Quote for the Day:
â€œTo know how to hide one’s ability is great skill.â€
–Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French Classical Writer
I spaced and forgot about American Idol last night. I was kinda busy once I hit the door. After I picked up the kiddo, I had to run by the grocery store to get something for school tomorrow, then to Chick Fil A for dinner. By the time we got home, it was nearly 6:30. After we ate, watched cartoons, and played a little bit, it was bathtime. Because I was doing the bath early since it was LOST night.
Okay – “The Other” dude in the jungle was kinda scary. And Jack is SO jealous of Kate liking Sawyer. And WOO! There was MUCH Josh in the show last night and he was soooo beautiful. When he was sweating in the jungle and looking all ticked off at The Other dude…wow. Be still my heart.
Anyway… got the boy all ready for bed and banished him to the front living room while LOST was on. I just never know how violent thatâ€™s going to be (not that itâ€™s all that violent, but when youâ€™re 4 â€“ itâ€™s kinda scary). Afterwards, it was off to bed for the little boy and he was scared from the wind howling outside.
And boy was it ever howling. The house was even creaking. He told me, â€œMom, please sleep with me and protect me.â€ I then explained to him that I was in the same house with him, with all the doors and windows locked up tight and I WOULD protect him. So to make things a little easier on him, I gave him Sprocky and Skittles (two stuffed dogs), tucked him in, and turned on the bathroom light.
He was out in 2.3 seconds.
I decided since I was home alone and kinda bored Iâ€™d watch some late night TV. Watched the tail end of the hockey game and saw the Stars get spanked. What is wrong with them lately? Then I flipped through the channels and came across the Fox movie channel. They were showing Masque of the Red Death with Vincent Price (circa 1964). I only caught the last 10 minutes and it was about all I could stand to watch. The sets were like something off the original Star Trek show, the music was awful, and the acting was downright cheesy. It was supposed to be a horror, but all I could do was sit there and stay in horrified disbelief that it was even getting airtime.
(By the way, having a television set in the bedroom is the #1 reason why I have insomnia.)
Anyway, so I flipped channels and landed on HGTV. I love the decorating shows and they had a very interesting show about a couple building their dream house. On the slide of a slope in Colorado. And they went $120,000 OVER BUDGET. Okay â€“ um â€“ DAMN on that. The couple â€“ who found out mid-construction they were pregnant â€“ had to excavate the hillside to get down to the bedrock as the foundation of this house. They drilled piers (which was cool). The house is very modern and veryâ€¦ umâ€¦ ugly. But Iâ€™m more of a traditionalist, so what do I know? The dude is an architect and started his own architectural business so, naturally, he thought he could design-build his dream house with nary a problem.
Welcome to the world of construction, dude.
After that, there was this disturbing make-over show called Freestyle. Some dude just comes into the peopleâ€™s place and â€¦ rearranges all the furniture. They spend no money for an instant make-over. Well no shit. I couldnâ€™t help but wonder, though, what the hellâ€¦? I think I could definitely be paid to do that. It was probably the worst make-over show Iâ€™ve ever seen.
Okay enough of this. Iâ€™m starving and I need lunch. All I can think about is food!