Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family... part one

I had a request from my niece to write more about my family. This one is for you, little Mary! **)
I have a fabulous family and am very blessed with such awesome people in my life. Even though my husband and I do not have children of our own, we do have 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Ranging in ages from baby to 3rd grader! Little Mary is a wonderful cook and loves to make others happy. You would never guess that she is only in 3rd grade by the taste of her macaroni and cheese or her delightful chocolate cream pie. YUM-MY!  She has beautiful red hair and looks like a grown up version of my favorite cabbage-patch kid, Gena Jodie. **) The other 3rd grader is my nephew, Riley. He loves being a scout, playing baseball and this year is playing football. He likes it so far and hopefully he will continue to like it the rest of the season. With his pale blond hair and his true blue eyes, he will probably grow up faster than we would like. As I continue in order from oldest to youngest, the next little person is my niece, Leia. She is only in first grade this year and will be joining the girl scouts for the first time. She is very excited about that, but even more excited about being in gymnastics. She is still at that age where a hug means so much to her and playing dress-up and dollies are her favorite things to do. I wish all kids could stay at this age. It is just so innocent and wonderful.
Next is my nephew, Blake, and this year is his first year in school. So far he likes Kindergarten and he has a love for playing with cars, trucks, trains, well anything that moves around. He is a tough little boy and loves his baby sister and his doggie. When I bring my doggies over to play, he runs around the yard calling out for them to chase him. He is so funny and says the craziest things. His baby sister, Tristin, is our other niece. She is still a little baby just starting to pull herself around on things. Not walking yet, but will probably be soon. She has the perfect little baby face.... like she could be the next Gerber baby!
If my husband and I are lucky enough, maybe someday we will have a little one as smart, wonderful and adorable as our nieces and our nephews. But for now, we will settle with having our two wonderful doggies that are extremely loyal, faithful, and loving. We couldn't ask for better dogs.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Night!

Hey there, it's Monday night! So glad my football team played last week because this week I've got some shows to watch! Whew...Monday is killin' me! I've got HOUSE, HERO'S, How I Met Your Mother (wow... am I the only one that see's an H pattern here????) and of course, Two & 1/2 Men!!! Too many shows! I'm telling you, I'm an addict and I need some help. But, I love my shows so what can I say? Thank you, Lord, oh thank you for the invention of the DVR!!! What would I do without it? Uh-oh, it's 8:15pm and I'm missing How I Met Your Mother, so I gotta run!!

Thank you for reading!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More TV Land news...and frustrations!

Hello everyone. Well tonight should be interesting with the return of  FRINGE and  BONES on Fox! I love Fringe! That show is so creative and interesting. Last season's finale was fabulous and I can't wait to see where they take this storyline.
I have to admit that I didn't take to the show Bones at first. After the end of ANGEL, I was reluctant to see David Boreanaz as anything other than a hunky vampire-with-a-soul! (Plus, I had too many shows on at the same time when it premiered.) But, thanks to reruns of this show on TNT, I was able to watch past episodes and I have come to really like the characters on this show. Now I haven't seen all seasons, but I have enough interest to start fresh with the new episodes this year and one day hope to collect the shows so I can really catch up.
This brings me to my frustrations about Thursday nights. On the CW network, I have my new guilty pleasure, Vampire Diaries, and my hunky dudes on Supernatural. Now, I've also got Bones and Fringe on FOX. If that wasn't enough, ABC will have Grey's Anatomy on at the same time!! UGH!!! Talk about too many shows on at the same time. This night is a doozie!! (I've got the same problem coming up with Monday night!)
So, I will try the dvr-ing of two shows and watching the third upstairs, but this might not work after all, as I am still finishing my schoolwork at nights and will soon start a new semester that looks to be a bit more demanding. Why can't one of these networks move a couple of these shows to Wednesdays??? The only thing I watch on Wednesdays is GHOST HUNTERS and Ultimate Fighter. And nothing is on at 8:00pm! (Well, nothing that interests me, anyway!) If only one of them might consider, than I would be able to record and watch all shows and still do my schoolwork! Well, I realize that its not a perfect world and I will just have to be satisfied with what I've got, for now anyway. **)
Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Guilty Pleasures of Tuesday night!

My guilty pleasures have returned and I've got mixed emotions on these shows! I grew up with the original 90210 and Melrose Place and  of course I had to check out these updated versions.
I'm liking the new Melrose. The hunky dudes, the catty women, the "who-dunnit" mystery. Loving the Amanda-ish character of Ella. I think I actually like her better than the original Amanda. She's got that same touch of over-confident bitchyness, but she also has more of a softer side that makes you like her all the same. It's still too early to tell on the other characters but I'm liking it so far, so we'll see.
However, I'm a bit bummed about this season of 90210. The men, well... boys, all seem so stupid. I wonder what's up with Navid's jealousy, why can't Dixon give Silver a chance, and come on Liam, just tell Naomi that her sister is a complete evil beeotch! But then I remember, oh yeah, they are high school boys. Ok, this makes perfect sense now. But what's up with this new guy? Not really crazy about him. Not as cute and likable as Ethan... bring back Ethan already! But on the other hand, I do like the new hair-do's for Silver and Adrianna. Also, Sara Foster is great as Naomi's very naughty older sister and I hope she stays on for a bit.

Looking forward to Supernatural and Vampire Diaries on Thursday night. Boone from Lost as a super hot, but evil vampire.......nice!
And what can I say about Supernatural's Dean & Sam....YUM-MY!!

That's all for now.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Commercials.... will they soon be just a part of history?

So, I'm watching the shows on my dvr and skipping past the commercials, like usual, and I start to wonder when commercials will become obsolete and how advertisers will market their product. Interesting enough, a few days later I'm watching True Blood on HBO and what do I see? Sam talking about Mountain Dew and then someone asks Andy what he is drinking and he says "Diet Coke with Lime." Well, what do you know? The fact is that product placement is not new to television or film, but shouting out the product names during a scene is a little extreme. Honestly, I understand why they need to do this, because of people like me. I just want to hurry up and get to the rest of my show and those commercials, well they are in the way. Next thing we'll probably see a lot more product placement and mentions throughout more and more shows, until someday there aren't any commercials at all. Although, I do think we are a few years away from that happening. Now, I am expecting to see more of the "presented with limited commercials" in our future and I can deal with that.

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous evening!  
Stephi Steph