Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Love the Olympics

I am a huge fan of the Olympics both Summer and Winter. It's one of the few times that I really feel connected to the rest of the World. All of a sudden I find myself cheering for a person from a small village I've never heard of. When an athlete breaks a record or just exceeds expectations I feel so happy for them. If you haven't been watching it's not too late the games go on through Sunday. Do yourself a favor and enjoy every minute that's left. After all, it's another two years until the Winter Olympics.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Go Christie Brinkley!

It amazes me how the wronged party can end up being blamed. Christie Brinkley's looser husband Peter Cock, sorry, Cook cheats on her and she still gets the blame. Now that she is divorcing him, good for her, he wants to hide his shame. He feels that he should get special treatment from the court due to his, sorry again, her celebrity and have the court proceedings private. Of course, he claims it's for the sake of the children. Too bad he didn't think of that before he stuck his dick in someone else's teenage child. This has already done it's damage to his children. Obviously he doesn't care that much about his family or this wouldn't be happening in the first place. Maybe he should use this as a teachable moment. Lesson 1 -Don't cheat on your wife, Lesson 2 - Be a man and take responsibility if you forget lesson 1. What a scum bag!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Where's My Stimulus Check Fuckers?!

This is the last straw! This administration has officially hit a new low. I know, it wouldn't seem impossible; the pointless war that won't end, the mortgage crisis, the fuel crisis, the economic disaster and just crappy everything in general. So what does the village idiot decide to do? Give us regular people back some of the money he screwed us out of in taxes so he could give his uber rich pals tax breaks. And the stupid fuck can't even do that right. Where the hell is my money? It's one thing to get screwed over, but then to have the school yard bully say he's going to give you a small break and then kick you in the nuts again is unforgivable! Once they announced the refund I began to count on it. I imagine a lot of people felt that way. Then to have the government totally leave us hanging is such bullshit. I checked the IRS website yesterday, and it was totally useless. Give me my money you bastards!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Congratulations Obama!

I am so happy that the primaries are finally over. I was really starting to feel like it would go on through at least June. I think we have the right candidate for the job. I would have voted for Hillary if she was the democratic nominee, but I wouldn't be as excited as I am to vote for Obama. It was very exciting to have two excellent candidates that would make history. We are so lucky to be witnessing this time in American politics. After the last eight years we deserve it. The difference between the two for me became one of attitude and nuance. Obama played a more positive game, and at this point, that's what I need. If you are looking for more information on Barack Obama I would highly recommend reading his book The Audacity of Hope.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Primary That Wouldn't End

I am really excited that Oregon chose Obama. The Tuesday elections went exactly as predicted. And yet, I still feel disappointed. For some reason I thought there would be a resolution. I knew there wasn't going to be, but it's still exhausting. I can't find anyone that can say with certainty when the nominee has to be decided. How much longer can this possibly last? Clearly it has to be over by November, right? I guess the only real answer is "Not soon enough."

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I Got to See Barack Obama!

I just got home from the Barack Obama rally in Portland. It was amazing! I have never attended a political event before. I got an e-mail on Thursday announcing the waterfront rally for today and I decided I had to go for it. It was the perfect day for an outdoor event and everyone was really getting into the spirit. The turn out was huge! The news estimated about 50,000 people would attend. The doors opened at noon and Obama didn't speak until 2:30. I got in line at 10:30 and wasn't even close to the front of the line. It was totally worth it! The whole family was there and he gave a great speech. I am really looking forward to having the democratic nominee chosen. I am ready for change I can believe in. After today I am even more confident that Obama can do it! Hopefully I will be able to post the pictures I took in a couple of days.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Congratulations Whitney!

America's Next Top Model has finally let a big girl win! It's about time there was another plus sized beauty besides Tyra on the show. I was cheering for Whitney from the beginning, but I didn't really think they would let her get to the final four. Once she passed that benchmark I thought it might be possible, but only maybe. I am so happy to say I was wrong. Whitney is a beautiful young woman who I think will be incredibly popular with American girls and women. I can't wait to see how her year as a Cover Girl goes. Good for you Whitney! Thank you for going for it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Leave Amy Alone

I'm getting close to recording a pathetic tearful plea to leave Amy Winehouse alone. Every week it's something. So she likes to take drugs. Big deal! In case no one has noticed pretty much everyone else does too. Yes, that includes you people that freaked out when Starbucks closed for two hours. Everyone does some kind of drug be it; caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, food, porn etc. I think we have seen enough disgraced politicians and clergy to know that humans are, well, human. It's not like she's a hypocrite like the people I just listed. So, what's the problem? Let's all try to relax a little and give each other a break.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oy, The View

In case you haven't heard Barbara Walters is a slut. In her new tell all auto biography Audition, Barbara Walters admits to having an affair with a married senator. Of course, the senator is dead so he can't defend himself to the public or his family. How thoughtful of you Babs. With all of the interesting items in this book Star Jones was still able to take an uninteresting part and make it all about her. Oh, Star. You are thin, but now you look like a bobble head doll. If you have something to say write your own book, again. Insert eye roll here.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fallen Star

It's always sad when no one is surprised by a divorce announcement. Star Jones Reynolds has announced her divorce from husband of three years Al "I'm not gay" Reynolds. As I am sure everyone remembers, three years ago the couple wed in the corporate sponsored wedding of the century.
I used to really like Star when she was on The View. Then she started to get uppity. She would regale the audience with ten page packing lists for her glamorous trips to rich people places. Making it clear to everyone that she was bringing more stuff on her trip then most women own. The last straw was the conspicuous weight loss that she refused to fess up to. I know that celebrities are people too yada, yada, but you can't just over share the good stuff. Of course, people will turn on you just for over sharing in general. Remember that this time Kathy Lee! Anyway, Star told us all about her boob job, but I guess that wasn't personal to her. Hopefully she has learned a lesson from all of this. Good luck Star.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Annie Leibovitz: Desperate to be Relevant Again

Oh Annie! First it was racist pictures of LeBron James, now it's sudo nude pictures of 15 year old Miley Cyrus. Nice! The once relevant photographer is obviously desperate to get her edge back. Some may think these pictures are edgy and reflect the classic Leibovitz style. Personally, I think it's edgier to make the controversy yourself rather then do something obvious and wait for the obvious reaction. It's as if she ran out of ideas and thought "I know what pisses people off. Racism and pedophilia." Good thinking Leibovitz.
Of course, she couldn't have taken these pictures without the permission of LeBron or Miley's parents. The moral of the story is; No one cares about your reputation but you, so protect it. Don't let some washed up "artist" sell you down the river for a career move. Shame on you Billy Ray you slack jawed yokel. You just let your daughter look like a whore in front of the world. Perhaps it's Billy Ray that is using his daughter to jump start his failing career. This story is all class. Lower.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Who's That? It's Mommy

The latest soul sucking phase in the plastic surgery craze is here. A book written by a plastic surgeon called "My Beautiful Mommy", that is meant to explain to small children why their mommy is going to come home from the hospital looking like a stranger. Of course, the "mommy" on the cover of the book looks like Pam Anderson in skin tight jeans and a crop top. Do most kids moms dress like whores now? The story includes a nose job and a tummy tuck, which the woman recovers from immediately and has very few bandages or repercussions from surgery. That's realistic. I guess if your goal is to look fake, then reading a book with fake results to your children fits right in with your lifestyle. God people suck!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cindy McC*nt?

I love all the interviews with the candidates spouses. They try to seem perfect and real at the same time. Michelle Obama tells us how Barack leaves his dirty clothes on the floor. Of course we already know the Clinton's' aren't perfect. When Cindy McCain was on The View the other day they asked her what the biggest misconception about her husband is. She immediately answered "His temper." Everyone has heard of his famous temper. Yelling and swearing at other politicians, etc. That seems reasonable, but how about calling his wife a cunt in front of reporters and photographer's? Is that OK? I think not! If the guy can't even keep the dreaded "c" word to himself in front of people what does he say when only few are listening? I don't care how long his day was! That was his excuse for his behavior. How long are the days in the White House going to be? This is the kind of "diplomacy" we can do without. I only pray that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is hanging around the next time McCain "has a long day."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Congratulations Danica!

I have been rooting for Danica Patrick since she started Indy racing. I am so thrilled for her! I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited for all women. This is a sport that is new for women, and to have her beat the "old boys club" of racing is so great.
I have been so sick of hearing the whining and crying from these so called professional racers lately. First it was, "She can't win because she doesn't have the upper body strength." Then when they realized she could beat them, it was "It's not fair, she weighs less." Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, get the sand out of your vagina's and deal with it. It's time to step up your game. You are more then welcome to; starve yourselves, binge and purge, live on cigarettes and diet cola or one of a million other things that women have been doing for YEARS to become models or just to resemble models. I guess now we shall see how much you really want to win. I can't wait until the "men" of Indy are sporting the gaunt look. So, screw you cry babies. Go Danica!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

It's here, now what? Try something green dummy! Woody and I decided we would not drive our car today. We live and work downtown, so we don't drive that much anyway, but still everything helps. That's just one thing we are trying to help the environment. We have switched over our light bulbs to compact fluorescent, and thanks to Stanford we are all carrying fashionable hemp totes to the grocery store. Here is my list of the top 5 easiest things you can do to help the environment.

1. Replace regular bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
2. Use cloth totes instead of disposable grocery bags.
3. Recycle at home and at work.
4. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth.
5. Leave the car at home and walk or use public transportation whenever possible.

This is just a few easy low cost options that everyone can do to help our planet. After all, it is where we live. Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Green Week

I hope everyone had a wonderful 420 yesterday! I know I did. It was the perfect kick off for a green week. As I am sure everyone has heard by now, tomorrow April 22nd is Earth Day. I remember when I was a kid Earth Day was just something they talked about at school. Now it's a big deal. Even large retailers' are on the band wagon. Almost every ad in the Sunday paper featured the stores eco-friendly products. I took advantage of the deals to complete the switch over of all my light bulbs to compact fluorescent. I know going green can be very over whelming, but if everyone took a moment to think of one thing they can do to help the environment that would be a great start. Compact fluorescent bulbs are expensive, so if you take advantage of periodic sales you can switch over gradually. That's just one easy way to help the planet.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Plastic Surgery Catalogue?

Yes! I got one in the mail today as a matter of fact. I suppose it's more of a large brochure than a catalogue, but still. There were actually coupons! The last thing I want is discount Botox. I suppose cosmetic surgery is a business, but it seems shady at best. Maybe I'm being naive. It is a very competitive field that has large market. I read ladies magazines, I know the statistics. I also know that many women every year fall prey to "easy" plastic surgery. Often people with less than great results had spontaneous procedures at "Botox parties", but discounts lure people in too. With the "deals" these quickie mart physicians offer it is just so tempting not to think it through and get a referral from your regular Dr and do your research. They even have cosmetic surgery stores at the mall now. I just think it's important to use a physician that doesn't accept non emergency walk-ins. The last straw was when I turned over the brochure I received and saw that the Dr's office was actually located on SW Shady Lane. I think that about sums it up. Don't you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bouncing with the Stars

As you know I love Dancing with the Stars. Which is why I feel badly that I am going to have to call them out and say something negative. The show has been a very positive influence when it comes to supporting many types of people. They have had older contestants both male and female, a one legged dancer and now a deaf contestant. I applaud all of these things. That said, they don't like the fatties. That fabulous Marissa Jaret Winokur can't catch a break to save her life. Those three bitches, Carrie Ann, Len & Bruno, have something negative to say every week!
This week she knocked them dead! I was so thrilled for her! The judges had nothing negative to say. Or did they? I was enjoying the glow of her success and energy when I had to rewind my DVR. An odd word had some how worked it's way into each and every judges comments. Carrie Ann said "You were bouncing! (pause) like bouncing!" Then Len weighed in with "More bounce to the ounce!" And Bruno brought it all together with "Bouncing like a beach ball" and "Once you got into it there was no stopping you!"
I believe those comments are what is technically referred to as "back handed compliments". The classics of this type of put down are:
1. You have such a pretty face. = but a big fat ugly body
2. You have so much potential. = but right now you are a looser.
You get the point. I do not think that this is an appropriate thing to do to someone in public as you are supposedly complimenting them. Shame on you three bitches!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Self Challenge 2008: Month 2

Oy! The Self Challenge is killing me! OK, so it just feels that way sometimes. If you have joined Self Magazine in their annual shape up program, The Challenge, then you should be starting Month 2. I have been doing the Challenge for 5 years now, and I am always surprised at how much harder Month 2 gets. I know it's important to keep ramping it up, but ugh! That said, I have started to see real improvements. The scale has started to move in the right direction, and I feel better about myself in general. If you haven't started yet, it's not too late. Do yourself a favor and join the Self Challenge. It's the perfect way to get ready for the Spring and Summer party season.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rage Report: Clip Shows

Last night Stanford and I sat down to indulge in one of our favorite guilty pleasures, America's Next Top Model. On the DVR the show was listed as new, but was it? NO! It was a clip show! You know, where they splice together old footage and add comments. The nerve of calling this new enrages me! When you buy a computer that's been tuned up they call it refurbished. This would be a much more accurate description of the clip show. It's not exactly a re-run because it is packaged differently. However, the one thing it is not is new. All I have to say is ANTM better have an actual new show on next week, or I see an angry e-mail in their future.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Recipe Followers

It's everywhere! People are pooping out babies like the Earth isn't a mess because of just that. I do not get the lure of parenthood at all! The recipe followers are the worst! You know the couples. They go to college, graduate, get a job, get married, go to Europe, move to the suburbs and poop out a couple babies. If you're like Stanford and Woody and I, then you never hear from them again. We are the childfree by choice people. We're the ones that don't want to come over on a Saturday to drink punch and bring offerings to your baby. We don't encourage you to have them, so why should we have to spend money on them? We will never ask you to bring a gift for our child, and we will never get that Saturday back. We also know that it's not; drinking, smoking and sunning that make you look old. No, it's having kids! No sleep or time to take care of yourself, plus the damage from just being pregnant. It takes all of your time and resources to properly raise a child. That said, I can't figure out why people are surprised we don't want to do that. I admit it, I enjoy to do what I want when I want to. I feel liberated by the fact that I will never have to learn about fertility, or pay for college. If your looking for something to do for the environment and for yourself, give some thought to being childfree by choice. Besides, if you would like to spend time with kids you probably know someone who would be happy to lend you theirs for a weekend.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Beat That Dead Horse Hasselbeck

Polls show that the popularity of both Bush and his war couldn't be much lower. If you are wondering who makes up that tiny number on the support side, it's Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She is the queen of sticking to her guns no matter what the facts. She is willing to support the Republican party no matter what they do. Even when most of the party is starting to admit that the war is a huge disaster and that the recent surge has done nothing but escalate the violence. Not Hasselbeck, no sir, she is pathetically clinging to her original position. Granted, it is easier to keep up the same bullshit then it is to admit you're wrong. Some may say she beats this drum to distract people from the fact that her husband sucks compared to his brother. Or, perhaps it's to cover up the fact that she doesn't know what she's talking about. Either way, what do you expect from someone who thinks only people like her deserve the right to marriage. Shame on you Elisabeth!

Monday, April 7, 2008

To Green Dry Clean or Not

Lately everything is a decision that could possibly doom the Earth. My latest dilemma hit me as I was looking for something to wear. I realized that I would need to go to the dry cleaner's or buy something new. Of course, cleaning something you own is recycling and obviously better for the environment. Right? Sometimes it's hard to tell anymore.
I went on line and researched green dry cleaning
and located some shops in my area that offered the service. All of them were much farther from my home then the local shop I usually use. At that point I was about to crack from the pressure of trying to be eco- friendly. Finally I decided that it would be counter productive to drive out of my way to use a cleaner service.
A similar predicament came up when I made the switch to compact fluorescent bulbs. A friend of mine pointed out that if they break they have mercury in them and the clean up is quite hazardous.
I have decided that it is important to keep trying to make better decision for the environment even when it feels like you'll never get it right. If you forget your reusable bag at home every once in a blue moon, don't beat yourself up about it. And when you feel really stressed out, just ask yourself "What would Ed Begley Jr Say."

Monday, March 31, 2008

Obama Girl

I have switched candidates. I never thought it would happen. I have been a Clinton supporter since Bill's first election. I couldn't wait for Hillary to run for President. The idea of a female President that I felt I already knew was so exciting. Then reality set in.

The campaign took a toll on my feelings and loyalty for Hillary. It wasn't the Bosnia incident or any one thing. It really has been a combination of everything. The way she has campaigned and her general demeanor during speaking engagements. She just doesn't seem as personable as I had envisioned. She drones on about things in such an old school way. I did not expect that all. I assumed that she would convey the excitement I had felt about her candidacy.

Obama has shown that excitement I was looking for. He has run a clean campaign. When he speaks I actually listen. I believe him when he says he will change things for the better, and I respect him when he says it will be hard work. I may not be voting for our first female President this election, but I will be voting for our first black President. It's time for a change, and I think Obama is a very exciting one!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bundchen Hole

The controversy over the April cover of Vogue seems misplaced to me. LeBron James is a major athlete with a strong passion for his game, so it's no surprise he looks fierce in a basketball themed picture. It's not like he was in a suit sans basketball. I think the real controversy should be who let that whore Gisele Bundchen so close to another star athlete?! Did you see what she did to that moron Tom Brady? Kicked to the curb goes the baby mama, and down the toilet goes the Super Bowl. Now everyone hates him. Or at least thinks he's a scum bag. Please, I beg of you, get the Bundchen hole away from LeBron before she sucks him in!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Love Dancing with the Stars

I admit it! I am a huge fan of Dancing with the Stars. In fact, I usually like so many of the contestants that I find it hard to vote. With the first round of eliminations behind us we, as fans, can rest easy for another week. With all that is complicated in the World this show allows for some simple fun. It reminds me of when I was a kid and would wait all week to watch Solid Gold and Dance Fever. If you haven't indulged yet, you simply must try it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Do We Want Britney To Suceed?

All the morning talk shows were talking about Britney Spears guest spot on How I Met Your Mother. The general consensus is she didn't act crazy on TV, this time. She seems to be able to follow a script and remember her lines. Big deal! Maybe I'm just bitter, but I'm ready to see her fail. It's not that I don't like her, I don't even know her. I can't help but feel like if rich and successful isn't enough for you, then go ahead drive your career into the ground. Maybe a little failure is exactly what she needs. If everyone stopped paying attention to her would she start acting normal? And do we really care? Maybe everyone is hoping she'll fail so we can feel better during our regular lives where the price of gas is fucking everything up.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rage Report: Stay Right Except to Pass

Is it just me, or does this piss everyone off? I thought everyone learned the same rules of the road. Stay right except to pass seems like an easy one. It's called the passing lane, after all. Or even the fast lane which seems self explanatory. So why is it so many people are willing to sit in the left lane and coast at the minimum speed? Do they do it on purpose? Or is it that people are so busy; sucking down a Starbucks, talking on their phones, yelling at their kids all the while a Disney movie plays on two screens in the background that they have very little idea what's going on outside of their vehicle? In that case wouldn't you think they would enjoy the lower pressure right hand lanes? I just don't understand why we have to work against each other. Are we not part of a society? From now on people, I beg of you, pay attention to the traffic around you and move over if someone else needs to pass. Life's hard enough already, let's try to work together to improve traffic.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Let's Get Dirty

Dirt is back!! With all we missed during the writers strike it is so great to have a favorite show return with new episodes. Courteney Cox is back in a big way this season as Editor Lucy Spiller. With psyzophrenic side kick Don Konkey, played by Ian Hart, this show keeps you on your toes. They never shy away from the outrageous, which is evident in the numerous warnings that air between each commercial break. If you haven't seen Dirt yet you have to give it a chance. It definitely isn't for everyone, but it's as fun as Desperate Housewives was the first season.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Good For Her

So I'm sure you've heard the good news, we're almost done hearing about Heather Mills. Regardless of whether or not she's a gold digging whore, Paul McCartney got what he deserved. He only ended up having to pay her about 3% of his total worth. Sure that added up to just over $50 million, but he's God damn lucky that's all it cost him! Anyone with that much money who is of that age should know better then to marry a woman half his age without a pre-nup! He thought with his little head and he should be thankful it's over. For God's sake! The country went nuts when Britney married K-Fed and almost didn't get a pre-nup. Sorry to say, but when it comes to this issue Britney is smarter then Paul. How sad for him.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pooping Yogurt?

So it's come to this, has it? Every other commercial is for a yogurt that helps you poop. Every brand has one now. I had no idea that the yogurt eating population was so constipated. Or is it that the general population can't go? Perhaps it's a big scam to convince everyone they need yogurt. Have these people never heard of chasing a bowl of bran flakes with a strong cup of coffee?! Or is this yet another new product that is now necessary due to the medications and procedures people are having? Anti depressants stop you up, so add pooping yogurt to your diet. Botox freezes your tear ducts, so have some Restasis.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Older I get the More I Love Sports

I don't know what it is, but I am growing more fond of sports. I enjoy an evening of Blazers and chow mein or an afternoon of Sea Hawks and beer. It seems like an inexpensive and fun way to pass the time. Maybe it's because it's been raining for four months, or I feel compelled to have a reason to drink. I'm not sure. All I know is it's fun to cheer on your favorite home team with friends. Maybe I have just grown to enjoy the simple things. Whatever it is, I love it!

Right now I'm enjoying the Portland Trailblazers

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Product Placement: The Slingbox

I'm not the most technically savvy person, but I know what I want. I love my iPod and have become pretty good at using it. Back in the day I was the master of the VCR. I could juggle several daily soaps and some evening programs as well. I embraced the VCR's high tech replacement, the DVR (otherwise known as TIVO) . So when I saw the Slingbox on G4's Attack of the Show I was hooked! I continued to hear great things about it as I tried to justify why I needed it so badly. Thankfully Christmas came and I was saved by my in laws who thought it was cool too.

I have to admit, it is just as cool as I hoped it would be. I can watch my recorded shows on my computer any where I can get an Internet connection. Not only that, I can run my DVR remotely to catch a show I forgot before I left town. Now when I go to Vegas I can watch my stories instead of the four channels they give you in the hotel room.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rage Report: George W Bush

Lately I seem to have a lot of rage! The thing that really brings it out is looking at GW. You know that look he gives when he's giving a speech about something he doesn't understand? It's sort of a tilt to the side head shake. It's as if he can barely keep from rolling his eyes because we, the people, are just so stupid. Shouldn't the president of the US of A be able to at least hide his disdain for us? Is that too much to ask?! I just want to slap that look off his village idiot face! On that note, take some time to enjoy a little reading.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Want to Like the New Guiding Light

I have been watching Guiding Light for a long time. As you know, people are loyal to their soaps. Recently GL has switched to a new format that is sort of primitive. Held back by the high price of studio space in NY, and the logistics of storing sets in less expensive New Jersey, they decided they had to make a big move.

They moved the whole production to a town in NJ where they are able to film throughout the town for exterior shots and scenes. I say film out of habit. In fact they are using hand held cameras to allow for more movement and the use of actual houses and buildings for sets. The problem is it seems very amateur and the lighting is just plain bad. I am not saying this lightly, mind you. I want nothing more then to think it's great. I really hope it improves or I get used to it. In the mean time, I will just have to enjoy the new sets and the return of Jonathon.

What are people saying?

Guiding Light is the industry pioneer.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I'm Not Ready To Give Up On Hillary

I know everyone is predicting that Hillary can't win at this point, but I just can't let go. It's not that I don't like Obama, because I do. It's just that I really had my heart set on another Clinton presidency. And, I admit, I was hoping for a woman president. Since she hasn't pulled out yet I can't help but think that means there's hope. Some analysts say mathematically it's impossible, yet others say there is a way. It really could come down to the last votes. As a resident of Oregon this would mean our primary elections counted which would be very exciting. I'll have to wait to buy my Obama Girl t-shirt until the last votes are counted.

Is it still possible?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Nerd is the Word

I am so happy for Kathy Griffin! She has found herself a nerd. Kathy Griffin, 47, comedian and realty show star has been dating Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, 57, for over seven months. Ladies, are you paying attention? Nerds are the new it men. Save yourself and your friends the drama and get on board!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Don't Like the New Guiding Light

I don't like the new Guiding Light. There. I said it. 

The problem is...The implausible meeting of peoples now becomes ludicrous. You know what? I never run into my ex-husband just by chance in the woods during the middle of the day. I just don't. When there were sets (crappy and few), at least I could allow for a little dramatic license.

And having to look at Dr. Rick Bauer from underneath flourescent lighting, well...that's just plain torture.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Cashmere Mafia vs Lipstick Jungle

The battle of the network Sex and the City's has begun. Candace Bushnell tries her luck again with Lipstick Jungle. Brooke Shields heads the cast of rich female over achievers. Cashmere Mafia features Lucy Liu and Miranda Otto from The Starter wife and The Lord of the Rings. Both shows feature four type A women with fabulous cloths and apartments. Of course there's the obligatory "mommy" character with all the annoying little problems that entails.

While they are virtually the same show, one is clearly more entertaining then the other. Candace struck gold with the original, but the copy is a boring imitation. Cashmere Mafia may be a watered down version of the original, but at least it's fairly entertaining. The writing is faster and the cast is much stronger. The big question is will Cashmere Mafia return?

Read the rumors.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Self Challenge 2008

It's that time of year again. The sun is starting to shine, flowers are starting to bloom, and swimsuit season looms like a big fat cloud. Just when I start to panic, Self magazine saves the day with their annual Self Challenge. Beginning with the March issue, they give you a complete workout guide including cardio and strength training for three months.

Check it out at The Self Challenge 2008