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Generally, I don’t much care for reality TV. However, I started to watch HGTV’s Design Star (2007). The contestants are/were pretty unique: Lisa and her opposite skunk hair, “Sparkles” with his je ne sais quoi (is that how you spell it?), and Neeraja…kinda scary chick. But the one that stands out the most is Todd Davis. He is the poster child for ADHD. He cannot sit still! And he seems to have a strange aversion to clothing. More often than not, he has his shirt off. And I reckon he’d be butt nekkid if he the show would let him.
But I must give him his props. The first individual design was AWESOME! You can tell when he was doing the background that he had drawing skills. Totally loved his design.

Now would I have him be my interior designer? Heck no!

I don’t think he’s going to win. As interesting as he is to watch, I feel jittery after watching him…like I had one too many cups of espresso.

Of course, I wouldn’t put money on my guesses. 🙂aftertodd.jpg

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Mind you, I’ve never been a soap opera watcher…except for one semester in college. The second semester I was too busy and could only catch up every now and then. Found out you really didn’t need to watch every day to understand the story line.
Who knew?

Anyway, I fell asleep on the couch with the tv on. I woke up with a soap opera on. Don’t ask me which…no idea who’s in what. I recognized some of the faces from ‘way back’. But my brain made the observation that 1) Jack Wagner should not have closeup shots. & 2) this crew must have gotten a special on plastic surgery. There was a very…shiny… look about them. I can’t describe it any further than that. Is that what too much Botox looks like?

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Guilty Pleasures *burp*

Food Network is a de facto station for background noise for me. But there are two shows on the Travel Channel that I make a point of watching, if possible: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain…for different reasons. The travel part is good…informative, really. But the real draw are the two stars.
Anthony Bourdain is Dr. House.
Andrew Zimmern is a car wreck you just can’t look away from.
With both of them, you are thinking to yourself, “Oh no he didn’t!” or “Ewwww!”

Although you say you are appalled at the insensitivity of Anthony Bourdain, you are secretly enjoying his snarky comments throughout the show. And when he says he really likes something, you really, really wish you could try a little of what he’s having. I even write down the restaurant for future reference.
In his defense, he isn’t a wuss or a priss about food. He love street foods. In fact, he’ll eat food that he probably should eat because of possible side effects. But it might be all that drinking he does along with it. It probably kills whatever bacteria that might have been in the food originally. He also will eat whatever is put in front of him…like ostrich egg cooked directly on sand or grilled iguana. He ate it and kept it down in front of everybody, but he made sure you knew exactly how he felt about the taste.

Andrew Zimmern is a poultry of a different feather. The man has a cast iron stomach. He eats things…with a smile on his face…that would make a 300 pound linebacker whimper for his mama. But the best parts are when he eats something that he truly cannot swallow. You can almost see him turning green and trying desperately to not throw up on tv. It’s that schoolyard reaction: <sniff, sniff> “Eeeeewwww! That smells funny. Wanna smell it?” <sniff, sniff> “That’s gross! Let me smell it again!”
I don’t really want to eat it…but I just maybe wanna try something he considers so bad that even his‘s stomach says, “Enough’s enough already!”
(Side note: if he is ever invited to a party, and he doesn’t eat your food, how insulted are you? The man’s eaten live grub worms and fetal eggs, for goodness sakes.)

Next week (August 6, 2007) will have BOTH of them together…in NYC. Is it sweeps week? I don’t care. I’ll be watching.
But I must admit NYC is pretty tame…compared to places they’ve been previously. However, I am willing to be corrected.

Mmmm. All this talk about food is making me hungry. Anybody got chili flavored cockroaches? (more…)

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I can’t believe today is the last day of July. And that much closer to the end of summer break for me.

As I have said before, during the summer my sleep schedule is totally turned around. And with that…and no real responsibilities (read: baby), I follow my internal clock. (B. hates it when I don’t go to bed with him…but I just can’t sleep all the way through the night…I tried, I really did!)

So…it’s 3:33 am…I like to have background noise. Hm. What do I do? Turn on the tv, of course! And what’s on this late/early? Yup, INFOMERCIALS!

header_asseenontv_home1.jpgHow did I ever survive without knowing about these wondrous things? It was only by the grace of God that I have been able to wash clothes, fix my hair, clean, do ANYTHING! I-must-have-them-ALL!

Seriously though…They have been getting more and more polished. A few years ago, you had that man yelling at you (is he still on?)…or the pseudo-talk show where everybody in the audience went to the same ‘acting’ workshop. (get a refund!)

Although I have to say I probably come by this love of useless stuff honestly. (more…)

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And so it begins…

hemi2.jpgWell, I can check one more off on my summer ‘to do’ list-start a real blog of my own…a diary really because I keep saying I will…and now that I have no excuse about time, I better do it. I did have one somewhere else…but in the two-three years I had it, I only wrote it in once a few months. Got kinda boring.

So I’m trying to have a good foundation to build on this summer…and come back when I have time to update and add on.
That’s the plan anyway.

If you are not me…and you are continuing to read this, you should know I will most likely will keep updating it even after I publish it…because that’s just how I am. And no, I do not have a problem with perfectionism. No. I just want it done right, is all. <a very small joke…okay so it’s not so funny>

So I’m sitting in bed with Hemi (aka The Smartest Puppy in the World) in his crate having puppy dreams and HoneyB (henceforth to be known simply as “B”) tossing and turning. It’s about 3:30 in the morning. I can’t sleep. B is doing weird things with his arm. He sticks his left arm straight into the air…all the while sleeping. Strange.

Anyway, the History Channel is on. You know, I used to really enjoy watching the History Channel. Then one day, I was getting into some show about Egypt and the pyramids…until they got to the part about ALIENS COMING DOWN to build them. What the …?!
At first I thought it was a fluke. I watched again. Then they do weird-ass things about Big Foot…is he real? Or spaceships over…I don’t know, you pick a place.
WHY? I like to think I am a pretty open minded person. But aliens, Big Foot, etc. aren’t technically history, are they?

I digress. Oh, I do that often, too.

So the adventure begins.

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