Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jogging  4 • 20 October 2016

I finally got out to jog early this morning.   I took the 7 mile path, but there was such major construction in the way, it ended up only being 4 miles.   So, next time I'll take the other path and see how far I can go.   It didn't occur to me until just now that I could have done the 4 miles twice.  XD


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Walking  6 • 18 October 2016

I made use of the insomnia and did some food shopping this morning, so I walked 3 miles.  

Then, I walked back home from the doctor's (just a flu shot) and walked another 3 miles.  So, that's six miles this morning.

Now it's nap time, woo-hoo!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

What Did I See? • 16 October 2016

I was watching the latest episode of Bar Rescue (yes, I'm dry, but I watch BR) and all I could see was ...

♪♫♬ "Hey, Miss Sun, what could I say?
I tried to hold you but the moon got in the way." 

I'm a mess.

RPDRAS s2e8 • All Stars Supergroup • 13 October 2016

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season Two

the contestants had to make over

their own sisters, moms and grandmas

to show a strong family resemblance.  

Alaska seemed to do the worst,

but Detox, who won the challenge,
and the lip synch against #2 Katya,
certainly was not going to break up
the holy trinity of Rolaskatox.

Detox eliminated Alyssa.

And Alaska broke the internet.  But not Rolaskatox.

What, you thought they were all gonna get along?
It's Rolaskatox versus anybody else.
And, we only have one other anybody else left.
Katya, there's a mark on you,
if Rolskatox has anything to do with it.

Shortly after Alyssa’s elimination, the top four girls are in the work room.  Katya shares she would have eliminated Roxxxy.    Poor Roxxxy has been in the bottom more often than not this season.

The next morning Michelle Visage joins the queens in the work room to introduce the finale challenge.  But, did she struggle just walking down the stairs?

For the final challenge, the final four are a supergroup, each writing, and recording rap verses to a RuPaul track, “Read U, Wrote U.”  On the runway they will lip synch, with choreographer Travis Wall.

They write their rap, and then record one by one.   AB Soto (“Cha Cha Bitch”) guides them in the studio.  He later comments that Detox did the best with the writing & recording of the rap verses.

Instead of the Tic-Tac lunch, the queens each record for Ru & Michelle’s podcast.  Michelle calls out Alaska for throwing a tantrum.  Alaska apologizes.  Ru notices that Rolaskatox is back together and very strong.   Alaska fights back that they aren’t officially together.   Not sure which queen did best during the podcasts, but Alaska must have done the worst, eh?

In the work room, Alaska worries that all they talked about on the podcast was Rolaskatox.   She fears it is season 5 all over again, and that the non-Rolaskatox person left will win it all.  

During the choreography with Travis Wall, Katya shines.  The other queens get nervous.  You know how it goes, though, they show them all messing up, but when it comes to the runway, they are flawless.  Bet it will be the same.

Joining Ru at the judges table are regulars Michelle, Carson, Todrick and Ross.

All four do well on the lip synch to “Read U, Wrote U.”

Then, the runway category is All Star Glam-O-Rama.





The judges love Alaska’s runway look.  Ross likes her lyrics for the tune the best.  Michelle thinks she came a long way since applying (and not getting onto) season 1.

The judges praise Detox’s runway look, but say little else.  Or, it didn’t get on the show.

The judges are excited for how Katya did, except for Michelle picking on her skirt.

The judges are quite complimentary to Roxxxy.   If I had to guess at this point, I’d guess it’s:

           1. Alaska
           2. Katya
           3. Detox
           4. Roxxxy

Ru asking the others why they should be the winner and not the others, well, no one messes up.

Ru sends Roxxxy home, she places fourth for the season.  

The remaining three lip synch to “If I Were Your Woman” by Gladys Knight & The Pips.   

Now I wanna see Latrice Royale lip synching it.    Ru calls out the winner:


There’s no mention of who places second or third, so, I’ll just pretend my guessed order is correct.

Following the groups on Facebook was a bit rough this season, with all the hate shown Phi Phi and Alaska, and, of course, Rolaskatox.  Hey, I threw some shade, too.   I find it difficult when a person is ungrateful and disrespectful.  Maybe that speaks more to myself than to Phi Phi and Alaska?   Nah, of course not.  At any rate, season 9 can’t come quickly enough.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Project Runway s15e05 • There's No "I" In Team • 13 October 2016

Last week on PR the designers made swim suits & coverups

to fit in with the Heidi Klum Swimwear line.

Winner Rik will have his outfit mass produced,

and for a mere $180 you can have it, too.
I don't think Heidi's Leprechaun Halloween outfit
is available for purchase, though.

Sarah was let go for her too junior look.

Let's take a gander at who has won so far ....

and who has been sent home.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?   The season hasn't produced work as bad as some seasons.   I'm almost believing the hype from the first episode.   Let's see if it continues.

I think Heidi overslept.  

Or maybe she got a rash from
her Leprechaun green outfit last time. 

Tim Gunn and Luis Casco (Mary Kay Makeup Man) join the designers on the runway to introduce the new challenge:  in two teams of six, create a four look mini-collection.

This time around, they have to sell their vision to the judges, who then allocate $3,000 thusly:  $800 to Team Unity, and $2,200 to House Of Bouton.

Another twist:  Each member of the winning team will win $5,000.  Nice!  It’s a one day challenge, of course.

There is no drama in picking the teams, unlike last year.

I take it back, Mah-Jing Wong is unnerved by the closeness of the rest of his team.  He feels like the ultimate outsider.

"I'm so excited to see what he (Roberi) will do."

"This'll all end in tears, I just know it."

Both teams ended up pitching the idea of a working woman's outfit with lower end pricing.  House Of Bouton has color, and seems to have a bit of a wild card vibe.  Team Unity has little color, but seems more organized, and on task.  Even if they have much less money, they aren’t doomed to failure.  Or, are they?   Well, think it through.  Clearly the judges LIKED House Of Bouton way better than Team Unity, if all the money went over to Team Bouton.

“I love bad ass.”

Okay, then.   Here ya go.

On the Tim thru, he proclaims Team Unity’s color pallet ‘somber’ but modern.   Well, that’s half right.  I will say, everyone is working well together.  On PR, that’s a big deal.  Tim sees a perfect blend of each of their design aesthetics.

Tim struggles with House Of Bouton’s yellow coat, it’s the mother to the rest of the outfits.  He leaves them, telling them to ‘caucus.’

For the rest of the day, Team Unity seems to be on top of their game.  House Of Bouton seems to have to backtrack in order to move forward.

Geez, is he counting or is he gonna attack the camera person?

Don't think I didn't hear Luis Casco mispronouncing the word "azure."   Trust.

Joining Heidi, Zac & Nina at the runway is actress & recording artist Sabrina Carpenter.

Did ya see her yellow outfit?  Clearly the yellow of Erin’s coat won’t be a problem, eh?

T E A M     U N I T Y
Cornelius & Rik


Nathalia & Roberi


H O U S E     O F     B O U T O N

Jenni & Brik

Laurence & Tasha


House Of Bouton is the winning team.   Everything is complimented except for Brik & Jenni’s faded mauve short dress.  The collection as a whole was more fashion forward.  Dexter, Erin and Laurence are mentioned as contenders for the win.

“The way he (Dexter) really leaded our group was really powerful.”

Not led.  Leaded.   Really.  Sorry, I shouldn’t pick on them, it’s not Project English.   Besides, I’m sure she was siked to be on the winning team.  Not psyched.

Team Unity is the losing team.  Heidi does acknowledge that they did an incredible job with a mere $800.  She mentions that they over designed, and it doesn’t look like moderately priced career woman pieces, it looks like evening looks.  Heidi loves Mah-Jing’s vest, so clearly he is staying.  Roberi’s pants and Alex’s dress are deemed the worst.   

Zac explains that if their pitch had been for street evening wear at introductory price points, they might have won.

No one throws anyone under the bus, so to speak.   Wait, did Mah-Jing?  Alex stands up, saying he failed on the pitch, and that he deserves to go home.  

Dexter is proclaimed the winner.  Everyone else is safe except for the bottom two:

Alex and Roberi.

Alex is let go, Roberi is safe.

Back in the waiting room, I wanted Tim Gunn to use his save SO much.  It didn’t happen.  =o(    Well, I have to admire Alex for acting professionally.  Good on him.  His entire team, too.

Tune in next week for … a party that isn’t a party?