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Big Bang!

29 Jun

For those of you who haven’t watched, The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom about three lovable nerds and one kinda lovable nerd who work together at a university. Two of them are roommates and live across the hall from the totally not nerdy Penny.

BBT cracks me up because I am, albeit to a much lesser extreme, Sheldon Cooper.

I’m a bit of a nerd (he’s full on).

I’m particular about certain things and sometimes have weird reasons for them. (See Sheldon’s explanation about where he sits)

I’ve been told that people enjoy how I react to gifts. (See Sheldon’s reaction to Penny’s Christmas gift)

Like Sheldon, I sometimes don’t get come-ons from the opposite sex.

I hold grudges against celebrities (Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, etc.) Sheldon’s grudge is against Wil Wheaton.

Beyond my similarities to Sheldon, the show is wittily written and all of the characters make me laugh. And the “Soft Kitty” song is just the best.

~Sassycas

The Devils Ride

23 May

Let’s talk for a minute about a show that the Discovery Channel is getting all wrong – The Devils Ride.

It’s on immediately following Deadliest Catch and I like motorcycles, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

The Devils Ride

This is the face I made while watching the show (minus the cigar).

There is no way in the devil’s domain that this show is real. You want me to believe that this motorcycle club signed up to do this show and in the first two episodes 1) there is an immediate need for a new clubhouse, 2) their president and founding father decides to step down, and 3) said president ends up turning in his colors rather than having them stripped after a beef with the new president (who he hand picked, by the way)? I don’t think so.

And that’s just three examples of the ridiculousness.

This show is beyond lame. And as a grammer nerd, it really irks me that these guys can’t spell. Laffing Devils. Snubz. Bonez. Mi brane hertz.

The only way you could get me to watch this show again is if you told me that Stone Cold Steve Austin was going to give Sandman the Stunner he so desperately deserves.

My prediction is that The Devils Ride will end up being a quick trip to cancellation.

~Sassycas

Deadliest Catch

23 May

If you had told me 10 years ago I’d love a show about crab fishing, I’d have told you that you were off your rocker. But, yes, it is true. I am glued to the tv for every episode of Deadliest Catch. That Bering Sea…just wow.  I got sucked into this reality show a few years ago and have watched faithfully ever since.  Let me start by saying, I used to think it was ridiculous the price per pound restaurants charged for crab.  I remember quite a few visits to Joe’s Crab Shack with Sassycas and we always ordered the King Crab but grumbled about the price anyway.  Never again!  After seeing what these men go through to catch these crab, I will never again complain about the price per pound.  No way.

There have been boats on and off the show over the course of the seasons.  I do miss watching the Cornelia Marie with Capt. Phil Harris (RIP) but the remaining boats keep my watching.  My favorite boat is definitely the Northwestern.  Who doesn’t love Capt. Sig Harris, and Edgar, and Jake, and Nick?  Love those guys!!  And it’s great seeing Jake Harris working hard to fit in.  I really hope the rehab is helping him better himself for his own sake and for his father’s sake.  Second, I love the Time Bandit.  Those Hillstrands just crack me up.  And I love how they have taken Josh Harris under their wings.  Phil is smiling down without question.  Next, it’s a toss-up.  I like the Wizard being on the show just because I don’t know what crazy Keith will do next.  And, I love Freddie!  (You know Freddie, the deck hand from the Cornelia Marie.)  Freddie is awesome.  His energy is contagious.  One of the newer boats on the show is the Seabrook.  I really like that boat and see a lot of potential on the show.  Capt. Scott really meshes well with the other captains.  He reminds me of a young Phil Harris.  The boat I would LOVE to see booted off the show is The Ramblin’ Rose.  I can’t stand Elliot!  He’s young, pompous, arrogant, and disrespectful.  His poor decisions and ‘I already know everything’ attitude is going to get one of his poor deck hands killed.

Discovery channel, you did this one right!  Don’t be foolish, keep the “key” boats on the show, or you will tank.  No more silly arguments with the Time Bandit where the Northwestern has to threaten to pull off this show if things aren’t resolved. 

I have tried watching some of the other “similar” reality shows like the one about lobster fishing, etc.  They just don’t do it for me.  Something about the chemistry on Deadliest Catch is just, well, right. 

~Chica Pants

The Wiggles (DVDs)

10 May

God help me.  I am so incredibly exhausted of watching The Wiggles on DVD that I could cry.  That being said, my 3 year old son thinks they are the absolute best.  (Once again…Lord Help Me!!)  Yes, I realize there are worse things out there.  But, my sanity is a bit tried at this point.

I do have to admit, I get a kick out of watching my son sing and dance along with all The Wiggles songs.  Hot Poppin’ Popcorn, Big Red Car, and Crocodile Wiggles are his 3 favorites at present.  I love to see my son strap on his plastic guitar and play along with all the songs.  He takes the choreography quite seriously.  But after about 5-10 back-to-back airings of The Wiggles in one day, (to be repeated every day,) it’s a bit much.

On a positive note, when my son demands me to stand up and dance along with classics such as ‘Wake Up Jeff’ or ‘Dance For The Queen of the Roses’ with Dorothy the Dinosaur, or the antics of Captain Feather-Sword, at least I can consider it some good cardio, right?  (Ever get ‘Rolling Down The Sandhill’ stuck in your head?  It isn’t a pretty sight!)

Anyone else been through this type of Wiggles obsession?  Any good advice for this Wiggled-out mom?

One trick I’ve been able to utilize is convincing my little wiggler to let me play the dvds on a portable dvd player on the end table instead of on the big tv in the living room.  Thumbs up for this idea!

All in a day’s work I suppose for a toddler mom.

~Chica Pants