As you know, I read lots and lots of magazines, thanks mostly to my dedication to the gym-- elliptical ridas represent!-- and reading simultaneously. I can't stop noticing all of the articles about face lifts and surgery-free face lifts and how to stop wrinkles and laugh lines and smile lines. Smile lines?? We are so obsessed with appearing eternally 22 that we now want to get rid of smile lines?? I'll pass. I will take those smile lines as a mark of a happy life. The face lifts and botox bothers me because it turns its users into plasticized versions of themselves. Suddenly there are legions of robotic, bottle blonde barbie faces and ahhhhhhhhhhhh I'M UNDER ATTACK!! That's what it makes me feel like. STOP THE WAR AGAINST SMILE LINES!! Maybe I'll change my mind when I'm 60, but I'd like to think I'll have the best part of my favorite aunt Louise's disposition-- a comfort with where I have come from, am and going.
Speaking of facing off, dad and I went to a Pirates game last night. I love Pirates games. They're fun, the view is FANTASTIC at PNC Park, and we had FABULOUS seats just 8 rows from the field. Tickets are also insanely cheap. You can get a good seat for $20 and baseball enthusiasts will tell you they're all good seats. We got bobbleheads, and the ultimate at ballparks-- footlong hotdogs and beer!! But... halfway through the 2nd inning, the bottom of the sky fell out. We'd heard the thunder and seen the lightning and of course since I work at a tv station, I knew there was a chance of a storm. It starts sprinkling so we get up to leave but since we have such great seats, we're just two people in a line of hundreds waiting to get under some shelter.
The rain starts falling harder and faster. AND IT'S COLD!! Glad I'd wrapped my hair (just in case it rained), wore flats, and brought a long-sleeved tee to pull on over my tank!! It was so cold and the wind was blowing, all I could do was continually giggle which had the people around me laughing as well. I was also grateful I didn't have a perm so I didn't have to go through that scene in "Something New" where she gets pissed because she gets caught in the rain-- and her weave magically becomes wet and wavy. It was pretty much like oh well! Can't get mad! I was disappointed to leave, though. After an hour, they re-started the game but me and dad were already at home.
I watched the premiere of "Private Practice", the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, and wasn't terribly impressed. But premieres are poor facsimilies of shows, so I'll give it another shot or two before I write it off altogether. There were too many competing storylines because they were trying to introduce us to everyone at the same time. Plus it was very Grey's with the whole doctors all wanting to sleep with each other and dramatic patients. I already love Grey's and want more of that, so why find it somewhere I'm not intimately familiar with the characters?
Enter today's dilemma. I got free passes to see Jamie Foxx's new movie w/Jennifer Garner, "The Kingdom." But if I go, I miss the season premiere of Grey's which I've been looking forward to since the season finale. Especially since Isaiah Washington was canned, and T.R. Knight's contract was up in the air, but he was re-signed over the summer. And what will they do with Cristina, and Meredith and George and my favorite, Callie??? What to do, what to do??!?! Grey's comes on again Friday nights but I'm never awake to watch it since a few hours after that I'm at work again. They post it online, but only on Saturday after the rerun has played and I may not get to watch until Sunday. I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN WAIT THAT LONG!! Luckily I won't be around anyone who's seen it and would ruin it for me since none of my work homies who watch will be there when I am, but still! Stace votes Grey's. Anyone else? Bueller? Bueller?
*Note: On my embarassment post I said the wrong movie, it was "Freddy Got Fingered". I LOVE "Drop Dead Fred"!!!