30 August 2006
I loved Laura’s dress and she looked really good in it – it might be my favorite design of all season. Angela hung herself. When she turned around it looked like she had crapped her pants. Vincent’s outfit was perfect for him – it looked like something a mental patient from the future would wear. Michael and Jeffrey were great too. Kayne was Kayne.
They really dragged out that elimination – I was on pins and needles just like Heidi says! Bye bye bag lady! Thank GOD!
Note to the producers: no more shirtless shots of Kayne, please.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that. These are pictures of our current kitchen -- white and boring! Our new cabinets are due to arrive this Friday and work is to begin next week. I'll probably take photos of the progress/devastation along the way. As of Friday I will have zippy appliances. Well, we're planning to have the new refrigerator plugged in in the living room. But the others will wait off to the side while the work is done. So we'll be living off grilling, paninis, and microwavable food for a while. Houman's visiting this weekend -- good thing he doesn't expect a home-cooked meal. Or at least he won't after reading this.
29 August 2006
Since we had boarded up our house so early we decided to head to the beach and watch the storm roll in. There were crazier people than us there - kite surfers.
It's actually really nice out - no humidity and 80 degrees! We stayed tuned to the situation on the trip.
We couldn't even get a good steak and lobster meal so we headed back home.
We made it back home just before Starbucks closed (Jamba Juice had already betrayed me by closing early). Free pomegranate frappucinos! Which are even better with vodka in them!
So back to our home and back to the wonderful view out our living room window. It's like I'm in prison! Only slightly less teabagging!!!
We put up most of the hurricane shutters last night and we're doing the rest soon. They are pretty easy to put up - just overlapping metal slats basically, then drilling the nuts on the bolts. I'd rather put them up than shovel snow any day.
It's so eerie because you're in the house with no natural light - that's why we saved the ones in the living room for today. It'll be weird to have the storm pass over without being able to look outside and see it. I definitely want to watch it approach. The local news is on all day, like a snowstorm up north. And I did just laugh out loud when the anchorwoman said - "Whenever a storm is approaching you just get that pit in your stomach, like, 'We can be totally obliterated.'" Women.
Mike's office is closed today and tomorrow. It seems like a lot of stuff shuts down - except the Pancake House and Super Target thank god!
28 August 2006
Digging T-Bag and his reattached hand. At least he threw up - see it DOES hurt! I was shocked that T-Bag killed the doctor, but I don't know why. I love T-Bag so much I tend to forget he's a kidnapper/rapist/murderer.
I guess LJ's screwed. But I also wonder if they handed him something while struggling in the elevator.
Bellick was genuinely upset that he lost his job, but it's all he has really. And I was like, Is Sara getting off scott free? But next week - evidently not. So sad that so many good people had to lose their jobs because of Michael Scofield.
I've never seen this kind of incomplete forecast before. It's like they've just given up. I could write this forecast. Which makes me believe the local stations here are more realist and less alarmist than the ones up north. If this were a snowstorm in Maryland, one station would say we're getting a dusting and the other would say we're getting a foot. But at least the blanks would be filled in!! And I like how they won't even venture a guess at a temperature. Like it's gonna be 45 all of the sudden.
DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey's body does not match sample DNA from suspect John Mark Karr, Denver, Colorado's KUSA television station reports.
Of course it doesn't. I called this the minute I saw him. He's totally nuts, but he didn't do this. I know from crazy.
We're officially under a Hurricane Watch. Schools will be closed tomorrow. It's due to hit tomorrow night. We'll probably put up most of the hurricane shutters tonight. Better to be safe than sorry I suppose. Hopefully I'm just being a baby because it's My First Hurricane.
27 August 2006
8:50 I don't even want to discuss Jean Smart's denial. But I am looking forward to that Barry Manilow performance. I'm glad Greg Garcia won for "My Name is Earl" - he used to intern on The Don & Mike Show don't you know.
9:00 The only way this Dick Clark tribute could be more riveting is if it were delivered by Alan Alda.
9:02 And now Dick Clark is on stage and I feel really, really bad for making that comment. God bless you Dick Clark.
9:15 I don't know if I want to live in a world where Barry Manilow beats Stephen Colbert. I just don't know.
9:30 Every year I look forward to the little videos of the nominations for Best Variety/Comedy Show Writing. This year didn't disappoint, especially the Conan Indian writing staff.
9:45 Haven't Middle Easterners dominated the Emmys for long enough? Steve Carell was robbed!
10:45 I was awoken from my Emmy coma -- Jack Bauer rules!
11:00 Yes, The Office IS the best comedy on television and 24 IS the best drama. Emmys - you're not all bad!
25 August 2006
From TVGuide: Fox is confirming that Michael Angarano — aka Jack's long-lost son on Will & Grace — is joining 24 on a recurring basis.
I love this kid! He's like the white Behrooz. They just keep getting all the money C-list celebrities on this show.
24 August 2006
Get ready for a segregated "Survivor."
On the upcoming season of the CBS show as contestants will be divided into four tribes by ethnicity; blacks, whites, Latinos and Asians will be in separate groups.
The announcement was made on CBS' Early Show. Host Jeff Probst says the idea "actually came from the criticism that 'Survivor' was not ethnically diverse enough." He says the twist fits in perfectly with what "Survivor" does, saying the show is "a social experiment. And this is adding another layer to that experiment." Probst says contestants had mixed reactions to the racial divisions.
Keep in mind that the blacks can't swim and that some of the whites may actually be Jews.
At first I thought designing for the "everyday woman" meant "fattie". But it was really cool that the models were their moms and sisters and that the designers couldn't pick their own relative.
Michael Kors's mom was the same shade of orange!!! I guess it's his natural skin tone, or they take frequent mother/son trips to Mystic Tan.
Way to have kid #6 Laura!! (I had already heard that so the news didn't shock me.) Did she get pregnant while on the show? If the kid comes out black or with neck tattoos we know who the daddy is!!
Only a Grade A Cocky Douchebag like Jeffrey would fight with someone's mom. And then have his own mom crying. What a mess he is. I think that officially puts him at the top of the list of Evil Project Runway contestants. And I don't know what that outfit was. He probably should have gone home, though I'm also glad he stayed so he can continue to fight with Angela.
Although I liked Robert initially, he hasn't been good these last couple challenges, so I'm fine with him going. Go Michael!!
22 August 2006
21 August 2006
And it was awesome. So fun to see them now on the outside and see how the show will be evolving. And it’s as preposterous as ever and I LOVE IT!!!!! Gotta love T-Bag being so tough he freakin’ has his hand reattached without anesthesia!! I need to do some online hunting to find a bigger PB nerd who has deciphered the braille-looking stuff on the note Michael left for Sara.
From EW:I love this guy. Doesn't sound like the role will call for him to be funny though. Still, it's another great casting addition brought to you by the great folks at 24.
"Harold & Kumar" star Kal Penn has joined the cast of Fox's action drama "24" in a recurring role. He will play a guy who is somehow involved with the Islamic guru running the neighborhood mosque and might be the key to a terrorist plot.
20 August 2006
We also saw Snakes on a Plane. Spoiler alert: it's about a plane. With snakes on it. It was definitely entertaining and good for a rainy afternoon.
Now I get to get on a plane tomorrow and wait for the snake jokes. I'm off to New York for a few days of computer training for work. Yippee. At least the trip will allow me to catch up on my Junkies and Don & Mike podcasts, as well as finish out Season 1 of Prison Break.
19 August 2006
This morning we went shopping for granite. We're re-doing our kitchen -- the cabinets are expected around the beginning of September. We found a gorgeous granite! It was the opposite of what I thought I wanted. I thought I'd go with a darker granite with gray in it. This is mostly beige but has some great dark parts, some pink tones, and awesome movement. If we go with it we'll have to do a full granite backsplash because the movement is so gorgeous.
It was the last variety we looked at - out of about 50 - and it was fresh off the boat!
17 August 2006
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher
- Enhancement of driving with a .15 or higher
- Possession of marijuana while driving
16 August 2006
Vincent is such a mess. That dress was literally a shift with trash sprinkled on it. And he just LOVED it! At least Kayne can be honest and recognize that his wasn't good. Vincent actually said that his design "got him off". Eeww.
So glad Michael Kors is back because I love his insults too. The great one-two punch for Allison's dress: it looked like both a crumpled up dinner napkin and a brioche. Burn!
Jeffrey and Michael were great. I wasn't wild about Laura's like the judges were. Poor Allison. I think she's talented and I have a feeling the producers kept Vincent around simply because he's nuts. I'll miss her lazy-talker lisp too.
Veteran actor James Woods has dumped his 20-year-old girlfriend, Ashley Madison, after the stress from the May-December relationship sent him to the emergency room. The 59-year-old star was distraught after his brother Michael died unexpectedly of a heart attack last month and was shocked by Madison's insensitivity during his funeral. Woods' friend Scott Sandler tells the New York Daily News that Madison showed up for the service dressed inappropriately "in a 3-inch miniskirt and chain-smoking." He explains, "At the funeral she was concerned about the amount of magazines she was in. Jimmy was on his knees with tears staining his shirt, and she was showing pictures of herself. Jimmy was so overcome by grief his blood pressure went through the roof early last week, and he had to go to the hospital. When he came out, it was like he had seen the light." The actor has known Madison, the pal of a golfing buddy, since she was five-years-old. Adds Sandler, "She's the anti-Christ. She truly has the soul of a moth and the brain of a dead trout."
14 August 2006
And that "surprise" press conference -- good thing the girls had blown out their hair and put on lip gloss beforehand! Give me a break. Now we can get back to important Monday night television like Prison Break and 24.
If you haven't watched the first season of Prison Break, you have 1 week to catch up on 22 episodes of the most consistently good and fun-to-watch show on television. Buy the DVDs, rent them, steal them, whatever.
I'm wondering if the new season will be as good. I mean, without prison there will be no race riots, no prison love, no prison violence -- all the things I love so much. Most importantly, what about the homoeroticism between 2 brothers? Will that still be present on the outside? God I hope so.
This show kicks ass. I'm pretty salty that I have to travel to New York next Monday night, and will likely miss the premiere. If so, it'll be the first thing I do when I get back Wednesday evening!! I am butt excited for this show to start back up again.
13 August 2006
My sister Mary and her boyfriend Josh came to visit - our first visitors in Florida! Saturday we went to Jamba Juice, got to the beach at 9:30, stayed out until 2:00, and ate sweet potato fries at Lulu's. A great day!!! OK, so our shoulders ended up a little pink. The ocean is so clear here and the beach is so nice.
Today we went to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino to lose $3 at slots. Then to Hollywood. P.S.: Don't go there. Then we ate Pubic Pie for dinner. Oh, I'm sorry - Publix Key Lime Pie. It was money.
10 August 2006
Eric Balfour has signed on to reprise hisWell this is just great news all around. I, like many 24 nerds, have been awaiting Milo's return. And of course Chloe's ex is great. And the baddies will be Middle Eastern - what more could you ask for? Siddig was great in Syriana. I've been so obsessed with Prison Break lately - now I'm getting excited for 24 again!!
Season 1 role as independent CTU contractor Milo Pressman as a series regular. In other 24 news, former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine doc Alexander Siddig is joining the cast as one of the evildoers behind the big Season 6 plot. Additionally, Carlo Rota (aka Mr. Chloe O'Brian) will be back as a series regular.
09 August 2006
Once again Michael and Kayne were fabulous!! I mean I thought Michael's was just amazing. The Crazy Brothers - Vincent and Bradley - were hideous. I didn't like Jeffrey's at all. And I'm ashamed to say that Angela's was really really good. And Robert's wasn't. Angela and Robert have done a total 180 from the beginning of the season. Hopefully tonight will be a wake-up call for Robert because he's been my top pick - he did some great stuff at the beginning and needs to go back to that.
08 August 2006
Season One on DVD today!! At long last I have something truly fulfilling to do during the day. I worked 11 hours yesterday, so once I've finished my couple hours of work today I'm going into the SHU with Michael Scofield, T-Bag, and friends.
And Season 2 premieres August 21!
04 August 2006
03 August 2006
02 August 2006
Angela winning totally blows because I do NOT like to see Angela confident. She jumps up and down and squeals and it's not pretty. Go back to making your hideous skirts and rosettes and LEAVE!
I was shocked to see Bonnie get kicked off because she got kicked off last week. Oh no, that was Katharine. They were the same person to me. Too close of a call for my Main Gay Robert. Pull it together, man!
Next week: Michael Kors returns in all his orange glory. I really missed him because I just know he would have used the word "vulgar" to describe some outfits these last 2 challenges. Can't wait to see him cut down Angela.
01 August 2006
Actor-director Mel Gibson apologized Tuesday for making anti-Semitic remarks during his drunken driving arrest last week, saying the comments were "blurted out in a moment of insanity."
So Mel says he's not an anti-Semite. But what kind of person just blurts these things out when they're drunk? They have to come from somewhere. When H gets drunk he talks about how he likes to bang 14-year-old girls. Does that mean he's not a pedophile? I don't think so.
Did you like that? How I threw H under the bus instead of writing about what I say when I'm drunk?
Batman is heading into a sequel, titled "The Dark Knight," and he will face off against the Joker, this time played by Heath Ledger. Christian Bale, the star of last year's "Batman Begins," will reprise his role as Bruce
Wayne/Batman and Christopher Nolan is returning to the directing chair. An early 2007 start date is being eyed for the sequel. Before then, Bale and Nolan will be in theaters this fall with the Disney release "The Prestige."
I'm all for this!!! Yippee!!! And "The Prestige" looks kick-ass too!