Friday, July 2, 2010

Good Times and Sunny Days Rock.

Can I just how much I love being on vacation? So far, even despite the week's starting weather which was rainy, I have had a blast and we didn't even go anywhere. Just stayed home...It's been so relaxing and unstressful. It's going to be rough going back on Sunday...

I've managed to get most of the last of the painting in the bathroom done...J just needs to get the last of the moulding cut so it can get painted and hung and then the bathroom will be done!!!! Done. 100% completely nothing left to do but enjoy done! I love finishing projects; it just makes the house feel more like ours. Granted it should probably already feel that way seeing as how we've been in the house for awhile but I love remodeling and putting our touch on things. Making the remodeling choice easier is the fact that the people who lived here prior to us had absolutely no taste and wallpapered everything is the most gaudy wallpaper imaginable. I'm talking 7 layers of wallpaper in 1 room alone - one of which is a black background with little neon hot pink flowers.

I can't seem to get into the summer television. There doesn't seem to be anything worth watching on or maybe I just haven't seen the right show. Reality television bothers me. I mean Survivor is a joke - if it was truly "survivor" they would strap some cameras to trees, drop them on some no name uncharted island and come back in 12 weeks (or whatever the time frame is) and whoever hasn't looked at the camera and said - I'm done! Get me off this freaking island, I want to go home - splits the pot. Drop the occasional food/fresh water crate...give them a satellite phone to call if someone gets hurt...heck even have a "safety" officer on hand to make sure everything is ok but this "tribal council", immunity contests, and you get voted off stuff is kinda lame and seriously - how is that surviving? Maybe I'm looking at it too literally. I have a tendency to do that.

Another thing I don't get is why reality television has become so popular. I mean I don't understand the draw or where the entertainment is. When I watch a show I want something that's going to have a plot, a flow; I want characters I can relate to (and yes write about but fan fiction is a topic for another blog)...not just watch this (which can be really, really hard if the act is less than talented) then vote for your favorite. I mean what if you liked more than one, how do you choose? Is it fair to any of the contestants to vote more than once? I'm sure there are tons of talented people who have gotten recognized from shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent but I would rather watch a talent show here and there. I mean basically those to shows are equivalent to Star Search that was on Saturday mornings when I was growing up.

On another note I went to see Eclipse this weekend. Excellent movie. I think it stayed closer to the books than any in the series so far. It had far more comedy in it than I expected to see which was nice because it balanced out the seriousness of the storyline. I liked that they incorporated not only the history of the Quileute tribe but also included that of Jasper and Rosalie. I loved how they handled Rosalie's back story; it was very poignant. They probably could have done more visually with Jasper's but it was good all the same. It stunk that they left out the tiny sliver of Alice's back story in Twilight. I mean it wasn't even as though they had to flash back to anything; it was a just a sentence or two in the book. I love when you get character development because it allows you to relate to or dislike a certain character more. Sometimes it even can cause you to see something from a different point of view other than your own. 

Ok time to get post this blog and unplug. I think I hear the sun calling my name again....

Random Fact: Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.


Krista said...

Wanna watch someone really surviving? Check out Survivorman. Now there's a guy who actually survives! :)

Yay for remodelling! I love it, too. There's something so satisfying about making something truly 'yours'. Have a great rest of your vacation!