Crazy Random Happenstance

Billy: So good... Hey, this is weird. I ordered one frozen yogurt and they gave me two. You don't happen to like frozen yogurt, do you?
Penny: I love it!
Billy: You're kidding? What a crazy random happenstance!
-Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Everything and Nothing You Ever Needed To Know About Me.

Wanna know a few miscellaneous things about me? Sure you do...

1.) I willingly watch iCarly with Charley. Not only do I do it willingly, but I enjoy it.

2.) Whenever I re-read a book or re-watch a movie that I have already seen and there are sad parts to it, I always think to myself "maybe this time will be different!". For example: every single time I read New Moon, I think to myself "hey! maybe, just maybe, stupid Bella won't get a horrific papercut and maybe, just maybe Edward won't leave!" I do the same thing with LaBamba. Don't get on the plane, Ritchie!

3.) I wear nail polish to prevent myself from picking my lip. If I pick my lip, the nail polish will chip and then all my hard work will have been wasted. (Makes perfect sense in my mind)

4.) I have to listen to a new CD 3 times before I can decide if I like it or not.

5.) I was 19yrs old when I went through my first drive-thru. It was the Taco Bell on Ford Rd. and Kristy was with me. She talked me into it and I was a nervous wreck. I was successful in my mission and even kept the receipt in my glove compartment for a long time.

6.) I am always on the lookout for money on the ground. Not spare change, but actual dollars. That's not to say that I go crawling around parking lots, looking for cash but my eyes are always peeled.

7.) When Jeff, C and I go to the bookstore we have a routine in which we navigate the store. Coffee, magazines, Sci-Fi, Charley's books, music, bargain books. Same routine, every time.

8.) Once a month I have a recurring dream that my utility room floor caves in.

9.) I'm a tissue hoarder. I have at least 3 tissues on my person or in my purse/desk at all times. I haaaate running out of tissue.

10.) I watch Dancing With The Stars not because I enjoy the show (sometimes it's fun) but because I love texting with Carrie during it.

11.) I miss Mervyn's.

12.) I love the smell of basements. LOVE it. If they could bottle that smell and make a candle out of it, this girl would buy it.

13.) I knock on wood for luck. All. The. Time.

14.) It takes me 2 days to recover from staying up past Midnight (as I recently discovered this past weekend). Thank goodness I don't drink. I would be a mess.

15.) I hate cooking and will jump at the chance to not have to do it.

16.) With the exception of 1 or 2 shows right now, I don't like anything on TV this season. (Perhaps this is why I am tearing through the Stephanie Plum series?)

17.) When I am sad or having a crappy day, I look at the picture of Charley with his Han Solo in carbonite. It radiates happiness.

18.) I recently felt like I was in a time warp. I saw all my old friends who (many of them) I hadn't seen in almost 13yrs. It was nice, refreshing and fun all at once and it reminded me why we used to have so much fun all those years ago.

19.) I used to write in a journal every single night throughout high school and for a short while afterward. I have a box FULL of journals in my attic. Tell me, what am I ever going to do with these things? I vote: burn 'em all!

20.) I like compiling lists. Emails, groceries, tasks and blogs. Could you tell?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Letting Off Steam"

You all know about the original incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna that happened 2 years ago. Basically, he beat the crap out of her. So much so that she was pretty much unrecognizable. There was a huge outrage from the media and fans, especially since this all went down the night of the Grammy's that year. SCANDALOUS. He's been whining and crying ever since then that "he's not a bad guy" and "it was a mistake", blah blah blah. Newsflash, Chris Brown: people don't take lightly to dudes beating up on girls, famous or not. No one cares about your new music. From that day forward, the only thing that anyone will ever remember about you is that you beat your very famous girlfriend. You made your own bed, deal with it.

Fast forward to this week, where he made an appearance on Good Morning America. I guess he's promoting a new album. To be honest, I don't really care what he's promoting but he was on there and Robin Roberts was interviewing him. OF COURSE she asked him about his attack on Rihanna and the restraining order that followed afterward. He deflected the question and brought the focus back on his album. He then performed a song and proceeded to go backstage and throw a giant hissy fit (which included him throwing a chair into a window, causing the glass to shatter and yelling at producers). He was furious that they brought up his past and felt blindsided because they hadn't discussed that line of questioning.

Apparently Chris Brown doesn't know how the entertainment business works.
Apparently Chris Brown thinks we should all move past his decision to beat his girlfriend.
Apparently Chris Brown is an idiot.

Good Morning America responded to Chris Brown's temper tantrum by asking him to come back on the show. He ended up "apologizing" in case he made any of the staff feel uncomfortable and just wants everyone to know he was "letting off steam" because he was so angry.

His exact words:
"I felt like they told us that just so they could get us on the show to exploit me. That's what I thought. So I took it very, very hard," he said. "And I kept my composure throughout the whole interview, although you could see I was upset. I kept my composure and did my performance, and when I got backstage, I just let off, like, steam. I just had to release the anger that I had inside me because I felt like I worked so hard for this music and I felt like people keep trying to take it away from me. So, yes, I got very emotional, and I want to apologize for that."
Whew, ok, Chris Brown. All is well then. I completely understand your need for beating and destroying things because you are so angry. I'mma go out and buy your album now!

Maybe Chris Brown should attend some anger management classes, so that no one else has to witness him "blowing off steam"? Perhaps he should concentrate on fixing himself, instead of writing/performing new music that we don't want to hear from him.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Are You Ready For A Throwdown?

With my lack of new books to read, I have jumped back into re-reading one of my favorite series, Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson.  Nichole turned me onto this series after I was frantically searching for something to read when I finished the Twilight series 3 times in a row. Needless to say, it was the perfect series to move on to and I fell in love with it. I got Natalie to fall in love with them too. We actually bought each other the series for Christmas, haha. Anyway, it's about an ordinary girl from a small town in Texas, named Katie Chandler who is adjusting to life in the Big Apple. Basically she discovers that magic is real and is recruited by a company that deals with distributing spells. It's a sweet story, complete with a handsome black haired, blue eyed Wizard named Owen Palmer who is the object of Katie's crush. There are 4 books in the series and while parts of the story are pretty silly, they are a fun, quick read and I adore them.

I also just read the first book in the Stephanie Plum books, by Janet Evanovich, One For The Money. I know there are a billion books in this series (not really, I think 17?) so they will keep me busy for awhile... or a couple weeks, according to my sister. She says I read way too fast. I think she may be right.

My obsession with Bobby Flay seems to be growing. I watch Throw-down with Bobby Flay on the Food Network every chance I get (I have yet to see an episode where he wins, even though I know he has won some because I have read his book... thanks, Carrie!). I'll continue to watch until I see him win one. Not only does he have Food Network shows, I am delighted that NBC has given him his own show called, America's Next Great Restaurant on Sunday nights at 8pm. It's pretty much a bunch of people competing to come up with the next brilliant "casual-fast food" (think Qdoba or Chipotle) chain restaurant. The winner gets an investment from not only Bobby Flay but 3 other food people and 3 restaurants that will open up in 3 major cities. There is a fella competing from Detroit who is trying to open up a chain of chicken and waffles restaurants and he made it into the top 10. Really though, all you need to know is that Bobby Flay hosts/judges it and he wears a suit... and he's handsome. He also has a special that will be on this weekend (on Food Network, of course) that is about him going to Ireland. Yes, please.

I have been researching Disney World like crazy the past couple of weeks because we are going to take Charley in the fall (shhhhhh, he doesn't know about it yet.). Yes, I have been there before but I have never been there with my own kid and I am ridiculously excited to experience the "happiest place on earth" through the eyes of my very creative, very imaginative almost 4yr old. And of course, why not make a stop at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter while we're at it??? (!!!!!!) With the help of my awesome friends and family, we have a pretty good game plan to go on. Jeff, C and I will be driving and my mom and sister are going to fly down a day ahead of us. This will be Natalie's first ever vacation that doesn't involve driving up north to the thumb, so I am just as excited for her as I am for Charley. Hooray!

One last thing, if you currently have nothing to watch Wednesday nights at 10pm, I suggest you check out Justified on FX, starring Timothy Olyphant (who I have had a crush on since seeing him star opposite Jennifer Garner in the movie Catch and Release). It's about a federal lawman, set in the city of Lexington, Kentucky and all the crimes/people he deals with. My handsome husband, Jeffrey tried to get me to watch this show all last season but it never really pulled me in (it's kind of disturbing sometimes... says the girl obsessed with True Blood). When I heard during the off season, that they had cast Jeremy Davies and Brad William Henke (that's Daniel Faraday and Bram to my fellow Lost folks), as well as Michael Mosley (from Scrubs: Med School and more recently an episode of Castle) I figured I would give season 2 a shot. I'm glad I did. Not only is Timothy Olyphant excellent and captivating with his cowboy hat and soft spoken demeanor, the two actors formerly known as Faraday and Bram are fantastic. It's so fun to see them playing completely different characters from what they played before. So, if you're bored this Wednesday around 10pm, check it out. Or if you're one of those people who doesn't like to jump into the middle of a series without seeing it from the beginning, I'm pretty sure you can get the first season on DVD or Netflix.