Friday, February 26, 2010

Olympics are coming to an end :(

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

I watched a LOT of the Olympics this year. Probably more than any other year, and I've been a big fan of the Olympics since I can remember. Literally... I remember being 8 and being able to recall things that took place during the previous Olympic Games! I remember when the summer and winter Olympics split so that they weren't taking place in the same year anymore. My parents even had a video of the opening ceremonies the year that they had parachuters. I remember Tonya Harding's ex hiring someone to beat up Nancy Kerrigan. I remember the craziness of the Magnificent Seven and Kerri Strug vaulting while horribly injured. And all of the drama around the "broken lace" on the ice skate.

But this Olympics has been so interesting to me... particularly the curling! I had never seen curling before, but it was super-fascinating to me, and my husband and I learned a lot about the sport. In fact, I will even be heading down to the Philadelphia Curling Club tomorrow to take part in an Open House designed to teach people more about the event and even give people a chance to try it!


The Simpsons
(S21E13): um, didn't we have an episode like this years ago? Where all the men were dumb but the women were smart? Didn't we hear all about the famous women in the family then? The "Quit While You're Ahea" was funny, too. Strange joke about Bart being married to Lisa made by Homer... Awesome with the "underclown railroad. Milhouse raining on Lisa's parade was sad. Homer threatening Abe was funny, especially with the A/C temperature. Awesome, the Simpsons are now 1/64 black, haha. And nice tie-in for Canada so they could play the national anthem during the closing credits. Overall, I'm glad we had this episode, since Black History Month has really been neglected this year. Finale to be May 23rd.

Family Guy: not new this week (even though all of the other FOX shows were...). Finale to be May 23rd.

How I Met Your Mother: not new this week

House, M.D.: not new this week. Finale to be May 17th.

Cake Boss (2nd Special): It was a "best of" week, which is funny since the show isn't that old, AND we had a special episode less than a month ago. #5, the Fireworks cake. #4, the Sesame Street cake. And the difficult client, that bratty, bratty girl who destroyed the wedding cake Buddy made and demanded another one. #3, the Nascar cake. #2, the Leaning Tower of Pisa cake. #1, Cream Puff cake. The only thought I had was how Buddy made a big deal about doing the cream puff cake in memory of his dad, and he makes a comment about how it only seemed fitting... which implies that he doesn't make it every year. So was it a ploy by TLC for the whole thing to happen? Or do they not have cake at it normally? Something just didn't add up.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (S02E20): I'd like to see this show get a better intro. Perhaps match the names with the faces, LoL. I liked the deli manager's response to Ricky on the phone. Lauren and Madison want pictures of themselves with baby John to send to their respective boyfriends??!? WEIRD. (or am I weird since I'm a good ten years older than these girls and I have NO desire to have my photo taken with babies? LoL.) oh yeah, Grace and tell Adrian everything will be okay after the latter slept with Ben. And then the lecture comes out. And then Tom lectures Grace. Why would Betty ask the deli lady to be her maid of honor??!? Does the woman have no friends? not even other hookers?? LoL on George assuming that Ashley's new friend is gay just to make things easier, haha. Betty's crossword joke wasn't funny. Ben asked Jack to hit him why?? Ricky'll do that on his own, LoL. And the type of sex that Ben had with Adrian is not the same as the sex that Jack had with Adrian, so I don't think it should have been classified that way. Madison and Lauren have to drive home before 11pm (aka they're tired of watching John), and just dump off the baby with George. Funny Grant scene at the end. I really thought that we would get a glimpse of what Ricky was up to, so the lack of that was surprising.

Table for 12: no idea. and not sure why not.

missing the eps "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself," "back to school"

16 and Pregnant (S02E02): 15 from Michigan. Admits being spoiled. Who in the world has a favorite pasttime of "toilet-papering houses" ?? Started at 30 weeks, which makes me wonder if the show is leaning in the direction of focusing more on motherhood and less on pregnancy. This probably has more of a shock-factor, I guess. Why does she get back with her boyfriend on the first day of school? (for her, mind you. he got expelled.) Interesting that two of Nikkole's friends were trying to tell her that the boy was bad news, kinda like Jenelle's friends tried to talk to her. Nikkole is probably one of the most immature girls we've seen so far. She's also one of the ugliest, but that's a separate issue. "I don't feel like dress shopping" was Josh's deal after he already went to the store with Nikkole and her mom. Size 0 to Size 10 is a pretty drastic change... I don't know that I believe her. Her little brother is so thoughtful... playing RockBand with her and stuff. If she's not due for another two weeks, why stop going to school? I mean, maybe she'll go into labor there, but I imagine she'll have a plan, just like she was elsewhere. It was interesting to see an induction on the show, but Nikkole didn't really seem that caring about how it was gonna go down. Josh wasn't that caring at ALL during labor. He did whatever he wanted, and complained about Nikkole. Josh's mom was more caring about the situation than Josh was! He obviously doesn't love her. 27 hours into labor she's finally ready to deliver, and she doesn't scream all that much, unless they cut that all out. And I think they must've since she had an episiotomy we find out later. She asked her mom what to do when the kid spit up... does she have NO common sense at all?? Josh has some balls to talk to Nikkole's mother that way.
I also kinda wonder if this show will actually cause a few girls to get pregnant just so they can try and be on MTV. Also, for people who live in New York, do they walk home with the baby? Or take a taxi? Seems like a pain in the butt to install a car seat in every taxi you go in... tere must be a method to this.

19 Kids and Counting (S04E04): Sometimes I wonder if they'd have so many children if they didn't have those four older girls to help care for younger children. But then JimBob takes the girls and dumps all the kids on Grandma Duggar, LoL. I thought it was funny that Jinger figured it out right away. You have to be 17 to donate blood, but they still brought Joy, so it was nice that she was treated like an older girl and had that experience of at least observing. I thought it was interesting that Jessa volunteered to go first, and apparently she's just at the weight limit (110 pounds). It must be so hard on them to have to deal with the cooking without the big kitchen and all. I mean, I know they've done it before, but there's more of them now and this is sort of a vacation in a sense. Getting to see Josie's tiny, tiny hand interact with Michelle's finger was nice. I am slightly surprised that JimBob wasn't there when Josie had the feeding tube put in, but I guess that's the way the timing worked out. I'm also surprised that the actual insertion of the feeding tube was videotaped! I was also surprised to see a blanket of sorts and some tiny stuffed animals IN the incubator! I mean, I know that NICU policies are there for a reason, but when you think about how much you're told not to keep anything in the crib with the baby for the first year, I thought it was strange.

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Off season:
Jon and Kate Plus Eight: still missing the finale, "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life"
Wipeout (summer)
Little People, Big World (April)
The Goode Family (watch it Monday nights at 10 on Comedy Central!!)
South Park (next new episode will be on St. Patrick's Day, March 17)
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