Friday, January 26, 2007

Grey's Anatomy S3ep13

1. Great Expectations. Surgeons aren't the only ones that have them. I don't think there is a person in this world that at one point didn't have expectations of greatness for his/her life. It may not be to become a surgeon, maybe a humanitarian, teacher, leader, police officer or to defend your country, start your own business, make a scientific discovery or publish a book. Whatever my expectations, or as I like to think of them...dreams, I hope never to give them up. Because like Miranda, it gives me something to hold onto, to believe in when the daily grind gets to me.

2. Izzie's face when George came out of the bedroom was hilarious! You could tell what she was thinking: Congratulations Callie!

3. Miranda's free clinic is allowing her to be both a surgeon and a person who cares, which she realized last week when she had trouble reintubating George's dad. She's more like Izzie than I think she cared to admit before. She still hasn't admitted it to other people, but she's come to grips with it herself which of course is the first step. And of course, Izzie found her good cause.

4. Wow Amish parents, no wonder they left. Kidding aside though, you have to admire a group of people who refuse to give up their beliefs and morals because technology is dragging us farther and farther from simpler lives. You can always tell the good parents, because they come no matter what the circumstances.

5. How funny it was to see them all act like children when they realized the Chief was retiring. All of a sudden, even if they didn't think they deserved it or they would do the job the way it should be done, they were in the race because it was a race and they wanted to win. The Chief is right, none of them are front runners.

6. "I've never done this before" so reminds me of Monica and Chandler on Friends and their first fight when Monica realizes the reason why Chandler never had a relationship longer than two weeks.

7. Poor Chief. I had an idea when he started the decision to retire and get Adele back that this would happen. And he had such a perfect day!

8. Christina grew a little bit in this episode, and I'm glad to see it. She caved and admitted defeat. Such a hard thing for her to do. But she's realized it's not always about winning.

9. HOLY CRAP!!!! Two proposals?????!!!!!!! What are they trying to do to us!!! Are they both going to say yes? Are they both going to say no? Is one going to say yes and the other no? My gut reaction is that Christina will say yes and Callie no. But then my more rational side says it will be vica versa. Christina's grown a lot since the beginning of the show and she admitted being in it for the long haul; on the other hand, I'm not sure Christina is the marrying kind. Callie and George just got back together, she might not be ready for such a commitment; on the other hand, she's so intensely into him. Either way I definitely there will be at least one wedding. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lost Countdown

Two weeks from tonight Lost is back on air!!!

Hump Day Humor: Gladys Hardy on Ellen

Last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, an elderly lady from Austin, Texas left a voice mail for Ellen and when she called Gladys back, well just watch the video and see. It's a good thing I was alone in the office when I came across this video as I was laughing so hard I was doubled over and crying. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Grey's Anatomy S3ep12

1. According to the official podcast of Grey's Anatomy, the title "Six Days" is so because the episode is split into six acts, or days. In TV world episodes are in six acts because there are six commercial breaks. We were introduced to each day with those dang red sheets.

2. So Addison did abort Mark's baby. It really wasn't that big a surprise. What was surprising is that deep down, Mark wasn't that hurt by it. But maybe he wanted a baby not because that would mean he beat Derek but because he wanted the family he didn't have growing up. That would have been more interesting.

3. No matter how old we get and no matter how much we think we know, sometimes you still need someone to talk you through something. Miranda needed the Chief for support while she reintubated George's dad. Even the best of us still get nervous sometimes.

4. The scene with George shaving his dad and confessing was so touching. Why do we feel the need to purge ourselves of our secrets in those situations? Guilt, maybe. Even after 20 years or so, the guilt of our actions can encourage us to confess our acts to our parents. And I bet you nine times out of ten they already know.

5. There was a daddy theme running through tonight's and last week's episode. George's daddy issues, Meredith's daddy issues, Mark and his daddy issues, even Burke who serves as a father figure to George. Last week his dad told him his family didn't get him, that Callie did. Well, so does Burke, and George looks up to him and goes to him for advice, like a father.

6. I've got to be honest. I cried while watching this episode. No, it was more like weeped or sobbed. You know the kind that leaves your eyes dry and your head hurting. I imagine I'm not the only one either for if anyone has had to make the decision to take a loved one off of life support this episode probably hit really close to home. I didn't have to make the decision, but my mom and her brothers did. And I'm telling you it's not an easy one. Nor is it easy waiting because it doesn't always happen that quickly.

7. Addison and Alex: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! Make it stop please!

8. In case you haven't heard, in the press room after the Golden Globes on Monday, Isaiah Washington denied flat out calling T.R. Knight a "fa--ot". The very next day, T.R. was on Ellen saying that he did. Katherine Heigl has expressed anger over the denial. Isaiah apparently came out today with an apology for using the word Monday evening and has "asked for help" in uncovering his own issues. ABC also says they are addressing his actions. Shonda Rimes, as much as this pains me to say, please get rid of the man.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

51% of Women Live Without Spouses

Here's an article that appeared in the New York Times yesterday on how more women are leaving without spouses compared to those that are. This is due to women waiting longer to get married, living with a non-spouse longer, living longer than spouses and waiting longer after divorce to get remarried. I find this fascinating consider I'm one of the 51%. I had read something a month or so ago about how the housing market is starting to target single women more because they're finally realizing the buying power and determination of single women. Also, there's the "right hand ring" ad campaign by DeBeers (I believe, I could be wrong on the company) targeting single women to buy diamond rings themselves basing their argument that women don't need men to buy them diamonds. All in all, very fascinating and I feel very fortunate to be a single woman during these trends.

Hump Day Humor: Crocodile Hunter Meets Ross the Intern

Steven Irwin and Ross the Intern from Jay Leno in a hilarious encounter. You want to watch this whole video because the end is especially funny.

Hump Day Humor: Crocodile Hunter Meets Ross the Intern

Steven Irwin and Ross the Intern from Jay Leno in a hilarious encounter. You want to watch this whole video because the end is especially funny.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Banned Commercial

Here's a link to a commercial banned from the United States, for obvious reason. Consider this your warning that content may not be appropriate for people of a certain age.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

I think the majority of the population want to be healthy and trim down on the pounds. (I know this girl definitely does.) As with all things, the road to reaching these goals begins first with education. I stumbled across this today and thought I'd share with those of you who, like me, strive to make healthier choices. It's pictures of various foods and beverages all at 200 calories. It's definitely interesting to see how many apples you get compared to M&M's for 200 calories.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Lawyer Joke

A lawyer married a woman who had previously divorced ten husbands.

On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle, I'm still a virgin."

"What?" said the puzzled groom. "How can that be if you've been married ten times?"

"Well, Husband #1 was a sales representative: he kept telling me how great it was going to be.

Husband #2 was in software services: he was never really sure how it was supposed to function, but he said he'd look into it and get back to me.

Husband #3 was from field services: he said everything checked out diagnostically but he just couldn't get the system up.

Husband #4 was in telemarketing: even though he knew he had the order, he didn't know when he would be able to deliver.

Husband #5 was an engineer: he understood the basic process but wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state-of-the-art method.

Husband #6 was from finance and administration: he thought he knew how, but he wasn't sure whether it was his job or not.

Husband #7 was in marketing: although he had a nice product, he was never sure how to position it.

Husband #8 was a psychologist: all he ever did was talk about it.

Husband #9 was a gynecologist: all he did was look at it.

Husband #10 was a stamp collector: all he ever did was... God! I miss him! But now that I've married you, I'm really excited!"

"Good," said the new husband, "but, why?"

"You're a lawyer. This time I know I'm gonna get screwed!"