I don’t know what is going on with my body the last few months but right now I feel like it hates me….and the feeling is sorta mutual.
Last week I went to a funeral for a cousin and, I’m not sure if I picked up some virus there but I’m totally blaming picking up the damn virus there.
It is horrible. I have an icky cough, a fever and such a sore throat. And yesterday I lost my voice completely. *gasp* (Which, BTW, didn’t seem to fathom Blair in the least….I think he rather enjoyed my semi-silence.) I was “talking” with my friend Jesse last night and compared myself to Phoebe (because everything in my life can be linked back to a FRIENDS episode) and referred to “my sexy phlegm.” Jesse’s reply: “Uh, no.”
And although I had all kinds of plans for this past weekend and its gorgeous weather, I spent most of it on my couch, on Blair’s couch and on his deck because I’m convinced that some sun can save me.
So instead of spending the entire weekend with Blair, Friday night I spent on my couch with my animal watching “The Monster Squad.” WHO remembers that movie? (THOUGHTSY: Your homework for this week is to watch The Monster Squad.)
I loved it back in the 80’s and I had such a crush on Andre Gower. He was adorable. And although it wasn’t as great a movie as The Goonies, it was still a pretty gnarly ride for a kid (and even today).
Things I learned from this movie (a la Thoughts Appear’s movie reviews):
– Wolfman has ‘nards
– A teenage girl can still say she’s a virgin because “Steve doesn’t count”
– Scary German Guy isn’t so scary after he offers you pie
– Frankenstein’s new favorite word is “bo-gus”
– Fat Kid’s real name is “Horace”
– Little 5 year old Phoebe is even more adorable after she calls the guys “chickenshit”
As I was scrolling thru some cheesy entertainment “news” this morning I came across the following photo:
Now, y’all should know that I love me some Drew Barrymore. She’s my favorite famous person. And this photo cracks me up. I love it.
Maybe it’s because I laugh like a hyena and make similar such faces or maybe it’s because Drew is such a personality and doesn’t give a shit that this picture was posted in said cheesy entertainment “news”…but I love this pic (and her!) and the humor it’s brought me this morning.
So, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of the new show Mistresses on ABC. It debuted last week and after two episodes I am hooked (okay, I was hooked after the first episode).
Now, I’m certainly not condoning the topic of the show (cheating) but so far, it’s making for some good TV.
It’s one of those shows (like Eastwick) where you want to get together with a few girlfriends, break out a bottle of wine and just watch the shizz hit the fan.
It’s got all the elements you need:
A great cast with some familiar faces (Alyssa Milano, Sun from Lost, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Shannyn Sossamon) with some groovy cameos (Bo Duke, Warrick Brown from CSI, Brenda from Adventures in Babysitting), some sex, some drama, nice clothes, a little humor…It even has this guy from Eastwick
And for comparison’s sake, let’s have a look at the posters for the two shows:
Okay, not identical but I’m sure you can see the similarities….right?
Anyway, after two episodes Mistresses is proving to be a really good show so grab your girlies, grab some wine, put your feet up and enjoy. (And do yourself a favor and go watch Eastwick online because that show totally rocked.)
Last week my nephews participated in a little variety show at their school. Boy 1 (J.- 8) chose not to participate much except he played the “drums” for the big finale to “Gangham Style” (I’ll be so happy when that song passes its peak – although all the kids across the universe seem to love it). Boy 2 (A – 5) decided to do some stand up. He buddied up with a friend and the two of them, dressed as superheroes, stood in front of the entire room and (fully prepared) told jokes. It was adorable. They took turns and passed the mic and their joke cheat-sheet back and forth and got accolades from the audience. *LOVE*
Another little girl with special needs prepared to dance to “Everybody Dance Now” (welcome back, 1990). At first, she was a little skeptical of getting before the crowd but then, her dad, this beautiful man dressed in the Valley Tuxedo (denim-on-denim all – be forewarned of judgement) got up, took her by the hand and, before the entire crowd,
danced shimmied rocked-the-eff-out to C&C Music Factory with his daughter. It was the sweetest thing and I had to bite my lip not to cry. *LOVE*
Last night Blair and I made the trip into the City to see Emma-Roo in her play (apparently it was the final exam for her drama class). She did great. Better than I expected, actually. Prior to the play we
had to sit thru were honored by the school’s band concert – their final performance of the year. Their choice of music wasn’t too bad – A John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws) piece and then a medley of the songs from Les Mis…my favorite! The best part of this concert, tho, was the drummer kid. He stood in the back, big messy head of thick, dark hipster curls and he rocked out in his own little world. Kid got the music in him. I tried to get a video of him but it was too dark and we were in the back row (where the cool kids sit, yo’). But trust me, the kid got soul. *LOVE*
These kids all get a gold star in my book.