Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Traditions

This is a rough time of year - especially with the cold winter we have had. It is a good thing that I believe in strong traditions/routines to get me through the week.

Monday:
The Bachelor: This happens at either my house, my mom's house, or my Grandma's house. You have to watch it with a group - as it is way more fun. And you would never guess who is the most into this show - My Dad. He refuses to hear the Reality Steve Spoilers.

House: I watch this in bed when I get home from The Bachelor watching. Does anyone else miss "13" and Cameron?

Tuesday:
The Biggest Loser: This happens at The Bell's house. I believe this is our 4th season of watching this together - it is a fabulous tradition. I get to see my friends and their cute baby girl Caroline every week. Our favorite part is acting surprised at how bad Ali Sweeney is dressed - it can't be that hard to look worse than 400+ lbers in spandex - but somehow she does it.

Raising Hope: This is THE best new show on TV. I watch this with Dave when I get home from Biggest Loser. Martha Plimpton (Braces girl from The Goonies) is having the best career comeback ever. Give this girl an Emmy.

Wednesday:
Modern Family: Dave and I watch this one together as well. I think all you peeps know the brilliance of this show. Best Character ever: Phil Dunphy

Law and Order SVU: I start this one late at night in bed while Dave falls asleep. It's the best - as it gives me the most vivid dreams about murder, rape, and police work.

Thursday:
Dave and I watch the whole line up together: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock.

Friday/Saturday:
These are more relaxed days - but I still get in a good amount of TV watching. The Soup, 20/20, 48 hours real life mysteries, anything on the E channel.

Sunday:
CBS Sunday Morning: Old person show for real. 90 min long- starts at 8am on Sunday. My parents turned us on this and it gives us something to discuss around the Sunday dinner table.
I watch this after church next to my space heater.

Everyday:
Of course I watch Conan every night - it is usually really late, so I watch until I fall asleep, then I finish up the episode while I get ready in the morning. Nothing like ending and starting your day with Conan.

Soon to come:
The Amazing Race (Sunday), Survivor (Wed), and Celebrity Apprentice (I think Thursday). Can't wait to fit these in to my life.

Monday, February 14, 2011

In the Spirit

It could be the Barbie pink nails that has me caught up in the spirit of the holiday.

Or the fact that I have plans tonight with some of the loves of my life - Food, Friends, and Hot Dave. Also - my blog needed a little personal touch. Love all around. Happy V Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Live Action

This is nuts. and they only get $300 Million a year in Gov funding.


This is a project by LiveAction.org - the founder is a 22-year-old girl who is just a doll. It sounds like she is just getting started. Check out her other investigations on the site. Another good one here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

President's Day

In preparation of President's Day, and Reagan's 100th Birthday on Sunday.

This speech was given in support of Barry Goldwater at the GOP convention in 1964 - I don't know much about Barry - but this speech is timeless. I've included the transcript in this blog before, but nothing beats hearing it live. Here is an abridged version. (full version can be found here)



“Above all ... we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have.” - Ronald Reagan at his First Inaugural Address 1989