Friday, January 30, 2009
American Idol - you know I'm front and center each night it's on. It's fun to watch with the kids although I am totally ready to get the show on the road. Enough with the auditions! I can handle Hollywood week which is coming soon thank goodness! The new judge isn't really leaving me a good nor bad impression, she's just "there". Randy is still my favorite. His inappropriate laughing is infectious! My favorite bad audition by far is bearded guy singing a droll "Walking on Sunshine" which I've been doing a lot around the house. Always a crowd pleaser!
Real World Brooklyn - How is it that I am approaching 40 and still watch this show? It's one of life's great mysteries if you ask me. I have been with this show since it's first season and I still call it the pioneer in the reality shows. The cast is pretty good this season, but even if they weren't I have a feeling I'd still watch it.
Real Housewives of OC - Can't look away from this show and NYC is back in Feb. Jeana's sons are seriously the RUDEST boys, they should be ashamed of themselves they way treat her. Still not caring for Tamra either!
Top Chef - Can't get enough! I think I am routing for Jamie or Stefan. Haven't seen last night's episode yet. I kind of like crazy Carla too :)
Lost - love, love, love Lost! It doesn't frustrate me like it does some b/c I look at like a great movie I don't want to end. If you have never seen this show, I command you to sign up for Netflix and get the previous seasons. It's awesome and you're really missing out on good stuff!
The Office and 30 Rock - 2 words... so funny
Big Love - only show on HBO I am watching regularly. I think Chloe Sevigny is SO good on this show.
Rescue Me - on FX is another favorite - I recommend this on Netflix too! New season starts in March and I can't wait!! Dennis Leary is really good!
60 Minutes - ok not really (although I do like the show) but needed to bump up this list intellectually :)
As you can see I am pretty booked in the tv world but would love to hear your "not to be missed" line up! I'll leave with this...... enjoy (and ps that is not me laughing in the background - I pulled it off youtube)!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Being the ever organized mother I was late to sign up and all that was left was "Q" and "X" - good grief! Q seemed ridiculous and I didn't think the kids would be up for roasted quail so I signed up for X. I had to put the old thinking cap on and came across this AWESOME cookie cutter site. Seriously they have every shape you can think of..... including the letter X. Thank you to the Cookie Cutter Shop! You must check out their site - so fun! xo, Brie
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I joined a class at my YMCA called "The Circuit" it meets once a week for 45 minutes and my favorite spin instructor is running it. You basically go through a series of 12-14 exercise cycles (twice) and do each for 20 - 30 seconds until she calls time and then you switch to the next one. It combines weights, cardio and floor exercises. Sounds easy, right? That's what I thought.... it's not. I am in week 2 now and am SORE. I do love it though!! This is a random pic, but you get the idea... ours is not set up in a circle thank God!
Keeks recommended this cleanse she found at Whole Foods put out by their 365 line.
It sells for about 18 dollars and is a series of vitamins and fiber that you take for 2 weeks and it is supposed to remove toxins from your system. I really like it!! I haven't lost a single pound on it but still feel better for some reason!
There are quite a lot of capsules to take and I am not going to lie... they are big and there are quite a few to take. I choked them down for the first 4 days but then it got easier.
Just for a size reference here's a nickel next to these super sized fiber capsules
and here's how many you take every night for week one! Ay carumba!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Oh how I loved the picture page segment of Captain Kangaroo. I was quite jealous that I couldn't play along b/c I never actually had the picture pages and I longed for the cool beepy pen! Did anyone actually have the picture pages? I'm guessing no :) You Tube is the greatest! xo, Brie
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here are your random numbers:7
Timestamp: 2009-01-15 15:10:38 UTC
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
PS Can someone tell Mr. KB this dashing young man in the speedo on the bear skin/stay puff marshmellow man frosting rug HAS to be my 40th bday cake!!!! xo, Brie
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Except he didn't spell cent right. Instead of the "e" another vowel was used. I'll let you figure out the rest..... always, always, always proof read! See you next Tuesday (sorry couldn't resist) xo, Brie
bonus bonus bonus - I have never seen this... mooncystal on youtube has ALL 17 installments of this! Love it!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
It is also going to require me going grocery shopping once a week which I seriously hate to do!! I am hoping since I am going to be approaching this trip in such an organized fashion that it won't be a painful for me :)
So here's week one
Sunday Asian Pork Tenderloin (never made this before but it's a Southern living recipe I found on the Organizing Junkie site- really easy so I hope it's good!)
Monday Spaghetti and Meatballs
Tuesday - sandwich night (Tuesdays are busy with activities and I also refuse to cook when the cleaning lady comes every other week)
Wednesday - hamburgers
Thursday - Chicken cutlets
Friday - make your own pizza
Saturday - we're having friends over for dinner so that's a whole separate trip to the store - a party requires my undivided attention and I can't mix the 2 :)
So there you have it! What's for dinner? xo, Brie
Friday, January 2, 2009
I am pleased to report that I finally finished the book!! It is a quick, easy, light read and I actually enjoyed it very much. I think it's the "inquiring mind" in me :)
In the spirit of paying it forward, I am happy to ship this to you if you would like to read it. Maybe you can give it away to another lucky reader on your blog when you are done. Leave me a comment if you are interested and I will randomly select someone next week. I am hitting the Twilight series next - another 2009 resolution involves more reading!! xo, Brie
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I found another year in review video. It's not as good as last years' but it was the best one I could find. xo, Brie
2008 Year In Review - The most popular videos are a click away