Saturday, November 5, 2016
I did not watch the series when it first came out in what, 2000? I was busy, trying to make a living, I believe I was waiting tables and struggling in my hometown of Los Angeles. I remember trying to get into it, because I did like Dawson's Creek and Felicity, and all of those sorts of shows. But I couldn't get into Gilmore Girls because I was so irritated at the fast talking and how unrealistic their conversations seemed. I cringed so hard. And the parents-- couldn't stand Emily Gilmore, just the worst actress ever. And Paris Gellar: Love the actress on How to Get Away with Murder. HATE her acting on Gilmore Girls. The lines themselves are not bad, it is the over-acting, the yelling from both Paris and Emily that I can do without. They give me anxiety.
I am now on season four and Lorelei has grown on me, although she talks way too fast and has way too many outfit changes for someone who is not as rich as her parents. I would like to see her wear the same coat. dress or sweater more often. Wait-- no-- I would hate that actually...it is the reason I could not watch Land of the Lost.
Rory is okay. She seems well adjusted and I like looking at her life and her loves. I am going to commit to the next few seasons as background shows for when I am working on my laptop, and if it has picked up and won me over at that point, you will be the first to know. If not? Let me be the person to tell you that you are not missing out if you missed this show the first time around. However, the sets are beautiful. If you like the feeling of a small town that is decorated lavishly for every season, and if you want a cozy and quirky cast in the background while you do something else? Watch this show on Netflix.
Edited to Add:
I am now on season six (I have forwarded through any scene with Sookie, Lane, Luke, Kirk, Taylor and even Lorelei)--and this has improved the show greatly. While I still consider Rory mealy-mouthed (is that a word?) and passive-aggressive, I am much more entertained by her Yale years. She gets a new boyfriend (Logan Huntzburger) and it makes the show far more watchable. Other things: In my fast-forwarding I have seen that Lorelei has worn her pink coat several times. So there is that. I have also come to love Emily Gilmore. Yes, I just said that. There is an episode in season six that makes the whole series worth it. If you keep watching, both Emily and Paris will stop yelling. The show also cuts back and forth between cozy and fancy, which is much better in my opinion. I will let you know if anything changes with further watching!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
There is also a huge rise in whistling songs, which are supposed to imply wholesomeness and campfires and apple orchards. This whistling is accompanied by a strumming guitar also, and it means, that because the music is very simple and not over-produced and slick, that Our product is made from the purist, GMO free, organic sources, etc etc etc (there are too many jokes going on about the tears of unicorns and virgin milkmaids already). While I HATE the commercials, I like the thought of the pure, simple food and that is because one of biggest fears as the person in charge of the food for my family is that it is all tainted and is going to kill us and make our eyeballs fall out, maybe not in that order.
It is now downright scary to choose food, even the most expensive Whole Foods Market selection has me thinking "Is this all bullshit? Is this any better than the others?" Half of the people think the organic industry is a big scam, others swear by it and I don't know who to believe. I really just don't and it causes me anxiety. I look at every label-- preservatives! Weird sugar substitutes! Sugar at all! corn syrup. Just all of it. The fruit and veggies-- was the soil and the dirt full of poison? Milk-- some people say kids need it, others say the human body wasn't meant to ingest dairy. and don't even get me started on meat and carcinogens and unfair treatment of animals-- I just want to cry sometimes with the stress of this.
Kale. Are we just supposed to eat Kale and leave it at that? Well let me tell you folks something. I have been eating egg whites, fresh berries, salmon, kale, Himalayan sea salt, chlorophyll drops, doing an alkaline diet, drinking green smoothies, exercising regularly...and I still got cancer. All I can think of is What did I eat wrong? Where did I screw up? More iodine? More this? More that? Less this? Less that?
So I am scared of food, scared of the grocery store, scared of all of the contradicting information and distrustful of all of the sources of these articles that are telling us what is good and what is bad.
Anyway, that is my little rant for the night. Thanks for listening to me and I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves!
Until Next Time,
Thursday, October 20, 2016
|This is not my house....but you get the drift.|
Then there was a point where sage green was the thing. Everyone had a sage green room. After that (or maybe it was before) there was the famous burgundy wall. Just one lone wall--no one would commit to a whole room, but we all had a burgundy wall with some wrought iron sconces and little ball candles.
|Nothing wrong with this look...but again, you get the drift.|
Anyway, there is nothing wrong with any of those colors or choices, just like there is nothing wrong with the chevron patterns of a year back, or all of the yellow/grey now. I am just glad tufted benches are back-- I love anything tufted and velvet, and I don't know if that is cool or not and I don't care. It is nearly played out because of the overstock in Home Goods, but oh well.
What I am realizing through the years is that I am the person who spends the most time in my home. I am here all of the damn time. I don't have enough visitors to where I should care if everything looks like a show room. I like quirky things, I like a lot of color, I like certain knick knacks, flea market finds, stacks of books everywhere. It has to feel good to ME. It has to smell good. I like fresh flowers,
|I always get peonies--well, in May I do|
|Some of my flea market finds|
If someone visits me, they are coming into my world. I have mismatched English teacups, tin plaid camping mugs from the 50s and different cocktail napkins for every season. What I am saying to you folks, is that you should make your place into the happiest spot, not just the most upgraded. Don't just live in a space that is purely modeled for resale value or to be on trend. Bring those little pieces of beauty and love into your homes, your apartments, or even just your rooms. That is my bossy little speech for the evening!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Did you guys have Fresh 'n Fancy!? I had one of their makeup kits- it wasn't this one above- it was one where you actually shot creamy goo into hollow, fat, pink pencils; waited for the goo to dry, and then sharpened those suckers. The lipsticks were NEON bright, deep pink, and a glowing red. The eye pencils were super bright creamy blue and of course lavender- what else?! I also had Fresh 'n Fancy hair extension kit where you could make streaks in the extensions and stick them in your nine year old hair. Uh, YES PLEASE!
Anyway, I have continued to have wayyyyyy too theatrical of make-up for everyday use, and I blame it on both this toy, and the Barbie Head- the makeup that came with it was meant for Phyllis Diller.
All right, off my chest.
Love you guys! Had to disable comments because I was getting depressed from so many people hating my guts- but for those of you who don't, thank you!!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
So I researched it a little, and here is the deal. Mr. Rogers, (his name was Fred by the way) was on a live TV show in the early fifties as a puppeteer- and he used many of those same puppets on the show we all watched in later years. It was on the live show that he started wearing those famous sneakers that he always changed into, because they were quieter than loud-ass tappy shoes and didnt disturb the show. Hmm- who knew? Anyway, they never showed him on the show, he was just the guy doing the puppets. After that he did some Canadian show where they built awesome sets, like a castle and what not, and he actually brought a lot of those cool sets to the States when he decided to do his own show.
Mr. Rogers thought kids' shows at the time were too crazy and in-your-face, and he wanted to do something slower paced and more calm. He thought kids could spot a phony a mile away, so he talked in his regular voice, red his fish, and tried to be his honest self, which is what we saw.
It was in 1968 that the show started to be on in the states- it was funded by Sears. Had no idea! Thank you Sears! He sang "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" to us as he changed into his cardigan and what not- and If you recall, there was a little red and yellow trolley that rolled by with some fast piano music, and it took us into the Land of Make-Believe. The real Mr. Rogers always liked trolleys, so he decided to have one on the show. The trolley went through a cool tunnel in the wall- I always liked that part.
There was also Picture Picture- do you remember that? It was like a screen in a picture frame where he showed us things.
There were a bunch of characters in the land of Make-Believe- the one I remember most was King Friday- he always used big words and sounded important. His wife was Sara Saturday (cute, huh?) and they had that son, Prince Tuesday. Mr. Roger's real life wife was named Sara, he named the puppet after her. Awww Freddie. I loved the castle! These images are from imgarcade.com, if you want to see more.
There was an owl named "X" in a tree, and my favorite, Henrietta Pussycat, who was a cute lil thing. She always used the word meow- such as "I need to meow meow before I meow myself to death."
I am sure none of you forgot Lady Elaine Fairchild and that little yellow tiger, Daniel.
Mr Rogers couldn't stand ad-libbing and was a perfectionist- I can relate. He actually guest-starred on Sesame Street once- I must have missed that!
He passed away in 2003=( One city put up this billboard:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thank you Tom for answering my questions and for giving us some insight into your brain!
Buy his book here on Amazon- Again, it is called
The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager! A Memoir by Tom Harvey. Here is the description below- doesn't it sound awesome?
The decade of the 1980s has been called the Decade of Decadence. Decadence is defined as "the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay" or my favorite, "unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence." For a decade that brought us Cabbage Patch Kids, Garbage Pail Kids, leg-warmers and New Wave, was it really a state of deterioration?! For one kid growing up in the Central Valley of California, it was a time of self-discovery . . . a transformation from a kid, to a teenager, to a young adult . . . his growing up years. At times utterly hilarious, at times poignant and powerful, Tom relives his teenage years in this true-to-the-last-word memoir. Where were you when John Lennon died? When the Space Shuttle blew up? When Lawrence Taylor ended Joe Theisman's career on live TV? When the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked Game 3 of the 1989 World Series? Tom will tell you where he was and what it meant to him. You'll also hear about first kisses, first loves, a joke about your Uranus, avoiding fistfights, the joys of minimum-wage jobs, college roommates, and WHOLE LOT MORE. If you're one of the 70 million Americans who can claim at least one teen year in the decade, you can relate to the era . . . if your kids can't understand your fondness for your Breakfast Club and Princess Bride DVDs, this book may teach them a thing or two about YOUR growing up years. Go ahead, say the word "bitchen" outloud. Yeah, it was a bitchen time, the Eighties . .
Til next time, folks!