Friday, June 17, 2016

32 Birthday!

32 years young today!
 



 



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Last Minute Birthday Ideas

Last week I mentioned my Birthday is coming up. My mom and my husband both asked me to make a little list of things I'd like to receive. While I'm more than happy to just eat Blondies and go on a vacation, I complied and made a little list. You can find it here. Once I posted my list my husband said I needed to give him more options. Shew... this birthday list is getting serious. So I went back to the drawing board and thought about a few more items I would like to have. 
 
1. Wallet.
I've been carrying around a pink wallet since I can remember. I've literally had this wallet at least a decade but somehow in the last few months it became ripped and my cards keep spilling out of it. Now everytime I have to get my ID or debit card out I have to hunt for it in my purse.
 
2. Wall Art.
 
I have been looking at palette knife painter Leonid Afremov since I was in high school. I love the colors and brightness all of his paintings have. I was looking on his website and Instagram and it turns out he does random auctions for large canvas prints. Our house needs something on the walls and I refuse to buy some random poster at IKEA to put on our walls. 

3. Life Magazines.
 
Remember the old Life magazine? Well I have this idea of giving our laundry room a vintage feel. My mom has sent me some old life magazines with the covers featuring the NASA space program. I'd like to get a few more of the magazines featuring big moments and frame them. Maybe I'll even carry on my moms tradition of old washing powders displayed. 
 
4. Ornament Supplies
 
I've been making a huge amount of ornaments gearing up for the Christmas season. I go through dress pins and foam balls like no tomorrow!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Why I Can't Get Too Attached to a Television Show

We've all been there. It's the evening, you've just ate dinner and now your looking for something to watch on television. You see or hear about a new show and turn it on. You watch the first episode and get hooked. You set your DVR and tune in the next week and eventually you can't wait for your show each week. Then one day your looking at Google news or someone tells you that your beloved show has been cancelled. I know what you're thinking. It can't be true! They are all wrong! You frantically type the show name and cancelled into the Google search bar and sadly the results let you know that the dirty word cancelled. It is indeed correct.

Well folks, this happened to me recently and I just can't let it go. First it happened a year or two ago with a show called Stalker. This show was amazing. My husband and I couldn't wait each week to watch it. It was never predictable and you were always surprised by who the killer was or the plot turns that they took. We were completely shocked when it didn't get a renewal for season 2. I even emailed CBS and let them know my level of pissed off. Yep, I sure did e-mail them!

Slowly I got over it and found other shows to watch. The thought of having one of my shows cancelled right out from under my nose long forgot. Then it struck again.

My favorite summer show got the ax.

For the past two summers, I've been watching the Halle Berry show Extant.
 
Last week with the approach of June, I knew my show would be coming back soon. I thought it odd that I hadn't seen any of the previews for the show but since we DVR most of our programs and fast forward the commercials I didn't think too much about it. So I went to my trusty Google search and typed in Extant season 3. In 0.003 seconds I saw multiple articles with the headline Cancelled. NO!!!! Say it isn't so! So what did I do? Read through every article I could find with my finger tips and found out that my beloved summer show would not be back for season 3.

What am I suppose to watch this summer? The 27th version of a game show or survivor season? No. I mean really... how am I to go along all summer wondering if Holly and JD are still together?!

Ok... I've calmed down. Now I've caught the pilot episode to Animal Kingdom and it's very good. I really like it but I'm scared to get attached. TNT Don't let me know or you'll be on my list of haters like CBS. So word to the wise kids... only invest in shows that are on minimum season 4.

What summer programs are you watching?