September 1, 2007
Hey! Guess what?!
I am officially banned from that drama-filled chatroom — and their room boards.
Now, I find this terribly amusing!
One, I haven't posted to their room board in over two weeks and it was not anywhere near harassing! Secondly, I haven't been in the chat room in, well, MONTHS! I'm made out to be some big baddie that's been harassing all the members! OMG, I think the little boy raggy needs to get a grip on life!
I have not spoken out against the room, though I did speak out against one person. She had seen fit to bring my real name to a message board outside of their home. I let her know on ICQ that the admins of that board had my complaint on file and to have a nice day, and I responded to her board post with, not assumptions or false allegations, but facts. In fact, I still have all those old room scripts, in snapshot form as well, to back up every word. Tsk.
What comes to mind is a little boy in the midst of a schoolyard, being the big bully who kicks his feet, balls up his fists, turns his face all red and cries because no one will play the game the way he wants it played.
I'll quote one of his ass-kissers: "Too bad, so sad."
Now, on to things that I care about.
Dancing With the Stars has announced the new line-up! They are:
- MELANIE BROWN — "Mel B.," a.k.a. "Scary Spice," is best known as a member of the Spice Girls, is partnered with MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who returns for his fourth season. Maksim… is hot.
- SABRINA BRYAN — Actress and recording starred as a member of an all-girl singing group in Disney Channel's original movie, The Cheetah Girls, is partnered with newcomer MARK BALLAS.
- HELIO CASTRONEVES — The two-time Indianapolis 500 champion began the celebratory tradition of climbing the racetrack fence in 2001, racing for Team Penske is teamed up with reigning champ JULIANNE HOUGH, who returns for her sophomore season. I absolutely believe they will be the team to watch out for! Julianne is one of my favorite of the professional dancers.
- MARK CUBAN — The owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team is partnered with KYM JOHNSON, who returns for her third season. Kym is beautiful and a delight to watch!
- JENNIE GARTH — Actress in the popular television series Beverly Hills: 90210, her partner is newcomer DEREK HOUGH, brother of Season Four winner Julianne Hough.
- JOSIE MARAN — Model/actress who has appaeared on multiple covers for Glamour magazine in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue; she is paired with Season One winner ALEC MAZO, who makes his third appearance.
- CAMERON MATHISON — Actress on All My Children. Mathison's partner is EDYTA SLIWINSKA, the only professional dancer to appear in all five seasons. Edyta is such a beautiful, graceful dancer.
- FLOYD MAYWEATHER — "Pretty Boy" Floyd is a six-time world champion in five different weight classes and the current RING and World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion of the World, with an astounding undefeated record of 38-0, with 24 knockouts. Mayweather teams with KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her third season. I thought Karina a great dancer, but with her major attitude problem and bad sportsmanship she displayed when she lost that first year, I lost all respect for her. I thought it fitting she got cowboy-bull-in-a-china-shop partner Billy Ray Cyrus last year, a definite that she would not make it to the finals. It looks like that may be the case here as well; Floyd is a great boxer, but I don't see him as a great dancer. I think perhaps the people behind the scenes on this show also felt Karina's sportsmanship poor that first year and these are her rewards.
- WAYNE NEWTON — The Legend, Mr. Las Vegas is partnered with two-time champ CHERYL BURKE. I love Cheryl; she is one class act and a fabulous dancer. She won two-years in a row; sadly I don't think Wayne will carry her to victory again.
- MARIE OSMOND — Toothy half of Donny & Marie, and a member of the very famous Mormon family, is partnered JONATHAN ROBERTS, who returns for his fourth season.
- ALBERT REED — Model who has been featured in national ad campaigns for such clothiers as Abercrombie & Fitch; he's teamed up with ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, who returns for her second season.
- JANE SEYMOUR — Actress/artist/author/activist/designer is paired with TONY DOVOLANI, who returns for his fourth season.
YAY! It's the first day of a three day weekend and now I'm off to enjoy life!
September 4, 2007
It's back to work after a nice three-day weekend. Um, is it Friday yet?
Despite a bunch of junk in the online world, the important thing, and the thing I particularly give a Rattt's behind about, is that it was a gorgeous weekend, with fabulous weather, a relaxing three days with my man and pooch, and some fun with a friend. It ended with me broiling up some yummy New York strip streaks, served along with some cheese-topped steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes, watching Rocky movies and Sanford and Son before dozing off for the night.
As for anything else? Pffffffffft!
New pictures will be placed on my granddaughter's photo album! It's back to web work this week after a much-needed break from it; lots of projects in the works that will keep me busy.
The new fall television line-up is announced and of course, my favorite show, Traveler, is not coming back. Yet anyway. Glancing at what did come back, at least Men in Trees, House, Boston Legal, Ugly Betty and Bones will be back. John Laroquette will be joining Boston Legal which is great. Night Court arrives on the doorstep of the Boston Legal Eagles. Just as long as it doesn't interrupt those scotch and cigar moments between Alan and Denny! I'm in love with Alan Shore…
After last year's The Bachelor that program is permanently on my "Never Watch Again" list.
Ah… the important stuff of life…
September 7, 2007
Last night was the finale for Who Wants to be a Superhero. It just seemed to come very fast this year in comparison to last year. In the first hour, I was quite proud of Hygena sacrificing herself to be bait for the attack dogs — and keeping her cool! That, I know, was particularly frightening, and even with protective gear — it hurts! I remember last year the test with the guard dogs; even most of the men froze up with fear.
Though I was not expecting Hygena to be the winner, there was still a small possibility. I knew it really was a thin line between HyperStrike and The Defuser and who would win. While HyperStrike is athletic and a favorite of kids, The Defuser consistently showed his leadership.
It was leadership that gave The Defuser the win.
I love this:
Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.
Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he saw is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them a single red rose! Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house.
Jack takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick:
"Honey, breakfest is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make you your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jillian."
Jack stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His son, is also at the table, eating. He asks, "Son… what happened last night?"
"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway and got that black eye when you ran into the door."
Confused, Jack asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"
His son laughs and replies, "Oh THAT! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, 'Leave me alone bitch, I'm married!'"
- Broken Coffee Table $239.99
- Hot Breakfast $4.20
- Two Aspirins $.38
- Saying the right thing at the right time… PRICELESS
So, Apple has greatly reduced the price of the iPhones (of course!) and now all the dumbclucks who stood in line for hours to purchase one when it first was released are complaining, writing letters, and making phone calls. Tsk. But, Apple is giving them some sort of rebate or something to appease them. The iPhone is cool, but I like my gold RAZR just fine.
I never rush out to buy new, updated, revamped, made-better-than-ever electronics. The prices always go down.
I think tonight may be a Rogue Galaxy night.
September 12, 2007
Out driving during lunch time, I found this place here in the town where I work… it's called… Authentic California Tex-Mex Restaurant. I went inside, expecting to see the place run by Chinese which typical for New York "authentic" Tex-Mex places, and, I was shocked.
Poor Brittany Spears. The pressures of life are making her fat, cranky and bald — and unable to perform. Have you seen the You-Tube of her fan? I think it's a girl… or maybe its a guy… no one seems to quite know for sure. It's just precious when he/she says, "Leave Brittany alone! She's got PRESSURE in life!" *insert sobbing* "If you have something against Brittany… you deal with ME!" *insert a MAJOR sob*
*Sniff* Yeah… I'm skeered.
Did you know Brittany earns $754,000 — and change — per month? That's just the profits she's riding on from her company…
Our country's health insurance is just mind boggling at times. *Gets out my soap box and stands atop it*
A client of ours has cancer, and a particular medication that was prescribed to him has kept him in remission for something like four years. A very major health insurance company recently told him that he has "reached the limit" for the drug.
So, he's supposed to just die now?
After appealing, they've agreed to pay for the medication again. Except (bet you knew there was a "but")… because it's a controlled drug he can only get a two-week supply at a time.
Let's just stress a cancer patient out, reduce his lifetime, then we won't have to foot the medical bill anymore. That seems to be the perspective of the health insurance company.
Appeals are underway again… I say, send the bill to Brittany.
*puts the soap box away before the subject of television and magazine ads for prescription drugs is brought up*
Ahhhh… I think I'll make tacos tonight.
September 18, 2007
It's almost officially autumn, and the air suddenly changed from humid and sticky to breezy, crisp and cool. I want to go for a drive this season and check out all the changing leaves. I love autumn.
Poor Brittany. She has temporarily lost custody of her children. Go figure. *inserts Chris Crocker: "LEAVE BRITTANY ALONE!"*
And good ol' OJ is back in prison, and oh my, he swears he didn't do it; it was his stuff, so it wasn't stealing. Déjà vu anyone?
I am sorely disappointed in the NFL football games thus far this season. The college games we watched one Saturday (all day long and into the night) were far better than the pro games! This past weekend was a repeat of the weekend prior; everyone coming into work and grumbling about the Giants, the Jets, and how most teams are pretty crappy these days.
My boss gave me the three days before the Thanksgiving holidays off, so now I have that entire week off and I'm so looking forward to it. I'd like to go to Oregon to see my granddaughter (finally!) but I'll have to see how things go.
It's a gorgeous day today. I think I'm going to walk the nature trail at lunch time.
September 25, 2007
So… the Iranian President is here and New York City said no, he can't view the 9/11 ground zero area, which, I think is probably the right thing. Very controversial. The President of Columbia University, though, put his foot in his mouth, I think. Incredibly, I thought the students more intelligent in their questions to him than the leader of their University.
Personally, with all the commotion and zillions of millions of dollars spent to keep this guy from getting killed here, and all the individual protests everywhere, and all the hoopla and outrage… I think the best approach to make a statement is silence.
I think my bathroom scale is broken. Either that, or incredibly I have neither gained nor lost even a pound in well over a year. Hmmm…
Speaking of which, I watched that show Fat March from start to finish. I have to commend those 400+ pounders that actually made it all the way walking from Boston to DC! I would have died myself after 1 mile let alone 400+ miles. - LOL-I woke up this morning to get up and at 'em... and ended up three minutes late to work. That is, if you consider 8:00 a.m. my actual start time; I always have, but apparently I've been wrong. Though, I generally am at my desk by 7:40. However, I wouldn't have been late had I not had to spend five minutes (at least) looking for my car keys (they were in my lunch box… geez&hellp;), hit severe traffic (who loosed the cows onto the street?!), encountered an accident along the way (and all the cows just had to stop to take a peek to see if there was blood and gore and stuff like that), had to stop and chat with a cop who wanted to ticket me for my missing license plate and though I hadn't planned to stop for coffee, my car just took me there on its own. I SWEAR it did! -LOL- I drove up and I'm like, shit, I'm going to be really late now! Well not a whole lot; the deli is a whole two minutes from my office. So, I as the elevator starts rumbling and takes me upward, my stomach which has been nagging, suddenly starts killing me and I had to… uh… take care of things before I stepped into my office.
I thought it was nothing really, my stomach. I was okay the rest of the morning, got my lunch heated up and sat down with it. A half hour later I'm back, the little breakfast I had (a piece of toast and yogurt) now resides in the Westchester County sewer system, I have flushed my body of every imaginable amount of waste product that should be humanly possible in a single person in an entire week, my lunch is cold, and thusly it is now going in the garbage because I don't even want to think of food at the moment. But, ironically, I feel a lot better now.
Okay, that was gross. Sorry.
Oh yeah, my license plate. Someone stole the front one last week. I got one ticket already, too. Yay.
Okay, the sad thing about that ticket, is — what are the cops of NYC doing? A missing license plate is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY up there on the list of priorities of law enforcement; meanwhile, the drugs deals continue down the street uninterrupted.
Anyway, so, Dancing With the Stars looks quite promising this year! I think they all did very well, though Josie Maran and Jenna Garth I wasn't much impressed with. The men have competition this year! Could it be a year for a woman to win?
September 28, 2007
So, the judge in the custody case for Brittany Spears says that he wants Brittany observed extensively for a month, or so, because there is a possibility her erratic behavior stems from substance abuse. Ya THINK?
Is there disgruntlement from her former bodyguard? Definitely. Is he lying? Probably not. Do I care? Not particularly.
The first of the finale for Top Chef got rid of a chef that I had thought deserved to go home long before: Brian. There are only so many ways to do surf n' turf before you get boring; and he got boring waaaaay back there. I think perhaps of the three left, Casey will end up winning. Hung is just a bit too cocky when he starts feeling too secure in his place. Not winning any of the challenges was upsetting. *sniffs* To him. I, myself, am rooting for Casey.
Dancing With the Stars provided some very good dancers this year, though Josie Maran's departure was not a surprise; she really was the worst dancer of the celebs. There's a couple of others that will fall off quickly, I think, and after that, it will be a tight race for the remaining contenders.
Didn't Dolly look good for a 60-plus-something-year-old? The wonders of cosmetic surgery, lighting effects and the magic of television. Okay, I can't say anything bad about Dolly.
Boston Legal is off to a grand start. Okay, well, the part with Denny and Alan comparing urine streams was … interesting. Please don't tell me that aging men really do that. I do not wanna know!
And on Ugly Betty, Alex who became Alexis is back thinking he is Alex again. And you think your family is dysfunctional?
On that note, the weekend begins… now.