A Break Up Letter

Or maybe we’re on a break…

Dear Glee,

I loved you last year. Really, I did. But recently, I’ve been feeling an “It’s not me, it’s you” vibe towards you. I wish, really I wish with everything, that I could say it’s not you, it’s me; but the thing is, I can’t. Maybe I’m in a funk because of the end of LOST, my longest tv relationship. Six years are a lot of a commitment. And for such a show. I thought so much with it, to go from a notebook full of LOST theories to not needing to take notes might be hitting me harder than I thought. But I swear I’m hearing the shark swimming up to your show’s dock… and I think you might be prepping to jump the shark.

It all started on the season premier. Rachel sending a girl to a CRACK HOUSE just because she doesn’t want her to eclipse her own star? Really? Is anyone that mental? I never saw Rachel going that crazy. And I didn’t have an immediate desire to download any of the music after finishing the episode. But I wasn’t going to give up, the next episode was the Britney Spears episode. There had been so much buzz, I hoped against hope that you would be great with this episode. Bring back the Glee I know and love. Not the nasty Sue cookies from last episode. But I couldn’t even make it through the whole episode. The anesthesia induced hallucinations? Really? I don’t remember having any dreams like that when they put me under to take out my wisdom teeth a few years ago. And really? Brittany doesn’t ever brush her teeth, she just gargles soda? Come on… no one is seriously that stupid. Right? Even John Stamos and Puck couldn’t save this episode for me. How do Brittany’s teeth still look so good if she never brushes? Wouldn’t we be able to see the rotting teeth? I understand teeth whitening, but this is crazy… And then the next episode. Really, you’re going to make us think you’re going to make Kurt an orphan? And seriously? A grilled CHEESUS? WTF Glee?! Finn is praying to his Grilled Cheesus. But the final nail came into the coffin last week. You. Took. Puck. To. Juvie. W. T. F.? I put up with all the crap you were putting me through because Puck was still on, and gorgeous, and singing.

I’ll give you a little credit, you gave Mike a song. But half of that credit gets snatched away when you look at the fact that you TOOK MATT OFF THE SHOW!!! What, his storyline isn’t important enough for you? And then you try to sell this Justin Butthead I mean Barbie I mean whatever the hell his last name is lookalike as Puck’s REPLACEMENT? Oh HAILLL to the no, y’all. Puck is a gloriously beautiful bad boy. This kid looks like someone pinched his cheeks too much and they never recovered. And the Justin Whatever look is annoying. I can look at Puck… he’s my favorite age range from me, so I never feel creepy. This kid… blah.

I don’t know Glee, I could be messed up after LOST. But maybe we should just take a break. I’ll forgive you if you bring back Puck and the lovely and talented Kristen Chenoweth. I’ll even watch an April Rhodes episode without Puck. So I guess it’s I’ll resume regular watching when/if Puck comes back. Until then, I’m sorry Glee, but we need a break. And if Puck is gone, I’m sorry, but I just can’t see us going any further. Lame storylines and minimal eye candy don’t give me incentive to watch.

I hope we can work this out. Even if not, I’m sure you’ll be very happy in life, while I count down to the next True Blood season premier. That’s right, True Blood has been showing me that it might be my closest replacement for LOST. I’m sorry to break it to you this way, but that is a Show. But I’ll talk about that later.

Hoping you get better, and we can love again,

Kati

One of Those Summers.

So it’s been a summer. We recently went from a 5 day work week to a 4 day one, and while I’ll be the first to say that I loooove having Fridays off, the rest of the workweek is brutal. I’ll let you know how it goes, so you can see how much you cherish your 7:30 wakeup (in my mind, everyone except those who work where I do get to wake up at 7:30. Just indulge me for now.)

5:30am: Two alarms go off at once, one right next to my bed, and the more annoying one across the room, forcing me to get up. The more annoying one would be my iPhone alarm, which I have set to play Glee’s version of Any Way You Want It/Loving, Touching, Squeezing; which is loud, perky, and all I want to do is TURNITOFFTURNITOFFTURNITOFF!!!! But hey, it gets me out of bed on time.

5:32am: Haul cookies into the bathroom for skincare routine of the morning. A quick facewash, slap some eye cream and moisturizer on, I’m on a split-second schedule.

5:37am: Back in my room, making myself presentable for work. Makeup, hair, debating on what outfit to wear.

6:17am: Haul downstairs to help make breakfast and have the blessed liquid of the earth, coffee, the only thing that makes the early time easier.

6:45am: Back upstairs, brush teeth and rush through getting dressed.

7:00am: Out the door, probably running to get there, because no matter what I do, I’m still running late (I defy my family’s reputation of always being on time! I’m the bad one.)

7:30am-5:30pm: Work. Watch the clock. Wish for naps. And that my office had a coffee machine. Or that I could use my dang French press mug without making my coffee taste like dishwater. Or that a kind soul would bring me coffee. Especially if it was a good-looking male kind soul. Especially one that, to borrow the Pioneer Woman’s phrase, makes my hiney cringe a little (yeah, that phrase makes me laugh each time, which is good for the long days.).

5:30pm: Leave! Clock out and do a happy dance, but only a small one, because I’m dang tired.

6:00pm: Home. Couch. Sleep.

9:00pm: Drag myself through a workout, because I should. But that doesn’t always happen. The best of intentions can get sucked away by my comfy couch.

11:00pm: Skincare, shower. Curse being so tired. Crash into bed as soon as finished. And set those dang alarms. Unless it’s Thursday night, then it’s make sure that the iPhone is on silent and the big clock is not turned on for an alarm.

I love my Fridays of sleeping in though.

And there were other things this summer. There was holding down the office while everyone else was in Atlanta for G.C. Session. Giving tours of the White Estate to lots and lots and lots of people daily, many of whom don’t speak English and me unaccomplished in other languages. There was filling in when the secretary for the head of my department went to work for another person, and I started doing lots more than normal.

There was cracking my rib last month or was it July? All I remember is I walked into the bathroom at work one morning, put my purse down on the counter, felt a severe pain shooting up my back, went up to my mom’s office (yeah, I work in the same building as my mom. It’s awesome. My mom’s cool.), where she sent me to the office nurse, because I looked like, as she later put it on facebook, spoilt pudding, kind of greenish-grayish with pain. The nurse and one of the doctors (this is a health department, there are doctors) came in and started doing as much of a checkout as they should, which included squeezing my ribs, which nearly made me scream out in pain. They then sent me to an Urgent Care Clinic for an X-Ray.  Waited two hours for the X-Ray tech to get to the office, read a book on my Kindle app while waiting. And cursed the X-Ray tech for taking their sweet time, I was in pain! I wanted meds! But I had to wait until the doctor had seen me to take any, so they could tell just how much pain there was. X-Ray showed the tiniest hairline fracture at that time, and I was told to take Advil. Which helped. Went to babysit for a friend (when I give my word, I keep it unless I’m sick or something is broken), all I did while there was sit on the couch with my charge and watch tv, and order pizza for the two of us. And then put said charge to bed. And sit on the couch in pain, wishing that I knew how on earth I cracked my freakin’ rib… Went to bed with a sleep aid (hey, I was in too much pain to sleep easy, it hurt), and took the next day off to just sit and heal. Went to the doctor in the afternoon, where he both examines me fully for this crack, and looks at my X-Rays and sends them over to the radiologist. Neither of them can find the crack now. So apparently it ended up a pulled muscle, but, and I don’t do too much religious talk here, but I’m going with miracles happen on this one. Because it hurt to so much as breathe the day before, and to now have it be not much at all? Something happened.

There was other stuff this summer. Getting Season 6 of LOST on DVD, hanging out with friends, working hard. I got my certification in Wedding and Event Planning, so I’m a professional now, lemme know if you need a party planned. 😉 It was a good summer, but I don’t think I want next summer to be the exact same. There are a few things I don’t wish to have a repeat of.

Let’s see what other posts I can get out.

Hope you weren’t too bored there.

Glee- Home and Bad Reputation

So really, I was going to do this last week, but it was just one of those weeks where I’d get home and be so tired I could barely look at a computer screen. So I’m doing these now before I watch the new episode of Glee. Sorry, they’re going to be short. Just a what I thought and what stood out.

So we start with Home. Which had Kristin Chenoweth in it. So we start out in Sue Sylvester’s office, with Kurt and Mercedes having a meeting with her. Apparently a reporter from Splits Magazine is going to be coming to the school soon to interview and take pictures, as Sue has been named Cheerleading Coach of the last 2000 years. Um, wow. And she’s worried about Mercedes wearing track suits and not the “standard” Cheerio’s! uniform. She wants her to go on a diet for the next few days and be wearing the skirt and top uniform of the Cheerio’s! by the time the reporter comes. She’d also prefer it if Kurt lost a few too. Nice. And then we go to Will heading over to Sue wanting to know why the auditorium is padlocked. Sue needs it, duh. So there we have two of the three main points of the episode. The other one is revealed to be that Kurt’s dad is dating Finn’s mom. And Kurt wants Finn’s opinion of how to decorate his room, since he plans on sharing a room with Finn very soon. This is gonna end good.

Through this episode we see Mercedes struggle with loosing the weight required by Sue, a comic gem from Brittany once again (I think my cat’s been reading my diary) and we also get to see what goes into the Sue Sylvester Master Cleanse. I don’t remember what’s in it, but it sounds disgusting. But Santana and Brittany encourage Mercedes to do what it takes to stay in Cheerio’s!. Of course as the episode progresses, she doesn’t really lose much. Becky lost a few pounds, and Sue congratulates her for her “assimilating beautifully”, but then tells Mercedes she gained two pounds. Ouch. Mercedes has to lose more, since Sue is all about losing and wearing a regular uniform.

Through the rest of this episode from Mercedes point seems to deal with her struggle in this area. She even goes so far as to not eat anything and pass out in the cafeteria, where Quinn comes in and talks with her about confidence, how she didn’t have the ability herself to eat properly and care for herself, only after she got pregnant did she find it. It’s a nice scene between the two. Mercedes storyline for the episode ends with her singing Beautiful at the big assembly with the Splits magazine reporter there. She gets basically the entire school invovled in it, and it even impresses the reporter, who wrongly thinks it was Sue’s doing.

Finn’s mom and Kurt’s dad are dating, and they feel differently about it. Kurt set them up, and at first is all for it, talking about how they’ll be sharing a room soon, and Kurt hates it, hates his mom selling all of his dad’s furniture, and stopping her from selling the chair. Then Kurt doesn’t like it either, seeing how well Finn and Burt can get along, and he feels left out, since they talk sports. They devise a plan to split the two of them up, but it doesn’t work, and Finn and Carol talk about it a little. I’m rooting for Burt and Carol, they both deserve happiness since losing their spouses and missing them so much. Carol talking to her husbands ashes just hurts, you see how much she misses him. In the end, Burt comes over to the Hudson house and he and Finn have a bit of time talking and watching a Duke game, bonding over how they both hate Duke. And there’s Kurt, standing outside watching them. Um, did no one think to call Kurt and have him come over?

And then we have wonderful April Rhodes. When we last saw April, her plans were to get sobered up and head to Branson for work. But she was so excited about it, she had to get a drink to calm down, and ended up staying at the bar for a while, till she met an old guy who owned strip malls, became his mistress, and is now running a Caberet Skating Rink in Lima. I love April. First thing she says to Will is “I just had a sex dream about you!” Girl is ten kinds of crazy. Like what Brittany could become… you know, dolphins being gay sharks and all. Will gets to rent out the skating rink for Glee to practice, and April comes over to his place to check out his apartment. Which results in big musical number, One Less Bell to Answer/A House is not a Home. Although, um, how big is Will’s apartment if they never walk by each other while singing for the first bit of the song? He’s walking all around the place and never runs into her! And April apparently has night terrors, and keeps Will awake all night kicking him. He later encourages her to not be the guys mistress and make something of herself the way he knows she can, so she goes and dumps the guy, who dies and she gets a couple million as a settlement. She gives some of the money to Glee Club, buying the auditorium for them, so it is now the April Rhodes Civic Pavillion. And the final number of the show is sung, Home, with Miss Kristin hitting a gorgeous high note. LOVE!

Great episode, and great music, especially anything with the wonderful Kristin. Although Kurts rendition of A House is not a Home could have been better, had Finn not sung. I’m sorry Finn, you do good sometimes, but this song was not made for your rougher voice. It was born for Kurt though. But that’s why I didn’t download it from iTunes, just didn’t like it enough. But I loved Home, Fire, and One Less Bell to Answer/A House is not a Home. Adored them. It may have had something to do with Kristin. And Mercedes did a fantastic job with Beautiful.  You look great girl!

Okay, on to Bad Reputation. And need I say it? Let’s get physical, physical. Ahem. Sorry. So Kurt finds a copy of Sue dancing to Olivia Newton-John’s Physical in her desk, and while he and some of the Glee club watch it, Finn gets the idea to post it on youtube, pretty sure it’ll be viral by lunchtime. Well duh. While some of the other clubbers are sure it’ll be a bad thing, Jesse says they need to do something badass. And so up it goes. And viral it becomes. And Sue finds out by being joked about by students. And then she finds a Glist. With Quinn up as the hottest and Rachel at a -5. Ouch. Principal Figgins wants Will to find out who made the list within a week, or he will hand out consequences. Emma finds out about what Will has been doing with other ladies, and confronts him for it. Sue handles getting laughed at. And Rachel makes a video that she thinks will help her reputation, but we all know how that can turn out.

For the Glist, Will “interviews” all of the club, trying to be tough, but no one seems phased, and everyone blames someone else, and Kurt wants to know if Will has been watching too many cop shows recently. Oh, and Brittany doesn’t know how to turn on a computer. Comic gems, I tell you.

The song assignment for the week is to find bad reputation songs and bring them back, starting with Vanilla Ice’s Ice, Ice Baby. Yeah, I know. Surprisingly, it works well, and the whole club has fun with it. And Mike shouts “OOOOOH!” We heard him!!!! Now all we need is real lines, a solo and lines and a solo for Matt. And I just noticed that both Matt and Shannon from LOST share the same last name, Rutherford. Weird… Ahem. Sorry. I heard that Brittany and Santana will be getting main cast billing next season. How about that for Matt and Mike, guys? Kurt, Tina, Artie, Brittany, and Mercedes choose U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer, and they’re going to perform in the library, because it might add to their numbers on the Glist, Brittany is upset to not be in the top tier of people on the Glist, and the rest because they didn’t even make the Glist. And Brittany also because she took all her cold meds at once for her cold and couldn’t remember how to get out of the choir room when they were doing planning, so she got involved.

And Rachel chooses Run Joey Run, and Puck, Finn, and Jesse will all star in it, along with Sandy Ryerson as her father. She did this video to try and up her reputation, but in the end all that happens is she upsets all three guys who played her love interest and gets dumped by Jesse.

Because of Sue getting mocked by everyone, teachers and students alike (new-comer Molly Shannon as Brenda Castle calls her an embarassment, and that’s from a teacher who had a drug problem and involved a few students.) she talks with her sister, Jean, who reminds her that when they were young, anytime something upsetting happened to Jean, they’d volunteer at the animal shelter, since it always made them remember that someone had it worse than they do. So Sue uses this and helps Emma with her problems, specifically that Will has been a jerk behind her back. Having April over, making out with Shelby. Yeah, and Emma doesn’t exactly react to that news with happiness. Of course, neither would I. She confronts Will in the teachers lounge, and yells at him for his being a jerk, and then calls him a slut so everyone else will know what he is. Go Emma!!!! Of course, later on he tries to apologize, and gives her flowers, but he doesn’t get her as completely back as he’d like to have, it seems. And in the Sue troubles, she gets a call from Ms. Olivia Newton-John herveryownself, who wants her to do a reshoot of the Physical video with her (Ms. Olivia).  So they do a reshoot, which had some good lookin’ guys in it, by the way, and she gets her successful self back, in time to not absolutely kill Kurt for being the one who stole the video. Which was a backfire for Kurt and Co., who told her to boost themselves on the GList.  They don’t get the boost. And Sue very maturely showed all the teachers that she was back on top… by shoving charts in their faces. Hey, whatever works.

After Will left Emma’s office, he almost instantly realizes it was Quinn who put out the GList, seeing her in the hallway, as the ignored pregnant girl. He pulls her into the choir room to talk to her about it, and after she confesses, Figgins comes in asking if he’s had any success finding anyone, and not only does Will cover for Quinn, he calls Figgins off the search, and gets the GList problem gone. I guess he too can be a good guy sometimes.

And we have the big show-stopper final number of Total Eclipse of the Heart. Did anyone else think it looked like Jesse was contemplating snapping Rachel’s neck while dancing in that song? That was just my thoughts? Okay. Knew I was twisted.

So those are the basics. I think. Good episode. Not as good as Home, but then again it didn’t have Ms. Kristin Chenoweth in it. And she is awesome.

Coming up later, Laryngitis and Dream On. With NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!!!! SQUEEEEEEE. He’s definitely got me just as excited as Kristin did. I can’t wait to see him singing and dancing (I watch Glee Wednesday nights, since I watch LOST on Tuesday at this point. Until next week. When the LOST finale has happened and there will be such a tv show void I don’t know what I’ll do.)

Okay, over the http://lovesteamykeamy.wordpress.com for the review of a couple LOST episodes. Keep Gleeking!

I Succumbed!

So it’s been an exhausting few weeks, as I’ve mentioned recently. And Saturday on has been just as crazy. I dropped my lovely BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Saturday afternoon on my entryway floor. And it all of the sudden had a white screen with a grey line down the middle. Yeah, I cracked the screen on my 5 month old BlackBerry! And AT&T would only give me a new one for $450. Yeah, I’m on a student salary, I have two student loans I’m paying, $450 is like a paycheck for me. So I looked around ebay and sites like that. And found nothing. And I had to go to jury duty Monday morning. Without a phone. Yeah. I wasn’t happy about this. So Monday morning came, and there I was in Upper Marlboro at the courthouse for a day of fun and excitement at jury duty. My dad let me use his Motorola Karma, so that helped. Although I didn’t have my music on there. I got out of jury duty near noon, YAY!!! And then I had to go on the Metro with no music, since I wasn’t allowed to bring my iPod. Speaking of the Metro, did anyone hear about the guy who just sat down on a Red Line train and died. Yup. I probably rode with him when I was heading into Silver Spring. Eek! So yeah, down to Silver Spring, really missing my phone. Lunch at Panera (I love the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich!), and then over to see Robin Hood at the Majestic down on Ellsworth. Which was a totally delightful experience altogether. Kevin Durand, epic battle scenes, Kevin Durand… yeah, I liked the movie. Russell Crowe was pretty good too, I guess. Was kind of busy watching for Mr. Durand. And then over to Grandma’s for the weekly dinner (she likes to have Monday night dinner, it makes her happy, so I go and eat. I like to make my grandma happy.), and then more phone searching online to no avail. Really, all of this does have a point. And it does relate to the title of the post. Just scroll to the end if you’re bored. After you understand that I have always said I don’t need an iPhone, I have an iPod, why get another one that I might break. Okay, now if you’re bored, scroll to the end, you’ll see the point.

So Tuesday my dad said he’d take me to the AT&T store (I’m on his plan, I’d need him to come with me. It’s more affordable, okay?!). Get through studying (Wedding and Event Coordination), and we head off the AT&T in Greenbelt. The guy at the store says there’s nothing they can do to lower the cost for a new BlackBerry, it’s $450. I can’t really buy a gophone, I have that whole Data Plan thing I can’t really get out of paying. And no, I didn’t get insurance, they don’t exactly do much more than get money and not help, from everyone I’ve heard from who had it. So then the guy looks to see what else I can do, and apparently I can get an iPhone upgrade for $300. It’s $150 less than my BlackBerry would have been. And I’d be using a data plan, so I wouldn’t be paying for a charge I’m not using. On the same plan and pricing I pay every month now. So all my “I don’t need an iPhone” talk suddenly got thrown out the window. I succumbed to the iPhone. And a super protective case, because this costs $500 to replace. I. Will. Not. Break. It! Especially since I’m already addicted to the thing. The touchscreen is easy, and it’s nice to have all my iTunes on one device, instead of on an iPod and a BlackBerry. So there you go, Apple, you have won me to yet another product. Congrats. Anyone need a BlackBerry Bold 9700 skin in Pink or White? I have them, and they’re of no use to me anymore. Just put it in the comment section if you need/want/crave one. I have one in Pink and one in White, so it’d be first dibs.

I succumbed to the iPhone world. And I’ll never be the same.

And one of these days, things will calm down and I’ll get the Glee posts up here, and the LOST posts up on the other site (http://lovesteamykeamy.wordpress.com).

IT WORKED!!!!!

I have an announcement, ladies and gentlemen. For weeks, I’ve been talking about Matt and Mike from Glee. Well, on this weeks episode of Glee, Mike Chang shouted “OOOOOOH” while dancing and singing in “Ice, Ice Baby”. All by himself. We heard the voice of Mike Chang! Oh. My. God. It worked!!!! Mike had a line! Now to push on for Matt to say something, and Mike to have more. He has a deep voice. Just so you all know.

And as a reminder of who I’m talking about:

Mike Chang

He’s kinda cute, too… 😉

Will discuss the whole episode later. Still recovering from Jin and Sun and Sayid and Lapidus’ demise last night on LOST. It was sad.

Woo hoo!

Image from www.enpoe.com

Quickie about last weeks Glee

If you watch LOST and haven’t seen the episode from tonight yet, be careful, a BIIIG spoiler lies ahead.

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Well, I was going to have this published by tomorrow, but, um, after watching Sayid, Jin, and Sun die just now, I think it’ll have to wait. That was honestly painful to see. So I’ll get a two-in-one Glee post up later.

Please pass the towels for my tears.

Quickie for Glee! Slight Spoiler included.

So remember this post where I mentioned at the end I’d heard rumors of the fantastic Kristin Chenoweth being back to do her role as a “slightly” tipsy April Rhodes this week? Well, um, that sound you heard was me squeeeeeeing in delight since those rumors are true. And I’m sure you’ve already heard it, but hey, I just come in a little behind others… and she’ll be back tonight! Yay! Of course I won’t be watching until tomorrow, because LOST is on. Yeah, it’s a rerun, but it’s of Richard’s episode, so I’m watching. And tomorrow I’ll watch Glee!