10 about 2.5

17 05 2011

1.  Much to my dismay, CBS did not rehire Charlie Sheen.

2.  I’m not a fan of many TV shoes — especially sitcoms — but, “Two and a Half Men” with Charlie Sheen rocks my world. Hilarious. I seriously laugh out loud at every episode.

3.  Well, every episode except during that season Charlie was engaged to Chelsea. That season was kinda lame. But, other than that, gut-busting funny.

4.  So, when Charlie went a little crack crazy and CBS fired him, I was understandably saddened.

5.  I kept hoping that they’d hire him back. I realize this hope was fairly ridiculous, considering Charlie called show co-creator Chuck Lorre a “maggot,” “earthworm” and a “stupid, stupid little man” (among other worse names).

6.  I just didn’t see how this extremely popular, successful show could be as highly rated without Charlie, the main character. I love his brother, Alan (Jon Cryer) and the housekeeper, Berta (Conchata Ferrell), but I don’t think they could carry the show (Note: previews on the CBS website that feature Charlie are difficult to find. Bitter much?).

http://www.cbs.com/e/dg0_Ic2BoSmCSFFfqyyJDXSEhSkaEg_c/cbs/1/

7.  So, the search for a Charlie replacement began. Names mentioned: Rob Lowe (hot, but no, doesn’t work for me), Robert Downey Jr. (too much of a movie star), John Stamos (still Uncle Jesse to me) and Hugh Grant (I actually liked this option).

8.  But, the replacement is none of the above. Instead, it’s Ashton Kutcher.

9.  Yuck. Not happy with that choice. AT ALL. I’ll watch an episode or two to see how he’s written into the story line, but totally unappealing choice to me. Boo!

10.  Charlie’s response: “Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … oh wait, so am I!”





10 hot ones about baseball

12 05 2011

1.  I really don’t want to be one of those female baseball fans who only focus on the players’ looks.

2.  I can carry on a conversation about lineups, batting averages and defensive abilities with no mention of hotness.

3.  But, I do have my weak moments — mainly when Derek Jeter is involved. Wow.

Spring training is hot.

4.  And, while watching the Rays-Indians game last night, when the Rays’ announcer said, “Grady Sizemore is hot,” I couldn’t agree more.

5.  He went on to talk about his hot hitting, but I lost him after that. And got lost in Grady Sizemore. Holy hotness.

6.  Ahem. How ‘bout those Indians? First place? Shocking.

7.  And, the Rays are rockin’. People doubted, but I didn’t.

8.  Even after the loss of so many core players, I thought they’d still be good.

9.  I do miss Carl Crawford. But, I really love the addition of Johnny Damon.

10.  I’m kind of sad Manny Ramirez didn’t stick around, but the Rays seem fine (or better) without him.





10 about MC Hammer and a new dog

3 05 2011

1.  If MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit” comes on anywhere at any time, I will do the hand motions.

2.  This usually isn’t a problem … except when I am running.

3.  I’m not the best runner, so I need every bit of energy in me to complete a 3-mile run. When I use energy to make Hammer hand motions, I struggle.

4.  So, I think it’s time to take it off the iPod because, like I said, I can’t help myself. If I hear it, I gotta do it.

5.  I adopted a dog in March, and it’s taken me two full months to get a decent picture of her.

My sweet Chloe

6.  Chloe is about 2 years old. She is a pointer mix according to some people. To others, she’s a hound mix.

7.  She lived on her own for at least one year. She lived under a shed and ate trash from Publix to survive. She had a litter of puppies that were adopted, and once the adoption agency wrangled her (she used to be skittish around people because they used to shoo her away from food), I adopted her.

8.  Chloe rocks! She loves everyone. She’s adapted so well. She hasn’t caused any (OK, many) problems.

9.  As one might guess (due to her past living situation), she does enjoy rooting around in the trash. Once I realized that, it’s easy enough to avoid.

10.  And, she likes to rearrange things while I’m at work. This involves her taking items (mostly shoes) and putting them in her area. Thank goodness she doesn’t chew them; she just moves them.





A Vegas, baby! 10

28 04 2011

1.  For an Elvis lover like me, Vegas is my kinda town.

2.  And, for a value-seeker like me (the two-for-one tickets screamed my name), Viva Elvis is my kinda show.

Viva Elvis in Viva Las Vegas!

3.  Well, and the fact the entire show revolves around Elvis. And, it’s by Cirque du Soleil. WINNING! (Side note: I heard the phrase “WINNING!” constantly in Vegas, and it always made me smile.)

4.  Seriously, if you’re ever in Vegas (and everyone should be at some point), check out this show: http://www.arialasvegas.com/viva-elvis/

5.  Even without the Elvis ties (and Elvi on the streets, in shows and in wedding chapels), Vegas is still a rockin’ place to be.

Takin' care of business in a flash

6.  Upon touching down in Vegas, the plane erupts into cheers (may as well just call the flight attendants “bartenders” on this flight).

7.  This city seriously never sleeps — perfect for the night owl in me.

Rockin' all night

8.  Anything goes. This includes fashion. Seriously. A-nee-thang.

9.  Shopping is supreme. And abundant.

10.  Entertainment is (or can be) free: hotels with different, grandiose themes all in walking distance (I love a good value — especially something free).





10 about monsters and crazies

19 04 2011

1.  Lady Gaga was in town this weekend. I did not care, but everyone else seemed to care (in a major way).

2.  I think my friend had the best description of Lady Gaga: “she’s the adult version of that kid in high school drama class who tried way too hard to be edgy.” I couldn’t agree more.

3.  I’ve said it before: I like her music and her voice. I hear she puts on a fantastic show. I just feel like it’s a bit contrived and over the top.

4.  Charlie Sheen will be in town this weekend.

5.  I’ve loved Charlie for years (almost 20, in fact). If he’s in town, I want to be there.

6.  But, tickets are expensive, and I don’t want his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour: Defeat is not an Option Tour to ruin my image of him — that of a funny, talented, honest, smart actor that loves baseball. I’m afraid the show will expose a different side — that of a bitter, cursing, honest, crazy actor that loves baseball.

7.  So, I am leaving town; because, despite my reservations, I know if I’m here and Charlie’s here, I’d end up at the show.

8.  Instead of spending $200 on Charlie, I’m spending it on Vegas (rather Charliesque)!

9.  With a free flight to burn and a free hotel for three nights, what have I got to lose?

10.  Not much since I’m not a big gambler.





10 addicted ones

14 04 2011

1.  OK, it’s official. I’ll like anything Bruno Mars sings.

2.  This is proof. This is song is about nothing. It has a grammatical error. Yet, I can’t get enough.

3.  I should not like this song. The proofreader in me corrects it every time he sings it.

4.  I’m not sure what it is about this dude, but I’m becoming addicted.

5.  Maybe it’s the Hawaiian feel. Love that relaxed vibe. I also love-love-love Hawaii.  (Every time I type “Hawaii,” I spell it out like Mase in “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”: spend time in H-A-W-A-I-I. On a side note: that is a major jam. On another side note: I heart ’90s rap).

6.  Puff Daddy (as he was known back in the day, and how I will continue to refer to him) and Mase inspired me to start a rap group.

7.  Um, yeah. Mainly this group involved imitating Mase and Puffy. So, I’d rap in front, then H-Train (my rap partner in crime) would push her way to the front and rap. Then, I’d push her out of the way and rap. Then, she’d do it. Then, me. Repeat, repeat and repeat. Ta-da! Mase and Puff Daddy video complete.

8.  Sadly, this group didn’t really go any further than H-Train’s living room. Although occasionally we’d pull it out at parties, and let me tell you: we were a hit.

9.  Maybe, like all ’90s rap, it’s time for our comeback.

10.  Can’t nobody hold me down… ohh no. I got to keep on movin’.





10 about the most wonderful time of the year

29 03 2011

1.  It’s my favorite time of year in Florida: spring training time!

2.  Dad visits, and we hit baseball games each day.

3.  This year: four (Yankees) games in four days. 

Yankees vs. Blue Jays

4.  AJ Burnett had an ugly outing. Derek Jeter is far from anything remotely ugly.

AJ's u-g-l-y outing

5.  Mariano Rivera pitched a lights-out inning.

6.  Alex Rodriguez hit home runs in two games, but I didn’t see Cameron Diaz, who is supposedly in town to watch her man.

7.  I saw Yogi Berra, who is the cutest man; Reggie Jackson, who isn’t the friendliest of fellas; and Lou Piniella, who is not sweet (as his nickname may lead you to believe). 

8.  I saw Manny Ramirez in a Rays’ uniform, and I liked it.

9.  I saw Johnny Damon in left field for the Rays. I liked it, but he made me miss Carl Crawford.

10.  I avoided sunburn! Huge victory for the extremely pale-skinned girl!