Friday, September 24, 2010

Bones Season 6 Premiere

For four months and two days, I waited patiently to see how the new season of Bones would start hoping like hell that I wouldn't be disappointed.  After spending the last 13 hours thinking about it, I'm still not sure how I feel about it. 

Story:  While Booth is Afghanistan doing his thing and Brennan in Indonesia, Cam is back in D.C. fighting with the media about a case regarding a missing boy.  The media assumes that the small body in her morgue is that of the missing boy, but she isn't certain and is very open about this.  When her job is threatened, Cam turns to Ms. Julian who calls up Booth, Bones, Hodgins and Angela (who were in Paris for the last seven months) to come home and help.  Turns out the body in the morgue was not the missing child, but a child who had died from accidentally swallowing a screw from his crib.  The mother and grandfather tried to revive the little boy, but when they failed, they buried him and didn't report the death to the authorities.  In North Korea, the authorities were feared and the two of them brought this fear to the States.  (Thanks to Ms. Julian, they were not charged for the death of the little boy.)  As for the missing boy, Booth and Bones found out that the father had an uncle take him...he was returned to his mother. 

To the more important part of the Show!

First off, let me start by saying that Ms. Julian is awesome!  She brought this team back together in order to save one of their own and wouldn't take no for an answer.  Under that tough exterior is a big heart.

Cam:  Her intentions were good when she told the media that she said that she couldn't positively ID the child's body on the table, because she couldn't.  Her team that she has come to depend on for these things for the past five plus years, were in other countries.  The 'replacement team' that she put together wasn't HER team.  "They weren't you guys" was the line she used in the show.  In my eyes, Cam was always the one to keep things running smoothly and was kind of this force of nature.  After seven months, she was still not afraid to call Bones out on her crap.  At the beginning, Cam corners her and tells her that her selfish act of going to Indonesia is what broke this team apart!  Wow!  After the case is solved, she thanked each and everyone of them for coming back and saving her job.

Angela and Hodgins:  I love them together!  Since Booth and Bones can't seem to get their acts together, we need at least one happy couple and these two seem to be it.  Angela and Hodgins got married toward the end of last season and went to Paris for their honeymoon since they didn't want to work with another forensic anthropologist or FBI agent.  Angela came back pregnant....A Show BABY!!!! 

Sweets and Daisy:  A Booth and Bones wannabe that has failed like our non-couple.  Daisy told Sweets that she needed to put her career first and go to Indonesia with Bones at the end of last season.  When she came back, she expected to pick up where they left off and Sweets wasn't having it.  I say, "Go Sweets!"  He couldn't just be her friend and that it was good bye after Booth told him to move on. Poor baby duck!  Now that they aren't together, Daisy will leave the Show?  Only time will tell.  One good thing about the time away is that our dear Sweets finally has facial hair and doesn't look like a 12 year old!

Now onto the real reason we all watch the Show! (Okay, not really.)

When Season five ended, we all hoped, but didn't hold our breath, that Bones would come to her senses and realize that she was in love with Booth.  That they should give the whole relationship thing a chance.  That maybe this love thing was real.  When they met up at the reflective pool on the mall by the coffee cart, it was like she expected things remain the same.  Unfortunately for her, Booth was serious last season when he told her that "things had to change" and that he "had to move on".  He went and fell in love with a reporter who is the total opposite of our favorite forensic anthropologist.  When he showed her the picture of "Hannah", I just shook my head.  She kinda reminds me of all the women, minus the marine biologist and Cam, that he has dated since the beginning of the show. 

Bones, you are an idiot!  I have yet to stop shaking my head.

There were moments where I wanted to shake Booth.  Booth, I don't blame you for moving on when you can't get what you want, but waving it in her face, not necessary.  I also am not sure how I feel about the advice he gave to Sweets.  Sweets and Daisy's relationship is different than he and Bones.  The young couple were actually in love and planned to be married.  Bones...still had yet to admit that she was in love with Booth.  Bones was running and Daisy was just following her mentor.  Daisy apologized, Bones didn't.  I don't think Sweets, for once, should have listened to the advice. 

Bones, maybe now you can get your act together.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One More Day....

After I saw the season finale of Bones on May 20th, I felt like someone had sucker punched me!  Booth and Bones were going their separate ways for a year to move on and possibly find themselves.  I, along with other Bones fans, would have to wait four months to see if Brennan came to her senses about how she feels about a certain FBI agent and if Booth would be willing to wait for our crazed forensic anthropologist.  In the spoilers and promos, it seems as though neither of these happened.  Regardless of all of this, we Bones fans still wonder if it will it happen this season?  Will Hart Hanson stop teasing us and make this duo hook up without hurting the show? 

Will there be more of this?

Will we finally see this outside of a dream?

Come on, Show!  We've waited patiently for SIX long years!  

Anyways, in less than 36 hours, the Bones Season 6 Premiere starts and please know that I will be sitting in front of that TV at 7:59 pm waiting for that episode to start!  Will you?

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Season...

Last week, I stopped in Target to grab a couple little things and saw that they had set up their Halloween section.  This only means one thing: Fall is almost here!  Yes, it means that the weather is going to get a little cooler (What am I saying? It's going to get down right cold!), but it also means a lot of great things are about to start!

First thing being the NBA season!  The Detroit Pistons play their first preseason game on October 5 against the new Miami Heat.  After such a disappointing season last year, they are supposed to come back as a healthy team ready to prove to the league that they aren't the same team that we saw go 27-55.  I honestly can't wait to see how they do this season.  Will they make the playoffs this year?  That would be awesome!  Will they make the Conference Finals for the first time since 2006?  We'll have to see about that.

Another thing that we have to be excited about are the apple festivals and Halloween.  Just last week, Bigby Coffee started serving apple cider.  Apple cider ==> Fall ==> Apple Festivals ==> Halloween!  (If you got that, you are awesome!) 

Last but definitely not least, most of the new seasons of our beloved shows start next week.  Yes, I am talking about Bones, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Brothers & Sisters, NCIS and so many others.  Bones is the one that I extremely excited about.  Booth and Bones come back together after being in separate countries while Hodgins and Angela are coming back from their honeymoon in Paris.  How could anyone NOT be excited about this?  Yeah, I hear Booth is bringing someone back with him, but I have also heard that it's not gonna last!  Will this be the season where Bones comes to her senses and gets with Booth?  Maybe, maybe not!  In the season premiere for CSI: Miami, we'll see who survived the attack on the crime lab and if Eric and Calliegh's relationship will last.  I could really go on and on about these shows and why I am so excited about the upcoming seasons.  I am not sure how I feel about the new show, Law and Order: Los Angeles and I don't like that CSI: New York was moved to Fridays. 

Yeah, I know that summer is ending, but think of everything that we are gaining during Fall!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

To The Parents at the Library....

We need to talk!  Over the past year, I have made it a point to get as much of my writing done at the public library as possible.  Whether its to update my blog, write down a few thoughts or work on my book.  I come here because its quiet or at least its supposed to be.  While I'm here, I always have to listen to your children screaming at the top of their lungs.  This is on top of my music that is not exactly on the lowest setting.  
  • I should NOT be able to hear your kid over my music!  
  • I should NOT have to look up to see you standing next to your child while he/she is pretending that they aren't able to stand on their own because they are tired, hungry or just plain bored.  
  • I should not see you with this "I don't know why they are acting like that" look while whispering 'please don't embarrass Mommy at the library'.
  • I should not see your kids playing tag in the adult reading and work section!  (I swear one day, I'm just going to get fed up and trip one of those kids and walk away!  Okay maybe I won't, but you get what I'm saying.)
I know I am not the only one who feels like this when a child is screaming nonstop and the parent isn't doing anything to stop them.  While I was at the library on Wednesday working on blog post that I was super excited about, a child started making this awful screeching sound every couple minutes.   I was there for less than an hour because of the fact that it was getting ridiculous.  People were getting up and moving as far from the noise as possible.  Finally I got fed up and left.  On my way out, I passed the child with it's mom and she acted like this kid hadn't been making all of that noise!  REALLY?!

Look, before you tell me that I am being insensitive and that it's a public place; to get used to it, let me just say one thing.  Yes, it is a public library, BUT a library is often a place for people to study, get work done or to relax.  Here, people expect the distractions to be kept to a minimum.  Your kid screaming...a distraction.  I am not saying that you parents should not take your kids to the library, because I believe that a child should know that a library is a magical place.  What I am saying is that if your child is out of control, take them outside or home.  

Thanks for listening,

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Innocence of a Child

Today, I went to my parents house in Grand Blanc to celebrate the "holiday" with them and just spend some time with the family.  Jazmone was talking about wanting to watch Mother Goose Rock N' Rhyme, a movie that we all pretty much grew up watching and is still one of my favorite movies.  Anyway, I sat down and started watching it on my laptop.  Kania, who is five, sat down and watched it with me until it was time to eat dinner.  Let me just say, anyone who deals with kids knows that for them to sit over an hour and some to watch a movie is a big deal.  There were parts where I would catch her humming along with the songs and tapping her fingers on the armrest.  

After dinner, while Mom was braiding her hair, she asked to watch it again!  She made it most of the way through before jumping up to see what everyone was doing.  Before I took them home, she wanted to see a few more parts and started singing along with the movie.  The whole way to Saginaw, she was singing different songs from the movie and reciting nursery songs.

I guess the reason why this kind of stopped me in my tracks was that in a time where kids her age have lost their innocence and their appreciation for kids movies, she is still holding on.  This is one thing that I absolutely love!  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Random Weekend moment

So on Saturday, before I went to my uncles wedding, I stopped at Wal-Mart (don't judge!) to get the oil changed for my car.  Knowing that I would be walking around the store while I was waiting so I decided to leave the book I am reading in the car.  About fifteen minutes into the wait, one of the mechanics came into the room where I was and asked if I was really reading The Divine Comedy.  (Um yeah....)  "Have you read The Inferno?"  Yeah...  "It was crazy."  And I had to agree...reading it for the first time in years, I was shocked at how "real" it was. 

More or less, I was amused by the fact that this mechanic got super excited over a book written over six hundred years ago and reminded me that I am not the only not the only nerd out there!