Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Walking  2  21 February 2018

I walked 2 miles early this morning.  It is a beautiful, too hot day today.   And, forevermore until December, I assume.  But, I didn't have to shovel any snow this Winter, there is that.    =o)


Monday, February 19, 2018

Walking  2  19 February 2018

I walked 2 miles early this morning, and am just getting around to logging it in here.   How industrious.


Friday, February 16, 2018

RPDRAS s3e4 • Snatch Game! • 15 February 2018

Last week the queens wrote and acted in Bachelor B*tchelor vignettes.

Kennedy beat out BenDeLaCreme for the win.

Chi Chi DeVayne and

Milk were the bottom two.

Aja gave great tongue during Ru's presentation of the challenge,
so there was no way she was going to be a bottom dweller.

Kennedy chose to axe Milk.

Again, fans saw that Milk would get some sort of chance to return to the competition.  As of this point it hasn't been determined if it will be the same manner as last year, or something new.

After Milk’s elimination, there seems to be disagreement between the queens as to how the lip synch winners should choose which bottom dweller to eliminate.  Several seem thrown.  Milk certainly was bitter in her lipstick on the mirror message.

Next day Ru presents the main challenge:  Snatch Game!

He doesn't use his power hand stance, he gives them Isaac hands.

During preparation, Shangela finds a note from already eliminated Thorgy Thor (presumably to Trixie, since it is in her work station) that is derogatory to Shangela. 

Now, I can’t really see what is reads, but if that is the case, Trixie shouldn’t have put it up on the wall for inspiration for all the world to see.  Or, was Shangela looking where she wasn’t supposed to?  Did Trixie do this on purpose to make Shangela less secure?   Or was it without any thought, let alone malice?   Wait, did Shangela act all bent out of shape to mess with Trixie?   Curious.

Y’all know I’m (severely legally) blind.  One of the reasons I do this blog is to sorta kinda log just how bad my vision is getting.  All I can really see on the note is “theshadybitch.”  While I disagree with that sentiment ever being uttered or written, it doesn’t seem all that debilitating.   Yeah, I'm gonna go with Shangela playing the game.

During the Ru-thru, Marc Jacobs is there!

Chi Chi doesn’t call him Bob Mackie like he did on season 8.

Both can tell that BeBe is going to do Grace Jones.

Ru is worried that she won't be funny.
You know he means it, he brings out the power stance hands.

Shangela is talked out of doing Miss Cleo.  Shangela’s 2nd choice is Jenifer Lewis.  (Yes, the black mother of Hollywood, and of Black-ish fame.)

Shangela knows Ms. Lewis, she was able to take one of her fur coats to All Stars, and it’s a Marc Jacobs’ design, and, well, there he is.   Providence & serendipity, eh?

Kennedy is doing Phaedra Parks, one of the Housewives of Atlanta.  

As they dress, Trixie pulls Shangela aside to smooth things over, but it doesn’t seem genuine to me (“It wasn’t written for you.”)   Shangela seems to accept the apology, but interviews that she has her eye peeled, just the same.

Carson & Michelle are the contestants for Snatch Game!   Kristin Chenoweth is the last celebrity in the bunch, that’s a hoot.  Wait, will she put all the others to shame?   Right away, she has competition, thank God.

“I always thought that one of these queens
would do me, and no one ever did.
So, I decided to come here & do myself.”

“Sweetheart, none of these queens are gonna do ya!”

Let’s lump the challenge and the runway together, shall we?   Joining Ru, Michelle, Carson and Kristin is MTV’s Nicole Byer.  The runway theme is Flower Power.

Wait, now why am I thinking about Trading Spaces' Hildy?

Her Crystal Lebeija was spot on, she was in character at all times, and was funny, mostly because she *was* her celebrity.

Like Aja, Shangela was in character all the time, and was even funnier.  All her jokes landed.

BeBe Zahara Benet
Her Grace Jones was okay.   She had laughs, but she didn’t always seem to be running on all cylinders.

Kennedy Davenport
Her Phadra Parks was anemic at best.   She wasn’t funny, but she did look like her celebrity.

Chi Chi DeVayne
Her Maya Angelou was lackluster at best.   She spelled her character’s name wrong, she didn’t have the jokes, nor the come backs.   Epic fail.

Trixie Mattel
She started out alright, but as Snatch Game went on, Trixie lost momentum.   She stopped being funny and seemed to be telling us she wanted an immediate elimination.  What a shock, compared to how well she has done in life with her Youtube & TV shows, and live gigs.

While choosing to do a man who wasn’t known for wearing makeup sounds risky, Ben was 100% Paul Lynde, and was also funny on the spot.  A+.

Shangela & BenDeLaCreme win the challenge.   

Bottom three are Kennedy, Chi Chi and Trixie.

Shangela & BDLC lip synch to Katy Perry's 2008’s “I Kissed A Girl”

Ru awards the win to them both.  Each choses to eliminate Chi Chi, who goes out quite gracefully and respectfully. 

Class act, girl.

I was sure Shangela was gonna eliminate Trixie.   Boy, was I wrong.

Tune in next time for a tribute to Andy Warhol.   Or Campbell’s Soup.   Or something.

Walking  2  16 February 2018

I walked 2 miles early this morning, and only just now remembered to log it in.   Silly me.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Walking  2  14 February 2018

I walked 2 miles yesterday, handling a few errands, and only just now remembered to log it in.   A mind is a terrible thing, eh?


Monday, February 12, 2018

Walking  2  12 February 2018

Just walked a couple of miles, getting a few groceries.   It's nice to be more human than sickness, finally.   The sinus infection will be history soon, I trust.   Thank GOD for antibiotics and Mucinex.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Project Runway All Stars s6e06
Thrown For A Loop By Betty Boop!  8 February 2018 

Last time on PRAS the designers created looks
initially inspired by Rodial makeup,
eventually celebrating a woman's inner
superhero.   Superheroine.   Whatever.

Fabio beat out Anthony & Ken for the win.

Amanda beat out Merline & Edmond for the axe.

The designers meet up with Alyssa on the runway to learn of their challenge:   Create a young, chic Hollywood outfit for Betty Boop, glamorous & playful, not too serious, but at the forefront of fashion.

The winning designer gets to help create a Betty Boop line!  Joshua McKinley and Char Glover then get their Winner/Loser edits.   Gee, which way will it go?   And why is Char wearing my soap-on-a-rope of the cowardly lion from 1968?   Now it's reminding me of the Brady Bunch 1972 3-parter in Hawaii bad luck Tiki.  

They have $200 at Mood, and, like always, it is a one day challenge.

They have Timmy Ho’s in NYC?   I don’t think we’re ever gonna have one in Florida.   Certainly not like in Hamilton, ONT, where every block has one, eh?

“Edmond, why would you buy that McQueen inspired fabric?   It’s Betty Boop.  Like, not like, outer space Queen from the night that east your kids and abducts babies & cats.”

Okay, no more caffeine for Helen, please.

Also, Space Queen?

Space Queens?

Space Queens in HD?

I can keep going & going.

Look!  Anne’s wearing black!   Never saw THAT coming!

Anne sees “sock hop” in Char’s bottom, though the top is modern.

Anne hates the idea of Merline’s 2 fabrics used together.

Stanley wants to make a ’40s romper.  Anne sees too much fabric.

Fabio’s needs sex appeal.  She states it twice.

She calls Kimberly’s work “bathrobe.”

Um, pajama wear as day wear?  Hello!

Anne is worried Ken’s classy work will be too simple & boring.

Then he chokes her to death.

She makes Anthony almost cry by using the word ‘trampy.’

It is a powerful word, of course.

Or maybe Helen verbally beat him up earlier.   Maybe Ken helped.

Edmond explains he didn’t like his blue & white patterned fabric, so he is going with white, with train track mesh over the front.   Anne prefers the old blue & white, of course.   Sure, confuse him, Anne.

“If I were Anne, I would sleep with both eyes open.”

Anne likes the idea of Joshua’s street wear, but wants it elevated.

Anne sees the work Helen has done, but doesn’t see youthfulness.

“Oh, and there’s a message from Betty Boop’s friend coming soon.”

No, they don’t have to create an outfit for Bimbo, too.

It’s merely Fleischer Studios cell mate Popeye, saying nothing new.  No, they don't have to make an outfit for him.   Nor for Bluto, Olive Oyl or Sweet Pea.

Sweet Pea?

During model fitting Edmond finally trashes his B&W train track look, and goes back to the blue & white patterned fabric.

On runway morning, Stanley trashes his 2 in one look, takes the collar from one and puts it on the other.  Right up till the end, you are scaring me, SH.

Joining Alyssa, Georgina & Isaac is returning Guess Judge and investor from PR: Fashion Start-Up, Rebecca Minkoff, who always reminds me of Joanna Gaines.

Joshua McKinley

Edmond Newton

Char Glover

Kimberly Goldson

Helen Castillo

Stanley Hudson

Ken Laurence

Fabio Costa

Merline Labissiere

Anthony Williams

Alyssa calls out the safe middle:  Ken, Fabio, Kimberly & Anthony.

Georgina doesn’t like Helen’s use of the gray, but otherwise is complimentary.  Rebecca is worried about the menswear aspect, but otherwise all of the judges enjoy her work.

Merline doesn’t look like she was inspired by Betty Boop, neither by young Hollywood.  Rebecca thinks the back is an afterthought.

Alyssa calls out Edmond’s “McQueen” look as ‘saggy balls.’


Isaac feels he has to interject, “Young & Chic, we want to see it *every* week!”

He does like Joshua’s work, he calls it racy, but not vulgar.   I don’t know, it could be both.   The judges find favor with it, except that Alyssa questions the use of a crop top.

Alyssa only likes the color of Char’s dress, nothing else.   Georgina is flabbergasted that everyone went with draping.   Char lets it slip that she didn’t know how to work with her fabric.   That ain’t good.

The judges DO like Stanley’s work, it feels vintage yet relevant, and Isaac sees classic & American.   Alyssa doesn’t like the collar, but Isaac is ready to fight.

Stanley is safe, placing 3rd.

Top 2 are Helen & Joshua.

Joshua wins, and will be designing for Betty Boop!

Merline is eighth of ten, and safe.

Bottom two are Char & Edmond.

Char is eliminated, so that means
Edmond is 9th out of 10 and is safe.

Char is professional and courteous, which we all expect out of her.  Geez, week after week, even if the eliminations are earned, it’s getting hard to see beloved designers go.

Tune in next week when Anne wears black!

RuPaul finally makes it back to the PR world.

But, where is Michelle Visage?