Sunday, January 06, 2008

I am trying not to set my car on fire. The ANTM marathon.

One of my friends said this is yet another sign that my move is a good thing. I am so looking forward to not having a car.

I still haven't passed my smog test. My car was in the shop all day yesterday and today. I have to take it back on Monday. They are trying to activate certain sensors. I will be out at least $500 because of this test. I picked up my car today because I must run some errands tomorrow. I get in the car and my alignment is complete off. I almost crashed into parked cars. I don't know what happened at the body shop during the last 24 hours. I am annoyed.

I am also sick. Yesterday my throat felt like I had just swallowed a cup of tacks.

My apartment looks crazy. I have gone through boxes of files. I don't know why I didn't throw out some of these things before I moved to Los Angeles. It has been fun to read some old letters. In the era of emails, hand written letters are rare. I found some letters my sister wrote to me when I went to college. She was eight when I left. For some reason every letter starts with "Hey Dork". I also found one from her written during her first year in college. She talked about some guy she met at a frat party that was very nice. That guy is now her husband.

I still have a file cabinet to go through. Ugh. I did get rid of 70% of the back issues of my favorite magazines.

While I was shredding and throwing out files I happened to catch some of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL marathon on VH1.

I have never been into this show. However, I do appreciate Ms. J in all his fabulousness. Tyra is a trip. Everything is about her even when she is giving advice to the contestants.

I asked my sister who is Nigel Barker?! Hello gorgeous. She said his mom is from India and his dad is British. Nigel has it going on. I love his style. I wish more men here wore nice suits. Wait a minute, why do I care? I'm outta here. :)

I am not sure what the hell Ms. J is wearing in this clip. ha.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I never saw ANTM before... eye opening. And it seems like you are so ready for your move!

erin said...

haha! this is one of my guilty pleasure shows...I kept up with it on the internet since we moved :) and I completely agree about Nigel...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

jen - the show is such a trip. It's really about Tyra and what a great model she was/is. Please she needs to relax.

erin - Seriously, I now know why so many people love this show. It is a guilty pleasure. I ended up watching hours of it this weekend.

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Best wishes for the new year! l just watched ANTM, we are a few seasons back in Oz. How gorgeous is Nigel! Moving is great you get to throw out lots of old stuff and make lots of space for new things..

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Confessions - thank you same to you!

Yes, the upside of moving is getting rid of all the things we don't need.

sognatrice said...

Probably shouldn't mention this, but we can also see ANTM here in Italy (in English!)--and after resisting for a long time, yes, I now get why so many people are addicted to it.

Hope your car is feeling better.

gibber said...

Viacom is very smart. They probably hooked most of their new viewers by doing the Modelathon on VH1 all the time. I got hooked over the summer, have now seen all the previous seasons and watched this last season too (saliesha didn't deserve to win, IMHO).

I can't wait until it starts again in Feb. I LOVE IT. I'm not ashamed to admit it!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

sognatrice - Thanks Sogntrice. Now I'm dealing with the phone company. Why is it impossible to speak with real person? I am not a fan of this computerized nonsense.

gibber - well at least you weren't watching the I LOVE NEW YORK 2 Marathon. haha.

gibber said...


and flavor of love is coming back.

and i'll be watching the i love new york reunion.

Liz said...

Oh no about the smog check! It is a sign but you still gotta get around while you're here.

And I'm loving the new modeling show with Tyson Beckford and Nikki Taylor. I saw the first episode where they picked the models and it was fab. But Nigel Barker, yum!

Feel better soon. Did you eat some garlic cloves?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - I don't know what to say re: FOL.

liz - thanks...I am going to have some garlic right now.