Friday, April 29, 2005

Friday update...again

Ok, I finally have a little bit of time to do an update.

Yesterday the kids were outside playing for 4+ hours, so I worked on cleaning out the garage while they rode their bikes around and around the loop. They were exhausted and didn't get to bed until 9, so they are still whiny and tired today. Logan had a very busy morning at school. We painted paper with layered textures to cut up to make pictures like Eric Carle. They're doing that next week, but the painting was today.

Also, today they made May baskets that looked like bees. Very cute. And another mom brought her shaved ice machine and made them all shaved ices as a treat. When we went to pick up Grace I discovered it was farm day at the preschool. I am so bummed that I missed that! I hope she never figures out how scatterbrained I am...having two kids in different schools at the same time is really difficult. And to top it all off the little goat bit Grace's finger so she was hysterical.

We are definitely going out to dinner tonight. I am not in the mood to cook. I have a job to do in Clatskanie tomorrow, have to pick up a product that a consumer complained about. I am going to try to talk hubby into heading to the beach afterward, we haven't been to Cannon Beach/Seaside since November! And that wasn't even with the kids.

Survivor comments: I am so bummed Steph is gone. It was just too little too late for her to try to make a female alliance. It's going to get really interesting now that all of these great buddies have to start turning on each other. I have a feeling that Caryn will be the next to go unless something amazing happens.

We have a ton of Netflix movies to watch this weekend. Hopefully we can watch at least two.
I am almost finished with Note of Peril. Moving on to Under Cover of Darkness by Elizabeth White. Speaking of books, can anyone tell me why Amazon keeps changing their page look/style? I think they have had four different looks in the past two weeks. sometimes the book cover on the page is huge, others it's not. Now my background/skin is's very interesting to see what it will be each day.
Gotta get busy!

Hilarious Site

Here's a hilarious web site:
Four Word Film Review

Some examples:
Sahara: McConaughey chases Cruz, ship.
Robots: Rusties have de-Fender.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Harry taller, film shorter

I could spend all day there!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Quick minute

I just have a quick minute. This has been a busy afternoon. I started cleaning out the garage and just got deeper and deeper into mess! Threw out a ton of old dietetics I'll ever read them again! Listed a bunch of stuff on Amazon, listed some more on FreeCycle. I filled up half the trash can with loads of junk. And I really can't tell that I did anything other than the fact that I'm filthy.

We have home group tonight, so I'll be watching Survivor late.
Hopefully will have more time to update tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Habla Espanol

Just had to write one more thing. Grace is now convinced she can speak Spanish. The other day she told me, "Mommy! I can speak Spanish now!" and proceeded to babble in what surprisingly did sound a little bit like Spanish. She did this for literally hours. And every once in awhile, she stopped and asked, "Mommy, what did I just say?" or "Mommy, what does "abidalala" mean?" I got a little tired of saying, "I don't think it means anything", or "I have no idea what it was you just said."

Too hilarious. She also says Maddie, another girl in her class, is who taught her to speak Spanish while they were in the gym. Wow, that was quick! Do you think I have a language prodigy on my hands?

Wasting just a little time!

I have four reviews I absolutely need to get written in the next hour and a half--can I do it? I can if I buckle down. Thought I'd write a little before I get going.

Finished Schooling Carmen this afternoon while sitting outside watching the kids ride bikes. It is a beautiful day today, in the mid-70's. I actually got hot! The book was really wonderful, it made me cry at one point. It was quite touching, which I wasn't expecting from a chick lit book.

Now I have to move on to my RT books. I'm starting with one of the new Love Inspired Suspense books, Note of Peril by Hannah Alexander. I generally like HA's books, so it's a good one for me to start with.

I loved the Amazing Race last night. I thought it was absolutely hilarious that Rob basically shot himself in the foot by mentioning an earlier flight to Uchenna. I was rolling with laughter when he found out that they weren't in first place. And the comment by Kelly that Ron got out of the military by being a POW? Open mouth, insert foot. I actually would be pleased with any of the teams being the winner, but I especially want Uchenna and Joyce to win, they seem to have the most "spirit".

I'm so excited for Lost tonight, even if it is a recap episode. There are so many intricacies to the show I'm sure I'll learn something new.

Ok, ok, I am going to start writing my reviews now. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Tuesday Report

Have another review posted:

See Isabelle Run at Curled Up With a Good Book

Had Bible study this morning, more in the Beth Moore book. We're on the last chapter. Tomorrow I am teaching Bible study, we're doing Bad Girls of the Bible and I'm teaching "The Sinful Woman"

Ladies Night of Fellowship is tonight for church. Tonight it's at an ice cream parlor, should be lots of fun. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

The kids are outside playing with the neighbors. They tired out of riding bikes around the loop, now Logan is playing kickball and Grace is playing stuffed animals (with a 13 year old, go figure that) I was out there for an hour, was able to finish up my book. Have moved along to Schooling Carmen by Kathleen Cross. It looks like chick lit with a message. I only have a day or so before I have to get started on my Romantic Times books, so I am squeezing in one more before then.

I think we're having French Toast for dinner tonight. Last night we had chicken, mushroom, and asparagus stir fry with brown rice. It was actually very good, even though it sounds too healthy to taste good.

Back to my book before I have to work on dinner.


We attempted to watch the movie Closer last night. Oh, I had heard the bad comments from people. But we are usually in the minority when it comes to liking movies. The movies we think are good, innovative, funny, interesting (think Best in Show, Lost in Translation, O Brother Where Art Thou, etc.) most people we know think are horrible. So, we were hoping it would be the same with Closer.

Well, it wasn't. What a terrible movie! The plot, what little there was, had no redeeming value. There are horrendous jumps in time that jarred me and had me scratching my head in puzzlement. The entire movie made me want to take a shower, it just left me feeling icky for having watched it. The language is awful, the adultery is rampant, and it's just a sad story about four messed-up people getting even more messed up.

Monday, April 25, 2005

And the rain continues

Not that I'm complaining. We need the rain. I have lived in the Northwest most of my life, so I know it rains a lot here. But I'd love for the kids to have some play time outside. They are getting antsy. It's supposed to be TV turn-off week. Yeah, right. Like that would happen in our house.

Got some reading time in Starbucks this morning. I love that my clothes now smell like coffee. Also went to the library. The librarian said, "You do know that you now have 25 books checked out." I just laughed, but I am thinking--does she think I am hogging them? There are shelves and shelves of books, if someone wants to check out one of the books I have they can put it on hold and I'll bring it back when it's due. I like to have a variety of books to choose from to read. It's an addiction. So sue me. I pay taxes, I get to use the library.

While we're driving to school and back each day, Grace likes to watch out the window. I vaguely pay attention to what she's saying, because most of the time she is either talking to hear herself talk, or she says "I'm not talking to you" when I answer her. But I noticed that she kept saying, after we drove past this one house, "Those kids are still sitting there!" And the next day, "Their mommy just lets them sit outside all the time!" Another time, "They just haven't moved!" She said things so many times that I finally said, "What are you talking about!" She said that there were these two kids sitting in a yard, and they are there every single time we drive by (at least twice a day, every day, sometimes more) She just couldn't understand how those kids could be sitting outside so much. I said I thought they were probably a statue, but I could never see them when I tried to look. She didn't think they were a statue, because, "mommy, they are in color. They are REAL people."

Finally, yesterday it was just hubby and I riding in the car. I told him to slow down so I could see what on earth she was talking about. Mind you, I had been trying and trying to see these "kids" for over a week, I was starting to think she was making it all up. He drove very slowly and I looked--to find a large plastic nativity scene under a tree in the people's back yard. Yes, they are in color, but it's Mary and Joseph, not some poor kids not allowed to come inside. It gave me such a chuckle!!

Still reading/listening to the same books. Our washing machine broke on Friday. It won't spin and won't drain. I am really irritated because it's only a year old. We have had more problems with it than with our one we had for 10 years. The repair guy just called and said he'll be here in a half hour. Hopefully he can fix it today, because I've got laundry coming out my ears. I do at least two loads a day, and you can imagine what it's like not doing laundry going on four days now. And that doesn't even count Kimber's heaps that she normally does each Saturday.

Back to typing, I need to work on typing up my Bible study for Wed.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

New Reviews Posted

Here are some of my reviews posted at BookLoons:
The Debt Diet
Jesus: An Intimate Portrait
A Garden in Paris

I still have two more to write up. Finished the Birdy book and now I've moved on to Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble for Christian Library Journal.

Went to Portland yesterday and went to the Wordstock festival. What a fun event. Next year I'm going to make better plans, plan more in advance so I can go to more of it. Even the kids enjoyed themselves, which surprised me. We got to see David Shannon, who is one of my kids' favorite authors. Saw a little of Meg Wolitzer, but the topic of her latest book isn't exactly kid-friendly, so we moved along. Looked at lots of booths, spent way too much money on books. Hubby bought two hardcover, signed Clive Cussler books, and I got the latest two Elizabeth George books in hardcover, signed. We were drooling over all of the great books they had.

Wish I could have seen the authors today, but it just didn't work out with church and everything. After we went to Wordstock yesterday we went to Lloyd Center mall and wandered around a bit. Grace was enthralled with the ice skaters, she didn't want to stop watching them. Then we went to The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. Later on watched Ocean's 12, which was no where near as good as the first one. Loved the part with Julia Roberts's character impersonating Julia Roberts, that part was hilarious. Otherwise, it was just--eeh, ok.

Friday night we had fun with our bbq, but after we got done eating the black clouds moved in and we had a huge windstorm, then torrential rain. It was cool to watch. We ended up on Jenny's back deck with the fire chimenea going and the kids roasted marshmallows there. It was really fun, despite the weird weather.

Friday, April 22, 2005


Forgot to talk about Survivor! I say, Go Steph! I hope she wins the next immunity challenge and Greg or Jen have to go. And why are they keeping Caren around anyway? Like she's helping them at all.
The exile island didn't really have that much meaning. If they did it every time it would be interesting. They had to have known that Janu would be the one to drop out first.

Have a few minutes...

I have a few minutes before the next phase of my day begins--the hubby comes home phase (as opposed to the hubby's at work phase)

Friday mornings are always non-stop. I worked in Logan's classroom. It was fun to watch the kids get so excited about a science experiment of seeking how many paperclips it took to sink small pieces of different types of wood.

After we went to Grace's school we ended up doing a swap with Maria and I took Logan and Jacob home and she took Grace and Katie home. It was nice for Logan to have someone to play with while I did mundane house things like laundry, dishes, cleaning the kitchen, etc. I did make Jenny a ding dong cake for her birthday too. Just got back from dropping Jacob at home and picking up Grace.

Then we went to the library to return the movies, then to the Grocery Outlet to get some stuff for our bbq tonight. We're going over to the neighbors' (that's where I'm taking the cake) I got a whole bunch of junk--hot dogs for the kids, marshmallows, and three huge bags of chips. I need to find a gift bag for Jenny's gift.

I still have so much to do around here, and everywhere I look there are toys and more toys. They are everywhere all the time. It doesn't matter if we pick up, the toys seem to have minds of their own and creep out behind my back!

Got our tickets for Movin' Out in June. I'm so excited to see this one. We haven't been to a show for a long time. I've been looking for plane tickets so we can go to Las Vegas in August. They are much more expensive than they were last summer when I went. Gas prices are awful!

Well, gotta go get ready for dinner. It's hot today, looks like it will thunderstorm later.

Still reading and listening to the same books as yesterday. Birdy is great, I've laughed out loud hysterically many times.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Much Ado about Thursday

Lots going on in my life today.

First--found out about The Wordstock Festival that is going on in Portland all this week and weekend. On Saturday and Sunday there is a free book fair with authors galore speaking. It's easier for us to go on Saturday, but the authors I really want to hear are on Sunday. Don't know what we'll end up doing. You can check it out here:
On Sunday I want to hear Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ridley Pearson, and Lolly Winston. Saturday is Kent Haruf, Karen Karbo, Stephanie!

I have a new review posted at Curled Up:
Chloe Does Yale by Natalie Krinsky

Finished up the book I was reading and started on Waiting for Birdy by Catherine Newman. It's a collection of essays from the year she was pregnant with her daughter while her son was two. It is so cute and hilarious! The Rosary Girls is getting so good too, I don't want to leave the car.

Today was busy...went to the post office, went to gymnastics. Then home for a quick lunch for Grace and me and to pack a lunch for Logan. We picked up Logan and went straight to Grace's dentist appointment. Got done with that just in time for Logan's haircut. Finally made it home and I forced the kids to play outside (bad mommy!) We had roasted pork tenderloin for dinner. Then LeeRoy headed to worship team practice and I went to our home fellowship group.

Now I'm waiting for him to get home so we can watch the Survivor that recorded earlier. I love our DVR, it's so handy! I love that we can watch shows while others are recording, and that we can watch the show we're recording while it's recording (that doesn't sound like it makes sense!) For example, if we start Survivor recording at 8, then we get home at 8:30, we can start watching it while it's finishing up recording the rest.

Ok, I'm getting tired. Hopefully will get more done in my book while I'm waiting impatiently!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ah, Wednesday

Haven't had time to do a whole lot today. I am staying home from church this evening in order to get my last two reviews written up. Still have hundreds of books to read, but that's beside the point!

Still reading the same book as yesterday. Will finish it tonight and move along. Spent a long time this afternoon outside with the kids. Got a little reading done then, but there's always something to watch and I don't want to miss out. Grace is learning to stop her bike with her hand brake, it's very cute but she tries to ride straight at me and then brake at the last minute---ahh!

Last night--watched American Idol, but since I already know who is gone (AI is the only show I read east coast spoilers for) I won't put in my 2 cents.Not a huge surprise anyway.

Amazing Race--Wow, I am so impressed with Joyce. My husband was moved, but he said, "She's in a race, she knows she has to do it! You'd do it if it were you!" But I'm not sure if I would. Probably would, it's only hair. I did cry while she was getting it cut off. I was also really mad that they didn't give them a prize. For heaven's sake, Rob and Amber have won two prizes for coming in first! Getting your head shaved should have won them a trip somewhere.

Heard that Rob and Amber got married last Saturday in the Bahamas. It's suppposed to be televised May 24, I'm a sucker, I'm sure I'll watch.

All right, all right, back to the review writing!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

CSI Miami

I forgot to write my comments about CSI Miami from last night! I hadn't watched it for awhile, I kept forgetting it was on because I have decided to boycott The Bachelor this time. After the Jen fiasco I just couldn't justify wasting my time for nothing.

Anyway, I find it interesting that Ray is supposedly still alive. It's almost like a soap opera--he's dead, no! he's alive! I can't believe that, if , the guy who "killed" him is so deep under cover, why is it so easy for Horatio to track him down? And why hasn't Ray been around to check on his family? Even people that deep under cover would be contacted if their child needed a bone marrow transplant.

Oh well, I'm excited for Amazing Race tonight.

Moving through the Books!

I've picked up speed on my reading a little, hoping the trend will continue. I got my package from Romantic Times a couple of days ago and I'm going to be reviewing the new Love Inspired Suspense line, which adds two more books to the mix each month. On the months there is a Steeple Hill Café book (like this one) that means I have eight books. My deadline is May 9, fortunately, rather than May 2 (it's usually the first Monday of the month) so at least I have a little more time. I need to start by mid-next week to make sure I'm done on time though.

I finished The Baker's Apprentice yesterday and zoomed my way through Alone by Lisa Gardner last night. It was exciting and engrossing, I had to keep reading to see what would happen.

Started on Brides O'The Emerald Isle today. Should finish it up today also. I'm going to kick the kids outside in a little bit (it's really nice out today, the rain has finally stopped for a few days!) and I'll take my book out to read while they play.

Finished writing up a lot of reviews yesterday too, now I'm only two behind (counting the book I finished yesterday)

Had Bible study this morning. We're almost finished with A Heart Like His The video today was spectacular. I have to say that most of them are. Beth Moore is a truly blessed and gifted woman. She can communicate the truths of God like no other woman I have ever encountered. This is my third study of hers I've done and I've learned and grown so much with all of them.

Tonight for dinner we're having turkey bratwurst on the grill. Continuing my celebration of the great weather!

Monday, April 18, 2005

And it's yet again Monday...

Got to spend a pleasant hour in Starbucks this morning reading my book and drinking my tea. Not quite finished with The Baker's Apprentice, but almost. Will definitely finish tonight.

We're having homemade meatball subs tonight. The meatballs are in the oven baking right now, I made them from ground turkey since I haven't cooked with ground beef in over a year. The mad cow thing has completely turned me off ground beef for good. I'm even making the buns to eat them on (mostly out of laziness, I know that sounds silly but I would rather make something than go to the store)

My thoughts on last night's TV--
Desperate Housewives was interesting. I think I have figured out the twists, I was surprised that they just blurted out that the woman Mike has been looking for is the lady in the toy chest. It's not too much of a stretch to think that kooky Zach is maybe Mike's son? That would be a fun twist.

Grey's Anatomy grows on me more and more each week. I am getting very engrossed with the show and its characters.

Gotta go take out the meatballs!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Sunday Musings

It's been a busy weekend.

Friday evening we went on our first date night in a long time. We really need to find a babysitter now that Kimber is doing her own thing. She offered to watch the kids though, so we took her up on it. Went to see Sahara which we really enjoyed. It kind of reminded me of National Treasure, but with more action than puzzle solving. Afterward we went to Applebees and had 1/2 price appetizers. Gotta love that place.

Saturday I had to get up early to go to a women's ministry board meeting. That lasted from 8-11. When I got home we cleaned a little and then I read for awhile. Finished my book (finally) and started a new one, The Baker's Apprentice by Judith Ryan Hendricks. I am really enjoying it so far, but I adored Bread Alone, so I was sure I'd like this one. Went to Logan's school swim night at the YMCA at 5:30. We swam until 7, then went out to dinner at Sing Sing, a Chinese buffet. Came home and put the kids to bed. I made some bread from a recipe in the book, a walnut bread. While it was rising and baking, we watched Maria, Full of Grace. Except for the annoying subtitles (which are difficult to read while trying to cook) it was a good movie. Touching and interesting.

Sunday we have been to church, then drove down to Vancouver and had lunch at the Olive Garden. Drove around for 45 minutes until we finally found a furniture store we had been wanting to check out. I am on a mad search for the perfect coffee table, a mission style chest type table. But alas, they didn't have one. I've been messing around on the computer this afternoon, critiquing reviews and putting off writing the six reviews that I need to be working on.

Tonight is Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy. Yay, I'm excited. I think Cold Case is a repeat, yep, just checked on the TV guide site and it is, but I don't really remember it.

Off to get busy, I really need to write up at least one review.

Friday, April 15, 2005

I love this song!

Just had to write a short note to tell you about a song I just love. It's by Jars of Clay (and that totally surprised me, I don't think it sounds like them!) It's called God Will Lift Up Your Head
Right now, you can listen to it on their website:
Jars of Clay

Busy Friday

Friday is always a busy day for me, but once a month it's especially busy. Had our Mom's group at church this afternoon, and I always volunteer in Logan's class on Fridays.

Still reading the same books as yesterday, I got a bit read in A Garden in Paris last night, but haven't had any reading time today.

Survivor comments--I was very proud of Stephenie for sticking with staying there all by herself. That had to be scary even with the camera guy. I thought also that she was incredibly stupid to give up her immunity for a pizza, but after all was said and done I think there was a lot they didn't show us. The powers that be never showed them talking about ousting Coby, and he received all but his and Janu's votes. That and Coby's ending commments about "every single one of you told me you were voting for me because I was a threat..." which made me again think that this was a plan. Stephenie must have been fairly sure everyone was sticking with their plan.

Don't know what we're doing tonight. Our speaker at Mom's group was a pediatrician talking about child discipline. I am amazed at how far my kids have come in the past year, how many things are really past us and I didn't even realize it.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Bread and Wishes

I love my "just for dinner" bread machine! It is so wonderful! It only takes 45 minutes, and has the perfect sized loaf of bread for each of us to have one slice for dinner. I used to have a full sized machine, and I would eat so much bread--too much! This one is fantastic. Check it out:
Just For Dinner Breadmaker

Here are a couple of my latest additions to my Amazon Wish List:
Facing the Future CD by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole--This guy has (had, sadly, he has passed away) the most beautiful, haunting voice. If you're familiar with the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" version played on ER or in Finding Forrester, that's IZ. My dad made me a copy of his CD, but I want one of my own.

The Cloud Chamber Joyce Maynard's latest.

Babyland by Holly Chamberlain Chick lit with a baby

Fame by Karen Kingsbury--The first book in the Firstborn series, which has some of the continuing characters from the Redemption series

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz --Odd Thomas was a great read, I can't wait to read more about him!

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real by Neta Jackson--Third in the series, the fourth is due out in October

The Ballroom on Magnolia Street by Sharon Owens I loved The Tea Shop on Mulberry Street, it was like a Maeve Binchy book. I am really looking forward to her next one.

That's all for now!

And now it's Thursday...

Busy day so far, but what else is new? I've been to the post office, library, Logan's school, gymnastics, Safeway, and Target. Now to be home for awhile.

Dinner--Last night we ended up having the apricot chicken. It was really good. We had couscous with it, which is one of Logan's favorite things. Veggie lasagna will be tonight since I got the mushrooms today.

What I'm reading:
Finished the Slacker Wife book, it was a decent read, although nothing truly spectacular or earth-shattering.

Started A Garden in Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson. It's kept me interested so far. It's about a woman whose overbearing husband died two years previously, and she and her adult daughter are not getting along. She decides to return to Paris, where she was once in love with a French man. I'm not really sure about that relationship yet, because I'm not far enough into the story.

Didn't end up watching any TV last night, not even American Idol, though I do know who got cut. Unfortunately. I cannot see what "America" sees in Scott. Not that he has zero talent, but in comparison, I can't see why he's staying around.

We may go see Sahara tomorrow night...LeeRoy really wants to see it. I can definitely stand to see Matthew McConaughey :))

On another note, Grace is on a huge princess kick.
For example:
Kimber went on a ride-along with the fire department last week. While she was gone, I asked Grace, "Wouldn't you like to do that someday? Maybe you could be a firefighter when you grow up."

Grace: "Mommy. I do not want to be a firefighter. I am going to be a princess! I am going to live in a castle and wear a crown."

Just a few minutes ago I told her to pick up her toys from the family room. Her reply?
"I am a princess! Princesses do not pick up!" When I informed her that princesses will lose their toys if they weren't picked up, she decided that, for lack of a maid, she would lower herself to pick the toys up.

She is currently talking into the microphone of the karaoke machine, wearing two fluffy pink skirts, high heeled dress up shoes, and a pink sparkly leotard.

I have four reviews to write, so I'll leave you with those thoughts for now.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Thought of another thing...

Some other things I love to do: cooking, women's ministry, being a wife and mother. I'll comment on those things too.
Tonight for dinner we're having veggie lasagna if I can scare up some mushrooms. I was going to make a recipe I had, but the only veggies it had were peas and broccoli. Broccoli, I can see, but peas? How does one have a good lasagna without mushrooms (preferably portabello)?
If I run out of time, as I just might because Logan has a friend over this afternoon and that makes for no time to run to the store, I may make apricot chicken.


I've decided to start a blog. A place to keep track of what I'm reading and reviewing mostly, but also other comments about what's going on in my well as my comments about TV and about movies.

Just Finished:
The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn
Hilarious look at the elite world of private kindergarten admissions in New York City. I love books like this, a glimpse into a life I will never experience (and would never really want to)

Currently reading:
Confessions of a Slacker Wife by Muffy Mead-Ferro
It's an interesting non-fiction book talking about expectations of wives and women--our own and the ones others have for us, also the ones we think others have for us. I'm reviewing it for Curled Up With a Good Book

I'm listening The Rosary Girls by Robert Montanari
It's a bit graphic for my kids to listen to in the car, so I'm not going as quickly as I would have liked.

Here are my latest posted reviews:
Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel at BookLoons
A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury at BookLoons
In One Year and Out the Other by Cara Lockwood, et al, at Curled Up With a Good Book

Watched on TV:
Last night watched American Idol...
Loved Constantine's take on Queen. He's definitely a consummate performer. Paula Abdul needs to check herself into rehab. I cannot be the only one who thinks she is wasted all the time...

Also watched The Amazing Race. Was totally disappointed that it's a two-parter. I really dislike "to be continued" shows. And I know the only reason they are dragging this out so much is that they want the finale to be during May sweeps. I don't really care for Amber and Rob, but they are sure playing the game well.

Lost night tonight, but it's a repeat, bummer. Again, same reasoning. They want huge numbers for the May sweeps. It is far and away my favorite show on TV right now. I just pre-ordered the season one DVDs on Amazon--can't wait to watch the whole season back-to-back. That will be a reason for a party!