Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Walking   24 April 2019
I walked three miles this morning.  Did little else.  Not even the pool.   XD

Walking   23 April 2019
I walked four miles yesterday morning.  Only logging it a day and a half late.   XD


Monday, April 22, 2019

Walking   22 April 2019
I walked three miles this morning.  Now to be a bum the rest of the day.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race s11e08
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Snatch Game At Sea!

This is going to be a different set up this time around.   I've been struggling with Silky Nutmeg Ganache's poor behavior, and I think now is as good a time as any to break it down.  Let's cut to the runway and go from there.

A'Keria Chanel Davenport

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Nina West

Shuga Cain

Brooke Lynn Hytes

Yvie Oddly

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Plastique Tiara

I would have placed them much differently than Ru did.   To me, Nina West won, not Silky.  Vanjie and Plastique could have been the bottom two.  I'm not saying Brooke Lynn and Yvie did great, but Brooke Lynn should have been middle safe, and Yvie should have gotten a stern talking to.  Vanjie and, to a lesser extent, Plastique, were just playing themselves.  And, that can be said of Silky, too.

It has become apparent that Silky is gonna run away with the whole thing.   I don't like that she is skating by in so many ways, relying upon only her exuberant personality, and delusional entitlement.  But, mostly, I detest her refusal to take on board anything the judges say, and inability to get along with others.

Well, I guess we can't have the winners we want all the time.  And, sometimes, the winners won't know how to treat others professionally.   I'll get with the program.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Walking  15  20 April 2019
I walked fifteen miles today.  I finally walked to Clearwater Beach.   Well, one of 'em.  I had only walked over to Tampa Bay before.

Happy Easter & Happy Dyngus Day to all.

Project Runway s17e06
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Power Play

Last time on PR the designers created high end street wear, as inspired by a meeting with Dapper Dan.

Venny placed third out of twelve.

Garo came in second.

Bishme won the challenge!

Rakan earned the tenth spot.

Jamall nabbed the eleventh position.

Kovid was twelfth out of twelve, and was sent packing.

As the designers wait for Karlie to show up, an illustrated image of her as a super hero shows up on the runway screen.

Soon Karlie is introducing coding/gaming/developer geniuses Robin Hunicke, Mitu Khandaker and Nina Freeman.

Robin jumps right in the game, sticking her tongue out in disgust.

Karlie explains the challenge: Create the attire for a video game character.  So, hmmm, not necessarily super hero, eh?  The judges expect to see both function and fashion.  Karlie does warn them not to go *too* costumey.

It's a 2 day challenge with $300 at Mood.   I am thrilled that most of the challenges this season have been 2 day challenges.  There's no switching up of models this week.

Christian whines about everyone going with red over at Mood.  Ha.

Venny is way over budget.  Will it matter?  I mean, will he be in the bottom because he had to give up some of his fabric?

When they get back to the work room, there are animators ready to bring to life the designers' illustrator.   Wait a minute, will they have seamsters on hand to fabricate the looks, too?  And other people to stand on the stage during critiques?

Yeah, I don't understand that either, Jamall.

Christian comes in on day one, in the evening.

Bishme's 'queen of hearts' is getting her own wedding dress.  He is told to refine the hip area, where Bishme has a heart shape going on.

Jamall's girl is a James Bond femme fatale in a tuxedo.  Hmmm.  Not exactly fresh.  Will it matter?  Christian thinks it is boring and safe.  Jamall interviews he won't be taking the advice on board.  What?

Hester's girl is jumping from star to star to attend a rave.  Christian likes her idea of a jet pack.

Garo's girl is Nina Garcia in a dominatrix suit.  While I'm already laughing, is this wise to use one of the judges as inspiration?

Venny's girl is the savior of the world, in white & blue.

No, not the *Silver Platters* or the Brady 6.  

Actually, I keep thinking Israel.  Or Finland.  What is the flag that is mostly white with a bit of blue?  Christian doesn't get the mix of fabrics.

On day two they sure seem to be getting a late start.  They are shown lounging about during the 10 o'clock hour.

Nothing serious seems to be out of the ordinary during model fitting in the afternoon.
Except, Venny is being mildly harassed by Christian, CS ain't buyin' VE's girl.

Jamall hasn't cut his real fabric yet, just muslin.  

Sonia feels she has to redo everything.  Que?

On runway day, Rakan doesn't know what to tell the Maybelline people what to do.  That can't be good.

Let's cut to the runway.  Joining Karlie Kloss, Brandon Maxwell, Nina Garcia and Elaine Welteroth is Robin Hunicke.

Garo Sparo

Renee Hill

Rakan Shams Aldeen

Lela Orr

Sonia Kasparian

Tessa Clark

Sebastian Grey

Hester Sunshine

Jamall Osterholm

Venny Etienne

Bishme Cromartie

Karlie calls out Lela, Renee, Bishme, Sonia and Sebastian as the safe middles, and sends them to the lounge.

Rakan's girl is fighting the Roman Empire.  Elaine liked the illustration, but not the fabrication.  Brandon hates the cranberry lycra.  The judges think it looks unfinished and messy.

Garo's gonna give Nina Garcia a complex with his vision of a fashion editor dominatrix.  LOL.  Nina loves the accessories.  The judges don't really say all that much, though.  Later Nina states that the S&M cliche is not needed at this point.

Tessa's miller's daughter is a success. Nina got it right away.  Robin is over the moon, 'this is exactly the kind of thing we want to see more of,' meaning a girl doing a traditionally male role.  Later Brandon sees unfinished seams (that should have been finished.)

Brandon asks Jamall why there is no support for the girls.  Robin notes it is just a male's outfit on a female, to imply strength.  Karlie thinks it could have been saved with some quick thinking.

Robin likes Venny's story, but didn't read it from the model.  Brandon says Venny needs Jesus.  Ha!   Nina is furious, it's a disaster.

Hester's girl jumps from star to star, in search of a good party.  All the judges praise her work.  Elaine sees too much kitsch & costume.  Nina doesn't care, she loves it.  Brandon notes that she is getting better with every challenge.

Hester is the winner!

Tessa is 2nd.

Garo 3rd.

Jamall is ninth out of eleven.

Bottom two are Venny and Rakan.

Venny is in.
That means Rakan is out.

Rakan is respectful.  Good on him.  He seemed like a very talented designer who never found his footing.  A few have been like that this season.

Tune in next week when they celebrate making it to the top 10.   They key word to their next challenge will be "elegance."