Friday, October 21, 2011

I Must Confess--I'm a MOM

It is time to confess with Mamarazzi...and it feels like it has been forever since my last confession!

I confess....

I am a mother!

I dress like a mom.  Not that it's a bad thing.  I just want something that doesn't totally scream mom. Even my hair is mom-like.
I am totally blown away pleasantly surprised by my niece.  Her baby spit up on her right before we were about to go out to lunch.  Rather than change her entire outfit shirt she simply shrugged and said, "I'm a mom."

Because I am a mom I can not remember when I had my last haircut.  The other day Rich was telling me he needed one.  I said it had been months since I had one.  Months people.  My bangs touch the tip of my nose.  It's time.

Back on my "mom" look...I was at the store yesterday, and I was getting warm--it was NOT a hot flash.  I took my hoodie off and my shirt was TUCKED IN!  Tucked in!  What am I, 90????  I don't even know how I managed that. 

I may dress and look like a mom, but at least I am not stuffing myself into pants that three sizes too small and wearing shirts that say "hottie" on them.  Then I would have some real confessing to do.

What are you guilty of?

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

DWTS--Totally Rad 80's!!!

Like ohmygosh it's totally radical!  It's 80's night on DWTS!  Sometimes it's like barf me out the door while other times it was totally trippendicular!

 Hope and Maks 1-800-868-3408

Hope and Maks are dancing the Tango tonight.  She is very driven and quite the perfectionist.  I think she would do really well if she could loosen up a little and believe in herself.  I didn't like their Tango, perhaps it was the dulled down version of "Living on a Prayer!"

Len tells Maks that he did a good job but that the Tango is about action and reaction. He goes on to tell Hope she was to too filleted and willowy(He got booed for tha!)He told her she was too loose limbed but that  he liked the aggression the attack.  
Bruno called Hope the 80's super bitch,  "Full on  Alexis Carrington-Colby mode(scary that he knows this!) Padded shoulders, sharp stilletos, always ready for a fight or a night of passion.  Strong, Sexy and powerful!!!"
Carrie Ann agrees with both of them saying she was totally strong and so in character...She warned that sometimes she attacked so hard some of her lines got awkward.  "Less is more."

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


Carson and Anna 1-800-868-3409

Carson and Anna dance The Jive to Wake Me Up(Before You Go-Go).  Carson is so easy to love and enjoy.  I would love to go to lunch with him and people watch and trash talk.  You know it would be a blast.  He puts on a show when he is on the dance floor, but he can't dance.  But we love the fun he provides.

Bruno said it was loonier than looney tunes, and that it was a crowning achievement in madness.
Carrie Ann agreed that it was definitely fun, but that it was week 5 and she was not seeing too much technique anywhere. Carson defended that there was a little technique but a lot of fun.
Len said, "I like you, you know I like you...if I was judging with my heart, you would be back next week.  I am not sure that will happen."  It was a bittersweet moment.

Scores:
Carrie Ann:  6
Len: 6
Bruno: 7
Total: 19

Nancy and Tristan 1-800-868-3405

Nancy and Tristan are dancing the Rumba it is  very classy and clean.  By clean, I mean that it is danced well. 
Carrie Ann calls it "nice and appropriate." She says she wants to see real passion, that she doesn't feel Nancy has a connection to the dance. 
Len said it was simple, effective and flowed with ease and elegance.  He noted that there were a few  unstable moments, but that it was overall good.
Bruno called her a southern belle, and that she hit it just right.  "It was sensuous; one of your best dances."

Scores:
Carrie Ann:  7
Len: 7
Bruno: 8
Total: 22

JR and Karina 1-800-868-3410

JR and Karina dance The Samba to "Conga."  He's got IT.  I know I've been saying it every week, but I want to see him win!  He's definitely a contender.
Len said,"I didn't think you would come out and preform anything like that!  But from now on when anybody asks how to dance the Samba, I'm going to say, 'Have a look at JR.' "
Bruno said, "Talk about hip action! You were a loin shattering sex machine! So much fire down below... a volcano! Brilliant!"  Gotta love Bruno's descriptive powers.
Carrie Ann said she wanted more of that! "Amazing!  You were on fire!  That is the way to dance the samba!"

Totals:
Carrie Ann: 9
Len: 9
Bruno: 10
Total: 29

Rob and Cheryl 1-800-868-3402

Rob and Cheryl dance The Rumba and Little Romeo comes into rehearsal to teach him how to "Rumba"  and be "seductive."  It was  like the blind leading the blind.  Their Rumba was good.  Not spectacular and breath taking, but good.  He improves each week.  But I do not see him as a contender.

Bruno called him Rob the Heartthrob and commended him for finally using Cheryl as a partner and not hiding behind her. 
Carrie Ann said that from the beginning she saw potential. She compared him to the tortoise and the hare.  "Making steps each week."
Len said that this dance, for guys is very hard to be masculine in, and told him he did it! "You took command, and you were working it!"  Ummm...not sure I saw the same dance as you Len.

Scores:
Carrie Ann:  9
Len: 8
Bruno: 8
Total: 25

Chaz and Lacey 1-800-868-3412

Chaz and Lacey are also dancing The Samba.  I would not want to follow JR's act.  While he did dance more than he has in a couple of weeks, he still did not do much dancing and there was a wardrobe malfunction!  His fly was open!  Gah!  My eyes!

Carrie Ann said he was still going strong from last week and that it was the most dancing from week one. 
Len said it was a gallant effort.   He said that Chaz had a feel for the dance but that  the technique  was lacking.
Bruno said that he got the dance going but that it was like dribbling a basketball.  Thank you Bruno!  I find your honesty very refreshing!!

Scores:
CA:  7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21  Now about these scores....

David and Kym 1-800-868-3406

David and Kym danced The Tango and I was wowed.  He did good.  His little girl was IMPRESSED!  As in, "Wow, my Daddy is way cooler than your Daddy!"  It was super cute. 

Len  said that this is the 1/2 way phase. " You have to show up or shut up...you have SHOWN UP!"
Bruno called it The Tango with a rebel yell. (Even though they danced to "Tainted Love")
Carrie Ann said that he is improving tremendously, and that she wants him to work on  his musicality.
Scores:
Carrie Ann:  8
Len: 9
Bruno: 8
Total: 25

 Rikki and Derek 1-800-868-3411

In 1987, Rikki was just being discovered and Derek, well Derek was just being....a baby.  Their dance is The Foxtrot. It is not a typical Foxtrot and even has the "running man" worked into it, which sadly Rikki botches. 

Bruno tells Rikki that  he still has nightmares of the running man, and says, "you did it wrong!"  He told her she did not have to do that. 
Carrie Ann agreed with Bruno that she was way off. But she noted that together they are an amazing team.
Len said  that was not the mood he appreciated in the foxtrot.And that as far as holds went there was no body contact, and the footwork was hit and miss.

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

Going Home:  Carson and Anna.  Goodbye fun. 
Next week:  Broadway.  Shoot!  Carson would have been perfect for that!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Curse You Blogger!

I know what you are thinking...where the heck is DWTS???  It's a good thing I don't get paid to do this--though we all know I should!  ;)  I spent two hours writing and working on my recap.  I was ready to publish and go to bed.  Blogger had not saved my rewrite!  Thankfully all my notes are still there.  I will be posting the recap tomorrow.  I simply do not have time to get it out this morning before school and other errands.  Bad blogger!  Arrrgh!

See you tomorrow with my recap.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Just Random

It's time to get my random on.  Why?  Why not?    It's been a while since I have been random.  It's fun to be random.  I am tired.  Tired is the best time to BE random.

I gave that pretty kitty a ride to the vet.  He's a butterball and would never hurt anyone or anything....except maybe a fly.  He's a gentle giant.  He got out and got into a fight.  He lost...he's okay...just has a bite wound on his back foot.  But he won't put weight on it so we took him to make sure he wasn't hurt real bad.  Poor Sumo.


This is Ryan's "tent."  He made it himself.  I took it with the new features on my iPhone.  The volume button doubles as a shutter release, and bonus there is a grid now too!  Who knew?  Fun stuff.  Other stuff I am still getting used to, but I am enjoying it.  I had to do a complete factory reset though.  That kind of (totally) sucked. But I have it almost back to "normal."

Saw this on Pintrest and just had to to have it.  You don't even have to say the first part, you can just send the guilty party to the yard.  But, they have to "lay in the yard."  You can also tell the jerk who cuts you in traffic, "Go lay in the yard!"  Your kids will think your nuts, but at least you will be refraining from saying anything worse.  You're welcome.

I have exactly one Diet Coke left in the fridge.  ONE.  This is like having ONE piece of chocolate.  Oh who am I kidding?  Who on this planet has ONE piece of chocolate?  But ONE Diet Coke with two heavy Diet Coke drinkers in the house is not a good thing.  It could get ugly.

Shhhh....their coming....fast approaching...I even saw a commercial for them....


I say we have to have a lot more Halloween and Thanksgiving before we should even begin to see this stuff.  I am already seeing them making room, and displaying it.  Pretty soon it will be out year round.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Are You Born That Way?


Yesterday as we sat around the dinner table, we talked about the talks that were given during church.  As most conversations do, it took a slight turn.  Kristin was talking about how one of her friends at school was asking questions about the church.  Baptism came into the discussion, and she was able to tell the story of her baptism.  She had to go under three times.  Yes three!  We believe the prayer should be said perfectly, and that the person should be immersed entirely.  Long story short, it took three attempts.  This moved the conversation to the Catholic faith--which Rich grew up Catholic--and how in their faith you are baptized as a baby.  This in turn led to another conversation.

In one of her classes, Kristin's teacher asked the class if people are born good, neutral, or evil.  She had them stand at certain points in the room according to their opinion.  Kristin, being young, and seeing good in everyone chose "neutral."  I didn't.   I am of the opinion that there are some people who are born with evil in them.  I don't like that I feel that way, but I seen too much, and I know I have yet to see more.

When I was about my daughter's age, there was a scary man loose in my area.  He was raping and murdering women.  Women of all ages.  He was evil.  He was dubbed, "The Night Stalker."  It was the middle of summer, we had no air conditioning and we slept with our windows shut.  I slept with a bat by my bed.  A wooden bat.  Old and splintered.  Additionally my softball trophy with the marble base was within my grasp--and I was well practiced.  I was not going down without a fight.  I was scared, but he was not going to "get me."  He was caught in a neighboring city and beat by the neighborhood watch crew.  He is on death row.  Despite that, he still strikes me as evil.  In a court room stock footage, he looked at the camera and grinned.  He was quoted as saying he was going to "Disneyland." He gives me the eeebie jeebies.  There are others:  Ted Bundy and Jeffrey R. MacDonald who were seemingly "normal" well liked individuals.  When in reality they were calculating, and "monsters."

What is your opinion?  Are people born evil?  Or are we born neutral, and then grown into good or evil?