Wednesday, November 17, 2010


So - I don't think it will come as any surprise to anyone who comes here even on a semi-regular basis, that I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance. I wait with barely suppressed excitement for each new season to begin; whether it be the US or Canada version. At the moment I've also been captivated by another dance show - Got To Dance UK, though I do think some of the contestants are a bit too young. I have the same thoughts on some contestants on America's Got Talent. But I've gone off topic.

I have a different opinion on Dancing With The Stars however. I watch it - sometimes - and it annoys me when I get hooked on it. But all previous annoyances are nothing compared to how I felt last night after seeing the results. It annoys me to the max that a lot of people vote on other reasons besides talent. There is NO WAY that Bristol Palin should still be in when Brandy is now gone. I don't have anything against Bristol. She seems like a nice enough young woman and while I think her mother is a nut job, still her mother does seem like a decent sort overall - except she hunts and I don't think she belongs in politics. But come on!!! It's just not right that Brandy is gone. She is by far more talented than Bristol and watching the personal bits week after week, it was obvious that winning this show was very important to her. If she had lost out to Jennifer Grey it would have been a different story since Jennifer Grey can really kick up her heels too. But I'm willing to bet that many of the people who voted for Bristol, did so because of her mother and that just doesn't strike me as fair. If I were to vote, I'd do it 90% on talent I think, but it doesn't look like everyone thinks the way I do. I do believe I'll skip the rest of it. It might be better for my blood pressure.

So apparently Ryan Reynolds is People's Sexiest Man for this year. Once again I feel out of step. Yea, he's cute I guess, but he doesn't do a thing for me. I don't even think I've seen a Ryan Reynolds movie! Mostly because he doesn't do anything for me. Of course I'm mystified that so many consider his wife as out of this world sexy. I don't see that either.
Course I'm cold when it comes to George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Mathew Mcconaughey, Colin Firth et al. See what I mean? Out of step.

I know it's been expected for a while now, but still it was nice to hear about Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement. He seems to be a very nice and down to earth young man and I think she is beautiful - have ever since the first time I saw her picture and I think she will make a gorgeous queen. And I have a strong case of hat envy for her. It's just sad that his mother isn't around to have met Kate and to be involved with his upcoming wedding.

I hope Kate doesn't go through the same kind of over scrutinizing that Dianna did. Though I have a feeling that she won't be left alone for quite some time.

I overdid it again yesterday. I had someone coming over after work to see about doing housecleaning. So of course before I had someone over to clean the house, I had to clean the house. Can't have anyone who does house cleaning coming into a messy house can one? So I got up extra early and worked like the dickens to clean it up as much as possible. I left a note for Son #1 to do a few little things like vacuuming and sweeping the floor and the main one - to clean the spit out of the bathroom sink - HIS spit mind you - since I don't leave mine - knowing full well the chance of his doing so were slim. And I was right. Then I went in and worked for four hours - I'm in every day this week. Then I worked real hard when I got home until she got there. I thought we were just going to talk about her doing housework, but no - she and her husband came all ready to clean the house! So of course I had to go into the rooms ahead of them to tidy in as much time as I had. One good thing though - it seems my philosophy of not looking for something worked again. While 'tidying' I found my passport that I haven't seen since I got back from Florida and my Harry Potter glasses. They have been missing for quite some time too. It was ever so nice to find both of them!! And I didn't even have to look :-)
And it is ever so nice to have a Very Clean House. I'll have to do my darndest to keep it that way.

And speaking of Sexiest Man - I think Daniel Radcliffe has it going on over Ryan Reynolds, even though Rye is Canadian. See - if it were a vote in thing, I'd pick a Brit over a Canadian every day! Heh, heh, heh

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just a real quick reminder

Today is the last day for entries to the AAR Top 100 Poll!!! It's a great way to scope out books you might not have read before so if you can get a list going, send it in.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holy Camolie Batman!!

I didn't realize it had been so long since last I posted!! An update on my condition is required I do believe.

I'm doing good. If anything I'm almost doing to good as I figure I'm stronger than I am and then overdue it. For example I was at the gym last week and did 15 minutes on the treadmill at a faster pace than I should have and at a much higher incline than should have. Then I did the machines, more time on the treadmill and then 10 minutes on the bike. And promptly did myself in for the next few days. That's just an example of the stuff I've managed to OVERdo.

I'm back at work. This past week I worked 3 days a week for only 4 hours each day I worked and next week and the week after I'm in all 5 days, but still for only 4 hours a day and then (hopefully) the week after that I plan to be back full time.

I've been working out at the gym - as a matter of fact I plan on heading over there shortly. I'm trying to hold back but - I'm not always good at it :-) I'm still going to physio though I'm down to once a week and after next week that should be once every other week. I'm not even using a cane now, though I'm carrying it 'just in case'.

I had an MRI yesterday for what they think is a pinched nerve. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be though it was annoying. I wasn't nearly as claustrophobic as I thought I would be, but it was real loud and it took a lot longer than I thought it would.

I'm still not smoking - and that's a good thing. I've been eating a bit more bad stuff the past few days so I'll have to nip that in the bud!

And I've been reading quite a bit too. Hopefully I'll have some reviews shortly.

So - sorry for disappearing like that again. Hopefully I won't do it again :-(