Taking Some Personal Time

First of all, I’d like to thank you, my dear friends. I am deeply touched by the incredibly display of love and support I’ve received from everyone, after the passing of my grandmother. I am overwhelmed by your kindness, generosity, and comforting words. Your heartfelt comments, emails, and messages have kicked off the healing process. The uplifting vibes, prayers, and loving thoughts, have truly helped raised my family up during this difficult time. Because of you, we can walk forward knowing that we were incredibly lucky to not only have the greatest mother/grandmother/aunt on the planet, but also lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives. I am truly blessed, and I cannot thank you enough.

Secondly, I have never been so emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted. I think it will be best for me to take some personal time away from the computer. Therefore, I am going to take a break from blogging this week, simply to rest and recover.

Once again, I really appreciate all that you have done for me, and my family. You guys are totally-super-awesome. I will be back next week.

Dear American Idol,

Dear American Idol,

First of all, as I’ve mentioned before, I am very much enjoying this season, so please don’t take this the wrong way. I’m merely making a quick suggestion here. And it’s a suggestion you should seriously consider – especially after what I just witnessed during the Los Angeles auditions.

That being said,  I am the first to admit watching “The Crazies” is absolutely my favorite part of the whole Audition Process. And while I’m very happy you keep “Security” on deck in order to physically remove those insane, tone-deaf, delusional, wannabe-contestants, unwilling to leave the room of their own volition,  you might also want to consider keeping a few ‘Straight Jackets’ and a very large needle filled with a healthy dose of Haldol, up close and handy.

Because this guy?

Scared the crap out of me.

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Meet: Cooper Robinson, who may or may NOT be 59 years of age. No one is really sure of his exact age, including Cooper himself. Apparently he comes from a very dangerous part of Arkansas located somewhere in the snake infested woods, which the viewers discovered while Cooper gave Steven Tyler slightly less than specific directions to his home. Basically, he’s the equivalent of a Schizophrenic, Bi-Polar, James Brown – gone awry.

Since there are NO words to properly describe what happened next, please just watch for yourself!

What. The. Hell.

One Born Every Minute

One Born Every Minute is a new series on Lifetime Television. Most of you, my dear readers, already know that I suffer from severe insomnia, but rather than watching hours of infomercials, or back-to-back episodes of Three’s Company, I stumbled upon this little show the other night somewhere around 3am. I had remembered seeing commercials advertising the series, and for once, I was glad to be awake to catch the first episode.

One Born Every Minute” takes an in-depth look at life inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as expectant mothers enter their final stage of pregnancy. From the delivery room, to the operating room, to the front desk, to the nurses’ station, 40 cameras roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to capture the high drama, humor and overwhelming emotion of childbirth as new lives begin and others change forever.

Just check out this clip:

Okay, now… that was NOT the episode I saw. In fact , I think that is a preview for this upcoming Tuesday [02.08.2011] @ 10pm.

However, the episode I did see can be found HERE.

I have to say I was 100% captivated, intrigued, and fascinated – for the entire hour.

When I saw the commercial for this series I thought for sure the woman from this couple was going to be a complete nightmare:

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But I was wrong. In fact, she TOTALLY had her shit together and handled labor & delivery like a real champ.

Then, there was this couple who had to endure and emergency C-Section:

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And I found myself biting off my nails one by one with anticipation.

Finally, we had two “tree-huggers” who were determined to have Natural Child-Birth

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Too bad I can’t jump through my television screen. Because if I could, I would have done my best to shake some sense into these nut cases.

I am definitely going to watch this show again.

Yanno, but only when I can’t sleep.

*wink*

Internet Stalking – Via Photos YOU Post Online

Holy. Hell.

My very good friend who we will call “Fireman Jim” sent me an email with link and a “YOU MUST SEE THIS” kind of warning. I usually don’t take those warnings very seriously. However, since I consider him a good friend, I went ahead and clicked on the link he sent to me. And after watching THIS VIDEO, quite frankly – I’m a little freaked the fuck out.

How about you?

Falling Skies, Steven Spielberg

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TNT will be premiering Steven Spielberg‘s epic new television series, Falling Skies, June of 2011. The ten week television event opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Falling Skies is about an epic battle that pits humans against the alien force that has invaded our world. Outnumbered and outmatched, its up to a group of everyday heroes to band together and triumph against a mysterious invading force.

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign called 2nd Mass against the occupying alien force.

Watch a preview here:

So let me ask you a question, my dear readers…

What 5 things would you want for survival if aliens attacked your city?