• diets,  inspiration,  Real Housewives of NYC,  Reality tv,  religion,  Top Chef

    Next Stop… Crazy Town

    Today is the start of Lent. A time of refection, prayer and sacrifice. Reflection, introspection, prayer, cool. I can do that all day. But sacrifice? Hold it. Slow it down there a bit, baby. You all know me, I’m pretty faithful, maybe a bit corny for some of you, but, oh well to that. Just this sacrifice thing is a little daunting.

    Nevertheless, I’ve been thinking long and hard about what would be a true Sacrifice for this Lent season and what would truly help me mind, body and spirit and unfortunately for me I keep coming back to Sugar.

    I know, I know, it stinks right? Why couldn’t it be something easy like um, water or, um… air? But no. Sugar keeps popping into my head. So I’m going with it and am going to try to seriously eliminate the Sugar and the white products. This here blog might get a little bit scary over the next few weeks. Hold onto your hats!

    Now back to your normally scheduled programming: Anybody watching The Not So Real Housewives of the NYC? I sure am. Yay to the hot messery. I didn’t realize how much I missed Alex and Simon. Not. But I love it anyways. Love the fast talking New York women. My peeps!

    And don’t forget tonight is the season finale for Top Chef. Fingers crossed for Carla!

  • Real Housewives of NYC,  Reality tv,  Top Chef

    Top Big Easy- Spoilers Ahead!

    Top Chef in the Big Easy- Warning please don’t read if you don’t want to know…

    Ok I warned you. Small admission first. I still have to watch my DVR’s Not So Real Housewives. What did Bravo think putting the premiere on at 11:oo? Crazy. I needed a disco power nap to get ready for that thing. Now to Top Chefery…

    Chefs arrive in New Orleans and Carla is all blown out and ready to rumble. Stefan is pumped up. Fabio has a Mohawk. And Hosea is… Hosea.

    Emeril Lagasse is the guest judge in New Orleans. Surprise. Not. The quick fire is confusing. They bring back Jamie, Jeff and Leah for a chance to get back into the competition. What?! Nobody is happy. The three of them compete against each other in a crawfish challenge for a place back in the competition.

    Leah talks about being bitter about being kicked out. I think some will be bitter if she’s kicked back in.
    Jamie’s messing with poached an egg which worries me. But I like her haircut.
    Jeff is seasoning like crazy. He must have come with the Bam sauce.

    Emeril picks the winner and it’s Jeff. I’m actually happy for him. But his victory is snatched as Padma tells him he has to win the elimination challenge to stay in the game. Oh snap.

    The Chefs go to Mardi Gras World (bit of trivia: the DH and I had dinner there when in the Big Easy it was quite fun) and are given instruction and shown a new car like on The Price Is Right. The winner of this challenge gets the car. Nice.
    Chefs must do 2 dishes and one must be Creole plus a drink.
    Best comment of the night I think came from Hosea who said it would have been the first Top Chef without a Mohawk to Fabio who showed up with it in New Orleans! That was funny.
    Stefan goes for a smoke and doesn’t make sausage from scratch? Way to sweat Stefan.
    Carla said she’s going to have to MacGyver it. I hear ya.
    Carla doesn’t drink and she’s going for it with Non-Alcoholic in New Orleans. Risky but cool.

    We find out that Gail is back and Carla cheers. I want to cheer too. Toby the sour puss won’t be missed by the chefs or Tom I suspect.

    The masqueraders come into the ball and Carla thinks it beautiful and Fabio is reminded of an old porno movie. He just kills me.
    Jeff- Gets good reviews.
    Stefan-ok, but rue is not dark enough.
    Fabio-a parade in the mouth. Nuff said.
    Carla-Hootie Hoo!
    Hosea-did good on the gumbo.
    I have no clue who is going home.

    Judges table too funny. Why was Fabio giving Hosea that funny stare? What?! I laughed so hard. Tom’s face at Stefan’s comment also priceless.
    Decision time. Judges say there was a clear winner and it was…Carla!!! Thanks for telling me judges.
    Carla won the challenge and a new car!! I’m so happy.

    Sorry to Jeff. Buh-buy.
    Hosea is in.

    It’s down to the dynamic duo. Stefan and Fabio.

    And Fabio has to pack his knives and go. I’m not happy about it. Of course it’s all based on attitude since I can’t taste the food but Stefan’s attitude should have sent him home.

    I’m for Carla all the way. Hootie Hoo!!

  • Amazing Race,  happy holidays,  jack,  politics,  Real Housewives of NYC,  Reality tv,  survivor

    Happy President’s Day!

    What’s Jack up to? Jack’s wishing you all a Happy President’s Day.

    Sure there is plenty to be down about with this economy, but so many more reasons to hope. So what do you all think? Jack for Commerce Secretary?



    Anybody checking out reality tv? Survivor is back with the early crazy along with The Amazing Race. And I’m so excited to say The Not So Real Housewives of the NYC premiers tomorrow. I really wasn’t into the OC, but you know I’m all about New York. I’ll be watching. If only for Alex and Simon on the beach.

    P.P.S. make your own Obamicon here

  • jack,  jack pics,  Real Housewives of NYC,  Reality tv

    Get Real!

    What’s Jack up to? Happily romping around while the sun is still low. Here he is (with his cropped hair) yesterday hiding out from the strong sun. That dog is like me and both loathes and loves the sun at the same time. He soaks up some rays for a bit then does his best to hide for the rest of the day.

    So did any of you get to watch the reunion show of the Not So Real Housewives of New York City? What a trip it was! Once again Ramona was just nutty, staying true to form and even walking off the stage without a word when Simon was there and talk came up about Alex’s nude photos. That Alex and Simon are just so delusional about the world and themselves that its a mess.

    At least the other women could admit that the show really did show them as they truly were. These two would not admit a thing. My favorite line came from Ms. Bethany when she called Alex, “All show and No go.” That was perfect.

    I still think Jill is the best and wonder if they will have the guts to all come back for another season. I hope they will but I have a feeling that Alex and Simon may be breaking out on their on if the others don’t come back or even if they do. Those two social climbers will want their own show. Simon is such a Diva!



  • jack,  Jodi Whatley,  music,  Prince,  Real Housewives of NYC,  retro,  Wham,  writing

    Hey Mr. DJ

    What’s Jack up to? He’s spending the morning running around in circles today? Is that a sign of nuttiness? I think it may be. At least on my part for getting a nutty dog.

    So I got this great RWA workshop tape from a friend of mine on Deep POV with Suzanne Brockmann from the 2003 National Conference. I was so excited to get it in the mail and get to hearing what Suzanne had so say. So a go to pick up my little portable boombox and notice for the first time that it has no cassette player. What the?

    Now I have plenty of cassette tapes in my house from days gone by, but here’s the kicker. My DH got a new car a couple of years ago and it only has a CD player and now my car only has a CD too. What the heck am I supposed to do?

    I head to the basement. There has to be an old Walkman somewhere in this place. I’m digging though boxes and dust is getting everywhere and no cassette player is turning up. Craps!

    I head to the streets. They laugh at me at the better electronics stores. And look at me like I’m a little crazy at the discount stores. I was starting to feel like I had to head to eBay. Then the ever resourceful DH came home with paydirt yesterday! For 7.99 he found one at an obscure computer store that sold all sorts of outdated things. The strange thing is that it was actually made in 2007. Funny, huh?

    Now I’m excited about all the good music I can listen to while walking down the street with my big Walkman and thoroughly embarrassing my kids in the process. Way Cool!
    What would you listen to if you just got a new Walkman?

    P.S Check out the train wreck reunion show of The not so Real Housewives of New York City tonight. I hear the fur was literally flying onstage and off.