Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Shopping!

First- I need to change the name of this blog...I've given up Diet Coke.
It's hard...but I think was making me sick!
So- I've been about three week without the stuff...

In other news...I'm in desperate search of a Nintendo Wii.
Santa is bringing it for Christmas...with the help of mom and dad of course.
I'm now totally obsessing over it.
I waited at a Game Stop for over two hours yesterday- no Wii in the delivery.
I just called over 20 stores- all sold out.
This sucks!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gobble, Gobble

Hello fellow bloggers!
This one has been too busy dancing her feet off...and increasing her alcohol tolerance.
It's been a crazy wedding week and I'm sorry to see it end!
Scott's sister got married...and it certainly was a big event.
Coming soon, pictures and videos!

Meanwhile- you are ready for Thanksgiving?
I'm not a HUGE fan of the holiday. For me, it's the kickoff to Christmas.
The time when I can really start decorating the house without Scott killing me!
I'm finally getting in the Christmas spirit!
Although- Magic 107.7 in Orlando went all Christmas music this morning...don't think I'm ready for that!

Have a happy Turkey Day! (my mom is serving you know where I get it from!)

Sunday, November 11, 2007


It's beginning to look a lot like...

Christmas!'s sad.
Normally, I'm all about Christmas. I'm ready to bring out the Christmas tree around the 4th of July.
Today- we've spent the day de-Halloween'ing our house- and preparing for christmas.
I say "preparing" because it's a big event.

There are closets to be cleaned, carpet to be vaccummed and furniture to be moved.

We have four christmas trees. Yes, 4!
They are not all huge- but there are four of them....
The biggest, a 7.5 foot tree, is in the great room when you first walk in our house. This is the family tree with all of "our" ornaments.

Then...there is the 6.5 tree set up in the living room where we all hang out. This tree is specifically the MICKEY tree. That includes all Mickey Mouse ornaments, tree shirt, tree topper and lights. Yes- it's extreme- but it's cool!

Then, there is a small tree which normally goes into Brendan's room. He can pick whichever ornaments he wants.
And then there is the really small one- with a whole bunch of miniture Star Wars ornaments- that's Scott's little tree.

That's just the trees- not to mention all the ornaments, all the wall hangings, advent calendars, candle holders...and so much more.

But for some reason- it's hard for me to get in the mood this year!
Maybe- it's just early.

Next weekend is Michelle and Kevin's wedding. I'm very excited for that- as is Brendan!
But I think that has been built up as such a big event in our lives- we haven't had much of a chance to think about anything else! So hopefully after wedding weekend we'll be in the Christmas spirit!

I'm considering doing some real Black Friday shopping for the first time....I've gone before- in Chicago- but that's more to people watch and see the cool Marshall Fields Christmas windows than to really shop.

But this year- I might actually spend some money and wait in lines. We'll see...we'll see.....
For me- I much prefer the day-after-Christmas for shopping.
I like to get deals on Christmas trees!!! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Attention TV Fans!

Forget Jack Bauer. The writers' strike means there won't be a new season of "24" in January.

Instead, Fox has unveiled a new schedule for the rest of the season. And it is the most specific plan any network has offered so far. The plan suggests that Fox will be more stable than the competition in coming months. Fox, after all, will offer the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, followed by a new episode of "House" with Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino.

Biggest news: "American Idol" returns Jan. 15 and 16. The network will serve up four hours over those two nights.

Taking the "24" time slot will be "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." This thriller will preview Sunday, Jan. 13. Then it moves to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting the next night.

The writers' strike will mean more reality programming. Which I hate!!!

"The Moment of Truth," a game show with a lie-detector test and big money, arrives Jan. 23.

"When Women Rule the World," a role-reversal show, debuts March 3.

A new season of "Hell's Kitchen" begins on April 1 -- how do you like that timing?

Fox also will offer new installments of "Cops," "America's Most Wanted," "Don't Foget the Lyrics!" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

New scripted series include:

"New Amsterdam," a drama about an immortal cop, debuting Feb. 22.

"Unhitched," a comedy from the Farrelly Brothers, starting March 2.

"The Return of Jezebel James," a comedy from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, beginning March 7. The show stars Parker Posey, Lauren Ambrose and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest.

"Canterbury's Law," a legal thriller with Julianna Marguilies, beginning April 11.

Fox added that it will offer a mix of new episodes and repeats of "House," "Back to You," "'Til Death" and "Bones."

"Prison Break" offer an episode Monday, then returns Jan. 14.

New episodes will continue to air of Fox's animated Sunday comedies.

Monday, November 5, 2007

I Want My TV!!!

I love my television.
I love witty shows.
I love being inspired, challenged, enlightened, entertained.

Please, let the writers strike end soon!
For those of you who don't know...
The Writers Guild of America is on strike. I support them 100%!
At issue, the writers want a stake in the sale of their shows on DVD and the internet. It's only fair!

But what does that mean to you and me? It means reruns!
The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," "Saturday Night Live" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" -- will go into reruns immediately.After that, almost every scripted genre will have some episodes in the can, and the strike rules will allow, in theory, completed scripts to be filmed so long as changes aren't made.

Daytime will be affected earlier than primetime, possibly running out of episodes by the end of this calendar year. But primetime sitcoms and dramas, depending on how they're scheduled, could make it a month or two into 2008 before they run out, and a handful of shows with irregular production schedules won't run out at all.

It just stinks for everyone. Television executives already make way too much money for doing nothing! Television already is a slave to ratings and sales. It's sad it's now going to be threatened because of the ulmighty dollar.

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