Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'm sorry, don't hate me!

Hilarity at about Kevin Jonas' honeymoon. I know, I know, we should give the guy some privacy. But this is funny:

"Honeymooners Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa were spotted in Mexico yesterday, and for a guy who lost his virginity just a few days ago, he doesn't seem too excited. I understand he saw things his dad warned him about. Things that only babies should come out of and you should never stare directly at "for 'tis the eye of Satan." But that's no reason to mope around and cry all day. Clearly it didn't bite you like Nick said it would at your Gummi Bear Sundae bachelor party."

Friday, December 18, 2009

House vs Home Improvement

So seriously, I'm sure someone other than me has noticed it but House is based on exactly the same framework as Home Improvement. Even their names make it obvious!

House, as you know, is a doctor who deals with patients and his staff and solves medical mysteries. When he has a problem he can't solve he goes and talks with his friend Dr Wilson and next thing you know he has an epiphany and he figures it all out.

Home Improvement - basically the same premise. The main character Tim Taylor works on a tv show and has a wife and kids. The kids squabble like House does with his staff. House banters with his wife the way House does with Cuddy. The kicker - when Tim needs to sort things out he goes to the yard and talks things over with his neighbour Wilson. Then he too has an epiphany and sorts everything out.

Coincidence? I think not....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thank You Celine!

My mother and I have spent some quality time in our lives doing fun things - trips to Manitoulin Island, shopping for bargains, taking my boys for picnics,etc. But one thing that stands out is our time discussing the awful hair of Rene-Charles Angelil - aka Celine Dion's son. He's a cute kid, don't get me wrong, he looks like he'll be a handsome adult but yikes, his hair in the past was awful.

Confession: sometimes I think hair is kind of gross. Especially if it is so long that it tapers into a little point at the bottom - as if the person hasn't had a proper trim in forever. I also have an aversion to fingernails. They're fine if they're short but long ones - pointy, long, sharp ones - ick poo. And don't even get me started on toenails.

So what a relief to see this weekend while perusing some celebrity trash magazines that RCA has a lovely new haircut. One that makes him look less like a feral child and more like a regular boy. Not that being the only child of Celine and Rene Wet-lips Angelil can be a regular life.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

No regrets...

I went to Chapters at Bayview Village this morning with Cory & Charidy for the five minute meeting before the store opened so that they (C&C) could discuss Indigo specific marketing strategies, the Indigo Insider, etc. Seeing all of those pale faces, wearing shapeless vests and dusty pants, I felt pity. And relief. Thank god it wasn't me that was there at 7 am for cycle counting. Thank god it wasn't me that had to listen quickly to when my 15 min break and measly half-hour lunch was.

When I worked at Indigo if you didn't bring your lunch you were screwed - there was rarely a place you could get to, order, eat and return within 1/2 an hour.

No wonder the poor soulless people there barely mustered one iota of enthusiasm for our visit.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How I know my kids are back...

10. all the food is gone

9. there are food wrappers and dishes everywhere

8. noise in the basement has increased from dehumidifier + air-conditioner to dehumidifier+air-conditioner+swearing+game cube+computer+laughing

7. everyone at my house is talking about sports again

6. my shopping list includes such essentials as popsicles and cheese strings

5. my wallet has less cash in it

4. the phone is ringing

3. there are no clean spoons

2. the front porch smells like shoes

1. there is pee on the toilet - between the lid and the tank & I didn't pee there!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Toddler Divas?

Can a baby be a diva? Do toddlers and pre-schoolers really care about fashion? I know lots of little girls go through stages where they want to wear dresses, etc but do they care about fashion designers? I have been reading this weeks gossip rags (People & US) and feel sick at what I'm reading. THen I made the mistake of watching Toddlers & Tiaras (no comment).

Tori Spelling (who I try to like, really I do) says that when her husband does "boy" things with their son, she goes into her closet with their daughter (just over 1 yr old) and they play with her shoes. WHAT? Apparently Stella is such a girly girl and loves shoes. Then I was reading about some Housewife from Somewhere and how her daughters are all little divas, into fashion, etc. Makes me sick. Blech. Take the girls outside and throw a ball around with them. Play with them in the living room, not the closet. Get them non-pink toys.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"The name of the song is 'This Lullaby'"

Title of this post is the first line of the book I'm reading right now...

Okay, what's up with "More to Love"? I have been indulging in some really bad reality tv this summer so thought i'd give it a try. OMG, the women can't seem to talk about anything other than their insecurities about their weight - I know,I know, this is all edited so maybe they DO talk about other things and it's simply edited out but whoa, get over it already ladies. Speaking of "ladies" it really bothers me that they call each other girls. Luke (more about him in a moment) talks of finding the perfect girl. That's creepy, dude. Girls are under 18. Also, I can't believe that some of the women contestants are a mere 22 and think they're ready to settle down - my attitude is if you're 22, have never been on a date before and are a nanny or work in retail - hmm...maybe you should get some more life experience before settling down with a guy you meet on tv. There are "girls" on the show who are "falling for" Luke already! Really?

Don't even get me started on the non-stop crying.

Okay, Luke. My husband calls him Bland or Blank. The guy is so boring. He doesn't seem to have any opinions or preferences or variety of expression. He says practically the same thing to every single contestant. AND then last night when one of them was being mean about the older ladies he voted the older ladies off and kept the nasty back-stabber. Trust me older women, you could do so much better than Blank.

"What kind of food do you like Luke?" "Oh, I like all types"...that is his outlook on life. It's great that he likes women who are voluptuous and curvy but just because the women are on the show doesn't mean that ultimately when they get to spend more than 5 minutes with him that they'll actually enjoy his company.

Off topic: Bernie (Burny) was working in the kitchen at the Spotted Dick today. The flat Diet Coke has been a problem for months but with this the experience is no longer enjoyable. Our time is done. There are better lunch spots.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Testosterone Overload

How after spending a childhood with three brothers did I again end up living with three guys, surrounded by constant sports -talk and stinky socks? It's like deja-vu but it's real! At least when I was a kid I had my mom to hang out with. Now I am the mom!

No one seems to want to discuss celebrity gossip or nail polish or family history. Sure Dave will discuss books (thank goodness) but we don't read the same types of books so that only goes so far. My favourite times are when Liam watches the news with me & comments on every single story and makes fun of the weather guy. Good times.

I guess I shouldn't complain. I have a great family but do wish sometimes that my nieces lived a bit closer so we could go shopping for accessories.

Friday, January 2, 2009

10 Worst Movies of All Time (that I've seen)

I try to avoid seeing movies that suck. Rarely will I pay for something that has had bad reviews or stars Adam Sandler or someone of his ilk but with two boys in the house, both with questionable taste there is crap I've been unable to avoid, even in small doses.

Not in order of horribleness:

1. Weekend at Bernies II

2. Encino Man

3. Baby Geniuses

4. Kangaroo Jack

5. Anger Management

6. Untamed Heart

7. Autumn in New York

8. Big Momma's House

9. Spice World

10. Little Man