Friday, May 30, 2014

Health  I'm Gifted  30 May 2014

Thursday morning I jogged 10.25 miles with the finger toe socks.   No problems.   Thursday evening I got a surprise ride to Walmart (the blind do not drive) so I went on a mini capitalistic adventure.  What did I do?   I injured my toe wearing regular socks, just walking around the store.

Okay, everyone, with your best Nancy Kerrigan voice:  WHY?!?!?

Well, of course, I know why now:  Only finger toe socks for me, eh?  My dear podiatrist has me on Cipro encore fois, which makes me all kinds of sick, but it does work.   We'll see how I feel tomorrow, but I did set the alarm just in case I'm up for jogging tomorrow morning.

Dear God, help me be wise with my foot.   I don't want to reinjure myself, but I don't want to take every opportunity to shirk responsibilities either.

On the plus side, the blood pressure reading was 102 over 60.  Nice, huh?


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jogging  10.25  29 May 2014

I'm back baby!

I jogged my longest route ever this morning, 10.25 miles.   Never you mind how many hours it took.

I was so scared when I did such poor numbers earlier in the week that that was the end of my jogging days.   Nope, I was fine this morning.   Well, I was annoyed at the heat and humidity, but I was able to cover ten and a quarter miles!   I was even coherent enough to say hello to some passersby.     One guy was jogging in the other direction, with his shirt off.   Yum.

You were jogging to get healthier, not to get laid!

Now to figure our a longer path that doesn't cross too many streets.   I don't want to press my luck too much with playing in traffic.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jogging & Walking  2&2  27 May 2014

Tuesday I jogged a mere 2 miles, and walked a mere 2 miles.   I felt a migraine coming on when I started, and I just couldn't finish the route.   The prior day (5&5) it was so hot I felt like I couldn't go on, with the oppressive humidity.  This time around my head was killing me, but my legs and lungs weren't too upset.

Next day is a minor doctor visit, we'll see how my vitals are then.  Thursday I hope and pray to God I can do the 10 mile path, but even the 7 mile path would be an improvement.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Jogging & Walking 5&5 26 May 2014

Not sure if I will keep this here or not.   A friend suggested I post the distance I am jogging in the morning.   I suspect it was so I wouldn't bother him with any of this in real life.   I seem to have the skill to be both boring AND annoying.   Now to figure out where that skill set is required and respected.

So, the 5&5 = 5 miles jogging, 5 miles walking.   I started at 3:30a.   I can't stand jogging when everyone else is up and about.   Or, I'm too embarrassed to show myself in public.

I started jogging in late March.   I couldn't do a mile at first.

Some perspective:  I have suffered from foot ulcers (diabetic here) and spent much of 2012 and 2013 flat on my back with my feet up in the air.     So, being able to jog is a big deal for me.

I jogged 10 miles on Wed. the 21st, but had migraines and regular headaches since then thru yesterday.   Let's see how much further I can push this without injuring myself.  Some day, with God as my witness, I will be thin again!   I really hope it is before I'm buried.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

RPDR s6e14 • Reunited 19 May 2014

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race we saw a clip show and the premier of the "Sissy That Walk" video.  

Two weeks ago we saw the top four queens act and lip synch for said video, and at the end of the day, Darienne Lake was eliminated, placing fourth for the season.

Per the Internet, Bianca Del Rio is the favorite to win.  This is the first time in ages where I liked each in the top three.   I see online that not everyone is as thrilled with them all as I am.  Curious.

The 14 contestants go through a small routine, and Michelle Visage introduces them all.  The evening follows the format of the last two seasons.  Highlights:

While Vivacious & April Carrion were reminiscing with Ru, I kept thinking, oh, GOD, please be on All Stars season two.   It was nice that it felt like so MANY left the competition too soon.   That doesn't always happen.

Wasn't it nice to see a glamorous Milk?  Well, her 'version' of it, anyway.

Joslyn explains she tried out a few times prior and never made it on the show.  This was the first time she decided to do solely what she wanted to, instead of trying to second guess the judges.

Darienne's parents sent a video saying they loved her and were proud of her.

Joslyn's fiance, Andre, surprised Joslyn by having Ru marry them right on the spot.   

Adore & Laganja watched some Untucked footage and are friends again.   Bien sur.

Ivy Winters, on stilts, proclaimed BenDeLaCreme this year's Miss Congeniality.

Bianca didn't audition for years because she didn't think old comic queens had a place.  Wow.

Bianca wins the title!    All is right with the world, if only for a moment.

No word on All Stars s2 yet, but I assume it will be in the Fall like the last season of All Stars was.   I'll blog on that for sure, along with PR13 and Face Off 7, which start well into Summer.

I'm toying with the idea of looking back and blogging on an international version of Project Runway.   I'd like to find something that I haven't actually seen.  The hunt commences!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RPDR s6e13 • Countdown To The Crown 12 May 2014

Someone had a clip show last night.   Here's how it broke down:

Top 6 Catchiest Phrases
1. F@#k!  Party!
2. Oh, No, She Better Don't!
3. Rolodex Of Hilarity
4. Absolutely
5. Joslyn-isms
6. Mother Has Arrived

Top 4 Team Talent MVPs
1. What A Dame
2. Blonde Ambition
3. Straight Outta Azusa
4. Bianca Blast

Top 3 WTF Challenge Moments
1. Geronimo
2. Asset Management
3. Surf's Up

Top 4 Dragcessories
1. Ornacia
2. Fish Oil
3. April's Umbrella
4. Gia Gunn's Big Purse

Top 5 Moment's That
Made Us Feel Things
1. Tears Of Joy
2. Trinity K So Brave
3. Laganja's Exit
4. Adore's Mom
5. Milk's Departure

Then Ru showed us some unseen footage from the Talk Show Challenge:  Animals!

Hunky animal handler David Mizejewski shows us his snake!

Top 10 Turnt-Up Runway Looks
1. Courtney Act • Animal Kingdom Couture
2. Milk • Best Drag
3. Adore Delano • Dripping In Jewels Eleganza
4. Joslyn Fox • Crazy Sexy Cool
5. Vivacious • Best Drag
6. Bianca Del Rio • B&W Drama
7. BenDeLaCreme • Golden Girls
8. Trinity K. Bonet's • Princess Party
9. Laganja Estranja • Tony Awards
10. Darienne Lake • Tony Awards

Ru's looks are acknowledged.   Wow, she no longer has the best look of the season, Courtney Act does?   Wow, does that mean Courtney will win next week?   Curious.

Top 5 Judge Mental Moments
1. Khloe Kardashian • Double Shot
2. Michelle vs. Santino Del Niro • Squirrel Fight 
3. Leah Remini • Squirrel Fight
4. Sheryl Lee Ralph • Sherylisms
5. Adam Lambert  April Carrion

Top 5 Smackdowns
1. Bianca vs. The World
2. Laganja vs. Adore
3. Darienne vs. BenDeLaCreme
4. Courtney vs. Joslyn
5. Gia vs. Milk

Top 3 Support Ho's
1. Bianca • Benevolent Bianca
2. Trinity • The Holy Trinity
3. Joslyn • Friendly to Milk

Ru shows a few clips of Adore, Bianca and Courtney.  Then she has the guest queens promote some of her products.

During the premier of the "Sissy That Walk" video, the Scruff Pit Crew look pretty good.  Funny, I don't remember seeing the queens.


Monday, May 12, 2014

RPDR Fun 12 May 2014

Okay, I am fearing that this clip show tonight is going to be a bit of a meh.   Not that I'm not all kinds of excited for the big reveal next week, more so that tonight's episode won't have more than 5 minutes of fresh footage.


Also fresh.

My jam-packed full day fizzled out early, so here I am plopped in front of the LR TV, watching Love It Or List It Too (or Vancouver, depending upon where you are.)  I'm trying to figure out what my next move, since I suddenly have a few hours of free time.  Then it hits me.

Adore & Jillian were separated at birth!

You know, I would enjoy seeing Adore in some kind of host position on a TV show.  She IS charming.   Just as long as she doesn't call someone's experience in the 1930s Great Depression "great."

"I mean, like, I know, f@#k, amirite, huh?  Party!"

Hmmm.  Maybe more of a scripted show would be in order?

Maybe if we're lucky we'll see more of Ross from the extended Pit Crew?  I better put that on the prayer chain.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

RPDR s6e12 Sissy That Walk • 5 May 2014

Last time on RuPaul's Drag Race the queens threw a Glitter Ball.

Adore won the SEWING challenge!

Can you believe it?

BenDeLaCreme was eliminated,

leaving the longest message ever on the mirror.

The queens walk back to the work room.  Bianca seems a bit rattled, unnecessarily so.  Hmm.

This weeks challenge is what used to be for the final three:  Michelle Visage presents the video challenge.  There are two acting segments, a group lip synch choreographed, and an individual lip synch, on a treadmill.

Jamal Sims teaches the dance moves.   Bianca is stressed, but might be getting it.  Darienne is shown struggling.   You know how it goes, you see all the mistakes while learning it but when it come time to perform, they'll all do great.

Ru has a Chinese take-out box full of Tic-Tacs this time around.   Courtney is accused of coming off 'canned.'  Darienne is asked how she will deal with what the viewers will say about her.   Miss Lake talks about having to leave home, that her family thought queers are below others.  Wow.  Ru gives Bianca a major compliment, saying she is one of the most astute contestants.   Bianca credits all her mentors in life.  She interviews that she has enjoyed mentoring fellow contestants.  Adore shares that she is close to her mother, but not the father.   Ru advises her to remember the healed broken bone is stronger than before being broken.

During the group lip synch Bianca & Courtney are fierce and in synch.  Adore and Darienne are not.

Question:  How much work time did the girls get before acting challenge #1?  It seems like they were WELL prepared.  There's talk that there will be improvisation.  Some of them did so well with it, very nice.  Courtney forgets to slap Ru, but makes up for it by slapping him, what, 25 times?  Ha!

For the 2nd acting challenge, they all seem alright.  Dang, it's close.  Mathu Andersen needs to rethink the beard.  He's overcompensating for no eyebrows, or something.  Darienne turns it out at the very end, but that means she didn't so much at the beginning and the middle.

It's just Ru, Michelle and Santino at runway time.

It's a lame photoshop job, but you get the idea.

Oh, now you've done it, Ru.  In 1984 my mom had her bedroom done in a certain fabric.  She had matching wallpaper, bedspread and curtains.  Yes, she also had a dress made of the same fabric, and then I started teasing her that when she walked in the bedroom, all I could see was her head floating by in the air.   Ru is doing the same thing with her dress on that set.  





Santino likes Adore's look.  Michelle likes the solo lip synch, and the 2nd acting bit.

Bianca's look is praised, and both group and solo lip synchs are a hit.   Her acting is celebrated, too.

Courtney's look is called perfect.

She does a funny fall right on the spot.
Ha!  Her close up shots are deemed too frenetic.

Darienne's 2nd acting challenge was weak, but everything else is admired.

It kind of looks like it could go any way.  Uh-oh!  When asked why they should  be the next drag queen superstar, each has a reasonable response.  (Remember last year when only Alaska gave a decent reply?)

Over on Untucked, while they wait in the silver lounge, the girls bond.  Adore compliments Bianca, as does Courtney Darienne.   Going in to the challenge Courtney thought Darienne would place fourth and be eliminated, but now she is thinking otherwise.   

The judges admire Adore's acting, and that she is so charming.  Adore's aesthetic can be said to be all that she can do.  Bianca's intelligence is evident, and she helps everyone else because she isn't threatened.  Michelle wants to see more variety in her looks.  The judges didn't like Courtney's 2nd acting look.  Santino is impressed with Courtney's runway output.  Darienne's work is admired, but there have been low points.

Ru has them ALL lip synch, but, to me, this seems unnecessary.  It looks like it breaks down as this to me:  Bianca and Courtney at the top, but each has a weak spot.  Adore and Darienne are the bottom, but each has major strengths.  It is nice to see everyone lip synch, and, they all do fine.    The lip synch doesn't change anything in my eyes.

Ru eliminates Darienne on the spot.
Whew!  Ru got it right.

Last week I was so upset with BDLC being kicked off, and it got me to thinking.  How often does Ru get it wrong?  Really.  I can only come up with 1.5 times, including BDLC's elimination.

Yes, that would be the 0.5, bringing
Kenya back after elimination.

Oh, how quickly you forgot me!

Oh, okay, 2.5 grand total.
Nina *was* robbed, after all.

Ru asks for fans to vote for the top three, but we know she will make the final decision.  Next week is a recap clip show, and the following should be the reveal.

Which queen are you rooting for?

Good news, everyone!
There WILL be a second season of All Stars.
Who do you want involved?

Morgan!  Morgan!  Morgan!  Morgan!