Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I should never buy my Halloween candy early. But there was a sale and so I did. On one night last week I was craving something sweet, so I opened the bag and told myself I would only have a few pieces. That night I only had one piece. But it was the subsequent nights that counted. I would have a piece of candy here and there. And now, the day before trick-or-treating, I find myself writing candy on my grocery list.

What happened to that bag of Reese cups? Maybe I should have bought something I don't like eating like lollipops or gum. My reasoning for buying the chocolate was "if I don't like the candy, chances are the kids going door to door won't either". I remember thinking when I was younger--ewww I don't like caramel or butterscotch candy. So I bought the good stuff, only to have eaten through the bag. So I'm off to get some more...hopefully the bag will remain in tact tonight.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth

I think I've pretty much had it with these looking for love while 60 cameras film your every move reality shows. Way too many. I don't think any of those bachelor romances worked out, but yet they kept picking up a new season. I've written about this before, I'm sure. I'm getting some feeling of deja vu while thinking about this. Too lazy to check my back log though, so I'm going to complete this re-post.

Now we've got one reality looking for love show in which the contestant is going to pick from both sides. I was thinking nice, an interesting twist. But it's the same. All the people in the cattle line have all proclaimed their love for the lost in love contestant.

Most of these love shows end the same way. During the reunion show we get to hear how during their time away, they realized that they weren't really in love. And thus a new season with a new contestant looking for love will begin.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Foot Shavings

I think I just saw the grossest commercial I've ever seen.

A company was advertising some sort of "invention" to smoothen rough feet. This little round contraption claims to shave the toughened skin from your foot pads and soles, shave down calluses and make your feet feel smooth again.

Fine, yeah, playing footsie with your loved one, you don't want to turn her legs into sprinkle parmesan. But in the "perks" explanation of this gadget, it showed that the foot shavings are stored in a trap side of the contraption. Not only did they show how it opens up, but they emptied about a handful of shavings into a trashcan.

Ewww! I know that you probably wouldn't want to spread this powder onto your surroundings while shaving your toes, but come on, showing the audience member a handful of this stuff? And who would let it collect to that point? Just plain ewww!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Uniform Police

I read today that quarterback Tom Brady of New England (one of my favorite teams) was fined an unspecified amount of money for wearing his chin strap the wrong way. Do they really hire people to look for things like this? I know that it's for his own good (safety wise) and all, but to fine him in an effort to teach him a lesson or to ensure that other players don't make the same mistake? Really?

Don't they have better things to do, like hire refs to ensure that the players are playing by game guidelines and not so much how they are wearing their uniforms?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Have A Good Weekend

West Virginia University isn't playing this weekend, so I'm going to find the Purdue vs Michigan game and cheer Phat's team (Purdue) onto victory!! Last week when I was watching it over at a buddy's house, his young son was completely fascinated by the train and cheered them on because he said "I don't like the way buckeyes taste".

Head over to Phat's and check out his picks for the football teams this weekend!!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

New Subject Matter

I'll admit that I am one to read gossip magazine. Heck, I even watched an episode of "Gossip Girl" because I thought it would be about gossip--well interesting gossip, not gossip about a bunch of spoiled teenagers who could order drinks like martinis without getting carded.

But these magazines need new subject matter. For a few years now, it's the same cover. Some celebrity who is too skinny, anorexic. And if they aren't anorexic, they've gained too much weight. Another one has drank way too much or popped too many pills and have landed themselves in a posh rehab center. One celebrity wore a dress 40 percent better than another one.

Now I see why most normal people are turned off by these "news" updates. It's the same thing. How have I failed to see that it really isn't all that important? Or is it time that I start buying better magazines to place by the toilet?

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Art of Hygiene Maintenance

I watched Big Shots last night for the second time. Last week I watched it because it followed the premiere of Grey's Anatomy (which I wasn't very happy with). Something about the premiere of Grey's left something to be desired (like biting into a wrapped muffin--you can see the good, but you can't taste it).

Anyway, I got quite a kick out of Big Shots. It made me laugh out loud several times. For example, one of the characters was told during a sex scene that it felt good (something like that--okay so I don't have a photographic memory). His response was "thanks, I moisturize". Thank goodness I'm not the only person who believes in moisturizing. I'm somewhat high maintenance (well that is what I've been told on occasion). Another part of the show focused on another character getting his testes waxed (ouch--no thanks--that part down there can basically take care of itself, and for me lately I've been taking care of the plumbing, but no lawn mowing or weed wacking).

I may have to add this to the list of shows that I watch. We'll see how it goes. But it's definitely worth a quick look.

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What Do 18 Year Olds Worry About?

I was in a department store the other day looking for jeans or khakis (one or the other or hopefully both). They were having a great sale on jeans, so I picked out a pair to try on. My waist size is 32, but since I'm only about 5'4", the length always has to be taken in.

As I was making my way to the dressing room, a salesperson asked if I needed any help. I asked him if they did in-store tailoring and he asked why. The sales guy was about my height. I explained to him that since I was vertically challenged, it was hard for me to buy pants that really fit. He jokingly said "tell me about it". I asked if he then knew of a place nearby that did some tailoring. He said no because he usually didn't tailor his pants and lifted showed me that his cuffs were a bit pushed up by his shoes.

I told him that I wanted to have a more fitted, much more "neat" look. He then said, "I'm only 18, I don't have to worry about things like that". So what do they worry about?