Monday, August 31, 2009

I Love – Family Game Night Edition

I love the Wii Sports Resort game with the Motion Plus accessory! And I LOVE LOVE playing these games with my family!

Wii Sports Resort is one of the newer Wii games and it features an array of games that you can play using your Mii. You can compete in Swordplay (personal fav), Wakeboarding (I am the high scorer bitches), Frisbee, Archery, Basketball, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Power Cruising, Canoeing (can be dangerous, move cups out of the way), Cycling, Air Sports and as you play you can unlock different variations of all these games.

The newest addition to the Wii world is the Wii MotionPlus accessory. “It connects to your Wii Remote, and the accessory's additional sensors respond to the slightest motion of your wrist, allowing your most subtle movements to deliver impressive results on screen.” Basically, it makes the Wii even MORE realistic than before and more games (like Tiger Woods Golf 2010) have this new feature.

A month or so ago our parents got us this game and this past weekend, my parents came up to visit and surprised us with a couple more motion plus accessories for our Wii Remotes and made it known that some Wii Resort playing would be going down this weekend. Saturday night we got our Wii on till after 1:30 am, and let me tell you – it was a BLAST! I love playing these games with my family and we all get into the game (though they may say I am the most competitive) and we just laugh a lot and have a fantastic time together!

I seriously recommend this game, it is my new favorite Wii game. The game is $49.95 and comes with one Wii MotionPlus. You will need to buy at least one more to play against people, they are $19.95.

Tip: ALWAYS wear your Wii remote secured tightly around your wrist when you play ALL these games. Also, make sure there are no glasses of water around you (oops, my bad), and make sure you are more than arms length away from people or anything breakable. Oh, and stretch before playing to avoid any Wii-njuries that may occur.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That....

I haven’t really had anything overly interesting to blog about recently, so I decided to just write down some random topics/updates I was thinking about.

- I was listening to my radio the other day and the 3 Doors Down song “Let Me Be Myself” came on. I didn’t think of the band but rather instantly thought of the Geico commercials with the caveman. That is good marketing.

- Since I started using Twitter I feel I am unable to come up with blog posts on a regular basis. I think it is because I feel I need to write them in 140 characters or less. (hence this post) Not cool.

- While stopped at a stop light I saw this lady (who was in the car by herself) park her car downtown BG. She got out of her car and locked her doors with her car remote and then double checked the handle to make sure it was locked. She walked a good way down the street and into a store. What was weird about that - She left ALL 4 of the windows down in the car. Hmmmmm, at least her car was locked.

- Someone gave me a file the other day at work and then proceeded to do the Heisman pose. What do you say to that.

- Starbucks has these new smoothies. I tried the Strawberry Banana Vivanno™ Smoothie. “It is a whole banana, real strawberry puree and 2% milk blended with ice and our proprietary whey protein & fiber powder.” It has 270 calories and .5g of fat. Delicious. I want to try the Orange Mango Banana one as well, but not so much the Banana Chocolate.

- I like Clementine’s because they are sweet, dainty & delicious.

- Terry quote of the week: "I think I am going to McDonalds for lunch today. I want something bad for me so I can get a McStomachache and I really want a McGut."

- We had to pay $796 for Terry’s school books THIS semester. Barf. It is seriously ridiculous what the publishers and schools charge for books. I am not kidding when I say it should be illegal, there should be a cap on that. And to make matters worse 3 of the 4 classes he took were only 100 level classes. WTF?! I guess for Christmas this year we will be passing out philosophy, biology, and computer books as presents.

- Terry has taken over our Netflix account. He just returned Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, being sent today is Psycho Beach Party, and in the queue are Trailer Park Boys: Season 3 and Iron Maiden: The Early Years. I think I need to add some more girlie movies back to the queue.

- My mom will be proud of this: I HATE to shop and I went to Kohls a couple weeks ago because I needed a couple things. (I stress needed as infact I DID need stuff as I do not just go shopping for the fun of it.) While I was there I found a few shirts that I loved and they were on sale, plus I had a coupon & a gift card. I ended up buying them and was thrilled at the final price I paid. Total original purchase price: $156; Total after sale price & coupon:$37.12; Total after gift card: $5.36! Yes, I got $156 worth of clothes for $5.36 out of pocket! Awesome.

- I wish all shirts, especially work shirts, would screen on the tag instead of having a physical tag. The screen tag isn’t itchy and it doesn’t hang out of your shirt. It is brilliant.

- My sister and I colored my hair a darker brown last night. Though I wanted a darker brown, I was not sure if I went too dark. One of the ladies noticed my hair and said she liked it. I mentioned that I thought it may be a little too dark for me to which she said this…. “I have always liked your hair darker. It looks really pretty and looks good on you. It makes your hair look even thicker and very luscious.” I love her. That totally made my day!

- Speaking of hair, I need a hair cut BAD and I am glad I have one this Saturday. My split ends are horrible, which of course I really noticed when I colored my hair from light brown to dark brown. I look down at my hair and see all these tiny white specks on the ends of my hair. Not attractive.

- I am SO happy good reality TV is on right now. Top Chef, Project Runway, Ghost Hunters, My wait, scratch that last one.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Latest Celeb to Think They Can Find “Love” on a VH1 Reality Show

So VH1 found another former celebrity who doesn’t have anything better to do so he stars in his own reality show where he claims he is looking for a real and serious relationship...... with of course some random girl picked by the VH1 marketing department. Antonio Sabato Jr. is looking for true love in Hawaii and there are 13 eager ladies looking to win his love. (Love that also comes with a big bank account and 15 minutes of fame.)

Here is what was on the website announcing the show. I thought some parts were not completely accurate, so I made revisions where necessary.

Ultimate only available bachelor Antonio Sabato Jr. is looking for love work — and VH1 captures every twist and turn of the battle for his heart money in My Antonio. Thirteen beautiful women money hungry sluts travel to an exotic paradise Sandals Resort in Hawaii, hoping to make a love sexual connection with the General Hospital star, Calvin Klein underwear model and hunk extraordinaire(is that last one actually on his resume??). Who will win the heart one night stand of one of the most desired men on the planet only single guy with a six pack wanting to do this show? Find out on My Antonio, premiering Sunday, August 16th, 2009 at 10:00 PM* on VH1.”

So here is to yet another show giving hope to the everyday skank and giving her the chance to live out her "celebrity" dreams by dressing provocatively, acting like an idiot on TV, drinking crazy amounts of alcohol, bitch slapping other women, and just plain old making a fool of themselves so to ultimately make out (or have sex) with someone who use to be famous.

Needless to say, I will watch this.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Make sure your DVR's are set...or even better just don't plan to do anything at all tonight except sit in front of your TV and watch Project Runway! The new season of Project Runway starts tonight at 10pm on Lifetime. But that is not it, at 8pm tonight there is a 2 hour All-Star Project Runway Special. Awesome.

What a great week for TV. 3 hours of Project Runway tonight. Last night was 2 1/2 hours of Top Chef and the new Season kicked off. And the new season of Ghost Hunters was last night.

(I think I love TV too much)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I Think My Blog Is Broken...

I am sad as I think my blog is sick.

I will post things and they just don't post, things I do post don't appear on the blog rolls, and my blog roll on the side is outdated.

I tried changing the template, editing things on my blog, and still for a week it has not been acting right. Even the page I create posts at hasn't looked right for months. I don't know what to do, but I hope it fixes itself soon. I am only posting this hoping that it works and everything goes back to normal, but then again it may not post or you may not know it posted and once again I have no idea what to do.

Any ideas/suggestions let me know.

bad blog :(

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A True Music Icon.

(Oh, hold on I was just watching yet another Michael Jackson special on TV nearly 2 months after his passing. Ok, now I can get back to this apparently not so important news.)

In case you haven’t heard (which wouldn’t be a surprise) Les Paul passed away earlier this week. Who is Les Paul, he is only the inventor of the first solid body electric guitar and basically the Father of the Electric Guitar as well as the person who created different recording techniques, specifically multitrack recording. (Recording each element separately, from the vocals to instrumentation on different tracks, they could be mixed and layered, adding to the richness in sound.)

It wasn’t necessarily a surprise he passed away as he was 94 years old, however I do believe he should be honored for everything he has done. This man was a true genius and what he created whether it was in the form of guitars, music, or the way he recorded music truly revolutionized ALL music that we listen to today.

Read more from Wikipedia, HERE.

Check out the Rolling Stones article on Les Paul HERE.

My family and I were lucky enough to see him be honored and actually play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music Masters ceremony last year in Cleveland. Slash, Billy Gibbons, Richie Sambora, just to name a few honored this man and all his accomplishments. It was an AMAZING show. My blog post here. Innovative individuals like this, who truly transform the way we hear music and experience music, should be recognized for all that they have done. Though he may not have been an important story in the news world this week, anyone who plays a guitar or appreciates music for what it is today owes it all to this man here and we should pay tribute to all that he has done for music!

Below is a video and a perfect example of his playing.

Here is Les Paul playing part of Somewhere over the Rainbow...on his 93rd birthday!!! He played this at the American Music Masters we saw him at and I nearly cried. It was simply beautiful.

This is funny and more so it shows what exactly he did with multi-tracking