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22 November 2010 @ 11:04 pm
LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!  
Nice job, ABC! I was literally reaching for the remote to turn off the epic disaster waiting to happen that is Skating With the Stars, until the toolish host announced Johnny Weir and Dick Button as judges.

I still think this show will almost certainly be terrible. The new Carrie Ann (awesomely named Lori-Ann) is so gratingly awful that I really can't decide if it's a dramatic turn-off or comedic asset for the show.

As far as the Dancing With the Stars finals (and twenty minutes into Skating With the Stars I'd just like to add: Tom Bergeron, don't ever leave me), basically everyone did really well and nothing was ridiculously thrilling. I never thought I would say "Bristol Palin was underscored!" but I actually did text that to my friend after Bristol's freestyle. And maybe she wasn't underscored, but they've been scoring her on a Bristol curve so consistently that giving her 8s for her really enjoyable freestyle after giving her 9s for her yeah-it-was-okay jive was just disconcerting. I have been trying to vote for Kyle, Lacey and their perpetual awesomeness... but both the phone lines and the abc.com site have been having issues. ABC webmasters, please fix this, because I'm not so far gone that I will wake up early to get my reality TV show votes in. Okay, I might be, but it better be fixed by then.

Really, Portland weather? We got all worked up and the snow has already stopped? I'd better get my 3 inches by morning or you are so fired. (People who are from places with actual winter: 3 inches is not only thrilling in Oregon, it also has the ability to completely paralyze the city since salting the roads is against our religion or something. NaNo demands a snow day, y'all.)
 
 
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elly: [vancouver] for nowelly427 on November 23rd, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
Man, we got five centimeters of snow in Vancouver and it was like the city was paralyzed, or possibly attacked by snow-vampires. How the rest of Canada submits to temperatures of -5 on a regular basis, we are not sure.
Little Red: trek - ani headdesk - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to generate a theory that proximity to the Pacific Ocean is making us soft...

Two years ago Portland got actual snow - like a foot - and the city was shut down for TWO WEEKS.
peanutbutterer: Squeepeanutbutterer on November 23rd, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
SNOW!!! I was about to whine about how we didn't get any, but then I turned on the light outside and OMG WE DID. I CAN HAZ SNOW! And it's sticky! And why don't law offices close for an inch of snow? I want Mr. PB to take a snow day tomorrow! (I am going to be a terrible influence on my poor children. "I see white! You can stay home today! SNOW MEN, INCOMING!")

*sigh*
Little Red: go west little redmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
That's a GREAT influence on your children! You're teaching them important life-lessons about prioritizing joy over busywork. :)
fyca: Moni snowfyca on November 23rd, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
Yep, Seattle has completely closed down. Not looking like work will be happening for me tomorrow, as it didn't happen today. Only managed about 2k for the day though, even though I had severe insomnia that kept me up til 4 and a snow day. Spent too much time "researching." But if the snow day happens tomorrow, holy crap, I should hit 50,000.

Salt is evil and kills the Salish Sea! Or something... After the snopocalypse of 2008 they promised us salt instead of sand, but so far, nothing...
Little Red: go west little redmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I think my poor counterparts in Seattle are still hard at work, sadly. The National Guard basically has to be called in before we will close for weather. ALAS!

I didn't even consider the environmental impact of salting the roads, but of course that makes sense. I thought it was just because people didn't want to spend the money or didn't want to rust out their cars or something.

Do you think you'll still be making it out to Eugene by way of Portland?
fyca: Fanficfyca on November 23rd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I always make it to Eugene via Portland. Not sure right now thought what time I'll be passing through, thanks to the weather. Who knows how long they'll make us work tomorrow to make up for this and how bad the traffic will be? I had a friend who drove to Portland today and the roads were empty and traffic moving well. But I'm still totally up for stopping in Portland or wherever your little neighborhood is for some rest and writing. After three hours in the car, my hips will be killing me, my stomach will be empty, and I'll desperately need to get all the thoughts in my head onto paper!
Little Red: mana mana - infinitemonkeysmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! They sometimes let us go early on the day before a holiday, so we can be in touch by text about our schedules! I think you might have my old 401 numbah, so I'll nanomail you my number.
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - j; dohhihoplastic on November 23rd, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
LOLLLLLLLL PORTLAND WEATHER. AND OUR HILARIOUS INABILITY TO DEAL WITH SNOW.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
We're actually unable to even deal with the THOUGHT of snow. I left work before the snow started, and there were accidents all over the place from just the terrifying hint of rain that MIGHT BECOME SNOW SOON OH MY GOD.
jammer0307jammer0307 on November 23rd, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
I was kind of mad they decided to try a new show instead of Castle - 'cause thanks to grav_ity I love that show now. I can't watch DWTS anymore, I honestly thought they should have gotten rid of BP awhile ago. She has gotten better, but I think the audience should vote for who they think is the best, not making it a popularity contest. That is my Yooper need for fairness coming out.

On the snow front - we got some here in da U.P. on Friday and even smart used to this kinda thing Yoopers were slipping and sliding around a bit. My windshield wiper broke - I just replaced it nine months ago and they really shouldn't have been so worn. Winter in Yooperland should be fun....if I didn't have to bundle up so much I look like the kid in A Christmas Story so I don't get frostbite, it would be even more fun. I think.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, DWTS is a little ridiculous this year... and every year... but whatever else we can say about Bristol on that show, she and the media circus have been providing entertainment.

Skating With the Stars was on til like 11 and I watched the whole thing in case I was going to decide to vote (which I didn't, but you know). It was really, really bad, but I feel like it has the potential to be awesomely bad if they just try a little harder.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on November 23rd, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
Nice job, ABC! I was literally reaching for the remote to turn off the epic disaster waiting to happen that is Skating With the Stars, until the toolish host announced Johnny Weir and Dick Button as judges.

...

The only way this would be a more entertaining train wreck is if Christopher Bowman was still alive to join in.
Little Red: trek - ani hey u guysmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I was almost surprised that they got Dick Button but then realized they probably couldn't have kept him away. He shows up everywhere that ice skating is even mentioned, like MAGIC.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on November 23rd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Poor Unca Dickie is a bit soft in the head lately, however. Probably from that tumble he took a few years back.

Still, I will always heart him so very, very much for the whole "turn [Nicole Bobek] over my knee and SPANK her!!" comment he made. Hee.
Little Red: trek - ani jazzhands - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he was a little confused by the scoring paddles, and he said some awkwardly inappropriate things to Bethenney Frenkel, but all in all he's still charming and entertaining.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on November 23rd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Sounds like him. Hee. I'd ask if he's still ranting about the free leg in the layback spin, but I doubt they're up to that level in this program. :)
Ravennoradannan on November 23rd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
If Vancouver, WA gets snow before I do out here, I am mocking my brother so much.
Little Red: trek - spock srsly - lemonrocketmylittleredgirl on November 23rd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Release the mockery! Snow stuck in Vancouver last night and there are school closures this morning.