Monday, July 31, 2006

Fresh Meat - Real World Road Rules Challenge

Ok, I love my MTV... MTV Reality that is. But I must admit that I was disappointed with tonights episode. Of course Corel and Evan were kicked off the show, why because they are both injured. Coral dislocated her knee and Evan had a hernia. It is crap because they are my favorites and they always bring the drama.

Now we have Tina left. Blah blah, that girl talks way to much.
Here is a message to the producers at MTV: Stop talking to Tina, her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Yes nails on a chalkboard.

And of course another compliant: kick someone off. It's like an every other week thing where they kick someone off. I like the challenges and I like the exile, but I don't like waiting a week to know the outcome. I thought now that we were nearing the end, we would have more decisive shows. Sure you want to hold off because you had to go and kick off Coral and Evan.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Kathy Griffin - D Lister & Fab

This is one of Bruce and my new favorite shows. It is smart and funny. I love Kathy's raunchy sense of humor. I can't help it but I find myself being told (mainly by Bruce) that I am inappropriate around children and religious people, and that is totally Kathy, so I again enjoy her. Only she gets paid for it, I on the other hand get the "knock-it-off" look. The fact that she is a celeb that tells it likes it is makes me love love love her and I am not a gay man, her self-proclaimed demographic.

I just happened into this show as I was waiting for Project Runway on Bravo. But now it has a new permanent spot on my TiVo. Go "D List."

Speaking of Project Runway, the suspense is killing me. If you haven't seen the promo's someone is getting kicked off and I want to know who, where, what and why. I am hoping that the show is fabulous and juicy, I am some what worried that it will be a disappointment. The promo's are killer and often when that happens the shows are not. I watch Project Runway for a couple reasons, I love the assignments, I love the drama and I can't sew and have no fashion vision of my own, so I like to judge others abilities. Isn't that the American way.

I am writing this at my garage sale, this is Saturday number two because the first weekend, I felt like I didn't sell enough. The main objection to this sale is to get the stuff out of my garage. I am not looking to make a ton of money, but heck I will take a little. The sale should have ended 30 minutes ago, but I am extending it in hopes of selling one large dresser. It is now running until 4pm. Come on people, lets start buying. heck I might even give stuff away for free: just take it away. Garage sales are interesting, it's funny what people are looking for, I thought that the cheap although nice furniture would be the first to go, but the people want their chatchkies. My chatchkies are few and far between.

Next Post: TBD

Monday, July 24, 2006

Yum Chicken...It has been a very very busy summer. Last week, Bruce and I ventured out to the famous Manchester Chicken Broil. What? You have never heard of this event, say it isn't true. The Chicken Broil happens on the third Thursday in July every year in Manchester (the small town I grew up in.) On this third Thursday, the set up the bbq pits and grill 14,000 chicken halves and serve it with a ton of the secret coleslaw. Yes, I said secret, it it told that only three people have the entire recipe and they aren't allowed to travel together. It's a blast and good food. So if you are in the area it's worth the trip, it is usually during the Ann Arbor Art Fair, but it's a great time and polar opposite to the Art Fair.

Before that we went up to Mackinac Island for the Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race. It was fun. This is our third year working the race and I am starting to feel like an old pro. I recognize the sailors, that can be good and bad.

While I was up there I found another TiVo lover, well I had already known her to be wonderful, Andrea Gearhart, (pictured to the left biking around Mackinac Island.) But on the trip I found that TiVo changed her life too. She also dates her TiVo, with her husbands knowledge. We talked about life before TiVo and frankly we can't imagine going back to that place. We also shared our dislike of the DVR, yes the TiVo imposter. These DVR's promise the ease of recording your programs, but lets face it folks they are no TiVo. They lack the ease and friendliness that has made us grow to love our "TiVo." She suggested so great shows for me to watch: The Hills and Big Brother (also suggested by Todd.) So when I got home I quickly added them to my list. We are both addicted to Project Runway, and looking forward to the next season of America's Next Top Model and of course Lauguna Beach II.

Also are there any other fans of Flip This House on A & E who are very disappointed that there is no Richard Davis & Trademark properities on this season, instead it's two brothers in San Antonio. Let me tell you I was not impressed and did a little research only to learn that Richard and A&E are on the outs. Instead he's making deals with TLC, but I could find no information when we will see Richard, Dawn and Ginger on TLC.

On another note, this one literary, while I was up in Mackinac I read "My Sister's Keeper" by Jody Picoult. Wow was that an intense book, I read it in literally 24 hours. I also literally cried in about nearly every chapter. So I am thinking it will be a lifetime movie, I see someone like a young Sally Field playing the mother and a princess diaries Anne Hathawayish girl playing Anna. If you haven't read this book, I would say read it but be ready for an emotional outburst.

This summer has been crazy busy, I am enjoying having time off. I also know that my TiVo is patiently waiting for me to return. TiVo lets me enjoy my summer, but it knows I am coming back and so do I.

Next Post: Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List - Love IT!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Sold! We close on wednesday.

Many of you have been following our struggle of selling our house in Berkley for nearly a year now. But the good news is it is sold. We close on Wednesday morning. We have gone through the ups and downs of real estate, we are just thankful to have it sold. Especially considering there are nearly 300 homes for sale in just Berkley. What does this mean for TiVo, well it means I can stop TiVoing "Sell This House," which is good because there haven't been any new episodes on for quite some time. I think I have seen nearly ever episode.

In other TiVo news: Project Runway returns to Bravo this week. I am thrilled. This means I have something meaningful to TiVo again. I have started to TiVo random shows on the WB, so I will be glad to get some quality time in with TiVo.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Good Looking Losers

Well it was fun to Emmy Nominated, but as predicted we didn't win. We had tough competition. We entered our Port Huron to Mackinac Sailboat racing documentary, however our competition was called, "Surviving Auschwitz: Children of the Shoah." That documentary won. Congratulations it was well deserved.

So that being said, we still had a lot of fun getting dressed up, walking the red carpet and sitting through the awards show. We did however have a lot of friends from Channel 4 that did really well: shout out to Sarah Mayberry, that fabulous health producer, who took home three Emmys.

It was very inspirational to be there, because the work was all very good. Bruce and I went home thinking, what are we going to do next. So set your TiVo's there is more to come from this Emmy Nominated Producing duo. Who look very cute despite coming home empty handed.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Up North - No TiVo
We are up north in Calumet, Michigan this Fourth of July holiday. We have very limited access to technology. Currently we are borrowing the interntet from a local hotel. So I must be amused with Lake Superior, Old Mines, Museums and family. I am actually having a lot of fun. I will update everyone on TiVo when I get back.