2011/11/26

Just All Out of Care

Da Goddess @ 21:44

Fantastic article over on Pajiba about leading male characters on TV who make us work harder and harder to care about them.

Honestly, some of these shows I don’t even bother with anymore. Like Grey’s Anatomy. I stopped watching after the second or third season because, frankly, who fucking cares whether Derek and Meredith were together or if Izzy was going to crumble after her patient/boyfriend’s death? All the blathering on about stupid shit made the show less and less a priority each week. The best episode ever was “Pink Mist”, with the always beautiful and still ruggedly handsome Kyle Chandler. ‘Nuf said.

I’ll defend Mad Men until they totally mess it up. Don Draper is, despite his moments of awareness and conscience, a man who is perfection to look at but a disaster for one’s heart waiting to happen. Granted, the timeframe of the show is very chauvvinistic, so I allow a little wiggle room. Just not as much as Don truly requires to make him “lovable”.

House, well, hell. House is better than a lot of doctors I’ve worked with, so I don’t know that he deserves to be on the list.

Don’t watch Glee, American Horror, Sherlock, or It’s Always Sunny, thus I have no real opinions there. I do, however, recognize that all the guys from The League deserve to be seriously kicked in the nuts at one time or another. And yet, I love love love the show. It’s so…let’s just say I know people like that and I love them despite (or maybe because of) their faults. Jeff Winger on Community? Hello! His character may be a dick, but he’s written so that he’s perfectly straddling the fence between asshole for life and reformable guy with issues.

Lest we forget Barney Stinson. Look, the guy may be a man whore, but he’s one who is also vulnerable. He’s the Fonz…in a suit, with a more cutting tongue. One of the best characters ever written for a sitcom. Think Uncle Jesse, but with an edge and an actual personality. Also, “Swarley”.

I love posts on other sites that make me sit around, think about imaginary characters, and then opine on them at length. Or at least as lengthy as I get these days. Thanks, Pajiba!

2011/11/24

Contented Sigh

Da Goddess @ 15:52

By 3pm, dinner was done, the dishwasher was running, and my “new family” loved all my food. I’m calling it a good day and heaving a contented sigh.

Talked with my family…except for LD (who is on a trip with his grandmother and uncle — dad’s side of family). They’re all gathering over at my sister’s for dinner. Thankfully, I felt almost like I was there with the yummy Razzmatazz I made, courtesy of my older sister’s recipe.

I miss them all, but just knowing they’re together and happy and that they’re happy I have this job, etc., makes everything okay.

Of course, come Christmas, I better have me a fix or I’ll go crazy.

Many Reasons to Say “Happy Thanksgiving”

Da Goddess @ 05:12

I hope each of you have many wonderful reasons to be thankful today and every day. For me, I have to say I’m grateful for my friends who have stuck by me, even when I was a pain in the ass or when I fucked up, or especially when I was feeling so low. I’m grateful for my family, who never ceases to surprise me. I’m grateful for this new job and the opportunity it provides me to be a part of a family’s life, to care for their precious little one, and to help them find time to do more than just “work” and “be parents”.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone

2011/11/23

PROMPTuesday #172: Laundry List

Da Goddess @ 09:08

Tis PrompTuesday over at San Diego Momma’s place. Been a long time since I’ve played along, but heck, my post was written in her comments section. I’m just spreading the love.

You know how such complicated things are really quite simple? Like, you want to work out? WORK OUT (San Diego Momma). Or, you want to write a book? WRITE A BOOK (San Diego Momma). Or maybe you’ve been meaning to reclaim your soul from social media saturation. STOP TWEETING SO MUCH AND WRITE YOUR BOOK (San Diego Momma). So for today’s writing prompt, I’d love you to laundry list something that sounds complicated, such as…

Oh, go read her entry. It’s good.

“As for YOU, laundry list something. And…Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.”

I’m a great lister, so here’s mine:

How to survive in Las Vegas:

  1. Find a sugardaddy.
    1a.  Be under 25
    1b.  Be HOT
  2. Work at any of the big casinos as a service “model”
    2a.  Again, be under 25
    2b.  And, naturally, be hot
  3. Failing the first two suggestions, try gambling. Because there’s no RISK OF LOSING EVERYTHING. Ever. Not at all.
  4. Take a job in an industry that’s oversaturated by people who don’t know what they’re doing and charge too little, thus fucking it up for those of us who are good and charge for being educated and competent.
  5. Hope you have enough friends with empty sofas so you can couch surf your way through life as you wait for meaningful work.
  6. Be prepared to piss off at least two of those friends (over something small, but still piss-off-able).
  7. Be prepared to beg and plead for forgiveness endlessly if they are the kind of friends you like having in your life.
  8. When all else fails, become a live-in nanny for first time parents who are sweet as can be and make you life as comfortable and happy as possible. No lie. They’re that good.
And that’s my laundry list, which will also include doing plenty of laundry in the days to come.

Shhh, Radio Silence on the Winner for DWTS

Da Goddess @ 01:33

I’m waiting for the finale to be posted online.

I want JR Martinez to win, but wouldn’t be upset if Ricki wins. They’ve both done well. I just don’t want to see a Kardashian win. PUHlleeeeeeeeeeeeeese!

Anyhow, I’m too tired tonight to wait for it to post to hulu, so mum’s the word, eh?

Also, should I keep this design on this blog the same as it’s been for years or do I go with the one I’d put up for the dg/wp site? What else would you like to see? I’m open to suggestions, so speak up;

2011/11/21

Scorpions, A Very Bad Blogger, and The Job

Da Goddess @ 10:03

I was punished for my blog absence but good. Walked into my friend’s house last night and stumbled upon my first live and not encaged scorpion (and tiny baby scorpion to boot).

Actually, I wasn’t really punished as much as I was surprised and angry because she can NOT have scorpions running about in her home. So I stuck a glass on top of it until she got home. It then took two of us to get it scooped up into an airtight container.

Look, I’ll rescue and relocate rattlers. I will kiss tarantulas. But I draw the line at scorpions. Especially ones dropping babies as we’re trying to avoid getting stung.

Blah blah blah.

The really BIG news of the moment is that I have a new job as a full-time, live-in nanny for a sweet family and their beautiful little boy. I am very excited about this. Over the moon, in fact.

Also, happily, a lump at the edge of my breast/armpit area has decided to go away after ten days. I’m considering that VERY GOOD NEWS.

Oh, then there’s the upcoming PBS special for the group Human Nature next month. Please watch it. I am in the audience (yes, I am…was there both nights). Better still, it’s going to be amazing! You will love these guys as much as I do.

And with that, I should tell you that DaGoddess.com is back, what with being rescued by Jay and Pam. (Thank you, mi amigos!)

 This post marks my return here and, hopefully, better blogging habits.

Other special thanks go out to people whose names I cannot mention for things I cannot mention. They know who and why and how deep my gratitude pool is.

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