I don't proofread my posts before I publish them... cause I keep my thoughts au naturale.

Monday, October 31, 2011

V Season 2 on DVD!!!

"Hobbes constantly calls Ryan out as a traitor even though his treachery has far worse consequences. Not only has Hobbes killed humans, he slept with Erica and then indirectly caused the death of Erica's ex-husband Joe. Have you ever been in a situation where someone regardless of their own actions kept pointing out what you were doing wrong? How did you bring this to light or work around it to move forward?"

This is hard for me to come up with my own response. I guess the best example would be with my divorce.  My ex constantly pointed out that I should be the one punished because I left him.  That was his rationalization and comeback for everything.  It doesn't matter that his actions drove me to it and his actions afterwards regarding the children were far worse than me leaving, which ended up being best for everyone and the kids haven't been happier!  I couldn't bring it to light to him because he doesn't listen to me.  And I moved forward by getting everything made legal.  Hooray!

Be sure to check out the second season of V on Blu-ray and DVD!!!



  
“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote V Season Two on DVD."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oh no she didn't!!!

Okay, so as a mom, this made me wanna strangle a first grader like I have never wanted to strangle one before!

Back story:  So we moved into our new house a couple weeks ago and there are lots of kids in the neighborhood that roam after school and on the weekends and since my kids were new, for about a week straight our house was the place to be for kids to hang out.  Well, there were these siblings, a first grade girl and preschool boy that would ride their bikes in the alley and were around, but it took them awhile to ask to play.  They only played outside and I was not a big fan from the get-go because they were rude to L for no reason and didn't want him to play with them because he was the youngest.  Well, I had the opportunity to meet their dad and he did NOT seem like a winner.  He had meth withdrawal mannerisms and talked S about the people in the neighborhood, but yet he is perfectly fine with his kids roaming it unsupervised.  So, he seemed shady and it started making me not be surprised that his kids were shady.

Well, I know that my daughter has a bit of an attitude at times.  Personally, I wouldn't play with her if I were her age- when she is tired, she gets CRANKY.  That leads to more bossiness and selfishness.  Now, I'm not saying she's a bad apple.  She doesn't realize she can alienate friends with this behavior.

So, like three days ago this first grade girl comes over to play and they are all playing in the backyard.  I don't know what happened to instigate it, but the girl called A a baby and went home.  Sure, name calling is totally rude and uncouth, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt that A was probably being mean.

Yesterday A was so anxious for someone to play with after school that she put her coat on and wandered around the porch and then sat inside with her coat on in case someone walked by outside so she could run out and ask them to play.  Yes, it was mildly creepy and sad, but that's what she did.  So, an hour later, the first grade girl and a boy are walking down the sidewalk and A immediately runs outside and asks if they want to play...

Here's where my anger comes in...

The girl SNUBBED A!!!  She just kept walking right by her with a haughty look on her face and blatantly snubbed her!  I could see tears immediately well up in my daughter's eyes and I opened the door and had her come inside.  She was just dumbfounded and said, "she didn't even say hi to me!  She just kept walking!"  I had to explain to her that it was very mean of that girl and that she should not play with her anymore because people who do things like that are not who you want to be your friends.

I just couldn't believe it!  That was a total bitch move that is usually something you see from high school girls or catty women!  All I can say is that was a feeling I don't want A or I to ever have to feel again!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

V Season 2 on DVD!!!

Did you know that V Season 2 is now available on DVD and Blu-ray???
 
"In the series finale, the 5th Column is crushed in a failed coup against Anna. A new human opposition force has entered the picture called Aries Project. All humans above ground are blissed and fall under Anna's spell just as the V Armada approaches. An evil twin Lisa has been created who seduces Tyler, becomes impregnated by him and then murders him. Lisa the Visitor Princess is imprisoned after an attack on her Mother's life and Anna kills her mother Diana. If you were to write the next episode, where would you take the story? Would the humans triumph and crush the Vs, would the humans and Vs learn to live peacefully together or is it doomsday for humanity?"
 
If I were to write the next episode, I would like to see humans and Vs living together, although I don't know if it would be completely peacefully because then there wouldn't be as much drama.  I think there should still be some evil Vs and also humans who refuse to accept the Vs presence on earth.  I would like to see Vs and humans learn to live together and perhaps even be able to maintain romantic relationships.  There are so many directions you could go with these ideas!



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series on DVD!!!

I love waxing nostalgic.

Growing up in the 80s introduced me to all kinds of awesomeness!  One of those things was Jem and the Holograms.  Jem a normal chick as Jerrica, who had normal problems.  Each show actually tried to teach morals (you know how they were in the 80s with the whole after school special ideology).  Whether it was a friend who felt like an outcast, dealing with difficult choices... Jerrica experienced them all as either herself or as Jem!

Interesting tidbit about this... I actually owned a Jem doll!  She had pink hair on top that could be tucked into a hat for when she became Jerrica.  She also had earrings that flashed when you flipped the switch on her back.  I actually just sold it on ebay a couple years back when I was trying to get out of my hoarding ways... interesting side note I'm sure.

"The series 'JEM and The Holograms' ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups.  The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem.  Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protegees. 

Family Time Factor:  I actually think it can be enjoyed by boys and girls, but I think the boys would throw a fit after they got to be 7 or so.  And it gets a bit cheesy the older the child gets.  I can tolerate it still.

MOTR Grade: B+ 

Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series is now available on DVD!!! 

HINT flavored water

I try to avoid drinking soda like the plague.  (Although I'm not sure people drank the plague, but you get my meaning.)  The hard thing for me is that it is just too dang accessible.  I don't have time or patience to get something out and fill a cup, plus with active children running around, my cup is likely to get spilled.

So, I find myself buying tea or propel.  I buy the tea because I love it, but I buy the propel because it has no calories and sounds healthy.  But, the thing that drives me most insane is how sweet it is!!!  I want the healthy and no calories without the sugary sweetness and I'm on the fence about how good splenda really is for us, so I try not to do artificial sweeteners.

So, when I had the opportunity to try HINT, I was intrigued.  Flavored water that doesn't have added sugar?  So, I tried it... and I am now an addict!  I had one of every flavor in my fridge and I drank them all within two days!  It is accessible, it was delicious, refreshing and not sugary in the least!  There are like only 3 ingredients, one being purified water and none being sugar.  And HINT is THE PERFECT name!  Really, you explain the taste to people that it's like drinking water with a hint of flavor- GENIUS!  I let my boyfriend try it, I let my friends try it and I let my kids try it.  (Of course only a sip because I refused to share a whole bottle!)  Everyone liked it!

The only downfall is the availability.  I'd love to see HINT sold in grocery stores and retailers in my area as opposed to specialty locations, but I'm sure after enough buzz is established, that will change.

Here's the skinny from the company:

"HINT flavored water has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is a great alternative to juice and soda. HINT was launched in April 2005 by current CEO Kara Goldin and is now available in all Whole Foods and Starbucks. It is available in Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Raspberry-Lime, and Strawberry Kiwi and sells for $1.79."

Anyway, if you have the opportunity to try HINT, you owe it to yourself.  I'm sure none of us can say we drink enough water and if your excuse is the taste, now you have no more excuses!  Did I mention NO ADDED SUGAR??  YAY!!!

MOTR Grade: A+

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Big Bang Theory is now in Syndication!!!

In episode 1 of season 2 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Penny go on their first date. Both people feel insecure about the date and unbeknownst to them both, each of them has feelings for the other person. When Leonard learns of Penny’s insecurity about her intelligence, he gives her brochures to a local community college and tells her he is fine dating a girl who isn’t smart. Penny abruptly slams the door in his face. In your opinion, What are the top 3 things that a man should never say to a women? Is this a dealbreaker? 

This is a no brainer!  A man should NEVER ask a woman about her past history with men.  He should never ask her what her weight is.  And he should never tell her who she can and can't be friends with.  With the first two things, it's only a dealbreaker if he refuses to let it go and expects her to answer or else.  And I think the third is a total dealbreaker because it is way too controlling.

I can understand why Penny slammed the door because it sounded like Leonard was insulting Penny, which was not his intention.  He thought he was being nice and helpful.  But, that happens a lot in relationships- it's called miscommunication.

The Big Bang Theory is now on 5 Night a Week!! Head over to www.bigbangweeknights.com to check your local listings.



“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Big Bang Theory in Syndication."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I am IRATE!

So my daughter's teacher informed me that I needed to purchase a milk card for her for snacks and that if I send $5 it buys the card and gets her 20 milks.

 No problem.

A has a binder that goes home with her every night and there are instructions on how to send money for anything.  There is a small manilla envelope labeled "money" and you are to put the money inside a different envelope, write what it's for and then put that inside the manilla envelope and close the flap so that the teacher knew there was money in it.  I did this exactly.  I even looked over the directions several times to make sure I did it correctly.

Yesterday I get a new note saying that Aurora still needs to buy a milk card.  This confused me so I decided to speak with her teacher today after school.  I informed her that I had sent money and she just kept telling me she didn't get it.  There was no apologeticness to her voice and she kind of blew me off like I was either lying or A took the money.  Well, I know I was not lying and A doesn't even understand the concept of money, nor would she have anywhere to spend it unless I took her somewhere, so she would have no reason to take the money.

So, after feeling a bit shamed by the teacher, I decided that I would not let it go so easily.  I know that is only $5, but it is the principle!  I went to the office to let the secretary know what happened.  She seemed apologetic and said she'd talk to the lunch lady to see if a miscellaneous envelope with money was turned in, but her final answer was the same as the teachers- I needed to send in another $5.

Well, I emailed the principal to lodge my complaint.  I understand it's not much money, but it frustrates me that the first time I send money, it disappears.  I specifically followed the teacher's instructions to the letter.

And before you think I am just being hormonal or I forgot to take my medicine today... neither of those is the issue.  I don't even feel angry, I just think this is some grade A bull hockey.  And I want them to know it too.  Oh, I will take the $5 in tomorrow and hand it directly to the lunch lady, but believe you me, I am NOT happy about it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Big Bang Theory is now in Syndication!!!

"In episode 13 from season one of The Big Bang Theory, “The Bat Jar Conjecture,” which aired Wednesday October 10th, Sheldon’s arrogance ostracizes him from the group which leads to him competing directly against his friends with Sheldon's Group.  Have you ever competed against a good friend? If your best friend knew that one item that would make amends, what would it be? Is it as funny as a batman cookie jar?"
I don't know that I have ever competed against a good friend.  In school I was highly competitive with a particular girl, but I would consider that we were "frienemies" because neither of us actually liked the other one, but we had to pretend to because we ran in the same circle of friends.  For awhile I really cared about doing better than her academically or in terms of sports, but then I realized she was an evil meanie head and I stopped caring so much.  I still don't like her to this day.  And in regards to what it might take to make amends, it would be as simple as a cookie jar!  I am forgiving to a fault and if someone gave me something funny, I'd be over whatever it was in a heartbeat!!


The Big Bang Theory is now on 5 Night a Week!!!  Head over to www.bigbangweeknights.com to check your local listings.





“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Big Bang Theory in Syndication."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Middle Season 2 on DVD!!!

If you're unfamiliar with the premise of "The Middle," it is not that difficult to grasp.  It is a comedy about the Heck family.  Husband Mike and wife Frankie live normal lives in the midwest with their three children.  Well, I say normal because they are usually typical situations that I think all of us can relate to at one point or another.  Season two was chalked full of interesting storylines that were just as interesting as season one!  It is definitely worth your time to keep up with the Hecks!

"After Axl leaves his dirty smelly socks lying around the house one too many times, Mike punished his son by banning him from playing his basketball team's final game. Given the Heck legacy on the basketball team, do you think it was the best decision? Have you ever, or had a parent, give the time that didn't fit the crime? Were you able to get out of it and how?"

I personally think that is a HUGE punishment for leaving smelly socks around.  I can empathize that dirty clothes lying around is annoying, but that seems like too big of time for the crime.  I would have not offered to feed him or hid all of his clothes/socks until he was willing to change the sock problem.

And my kids are little, so their "punishments" aren't too extreme.  And when I was a teenager, my groundings weren't really that big of a deal, so I didn't consider them punishments.  Although I did hate it when my dad said, "don't plan on leaving the house for a long time."  What's that supposed to mean??

Don't forget to check out The Middle Season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray!!!





 “I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Middle Season Two on DVD."

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Is This a Girl Thing?

I like to think I'm not like all the other girls... of course that would be a little presumptuous of me.  I don't consider myself to be clingy, I'm not all about romance (although a little romance here and there is okay.)  So today, on one of my mind wandering trips, I was thinking about how men and women meet, date and either decide to be together forever or move on to the next poor sap.  The question always arises after an exchange of phone numbers about how many days the guy (or gal) should wait to call so as not to seem desperate.  Well, with texting and FB chat, that kind of makes a large gray area.

But, onto my point... For some reason, I like to know that I'm a hot commodity.  I've always had pretty good luck at getting the guy I've set my sights on.  But, is it a guy that I actually want?  I like attention, but only when I want it.  But I think it might be overkill of me to think that a guy should think about me at least once a day.  Therefore, I expect a text once a day saying, "hey!  I'm alive, are you?"  That's all... is that too much to ask?  Even if I don't wanna spend time with him or he doesn't want to spend time with me, I'd like to at least know that he remembers I exist.

Then what about those guys who send you 100 texts a day?  Should that make you worried?  Is there something to the idea of a chase?  Do chicks tend to fall harder for a guy who shows them tons of attention over a guy they like more, but doesn't show them enough?  Guys like a chase, right?  Do girls?  I recall liking guys here and there who didn't give me anything to chase, so therefore I wasn't interested.  But then when they stopped doting, I became interested again.  Then there was the one who I thought was interested, but then he would go days without letting me know that he was alive or checking to see if I was and although it was hard for me to throw in the towel, my pride made me. I know the Earth doesn't revolve around me, the tides don't come in because I'm happy, the sun doesn't rise and set by my moods... but don't we all want to feel a little special deep down?

I guess my point to all these ramblings comes back to these questions:  Is it really about the chase or do we decide to go with the one that shows us the most attention?  Is is possible to form a deep love with someone who can go days without speaking to you?  Do we just settle for what we can get because we can never get what we want?

My mind wonders...

National Honey Month

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that September was National Honey Month?





"And on October 25th, Disney releases WINNIE THE POOH on Blu-ray & DVD! Journey back to the 100 Acre Wood for a heart-warming adventure with Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore and Christopher Robin! Bonus material includes the EXCLUSIVE short "Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon," deleted scenes and more!"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Big Bang Theory is now in Syndication!!!

“'The Middle Earth Paradigm' from Season 1 of The Big Bang Theory aired Monday 9/26. In the episode, the gang attends a costume party in Penny’s apartment.  Penny dresses as a cat, Sheldon dresses as the doppler effect, Leonard is Frodo from Lord of the Rings, Howard is Robin Hood but gets mistaken for Peter Pan and Raj is Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Each costume is interesting for each character (Raj, the quietest of the group, is the god of thunder)."

What do the costumes say about each character to you? In your opinion who wins the costume contest?  I think that Penny's choice of being a cat shows how simplistic she is compared to the guys, who are brainiacs.  Dressing as a cat is one of the most common choices for women.  It shows that she put more thought into looking attractive than being original.  Leonard picked a character from a series that is widely thought of as being a "nerd favorite."  And Howard picked an iconic character who is known as being brave, bold and a woo-er of women.  The fact that Howard was instead mistaken for a boy who never wants to grow up is what makes it comical.  I would pick Sheldon for the winner.  First, because he's my favorite anyway and second because his took the most thought in my opinion.

Make sure to catch The Big Bang Theory, now on 5 Night a Week!!! Visit www.bigbangweeknights.com to check your local listings.




“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote The Big Bang Theory in Syndication."