Friday, March 4, 2011

I'm Really A Neat Freak


  • I am a total neat freak.  And I have a come a long way.  I am no longer concerned with order and neatness.  I can finally let things go.  In other words, my house is messy.  But I have kids.  And a husband who is more pack rat than I am.  And that is saying something.
  • I am looking forward to getting my new glasses.  I will be able to see better.  Seeing is awesome.
  • I do have little quirks though.  I have two sets of plates.  They can't be mixed.  They have to be with their friends.  When I am lucky enough to have cash in my wallet, the bills must be in sequential order and all facing the same direction.
  • I fold my towels a specific way.  The bath towels are folded in thirds, the hand towels are folded in half lengthwise and then in half again--this way it is ready to hang straight from the cupboard.  
  • I load the dishwasher a specific way.  I think we all do this.  But let's face it, all dish washers are not created equal and therefore require a special pattern for the assembly of the dishes.
  • My quirks aside, I am not really neat.  I wish I was smidgen neater than I am. But then...I have kids.
I feel so much better now that I have come clean once again.  Come and join the confession party with Glamazon and Mamarazzi!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Get Your Vlog On...

Remember earlier this week when I mentioned I would be participating in VLOG link up?  No?  Well let me refresh your memory.  Earlier this week, I mentioned I would be doing a VLOG link up with Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn.  Why is it when we do this we feel all awkward and weird?  Oh, that's just me?  Okay.  So what are you waiting for?  Click that play button


How about you?  Will you get your VLOG on?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dancing with the Stars Season 12

Did you hear me scream last night?  Can you feel my excitement.  This is the one reality show I really get into.  I have been watching since season 2.  And this will be my third time of recapping and reviewing.  I have a lot of fun doing it.  I must because I sure as heck don't do it for the money! 

Chelsea Kane.  A Disney darling.  She has been in Jonas Brothers L.A., Voices a character on FISH HOOKS and has been in a few Disney original movies.  I believe she is the youngest in the bunch.  She will pull the younger vote for sure.  I have no idea what to expect from her at this point.  She is paired with Mark Ballas.  He is sweet and a good teacher.  I see a good match here.

Chris Jericho, a 6 time WWE world champion.  A wrestler!  Now that to me is interesting.  He definitely will have the physicality for the dance, but will he have the musicality?  With Cheryl Burke as his partner she will make sure that musicality comes through.  If she can get him to stop clowning around.

Hines Ward.  Ummm.....anybody?  Okay I am kidding.  Really.  Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl Champ.  I love the football players.  They always surprise me...well okay...not ALWAYS.  But I have been pleasantly surprised by most of them.  How about it Hines?  Kym Johnson seems to always get the athletes.  Perhaps it is her height.  She's a good dancer and usually makes the boys shine.

Kendra Wilkinson.... a Bunny.  From The Girls Next Door.  She calls herself a Tom Boy.  Hmmm... I watched the press conference.  She seemed very girlie to me.  She will definitely win the male vote.  But can she dance?  Remember it's about dancing guys.  Really.  Kendra is paired with Louis Van Amstel.  He is a good match for her.  He is kind and gentle with his students.

Kirstie Alley.  You either love her or you don't.  I think she is great.  She is eccentric, funny, and has risen above time and time again for her weighty issues.  She is the oldest in the group.  In the press conference she said her partner calls her "G" as in "Grandma."  She said she calls him "M" as in "Mean."  Bring it, Kirstie!  Is it any surprise that she is paired with Maks Chmerkovskiy.  He is a bit ornery at times.  I think she will give him a run for his money!

Mike Catherwood aka Psycho Mike.  A deejay on the "Frank and Bean Show." on L.A.'s KROQ.  Well I don't listen to KROQ....anymore.  I think I was 17 or 18 the last time I listened to that station.  But I did have the pleasure of hearing him in the press conference.  He definitely has the perfect radio voice.  And feels the votes will go to others over him since people don't really know him.  That and the fact that he is going to get a lot of ribbing for being on the show. Lacey Schwimmer is his partner.  A perfect fit.  Yeah, they know what they're doing!  She is edgy and funky.  I think they will have some fun and good dances.

Petra Nemcova is a super model.  We have had them before.  One of them went on to co-host with Tom Bergeron.  (Brooke Burke).  But Petra is a survivor of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.  She suffered many injuries including a broken pelvis.  I think her story will be interesting as it unfolds over the next few weeks.  A dancer?  Maybe.  Dmitry Chaplin is a good teacher too.  What I can't remember is how tall he is.  I mean come on, she's a super model!

When I first saw this face, my thoughts were, "Wow he is cute.  Who is this?"  Scroll down to see the name.  A double take.  RALPH MACCHIO.  As in The Karate Kid?  As in the very same Ralph Macchio who adorned my walls for 3 years.  The very same.  He did some dancing as a kid.  Nothing formal.  But I am interested to see what he can do.  And if you are wondering...he will be 49 this year.  Yeah. Karina Smirnoff is Ralph's partner.  She is fiercely competitive, but she also knows how to bring out a stars performance level!  

Romeo...aka Lil' Romeo.  He was actually slated to be on the show in Season 2, but due to an injury he was not able. His father Master P stepped in and filled his shoes. But now he is back and ready to go.  A lot of people think singers/rappers have an edge in dancing.  I disagree.  They do have edge, but not in dancing.  It is in performing. Chelsie Hightower is his partner.  She is young and tough.  I think she will keep him line.

Sugar Ray Leonard.  Does he really need an introduction?  A boxing champ and a legend.  Will he have rhythm on the dance floor? He is paired with Anna Trebunskaya.  She made the finals last season can she bring Sugar that far?

Wendy Williams.  A New York talk show host.  Who also just happens to be an Amazon!  She is very excited about the costumes and wigs, but scared to death of the dancing.  She is paired with Tony Dovolani.  Again, I don't remember how tall he is.  Should be interesting.  He's good though.

March 21 is the season opener.  A 2 hour event!  8PM to 10PM on ABC.  Check your local listings. 

If you could pick one celebrity to be on the show who would it be?  I personally would love to see Scott Bakula!

Photos from ABC

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Originally this post was going to be a VLOG and I was going to hook up with Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn.   And I am going to.  Just not today. Now don't let that stop you from playing along!  I am going to...soon.  Today I was going to talk about...DANCING WITH THE STARS....Yeah it is coming.  I know the cast, and I am sure you do by now, but the partners haven't been I type.  As you read, however, they will be.  So I decided to bump it one more day.  Today I am going to talk about things that made me happy in February...

1.  Pink goodness

2.  Fun visitors
3.  Valentine's Surprises

4.  A special birthday

5.  Warm Weather

6.  Duck Pond Visits

7.  Sugar cookies


Before and after pictures of a cute boy

9.  Discovering (thanks Mom) The Monkees are on each weekend night.  Ahhh memories!

10.  February marks two years for blogging for me!!!  This is exciting.  I have gained followers and I stick to it.  Now that is something to smile about!

Come back tomorrow for my Dancing With the Stars post.  And if I can find my daughter's little bloggie camera I will be posting a VLOG on Thursday!  So take your pic....Ten Things with Emmy or a Vlog.  Or both!  Have a great day.

Monday, February 28, 2011

On The Red Carpet...

Did you watch last night?  Did your choice win?  Was it even nominated?  Did you see the movie(s) that WERE nominated?  I think I saw one or two.  But that is not what it is all about is it?  No way!  It's about who wore what.  Was it beautiful?  Hideous?  Or just plain bizarre!?  Let's start with the  Ann Hathaway.

She truly is lovely.  And she has the best comedic timing.  I enjoyed her throughout the show.  This dress is okay.  Too much poof.  And the girl has a nice figure why hide it?  Her wardrobe throughout was much better.  

Hailee Steinfeld

Isn't she adorable?  She looks absolutely charming and lovely in her dress.  It's perfect for her age. (she is 14)

Jennifer Lawrence

Simple beautiful and whoah baby!  I wish I could pull that off!

Melissa Leo--Best Actress in a supporting role

Some where in some small town in a little old house, there is a little old lady wondering what in the world happened to all of her doilies.

Mila Kunis

She is a beautiful woman no doubt.  So why oh why did she insist on looking a fancy mummy?  Did she think it was a costume party this year?

Natalie Portman--Best Actress in a leading role

Pregnant and elegant.  She really is glowing and looking just beautiful.

Nicole Kidman

I am not sure what to make of this dress.  It starts out quite classy and then it takes a weird turn...literally.  

Reese Witherspoon

I think she is cute. And her dress and "do" suit her perfectly.  This is another one of those looks I would love to be able to wear!

Amy Adams

Sleek, sexy, and it covers her!  Awesome Amy!

Sandra Bullock Oscar Winner

I LOVED this dress...until...I saw the BIG GIANT bow on her butt.  *sigh*

Scarlett Johansson

The dress is okay I guess.  But it's her hair that bugs me.  I don't get the need these ladies have to have their hair messy.  I do that too, but then people look at me like, "Hey lady, comb your hair! You're not Scarlett Johansson you know!"

Cate Blanchett

OH MY GOSH!  I have no words....well wait....look at it from just below the waist down.  It's actually quite pretty.  Go any further up and you wonder what in the world happened that day!

This is just my "humble" opinion.  I call them as I see them.  Maybe you see it differently than I do.  What did you think of the fashions?  Do you care?  If you could go to the Oscars what would you wear?  I found a few that I is one...again wishing I could pull it off....