Thursday, October 25, 2007

Is it better to be my friend or an et al?

After spending a long day bartering, begging and asking for things, I just want to hear, "I'm doing it as we speak." once.

It's days like these that make me question my abilities as a parent and somehow thankfully parenting may not be in my future.

I've never been one to say I was patient but there are times where I do find my patience is stronger than others in my position.

We all take a degree of crap in our day but there is a difference between home crap and et al crap. I think I saw from the norm. I can take much more et al crap than home crap.

Call me whatever but I feel close friends/family are held at a higher standard than et als.

Maybe that's why I'm more combative with family and friends.

Who knows. I just want to go home now and grab a cool cocktail, kick these slingbacks off and let the day slide off.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

I had a very nice birthday this year. My brother, his gal, my man and I went to Sylvia's for a Gospel brunch and our first chicken and waffles.

Surprisingly, I really enjoyed the whole fried chicken/waffle bit. I thought it would be too much for a Sunday brunch but it hit the spot. I gobbled every last bit including my grits. mmmmmm grits. I love grits. I think I may be the only northern that likes grits. I may be the only person who loves bland grits.

My brother's gal gave me a cool ice cream lazy susan I hope to use on Thanksgiving to top the blueberry pie I plan to make for dessert.

All in all, I loved the quiet and lazy weekend, even the trip to Connecticut to get hubby's new toy.

A Gift for Me...

A Gift for Mr. PG...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sunday used to be for family oriented programming

Sunday nights seem to be one of the busier nights for our DVR. Thankfully there are only a few shows added to our current line up. I started watching Tell Me You Love Me and Lucy, Daughter of the Devil.

I’ve only seen one episode of Lucy so I’ll refrain my opinion but I will share my favorite line of said episode, “Does it always have to be temptation?” “It doesn't always have to be temptation, but sometimes, it's too hard to resist.”

I’ve seen three or four episodes of TMYLM. I can safely say they can do without the sex. It adds nothing to the story. The sex adds nothing to the characters. It makes me uncomfortable not because it’s a stranger’s genitalia bobbing all over my screen but because the sex is bad. It’s bad, unsatisfying sex. No gratification is seen for the male or female. It’s sex for the act of sex and not for gratification. Get rid of the bobbing balls and women peeing without wiping and add a few more session scenes.

Honestly, the only couple I actually like, which makes my husband cringe, is the old psychiatrist and her husband. I’m not saying the old coot’s bare wrinkly ass turned me on but at least they looked like they were having fun and enjoying themselves.

It’s gotten to the point now where I fast forward the sex scenes and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything crucial to the plot.

HBO, I know you guys want to add another, disturbed family show to your line up but showing boring sex or women peeing without wiping (seriously, that’s disgusting) is not going to bring you any critical acclaim or awards.

Over the summer I also watched Flight of the Conchords. I’ll be honest, it took a while to reel me in but now I can’t help but move along with the salt and pepper shakers. I also Kristen Schaal last year at Moonwork and she amuses me.

Pg’s Sunday Lineup includes:
The Simpsons
Family Guy
American Dad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Robot Chicken
Shark (but he’s on his way out)
Law & Order (January)
Viva Laughlin (just so I can say I watched another Brit program Americanized to an early grave)