The Real Housewives of …

I consider myself to be an intelligent, responsible and interesting person. I enjoy deep conversations with my friends and loved ones over bottles of wine and coffee where we discuss art, fashion and spirituality. While I feel all of this, I do know that I have one major weakness… any possible Real Housewives of ________ shows. I think this brings me down a few notches on the cool scale.

All joking aside, I really can’t get enough of this trash television. I never miss an episode. I love when two seasons are on at one time. I know way too much about all of the cast members. While I am 90% sure that I don’t like the fact that I watch the show so much, I thought I would indulge and write a little bit about the show on here. These are just ramblings and random thoughts.

If I had to put them in order, it would be:

  1. Orange County – The original, so I have to put this on the top
  2. Atlanta – I love Nene
  3. Beverly Hills – So much drama
  4. New Jersey – I am sucked in because I really want them to get along
  5. New York – Since everyone was fired, I am not sure what this will be like moving on
  6. Miami – Is this even going to be on again?

Best moment in Housewives history

  1. The table flip from season 1 New Jersey – this stands alone as the best drama filled moment

Favorite Housewives

  1. _____ I don’t want to put anyone on top of this list
  2. Caroline Manzo – She is just such a badass
  3. Kyle Richards – While she can be an attention hog, I like that lady
  4. Nene Leakes – Fabulous
  5. Vicki Gunvalson – Original housewife and powerful woman
  6. Bethenny Frankel – I really wish she was back on the show

These shows are completely scripted and don’t promote anything positive. The ladies should not be famous and I shouldn’t care about them. However, hey… it’s entertainment!

A Perfect Match -infoMania

What do get when you mix witty comedy, advertising, and pop culture? Answer, my new love. During the Super Bowl, I did my usual routine, try not to watch it. Most people like me watch it for the commercials, but for me, football just isn’t entertaining enough to keep my focus. This time I decided to get some work done, and turn on the old tube. I turned to current, the user generated news network. Typically when I watch current, I see some really interesting story, and this time it was some comedy show. I wasn’t too excited about that, but I was in for a treat. For those of you who like The Soup, there is show on current that you must catch, especially if you are a woman, it is InfoMania. Specifically there is a segment called Target Women. It is amazing. The host Sarah Haskins is hilarious when it comes to her critique on female culture. 

Just had to share this link with ya’ll. If you have current, it is on Thursdays at 10pm. But you watch online as well.

Pepsi must love Obama

The other day I was watching tv (usual) and watching the commercials (unusual, but tivo gets mad at me sometimes and doesn’t cooperate). I was so surprised to see that Pepsi had actually changed their logo. 

This logo to me of course resembles the old logo, but doesn’t it also look like Obama’s? I had been thinking about this a little more each time that I saw it. Not to mention that it also looks like the Korean Air logo. Not to original if you ask me. I wasn’t the only one who saw this though. In fact, Pepsi has even responded to the overwhelming criticism. Kinda sounds like Pepsi almost suggests that Obama saw inspiration in Pepsi. Mr. Frank Cooper from Pepsi, also seems to turn a press conference into an opportunity to reflect upon the state of the nation. It doesn’t seem to matter who is the copy cat, because actually both logos are supposed to reflect on optimism and happiness. :)

Patriotic much?

I don’t think that I am the only one who is much more interested in political & economic issues this year, vs previous years. Everyday I run into little reminders that show me how much this world is changing. At first it was just the gas prices that frustrated me. $50 to fill up!? Are you kidding? Now it is more like $66, and on top of that, my groceries have gone up by a noticeable 15%.

I am learning to scrimp, save, look for better ways to spend my money, but it just hitting me at a bad time. I have finally started my career. I am learning, growing, and expanding my skills with every new day. However, when I come home, I still am living like I am in college. I don’t think I will ever get to a point when I can say “oh who cares, I can buy dinner for everyone.” But I would like to get to a place when I don’t have to say “I’ll meet you guys the next time you go out.” I think that all I need to do is get a step ahead. But that is easier said than done. When I am listening to npr on my way to work, I usually hear stories of how the housing crisis is horrible, or how student loan interest rates are going through the roof. How do I get a step ahead of that? Impossible, at the moment. There are so many out there like myself that are taught by the media to sweat the small stuff. We can’t just forget about today’s little problems, we are now already dreading tomorrow’s challenges. I am not saying that we can not plan ahead and work together to prevent the horrors that we face; I am simply saying that current problems of the world are consuming us in every aspect of our lives.

All this being said, there is a little ounce of hope. I believed it started with the election. I hope it feels how a new school year felt, a fresh start. No more worries. Though the US has its permanent record that follows, we will have a new leader, and chance for an ounce of redemption. And it wasn’t just the election… the Olympics gave the US another opportunity to stand up and be proud of who we are. Watching the faces of all the Olympians was truly inspiring. We are truly a diverse country. The US has Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, and as many mixes and you can create. I was proud to be part of such a nation that sends such fine athletes. Yes, Michael Phelps was amazing. His performance was unlike anything ever seen. These Olympics provided the best escape from the problems that face us. Hope was given to the US, but now it is vanishing from the headlines. I hope that our fresh start can carry on the feelings and passion that the Olympics gave to America. Our new President should not divide us, but unite us. We all need to get a step ahead, and look forward to a future.