Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NYC Prep

I just wasted the last 45 minutes of my life watching Bravo's NYC Prep-a television show about a group of teenagers living in Manhattan. Seriously, it was kind of awful.

Who has that kind of money? The 16-18 year olds were shopping in Louis Vuitton! If I had that kind of money I think I would insist on my children shopping at Old Navy! There's no way I would fork over that kind of money to my kids.

One girl has a stylist, a voice coach and a producer for her burgeoning music career. Except she hasn't actually been signed by anyone! What in the world.

Needless to say, I'm totally hooked. Of course, this is just to hold me over until The Real Housewives of New Jersey comes back! (Which, what the heck? There's no premiere date! What are they doing to me?)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Random Thoughts Post for Monday

I have had a difficult time trying to come up with things to post about. I have a ton of things to talk about, and absolutely no drive to do it. I'm in, what I like to call, my hibernating phase. Which is what I call not wanting to talk to anyone, feeling overwhelmed by everything, and craving chocolate all the time. Hmmmm, sounds a bit like depression. Huh, never thought about that.

Anyways, just to prove that I'm still alive and kicking, here are some thoughts.

1. I did go see the new Harry Potter movie. In fact, I used one of mine and my husband's date nights to go see it with a friend. Wasn't that nice of him to let me go? He's awesome. So, the movie rocked-if you can say that watching Dumbledore die is awesome. (Which, I was thouroughly moved to see. Also, I love Alan Rickman. He's wonderful.) I thought this was one of the better H.P. movies, actually. They included most of the important parts as well as the funny parts. For me, watching the H.P. movies are a mixed emotion for me. I can't help but think about everything they haven't included. So, that's what keeps me coming back to the books.

2. My daughter Reagan is back from a week at her nana's. I missed her so much. And I'm so grateful to my M-in-L for the break. She really did me a service and Reagan had a BALL. The only downside is having to deprogram... Oh well. One week until she starts school. I've got my work cut out for me!

3. This last episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" had a very beautiful and moving dance about breast cancer. I thought it was beautiful. The choerography was powerful and the dancers were perfect. What an awesome portrayal of the cancer fight it was. But it did make me think: How is it that people survive cancer here in the U.S.? Isn't it because of the awesome health care system we have? Did you know that the U.S. has the highest rate of survival of cancer than any other country in the world?

But with socialized medicine, like the kind of healthcare bill Obama is trying to push through, that rate of survival will go down. There will be fewer doctors. Fewer researchers and less research. There will be longer lines to get into see the doctors. Sure, you won't have to pay for it out of pocket, but your taxes will go up, so there will be fewer consumers, which means fewer jobs, which means higher unemployment. So, yeah, you'll have healthcare coverage, if you can get in to see your doctor. But you won't have much else.

The healthcare bill will be disastourous for America. There is no end to the ramifications of this type of hand-out.

4. Did you see that Janette was kicked off SYTYCD? What in the world? She was one of best dancers this entire season. Wrong choice, my friends. And if Kayla wins this season I might throw up. Why does she keep making it through?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

First Born Friends

I have just finished The Soloist by Steve Lopez. It was good. I really enjoyed it, and yet was totally freaked out that one of my children could inexplicably come down with Schizophrenia. Anyways, really, that is a post for another day.

Typically, I go from one book to the next. (I'm a read-a-holic. Forget Schizophrenia, I'm an Addict.) Well, I ordered The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman from Paperback Swap and I have not been able to put it down. It's so interesting!

But it started me thinking. I think the majority of my friends are first-borns or only-borns. I guess it makes sense. I value characteristics like consideration, values, organization, etc. And if my friends have those things in common, then it's a match! :)

Anyways, interesting right? Do you notice a similar pattern in your friends?