Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I'm torn tonight...more so than any other season.

Carla - I thought she had more to her than she showed in the beginning and she has not proved me wrong. She has earned the right to be where she is and is sweet to boot. It would be great if she won.

Stefan - He's hot. End of story.

Hosea - who?

So it's a toss up between Carla or Stefan..the big question is...can this 47 year old stay up that late?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wife Swap and Stephen Fowler

Everyone is in a snit about this episode. As it happens for only the second time in my life I watched this show...the first time I watched was so obvious it was fake I swore I wouldn't do it again.

However, Amanda was home, I was tired and there was literally nothing else on t.v.

So, we settle in and immediately I'm horrified by the Missouri couple. I'm from Missouri and people do not eat fast food cause "it's the American Way" or wear wife beaters or call housework skirt work. I thought, we go again..let's beat up on Missouri.

Then they showed Fowler and he presented himself as the stereotypical arrogant euro trash. He didn't disappoint. He called Mrs. Long names and berated her in front of the kids (Alan Long did the same but not as bad so it has been forgotten)

By the end I like neither family. And realized why I don't watch Wife Swap.

Now, Fowler is getting death threats and has had his house "egged" There are seriously angry websites dedicated to harrassing him.

Why is no one going after ABC? They allowed this garbage. They allowed the stereotypes and the hate. See..I think everyone is missing the point. They are promoting separation of classes. They are saying..hey, educated people hate uneducated people.

While Fowler should apologize and has as much as he can under contractual obligations..I hear nothing from the company owned by the Mouse.

And the Longs? Well, I've dug a little and they actually live in the suburbs of K.C..near my brother. Their country bumpkin act is probably just that. An act...

And we have all been taken in.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ok, I'm back.

I've not stayed on top of this blogging thing but I'm promising to do so now. I was so stressed by the election and the economy that I couldn't think straight. I'm better now.

Ok, what have I been up to:

1. Knitting. Yes, knitting. I'm a klutz and I can only do simple stuff but I've made a few things.. I made that purse for Lynnie. I truly hope she likes it.

2. I've gained 50 lbs. Yep, my doctor had my blood tested..something had to be wrong, right? Wrong..nothing. I'm healthy as a horse. Guess I'll need motivation somewhere else

3. Furline's PR agent. Not easy. I feel for Mickey Rourke's pr agent as well. Those two are two peas in a pod. She's gone a little wild since Dick left office. Obama is too busy for her. Sigh.

4. Working. What's new there? The warehouse manager calls our company my husband. He's almost right.

5. Hanging with my Lucy. She's still full of energy at two.

6. Got a new roof..we had tornadoes...wind and such...knocked enough shingles off ...that Allstate paid for it.

7. Worrying about the economy. My house has lost 10K in equity and the worst hasn't arrived yet...and I lost 10K in 401K. I'm luckier than most but feeling mighty poor right now.

8. Reading. I'm going to do that list thing so you can see what I've read.

9. Went to the Cirque show - fun. Work took us. I have a good

10. Hanging with my meetup groups. So far we've seen movies, had dinner and went on a ghost tour. Nice people.

Ok..if you read my's your turn..what have you been up to in the past six months?