Friday, November 5, 2010

My Best Ideas

My best ideas come and the worst possible moments.  Like when I am doing 50 down the road to the neighboring city.  By the time I get home, I have long forgotten that grand idea.  Other places my genius comes to life include:  the shower, the throne, at 2 in the morning when I wake up to go...well the throne again I guess.

Ryan got stung by a bee or something.  He has a welt on his thumb.  I peered at it, put a flashlight on it and still I couldn't see any evidence of a stinger or even a sliver or splinter.  He says it hurts and won't let me touch it.

Speaking of Ryan, and seems he has a problem keeping his hands to himself at school.  He and a few other boys were fighting the other day (again).  I asked Ryan about it.  He said that "J" and "I" think he is food.  I thought this very odd.  I asked why they think he is food.  He said they were going to eat him.  My wheels began to turn a little.  Sometimes they work!  I asked him if they said they were going to EAT him up, or BEAT him up.  Of course it was beat.  I talked with the teacher and hopefully got it all worked out.  Hopefully.

I saw on the news that the cost of food is going to start going up.  START!?  Start?  If they think this is news, they need a new job.  I have been watching food prices climb disgustingly for last three years.  People are so greedy.

One of Rich's students was in AZ, and they brought back these disgusting paperweights.  Scorpions.  Oh they are so ugly.  BLAH!  Kristin says they are cool.  She happily took one to her room.  Emily marveled over the other one, but didn't take it to her room.  No she left it in the bathroom.  Ryan told me there was a spider in the bathroom.  That it was dead and trapped.  I wondered why he was worried about a dead and trapped spider.  It was that gross scorpion.  A scorpion is an arthropod.  How I knew this, I do not know.  Especially since I can't remember what I made for dinner the night before!  I have all my memory files, it's just that are not in drawers.  It's just all piled up in one big heap.  So really I am not forgetful...I'm just trying to sift through the files.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Going and Going and Going....

Just like the Energizer Bunny, it seems I keep going and going and going.  Let's take a look at my week so far, shall we? 

Monday was an easier day:  Physical Therapy, home, shower, pick up Ryan from school, lunch, pick up the girls from school.  Then to the store to pick up some things for dinner.  See, an easy day.

Tuesday was Weight Watchers, doctor appointment, pick up the boy, lunch, Walmart, post office, pick up the girls from school.  I was gone almost the whole time the kids were at school here.

Wednesday was physical therapy, shower, pick up the boy, lunch at my moms.  Pick up the girls.  Zumba!!!

Each day includes the usual, homework, dinner and dishes and trying to fit in laundry and other chores.  It isn't any wonder after all my going that when I get a day where I don't have to go at all that I choose to sit.  So here I sit.  Ooops, I have to go...take a shower!  I guess I am still going after all.

How much going do you do?

Jenny Matlock

I am so totally geeking about going to Part One of HP and the Deathly Hollows. So much so, that I put a HP background on my blog.  It was cool.  But to find a color of text that was easy on the eyes against its black background was not happening.  So I opted for a fall choice instead.  

And I am also going to see it in IMAX.  It's the last in the series.  Why not go out with a bang?  Besides, it is supposed to be amazing in IMAX.  

But wear a costume.  Nah.  Maybe if I was 16 or 17, but I'll pass.

Now I am going to ride on the coattails of Drama Mama and see if you can figure out my heritage....

1.  German
2.  Russian
3.  Swedish

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DWTS 200th Episode!!

It is the 11th season and the 200th episode of Dancing with the Stars and to celebrate they brought in previous winners and participants to judge and head up the team dance off.  The returning stars had their best dance danced by their pick and they then helped in the judging of that particular dance. 

The two returning champions on the dance floor and in the Olympics came back to coach the dance teams.  Team Kristi Yamaguchi and Team Apollo Anton Ohno.  Both teams are coached by their champ and both teams dance the Cha-cha-cha.

Team Kristi:  Rick and Cheryl, Kyle and Lacey and Bristol and Mark

Team Kristi, in my humble opinion was the weaker team.  She and Apollo got to pick their teams.  Kristi did an awesome job with her team.  She is so positive and upbeat.  A great coach.  They performed brilliantly. Len said, "You are the under dogs, but you dogs put up quite a fight!"  Bruno thought it was a great Michael Jackson inspired Cha-Cha, despite Bristol "going wrong."  Carrie Ann begged to differ telling them they were in sync, working as a group and Bristol was right there with them.  And of course, "Rick was on fire!"

Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 24

 Team Apollo:  Brandy and Maks, Jennifer and Derek, and Kurt and Anna

This dance was a much more difficult dance.  And it was executed with near perfection.  Apollo makes a good coach, but he was a bit tougher than Kristi.  Bruno said it was the Cha Cha with the flavor of the hood.  Carrie Ann  told them that they all worked their best.  Len said they all upped their game.

Carrie Ann:  9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total: 27


Our first celebrity judge is Mel B. from season five.  She wowed the audience with her fiery Paso Doble.  And that is the dance that Kyle Macey and Lacey Schwimmer had to duplicate.  In this dance, Lacey says Kyle has to be aggressive and tough.  Which, she said are things he is not.  He is very much a boy in rehearsal, but he pulled it together and gave a serious and fierce performance.  No, it did not match Mel's, but he did good.  Len told him it was his best dance yet.  Mel told him he blew her away.  Bruno told him he had the energy and the attack of an untamed bull.  He warned him to keep his shoulders down. Carrie Ann pointed out that this was a hard number to live up to and that Mel was in her own power in her dance.  "You did the exact same thing."

Carrie Ann:9
Len: 9
Bruno: 8
Mel: 10
Total: 36/60

From season 3, Emmit Smith and his Tango.  In rehearsal, Anna keeps assuring Kurt that the dance isn't that hard.  He points out that it is not that hard for her.  And then he takes her to a football practice to see how the other half lives.  His dance was well done, but I felt he wasn't quite relaxed enough.  When he is more relaxed, he gets that Gene Kelly vibe!  Bruno said that he went from Mission Impossible(last week) to Mission Accomplished!  He got him on posture though.  Carrie Ann told him how she enjoyed Emmitt and the character he had originally brought to the dance, and then she applauded Kurt for bringing in his own.  And added that his posture had improved.  Emmitt told him he understood the posture thing.  "You're trying to protect yourself."  Emmitt went on to say he was dapper and that he saw something very special. Len praised him for coming back stronger each time, but told him to learn the difference between a flexed knee and a bent one.

Emmitt: 10
Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 34/61

Kelly Osborne from season 9 and her break out dance, the Viennese Waltz.  When   Kelly danced  this dance she danced  like she felt beautiful, and that is what made it so great.  Bristol and Mark have this dance.  Bristol does a lovely job, but here is my problem, I find myself comparing the two.  Apples and oranges.  At one point, I felt she wasn't trusting in Mark.  By week 7, your trust issues should be gone. Carrie Ann told her she has the power to touch us, but that she is slightly detached.
Kelly on the other hand was moved and appreciated how hard this was for her.  Len enjoyed her, pointed out her good foot work, but said that she lacks chemistry with her partner.  Bruno told her she moves well, and that it happens naturally.  He told that when she dances she needs to become someone else.

Kelly: 9
Carrie Ann: 8
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 33/57

Helio Castroneves from season 5 and his Quick Step from The Mask.  He was in a bright yellow suit in this performance much like the one Jim Carrey wore in the movie.  For this reason, Len Goodman called him, "Banana Man!"  The dance is  for Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke.  Cheryl brings in his girlfriend to help him loosen up and not be so serious.  Well it worked.  I have never seen him so relaxed and having so much fun as he did tonight.  Instead of yellow, Rick wore bright almost neon green.  Kristin dubbed him "Broccoli Man."  Personally I thought he looked like a giant Leprechaun.  But I like "Broccoli Man" better.  I digress.  Len told him that when he enjoys himself, 'we enjoy it.'  Bruno said he made more faces than Jim Carrey!  Helio accused him of stealing his moves, and then asked Len what his nickname would be.  They landed on Jolly Green Giant.  Really?  That's the BEST they can do?  I give you:  Broccoli Man!  And Carrie Ann told him it was by far his very best.

Helio:  10
Len: 9

Gilles Marini was next.  I was certain the dance would be his Argentine Tango.  It was amazing and well, it was hot.  But the dance, instead, was The Fox Trot for Brandy and Maks.  Maks tells her this dance is all about attitude and being hot and steamy.  It was all that and more.  Bruno said that it was a Fox Trot sizzling with sex.  "I've had enough for 3 months now!"  Then he pointed out a mistake that I missed. Gilles said that the performance was unreal! Carrie Ann told her she was beautiful and elegant, but told her not to make faces at her mistakes.  I missed that too.  Len said he was surprised at these people for picking on a little mistake when we have seen the most fantastic Fox Trot ever!!

Gilles: 9
CA: 9
Len: 10
Bruno: 9

Drew Lachey from season two and his Tango was for Derek and Jennifer.  This was a particularly hard week for her due to health issues.  Her doctor told her for every two hours of practice she is to stop and rest.  Gees.  I am ready to drop after an hour of Zumba!  After a couple of rough weeks, she comes back shinning.  Their Tango rocks my world.  Carrie Ann told her it was a great come back.  Len said she used that frustration from the past two weeks and put it into her Tango.  Bruno said it was like watching a Phoenix rise from its ashes looking more glorious than before.  Drew told her that her musicality was amazing and that her lines were amazing.

Drew:  10
CA: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 9
Total: 37/64

I really enjoyed their 200th celebration! But all good things must come to an end, and alas, we must bid adieu to our beloved "Broccoli Man."  Indeed, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke are the couple going home. 

Photos From:  ABC

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Multiple Personalities

My lovely Kristin awarded me with her own special brand of a blog award.  Her award to me is the "Multiple Personalities" award.  She wants me to show my many different personalities.  Well who am I?  Sybil?  On some days, one might wonder.
I can be fearful

But watch out for Mama Bear
But in the end, all those faces belong to me. 

I am who I am and I make no apologies for that.  Thank you Kristin, for helping step a lot little out of my comfort zone.

Come back tomorrow for my DWTS recap!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Why? Why? Why?

Kids are naturally curious, naturally energetic and naturally...well they are naturally LOUD!  Because they are curious, energetic and loud, they have to ask why...why...why...why...WHY!?  And sometimes you just want to say, BECAUSE!  But now I want to ask why...because I want a turn!

Why is it that two hours of trick-or-treating invigorates the kids, but completely wipes me out?  I mean I remember trick-or-treating for hours a couple of hours and feeling like I could go back out again and snag some more candy.  Now it's more like, okay we've been at it for five minutes an hour so let's go home.

How old is to old to trick-or-treat?  Yeah, I know it's not a why question, but it's still a question.  I was 13, the last time I did.  But nowadays kids are trick or treating well into their teens.  As long as they are behaving like civilized human beings, I say let them.  It's fun.

How much candy did you eat confiscate for safety issues? 

Why did this year go by so fast? 

Just out of curiosity,  is it just me, or do you hate buying feminine products?  And when you do, isn't it always the one time you get the young cute checker guy?  No reason...just random thinking.

Why do parents let there little girls dress up like hoochie mama's on Halloween?

What makes Oprah think she can teach ME how to SAVE money and find things for UNDER $100!?  Seriously?

And you want to know who won my little giveaway?

It was Amy from Involuntary Smiles!  Congratulations, Lovey!