Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A Day With the Tube, Book, and a Snot Rag
Okay, who the HECK gave me this stinkin' cold? Whoever you are, whoever DARED to breathe your germ breath on me, you KNOW who you are, and you're EVIL. My nose is about to rot off from all the Kleenex. And NOTHING was on TV today. NOTHING.

I tried to watch Regis and Kelly, but Kelly is so skinny I got mad. Then on The View they were talking about exercise equipment. YAWN!!! Then I tried to take in some General Hospital, and I haven't really watched it in a few years, and I'm like WHO are these people? Where are Luke and Laura? Frisco and Felicia? Anna and Scorpio?

Then What Not to Wear came on and it was okay. After that some show was on like Ten Years Younger maybe? They put you in a clear box in the middle of the city and let 100 (one hundred!!) people stop by, comment on you, and guess your age, which will be like 50 years older than you really are. And the participant has this horrible sob story of being made fun of and feeling unworthy. And the host says, "Great! Okay, let's take a look at everyone's comments!" And he plays it all back for her on a computer--every hideous comment. AUGHH! The contestant didn't look too scarred, but I wanted to call in a double order of some anti-depressants for myself!

Then Ellen bored me with a cooking segment (see reaction to exercise equipment), and I can't even remember what Dr. Oz was talking about on Oprah.

And in between all that and blowing my nose and chugging illegal OJ (How I've missed you!) I read a lot more of Eclipse. This book bothers me. It just does. I still don't relate to having the hots for a vampire as a teen girl. Of course, when I was in high school, I had the hots for a man named Tom Cruise, so what do I know? But in this book, not only does the main character, Bella, have her vampy boyfriend, but she also has the opportunity to drop him for her best friend Jacob--who's a werewolf. I once dated a guy who didn't wear his seatbelt and thought THAT was living on the wild side.

Okay, we interrupt your regularly scheduled blog for a good nose blowing session, so I will finish my rant on why girls should never date non-humans later in the week.

Before I go, I wanted to share this commercial that STILL makes me laugh. I know everyone's seen it, but the part where the wolf spits that bird out and starts singing without missing a beat CRACKS me up.

Did you see his eyes and facial expression? That's good stuff.

More later.
When phlegm isn't swimming in my head and it's not 60s night on American Idol.

  posted at 7:06 AM  

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Brittanie said...

My sister loves this ad. Her favorite part is where the wolf eats the bird and spits it back out. :)

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about your cold. I wondered where you were today but with all the goings on it was tough to stay focused.

I do love that commercial!! It always make me laugh...and sing!


At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Bethany said...

LOL your blogs always make me laugh so hard! I know what cold you have, though.. it's going around here, even in VA, and I've still got symptoms, a week and a half later. (hope I'm not depressing you!)

And the ten years younger show is like TERRIBLE! I totally identify with how it made you feel. And about nothing ever being on TV. happens a lot to me when I'm sick. :(

Gotta run! ~Bethany

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I am just glad you do not have the flu like I do!! Obviously, the evil germ spreader has been infecting all of Northwest Arkansas. GROSS!! Hope you're better today!

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Jenny B. Jones said...

Maybe we've all been making out with the same person...

Just a thought.
Gonna go blow my nose and cough some more.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

Would that be the vampire or the werewolf?

At 9:36 PM, Blogger MarySnyder said...

I hear you on the whole vampire thing. I read the whole series and I just couldn't get over the Edward is cold as stone part. What about that is remotely appealing?

I'm in the "never give up your mortality for a guy" camp.

I'm all for Jacob -- he's literally hot. Think about how great he would be on a cold day. And he's still kind of human...sort of, well when he's not a vampire.
And Tom Cruise was cool back in the day....Top Gun and even back in the Risky Business day.... long before he ever jumped on Oprah's couch. Now Tom is just weird (hmmm, wonder if he's a vampire?)

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous natalie said...

I had a crush on all the guys on the Mickey Mouse Club (and also Jonothan Brandis and Zack Morris) BUT I did think Tom was a cutie in Far and Away.

I just read Twilight and I really liked it. I'm weird enough to see the appeal. It's not that I've dated any Vampires or guys who glittered in the sunlight (though either would have been cooler than burping the pledge of allegiance), but I thought that was a fun twist on forbidden love. At first I wasn't going to read it. I'm not a sci-fi girl, not into campy vampire stuff. What finally sold me (other than everybody talking about it) was I read an interview about the author. Apparently she loves Anne of Green Gables. Who knew?! :) I'm starting the second one tomorrow. I hear it moves kind of slow though :-/ (Did you guys know Cedric from the Harry Potter movies is playing Edward in the movie? I think he's perfect for that role!)

* I swear I'm not a complete nerd. Only a moderate one.

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Jenny B. Jones said...

I think Cedric will be good for Edward too. I'm not sure about the choice for Bella though. I do think Twilight is a great idea. And book is slow. But I think that's the pace of the books from this point on. The new one is out in August I think. I really think she'll go vamp and it will be about her using her special power. That's kind of hinted at in book III, I thought. So finish book II so you can read it!


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Jenny B. Jones

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I am a teacher in one of the largest high schools in the state. I'm also a writer of Young Adult novels and am currently working on a brand new series. Book three in the Katie Parker Production series, The Big Picture, will hit shelves in April 2008. Stay tuned!

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