Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 3 ~ Cast of your Favorite Show

Okay I've already previously admitted to watching a lot of TV. So I'm only choosing ONE photo.. but I will list other favorite shows as well. :)

  • Glee
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Private Practice
  • The Bachelor (or Bachelorette)
  • Castle
  • Desperate Housewives
  • American Idol
  • Biggest Loser (sometimes)
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Billy the Exterminator
  • 16 & Pregnant
  • Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2
  • I Used To Be Fat (MTV)
  • Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians
  • ...and I'm sure I'll think of more after I post this list.. :)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Bachelor Mini-Recap Episode 8

It's finally time for Hometown Dates!! Brad will visit the hometowns of Ashley, Chantal, Shawntel & Emily!

Brad started in Seattle, WA to see Chantal and her family. It's actually a beautiful day for a city known for constant rainstorms. Chantal basically tells Brad if he doesn't score well with the 'rents, then it's hit the road jack. Chantal takes him to her home first and she lives in a really nice house with her Pomeranian, Boca (Lucy's cousin!) and two cats. They visit on the couch for awhile and then head over to her parent's mansion. Apparently the car business is working out well for Chantal's family. Wow. What a beautiful home. Chantal's Mom is beautiful and Brad and her Dad have so much in common it is scary. I can totally see Brad becoming a part of this family. Chantal's Dad gives Brad his blessing and all is well.

Brad then heads to Maine to visit Ashley and her family. The little town she is from is real close to the Canadian border so most people around there speak french. Ashley takes Brad to a little cafe where she used to work and they eat one of her favorite dishes (the name has escaped me) that consists of french fries with brown gravy and cheese on it. Sounds pretty good to me. Then they head out to "grab dinner", buying lobster and veggies (at a roadside stand) along the way. Ashley doesn't look like any of her family (weird) but she completely lets go and is herself. Brad and her Dad have a good talk but I don't see Brad fitting in here. Even Ashley said to her sister if he proposed she'd not accept because she would want to get to know him first.

Back across the country to Chico, CA to where Shawntel lives. Brad is dropped off at a funeral home..creepy! We all remember though Shawntel is a funeral director in the family business. She gives Brad an up close and personal tour of the facility, including him laying on the embalming table and hearing all about that process. Yeah Shawntel, way to get to a man's heart!! Afterwards they head over to her parents house and again, I just don't see a fit here. Shawntel's Dad is expecting her to take over the business when he decides to retire which isn't too far down the road and he's none too happy to learn that Brad resides in Austin, TX and if they were to marry, she'd go with him. This warrants a father/daughter talk which basically makes me feel like even if Brad wants Shawntel to marry him, she'd get a guilt trip from her father about staying in Chico. Brad gets this impression, especially since he's awkwardly left to visit with her Mom & sisters. When Brad is ready to leave, Shawntel opens up and tells him she's falling in love with him. This is always an awkward moment.

Brad heads back across the country to Charlotte, NC where Emily lives. Emily meets her daughter in park and as expected, little Ricki is a mini-me version of her mother. So cute! Emily tells Ricki "Mommy has a friend named Mr. Brad coming to hang out with them today." Brad comes to the park carrying a long pink wrapped gift. Ricki hides behind her Mom and is very shy, not interested in Brad at all. Turns out the present is a butterfly kite and the three enjoy flying it in the park. Ricki finally opens up and they enjoy their day as a "family". Brad goes with them back to Emily's house, which is GORGEOUS. She has great taste both in clothes and furnishings. The trio spends the evening eating dinner and playing board games. Once Ricki is in bed, Emily & Brad take refuge on the couch and Emily wants Brad to kiss her but he basically tells her he feels weird about it with her daughter upstairs. Emily tells him if this works out, she'll always be upstairs sleeping so he'll need to get over that. He feels awkward and ends up getting up to leave.. she gets her kiss before he leaves. *sigh*

Everyone heads up to NYC for the rose ceremony.. Shawntel is the one going home. I think Brad got the vibe she's expected to take over the business and it's the reason he's letting her go. He tells her the reason is because when she told him she loved him, he didn't feel the way a man should when he is told that. Valid excuse. Until next week.. they are headed to South Africa!!! :)


30 Days of Me ~ Day 2

Day 2 - A picture of you with the person you've been closest to the longest.

HAS to be my Mom. She's always been there for me and as I've become an adult, I've been there for her. We have a great mother/daughter relationship and I can't imagine life without her. I love you Momma! :)

PS I know its not the best picture.. we were riding one of those taxi-cart thingys in NYC and she was looking into the distance at the buildings.. lol


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 Days of Me ~ Day 1

Ten Facts

1 - I LOVE to sing.. karaoke, church, in the car, in the shower, whatever. You WILL hear me singing along if its one of my favorite songs.. Just bound to happen. :)

2 - I'm on my 2nd marriage.. it's not something I'm super proud of but I am proud of myself for seeing a bad situation and knowing it wasn't good for me to continue being in. Jeff and I have had our bad moments, it's been hard, but I can honestly say where we are now, it's perfect. :)

3 - I love animals.. but some animals do scare me. Bigger dogs that I don't know very well, anything that looks rabid.

4 - I tend to immerse myself in celebrity gossip and fashion. I always wanted to be a celebrity and if I could afford to, I'd dress like one.

5 - I love doing artsy-fartsy stuff. Being creative is fun to me. This comes from 2 weeks every summer with a super talented, crafty Grandma. We'd always find something to sew or paint or make.

6 - I had a bad experience getting my ears pierced when I was 5 which caused me to not have them pierced until September 2010. I have my friend Rita to thank for this who held my hand (impatiently). I am SO GLAD I finally got it done!

7 - I love to be dressed up, hair fixed, bling on all the time. BUT.. I am too lazy to do it every single day. So yes, you will sometimes see me at Walmart with my hair up and no makeup on. Be prepared, it is scary.

8 - You wouldn't have time to listen to the list of all my favorite TV shows. I am way too involved in TV. Last night alone 3 of my favorite shows were on. No, I can't watch them all at once. And now that Netflix has some tv shows on demand, I'm almost useless during Jammy days.

9 - I love to cook and wish I had a gourmet kitchen in which to do so. I hope one day (soon!) when we buy a house I can get a nice size kitchen and become the domestic diva hiding inside.

10 - I love animal print.. zebra, leopard, giraffe. Gift ideas people! :)


30 Days of Me ~ Stolen from Deena

Thanks to my friend, Deena, for this wonderful idea. That means I have to get into a good regular daily routine of blogging...:)

Day 1- A Picture of yourself with 10 facts
Day 2- A picture of you with the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 3- A picture of the cast of your favorite show
Day 4- A picture of your night
Day 5- A picture of your favorite memory
Day 6-A picture of the person you would like to trade places with for a day
Day 7- A picture of your most treasured item
Day 8- A picture that makes you laugh
Day 9- A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10- A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with
Day 11- A picture of something you hate
Day 12- A picture of something you love
Day 13- A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14- A picture of someone you cannot imagine your life without
Day 15- A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16- A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17- A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18- A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19- A picture and a letter
Day 20- A picture of somewhere you would love to travel
Day 21- A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22- A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23- A picture of your favorite book
Day 24- A picture of something that you wish you could change
Day 25- A picture of your day
Day 26- A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27- A picture of yourself with a family member
Day 28- A picture of something you are afraid of
Day 29- A picture that always makes you smile
Day 30- A picture of someone you miss
Day 31- A picture of yourself

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Skyscraper Shoes!

Thats what I call my newest pair of heels by Steve Madden... 5" heel with 1" platform. I instantly go from 5'4" to 5'9".

I realize that in a month and a half of blogging, I haven't even mentioned my obsession with shoes, which is funny because of the name of my blog! I wore these shoes yesterday and I have to admit, by the end of the day my feet were killing me. But I knew how good I looked and it boosted my confidence to push through the pain. Heels elongate your legs and make you appear thinner everywhere. So quit looking at me as I take tiny steps to prevent myself from falling on my face. Confidence, remember? :)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bachelor Mini Recap Episode 7

I am running behind on this weekly blog because of Valentines' Day! So sorry guys! :) Let me start by saying.. YAYYY! Michelle is GONE! We must back up though from the beginning.

Brad and the girls are in beautiful Anguilla.. oh I am so jealous. Their villa is amazing, the beach is amazing, it's all just.. amazing! This week there are 3 one on one dates and one group date. The one on one dates do not have a rose which excites the girls, because they are guaranteed to not get sent home.

Emily is the first one on one date.. they fly by helicopter to a deserted island and just hang out. They are still so nervous around each other. Brad finally tells Emily how he feels about her and they make out. Emily feels better because now she truly knows how he feels. Later at dinner, Brad asks about meeting Emily's daughter. Emily is really on the fence about it, which is understandable. But how can she expect this man to propose if he's never met her daughter? Something to ponder.

Shawntel N. is the next one on one date. They hang out in the streets of Anguilla and visit with the locals and shop in a local farmer's market. Shawntel admits she's falling for Brad and he states to the camera that something big would have to happen for this date to top his night with Emily. He later opens up to Shawntel about his issues with his Dad not being around and they seem to get closer because she actually listens to him. This is a big step.

Britt is the final one on one date. Would you believe this is her first? I like Britt, don't get me wrong, but there is no chemistry here whatsoever. I see Britt & Brad as brother & sister instead of husband and wife. Brad picks her up and they swim out to a yacht..which takes them to their own private beach. Brad cliff dives and encourages Britt to do the same. She freaks out but eventually overcomes it and follows suit. They are hanging out on the beach and you can tell Brad feels awkward. A comment made to the camera: We're having a great conversation, I just don't have the urge to grab her and kiss her. Later back on the yacht they are eating dinner and it's still very awkward. Brad decides to tell Britt he doesn't see a future with her and would rather not string her along. Britt begs him for more time (does she not realize hometown dates are NEXT WEEK? There is no more time!)and he says he respects her too much to keep her around. So instead of waiting until the rose ceremony to tell her goodbye, he sends her back to the villa to pack right then and there. Okay I have to stop and just say I disagree with Brad sending her home right then and there. How embarrassing was it for her to have to go back to the villa and tell the girls he sent her packing.. on a non-rose one on one date? He should have asked her for a date weeks ago.

Brad wakes Ashley, Chantal O. & Michelle up at 2 am for their group date. The surprise is they will be modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue when the sun rises. The girls look hot, the swim suits are adorable. Brad is liking what he sees, especially when Ashley & Chantal model with their tops off. Michelle can't be outdone though and chooses to use Brad in her pictures..they needed a room for all they were doing in the sand in front of everyone. Ashley & Chantal were upset, within reason! Brad realizes he's screwed up here, all the girls are jealous and upset with him and each other. It makes the pool party very tense and one on one with each girl very tense. Brad is beginning to see Michelle for what she really is. Ashley ends up with the rose and Chantal ends up crying over it. She basically tells Brad if he can't choose her out of 3 girls then he needs to send her home. Brad has a lot to think about as Chantal walks away from him.

Rose ceremony time.. Brad tells Chris that he'd rather skip the cocktail party, his decision has been made and there is no changing it. The girls know something is up, especially when Chris comes to talk to them. They head down to the beach for the ceremony and all the girls except Michelle get a rose. You can tell she's livid (and she's alreayd told the camera pre-rose ceremony that she'd be "f-n p-d" if she didn't receive a rose. Classy.) Brad offers to walk her out and tries to take her hand and she won't give it to him. She won't even speak to him. He asks if they can talk and she said no. She got into the limo and laid down, doesn't even speak to the camera. Awkward...

So the previews for next week are great, the hometown dates. Looks as if Emily does allow Brad to meet little Ricki and I don't think little Ricki likes Brad too much. Shawntel (funeral director chick) takes Brad on a tour of the funeral home and he is severely creeped out. Hey Shawntel, bad idea. So until next week.. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day! :)

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I hope today is filled with sweet love and candy for each of you!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bachelor Mini-Recap Episode 6

This week Brad and his girls jet-setted from flashy Las Vegas to absolutely gorgeous Costa Rica. This week we'll have 2 one on one dates and one group date. The first date card arrives before the girls can even set their luggage down. And it goes to.... Chantal O.!!!

This will be Chantal's 2nd one on one date. If you'll recall, the first one, it rained and they got really cozy inside a tent and we couldn't see what was going on. Hmm, wonder what Brad has in store for her this time? Alli hasn't had a one on one date yet and you can tell she's a little jealous. Michelle of course is jealous as well, but isn't she always? Michelle seems to think she knows who Brad needs to get rid of and end up with. Of course she says he'll end up with her, but we all know thats not the case unless Brad is just a complete bonehead. Chantal and Brad go zip-lining 600 ft off the the rain. Is it a coincidence that every date they are on it rains? Later on, Chantal and Brad are having a picnic and the rainstorm comes again, forcing them inside. They run up to Brad's suite, soaked. Brad gives her a white button down shirt to put on...I just wonder what would have happened if ABC cameras hadn't even been there.. hmm. Meanwhile Michelle is sitting back at the house being thankful that the rain has most likely ruined Chantal & Brad's date.. little does she know..

Group Date Card arrives... for Michelle (ugh), Jackie, Emily, Ashley, Shawntel & Britt. That leaves Alli going on the one on one date. Now I totally disagree with this because I really don't think she's a fit at all. But maybe Brad is doing this to see if she is and if not, see ya! The group date is repelling down a waterfall. Michelle immediately gets upset because if you'll remember, her one on one date with Brad consisted of repelling off a tall building and when they got to the bottom they made a pact not to repel with anyone else. So she puts herself at the end of the line and fumes the entire time. Each girl repels down and wishes Brad was going down with her. Even Jackie, who is afraid of heights and conquering a fear by doing this. Brad (stupid, stupid man) tells Michelle he was saving her for last, I think saying this to avoid a fight. Michelle is becoming more and more outspoken, as you'll see in the rest of the episode. After the repelling date, Brad and the girls head back to the resort where they are staying and hang out in a natural hot spring. Why is it that on nearly every group date they all end up in the pool or hot tub? All these skinny girls in bikinis is making me nauseous! :) Anyhoo, Brad ane Emily have a pretty deep, interesting conversation. You can tell they really like each other (and we really like them together too). Emily tells Brad she has a history of "sabotaging" the relationship and running away. This worries Brad and within good reason. Jackie gets one on one time with Brad and tells him she was a little jealous that he repelled down with Michelle instead of her. Brad doesn't like hearing this, but hello? It's not the Brad & Michelle show, it's the BACHELOR, Brad! You're here to try to find love with any of these girls, give someone else a chance!!! Michelle really shows her rear during her one on one time, telling him he needed to send Chantal home. Brad gets really uncomfortable and they argue a little about it. Michelle tries to smooth it over by kissing him. Brad decides to NOT give a rose on the group date and it ends abruptly. Thanks Michelle..

While the other girls were on their painful group date, Alli & Chantal are hanging at the house. A very large bug is on the table and Alli freaks out and runs outside. Chantal gets it on a paper and is taking it outside to let it free and playfully nearly throws it on Alli. Alli was holding a glass and she pretty much threw it at Chantal. Alli tells us she's afraid of bugs, especially if they look like they'll "crunch if you step on them."

Brad rides up on a horse for Alli's one on one date, with a mare for her to ride and two baby horses following. I have to admit I'm a little jealous even though I'm not a cowgirl, the baby horses are just too cute! Alli & Brad ride for awhile, then come to a forest where they put on helmets. Then they walk into a cave (which you KNOW has crunchy bugs)with bats flying everyone. They eventually get to a clearing and a spot the locals call "The Alter" (Alli's date card said "Meet me at the alter") where they have a picnic. The entire time, I'm predicting Alli won't get a rose and gets sent home. She and Brad do not have any chemistry!!! It's obvious when they have dinner and they are just making small talk. Brad is very uncomfortable and just doesn't feel a romantic connection to her. She tells him that she's very comfortable around him. He tells her he feels like she's more a BFF than a wife and sends her home. All the girls at the house predicted she'd go home too. In her post-interview, she says she'll miss Brad. I don't think she'll miss him because she didn't spend much time with him, I just think she'll miss the experience.

After Brad sends Alli home he goes back to his suite, looking defeated. Things Michelle has said to him weigh heavily on him, he is realizing that this is really a serious gig and he has some tough decisions to make. Someone knocks on the door and lo and behold, it's Michelle. Let's all take a step back and remember the last person who made a suprise appearance on the Bachelorette, Justin Rego,the wrestler who with a broken ankle hobbled over to Ali's house unannounced and he ended up only being on the show to furthur his career. I've already said that Michelle is an actress and she's doing the same thing here. Michelle makes out with Brad and then tells him (again) who he needs to send home and that Chantal isn't right for him. She predicts in order who he needs to send home and that she'll be in the end. Brad is super uncomfortable but again does not stand up to her. He asks her why she feels the way she does and she can't give a definite answer. Ugh, hooch.

Rose Ceremony time! Brad tells the girls that he has some tough decisions to make and someone had really given him heck about not giving a rose on the group date. Chantal and the rest of the girls (minus Michelle of course) are shocked and sit there discussing the who and why. Emily and Brad sit down on a hammock and Emily tells him she feels like an idiot for telling him what she did on the group date. She tells him she really likes him and they have a great conversation. Michelle and Brad sit down and Brad finallys mans up and tells her that these are his decisions and she needs to let him make them. Then she turns on the water works (because that is what actresses do) and he feels bad. After she returns the girls ask her if she knows who talked to Brad and she admits to it. You can tell all the girls are livid. Everyone is shooting daggers at Michelle. Chantal makes the most of her one on one time with Brad by telling him she loves him. I can tell Brad wants to return her love but just can't at this point.

Rose Ceremony time! And the roses go to...1: Ashley 2: Emily :) 3: Britt (surprise to me) 4: Shawntel 5: Michelle (WHO ALL IS SCREAMING AT THEIR TV'S??!!!) Bye Jackie.. :(

Till next week..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

American Idol Chicken?

17 year old Courtney Penry cracked me up last night on American Idol's Austin auditions. For one thing, she is totally crushing on Ryan Seacrest (not featured in this video) and its really quite cute, although just a tad stalkerish.

My fave part is her chicken impression.. lol enjoy! :)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just Dance...

Quite simple.

Funnest. Game. Ever.

If you have a Wii and you like to dance.. or feel the need to every once in awhile, this is the game to own. I have been using it for workouts and let me tell ya, it works. Ever since I got it (not even doing it everyday) I have lost weight. And you talk about fun!! All you have to do is follow the moves of the little person on the screen. It is really easy and really fun! :)

And when I get brave enough, I will post a video.. :)

Bachelor Mini Recap Episode..? I can't remember.. lol

Well I for one am very jealous of the girls this week. Chris tells them to pack their stuff, they are leaving the mansion for good. Noo, they are not all being sent home. They are headed to Vegas Baby!!!!

I could go through all the hoopla of the nice suite the girls are in, but no, lets get down to business. This week we have (1) one on one date, (1) group date, and the dreaded two on one date. All the girls are very apprehensive about this. The date card arrives for the one on one date and it goes to Shawntel, the funeral director. I keep forgetting she's a funeral director and start to like her and then I think about what she does and it all goes away.

Shawntel meets Brad at the famed Vegas Fashion Mall and he tells her that they are going on a shopping spree, anything she wants she gets. Can I just say O M G are you kidding me????? I would rack a bill up so high ABC wouldn't want to pay for it. She got a lot of nice things, including a $5000 purse (I think it was Fendi), a gorgeous dress and shoes. She wore the latter on their dinner date later in the evening. Shawntel was able to go back to the suite and get ready and show off all her goodies. All the girls (within reason) were extremely jealous. Especially the ones who had previously had a one on one date and there's wasn't that good. Can't say I blame them!! Later on in the evening, Brad and Shawntel dined on the roof of the mall they were in previously. Shawntel tells Brad about her profession and they laugh about it. Guess thats a good sign. Then they watched a fireworks show that was being displayed from the top of their hotel.. so all the girls in the suite heard it going off and knew who it was for. Of course, Shawntel got the rose.

The group date card consisted of everyone but the two Ashley's so that means they will be going on the two on one. They are both devastated since they are "best friends". Anyhoo, the group date takes place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now if you've been paying any attention at all, you know that Emily's fiancee was a former Nascar driver then became owner and he was flying to a race when he died. Everyone is supposed to suit up in these hideous track suits and then take turns driving the cars. Emily is obviously uncomfortable but trying very hard to put a smile on her face. All the girls are worried about her. Brad finally realizes something is wrong and pulls her aside. At first she deflects saying everything is fine, then she decides to tell him about her fiance. Of course, Brad feels like a total jerk(why though? ABC plans the dates!). But this is good, now Brad knows more details. This track was where her fiance's career ended, and she's never driven a car, only ridden with him. When they returned it was her turn to drive and she put on a brave face and got in the car. But being in the car made her upset and Brad did the right thing by trying to make sure she was okay. She overcame her emotions and fears and drove the car around the track. At the after-party, Brad spoke with Emily a little more and eventually gave her the rose. Brad did spend a little time with some of the other girls. Chantel told him if he wasn't into her to send her home and Alli said it's hard to feel special with all the other women here. All the other girls felt like they were watching a Brad and Emily date. Jealous much?

Now onto our two on one date. Ashley S. and Ashley H. (the nanny and the dentist respectively) go with Brad to see a part of the Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil show. Then they learn they will be performing in it. So they learn their moves and then the director says that only one of the girls will be performing in it. So basically, whoever doesn't get the boot gets to do it. Both girls are completely on edge all night. They all three eventually go to dinner and Brad has to tell them to eat because they are so nervous. Eventually, Brad tells them both he likes them very much but he doesn't see Ashley S. being a good fit for him... sending her home heartbroken. Ashley H. is sad for her friend but overjoyed that she is staying. They go perform in the show and ladedadeda.

Finally we reach the rose ceremony. Brad spends time one on one with most of the girls. Because Alli whined and said she didn't feel special on a group date, he brought her champagne and a little chocolate cake with green on it to match her first rose ceremony dress. Awww. Cue the jealousy again. During Michelle's one on one time (we all know she's crazy, right?), she tells Brad not to talk, that she'll do all the talking. She straddles him and tells him that all the women are like little girls and they don't realize what is right in front of them and that bothers her. Anyhoo, back to the rose ceremony. Marissa and Lisa are the women Brad sent home. In all honestly, when did he ever really spend time with him? Even Alli has gone under the radar until now. Cute outfits though..

Until next week..