Sunday, January 31, 2010

Random Rants and Weekend Recap

It finally snowed here in NC! I was so excited. I did have to chuckle a little when on friday as the forecasters were predicting snow everyone was sent into a frenzy. Even though it was 46 degrees Friday afternoon, they let the schools release the kids 2 hours early, and told everyone to stock up on water and milk. I guess Walmart ran out of bread, water and milk early friday afternoon. This Wisconsite had to leave. 46 degrees in WI is a heat wave but since snow isn't exactly common around here I understood and I was looking forward to a snow day off!

By Friday night, I was convinced it wasn't going to snow. At midnight the hubs and I took the dogs out and it was still 40 some degrees, no sign of flurries or anything. Waking up Saturday morning I was surprised to open my windows and see snow on the ground. Normally I work on Saturday's but I was not going to risk driving in this weather. Even though I am used to driving in the snow, most people around here are not and since I totaled my car in September and had to get a new one, I couldn't afford for that to happen again. So I gladly canceled my kiddo's and crawled back under the covers to get some sleep

This weekend has been probably one of the best weekends I had in a long time. Usually we have something planned on Saturday nights. The past few weekends we've had people over, birthday parties to attend and so forth. Friday's I work until 7 and since I have to work at 8am Saturday morning we don't really do much. Quality time spent with the hubby and I have been lacking lately. Our busy schedule's don't allow us much time together and when we are off, we are usually catching up on cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping or even just sleeping.

This weekend we had the luxury of doing nothing. I had rented a ton of movies on Thursday night and we spent the majority of our day laying around and watching movies. Today we got up, I had class and then we headed to the mall and did a little bit of shopping. Now we are back at home and are about to pop in another movie before watching the Grammy's.

I also used the weekend to catch up on some of my tv shows. Here are my thoughts on some of my favorite shows..
The Real Housewives of OC-I couldn't help but laugh as Lynn started crying about her daughter. Not because of the situation but because of watching her plastic face move as she cried. It really didn't move! I personally think plastic surgery makes people look worse than they did or did not before and this just confirmed my beliefs. I couldn't stand watching her fake face as she cried. But I do feel for her in her situation. I remember giving my mom such problems as a teenager but I do believe that Lynn needs to toughen up and be a stricter parent

Teen Mom-I feel so bad for Maci. Her boyfriend is such a jerk. I did tear up a little when Catelynn and her bf went out to dinner and he proposed. I hope they make it. Farrah is growing on me. I feel like she is really trying to be a good mom and did y'all hear that her mom choked her out during an argument. There has always been something off about her mom. I am looking forward to the show this week

Giuiliana and Bill-My heart goes out to them as they are trying to conceive. I truly love them as a couple and their show is my guilty pleasure on sunday nights!

The Bachelor-I am getting sick of this show. There is something a little odd about Jake. At first he seemed like such a great guy, but now I can't put my finger on it but he is weird. And so are most of the girls this season. And what are with the previews showing some big dramatic event which never airs on the episode. I think this will be my last season of watching the Bachelor, though I will tune in for Molly and Jason's wedding

What else..I can't believe Heidi and all her plastic surgery. That poor girl now looks like a fake barbie. She to me is not even pretty any more.

The hubby and I went to Barnes and Nobles this weekend and I picked up two new books. The Help which everyone says is amazing and Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote Eat Pray Love. I have never read that, it is currently on my reading list but Committed is pretty good so far. It's a very interesting book about marriage in today's society as compared to marriage in other places around the world. I'm not done with it yet but will give a book review when finished

And finally, the movies the hubs and I watched this week are as follows
The Hurt Locker-An amazing movie. Not recommended for people who don't like war movies though
Gamer-Sooo stupid. Interesting concept but that was about it
Whiteout-It was pretty good I thought. A mindless suspense set in the North Pole
Halloween 2-I love Rob Zombie movies. I am a horror movie junkie and love his remake on the Halloween series
Stop Loss-I rented it only because Channing Tatum is in it. Another good war movie. It helps that Channing is shown in a scene in only his boxer briefs. Yummy! The hubby wasn't as excited as I was about it. In fact he acted a little jealous

So that about sums it up. I hope you all had a great weekend!!


  1. My sister-in-law recommended The Help, and, when I read it, I thought it was really good. Hope you enjoy it :)

  2. Great recap on the tv shows.. I agree with you totally.. I had to call my hubs in to laugh with me at Lynn and her face.. She looked sooo weird.. I couldnt get over it either..

    And loved, loved, loved The Help! Good choice!

  3. ♥Okay I totally agree about the The Real Housewives of OC I mean come on Lynn..

    ♥As for Teen Mom Maci needs to get rid of ryan he's an ass..I also agree Farrah is growing on me as well I can't really stand Amber though she naggs way to much althuogh she does look alot better and healthier after losing all that weight.

    ♥The Hurt Locker-Loved this movie as well as Stop Loss these movies were GREAT!

    Well I'm glad you had an awesome weekend stay warm...

    ♥Stephanie H.

  4. First of all - I love the updates to the blog. :) Super cute and fitting for Valentine's Day!

    Sounds like the best weekend! Steven and I have a very similar weekend last weekend - we actually watched Hurt Locker and Gamer as well. Gamer sucks...SO stupid! Glad you had some quality time with M. Sometimes it's just so needed.

    Hope you have a great week!

  5. You know, I never really watched The Bachelor after the first season or so but the other night I watched the pilot episode and ohmygoodness is this Jake character an ass with a capitol A. Go back and watch when hes meeting the girls, he looks up and down as they're walking away. And hes not even subtle about it!
    You should really do a post about Committed. It sounds like a really interesting book so if you give it a good review I may have to go check it out. There's a documentary on Hulu that's called Loving and Cheating that I want to watch. It's somewhat similar I think.
    And The Help is AMAZING! Best book I've read in a LONG time.

  6. I am SO glad I was not in NC for the snow.

  7. I didn't like Hurt Locker - I love war movies but I felt like it took forever to get going. I really liked Stop Loss though but Hurt Locker. We got snow here and I cannot believe how silly everyone acts. "Oh my gosh, three inches. Let's shut down the town."

  8. We got snow this weekend in Memphis too, which NEVER happens. I was already home sick, so I didn't get to enjoy the snow day, but the view was pretty from my window. I'll have to check out those books. I've been wanting to read Committed, so keep us posted on how you like it.

  9. Sounds like a great weekend to me! I love relaxing weekends just like that. Oh my gosh I love Teen Mom, the Bachelor, & G&B, such good shows! Very addictive.

  10. I really do love Teen Mom, haha! I bawled when Tyler proposed to Catelynn, I hope they make it...

  11. Katie, I gave you an award on my blog :) Its a brand new one I made up!

  12. I love those shows!! Who is PUMPED for the Teen Mom reunion tonight? This girl!

  13. yeah for snow! there's something about that fluffy white stuff that makes my heart leap for joy. if only los angeles got snow! sounds like a great weekend.

  14. I love Teen Mom! Actually Farrah is from my hometown and her back story is pretty sad. Apparently the babies father was killed in a drunk driving accident (he was drunk) before Sophia was even born. They were already broken up, but still, I can't imagine dealing with that at 16! Love your blog!!

  15. 1. I love nothing-ish weekends. love them.

    2. Jake rubs me the wrong way too. there's something skeevy about him. Also, let's look at the fact that he booted off the girl that wouldn't kiss him and the girl who was a virgin. in it for "marriage" my ass.

  16. I love Teen mom! and I left you a little something at my page :)