Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yay for reality TV!

Yes, I watch too much reality tv. What can I say? It's nice to get a big dose of "reality" after the reality of working and/or watching my kiddo all day. So here's the rundown of the shows I am watching...

*Dancing With The Stars: The don't always find the biggest stars or even "stars" for this, do they? My favorite this season is Kyle Massey, he is funny and looks like he will be pretty good! Jennifer Grey is good. Rick Fox and Bristol Palin really surprised me. I can't say I was too surprised to see The Hoff go last week. Honestly, though, I thought it would be Margaret Cho, and even though she improved this week, I still think she will be next to go.

*Hell's Kitchen: 16 more "chefs" competing to win a spiffy job with a high salary! I am constantly amazed at some of the bad stuff they manage to do. There have only been 2 episodes so far and I am already grossed out by some of the stuff they have cooked. I mean, I am no chef by any stretch of the imagination, but even I can tell the difference between raw and cooked! I also know not to send food out looking unpresentable, no matter how tasty it may be. Doesn't take a genius. I don't have too much of a favorite yet, but I really want Raj and Sabrina to go away. Especially Sabrina. She isn't that good of a cook, she thinks she's better than everyone else, and I sort of think they keep her around just for the ratings because she is drama.

*America's Next Top Model: I am sort of bummed that they split up the sisters, Chris and Terra. Terra got a makeover she didn't even like and then they sent her home right there at the salon before this last episode's photo shoot! So there were 2 eliminations that episode! I still really like Lexie (she reminds me of my brother's girlfriend for some reason), but I think Ann or Esther will probably win this one. I'm guessing Ann. I wouldn't mind that, she does a good job and she is just the right amount of geeky.

*The Amazing Race: I've never watched before, but thanks to a cool YouTube guy named KevJumba, I am watching. Kevin (KevJumba) and his dad are competing this season! Since I think Kevin and his dad are pretty funny guys, I had to tune in to see this. And wouldn't you know it, they started in Gloucester, Massachusetts? They showed a sign that said Beverly on it (where I lived several years ago), and I was like, "I miss home!" My husband and I were cracking up at the teams getting lost in Boston traffic because we are used to it and he knows where all that stuff is. Poor husband got a second dose of the "I miss home!"s when the contestants flew from Boston to London. My husband grew up in England (but he's not British so no spiffy accent, booooo) so he was sitting there enjoying the show but also doing a bit of homesick sulking.

Anyway, that really has nothing to do with the show. It was entertaining. I think I am hooked. And of course, I am rooting for Kevin and Michael- GO TEAM JUMBA! Also, that poor lady who got nailed in the face with a watermelon-OUCH! That chick is manlier than any man because she got right back up and started hurling watermelons, even though she was in pain and couldn't see straight. By the time she got to the checkpoint, she couldn't feel her face! Superman's got nothing on her!

...So that's what I've been watching lately for reality competition type shows. I find that sort of stuff really entertaining for some reason. Sometimes I wish I could be on something like that, but then I remember, I don't want to do all sorts of grueling, tiring, degrading, or gross challenges! Besides, it's too hard to become a star just to go on Dancing With The Stars. Anyone who knows me knows I'm too lazy to put in that sort of effort.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Sesame Street: A YouTube Interview with Elmo

Check it out! Chris from Hooper's Store on Sesame Street interviewed Elmo with questions sent in by YouTube users. Sadly, my question didn't get enough votes to make the cut, but the interview is awesome, so you should watch it anyway! Elmo is really funny in this. This is from Sesame Street's official YouTube channel.

Also, I am so glad that the new season of Sesame Street starts next week. We have last season on DVR, and I am getting really bored of it, I think I have most of it memorized because Curly Girly always wants to watch it! Anyone else excited? And tell me what you think of the Elmo interview!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hi, everyone!

So I just discovered something nifty about Blogger. I didn't know you could check and see how many people visit your blog and what country they come from and all that jazz. I know probably most of the views are me and my little sister, but I was surprised to learn that people from all over the place have somehow (and probably mistakenly) ended up in my little blog. I just want to say greetings to all of you- I noticed a few from Canada and Russia, and one from Slovenia, I think it was! I hope you all enjoyed ending up here, and if you didn't, I'm sorry my page wasn't what you were looking for. Have a great day, everyone!

Make up your mind, Elmo!

 Yay! Another fun YouTube clip for you to watch! This is a clip from Sesame Street's upcoming season, and was *supposed* to air on New Year's Eve. However, due to many complaints from parents, it's been pulled from the episode. It's Katy Perry singing a Sesame Street-ized version of her hit "Hot and Cold" with everyone's favorite furry red monster, Elmo! Parents have a problem with how low cut her top appears (if you look close, it goes up pretty high.) Enjoy, and tell me what you think about it! This video is from Sesame Street's official YouTube channel.

For real, the Sesame Street people should have put something that covered a little more on Katy Perry, even if her chest isn't really about to pop out of her dress. But that's not even the part that bothered me the most. It's the bad acting combined with Elmo being sort of wishy-washy and mean to his playmate! I mean really, who says they want to play dress-up and then doesn't dress up, leaving their friend dressed like a stripper-bride in the middle of street without telling them they want to play tag instead?

For shame, Elmo, for shame!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

80s video dating dudes!

So I saw part of this video on RayWilliamJohnson's YouTube channel (he posts funny clips and talks about them), and I had to go find and watch the whole thing! It's clips from an 80s video dating service. Behold the 80s awesomeness:

I could tell you how funny I thought this was. But instead, I will tell you that I am glad I have never done video dating. I would be just as nervous and just as dorky. I've never done dating sites either. I'm sure profiles of those will show up in a whole bunch of years and make a whole new generation of people look silly.

I'm not really sure who thought that keeping dating videos from 25 years-ish ago was a good idea. The funny thing about this one is that Ellen Degeneres showed this video on her show last year, and actually tracked down 3 of the guys! And I know you're wondering- 2 of the 3 guys are still single.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Give me McNuggets!

 Ok, here's another video for you all to enjoy. Scenario: Lady is drunk. Lady wants McNuggets. McDonald's in making breakfast and doesn't have McNuggets. Drunk lady almost turns into The Incredible Hulk.

Boy am I glad that this never happened to me in my fast food days! I'm also glad that this doesn't happen to me at my current job. I have been yelled at (with some colorful language thrown in for good measure), I have been insulted, and I have seen objects thrown, but I have never been physically threatened. Let's hope it stays that way!

Too skinny!

I was watching America's Next Top Model tonight, and saw the skinniest girl. Now, I know models are skinny, but 5'10" and 110 lbs? THAT is gross. And not just gross because skinny people freak me out, but gross because it is unhealthy. They had to pick her final picture because it looked like the only one without any ribs showing out her front or back. She bragged about her low fat diet and how all the other girls weren't talented. But guess who got sent home? I am happy that she won't be continuing on. I just hope she goes to eat a cheeseburger or 500 and stops walking around looking like a Jack Skellington Barbie.

Granted, I myself am skinny and have a few ribbies showing front and back. But I'm not on a low fat diet or trying to be a model. I'm just naturally thin and even when I was 9 months pregnant and had gained 30 lbs., I still had ribs showing. Just the way I'm built, I guess!

This week, I think I've decided I'm rooting for Lexie. She seems normal and she reminds me of someone I know.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


We just had the Elmo themed birthday for Curly Girly this weekend. It turned out really cute, and the kiddos had a lot of fun, so I'd like to share some pictures!

Outside of invitations and envelopes

Inside of the invitation before I added info.
Closeup up some of her birthday banner.

Tags that went on the goody bags.

The invitations, banner, and goody bag tags were all done using my Cricut. Took a lot of cutting, gluing, and glitter, but it was worth it! Next up, yummy yummy cake! We did a main cake that was red velvet with homemade buttercream frosting, and cupcakes that were white with homemade buttercream frosting.
Finished cake! My husband did a great job!
The cupcakes I frosted didn't look as nice.

Here's a few photos of the decorations and other assorted stuff...
Balloons and the goody bags.

Closeup of the goody bags. Chock full of Elmo goodness!

2 rooms had red and orange streamers and red balloons.

And finally, a couple of shots of the birthday girl on her special day! 
She wore a pretty Elmo dress!
We had a bubble machine going. The kids loved it!

Opening her presents. The book there has her picture throughout the story!

Tried to get a family picture. Didn't work well. At least you can see we all wore Elmo!

And there you have it- One awesome Elmo party! There were so many more things I wanted to do with decorations and food that we didn't get to, but the kids (6 there including the birthday girl) had an awesome time and left full of pizza and cake and tuckered out! Don't know how we will compete with this for next year when she turns three! :)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ANTM Cycle 15!

Hooray! My favorite reality show is back for another season! I love America's Next Top Model. I don't even know why. I don't want to be a model, I don't look like a model, and I'm not really high maintenance. I guess it's just interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes of the fashion industry. It may not be really "behind the scenes," so to speak, but it does provide a glimpse of a world that I know nothing about.

I don't have any real favorites this season, but I do like the two sisters that will be competing, Terra and Chris. And of course, I have to root for Esther since she's a Boston chick! Anyway, I'm glad my guilty pleasure is back, and my husband was even watching with me tonight, haha!

Ask Elmo!

Check it out! Elmo posted a video on YouTube so that people can ask him questions! How cool is that? Answer: Pretty darn cool!

And yes, I did indeed ask Elmo a question. There are so many things I want to ask him! Of course, some of them aren't appropriate questions...but I did ask him how he got his groovy dance moves! The questions with the most votes are the ones that get answered by Elmo, so if you have the time, please go to the Sesame Street YouTube page and vote in the "Moderator" box on the top right of the page. Once in Moderator, search for "dance" and my question will show up. My name on there is "duckyone" and I asked if he had to take dance lessons or was just born with awesome dance moves. Curly Girly would love it if Elmo answered my question, because she loves loves LOVES! Elmo. So please vote!

Thanks in advance!

OH! "Ask Elmo" has been showing up as an ad right below this blog post, so if you see it you can click and it will take you right to it! Badda-bing!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Walking is hard!

I've decided I'm going to put up nifty YouTube clips on here from time to time. That way, you have something cool to watch, and I have something cool to talk about. Hopefully, you watched the funny Sesame Street clip I put up the other day. Today, here is a clip of Japanese precision marchers (I don't know if it's a drill team or what)...

Isn't that pretty cool? I was in marching band during high school, and I could barely march in a straight line even when I wasn't actually playing my instrument. Then I got the genius idea of joining the percussion section so I marched around all crooked with a giant drum strapped to my front. These marching guys don't have any problem walking in a straight line, or doing all sorts of neat formations. I'm in awe of their "mad marching skillz." Also, it occurs to me that I am glad that I don't drive, because if I ever got pulled over, I would fail a sobriety test if they asked me to walk in a straight line. (Would I even be able to drive in a straight line? I can't walk straight, I can't even cut a straight line with scissors!)


Old people in the future

 I took Curly Girly to the nursing home to visit my buddy Millie again (she's doing well, in case you were wondering), and she was sitting in her room watching Dragnet. The last few times I have come to see her, she's been watching Little House on the Prairie. She also tells me that she likes to watch Lawrence Welk. (Well, not watch, since she's blind, but you know what I mean.) I haven't seen a single episode of any one of these shows. I think I've seen maybe a few minutes of Little House once or twice. All I know that they were made before I was born. In the case of The Lawrence Welk show, that was made even before my parents were born. As I was walking out, I saw a lady watching I Love Lucy, which is also really old, but I've actually seen that, and it's pretty funny.

So I bet you're wondering why I'm rambling on about what old ladies watch in nursing homes. It just got me to thinking. What will I watch when I'm a little old lady in a nursing home? I can just picture me sitting there in a wheelchair, watching Saved By The Bell or The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If that's what's going to happen, I'm all for it! 

"Now pass me my prune juice and bowl of peppermints, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on!"

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Ok, so my sister (1 of my whole 3 followers, whee) knows this already, but my other 2 probably don't, and I feel like talking about it anyway, so here goes. I like corn. Corn hates me. Stupid corn.

I suppose I'm not technically allergic to corn, but only because I haven't gotten officially testing. But corn is like the Joker to my Batman. It makes me sick and whiny and unpleasant to be around. It makes my stomach angry. Soaps and shampoos can make my skin come off in chunks. And when they cut down the corn field near my house, I get a little wheezy. Basically, not fun.

I was on some medication over the winter. It made me sick, but I needed it at the time, and I thought the medication just didn't agree with me. I was sick to my stomach every single day for 6 months, and I dropped down to almost 100 lbs. Then one day, I got the genius idea to see if there was corn in it. Surprise! Corn! I found a super good list of hidden corn ingredients (fancy chemical names and whatnot), and took it to my doctor. THAT was drama. The doctor kept switching my medications (at the time not knowing what the problem was), and upon discovering the problem, just told me either I could switch to a super expensive (but still problematic) med, or go back to a cheap one I knew I was already allergic to. In one phone conversation, I had the rudest nurse ever, who was like, "WHAT do you want us to do?" When I told her I just wanted to feel better, told me to try to get a prescription for a powerful anti-nausea medication that they give to people going through chemotherapy or extreme morning sickness. Chances are, I'd be allergic to that too.

I don't have a problem with the actual medications, it's the fillers and shells of the pills. I can't even take multivitamins without having issues. Even IV solution makes me queasy. I actually have a coworker with the same allergy, and she said she can't even take birth control, which is good for me to know. I haven't taken it, but I guess I won't, since I'm skinny and constant stomachaches don't help that!

Anyway, I quit the medications after my doctors told me they would just keep putting me on stuff I was allergic to. I don't recommend going cold turkey, but I was miserable, and they had me taking half pills of the lowest dose, trying to help me while minimizing the reactions, but since the reaction was from the actual pill, that didn't work.  I am feeling much better now, but I am wondering if all those medications caused some sort of long term or permanent damage? I wonder if any of you out in Internet-land know the answer to that. I am still getting stomachaches and the feeling of cold acid, especially in the mornings, which makes for unpleasant days at work. Today, I could barely eat at work, my stomach was bothering me, I kept getting shivers, and I was shaking like a chihuahua. And before you ask, because everyone does- no, I'm not pregnant. Yes, I'm sure I'm not pregnant. And this may be some sort of revenge on me for not getting morning sickness when I was pregnant. Ha!

So yeah, that's my little allergy story. I try to manage it, but grocery shopping is lame (seriously, corn is in so many things), and corn allergies aren't widely recognized yet, so it's hard to get doctors to listen about it. I feel like it will get better for me in time though. :) I am switching to nights at work (my husband got a job, yay!), and I think that will help me feel better. Plus, having a boss with the same allergy is super helpful since she is so understanding. I am determined to feel normal and human again!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010


You know you watch too much Sesame Street when you see or hear something dirty every time you watch. By now, you know that I talk about this a lot. Now I've got my husband noticing funny things in the show. But just so you don't think I'm totally crazy, I'm definitely not the only one who sees these things. Check out this clip from Jimmy Kimmel, where he censors perfectly normal words to make the clips seem not-so-wholesome. It's slightly vulgar with the way they bleeped stuff out, just so you know!

Hopefully you enjoyed that. I know it made me smile. Sesame Street, you know I love you! Especially, you, Elmo. BLEEP you, Elmo! :)