Friday, December 29, 2017

Project Runway All Stars s6e01
Serious Spoiler  Premiers 4 January 2018

I am furious about coming upon a spoiler for PRAS6.

I am so upset that I am creating a post about it.

And, I'm trying to put a lot of content between this post's beginning,

and the point where I actually mention it.

So, here is something that is NOT the spoiler.
Every time I see the clip of Anthony Williams crying

at Mood, I think it is Mah-Jing Wong for a moment.

I want MJW on PRAS7 or PRAS8, if they make that season.

Okay, is this deep enough into the post to get to the spoiler?

I know the first 5 eliminations.   Okay, maybe you do, too.  But, I'm mad, and posting about it.   I shouldn't already know.
Everything should be a surprise.  I'm debating (as I type this right now) whether to state the first five eliminated people.   Aaaaah, let's go:

The 16 designer contestants for PRA6  consist of eight PR & PRAS veterans:  Carlos Casanova, Helen Castillo, Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis, Ken Laurence, Joshua McKinley, Ari South and Anthony Williams, plus eight PRAS newbies:  Candice Cuoco, Kelly Dempsey, Char(keta) Glover, Kimberly Goldson, Stanley Hudson, Merline Labissiere, Edmond Newton and Amanda Valentine

The top 11 are Stanley Hudson, Amanda Valentine, Anthony Williams, Helen Castillo, Joshua McKinley, Fabio Costa, Ken Laurence, Kimberly Goldson, Edmond Newton, Char(keta) Glover and Merline Labissiere.

That means that 3 veterans, Carlos Casanova, Melissa Fleis & Ari South plus 2 rookies, Candice Cuoco & Kelly Dempsey get eliminated first. 

I wonder if there were team challenges?  Perhaps that might explain some of these.    We know Carlos Casanova’s construction is immaculate, and I assume that for Candice & Kelly.   Very weird.   I didn’t see Kelly going this early, not at all.

I can hardly wait for PRAS6 to hit the air.  I need answers!

Walking • 2½ • 29 December 2017

I walked 2½ miles early this morning, handling a couple of simple errands.  Now to lift dumbbells at home.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Walking • 5 • 28 December 2017

Walked five miles today after handling a few errands.    Came home and ate enough to make up for it.   XD


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Walking • 2 • 27 December 2017

Attempted to walk 10 miles and handle a couple of errands this morning, but my foot hurt too much to continue.  I only handled one errand, and walked 2 miles.

Tomorrow I'm taking the short bus to take care of the other errand. 


Monday, December 25, 2017

Walking • 7 • 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy Boxing Day!  Just walked 7 miles handling the simplest of errands.   Tomorrow is blood work day so I have to be good today (and all this past week.)    We'll see.   Wellcare stopped honoring me months ago, and I have been off all of my meds since, which is annoying, except for the water pill.   Somehow, they decided to cover *that.*   So, next month I'm with Freedom Health, and I will be back on all of my mends (more than 10.)   So glad for that.

So, what I'm saying it I am sure my blood work will be horrific this time around, but be much improved in 1-3 months.

But, more importantly, less than 2 weeks till PRAS6!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Walking • 5 • 23 December 2017

Handled a couple of errands this morning.  I ended up walking 5 miles.    Saw some cranes along the way.  Yippee AND skippee.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Walking • 2 • 16 December 2017

Walked a couple of miles this morning, and just remembered to log it now.   What a mind.   XD


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Walking • 3 • 13 December 2017

Walked 3 miles today, handling easy errands.   Best news in several weeks:   I found out that getting a guide dog would be FREE to me.   There are several small hurdles to jump over, but, again, it looks like I won't have to pay a dime to get the guide dog, just pay for food, meds and vet visits afterwards.   Oh, and attire, of course.   Thank You, Jesus.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 Walking • 7 • 12 December 2017

Walked 7 miles today, while it was 70°F and sunny, and just windy enough to not be hot.   Merci, Seigneur!


Monday, December 11, 2017

 Walking • 2 • 11 December 2017

Did the last of my Christmas shopping.   At least I hope I did.   Two more miles walked.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

 Walking • 4 • 7 December 2017

I attempted to handle one itty bitty task and failed.  I walked 4 miles.  Now to hit the shower.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Walking • 1.75 • 5 December 2017

I walked over to Walmart & the neighboring stores to do some minor shopping.   It would have been more miles walked, but the maintenance man offered me a ride.   And, boy was he cute.    :-p


Monday, December 4, 2017

Walking • 2.5 • 4 December 2017

I handled a bunch of errands this morning.   I ended up walking two and a half miles, even though I took the short bus for most of the running around, er, walking around.   Got home, lifted, and decided to set the alarm for jogging tomorrow morning.    Don't get your hopes up, but, setting the alarm, at least it is a step in the right direction.    XD


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Walking • 2 • 3 December 2017

Just went over to Walmart to get a few things.   Now to be a bum the rest of the day.  I got this.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Project Runway s16e15  Reunion  30 November 2017

Did you catch the reunion special last night?   I *think* that this was the first time it was a 90 minute show.   In the past it has been 60 minutes, and 30 minutes.   Since this was longer, I was expecting the show to merit the length.    I anticipated rich content.   Boy, was I wrong.   They used it to showcase a bunch of chandeliers.   That is what Bunim Murray chose to focus on.

"Dare I say we could call it fake content."


What subjects did you think they were going to address?   For me, I wanted to learn more about the surprise placement of the boys.   Going into the finale, going by the edits or prior episodes only, not by the fashion, it seems like Brandon was going to win, and Kentaro was not going to be close.

Well, we know it was the other way around.  But, this wasn’t addressed.   Even if Tim employed his power formation hands.

The 2nd, which they did address, was all of the twin drama, including, but not limited to, the cheating (including the inability to rely on one’s own talent.)

I’m not going to offer up a play by play.  The only thing you need to know is that the top 5 models had a moment in the reunion, and the twins do not believe they did anything wrong.

Hell, Margarita couldn't even admit that when she and Michael were speaking in Spanish about the twins in front of them, that maybe that wasn't a polite thing to do.  

(Calling Claire a copy cat, calling her clueless, in front of her, but not in English so she could do something about it.)  Michael was able to admit it, at least.

Maybe I'll be a little more chipper when PRAS6 starts in January.   Or, when Face Off 13 starts in January.  Or when RPDRAS3 starts in January.  Or when AT40 from December 4, 1982 plays tomorrow morning at 9 EDT on KOKZ online.

Walking • 2 • 1 December 2017

I walked 2 miles yesterday while handling a bunch of errands.   Yet, I only remembered to log it in here just now.   A mind is a terrible thing.   Oy and vey.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Walking • 8 • 27 November 2017

I handled many errands today.   I ended up walking 8 miles and sweating off 4 lbs.   Finally, a day where I lost what I *felt* like I lost.   XD


Monday, November 20, 2017

Walking • 4 • 20 November 2017

I handled a couple of errands this morning.  I walked 4 miles.   Now I'm ready to crash.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Project Runway s16e14  Finale Part 2  16 November 2017

Last time on PR the to five designers created 10 look collections with $10,000.  Tim visited each, and, once back in NYC for fashion week, Kenya was eliminated, placing 5th for the season.

There are only a few points I wish to make on this episode.   No one crashed and burned in the top 4, but since Brandon didn't get anything to fix, he didn't seem to be working on his collection, while the others had a mandate and a mission.  It seemed inevitable that they would all breeze right by him on the race to the finish.   In the end, 2 passed him.   Oh, Brandon, you didn't see how one-color and one-print the collection was?   I see such talent, but I also get the idea you have NO other thoughts at all, or they'd be there, too, eh?

Second, Ayana's season long arc of trying to out perform Brandon came and went, without a pay off (neither won.)    But, she did place better than he did.

While I couldn't find much to fault with the top 4, the decoys, girl ... I find something new to pick on every time I look at Michael's.  Kenya's I feel like it is anemic, especially with the color.   It and Michael's each scream "decoy!"   Compare this to the top 6 of season s5 (Leanne won) where Joe's denim decoy collection was fit to perfection, while some real and some decoy collections had many unfinished, unpressed elements.

Fourth point, the real point:  Kentaro having a bad critique (when Kenya got eliminated) freed him from having to be concerned with possibly winning, and he just made the collection that *he* wanted to make.   This is the first time a PR contestant was shown thinking he wasn't in running for the win.

Let's take a look at the decoys first, okay?

Michael Brambila
s16 #6 

Kenya Freeman
s16 #5 

Margarita Alvarez
s16 #4

Brandon Kee
s16 #3

Ayana Ife
s16 #2

Kentaro Kameyama
s16 #1

Yes, of course, Liris is the breakout star of s16.  I want her on every season from now on.   At the beginning of the season they were promoting PR as *finally* getting on board with having plus size models, but during the finale with the judges & Liris it was all about PR setting the trend?   Really?  I've seen so many other runway shows feature non-traditional models before in the last 10 years.   But, maybe NYC Fashion Week hasn't had them?    I don't know.

The judges were quite complimentary to everybody, and yet, everyone had 1-2 blemishes or miscalculations with their collections.   But, overall, there were way less troubles with everything overall, than in past seasons.

I did hear that Margarita had a model not show up, and that never made it onto the show.   But, Kentaro's father tripping (not seeing the runway/stage too well, got on?   That ain't right.

No show on Thanksgiving.  The following week we do have the reunion episode, and it is being promo'd as Claire not thinking she did anything wrong.

"It's not like I killed Swatch!"

I get the idea Kentaro is gonna have to split the prize money with someone.

Sorry for the placement, but we lost another designer this week.
Yeah, after PRC's s2 Danio and PR's s3 Mychael,
Wendy Pepper passed this week.   All gone too soon.