Friday, July 28, 2006

The Return of the Friday Why Files…

WHY #1: Why am I hooked on Project Runway?? I didn’t watch the other two seasons while they were new. I’m not a huge fashionista, although I do love to watch What Not to Wear on TLC. I’m a Stacy-wannabe… and I have been tempted more than once to distribute fashion police tickets. No one, and I mean NO ONE, regardless of size, should ever ever wear white, see-through spandex. And especially not to work.

Anyway, I rather enjoy watching Project Runway. It’s the one reality show where I feel the results are truly based on talent. Sure, everyone can have a bad day and blow it (hello, Melan), but them’s the breaks.

WHY #2: Another teacher… another kid. *sigh*

WHY #3: An April Fool’s Joke turns into a World Strip Poker Championship. Eww. Have you SEEN the people who play on the World Series of Poker? Naked Phil Hellmuth? No thanks.

WHY #4: Now we’re huffing mothballs? I think I’m at a loss for words. Seriously.

Here’s the thing about me… I joke about needing a good stiff drink… or 10. But honestly, I’m a total lightweight. Have been for about 10 years now. In college, I could drink a lot and not get very drunk. But I did that for about 3 or 4 months and then decided it was a total waste of my time. I just don't drink that much... it doesn't bother me that other people do. I just don't.

While I was in that stage in college, though, I only drank stuff I liked. I hate beer. I will not force myself to drink beer just to get buzzed. Sure, I drank some truly cheap-o stuff (Mad Dogg 20/20 for one)… but it tasted okay. I can’t even stand the smell of beer, so I’m not going to drink it. So, basically, I don’t need a buzz so bad that I will imbibe (or inhale) something that I don’t like.

That’s why this one is so completely unfathomable to me. Mothballs? Ewww. They smell soooooo nasty! The girl in this newsstory even “chewed half a mothball a day for two months.” Excuse me. I just threw up a little.

And that concludes today's Friday Why Files. It's good to be back.


Maliavale said...

Mad Dog was what I had when I got drunk for the first time.

The blue kind. That was after beer and cider, too.

I threw up a LOT.

Paisley said...

I love Project Runway, too. I got hooked mid-season last summer. I don't know why. I'm not a fashionista nor to I particularly care about it. Heidi's voice is kinda weird. But I love it. Love it! LOVE IT!

I'm a lightweight, too. It's good because then I don't have to spend so much money. :) Just give me a really tall beer and I'm good. Really good. (I only like two beers from Rock Bottom Brewery - I'm pretty picky on the beer)

Libragirl said...

I am also addicted to PR. I don't know, I watched the marathon of last season and just couldn't stop. It's annoying and some of the clothes ain't that great. But if Angela, the bubble skirted freak, doesn't get gone soon..I will jump in my TV and off her myself

goldennib said...

There should be an expiration date on stupid people.

Stinkypaw said...

The thing is with the teacher/student story is that the students are way more "mature" than we used to be at that age. I'm not justifying in anyway that an adult goes down on a teen, but at the same time, it's not like she jumped him in a dark alley or something. He was a consenting teen, who (from experiece) might have very strongly came on to her...
I hate the title of the article with the "sexual assault", c'mon! She lacked judgement, granted, but assault? That's pushing it!
Give that kid another 2-3 years and nobody will give a crap who does him! It's no worst than 40+ years old with a 20 years old, but then it's somewhat more accepted because they're adults...But in my book, it doesn't mwke it right either! Weird time we live in!

As for that twit doing moth balls - that is just plained f*cked up! I had heard of sniffing glue, or aerosol but chewing moth balls, that is just plain gross. Just thinking of the smell makes me seriously wonder who's brain child was it to decide "let's chew on this we might get a buzz"? Sick!

-R- said...

What especially bothers me about this teacher-student deal was that it happened at a residential juvenile treatment center.

I LOVE Project Runway! I started watching it last year, and I am hooked. I hate crazy basket hat guy (Vincent).

don't call me MA'AM said...

maliavale: you know what they say- beer before liquor... blech.

paisley: I think Heidi is beautiful, but I agree that there's something about her voice that weirds me out.

libragirl: YES! I knew that Bonnie was going to be 'out' last week, because she just didn't sew well, but Angela must go. MUST. GO.

stinkypaw: I have to disagree with you. It all comes down to this: the maturity level or age difference is not the issue. The fact is that one is an adult, and the other is a child. There's a very sacred line you just don't cross... period. And yes, the mothballs. Oh, god, the mothballs. I'm still ill over that one!

-r-: me, too. Those kids are there to be helped.

As for PR, I'm not quite sure how I feel about Vincent yet. I like him for the crazy factor. His voice and accent just crack me up! I don't want him to win, but I want him to stick around long enough to make it interesting!

Kim said...

I'm addicted to Project Runway now too! The show I made fun of for so long. Don't tell anyone.

Gabrielle said...

CHEWING a mothball?? What the?????

MiMaw said...

Why #1 No Comment
Why #2 I agree with you. No matter how mature a student is (or even if said student is 21 and in the 8th grade), a teacher has a duty and responsibility to never, ever cross that line... if it is, consequences should be harsh!
Why #3 No Comment
Why #4 Bleh... yeck... ock... eeeuuueewww! You can't cure STUPID!

Red said...

I've been spending hundreds dollars on wine, and all this time in turns out I could've gotten a good buzz off of mothballs... the crap I've been swiffering? Damn...

don't call me MA'AM said...

kim: your secret is safe with me. ;-)

gabrielle: that's exactly what I said. gak!

mimaw: absolutely... and sometimes, the consequences aren't harsh enough.

red: see? now don't you feel silly? Although, wine has a little more of a prestigious connotation. Hmmm... yeah, I think I'll stick with that.