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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2, Episode 3 “Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows”

Air date:09/19/11

So remember how last week it was really fun and silly? Well, that’s all over now. It quickly became the “Taylor looks really ugly when she cries” episode.

We’re back where we left off last week, with the girls rousing from their naps and freshening up for dinner. Kim interviews that she was half asleep and Taylor came in and jumped on her. We see Taylor and Kim laying in bed together, where Taylor endlessly whines about what a loser she thinks she is. “If you were going to bet on someone, I would never bet on me”.  Talks about growing up poor and how afraid she is of going back to that. Kim encourages her. Taylor says it’s easy to be drawn to Adrienne because she has no problems. Kim interjects that everyone has problems and less than desirable things happen to them, but to focus on the good things. Taylor “I feel so fragile because of everything I’m going through. I feel so bad about what I’ve done to you.” I have a feeling that word ‘fragile’ is going to be used a lot this season. I’m passing out shots. We get a flashback of Taylor threatening to go Oklahoma on Kim’s ass. Kyle jumps in bed and asks what’s going on. Taylor apologizes to Kim and says “I was such an asshole to you.” Kim agrees with her and they all laugh hysterically.

We get more shots of the kitchen staff preparing dinner. Kyle comes in and greets them, asking their names, then wonders where all of the girls are. Back in her room, Kim reveals that Taylor is hiding in Kyle’s suitcase. At this point, Taylor is just being a little silly and needy. They baby her and urge her to go get ready. Taylor’s hair looks like refried shit. Kyle and Kim each separately go to check on Taylor and get yanked into the room by Taylor. Okay, it’s getting a little weird now. Kim, probably starting to get a little tired of this, goes to Adrienne and urges her to check in on Taylor. Taylor, needing everyone in the house’s attention, is now bothering Lisa, who has gripped her elbows and asked her what’s going on. Taylor whines that her makeup is gone. Adrienne comes in and Taylor yanks herself out of Lisa’s grip and brats off. For whatever reason, everyone except Camille goes in and looks around for this fucking makeup bag. The makeup bag is found by Kyle in what I think was Kyle’s bathroom, and Taylor insists she didn’t leave it there. Everyone urges her to get ready. Throughout this whole segment, everyone interviews about how weird the behavior is, thinking it’s the altitude and she had too much to drink.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills–Season 2,Episode 2 “Blame It On the Altitude”

Air date: 09/12/11

I’m going to choose not to comment on the stupid new opening credits they have for the women. At least for the time being.

Kyle moves into her new house, which she says was her dream house for awhile and she wished it into being hers. 7000 square feet with 7 bedrooms. She and Mauricio spot a framed wedding photo and talk about how they couldn’t put it up at their last house, which I’m completely puzzled about. Why not? Makes zero sense to me. I’ve noticed more and more  that I only really seem to enjoy Kyle when she’s with Mauricio and the kids. She’s so charming on those occasions.

Next we’re in Lisa’s amazing closet, which is probably the same size as my entire apartment. She asks her housekeeper for help in packing, as Camille has invited them all out to her house in Beaver Creek, CO before she sells the house. She picks up Giggy a couple of times and kisses him with her lips slightly parted, then calls him a “little sexy boy”.

Adrienne packs while Paul and their dogs look on. She again talks to Paul like he’s a child when she gives him instructions for while she’s away. These instructions include: Drive slow. Lock the doors. Keep the dog inside. Paul is a little annoyed at her instructions and begs off to go wash dog slobber off his hands, but Adrienne insists on first giving him directions. Paul exhales impatiently, much like a child, and Adrienne is taken aback. “Wooow”, she marvels. She interviews that he gives it back to her and she knew that when they got married. He leaves the room and they briefly compete for the dog’s attention.

Taylor and Adrienne travel to the airport together and discuss therapy and marriage. Taylor admits that she basically relinquished all control to Russell and is just now getting up enough strength to do small things like voice her opinion on where to go to dinner. Now, even keeping in mind Taylor’s claims that Russell was physically abusive, I’m still skeptical in this instance. I get the vibe that Taylor was always one of those “whatever you like” kinda girls when she hooked up with Russell, rather than him demanding they eat dinner at whatever place he decided. I know too many girls who, when their boyfriend asks where they should go for dinner, respond with “Oh, I don’t know. Wherever you want to go”. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I pick up that vibe from Taylor, big time.

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Needs to be seen…

Props to Humanity Critic for sharing…

I admit it, I like this song.

I feel like I shouldn’t like Lady Gaga. They still play Just Dance on a regular rotation on the radio here, and I still listen to it every time it comes on. I don’t feel like it’s a great song or a CD I’d want to buy. When I first heard it, I thought “who is this, Taylor Swift? Off.” And then, um…I liked it. Also, side note: I only just realized that Taylor Swift and Taylor Hicks are two entirely different people.

Anyhow, Lady Gaga’s second hit is getting regular play and as much as I feel like it sounds kind of outdated, I kinda love it.

It makes me want to go live out True Life:I’m a Jersey Shore Girl. Go head out to “the shore” and hit some techno club and dance with overmuscled, spikey haired dude with orange skin. Preferably in a room filled with bubble foam, or whatever that shit is that they do. And I am not even making fun of shore-goers; I truly think that would be a lot of fun.

Jam of the Day

Admit it, you loved this song. And probably still do.

Eyeroll-worthy news:I know McNuggets are the shizz…but…

OrangeyaIf you haven’t already heard, a woman called the police numerous times because McDonalds was out of nuggets. That’s not the full story of course–I think what drove her to call in the first place was that they wouldn’t give her a refund. Although I can’t be sure, because she did say “this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency“. Which–look, I know nuggets are one of those comfort foods from our childhoods that we kind of can’t stop ourselves from getting sometimes…but they are not an emergency.[Side note:am I the only one who misses those little styrofoam boxes they came in with the little area to store your nugget sauce? No, I know I’m not—they talked about that in one of the I Love the 80s installments]
Listen to her calls here

And if you look at the other stories on the righ of that page, she’s not the only Floridian to call 911 over a fast food chain not having what they want.

I don’t get why they didn’t just give her a refund in the first place though. I also don’t get how people get so worked up over fast food(because, for real, she could have just driven a few more minutes to another McDonalds). I worked at McDonald’s for 2 years as my first job(and we killed it:our service was fantastic) and people got pissed off at the most random, stupid shit. Let me let y’all in on something: getting worked up and yelling in that environment only does one thing: guarantees we will be back in the break room making fun of your ass on our next break. We’re not tripping over your outburst over having to pay for that extra slice of cheese. ‘Nother little tidbit: Remember when McDonald’s had that 2 for $2 special on either Big Macs or Quarter Pounders? I once has someone ask me “How much is the 2 for 2?”. SMH.

Damn, I think I want a Quarter Pounder now…

Photo credit: Orangeya on flickr

Random Movie Notes: Take 1

So, I watch a lot of movies. A LOT. I get stacks of DVDs from the library, so seeing how that stuff is free, I just blindly put things on hold and watch pretty much anything that even remotely appeals to me. I’m not going to waste your time with long critiques of movies. I’ll keep it short and sweet.

This week’s viewings:

Gone, Baby, Gone: [Boston accent]Wicked awesome[/Boston accent]. No, but seriously, great movie. Directorial debut of Ben Affleck—I was impressed. You know what was sweet? In the credits of the movie, the first two people he thanks are Jennifer Affleck and Matt Damon. Awww. I love the Ben and Matt friendship. (proof of whiteness) Watch this movie.

Flags of Our Fathers: Kind of boring….but Ryan Phillippe looks damn good in uniform. I like WWII movies but this one wasn’t moving me.

Friday Night Lights:Season One: Okay, so far? Totally in love with this show. And Drunken Bee’s recaps over at Television Without Pity make it that much more fun. I especially enjoy the mentions of Kyle Chandler’s hair’s acting. Season 2 is on hold at the library right now. I love TV on DVD.