Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Television

YOU HAVE NO IDEA how much time I've spent trying to work with the "new blogger interface". I am so sorry -- because the new interface just kept causing me more problems -- and YOU WERE HAVING PROBLEMS. I know many of you couldn't even open the damn thing...and you've probably given up and aren't reading this anyway.

I have now eliminated most of the "design elements" and have gone BACK to the old blogger interface. WHICH WAS ALWAYS FINE WITH ME ANYWAY...

Here's the new twist. No matter what I do -- blogger comes into my posts and adds their own "hyperlinks". With double blue underscore lines -- it looks like I've provided you with an link...but I HAVE NOT. THOSE LINKS ARE TO ADVERTISING. DO NOT CLICK ON THEM. I can't even figure out how to take them out. It is SO ANNOYING. So I'll be putting THIS disclaimer up on every post....let me know if you can NOW read the blog. Send me an email:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I am having a hard time trying to keep up with my fabulous new summer television shows!! Of course, like all of you -- I LOVE my So You Think you Can Dance. And I have the finale for the HGTV Deisgn Star coming up. Could you believe all the drama on the reunion shows for the Real Housewives of Orange County? I am also enjoying the Next Food Network Star. And I am addicted to "Dance Moms" -- my week just wouldn't be the same without my Abby Lee fix...

But the NEW PLAYER on my television-landscape is the very unexpected "Virgin Diaries". It is totally unbelievable to me that anybody would even come up with this idea -- and then -- how did they find the people?? I thought it was going to be a one-time special. I mean -- how many 30+-year-old-virgins can there be in the world?? BUT IT IS A SERIES!!

Skippy is a Mormon, living in his Mom's basement. Shocking that he is still a virgin...

Abby Lee Miller is like watching a train wreck every week. I cannot get enough

of Dance Moms -- and I think that says something very bad about me...

Project Runway is BAAAAACK...!!

Every day of the week has a special television treat for me. Monday I have new episodes of the Closer, AND then I have Love it or List it. Tuesday is Dance Moms. Wednesday is So you Think You Can Dance. Thursday is Project Runway. Fridays always suck. Thank goodness I have "On Demand" -- so I can catch up with my New Jersey and New York city Housewives.

Do not even bother to judge me....I am blissfully happy with my television viewing habits....which actually reinforce one of my life credos..."the key to happiness is lowered expectations"...

Hummm -- now that I'm hooked on the Virgin Diaries...I wonder if Abby Lee Miller is a virgin? HOLY COW. She could be a star on YET ANOTHER reality show.


  1. Been able to read most of your posts. Once in a while, I'll click on one and it says it doesn't exist.
    So, what do you think of the crazy Japanese designer with the afro? He won't win, but I'd like to see him stay for a few episodes, because he's amusing.
    Laura in Puyallup

  2. Funny you should mention the crazy Japanese designer, Laura. If he gets voted off too soon -- to extend his 15 minutes, he could audition for the Virgin Diaries show...

  3. I have no problem accessing your blog and reading your posts. When Valerie has a problem with her laptop, she just pops right into my office and brings up your blog from my Bookmarks (sometimes I have to make technology easier for her).

    Btw, I am glad that you have such lowered expectations for your television viewing habits. Those kinds of guilty pleasures are far less fattening than chocolate sundaes. But chocolate does not perpetuate the dumbing down of America and the paucity of creativity in general. Just remember two things whenever you despair over the state of teenage learning deficits in such things as language, taste, and cultural literacy: As William Wordsworth noted: The child is father to the man (or woman, as the case may be), suggesting that the choices we make and the expectations we have as children shape us when we are adults. And, as Les Brown, the noted motivational speaker (not the band leader) once said: Nobody ever rose to low expectations.

    That's my position and I'm sticking to it. And I am outta here. And so it goes!