Archive for July 2008

A Little Slice of Reality…

July 31, 2008

So, I’m a reality TV freak. I’m so not going to apologize, so there. :p~~~ Besides, where else can you research multiple personalities amplified in the bubble of being watched 24/7. It makes for great character study.

– Spoiler Warning –

Project Runway:

Bottom Three:

Kieth aka “Latter Days” – he made a dress that looked like it came from a rag bin, but the whole gay Mormon thing is hot, so I’m glad he didn’t get the boot.

Jennifer aka “Sad Sack” – and that’s exactly what her dress looked like too, a sad, very sad, sack. It was pitiful.

Emily aka… I don’t know. She didn’t have enough personality to get a nick name. – Lord have mercy what was that girl thinking? Then, as she’s leaving she’s all “That dress was fabulous. Those judges don’t know what they’re talking about.” Girl, I have seen less costume-like dresses on Flamenco dancers. It had this huge neon rainbow of ruffles across the boobs and down the belly. Oy. She was so out.

Top Three:

Terri aka “Foxy Brown” – like Pam Grier in that fabulous 70’s movie, her outfit was hot, tough, and had a lot of attitude. I totally dug it. She was robbed of winning tonight. It was this great dress/ shirt with an open back and hugged the body in all the right places. Very cool.

Leanne aka “the Mouse” – Although, I have to give it to her. That skirt was FABU. If Terri couldn’t win tonight, I would have picked Leanne’s outfit, but alas, she was robbed as well.

Kenley aka “Veronica Lake” – Okay, Veronica had blonde hair, but I’m sure it wasn’t naturally blonde. But Kenley is certainly a 40’s throw back, which I can totally dig. But the dress, ugh. It was a few decades ahead of the forties and not in a good way. I remember people wearing crap like that in the 80’s. The only thing missing was the shoulder pads. I didn’t think she had the worse, but wow, she definitely wouldn’t have been in my top three, let alone the winner of tonight’s challenge.

So You Think You Can Dance:

Mark – loved him tonight. The Viennese Waltz and that Contemporary Jazzy routine was rockin’. I don’t care what DC says. 🙂 I always believe Mark when he dances. Totally.

Chelsea – That chick has some fabulous leg and hip action. I’ve loved her since the auditions, nothing has changed. She smashed the mambo, and worked the hip hop tonight. Love her!

Joshua – That man was on it tonight! He is always so masculine on the dance floor. His technique is awesome (though I don’t know why the judges keep saying he doesn’t have classical training when he has said a couple of times that he took several years of ballet. Guess it’s better hype to pretend he’s strictly a hip-hop dancer). The contemporary routine was fantastic. Yay! Tyce Diorio, ’cause he has had some stank choreography this year. And the Paso! Wow.

Katee – See above. Katee and Joshua killed it tonight. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Twitch – He’s seen better days. His mambo was lack luster, sort of tainted the whole night for me on him. Though he did a great job in the hip hop routine.

Courtney – She was beautiful in the Viennese Waltz and hard hitting in the contemporary jazz thing she did with Mark. Spectacular to watch!

I think Twitch should go next from the boys. I can’t pick a bottom out of the girls. They are all great.

I still miss Gev, though. *sigh* Love that little Russian cutey. I could totally adopt him.

Shear Genius:

I am sooo glad the judges didn’t pick anyone as a winner. Those Charlie’s Angels hairdos were a hot mess. Ugh. Horrible, horrible. There wasn’t one good style in the bunch. Where do they get these people? I’ll still watch it last night.

And wow, Charlie is a total bi-otch. But in a good way. LOL.

Well, there’s three hours of my life (although actually only about an hour and a half because I DVR’d the shit and skipped commercials).

I’m sorry if you actually read the whole blog post. There went 5 minutes of your life. LMAO.

Hugs,

Renee

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Conestoga 12 – The Weekend Tulsa Stood Still…

July 28, 2008

…because it was too freakin’ hot to move around!

Well, I have to say, it wasn’t quite what I expected. I mean, I really thought there would be people all decked out in full on Klingon and such. But hardly anyone got all scifi-y for the Con.

Sad for me, it was. (Yoda speak for, where have all the Trekkies gone???).

Happy for me, though, was that I got to hang out with my uber BFFs Michele Bardsley and Dakota Cassidy.

Also, I made some new BFFs (just in case the old BFFs ever spurn me) Mark Henry, Jaye Wells, Leah, and Jeanne Stein.

Here are some totally random pictures of our time at Conestoga:

Michele and Dakota were almost bitten!

Dakota needed security after her beautiful breasts were nearly accosted.

This is Bruce (the lead singer of Queen’s Gambit — refer to the filking video below) with myself. He totally had has hand planted on my ass. Which is why I look so serene. 🙂

Some fun of our own making in the sweltering heat. I could totally eat Mark Henry right up. LOL.

Just another random moment. Dakota trying to scissor lock Mark’s head.

Who doesn’t love a guy who’s willing to free-ball it in a moo moo? This is the crowd from Michele and Dakota’s “Two Truths and a Lie” panel.

FINALLY! Someone showed up in full on scifi garb! Here’s the Fifth Element, looking lithe as evah.

The Last Supper – da Vinci couldn’t have done it better! Besides, we had a better crowd. No Judas in the bunch.

Here forth, and shall always be known as “The Man that Spurned Dakota.”

Mark defiling Michele’s Poster. Bad Mark!

Leah and myself amusing ourselves while everyone else was speed dating. Somethings shouldn’t be seen up close…like my double chin and the dark circles under my eyes.

Is she really drinking a Coke? Just look at that “Stank” face.

Okay, well, that’s it for now. I think, as you can tell, a good time was had by all!

hugs and kisses,

Renee

Random Dream — You put your what where?

July 28, 2008

Okay, so I woke up this morning (by morning, I mean afternoon, of course) from a very strange, yet pleasant dream. I walk into this office full of dudes. You know, like a secretary pool, lots of cubicles, etc… only it’s all guys manning the phones and computers. For some reason, I’m huffing and puffing (not on cigarettes and soo totally not what you’re thinking! Though I like those dreams as well).

Apparently, I’m on a man hunt. I shout out, “I need a few gay men!”

Totally random, right?

So, they all ignore me, until one guy looks up. He smiles with blindingly perfect white teeth and says, “I’ve always wanted to hang out with 70s/ 80s throwback.”

In response, I put one hand on my hip, strike a pose, and say, “Girl, I am retro-ly-delicious.”

Then…I wake up. Suck! I’m afraid now that I’ll never know why I needed those few gay men. LOL. What the f*ck does it all mean???

Terri’s Angels at Conestoga!

July 28, 2008

Well, I lied about posting yesterday, LOL. And I’m wiped out tonight, since I haven’t really adjusted to the quiet of home yet. But, I’ll post a bunch this week, promise! And while you’re waiting, I thought you all might enjoy this picture of Michele, Dakota, and myself with our other BFF Terri Smythe! We love ya, girl, and missed you a ton! But as you can see, you were totally there in spirit.

Hugs,

Renee

What the Filk were we thinking??

July 26, 2008

Welll…..First official day of Conestoga, and let me tell you: Total life affirming experience, peeps! LOL. A nice guy explained the whole filking thing to Dakota, Michele, and myself. Totally not what I thought it was, LOL. Apparently, it really is sci-fi fantasy lyrics sang to folk music. Apparently, back in like 1958 at some scifi convention, the guy writing the program meant to type “folk music” but he had a typo and it ended up spelling “filk music” and the whole filking thing caught on from there. Awesome, huh?

Here’s a video of a group called the Queen’s Gambit. Pretty fun, LOL. Michele is really getting into it by the end, and Mark Henry has the pleasantly surprised (hehe) look on his face.

Okay, now Dakota and I met an enthusiastic 15 year old vampire chick named Diana and she invited us to her tea party. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we were totally in! She had a lot of energy and more guts than I had at that age. Kudos, Diana! Michele took the video. LOL

We had a blast hanging out with Mark Henry, Jaye Wells, and whole bunch of friendly, yet dirty minded people, which was just, well, you know, AWESOME! lol.

Hugs,
Renee (will report more tomorrow night, lol)

OMG – Dakota reprises the role of Darth Vader for Conestoga. LOL

July 25, 2008

LMAO. Well, my first night in Tulsa for Conestoga and the fun is already beginning. Here’s a nicely embarrassing, yet funny video (okay, funny to me, lol) I shot of Dakota Cassidy in the role of Darth Vader. LOL. I call it “Dakota Vader.”

We have way too much time on our hands.

George Lucas – Call me, we’ll talk. LOL.

We shot it at the Fabulous Bardsley Casa. There is a cameo appearance by Michele’s son, Reid AKA Mini Vader. And I’m going to try and do some more videos this weekend, so stay tuned. 🙂

Hugs,

Renee

The Celebrate my anniversary winner has been chosen!

July 24, 2008

Congratulations to….

Eva Holeman!

You will be the receiver of an $18 gift certificate from Barnes and Nobles. Watch your email!

Thanks to everyone else who posted! You all helped to make my anniversary special.

Hugs,

Renee