because their site seems to cut off right before she walks into the store.... and for a limited time only (I will take it down as soon as their site is fixed)
I haven't blogged about TV in a while, but the MOST RIDICULOUS TV show ever has brought me out of retirement on that subject.... Armed and Dangerous... Seriously?!?!? Officer Latoya Jackson is afraid.... of cats?!?!??!?! how does she look in the mirror? she looks just like a cat!!!! Also, the hair! Ho wlong will it take before a drunk she's trying to "arrest" pulls that weave right off her head?
Thank you CBS, that was honestly the funniest, laugh-out-loud comedy I've seen in a LONG time!!!
PS: I got a prescription for sleeping pills, I slept an entire night last night, yeah me! My travel mate-friend and I split the packing list today (so we don't double up on the "just in case" stuff that we will most likely not need anyways), we are leaving two weeks from today!!!!!!
Tonight was the thrid weekly meeting of the Grey's Anatomy staff viewing party. After a roaring start of 3 staff members and one boyfriend, we are holding steady at 2 staff members for the second week in a row.
I happen to really like these 2 gilrs, one of whom is the manager, and let's face it, my own personal assistant, life organiser. Without her, I'd be lost. The other is unfortunately leaving next week, after being with us since the opening of the big store a year and a half ago. But she graduated back in June, so now she is moving on to a real world job, and the store will miss her terribly (especially since she was Handy Girl, the one who could fix anything when I'm not around to do it)
It's a little weird that the highlight of my social week is hanging out in my basement with snacks, wine and my staff. But we are having so much fun, we pause it to discuss and FF through the commercials to get to the good parts! But I'm starting to get a bit worried about the fact that my strongest relationships are either in the computer or with people who depend on me for a paycheck.....
Meanwhile, how much did you LOVE High-Meredith?!?!?! And the check, 8.7 Mil... .what the heck????
so it's 8:30 and if you are a fan, you are already 30 minutes into Grey's Anatomy.... I on the other hand, am waiting another 90 minutes to start watching. you see, I started watching when D, super-manager extraordinaire lend me her Season 1 DVDs. Then I got season 2 online and have been anxiously awaiting the faith of the panties all summer.
Last week, we started talking at work how we should all get together to watch it, a la Melrose Place. Except that *the kids* at work are all too young to remember Melrose Place.... Anyhooo, long story short, the staff, almost all of them, are coming over tonight at 10 pm (after they close the store, of course) and we shall watch together. I have been giddy all week about this! Two of them got together last night to make vegan snacks! So it's totally not like I'm the only excited one!
Is it a little sad, however, that I, a grown woman, mother, business owner, am waiting for my college-aged staff to come over and watch TV with me? When I put it like that.... maybe they think of me as like the boss in The Office...... No, this is not some team building exercise!!!
I'm well into the first child-sized dog-print 6 oz cup of Rosé of the night, and some guy just won for Writing, My name is Earl..... So far, pretty boring. Conan's opening bit was a bit funny. Actually, this writer guy's acceptance speach is hilarious: the people he is NOT thanking, including the teacher who made him shut up and G-d who took his hair....
Can you tell the wine is working, 'cause I'm not making much sense....
We went to the country house this weekend, an attempt at R&R. Except the last time we went, in July, we had to go out and buy 4 fans to beat the 36 degree Celcius heat (that's in the 90's for the rest of the continent). And now, mid August, we had to make a fire on Friday night. A fire, in the fireplace, to warm up the house, because the temperature was around 2... that's a couple of degrees above freezing (which I have no idea in Imperial.... I only know temps in metric)
I'll be back if anythign exciting happens on the Emmys
WFT??? Barry Manilow's face looks like Joan Rivers!!!! Creepy...
Wentworth presenting... yummy yum yum. yes, he plays for the other team, but still....
Hugh Laurie speaking French!! also yummy yum yum!
Candice Bergen, she's a little bit country, a little bit formal..... seriously, ball gown skirt on the bottom, dress shirt on top, tacky huge belt in the middle..... But wait, it's the Spelling tribute. Let's see if Tori Huband-stealer Spelling will make an appearance....
She's there, so is her no-good child-abandonning husband (and this is NOT the wine talking).... Wonder if Candy insisted she sit in the back rows....
the Angels are still hot! (and very wrinkle-free)
Was that a weird ending to the spelling tribute? The Angels cry, they show a clip and then cut to commercial... weird.
NOTE TO SELF: remember tomorrow to tell the story of the girl who sent her mom to the store to quit for her.....
Eva Longoria is Swan Lake Barbie!!! She'd better fire her stylist, pronto!
The Phileminator wins! Watching the Emmys and hearing Phil explain that "A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with it's own pros and cons": Priceless!
Frankly, the show is boring, the dresses are boring, I give up... Maybe I should have had more wine.
I must post again to night because I simply have to publicly declare my love for Gene Simmons' Family Jewels..... I am no reality TV novice, I know about loose scripting and editing, but the love in thtat family just emanates on the screen, their kids are the most unbelievably cute and well adjusted kids I've ever seen, and happily unmarried for 23 years, I LOVE THAT! This is now my favorite show, even ahead of Project Runway!
So here I was, back to regular posting, the TV almost completely turned off, with nothing to do but read blogs and entertain you with my mundane existence... And then you people turned me onto Grey's Anatomy! In the last 10 days, I have watched both seasons. I actually finished on Saturday night, so that would mean I did it in 7 days.... Damn you! And how come nobody warned me about the bomb episode.... That required a warning people! I didn't have kleenex nearby, and it's not like I could pause or anything, I mean, the hand, the bomb... Someone should have warned me!
I thank youf or your suggestions of shows to download. Here is where i'm at: Already saw Six Feet Under, used to watch Buffy the first few years but it got too much after a while, I really can't go back there... I have yet to put my hands on Firefly, but in the meantime, I got Weeds, which i've almost seen already, but I think i missed the first 3 and i could totally watch the whole thing again. I also got Entourage, which I think will be good viewing with the hubby, along with The Closer. Now we just have to burn it all on DVDs to watch on the tv, rather than on my laptop in bed til 2 am, like I did with G'sA!
On a totally unrelated topic, I got dressed in my finest AND put on lipstick two nights in a row! We went to a wedding Sunday night and were invited to a lovely dinner party on Monday night. I can't remember the last time I put on lipstick 2 days in a row.... I have pictures from the wedding, I need to put one up, I looked particularly smashing, if I do say so myself!
Dumpling got a HepA vaccine today. We were at the doctor's for her 3rd bday checkup (3 montsh late!) and mentioned going to China at some point for Sprout, so he suggested we start her vaccination now. she needs another in 6 months, this one covers her 90%. On the one hand, I would like her to have part 2 before we go, on the other hand, it can't really still be 6 months before we can, right? I mean that's DECEMBER!!!!
what does it take to make me come out of my self-imposed computer hiatus? Dumpling's first ski lesson, with a blue bunny? No, because the pictures are still in the camera. A 2 page spread about hubby and I in the Quebec equivalent of Star magazine? nope (le lundi, for those of you who live here).
But TAR semin-finale taking place in my own city. For the whole episode!!! Oh my god!!!! Granted, it's family edition, but that Victoria Square metro station is a couple of blocks from our store, the station I used to get off at everyday when I worked at IATA. How did I not know about this? I had heard about them coming to Canada, but how did I not know they were HERE?!?!? I would have totally become a Fern and lead the Weavers astray. (cannot stand the Weavers. As I write this, it's not over yet and I hope they don't win!)
Also, if anyone read The Naked Ovary's post, I'm dying to know what that book says about my blog. But we don't have Borders here. let me know!
In Sprout news, our facilitator just confirmed this week that our DTC date of August 12th has given us a LID date of September 5th. The countdown can officially begin. I could start building a second baby shrine, but instead, I will be using Sprout's room as a temporary holding facility for all the crap (pardon me, collectibles) that will migrate from the house to the new country retreat.
And speaking of collectibles, I wasn't aware that our episode of Srading Tpaces was airing again yesterday, so if you are here after googling the store and somehow finding the blog, welcome!
Finally, a bit of TV commentary. I haven't said anything about TAR-Family because I really, really wanted to give it a good shot, but frankly, meh. There are no intersting personalities, and the complete lack of any adventure is just killing my show. Drive here, drive there, find a giant chair, please!
But there was one speck of interest on tv tonight, in the form of a guest appearance on L&O: SVU of Brian Bloom... Remember him? Dusty Donavan? Those freakishly piercing blue eyes.... haaaaaa, I'm 16 again! I had to google him and was shocked to see how much work he's actually gotten, I just missed it all!
As I write this, Rock Star has just announced that fellow Canuck JD has won. Honestly, I saw it coming and I don't care, 'cause I can't stand him. He's actually a good performer, but he's a jackass and way, way too full of himself. Now, as I give you my impressions of the rest of the early TV season, I will be hitting playback on the Ti-faux and finding out what happened on BB6...
Bones: I love the books, but I'm not really buying into the TV version... they cast her too young. In my mind, she's mid 40's, not early 30's. But you know, that dude from Buffy is watchable (I only ever saw a few episodes of Buffy)...
Head Cases: will not last the season. the crazy guy is funny, but O'Donell is totally not believable in this role. the premise is funny...
How i met your mother: meh... the red head is funny, he should end up with her, but if we see a different girl every week who turns out NOT to be the mother, it'll get old very, very soon.
Prison Break: still LOVING it! he's yummy, that's all I've got on this one.
House: not enough love in the world for how much I enjoy this show. Case in point, tonight's exchange between House and Cuddy:
C - Are you high?
H - It's Tuesday, I'm drunk.
C - It's Wednesday....
Martha: OK, flame me, but I'm loving funny Martha. Her self-depreciating humor totally got me, and watching her trying to cook with *normals* is great.
Survivor: OK, the first challenge was one of the most grueling, and therefor most entertaining to watch, ever. But I'm curious to see how the season develops, I'm not loving the return of the past participants...
My name is Earl is being Ti-Fauxed on the west coast feed, so we won't see it til tomorrow.
and the winner of BB6 is.... ***don't read if you dont' want to be spoiled*****
Maggie.... not the best outcome, but better than if Ivette had won. I mean, she won by letting others do all the work, but at least she wasn't a jerk the way the other one was....