Master Chef 5/29/19

New for season 10. The 19 year old from Grand Rapids MI gets the battle card from Gordon. He’ll cook off against whoever Joe and Aaron give their cards to. Street kid with a single tear running down his cheek started the waterworks for me. His family said “if you try out, don’t come home.” They’re completely against his wanting a career in the culinary arts. Here’s hoping he won’t need a place to go. Battle on!

As always more to come.

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Master Chef Junior

I love this show. Those kids are amazing. Reid accidentally burned himself. Medics treated right away. Then Reid says he’s going back out there.

Jaala knocks it outta the park and she’s can’t even taste her scallops.

And now Aaron might go home. I love that kid. When Gordon asked him how’d you do? He replied middle or toward the bottom. Some adults can’t admit or accept that kind of feedback.

He should stay for his honesty. Of course I don’t want any of them to go home.

As always more to come.

All That Glitters

The #SoCS prompt was rib which generated a couple of Adam and Eve entries. These entries got me thinking about a theme song. I remembered bits and pieces of the words but the name of the show and song escaped me. Here’s what I knew for sure:

  • I was injured in a motorcycle accident during Battle of Flowers weekend of my 6th grade year (this is important because it helped me time stamp what I was looking for).
  • I missed several days of school.
  • Because I was convalescing my parents let me have the TV in my room.
  • I had my nights and days mixed up and I would stay up very late.
  • The show came on after Mary Hartman Mary Hartman.
  • The show was controversial. I remember vividly being anxious that I’d get caught and be in big trouble for watching it. Same with “Soap” but I watched it too.

Then wah la. “All That Glitters” popped into my head. Norman Lear pushing the envelope. Anyone else recall this gem?

http://www.televisiontunes.com/All_That_Glitters.html

Blasphemy but go on and listen anyway.

One morning the Lord she woke up to say I feel like I wanna be creative today

So by a virtue of the power I have invested in me

I make the heaven the earth and the deep blue sea

Things that swim, fly, walk, fly, creep and crawl

Now I better make someone to name them all

Yes human was needed in the neighborhood

So the lord made woman and it was good

She said the Garden of Eden is no place to be alone

And from the rib of a Madame came Adam full grown

As time went by these two went right

They followed the instructions and multiplied

She’d hunt

He’d cook

She worked

He played

While she administered the government he crocheted

She wore the male

He wore the veil

Her head was crowned

His feet were bound

He’d concubine and walk behind

She was a pardon the expression a mastermind

So is it any wonder why the men complain since from the dawn of time it’s been a woman’s domain

Weird how our minds work.

As always, more to come.

B’s Lucky He Didn’t End Up On Dateline

I enjoy watching Dateline or any show of the true crime variety.  Doing so helps me escape even if only for the briefest moments.  My friend who told me to watch Lifetime so I could cry with explanation, also enjoys these shows.  I think her favorite is Snapped.

I cannot stand Live PD though.  B watches it when there is nothing else on.  More often than not that is EVERY weekend.  To me, that’s too much truth.  I’d rather the writers sanitize the story for consumption.  Live and in person is too personal.  People at their weakest moments.  That’s not entertainment to me.

B went to our place in the hills today.  He wanted to me go along but I just couldn’t.  You see we may have to sell it and by staying away, it’ll make the loss less so.  Or so I tell myself anyway.  Truth be told, I needed another “me” day.  So soon you ask?  Yes so soon.

I am in my head too much and not sleeping and self-care was what the doctor ordered.  I woke up on my time without an alarm.  I organized my stuff and got the grocery shopping done.  I am headed back out for free stuff and to fill up my car.  Checking items off my list is priceless.

B just called to check in.  He likes to drop bombs on me.  The conversation went something like this:

B: Hey, did you go to the store already?

Me: Yes I got everything except the potatoes.  They were bad again.  I’ll go back later in the week.

B: Well I got side tracked this morning.

Me: Side tracked how? What’s wrong? (Thought bubble a wreck or worse, just spit it out already)

B: I was about 20 miles outside Rock Springs and I saw a man and his daughter walking down the road.  They flagged me down and I stopped for them.

B continued:  their truck had broken down on their place and luckily I had the jump starter kit with me.  (Last time my battery died, he got two kits, one for each of us.  While I have zero idea how to use it, I too have the same kit in my trunk.  Me? I would have called 911 to report two stranded motorists on RRDS 674 instead of stopping).

Me: Your drove complete strangers back to their truck?  Really?  You’re lucky you didn’t end up on a show like Dateline.

B:  Jill the girl was maybe 13/14 years old.  I wasn’t going to leave them.  I didn’t make my usual stop in Kerrville.    Don’t you see?  I was meant to be there. 

The rest of the conversation was about what he still needed to do and when thought he’d be home.  He’s a good guy y’all.  Lucky in lots of respects.  Hoping the stars align and send some self-employment juju his way.

As always, more to come.

#JusJoJan ~ 1/21/19 – Echo

#JusJoJan in da house.  Woo to the Hoo.  Lady Lee prompted us with echo.

Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post.  

Hi Lady Lee!!!!!!!!!  And thanks Linda for hosting.

As kids, we love to yell from high on the hilltop and see if our voiced echoed.  I guess we were never up high enough but I do not recall every hearing the reverberating sounds of Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello … except from my brother standing next to me saying those words in an echo like voice.

For some weird reason the movie line “in space, no one can hear you scream” is on a loop in my brain.  I wonder if things echo in space?  I wonder if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?  Perception is everything y’all.  Very trippy.

My picture of the Super Blood Wolf Moon from last night was very blurry.  In my defense, it was cold and I heard wolves howling.  I had just seen “The Passage” and I thought they were going to eat me. Hubba, hubba Mark-Paul Gosselaar. But he is not a wolf!

And, … well, … Okay I did not hear wolves.  I heard my grand-pups.  Anyway, I took the out of focus shot and ran back inside. This morning the moon was still out in full force and stopped twice in two different parking lots to get these.  Oh and once at a red light.  Shame, shame on me.

And that’s all she wrote.  For this … I am going to try and get my Haiku on.

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#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/19/19 ~ Television 📺

Good morning everybody!  Coming to you live in front of a studio audience, it’s J-Dub’s Adventures in Nonsense.

Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of streaming consciousness.  As we watch Jots from the brain of one Ms. McGillicutty meander down memory lane while looking to the future.  On her show today we will be discussing “television.” We will talk about favorite shows, past, present, or future, and about the apparatus known as TV itself. Enjoyment for folks of all ages.

Ha! I am a television junkie y’all.  I am amazed at how far we’ve come with  the technology.  That alone is fascinating even before we get to the topic of what we watch.  I mean c’mon, who back in the 1950s would have thought people would have TVs all over their homes and not just the one small one with rabbit ears and only 4 channels? Who could have imagined we would watch TV from the palm of our hand while riding a recumbent bike?  I did that y’all … On my tiny iPhone 6 … with a broken arm after walking to school in the snow.

Huh? what? A random thought bubble.

I am back.  TV.  Some say it is rotting our brains and turning us into couch potatoes. I say anything can rot our brains if we let it.  Yes we need to exercise and all that jazz … we need balance.  To me, TV viewing is only a problem if you make it a problem.

Favorite shows past – Saturday morning cartoons, the Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island.

Favorite shows present – A Million Little Things, anything reality cooking or reality dancing .   Especially when it involves kids.  Those little bakers and dancers are adorable!!!!

Favorite shows future – hmmm how the heck would I know?  lol 🙂 BUT and it’s a big butt, I sure am excited to see what “they” the collective that is the TV entertainment industry and technology gurus develop.

Come with me folks; “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night” said in my aging stage actress Margo Channing/Bette Davis voice over voice. May have been a movie first but I saw “All About Eve” on the small screen.  Oh and lest we not forget the commercials.

Fin for now.

Oh wait!  Shameless beg for comments, tell me what if anything do you like to watch on TV?

As always, more to come.

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Reality TV, Made For TV Movie, and Book Turned Into Netflix Movie

I was thinking of the zombie apocalypse.  Really I was.  I mean c’mon.  Isn’t New Years Day a time to reflect?  What crazy might 2019 bring?  Zombies?

But I jest.  I was mixing my memories.  Googling  “Where have all the people gone?”  I expected to see the following:

This is “Where Have All The Children Gone?”  Not People.  I used to watch this dribble.  Don’t ask me why because I’ve no idea. If you still like shows like Dance Moms, more power to you.

Instead what popped up is this:

I remember this 1970 something made for TV movie.  And I thought hey I just read a book like this … but nope instead, I just watched another made for TV movie of a similar ilk … Bird Box.  Have you seen it?  Well I did and well I expected better from the hype.

There was supposed to be tons of symbolism but that went right over this simpleton’s head.  What the what Captain Obvious?  I still don’t understand.  Plus the ending sucked.  All IMO.  What’s yours … if you’ve seen any of the above that is?

As always more to come.