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Clean as a whistle

Posted in big bother, random with tags , , , on February 20, 2018 by jefferyrn

I don’t blog on weekends. This weekend I was tempted because Ricky was not feeling well. President’s Day was spend mostly at home.

After I couldn’t watch another HGTV show I started cleaning house. Baseboards clean, check. Toilet bowl clean, check. Bathroom floor clean, check. Mirrors clean, check. Light shades clean, check. Jeff is tired of smelling cleaning fluid, check. Sometimes a little deep cleaning is as good as any HGTV make over.

So here we are at work on a Tuesday/Monday. Everything was broken this morning. Systems down, people locked out of accounts, reports not running correctly, vendors not coming through on their promises, and that was all before lunch.

The afternoon is much better, except I am on my 3rd cup of joe. Napping seems appropriate but not possible. I checked the news feeds and that was depressing. The POTUS is on the defense. Maybe he is finally scared. Can a Cheeto show emotion? Perhaps rage. I am glad I don’t work in the White House.

I did manage to watch Celebrity Big Brother with my granddaughter. Omarosa was head of house hold and put Ross up for eviction. Ross won the power of Veto and saved himself. Metta World Peace begged to be sent home so Omarosa put him in Ross’s place and they all voted him out.

Meta World Peace

I really dislike Omarosa but I have to confess she is the reason to watch. I don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth but she has the art of lying down to a science.

Julie Chen, host of Big Brother and wife of network executive.

Ricky is feeling better today. A bout of diverticulitis we suspect. Bland food and not too much fiber for a few days and he will be all better. And the house looks great!

Dancing, Idol, the end is near

Posted in american idol, dwts, tv with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2010 by jefferyrn

The end is coming nearer for two of my addictions,  American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.  We are down to three dance couples and two Idols.  The finally for both shows are next week.

DTWS will get a jump on Idol Monday night with their final competition.  The remaining 3 couples,  Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya,  Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough, will all dance twice, one being a freestyle.  Then all the stars will return for the result show on Tuesday and the winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy will be announced.   My money is on Nicole and Derek, second would be Evan and Anna, leaving Erin and Maksim in third.  But anything can happen when you take into account audience votes.

Prince inspired Nicole to dance:

“He encouraged me to come on the show,” Nicole said. “He’s an amazing influence and inspiration in my life and I know everybody and anybody who’s an artist in their lives thinks so as well. I want to thank Prince for allowing us to perform his song ‘Kiss.’ “ she said, adding that the rock star had to give his clearance. “I hope I made him proud.”

Prince and Nicole Scherzinger

As for American Idol we are down to Crytal Bowersox (Momma Sox) and Lee Dewyze.  Crystal won the coin toss so she will sing last on Tuesday nights show.  Crystal is a big fan of Melissa Etheridge and Melissa is apparently a big fan of hers.  She was sitting in the audience on last weeks show and Crystal sang one of her songs, “Come to My Window.”   Lee sang a moving version of  “Hallelujah”.  I will be happy with either of these contestants being crowned AI, but I think it is going to be Crystal.

Escape From Reality

Posted in american idol, tv with tags , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2010 by jefferyrn

Up until now the majority of my posts have been about reality TV shows.  I find myself escaping my own reality by watching an alternate one on TV.   Now I find myself with a new problem.  These alternate realities have become hostile and boring.

 First take a look at DWTS.  The last two episodes we have seen fighting between the judges, fighting between the stars and their professional partners, not to mention some of the worst dance ever (Kate Gosselin go home!).   Buzz Aldrin, a hero from another time and place, goes home, but Kate the “scary bitch from hell” remains.

 Now let’s look at AI.   We have a group of uninteresting kids who for the most part can’t sing.  How did they get selected in the first place?  We have Tim Urban hanging in there because nobody really cares enough to vote for the others.   We have bad advice from the judges throwing some contestants like Didi off their game and into elimination.  And we have some weird dynamics between Simon, Kara and Ryan.  First off Kara needs to quit kissing Simons ass on the air.   We also need to quit promoting her “finds” as guests on the results show.  And never ever ever let her write the finally song again.  Second, Ryan needs to get over himself.  Yes I said Ryan not Simon.  We know who Simon is and we expect his behavior week after week.  And he is usually right about the contestants.    We don’t know who Ryan is…..  It makes for some odd TV to see Ellen who is comfortable enough with who she is to tell the world, be on the same show as Ryan who appears to be very immature and afraid.  I won’t say he is gay…..we don’t need to be unfairly labeling people, but the producers should not be throwing this question in our faces each week with the banter between Ryan and Simon either.   If he isn’t gay let it go!   If he is gay, shame on him for not having the guts to stand up for himself.  Either way it is an affront to gays and the human rights movement.

Okay so now that I have tired to put some reality back into reality…..lets hope for some entertainment this week.

Idol thoughts….

Posted in american idol, tv with tags , , , , on March 26, 2010 by jefferyrn

We have our top 10 touring group now on AI.  Unfortunately,  only a handful are capable singers.   Based on this weeks performances, Crystal Bowersox is the clear leader of the pack.  She has raw talent and remain unaffected by the judges.  She also knows how to play the game.  She looks happy doing the dreadful group numbers and silly Ford commercials.  But when she sings she does it her way.

As for the rest of the gang, there are some hopefuls.  I really like the two young ones, Aaron Kelly and Katie Stevens.  Even if they don’t go far in this competition they most certainly will improve and have long careers in the business.

And there is the quirky girl, Siobhan Magnus.  She makes me want to see what she will do next.

Siobhan Magnus

As for Tim Urban, Big Mike Lynche, Casey James and the sunshine gang,  it is only a matter of time before they are eliminated.   The other 3 (Lee Dewyez, Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia) are middle of the road.  One of them could surprise us with a knockout performance and end up winning, but my money is still on Crystal Bowersox.

Miley Cyrus and Crystal Bowersox

One final observation,  Miley Cyrus offering advice to Idol contestants?  I guess she is successful and the younger contestant can probably relate to her, but my granddaughters, ages 13 and 8, aren’t even interested in her anymore.  And then we got that awful duet from a Jonas bother and some other Disney star I have never seen before and judging from the reaction of the crowd no on else had either……ugh…results shows are bad!

The top 12 move on in Idol’s most boring season yet

Posted in american idol, tv with tags , , , on March 11, 2010 by jefferyrn

We finally have our top 12 on Idol.   The good thing is we won’t have two nights of painful singing.  From now on it will be one performance night and one going home night.  I didn’t critique the girls night or the boys night because I found them for the most part uneventful and dull.

Michael Lynche

This season is a real yawn.  There were a couple of boys that showed some hope of making this a real competition.   Big Michael Lynche  finished the show with his take on “This Woman’s Work,” and really impressed the judges, even making Kara cry.  How can you find fault with someone who does that . . . I think Ellen would like to make her cry too sometimes.  😉

The other boy that impressed was Tim Urban singing “Hallelujah”,  and we all said Hallelujah at last he is showing some sign of talent.

Tim Urban

Okay now I have one less reason to watch.  They sent Lilly home 😦

Lilly Scott

It’s not happening….

Posted in american idol with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by jefferyrn

The top 24 is now the top 20.   I can’t say that I will missing any of them.  I had hopes for the boys and none of them delivered that star performance.   I lost interest in the whole thing half way through.

The Olympics were more entertaining and I hate sports.

Maybe next week will be better.

The guest performances by last years winner, Kris Allen and third place,  Allison Iraheta, did provide some entertainment.

Kris Allen

Allison Iraheta

Allison Iraheta

Girls Night Out

Posted in american idol, tv with tags , , , , on February 24, 2010 by jefferyrn

The top 12 girls performed last night.  Here are the ones I think were the best.  The rest were unimpressive.  The cute little kitty in the picture is the famous “Death Cat”  which will be visiting the rest of the top twelve soon!

Idol thoughts…..

Posted in american idol, tv with tags , , , on February 19, 2010 by jefferyrn

What would AI be without controversy.  We have the top 24 picks, but we already have a replacement before the show airs.  Chris Golightly was replaced by Tim Urban. Crazy!   I don’t know if we will ever hear the truth about this fallen contestant but his story is certainly compelling.

It would appear that Ellen has restrictions on what she can say about the show.  That’s understandable, but if this is truly the inane mess that is described on the blogosphere I hope she backs away, rather than joining into it.

As with previous controversy, it only serves to boost the ratings of the show, and I somehow can’t help but think is it all planned.  As for Kara DioGuardi and her little bout of acting with the three-time turn down, Angela Martin, please!!  Give me back Paula, at least I would expect that from her.

I am looking forward to Ellen having Angela as a guest next week!

Seven Idol Picks Revealed

Posted in american idol with tags , , , , on February 17, 2010 by jefferyrn

At last we are getting somewhere.  It took two hours but we learned who 7 of the top 24 were on American Idol last night.  I gotta say some the ones that went home appeared to have more talent the the ones they kept.  But I have a theory on that one.  The producers try to get a good mix and make the decision on who the winner should be easier by not putting all the best in the top 24.   Plus we need some under dogs to root for and there is always the wild card picks. 

(Descriptions and pictures pulled from Fox news)

  • Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, the large guy from Queens, N.Y. who missed the birth of his first child to compete in the Idol group round in Hollywood.
  • Didi Benami, who dedicated her singing career to a close friend in Nashville who passed away a few years ago.
  • Aaron Kelly, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania foster kid with the spiked hair and great voice.
  • Lee Dewyze, the Chicago guy with a powerful voice. He’s one of the few semi-finalists who wasn’t seen much on television during the earlier rounds, but he gave a terrific, passionate solo of The Fray’s hit, “You Found Me” last night.
  • Katelyn Epperly, the 19-year-old Iowa singer with long, frizzy blonde hair.
  • Todrick Hall, the stage actor and dancer from Dallas who performed with former Idol winner Fantasia in “The Color Purple.”
  •  Casey James, who gained a lot of attention after removing his shirt during the early auditions in Denver, made it to the top 24.

and Sanshirt!