Are you watching Ashley Paige Bikini or Bust? It’s good, my latest guilty baby is napping pleasure. Ashley is a 38 year old bikini designer who has a swanky shop and lives with her mother. She looks sort of washed up, has funny little tattoos everywhere and is a delightful mess. She cannot pay her bills and is the easiest sell I have ever seen. Someone mentions life coach, she gets one, a non surgical face lift, she books a consult. She has a ton of dogs, a huge heart and no money for dog food. The best part of the show, in my opinion, is her Mom, Leah. Leah is slow, sweet and southern with a very heavy accent. In one episode Ashley was having a model casting at the shop, there were maybe 50 women lined up outside waiting to put on a suit and strut their stuff. Well, Leah realizes it is early in the morning and those “girls just look so hungry” that she goes out and buys a few dozen donuts and walks the line offering them , to swimsuit models in LA. Hilarious! On another show she wants to learn how to knit a birthday gift for her daughter. Juan, the (only) knitter teaches her how and along the way he helps her with a bit of Spanish. Leah is trying her hardest but having a terrible time at the end she says, ” I like burritos.” My head explodes.
I’m sure you all know of the band Gnarls Barkley, yes? They were on SNL a while back and I was able to see them perform. Now, I am a little behind in my pop culture, admittedly. Since having Nathan its taken a back burner (sadly!). But, in my head this man “looked” like Charles Barkley, tall, athletic and black. Well Gnarls (which I now know is the name of the band and not the guy) couldn’t look any LESS like Charles. This is probably only funny to me, and to Mike who thinks I am a total idiot. But at least I can still make him laugh. Right?
My favorite Design Star won! Jen. She has such a cute personality, I love her paintings. Though it could be her buck teeth that have me drawn to her. After 4 years in braces and headgear, wearing my retainers every night since having them removed in 8th grade, I can still eat corn through a fence. I can’t wait for her series to start in January.
I always buy a US Weekly when I travel. It is the ONLY time I allow myself too and boy do I look forward to it. This past trip though, I didn’t know who 75% of the people were. I know I don’t keep up as well as I used to but it made me feel bad, like I was an old shriveled up mom. 31 and already totally out of touch. The Superficial and MamaPop are not enough to sustain, apparently.
Speaking of old shriveled up Mom- I went off the deep end and cut my hair again. I don’t know if I like it yet…. I’m afraid I am that much closer to a minivan and Mom jeans.
We are headed to Seattle day after tomorrow and I cannot wait! We will see all of the sisters and nieces and nephews. I haven’t seen my Dad and Step Mom for months, add Tammy’s wedding on Sunday and I’m just coming out of my skin!
I am totally exhausted from staying up and watching the Olympics. I just cant go to sleep, its too exciting. Luckily, with Nate only nursing 3 x’s per day I am back on my diet coke iv drip. Ahhhh!
Has anyone read “Sleep is for the weak” yet? Is it worth buying?
I told Mike that I want an apartment in the city. My own place, with a white couch a tivo and no boys, no dogs no dust. It will be clean all the time and smell nice and I can just go there and relax. What a dream, right?! Ha, he said he didn’t think we could swing a place of my very own. Had to ask.
You know what is not worth the effort? Making your own salsa verde. Just buy it, my word I will not do that again!
That’s a wrap for today. I will add this new dontdo to flickr for you to see. I beg of you to be honest with me, love it, hate it. Just tell the truth, I can take it!