Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Painful Loss

  • Before Friday, I haven't been to a Pistons game since right before Thanksgiving in 2008
  • Yeah, the Pistons lost at the last second, but the way I see it, it was a preseason game and that's not what really matters.
  • The team chemistry is wayyyyy better than what it was last season!
  • Was a little disappointed that I wasn't able to see Will Bynum and Jonas Jerebko play. *sigh*
  • Went to the game with Dad 

  • Gotta give it to Austin Daye, a second year player who reminds me of Tayshaun "The Palace" Prince.  He scored a game high 22 points.  Not bad, kid!
  • The final score was 106-103

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Change of Scenery

Last weekend, I went to Chicago to visit my friend Katie.  Until last Friday, I had never taken the train anywhere.  Yeah, it took about the same amount of time as it would to drive, but the people watching is priceless.  On the way there, I sat next to this guy who was reading a book about UFO's and housed oselots and snow leopards.  Odd and a part of me wanted to call him an idiot, but I didn't.  It's just not something I would do.  I had never been able to walk around Chicago without a plan and to me, that was wayyyyyyy more fun!  I was able to enjoy views like this!

Friday was mainly spent walking around Lincoln Park and catching up on gossip, which is ALWAYS fun!  Got a chance to check out the zoo, which was really cool!

Saturday, after having breakfast with her bf, Katie and I saw the movie, Red, which was really good and I would totally recommend it.  After that, we got a chance to check out Millennium Park....another place I had never gotten a chance to check out before.  

Yes, you could say that I was a total tourist and I would totally agree with you.  Is there something wrong with that? ;o)

Fast forwarding a little bit.  Later that night, we decided to check out this Blues joint not too far from her place and it was packed, so we got seats by the door.  Some people would complain about this, but I have to say, these were the best seats in the house.  Perfect place to people watch, especially when they don't realize that you're sitting there when they do something crazy.  The band playing was amazing!  

As usual, there were a few weirdos in the bunch.  A couple that we still laugh about today.  One was a blues brother wanna be who offered to buy us drinks, but seemed to drop it when we turned him down.  Another was some wanna be who was extremely drunk and wouldn't go away.  We'll call him Curly.  I honestly couldn't tell you what this clown was talking about, but even when we would turn to someone else and start talking, Curly was still going.  This old man topped the cake though!  He and his son, who was a spitting image of him, were extremely drunk.  He was a creeper to the utmost.  Every time one of us would look up, he would be looking in our direction.  At one point, Katie and I had to switch seats to see if that would help.  After a few rounds of drinks, she and I looked at each other and said we were done for the night!

After enough creepers tried to talk to us, this older lady who we had been talking to the whole night leaned over and said, "You two are NOT walking home by yourselves.  My husband and I are walking you home."  (A small side note: Her husband joined the band on stage to sing and as a harmonica player.  This guy killed it!)  We finally left right after we ran into the old creepy guy while we were waiting to use the restrooms.  So, yes, this couple walked us home.  We walked into her apartment laughing our butts off.  I woke up the next morning with almost no voice, but it was soooooo worth it!

There is no way we could make up a story like that!

A few more randoms for you.

 And I did!

Will I go back to visit again?  What a crazy question!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bones Chat

Dear Bones people,

We need to chat asap!  Compared to the previous five season, this season is only mediocre at best.  We knew Brennan lost her mind when she turned Booth down and understood when he said that he moved on last season.  What we didn't realize is that Brennan's god awful mistake would have a hand in destroying this season.  Because of her need to find herself, she went to Indonesia and he went to Afghanistan and met the new love of his life.  Yeah, Hannah seems nice and all and under difference circumstances, she and Brennan could be BFF's without it being awkward.  

We lost the post case drinks, cute looks between our favorite non couple and gained awkward moments, an extremely sappy Booth and an out of place Brennan.  Have they forgotten about Jasper, Ripley and Brainy Smurf?  Sigh

This season has been the hardest to watch.  Most of last weeks episode was muted because of the fact that I am not a fan of all the ridiculousness.  I'm not saying that the show should go back to how things were, but it should go back to how things were with the idea of moving forward.  

Good bye Hannah....

Good bye awkwardness....

Hello Booth and Brennan!  (Maybe....please?!)

From a slightly disappointed fan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Not Impressed

I never thought I would ever admit this, but this season of Bones...not impressed!  The season opener was only mediocre and last weeks episode where Booth's new girlfriend, Hannah, was officially introduced to the show, wasn't too much better.  I think our non-couple may be the problem.  Last month, I was super excited to see how this season would go, but now that excitement has come to a screeching halt!  After years of watching this show, that has NEVER happened.  

Booth is supposedly "head over heels" in love with Hannah.  I feel like that may not really be the case.  I mean, think about it.  When Bones turned him down last season, Booth turned around and dated someone just like her.  When that didn't work, he turned around and went back to what he knew: a woman who were the opposite of Bones and blonde.  Whatever!  I know they say that she won't last either and there is a chance that these two will come to their senses, but gah!  He's happy, fine.  He needs to stop trying his hardest to push Bones into that direction when she is more than content in being alone.  (Okay, that was the frustration talking.)

Bones.  Well, she is just pissing me off!  Two episodes into the season and I want to reach through the TV and shake her!  Okay, yes, last week, she admitted that she dreamed of the possibility of she and Booth together to Sweets and Booth.  Maybe if this had happened LAST season, Hannah wouldn't be the one in bed with Booth last week.  SHE WOULD!  She has gotten so used to being alone and I guess I understand that, but come on!  This time that is kind of her fault.  I don't know.  Maybe, it's good that Hannah is around for Booth, since Bones is being a total idiot.

Another issue that I have with this show is that the guests this week are from the Jersey Show, which I have to say is a waste of airtime if you ask me.  They are bringing a classless show to Bones.  That sentence alone makes me wants to throw up, but once again, we have to trust the writers, right? 

Of all the season openers, I am going to have to say that CSI: Miami was better than most.  Maybe because it tugged slightly at the heartstrings with the death of a semi new character, a sigh of relief when one of the fan favorites didn't leave the show, and a sense of family at the end when the characters came together to support the others.  A little bit of action and Horatio Caine's one liners didn't hurt either. 

Will this feeling of disgust for my show go away?  I hope so.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears...Oh My!

Last night, I thought it would be kind of cool to check out the old movies that Celebration Cinema was showing this week.  Casablanca, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Dracula...movies like that.  This week, they were showing the Wizard of Oz, a total classic!  Yeah, I've seen this movie at least a thousand times and know most of the words by heart.  How cool would it be to see this movie on the big screen?  

Anyway, to see this movie on the big screen for the first time was amazing.  I got a chance to see things that I had always missed while watching it on TV.  While Dorothy and the Scarecrow are talking to the Tinman in the forest, I noticed that there were these huge birds in the background.  There were a ton more things, but there is no real point in going into that, I guess.

Watching this movie today reminded me of how ahead of their time this movie was.  It was released in 1939 in color and other "special effects" that weren't usually seen in movies at that time.  The fact that this movie can still fill a theater with people between the ages of one and 80 is amazing.  There aren't too many old movies out there that can do that.  Other than just being a great movie, there is a great lesson that viewers learn.  No matter what happens in your life, anything you could possibly need is already around you.  If it's not, then you never needed it to begin with.  A family who is there no matter what (no matter how much they seem to drive you crazy) and great friends who will be there when times get rough.  

When we all walked out of the theater, Mom told me that this was a great idea.  Finding something that the whole family seemed to enjoy makes it all worth it.

Have a great week!