I am tired of talking about, looking at, trying to predict, and cleaning up poo, so I'm going to babble about television instead.
Does anyone else watch The Amazing Race? Hub and I are addicted to it (that and most other reality shows). Until last night, I had been pulling for the old folks because they seemed so sweet and whatnot. But as last night's episode went along, I was getting more and more annoyed with whatever-her-name-is (I can't get past the fact that the MAN'S name is Meredith). Maybe it was just the editing, but didn't it look like she was doing nothing but standing there looking at those steel boxes instead of looking IN them like she was supposed to? All she did was complain about how she would never find the clue - well, yeah, if you look at the outsides of the boxes you certainly aren't going to find what's inside them. I couldn't wait for them to come in last and be gone...and then...SURPRISE! No one goes this week! Bah. I felt like I had wasted an hour with no reward. And I am sick of the beauty pageant lady, Kelly. She is such a princess and a whiner. I want to root for her team, because of course I want to root for a former Iraqi POW (her fiancee). But she forces me to hate that team. I like Uchenna and Joyce probably the best, and they seem like truly nice people who deserve to win. They always work as a team and seem happy for the opportunity to travel like this. So why am I rooting for Rob and Amber? I didn't see their "Survivor" so its not that I have a connection with them. Hub HATES Rob, he thinks he is conniving and cocky and arrogant. And he's right, he is. But for some reason, I like him. I like that he is *plotting* to win, not just going about the contests. He is smart, if not a little mean. It is, after all, a contest for $1 million. Its not a trip amongst friends. He wants to win. And I like to watch that, its good tv.
And who will go tonight on American Idol? I think it will be Nadia. She is terrific, has an great voice and an amazing stage presence. But I think she chooses the wrong songs. They are always too "adult," too bluesy and hardly ever recognizable. I think it should be Scott Savol, for what he did to his girlfriend (click on the link if you haven't heard). But I do think tonight is Nadia's turn to go. And what's up with Constantine? Is he getting pretty good or is it me? He has turned down the cockiness and its now just confidence (and serious flirting with the camera, which I have to admit, I am enjoying). And his voice is getting better. I think he could win it all, but I am still rooting for Carrie. She got a bum rap last night. She was great. I think because her voice is far superior to most of the others, they hold her to a much higher standard. Anthony was good last night, but for them to rave about him and bash Carrie - something is wrong there.