Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Eight Random Things and a Rant

Wow! I so have not been blogging...but I have been stitching. I have basically been working on my May freebie from Erica Micheals. I have alot of photos to show you, I think I may have my scanner up and running tomorrow...I hope. we shall see! Anyway, I was tagged by Cindy at Cindy's Stitching Korner (my wonderful SAL partner!) So, these are 8 random things abou tme:

1) I am adopted

2) I have an older brother, also adopted, two years older, not from the same family, not even the same ethnic background as me, but we share the same birthday!

3) I've had 16 plastic surgerys to correct a severe Cleft lip and Pallet

4) I was on TV when I was four, with my Plastic Surgeon (Hour Magazine with Gary Collins). I made funny faces into the monitors and wouldn't say a word! Gary asked me how old I was I held up 4 fingers! The audience loved me!

5) I wore braces for 7 years on my teeth

6) My plastic surgeon has done work on Anna Marie Presley

7) Kelly Martin went to my orthodontist

8) Me and my hubby were high school sweeties, when we turned 18, he asked me to marry him, I said no. We didn't talk for 8 years, then got married!

And now I'm supposed to tag 8 people, so I will tag:

Cathy from It will be Funny Tomorrow
Cheryl from The life of Bezza Chezza
Alberta from Busy Hands Happy Heart
Hazel from Quietly stitching
Stitcher W from Stitching and life in the company of Pets
Sandy at Sandy's stitching and stuff
Aussie Stitcher
Michelle from Cozy Egg

There! I did it! I don't know why, but when I saw Cindy's title: "I've been tagged 8 random..." I just KNEW she'd tagged me before I even looked at her post! Hey! what are good SAL partners for, if not to get tagged once in awhile, right?! ;)

Anyway. My DH got us Dish network this past weekend, so that may be a good reason why I have not been here much either, although watching the shopping network, I can stitch alot. I know! I never buy anything, but I love the jewlery shows!!! Pathetic,I am, but hey, why not? You can sorta look up and admire the piece then go back to your stitching while they blather on and on about this and that until they show the next piece. It works for me!

I have been enjoying my day time shows, like ER, Judging Amy and lots and lots of Law and Order! Good lord! About 5 different channels show that show about three times a day! If you ever missed an episode, you could catch up from the first one in a week!

The thing with me is I have gotten too spoiled with DVD season sets! Because you get all into ta show right? Well, then you feel pressured to keep watching it, to find out what happens, so every week, you sit down and have to watch it! You check your watch to make sure you don't miss it! And I just can't be bothered with that kind of scheduling! It's like you have an appointment or something. But then, if you miss a week, then you totally miss out on a huge chunk and you're lost! Plus! like if I were to start watching a show now, I'd come in in the middle of a season, right? So, there! I've already missed the first part of this current season, not to mention any of the ones before that! So, I will be totally lost! It's like reading a novel, but skipping a chapter here or there, you just wouldn't do that, or starting a novel in the middle!! Plus, if they leave you with a cliff hanger, then it bugs you for a week! This way if you buy the DVD sets, you never have to sit on the edge of your chair for a week wondering what the heck is gonna happen next week, you just go onto the next episode. Plus, if you buy the DVD sets of only the shows you watch, you never have to play draw straws if two of your favorite shows are on at the same time! The one thign that uks me too, is that they advertise "Get a thousand channels for 19.99 amonth!" (I'm being totally facetious here) but! You can only watch one channel at a time. So what good do those other 999 channels do you at any one given moment? although having a choice of what to watch is always nice, but then if you are like me, indecisive to a tee, then you just get a headache trying to find out what you wanna watch, or you channel flip which drives everyone else in the room batty!
Anyway, enough of my anti- evil TV rant. I guess I just never watched it growing up and then I went to college and didn't have time to watch it, and now I'm just set in my ways. I guess I'm just an old fuddy duddy! I'll take a good novel over a show on TV any day of the week! Unless I can get the first season and any other season after that of the DVD sets. Plus! No commercials!
Well, sorry if I have completely bored youto tears, I will try to post photos tomorrow, I have a ton of stuff to show:
1) progress on SAL project Isaiah from two weeks ago!
2) Celtic knot bookmark
3) Cheryl's bouquet
4) May freebie

Well, I'm outta here! Talk to you later!


Alberta ('Berta) said...

Lana, we also love DVD sets. We started watching 24 in January and we are now up to Season 4. We watch an episode each time we are on the treadmill!

I did the random 8 I need to do it again? I'm sure there's more 'did ya knows' I could post!

Kathryn said...

We travel so much that we are never home to watch a television show when it is broadcast. That's why we have DirecTv and a DVR (like TiVo). Everything comes in HD. We record the shows we like (Heroes, Lost, House, etc.) and watch them several episodes at a time. If we happen to be home when a show is broadcast, we wait until it is over, then watch it on the DVR and skip over all the commercials!

Yes, we have boxed sets, but generally of shows that were over years ago (Homicide, Miami Vice, Soap) or that come on non-HD channels (Dr. Who). We also watch some sets from Netflix. That's better than buying a set when you don't know if you will like the series or not.

I can't stitch with the television on, my eyes get glued to the moving pictures, except for sports. I can have a baseball game on, but I still lose time by muting the commercials and watching for them to be over. I do much better stitching with my iPod.

stitcherw said...

I would rather watch movies or DVD sets as well. Like you, no commercials, being able to watch on my timetable, knowing I have the full set so won't miss an episode, etc.. makes it much nicer. Also, since I like to stitch at the same time, I can back it up if I miss a part, which is really nice.

I'm looking forward to seeing some updates of your stitching projects. I'm going to have to get busy and do a posting myself. In addition to updating my projects, it seems I've been tagged by three people to do 8 things about me, so it seems to be a sign I need to get organized and think of something not totaly boring and get a posting done this weekend. :)