intending to watch, but seeing 25 guys fighting over one girl is hilarious. It's funnier than watching 25 girls fight over one guy. When the girls would fight, they were downright catty and mean and devious. When the guys fight, they resort to making lame jokes about each other and acting downright wimpy. My favorites right now are Chris from Massachusetts, and the Texas weatherman.

And last but not least, my summer favorite, Hell's Kitchen. Chef Gordon Ramsay cracks me up! One episode in and I'm already highly amused and entertained. I won't spoil tonight's episode for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but the first test, where the new contestants make their signature dishes, has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a while! As usual, they must try to find people who aren't the smartest in the kitchen, and this season is no exception. One lady tonight didn't know the difference between lobster and crab. Now, I understand never cooking with it, since I don't like seafood, but don't put something into the dish if you don't know what it is! It doesn't hurt to ask if you aren't sure on something.

What are your favorite shows to watch this summer?