Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Betty White, Her Upcoming Movie Role, and SNL

Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live the other weekend and I can't tell you how thrilled to pieces I was. I'd been looking forward to this since I heard about it on Facebook a couple of weeks before. If you friended me on Facebook, you would have seen my promotions of Ms. White and of the new movie "You Again" she is going to be in with Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kristin Chenoweth (yeah, all faves of mine). It'll be out I think in the fall. Long time to wait.

Anyway, guess who missed it? Saturday Night Live with Betty White, I mean (not "You Again" 'cause that's not out yet). Yup. Moi. Thank goodness for the internet. I was able to watch it on line the second I remembered (which was the morning after it aired).

Thought I'd watch it again today, so figured I might as well share with you guys. I know there's loads of Betty White and of Saturday Night Live fans out there, so whether you haven't seen it, or have already seen it but want to watch it again or to share it with someone you know, here you go. Commercial free with no interruptions (except at the very beginning, and a couple of other spots, but limited to be sure). Who could ask for anything more? Oh, me! Me me me! Snacks. You can't watch SNL or The Golden Girls, or Betty White, without... snacks. So get them out, get your drink, sit back, and enjoy.  (Cheesecake would be your best bet.)

Monday, May 17, 2010

What do the Miss USA 2010 Contestants and I Have in Common

Miss USA 2010
Note:  When I first wrote this post, I was looking for photos on line of the contestants while I was watching the Miss USA pageant on television.  Now I have to say, I did NOT watch to the end.  I got bored.  When I was looking on line for photos, I saw that it mentioned Miss Virginia as being the winner.  Well, what I read misinformed me.  Now I wish I could go back and find the source.  Perhaps it was 2009?  I honestly don't keep track.  So anyway, I had to change parts of my previous article, after seeing who the winner is today on The Hollywood Gossip and other news sources.  That's what I get for jumping the gun.  Sorry, so so sorry!

Well, for starters, the Miss USA 2010 contestants and I have nothing in common. Zip, zilch, nada. It is difficult for me to see a difference between any one of them. You basically have to look at their faces to get a glimpse of what their personalities may be like. None of them a bit like mine. But then, I'm not a Miss USA 2010 contender, am I?

After the swimsuit competition, Joan Rivers (a woman I have grown to love) and her daughter, commented on the boobs on one and the perfect body of another (not too thin, muscular)... What show were they a part of? I thought I had switched channels! There was nary a difference in the sticks that held their heads up.  This is proven by the fact that I could swear the Miss Virginia that I had posted as being the winner, was not the winner and she must have been from another year.

Women used to eat. Colorado has (used to have) big portions of everything, every where you turn. This Miss Colorado has never eaten a Colorado meal in her life. And miss Wyoming does not get her hands on that home-grown cattle; wait, maybe all the cattle there, has been bought out by corporate farms (this would be most sad). Miss Kansas has eaten corn, but then threw it right back up. As for Miss Virginia, she just may actually represent;  it is quite apparent that she lives on a diet of English tea - no cakes, but she does know how to make a Texas toast and cheese sandwich, which is nada in the nutrition department - you can't blame her for being confused when she started down the glamour stairs to the runway (poor thing). And she's not big on smiling either, as you can see from the photo on the left.  But that didn't stop judges from loving her.  She was in the top 12 the last I watched.

I have to say though that one and only one, stood out to me.  That was Miss Michigan.  I admit I did love something about her from the second I saw her.  She had personality and a certain confidence; others lacked in those departments.  She IS gorgeous.  Truly she is.  And unlike the other girls, I liked what I saw in her eyes.   Apparently the judges saw what I saw, because she did, in fact win.  She's Muslim American to boot.

Miss USA 2010 being crowned.

Am I offended?  No, I'm not.  These pageants don't hold too much weight in my mind.  As for jealous, as trump mentioned would be a word to substitute for offended, hardly, and I say this as sincerely and honestly as I ever could.  At my most gorgeous and wise (which would be now) and even at my most immature (which would have been most of my life) I have never been so bland as these ladies. I have always stood out in a crowd in a most positive way. I too could wear a plastic bag and walk it like the highest of Haute Couture. I am most proud that I could always actually hold that bag up with a gorgeous, yet subtle, curves, broad shoulders, sexy sway, and classic yet exotic looks.

Here's to a most delicious salad, a side of chicken, an orange, (or some barbecued steak with lemon, home-made mashed potatoes - because I make the best there is and I'm not afraid of butter - and some grilled mushrooms and zucchini) and a glass of delicious champagne. Because I'm worth it. I'm no Miss USA, but I do wear an "I'm Fabulous" crown...and I'm proud.

Miss USA 2010 Crown
I think I'd look fabulous!  So would you, don't you think?

I really need to get more pics of me.  Perhaps I can hire the same people who did the Miss USA 2010 gals?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Greece and the Dow actually a good thing

Lots of people were and are a bit freaked out about the dow drop on Friday in relation to Greece.  But it did balance itself out, and it was a good thing. The drop and subsequent rise is really bringing a much sought after stability to the market.

When I first heard about this, I most probably heard about it in a much more realistic and full bodied way than most.  Yes, I got my news via NPR.  So when I heard the scare tactics used by news stations on television to gain viewers, I thought to myself, "Oh palease.  The general public is NOT going to get the right info, are they?"  Well, I spent some time on the net and found some information on this issue that effected the Dow.  So to better educate anyone who wants to be, here is a link and video I found to be useful.

Yes, there is much light at the end of the tunnel.  All I can say is, thanks Greece, you done well.

All results Greece+dow on

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Song and video find of the day Landslide by Fleetwood Mac cover

I remember the first time I heard Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" sung by Stevie Nicks.  I was young, quite young, and I found myself wondering about the words, what they meant, feeling the sorrow and the happiness, picturing it all in my head, wondering how the ache of life could be such a sorrowful thing yet bring so much pleasure and understanding to so much in this world.  Today seemed like a day to hear that song again, don't ask me why, it's just one of those things. 

When you look up songs on YouTube, you often get a delightful (and many times not so delightful) array of amateur hair brush singers that hope to be discovered in someone's home office.

Every once in a while you hear an unprofessional cover and think, "Wow, that's pretty cool."  But it's once in a blue moon when you hear one that speaks to you perfectly, and feels better flowing through your ears than your favorite version ever seemed to.

I came across one such voice today. 

Now I must say I'm a die hard fan of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.  But "thebrook" on YouTube just took my breath away.  Literally.  I didn't even sing (and believe me I always do).  I sat there, stunned, listening, feeling, wondering, "How?... Who?" I must have come across it at the right time.  Now, you may not react to this in the same way as I did, after all, beauty is in the eye (and ear) of the beholder, but I figured I just had to share.  Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  Enjoy.

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