August 26 08

1. President’s Choice mini hummus packs.

i swear, between the invention of this AND my year-supply of crystal light singles, my lunch has been SAVED! (my lunch…because at another time we will discuss how my children are going to starve in their peanut-free, meat-free school since ALL my son eats is peanut butter and steak)

2. school starts a week from today. i cannot even tell you how happy this makes me. sure, summer is great (what summer?) and laid back and there’s no carpool…but the kids stay up way too late, eat way too much junk and drive me ever-so-much-more batshit crazy.

this was all i got last year on the first day.

let’s hope this year is a little, erm, happier for Josh.

3. my contacts! yee-haw! a side-effect that comes with my keratoconus, my lovely little eye disease…the dry eyes. the blinking. the dry eyes. the dry eyes..and…wait for it…the dry eyes. i pretty much have been wearing my glasses exclusively (or nothing…which is what i do when i go to places like blogher. so, basically, i simple just don’t see) for months now. BUT, i wore my contacts for baseball this week and they felt awesome. so i pushed my luck and tried them again. and again. and again. it’s a MIRACLE! i can see. and i don’t want to rip my eyeballs out of my head by the end of the day.

(not my eyes. or my eyebrows. yikes!)

4. finishing The Twilight series. and movie! ohmigod! a movie! but….um…Elizabeth Reaser? as Esme? REALLY? is she not far too Ava/Rebecca on Grey’s Anatomy type-cast?

and i’m still not sure how i feel about these two as Edward and Bella…

didn’t we hear – about 8,000 times – about how PERFECT Edward Cullen is? i’m sorry…but this dude? NOT EDWARD. i think he needs to be far more Nate Archibald-ish, no?

5. Fall TV is coming! it’s coming! i can feel it. besides for the return of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, the new tv season is my favorite thing about fall. (oh, also? wearing turtlenecks again! ah, love!)

what are you most looking forward to seeing?

The NEW 90210? i mean, even though it won’t be them…

…i’ll still be watching. (let’s hope it doesn’t turn into a Saved By the Bell: The New Class situation. barf)

i’m excited for: 30 Rock! The Office! The Big Bang Theory! Gossip Girl! How I Met Your Mother! One Tree Hill! Survivor! The Amazing Race! Weeds! Californication! Entourage! HOUSE (thanks, AJ!)

i’m skeptical about: Grey’s Anatomy and Heroes and Prison Break. They are all going to have to jump through hoops for me this season. because all three pretty much BLEW last year.

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  1. thank god for hummus. My kids love it.

    I’m on book 3 slowly creeping towards book 4. When I saw who was playing Edward I was like…huh he’s not very Brad Pitt like what’s the deal? I’m not sure how the book will translate to the screen but I’m sure I’ll be watching it.

    I CAN NOT wait for the Office (will Jim propose?) or for Survivor and the new 90210 has me interested as for some reason I love Jennie Garth and it looks like she’ll be on episode 1.

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    Comment by Kara on August 26, 2008
  2. Oh. Damn, that contact lens picture freaked me right the hell out. I have an eyeball phobia kind of thing. Thank God I am still 20/20, even at my advanced age.

    I can’t WAIT for 90210.

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    Comment by manager mom on August 26, 2008
  3. I am pretending I didn’t read that about Heroes, but can I tell you about my new love for 30 Rock. Where have I been? I just watched the entire first season in two nights. I love it!! How many more seasons do I have to watch before I am caught up?

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    Comment by Megan on August 26, 2008
  4. I think I need to try hummus…and read these DAMN BOOKS!

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    Comment by Maria on August 26, 2008
  5. Mini hummus packs? I’m moving to Canada for that. Or not.

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    Comment by slynnro on August 26, 2008
  6. Can NOT wait for 90210, I hope it’s not a let down, although how can it not be as it’s got such big shoes to fill! I hear ya on back to school – am having to make lunches this week in the “camp” week before school and hating it. I thankfully don’t have to do it all year because my son’s in the Rascals daycare program that serves lunch..it’s worth it just for that!

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    Comment by KathyM on August 26, 2008
  7. Ugh. I was in contact heaven for the last month or so, then WHAM the allergy season strikes, my eyes dry out, and I can’t even put the dang things in my eyes today. :(

    While I am excited about the new TV season (House!) I must admit my fall truly begins when NCAA football starts! 4 more days!

    And I am so jealous. We’ve been back in school for almost 3 weeks now!

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    Comment by AJ on August 26, 2008
  8. I just finished Breaking Dawn…I kept envisioning Rory from the Gilmore Girls as Bella…but this girl will do. And for some reason, Charlie from Party of Five as Edward (not Matthew Fox now, though – he’s too old).

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    Comment by Cristan on August 26, 2008
  9. See, I am apprehensive about Peter Facinelli as Carlisle. I mean REALLY? That’s the BEST they could do?

    I am very apprehensive abotu Kristen Stewart as Bella, she is NOT how I pictured Bella AT ALL – they could have at LEAST dyed her hair a smidge darker you know?

    Robert Pattinson as Edward? Also a no, but perhaps he’ll do okay. Ya never know.

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    Comment by Mari on August 26, 2008
  10. I can’t wait for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Hopefully, it comes back on.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on August 26, 2008
  11. Stephanie Meyer originally wanted Henry Cavill for Edward, and um…. Yes! MAH LOINS LIKA HIM! Seriously, he would have been perfect. I’m so bummed that the guy they did choose is just not perfect enough or something..

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    Comment by AndreAnna on August 26, 2008
  12. If Heroes so much as looks at me funny this season, I am going to break up with it so flippin’ hard and fast it’s gonna wonder what it’ll have to do to make it up to me, and I assure you, no amount of ‘baby, this’ or ‘baby, that’ is going to do it for me. It better ROCK from minute 1, and if it starts with that black goo eye crying girl, I will LOSE IT!

    I am, however, planning to make out on the side with the new 90210, and I will fight with my husband if there’s a show he records on the DVR at the same time. This is my solemn vow.

    The Twilight book, alas, annoyed me hardcore. The movie trailers annoy me even more. Also? That dude playing Edward. Blech.

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 26, 2008
  13. I can’t believe how Edward looks! He is SO not Edward.

    I envisioned a man with a little darker hair and a little less jaundice. And the hair? I highly doubt it would stay that way in Seattle with all the rain.

    Not only that, but the trailers for the film make it seem completely different from the book. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the movie’s gonna suck.

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    Comment by loren on August 26, 2008
  14. what is this Twilight series of which thou speaketh?

    Not that I have ANY time for ANOTHER book lately….

    I’m totally looking forward to So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Like, I CAN’T WAIT.

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    Comment by Haley-O on August 26, 2008
  15. HUH? where did my comment go?argh! i am going to try and reserve judgement on the characters from the movie.my teenage daughter has plenty to say…and hummus is so good! umm amazing race,gossip girl, the tudors, big love, heroes gosh i watch a lot of tv. and LOST whoo hoo

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 26, 2008
  16. oh and the actor playing edward cullen also played cedric in two harry potter movies.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 26, 2008
  17. Oh the glorious pumpkin latte….I’d forgotten how much I love it. Yea fall!

    Lets see mine that I can’t wait for are: Dirty Sexy Money, The Big Bang Theory, The Amazing Race, Weeds and Heroes. I love new TV!

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    Comment by Issa on August 26, 2008
  18. he was much better as cedric. i’m not sure he’s edward enough for me… i think she’ll make a decent bella though. she looks “real”.

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    Comment by zeghsy on August 26, 2008
  19. MEATfree? What the heck? WHY? (not that I do lunchmeat sandwiches, but I can see it limiting a LOT of kids)
    My kids go to a peanut-free school. Luckily, they both loathe peanut butter…
    Can you do FAKE meats with him? Some of the veggie balogna and stuff is pretty close to the real thing.

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    Comment by Beck on August 26, 2008
  20. I love hummus! Yum-mee!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on August 26, 2008
  21. I’m not feeling them for Edward and Bella. At all.

    OMG. OMG. You said pumpkin spice latte. You actually said the words. I need one now.

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    Comment by Miss on August 26, 2008
  22. I cant wait for Fall TV either. GAH. Gossip Girls. I cant wait.

    My kiddos start in one week too. Not. Soon. Enough.

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    Comment by ohmommy on August 26, 2008
  23. THAT?? Is NO Edward Cullen!! I could MAYBE be ok with the Bella, as the books never made her out to be all that eye-catching. But Edward? Ugh…no…just wrong. Also – Jasper is supposed to be huge…that’s no Jasper either! Come on, Hollywood.

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    Comment by HeatherPride on August 26, 2008
  24. Dude, I am horrified at who they cast to play Edward. Also, I had to click on that picture of Nate Archibald THREE times. He’s just so pretty!
    Also, I am so excited for fall I can’t stand it. If I find myself drinking a PSL in front of the new season of Gossip Girl or OTH I just might die of happiness on the spot.

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    Comment by Elizabeth on August 26, 2008
  25. I haven’t seen the mini hummus in my store yet – hopefully it’ll come soon! I am with you on the Edward Cullen thing… they could have done better and I like your suggestion – very hot!

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    Comment by koehmstedt on August 26, 2008
  26. How about ANTM?!?!?! Premiers Sept 3. And the Office – I cannot Wait!

    Glad to hear you can wear your contacts again, thats gotta be a relief. So how is your… was it shoulder or hand? and you were doing PT for it? I hope thats coming along. (I’m such a dork I cannot remember)

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    Comment by monstergirlee on August 26, 2008
  27. peanut free and meat free? man that would be tough. my son’s school allows meat or dairy as long as the lunch itself is kosher style. but the kid at the next seat might be having a dairy lunch while my son eats a chicken hotdog. it’s crazy.

    I can’t wait for the Office, Dexter

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    Comment by Becca on August 26, 2008
  28. The new 90210 is going to be like the new Degrassi! Took their motivation from it, I here, too – even looks like one of the cast members has travelled over, although I’m not sure!

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    Comment by Naomi (Urban Mummy) on August 26, 2008
  29. I hear Heroes is really making a comeback, though…can’t wait for Sept. 22! And then I think how it’s going to be a whole SIX MONTHS until the return of Lost and a little part of me dies inside.

    But HIMYM! Grey’s (skeptical, too)! Brothers and Sisters! Friday Night Lights! So many fun things to watch!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 26, 2008
  30. Oh, The Office. How I have missed thee.

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    Comment by Angella on August 26, 2008
  31. I think I’m mostly excited about Pushing Daisies. And I think I have to wait like two million more years for Lost, right? But also Grey’s (I can’t help it) and definitely 30 Rock and the Office. Weeds is already back and Entourage starts next week. Yay!!

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    Comment by Maria on August 26, 2008
  32. Vash isht dees “Twilight” zeries you iz spaking aboot?

    I thought Heroes and Prison Break were good seasons last year (PB S2 stank, but the year in Sona was excellent). I’m curious about 90210 but not optimistic. I wonder if Journeyman is coming back…

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 26, 2008
  33. STOP THE PRESSES – mini hummus? That is BRILLIANT!

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    Comment by mamatulip on August 26, 2008
  34. must agree that contacts are amazing when they are not making ones eyes feel dry and itchy. 90210 tonight – can’t wait. Have you signed the petition to bring back Donna Martin? Is it really 90210 with at least one Spelling involved?

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    Comment by Kalle C on August 26, 2008
  35. I guess I’m going to watch the new 90210 but I really hope I don’t like it.

    Also, I forgot all about pumpkin spice lattes! MMMMMM.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on August 26, 2008
  36. Good to know people are watching One Tree Hill. My cousin is one of the main characters (Nathan) and we watch just to make fun of him.

    What about Private Practice? I ended up liking it better than Grey’s last season.

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    Comment by Undomestic Diva on August 26, 2008
  37. I think I made a comment a few posts ago referencing Canada and after reading yesterday’s post about the Buskers Festival and today’s about President’s Choice, I feel a little dumb. Put it down to “I just discovered your blog and didn’t know you were a fellow Canuck.”

    Anyway, I love the back to school photo!

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    Comment by mandy on August 26, 2008
  38. What the heck is up with meat free??? Weird! I hope to heck you explain that one!!

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    Comment by DoodleBunz on August 26, 2008
  39. Those are NOT the people I see in my books!! Ewww…probably gonna skip the movie and stick with my imagination!!

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    Comment by pgoodness on August 26, 2008
  40. Meh on the hummus, I say. It’s ok… but it’s like dip. One little packet is never enough.
    ~I’ve been patiently waiting for you to finish the Twilight books so I can comment~ Damn, do I love me some Edward Cullen. ::::sigh::::
    Those are totally bad pictures of him and Bella. I’m gonna try to put some html in here:

    If that didn’t work – search photobucket for Edward Cullen. There’s some great shots there.

    And tv? Lost starts in January. Can’t wait. As for fall, I’ll be watching Heroes and a lot of reality tv, whilst sipping many a pumpkin latte. xo

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    Comment by bella on August 26, 2008
  41. Guess it didn’t work. sorry.

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    Comment by bella on August 26, 2008
  42. LOVES office and 30 Rock, Heroes also on probation for me.

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    Comment by Hockeyman on August 26, 2008
  43. Those 2 are so not Bella & Edward…which is why I don’t know if I can watch that movie…

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    Comment by Gabriella on August 26, 2008
  44. Special classic episodes of 90210 starting next Thursday!!
    I feel the same way.
    But it was like when Degrassi The Next Generation started. I was sure I wouldn’t watch and just didn’t like the fact that all the kids watching it wouldn’t know or appreciate where it came from. Kids of Degrassi St. Degrassi. Degrassi Jr High. Degrassi High…
    But I do really like the new one.
    Same with 90210. the crop of new viewers just won’t appreciate where this show originated from.

    But Shenae Grimes is in it. And she’s coming from Degrassi (…and Naturally, Sadie)
    So thats a good sign.

    Entourage starts Sept 7!!!

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    Comment by Christine on August 26, 2008
  45. I can’t wear contacts for more than 8 hours at a time … such a pain.

    I remember being so excited about the fall TV line-up all the time too… now that I may be getting the TV back when the kids are going to be going to bed at a decent hour again, I’m stoked for Lipstick Jungle and Eli Stone. My current addiction is MadMen (OMG, salivating for Jon Hamm…)
    Great post!

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    Comment by Karen MEG on August 26, 2008
  46. did you get the B&L Oasis lenses? I switched to them last month and they kick ass and take names.

    Mmmmm … hummus.

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    Comment by always home and unco on August 27, 2008
  47. Ok so I’ve been lurking for a while BUT mini hummus has made me come out of the closet… so I practically live at The Superstore and buy up anything made by PC because lets face it if your spokes dude is named Galen than your shit has got to be good!
    Anywho I have NEVER seen mini hummus packs and I frequent the hummus area on a regular occasion! WHAT THE HELL!

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    Comment by Loving Danger on August 27, 2008
  48. Ohmygod, the eye!

    (heather runs for the hills because she has a total huge eye thing)

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on August 31, 2008
  49. I’m a little skeptical of the new 90210. I think I’m only watching to hear what they say about Brenda and Kelly. Although US Weekly told me they won’t tell any details about Dylan.

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    Comment by Kristabella on September 2, 2008
  50. [...] playing Edward. I was hoping for someone more, um, Nate Archibald-like. i even wrote about it here. and [...]

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