Friday, February 27, 2009

Inspiration, Meg style

I have not watched "Lost" yet. Start the hate mail!

Last night was our last skeeball game of the season before the tournament next week. Meg, our coach/cheerleader/statistician/future team driver after we buy a conversion van and decorate it, sent us this email yesterday:

"Alright ladies... the team you're playing tonight has the same record as you. This... is... your..... moment.... to ...... shine!!!!

To get you pumped for your last game of the season.. I plan to send you inspirational messages throughout the day. Here is your first one...

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog." - from "Rudy""

And she really did send inspirational messages throughout the day. It was awesome. Here they are in the order that they came to us:

1. She sent us the lyrics to "Eye of the Tiger", which I will not write out here, but seriously...awesome.

2. "Miyagi have hope for you." - Mr. Miyagi from "The Karate Kid"

3. "But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky Balboa to Rocky Jr.

4. "If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners." - Coach Norman Dale from Hoosiers. Ed. note: This one seriously almost made me cry. Have you seen Hoosiers!? It's amazing!

5. "Their game made them winners. Their spirit made them heros." - tagline from "Miracle" (referencing the 1980 US Men's Hockey Team...or the Ball Busters Skeeball team)

6. "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision." - Mohammad Ali

7. "Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack." - Gordon Bombay from "The Mighty Ducks". Ed. note: This is my personal favorite.

It helped, too, as we completely kicked ass. Until the final frame when the guy from the other team threw a huge number, and we lost by 70 points. 70 points! That is nothing in skeeball! I am angry. Not really. It's just skeeball. I can't bring myself to get too invested. But seriously, Meg, I love you.

P.S. A sidenote about Meg: Last Friday she was helping her friend up off of a stoop in front of a restaurant and lost her balance and faceplanted into the concrete. She had scratches and bruises all over her face and she split her lip open and had to get stitches. I swear her lip was 4 times its normal size. It totally looks like she threw Chris Brown's keys to his Lamborghini out the window and then he beat her up. It might be too soon for Chris Brown/Rihanna jokes, but I don't care.

Anyway, I think it's clear if you are a friend of ours, you should not go outside ever. Apparently we are not able to stand up straight.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I would die if my grandparents read this

How about a Lost recap...tomorrow? Sorry. I haven't watched tonight's yet. I know I'm horrible! But we will discuss the past two episodes tomorrow.

Real quick before I recap my Valentine's Day I need to share something with my HGTV fans that has been bothering me since I found out about it yesterday. And okay this is actually old news as of like last summer, but I didn't know about it. I am obsessed with HGTV. We all know this. Design on a Dime is one of the shows I really enjoy. I have two favorite hosts on this show: Kristan Cunningham and Lee Snijders. I love Lee. I love his ideas. I think he's really likable and personable. Plus he used to be a Disney Imagineer. Adorable, right? So I decided to do a Google search on Lee to see what he was up to, if he had a new show or book I could check out, you know? Well he does have a new project. Do you know what it is? It's a porn company with his girlfriend, a former porn star and current porn photographer (That link is to TMZ-not his porn web site. Yes he runs a porn web site.) You guys, I...I am not okay with this. It's Lee Snijders. I just watched him paint a girl's room pink and create a piece of artwork out of lucite. I think I need to go sit in the dark and listen to "End of the Innocence". Because it really is.

Okay...shake it off, Sarah. Now. Valentine's Day. I mentioned that I was going to post the pictures I took. Um...after I posted that, this happened:

Steph: What pictures are you talking about?
Me: Didn't I take a bunch of pictures?
Steph: You did not.

So I checked my phone. She is correct. In fact I only took two pictures: one of our martinis and one of the cookies Meg made for us. That is it. I took no other pictures. The fact that I thought I took pictures all night should give you a good indication of my state of mind later on.

Oh and just a sidenote: Meg spent 6 hours making us Valentine's Day cookies. SIX HOURS. Of her life. On cookies for us. Also she packaged up single heart cookies in fancy wrapping for us to give to cute boys at bars. Yeah-this is a master of the trade, you guys. Meg's no amateur.

Okay I've spoken about this type of event before, but I can't find the posts to link to. Steph plans these "Choose Your Own Adventure: Cleveland" days where every few hours she gives us 3 choices of things to do. We all vote and whichever activity gets the most votes wins. This was a Valentine's edition so it had the theme of a nice Valentine's night out. I listed below what we ended up doing.

Flowers 3-4:30pm We went to the Rockefeller Greenhouse. Mostly because most of us have never been there and also because it was free. That is the kind of price that is in my budget. It was really nice and relaxing, and I'm pretty sure we ruined the moment for this guy who was about to propose to his girlfriend. I mean I can't say for sure, but they were sitting on a bench in the corner. The girl looked like she wasn't sure why they weren't up and walking around and the guy looked super nervous and was watching all the people walking by with an 'omg-get the hell out of here' look. Yeah-proposal: ruined. Sorry, dude.

Intermission 4-5:30 This was an unplanned stop at 806 Wine bar in Tremont (I can't find a web site). We finished with flowers early and were waiting for some girls to meet us. So obviously we wanted alcohol. The bar was almost completely empty (what? 4pm on Valentine's day? shouldn't there be people there numbing the pain of loneliness?) so we got one-on-one attention from the bartender Lisa. Bartender Lisa is, in a word, awesome. And she made us fantastic martinis and gave us chocolate, roses and lollipops. Bartender Lisa is my new best friend. And kind of my boyfriend. Flowers, alcohol and candy? Yeah I'm dating her.

Sweets 5:30-6 We went to a place called A Cookie and a Cupcake in Tremont. They sell auto parts. And by auto parts I mean cookies and cupcakes. Tons of different kinds of fancy cupcakes. I got red velvet with cream cheese frosting. They also gave us free chocolate covered strawberries. Getting free stuff never gets old, by the way.

Dinner 6-8:30 We chose Prosperity Social Club. They have delicious food, awesome sangria and board games! We played a Cleveland trivia game from the early 80's. We actually did pretty good for being just kids in the 80's. Our waiter was fantastic, and Steph asked him if she could take him home with her. Our sangria was fantastic, and I wanted to take it home with me, too.

Scavenger Hunt 8:30-whenever Yes a scavenger hunt. We went to Map Room downtown to scavenge. Here is Steph's scavenger hunt:

SCAVENGER HUNT: Rules...Be the first to complete the list. Need a witness from a member of the group to witness your actions for it to count. If no one completes the list, then the person with the most checks wins. Pride is on the line!

  1. Have a stranger tell you their worst break-up story
  2. Accept a marriage proposal
  3. Retrieve three business cards
  4. Dance in the middle of the bar with a stranger, extra point for slow dancing
  5. Sign a stranger's body part
  6. Collect four hearts
  7. Find a person with a tattoo that involves love (e.g., mom's name, a heart, a wife's face, etc.)
  8. Have a "sexy" shot with a stranger (e.g., sex on the beach, buttery nipple, etc.)
  9. Kiss someone
  10. Make a public declaration of love (i.e., "Attention: I love red wine!")
  11. Lead a toast to love for those at the bar around you
  12. Find a person wearing red or pink and get their autograph
  13. Break up with someone (i.e., tell your bartender you want to see other people)
  14. Buy a cute boy a drink and give a wink
  15. Receive a freek drink
  16. Pinch someone's bottom, don't get arrested
  17. Compliment sincerely someone else
  18. Use a pick up line
  19. Pretend to be cupid (prance and pull your arrow back at a couple) in public
  20. Tell Steph she is pretty, smart and perfect
First of all, this is ridiculous. Second of all, you cannot beat Steph at a scavenger hunt. It just doesn't happen. So I'm sure you can guess who won this one...ME! What's up!?

We walked into the bar and immediately Steph started talking to the guys sitting next to us about the scavenger hunt. She somehow made a comment that insulted one of the guys' man part. I cannot remember for the life of me how she did it, but I remember it was a joke, and it was hilarious. Then she turned to his friend and started working on the scavenger hunt. The fake-insulted guy turned to me and said, "Can I help you with yours?" And it began.

His name was Brad, and he was freaking awesome. All he cared about was me winning. He was like, "What do you need from me?" And I said, "Can I grab your butt without you having me arrested?" Five seconds later, he dropped his pants. Completely. Pants and underwear to his knees in the middle of the bar. I grabbed that bare ass like there was no tomorrow. We all decided that bare ass was worth extra points. I originally put +5, but he asked if I could change it to a +7. I think I love him.

For #2 he proposed then I immediately broke up with him for #13. I signed the side of his torso for #5. And I mean I signed it big with a smiley face and everything. He told me he was going to show it to his mom at church the next day. Then he was going to get it tattooed on. For #10 he stood up on the barstool, and I yelled out, "I love this man! I love him and his bare ass and I signed his torso!" For #8 we did a shot of sex on the beach. I paid for it and winked at him to take care of #14. Two birds, one stone. For #6 I asked him if I could reach into his chest cavity and pull out his beating heart-Temple of Doom style. He lifted his shirt and was like, "Go for it. It's for a good cause." Glorious!

My dance for #19 was apparently so good, it was requested twice. For #18 I had to use a pick up line. And I don't know any pick up lines. So Becky told me to say, "Nice shoes. Wanna fuck?" What!? So I went up to some other guy (not my BFF) to say it. This is Becky's re-enactment of what happened:

Me, looking at the ground: "Uh...hey. Those are, uh, nice shoes. Uh, oh God. I'm sorry. Wanna fuck? I'm so sorry. I'm on a scavenger hunt."

You're right, Sade. I am a smooth operator.

I also added an item to my list. It says Hairy Bagel with a +12 next to it. It took me a minute to remember what it was about. Then I remembered Brad's friend had turned to him and said, "Show her the hairy bagel." My BFF pulled up his shirt and made the area around his belly button look like a bagel. I laughed so hard I spit out my drink. Brad, wherever you are, you are awesome. Thank you for helping me to win the scavenger hunt for the first-and probably last-time in my life.

Important sidenote: Steph was working with my BFF's friend and for #9 she turned her cheek so he could kiss it and he grabbed her face, turned it toward him and stuck his tongue in her mouth. How come even when I get a guy to drop his pants for me, Steph has to one-up me by making out with a random? You're the master, Steph!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The rhythm is my life

I didn't get to watch "Lost" last night, and I don't have the pictures I need to post about what we did for Valentine's Day (note: Steph planned it-awesome) so how about a music post?

Here are some songs I can't stop listening to lately:

Brandy - "Torn Down" Brandy isn't traditionally my favorite, but God help me I love this song. I look awesome and soulful singing along to it in my car.

Frightened Rabbit - "Keep Yourself Warm" This song was featured in an important scene on "Chuck", and I was instantly obsessed. Parents beware: they drop the F-bomb in this song. Kind of a lot. It's awesome.

Gomez - "See the World" They sing sha-la-las for like the whole last third of the song. It makes me want to run around barefoot in a field on a sunny day.

Erin McCarley - "Love, Save the Empty" This is a great song which I loved even more after they used it in the "He's Just Not That Into You" trailer. I thought it was a great use of the song. Then I saw the movie. Ladies, who else saw this? What can I say about this movie? I have many conflicting feelings. Here they are: I thought parts of it were really funny. I thought parts of it were really cute. I thought parts of it were absolutely cringe-worthy. I thought Scarlett Johannson was a mothereffing w-hor-e. I thought parts of it hit too close to home. I thought it was pretty depressing. Overall I left feeling pretty sad which I don't think was the intent of the movie. But I am completely willing to concede that my resulting feelings of sadness could just be a symptom of where I'm at right now in my life. Ugh-I need other ladies to weigh in on their thoughts on this movie. Also just to recap, this song rules.

Jack's Mannequin - "Crashin'" I rarely stop listening to Jack's Mannequin.

Jimmy Eat World - "Electable (Give It Up)" I look like I am having convulsions when I dance to this one in my car. It's because I don't have enough room to do what I really want to do. Which is stand up on the roof of my car and jump up and down like a crazy person.

New Kids on the Block - "Twisted" Just come on, people. Get on the New Kids kick. They are awesome. Did I mention we are going to see them again in April? Oh I didn't? WE ARE GOING TO SEE THEM AGAIN IN APRIL!!! Tickets aren't cheap, but as I told my girlfriends, my love of the New Kids is completely recession-proof.

Fiction Family - "Betrayal" One of the guys from Switchfoot and one of the guys from Nickel Creek got together and made an album. And it is lovely. Especially this song. Just FYI for you Switchfoot fans out there, the album leans more toward the style of Nickel Creek. But that is fine with me because Nickel Creek is delicious.

Young Love - "Close Your Eyes" Okay this was on "Scrubs" this season during a scene that I absolutely loved. Also there is fun clapping during the almost whole song. And I like the layered ending that almost sounds like a round-"Row row row your boat" style.

Lady Antebellum - "Lookin' for a Good Time" This entry is for my country fans. Listen I'm going to just lay it out there: I have not been impressed with country music in the past couple years. But this song-and this group-rocks. They have amazing voices and great blend, and this song literally couldn't be more fun. It makes me so happy that when I listened to it this morning I completely forgot I was coming into work and driving in a snowstorm.

David Archuleta - "Crush" You guys, seriously, I listen to this song roughly 15 times a day-usually more. Could this be any catchier? No. It could not.

Motion City Soundtrack - "Fell In Love Without You (Acoustic)" Okay so maybe this song was on "Gossip Girl" earlier this season and maybe it was when Blair was trying to make Chuck jealous and maybe all I want is for Chuck and Blair to be together and maybe I'm 32 and watch "Gossip Girl" and wish I was friends with Serena van der Woodsen. What of it?

Matt Duke - "Sex and Reruns" So the lyrics aren't the happiest, but you would never know it from the music. I bounce to this song. Literally. And try not to sing along when he sings "turn off the lights the lights the li-i-ights!".

Robin Sparkles - "Let's Go to the Mall" Seriously, HIMYM fans-this song is awesome!

Okay, you guys, for this last one I need to provide some explanation. Have you seen the new Geico commercials that show a stack of money with eyes on top of it just staring at people? It is creepy, and the ads are absolutely terrible. But I don't change the channel. I don't fast forward through them. I don't leave the room. And here's why: at the end of each of those horrible commercials, they play a remake of "Somebody's Watching You". And I am obsessed with it. The other day after being frustrated that a) I have to watch those commercials to hear it and b) I only get to hear like 10 seconds of it, I went to the Geico web site. And guess what? You can totally download the song for free there! It is infinitely better than the original which, let's face it, was not a great song. In fact the only reason it ruled was because Michael Jackson sang the chorus and because the video was awesome. Rockwell peering out of the shower all paranoid, anyone? God I loved the 80's. Okay so my last entry is Mysto & Pizzi - "Somebody's Watching Me" I dare you not to dance to this song. It is impossible.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New evidence suggesting I might be Charlie Brown

In the past 2 weeks... car broke. rental car almost broke. Blackberry broke DVD player broke
...Thursday happened:

- I went all the way downtown then realized the meeting I had to go to was at the campus 5 minutes from my house
- When I got to the campus for the meeting, I went to the wrong building
- One of my teeth broke
- Oh and did I mention when I got to my car to leave downtown, someone had puked on it? Someone puked on my car. Yeah.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lost in Lost

Tonight I blogged in real time. Well I mean I didn't post it in real time, but I did write this all while watching the show. So here are my thoughts on the show as they came to me:

Really seriously that blonde French guy looks like Bob from "The Biggest Loser".

Jin, I for real missed you so much. Also your English seems to have vastly improved after almost exploding in a boat bomb.

Okay seriously someone tell me what the hell the smoke monster is already. They need to explain this better than "it's a security system".


Okay so anyone who was on the island-our Losties and Others and Scientists-are moving together. How come? Cuz they're all from the same time?


Smoke monster = sickness that Russeau kept yammering on about. Oh and I don't know if you knew this, but it's a security system. Dammit, Lost writers. I know it is a freaking security system! What temple is it guarding? Why does it make people want to kill their friends? Is it manmade? Come on!

Sawyer and Jin! Reunited and it feels so good! Love the hugging. Love the fact these people are really friends who've been through everything together.

"He's Korean. I'm from Encino." Miles is awesome.

Why was Charlotte reluctant to admit she speaks Korean? Could she work for Sun's father? Could he be involved in this as well? If this has been addressed already, please someone tell me.

Kate's annoying me. She's a little bit self righteous for someone who's not only a fugitive of the law but is pretending to be the mother of a child who isn't hers. Okay that's harsh-she clearly loves Aaron and for all intents and purposes is his mother. Her attitude is just a little holier-than-thou is all.

Ben just lost his shit in the car. How come what he says is totally awesome and should make me trust him, but the way he says it makes my skin crawl.

Charlotte's not looking too good, you guys. But at least while she is dying she's being hilarious like that little kid in the YouTube video whose dad taped him while he was high on drugs after having dental surgery. Have you seen it? It's the greatest thing ever.

Oh, Juliet-that is totally my luck, too. If I was on the island and said, "Whoa what are the odds we'd end up in the same time as The Orchid?" it would then immediately disappear. By the way, Sawyer and Juliet = TOTALLY GOING TO DO IT.

Whoa! Charlotte grew up on the island. One of you guessed she'd been on the island before. I can't remember who, but nice guess!

Holy effing crap-Faraday was Scary Guy who told Charlotte she'd die if she came back to the island! My brain cannot take it!

Okay so it looks like he wasn't being scary telling her she was going to die if she came back. He was warning the young Charlotte that he had seen her fate in the future, and that she really shouldn't come back. This is kind of sad. I don't really care about Charlotte, but Faraday-while a tad creepy and obviously hiding something-has won me over. And I believe he really loved Charlotte. And that makes me sad that he lost her.

On an unrelated note: How come they remade Friday the 13th? I don't like horror movies, but this seems pretty sacrilege to me. Also how come the remake looks terrifying?

Jack's dad! I know I shouldn't be scared of him, but I totally am. Especially since I am jumpy after watching the Friday the 13th trailer and listening to the weird noises coming from my kitchen right now.

Okay so everyone's parents are somehow involved in all of this, right? That's what it seems like. Like the parents have a connection with the island therefore so do their children. But even they don't seem to trust Ben even though he appears to be helping them all get back to the island. Seriously what the hell is Ben's deal? I need to know. Hey you know what I need an explanation for? When they brought Locke's dad to the island in the magic box or whatever it was called. Remember he said they were in hell and Sawyer killed him with a chain?

Mah! "Say hello to my son!"

The guy who plays Ben has the creepiest delivery ever. "We're running out of time, Sun. I need you to decide right now. Will you come with me? I will eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

Desmond looks wicked hot in a leather coat.

Oh my God what is going on. I have tinglies in my tummy.

Okay no surprise, Eloise/scary old lady is Faraday's mom. Okay you know how I just said that Ben's delivery is the creepiest ever? That is before I saw Faraday's mom. She is not warm and lovely like my mom.

Preview: Kate to Jack: "I am going with you." Yeah you are.

Whoosh. I need a cigarette. A candy cigarette, but a cigarette nonetheless.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chris Brown, I am not "With You"

You guys, it is embarassing how upset I am about the Chris Brown abuse allegations. I've made no secret of my love for Chris Brown, and I'm so disappointed that instead of being the sweet and polite young man I thought he was, he now appears to be a woman-beater. It is not okay to hit a woman (or a man for that matter, ladies). It is especially not okay to hit my Rihanna. Whatever love I feel for Chris Brown, I feel tenfold for Rihanna. I'm pretty sure if she got to know me we'd be BFF. Then she would write a song about me, and it would obviously be awesome because she is awesome and then she would take me to the Grammy's next year because our song would be #1, and she would want her BFF and inspiration by her side. Wait-I think I'm getting ahead of myself here. My point is...I am so sad right now. More than is normal for someone my age/level of mental stability.

P.S. This might make me a bad person, but this in no way dampens my love for the song "Forever". Let's be clear that doesn't mean I am endorsing domestic violence. It's like how I love the song "Ignition" by R. Kelly yet am totally against peeing on little girls.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

So what's new?

Before we talk about Lost, let me tell you what I've been up to.

FIRST I think I just switched cable service because a cute 21 year old hit on me. Look it all happened very fast. He's from AT&T U-verse, and he came to my door because they come door to door all the live long day and call me nonstop. I answered the door supremely pissed off, and I was a total bitch to him. However, I actually have been considering switching to U-verse for a while now and had about 10 million questions for him which he answered very politely. Also the last guy I dealt with was a complete moron and didn't know anything, and this guy did. He clearly knew what he was talking about. Also, he was extremely adorable and put-in-my-pocket worthy and above that, very charming and not complaining that I made him stand out in -10 degree weather for the better part of 20 minutes. I finally realized that I was freezing my effing ass off, but I still had more questions so I told him to come in, and he was like, "Oh my gosh thank you so much. I'll just stand right here by the door. I won't go any futher in." Nice. And you guys, I really don't know what happened next that led me to signing up for the new cable. I really don't. He started asking me all these getting to know you questions and telling me I was young and being really funny and charming, and it's like I lost control of my right hand and just started signing paperwork. Here are a couple of examples of his sales tactics:

Him: "Do you own this place or rent it? Because you look like you're a student."

Him: "Birthdate?"
Me: "December 6th 1976"
Him: "1986?"
Me: "'re good."
Him: "I know, right?" + cute wink
Sidenote: even if I was born in 1986 this would still make me a year older than him. I got a little sad about that.

Him: "Okay I just need you to sign here, initial here, here and here, give me a blood sample, your first born and a date and we'll be all set." + most adorable smile I've ever seen

HE ASKED ME OUT, YOU GUYS!! I am only human! Look I realize now that that is how he got me to sign up. Whatever. I don't care. He was so cute. When he left he was like, "Do you ever go to Pounders in Parma? Everything there is $2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'm going there with my friends tonight." Pause. "What are you doing tonight? You should go to Pounders." So okay I do think he at least thought I was cute. Oh God I totally got played. Oh well. Tip to all salesmen: apparently I will buy anything if you are cute and tell me I look young.

On a related note, do any of you have U-verse? What do you think of it? I still have time to cancel. I have no idea what to do.

SECOND Friday we went to see an 80's cover band called Mega 80's. We went to see them last fall, and I have no idea if I wrote about them or not, but they are-in a word-glorious. Talented, entertaining, funny and the white guitarist totally raps like Tone Loc. For those of you in the Detroit area: do yourself a favor and go see them. They are freaking awesome. I've been to see them twice now and they are hands down in my list of top 10 concerts ever. John and I rounded up about 20-25 people for this one which only made it that much more fun. Both times I've seen them I was pretty sober. And by pretty sober I mean filled to the brim with vodka. And both times I left the concert covered in sweat and happiness. I may have blacked out during "Photograph". I'm not sure what happened, but if I punched anyone I'm sorry. I can't be held responsible for my actions during that song. God I love 80s music.
THIRDTuesday night I got a ride home. From a tow truck. John and I got in my car, and as I was driving him to his car I was like, "Holy hell that sounds horrible, right?" and he said, "Yes. You need to pull over." We got out to inspect the damage, and John was basically like, "I don't know what's wrong. Maybe it's that your rear tire is LAYING AT A 30 DEGREE ANGLE!" Awesome. Turns out the shock on my rear driver's side tire went bad which caused the almost completedly rotted through controller arm on my tire assembly to break which then caused my tire to almost punch a hole in my fuel line. Awesome! But don't worry the repairs are pretty cheap and by cheap I mean I may have to resort to stealing copper wire and selling it to get the money to repair my car. do I steal copper? Anyone? I'm not really sure what's involved. Although I think step one is to announce your plan to steal it on the Internet.

LOST Spoilers and my thoughts:

- Was it just me or was this episode kind of slow?

- Ugh-stupid winter storm warning beeping and taking up half the screen!

-Oh my God this was amazing:
Jack: Are you with me?
Kate (moves in close, tears in her eyes): I have always been with you.
Sigh...I love you Jack and Kate.

- It was totally trippy having Sawyer watch Kate and Clair in the forest.

- The dad from "My So Called Life" is an uber-creepy lawyer.

- I don't really understand why Ben would try to take Aaron away from Kate. What is the point? I guess to ensure Aaron goes back to the island, but if he just convinces Kate to go, Aaron goes too. And if he doesn't convince Kate then even if he has custody of Aaron it won't matter because they all have to go back. He's like, "He's not yours." And I was like, "He's not yours either." The only thing that would make this storyline not annoy me is if he's actually doing this for Claire. Like if she's the one who's asking him to do this. Otherwise, D+ on this storyline, writers. Totally lame.

- I'm still gonna need Faraday to be a tad more forthcoming with the deets.

- JIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I jumped out of my chair and clapped.

- A Sun + Jin reunion is the new Desmond + Penny reunion

- One of the french dudes looks like Bob from Biggest Loser. Also I was wondering when we were going to see a young Russeau. She's cute and not scary yet.

- Okay Sun's about to go batshit all up in here.

- Did you guys watch the preview for next week? Did you see when Ben's like, "Jin's still alive."? Why does he talk exactly like Anthony Hopkins in "Silence of the Lambs"? Does he need to continue to be at his creepiest at all times? How is that possibly going to convince anyone to hop on a plane with him to go back to the island?


Monday, February 02, 2009

Super Bowl recap

To my Pittsburgh readers: you might want to cover your eyes for a second.

My thoughts on the game: Fucking Steelers. I'd respect you for being a great team if you weren't a bunch of dirty-playing thugs. Although Santonio Holmes is like from another planet where all they do is grow amazing football players. But seriously if I had to watch one more Steeler literally kick a Cardinal when he was down after the play was over, I was going to scream. Cardinal defense, seriously what happened to you? Browns, you were thisclose. And by thisclose I mean that my skee ball team had a better chance of making the Super Bowl. Let's hope our new coach can whip our asses into shape.

Pittsburgh readers: okay you can look again.

My thoughts on the food at Diane and Drew's party: The veggie pizza was, as usual, superb. Christy's Rice Krispie treats had an excellent ratio of marshmallow to Krispies. Meg made something called Bacon Explosion which was like bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in bacon again. I think she should rename it to Heart Explosion. My overall impression of the food was that it is the best part of any Super Bowl party. I love food!

Commercials: There are a lot of movies coming out that I want to see. I even got excited about the new Star Trek movie. Star Trek! I am not really a Star Trek fan except for the one movie where they come to Earth and save the whales. I loved that one. But yeah-I want to see the new Star Trek movie. I will say this, I thought that the ratio of Shia LaBeouf to movie trailers was rather low. Also I never like commercials or movies where babies talk, but I love the e-Trade ones, and this year they added a new baby friend who sang "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister, and it was glorious. The talking flowers that told the one lady that she looked bad naked didn't amuse the ladies as much as the boys, but it was still funny. The Pepsi ad with the MacGruber character from "Saturday Night Live" was hysterical. Plus they got MacGuyver to take part. Awesome. But my favorite ad was the one with MC Hammer and Ed McMahon. When MC Hammer said, "I can get cash for this gold medallion of me wearing a gold medallion!", I just completely lost it. It instantly became the best commercial of the whole game. You can see it here if you missed it.

The Office: Jesus H. Christ that show is hilarious. The first 5 minutes were absolutely fantastic. When Angela threw her cat up into the ceiling, and it fell back through, I think I stopped breathing. Oh my God. Awesome.