Monday, July 15, 2013

Reality TV Junkie

One of my guilty secrets . . . I am a reality TV junkie!

I do have SOME standards, I don't watch them all.  I've never seen an episode of the Kardashians nor do I have any idea why Honey Boo Boo is on the air.

But give me some Housewives of just about ANY city (except Washington DC and now New York is off of my radar) and I will tell you all about the ladies, their men, their kids, who fights with whom and who is right and wrong.  And don't get me started on my Andy Cohen!  I want him to be MY gay BFF!!

I know absolutely nothing about fashion. I tend to buy my clothes at the Mart.  Wal or K, it doesn't matter to me.  But heaven knows I won't miss an episode of Project Runway!  I love me some Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum!  I just got started on another train wreck, I mean reality show, on Lifetime.  Pretty Wicked Moms.  Are you kidding me?  Vapid isn't a strong enough word.  But I love it anyway.

There's not many cooking reality shows that I don't watch, even though I can barely boil water myself.  America's Worst Cook?  Love it.  Hell's Kitchen?  Can't miss it.  Top Chef?  Loving my Tom Colicchio!

I could go on and on and on.  I haven't even started on Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers and a slew of other reality TV shows that I waste my time on.  Do you see why I spend so much money on cable/satellite dish access?  I do have a sickness!

But the worst one I watch . . . the biggest train wreck on MY opinion . . .

The Bachelorette!!!  Or the Bachelor!!!  Both equally as terrible!

You get one single gal or guy, and then bring 25 single guys or gals around to try to compete to see who gets to profess their love for the bachelorette or bachelor and propose marriage!  I've been watching this show for a long time.  It's rare of one of the "contestants" on this show isn't educated.  So you have 25 educated, beautiful people, making an ass of themselves on national TV for their 15 minutes of fame.  C'mon, people!  Is this country great or what?!!!

Even though I bad talk this show, I always pick out MY favorites, and I know who should be kicked to the curb every week and who should be given a rose to stay.  And, every year, once the show has wrapped up and the inevitable press release comes out that says the latest couple has agreed to part ways and they are not getting married, I always tear up just a little.  Hey!  Who of you that watch the show didn't get upset when Allie and Roberto broke up???  Aww, that was horrible!  I'm surprised that Sean and Catherine haven't announced THEIR break up yet!  But wait for it . . . it's coming!  Mark my words!

Which leaves us with this season of the Bathelorette.  I have had my front runners since the beginning of the season and honestly, Michael was right at the top.  He's a little cutie, a federal prosecutor, and seemed like a nice guy.  I was SHOCKED when he was sent packing on the last episode.  I thought for sure that Desiree has lost her mind when she kept one of the other guys and let Michael go.

Until his exit interview in the mini van.

He called his Mom.

He told Mom something along the lines that Mom's not going to get to meet Desiree after all, and why does this always happen to him????

Um, dude.  A federal prosecutor and you call your Mom to cry on her shoulder???  On national TV?  Hmm, maybe Desiree got it right after all.  I'm not too pumped on any of the guys that are left, so it really doesn't matter which of the final four she has get down on one knee to propose to her.  But I'll still keep watching.  Maybe there will be more TV gold of someone calling Mommy to cry that he got dumped.  We can only hope.

Tune in tonight.  You know I'll be there!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Party in Sheffield Lake!

Our neighboring city to the east of us is Sheffield Lake.  Sheffield Lake is celebrating their Community Days this weekend.

You know I love a fair and I love a parade!  The weather finally took a turn for the better and it was a gorgeous night for a parade.  The grassy areas were filled with water and mud, but as long as you watched where you were walking, all was good.  Plus, there was a surprise at the end of the parade so I had to be there!

A fair has to have rides and fun!

There was a lot to see and do and of course eat, all through the fair.

And while this was not Weight Watchers friendly, it was worth each of the 30 points I took for it!  Yum!

Then it was time to try to get a good spot for the parade.  I thought there were a lot of people, but regulars at this parade thought the turn out was sparse.  Well, I think I stole some one's fun because I had a blast at the parade.  People were lining up early:

This parade started with the hotties.  That would be men in uniform for anyone that doesn't know me!

My personal favorite, the firemen!!  The neighboring towns showed up to represent!

Next, came the Colors.  I may not forward a ton of emails to "prove I love this country" but I do love this country.  I cry every time I hear the National Anthem, I am grateful to all service men and women past present and future, and seeing the Colors fly, gives me goosebumps.

A lot of people were either not taught correctly or have forgotten what to do when the flag is flying or the National Anthem is playing.  This gentleman in front of me, stood up as the Colors went by, took off his hat and placed it over his heart.

I wanted to give a shout out to this gentleman for doing the RIGHT thing and setting a great example.  Thank you sir, for your service.

I wish I would have switched to video mode for this float!  This was one of them hover crafts and they had a blast with it!  Everyone dressed as Star Wars characters and they had that hover craft DANCING in the street!  Props, people!

The only negative thing I could say about this parade was that there was only ONE marching band.  Next to the emergency vehicles, the marching bands are my favorite!  This was a large marching band but still . . . you can never have too many of them in a parade!  Kudos to Brookside High School band.  Good job!

Wowway digital cable and high speed internet had a great float!

And no parade is complete without Santa!  I guess this means that Christmas is almost here!  Yikes!!

What a great evening.  The celebration is happening all weekend, so if you're looking for something to do, head over to the Shoreway Shopping Plaza at 4128 Lake Road.

There always has to be one bad apple or moron in any group.  This is a family event, and full of kids.  What in the heck was this moron thinking when he got dressed to go out in public?

You want to wear that shirt out at the bar or out with your friends, have at it.  At a festival with your KIDS, that's just wrong.

Moron aside, it was a great time.  And a great excuse to dust off my camera and get out there taking pictures!