Okay, so I'm 40 years old and my favorite show on television is "The O.C." Sue me. There is one and only one reason why I watch this show. Now you might think it's because I, myself, lived in the O.C. from ages Seven to Thirty, just 20 minutes from Newport Beach... but if you did think this, you'd be wrong. You might think it's because I love to see all the fashions that Marissa and Summer wear in those teenytinysizes... but again, if you did think this you'd be wrong. Or, you might even think it's because I used to have a crush on Peter Gallagher. It started before I saw him in one of his early movies; Summer Lovers. This is the one where he had himself a 3-way with Daryl Hannah and some random French Actress, and as much as I enjoyed seeing that, my crush ended fairly quickly after that... so if you think this is the reason I watch the O.C., again you'd be wrong.
The one and only reason I watch the O.C. is to watch this boy. Adam Brody portrays the character of Seth Cohen with flawless percision. His quick quips and sarcastic one liners have me cracking up from week to week. I can be found rewinding over and over all of his smartass comments (much to TL's dismay). It is his character's dorkness and great sense of irony that has landed him as this week's crush. I Love this boy! Now, don't go and get all CPS on me and think that this 40 year old is crushing hard on a High School boy, because this actor is actually 24 years old. And, in my world there ain't nothing wrong with that!
I hope everyone has a Happy Easter! It's raining here in Dallas, so I'm not sure how many eggs were found in front or back yards this morning... Probably more eggs were found beneath coffee tables, couches and in the house plants. Oh well, it's all the same if you ask me!
Just because it is one of my most favorite memories, I've decided to repost the same post I posted last year at this time...
We went to see this film today and I just have to say how much I enjoyed it and I hope it makes it's way to a wide release. I am a big Kevin fan, so it was a must see for me, but the film offered up so much more than just his boyish charm, gorgeous eyes and comforting voice. All the actors in this movie were superb. I especially was mezmorized by Joan Allen's performance as Terry Wolfmeyer. (My other favorite perfornmance of hers; Pleasantville). But it was the storyline that pretended to be lighthearted throughout most of the movie, but in the end hits you upside the head with it's deep message, that made this a great Sunday Matinee Flick. Two thumbs up!
I think the act of cleaning out my closet the other day has now rubbed off onto TL. I got home yesterday to a brand new sparkling spotless clean kitchen. He spent the entire day with his boombox in the background, a mop and sponge in hand and determination in his heart. He completely cleaned every knook and cranny of that place. We're talking, the floor, counters, fridge, and pantry. He even took out everything in each cupboard, wiped the inside down and rearranged all of our kitchen wares. No more hunting down those nasty tupperware lids, no more getting on my hands and knees searching for the right cassarole dish, it's all right there stacked nice and neatly and ready for my reach. He even put all the "accrued junk" that tends to pile up when you are lazy (like me) and found proper space for it's hiding. Oh and in the pantry, he arranged all the food according to it's type; spices all together, canned items, pasta's, boxes etc. It He is awesome.
Apparently, it's contagious. Next up, his closet, our CD collection and the carpets cleaned. After all that, we'll be ready for spring.
Since I had today off, I decided to make use of my time. Wisely. Instead of crafting or shopping, or being outside (even though it was completely gorgeous) I opened up the windows, turned on some tunes, and dug into my closet. ::Shudder:: It was a long time coming, this meeting between the dreaded closet and myself. But 6 hours later, I am happy to report that I filled up 6 (I said six) large industrial garbage bags full of clothing, shoes and such, all ready to take to the shelter this week. Oh man, I purged. Just like they always suggest, "If you didn't wear it in it's last season, then throw it out." I did keep some things, but for the most part I threw out many things that I have been holding onto for one reason or another.
The one good thing I learned in doing this is that I can see the ugly progression of weight gain over the years. I still have a wonderful wardrobe from just 2 summers ago, one in which I bought so many cute things for our week full of wedding activites. So many cute things that I haven't worn since then. I've gone up 2 sizes in the two years and that is heartbreaking! I know they also advise that if it's too small, you need to scrap it, as it's a terrible mental motivator to have things you "used" to be able to fit into still in your closet. But I just couldn't bring myself to purge many of these cute items. I just kept thinking that if I could just get down the needed 20lbs., it would be like having a whole NEW wardrobe for this summer. So instead I neatly hung each pair of cotton cropped slacks, and each cute cotton sleeveless top and placed them right in front, so that each day I go in there I am reminded to keep at it, and if I succeed, there is a reward waiting for me. I hope it doesn't backfire. Regardless of how it goes, it sure feels sooo good to have all my current spring/summer clothing hung up nice and neatly and ready to wear.
I only wish I knew someone who could use some of these clothes who is my size. I know they will be well received at the Shelter I take them to, but they just turn around and sell the items (with the money going to the shelter) but I would much rather have someone who needs the clothes get them for free. I would say most items I've thrown away are practically brand new and approximate between sizes 18-24. If anyone would be interested email me and I can either take some pictures or just pick out the lovliest of items and send them your way. Surely we could work something out...
I've recently become a big fan of Wee Wonderfuls... If you haven't visited this site, I suggest you do. Hillary is a very creative lady and has the most delightful of items for sale in her Wee Auction. And be sure to check out the Project Albums, there are just the cutest little items, all handmade.
I wrote to Hillary not too long ago, asking for her permission to "bogart" her idea of the stuffed robot... She graciously said for me to "go for it," and I was filled with glee (I guess you could even say that I had some "wee glee." hee...). On Wednesday my little nephew Ryan, turned 6 years old and I really wanted to give him a unique and cool gift, hence the bogarted robot idea. Now mind you, I in no way think that my craftmanship is anywhere near the pristine efforts of Hillary's, but I did give it my best shot and here are the results...
When I saw that the new movie ROBOTS~Repair for an Adventure was coming out this weekend, I again became filled with glee. This way, by now owning his very own robot he could be the coolest kid on the block with his "bad-robot-owning-self." So I printed out a few Movie Posters to send in the box along with enough moola so he could go to the movie and even get some popcorn. (me so clever)
Anyway... I didn't stop there. Before I packed up said robot to send off to said nephew, I of course wanted to take some pictures of it and this is when the fun began! I said to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be cute to take a picture of the robot near downtown with big ass buildings set as the backdrop?" Then I answered myself, "Yes self, it would." So that's just what I did. I grabbed the robot, got in my car and headed downtown to snap away. Here are the results of this little trip...
But folks the fun didn't stop there... For some reason I got a little carried away and began thinking how fun it would be to put the robot in different scenarios about town to show Ryan how his new robot knows how to live life to the fullest! SO, off I went and if you click HERE, and ENTER (the) GALLERY, you can play along and see how Ryan's Robot spent his life here in Texas before moving to California to live with his new pal.
Oh, and here is a little short video of the robot jamm'n to a little Jimmy Buffet. Download jimmy_buffett.m3u Because isn't that what all robots do?
And, I really want to thank Hillary for the inspiration...
**I heard through the grapevine that the robot traveled very well and was excitedly received, and that the Photo Album/Story was a huge hit! Weeee...
I feel cheated, I want my money back. Just so you know, I will not be buying any book, or watching any T.V. show that Kimberly is associated with. All I have to say is,
"YUK!" Why couldn't the judges see that Kimberly has nothing new to offer, nothing creative to teach us and that there is nothing even closely realated to the word "potential" about her. Wasn't it her idea to use the Silk Hydrangea's for the centerpiece in the first team challenge? Yes, I think it was. And wasn't it her idea to make a boring, tasteless Apple Pie that even Bobby Flay said tasted terrible for her first personal challenge? Yes, I think it was. Then she proceeds to make those damn Wribbon Flowers for 3 seperate challenges. Hello, can you say 1996? There is nothing unique about her, I've made those Wribbon Flowers and don't need to learn how, especially from this bitch.
Now Mitch, he was inventive. He is the one who created that gorgeous Carved Apple Table and Lush Tablescape with Wheat Grass and a spray of Vibrant Flowers in the first few challenges. He was funny, catty and had more creativity in his chopped up thumb than Kimberly did in her whole body. He is someone I would be anxious to watch week after week. He had flair!
I will not watch, read or even care about this winner and it's ALL their fault. Who picked these judges anyway? My only question is why didn't they involve the public with the final decision? Why would they leave it up to these controlling, self absorbed, completely annoying so called celebrities? If I'm going to be the one buying the book or watching the winner on T.V., then I want to know, why wasn't I consulted?
What a waste of my Saturday nights... (not that I need to get a life or anything!)
I've crushed on Boston Rob since his first appearance on Survivor 4. He annoys most people, but I find him sexy as hell. I dig his accent, his arrogance, his sense of humor and his love for all things Boston. He is a schemer and a manipulator, but for some reason I like him anyway. I (and this is completely my opinion, of course so SUCK IT) think he actually has a big heart and is quite the loyal of boys. And, there is just something about his soulful eyes that leave me all squishy inside. Sigh...