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Friday Fun: SMASH

I can’t tell you how excited I am for SMASH, which premieres on NBC on Monday.

In fact, I haven’t been this excited for a show since Glee, which failed me so much that I refuse to watch even moments of it now.

Thankfully, I have no fear that SMASH will fail me. In fact, I’m pretty sure this show has the makings of a huge hit, both in terms of popularity and in terms of quality — no easy feat.

Here’s the extended trailer:

I mean, wow, right?

So, now that you’ve watched that,  you OBVIOUSLY need to check it out on NBC at 10PM this Monday, February 6!

And no, NBC did not pay me to do that. I’m just really excited for the show. 🙂

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American Idol Finale

Hey, look, an early post!

You probably thought I stopped watching American Idol. You’re sort of right, but not really. I stopped watching it on time. I got so busy that I just was never able to actually watch it when it aired, so I ended up catching up on the weekends (and usually asking people to ruin it for me, which I never do — I usually hate spoilers!).This meant that I stopped writing about it.

I didn’t help that my favorites kept getting cut — first Casey, then James? Life just isn’t fair sometimes. 😉

Anyway, I was still watching and I was definitely still enjoying it. I think Lauren and Scotty are both adorable totally deserving of being the final two.

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There are a bunch of things I love about American Idol, but there are a few things I really love. I love watching the contestants grow throughout the competition. I love watching them become friends. I love that the show offers the ultimate water cooler conversation (and I would know!)

I also love that, in that sense, it offers a social setting.

Enter: last night! My friends Laura, Rachel and I decided to have a mini American Idol finale viewing party.

TWSS. 😉

We spent the night making snarky comments, discussing our favorite contestans of the season, guessing what was to come (we totally called Lauren performing with Carrie Underwood), and “aww”ing at the emotional moments. It was wonderful.

Seriously, though, was Ryan on something last night? I really think he was.

We also had really good takeout for dinner! We got food from Vegan Plate in Studio City. I highly recommend it! I got the Yellow Curry dinner special with tofu.

Yum!

Honestly, with meals like that, I wonder how hard it would actually be to be vegan.

Anyway, even though Lady Gaga’s performance was pretty lame (which is sad, since her performances are usually kind of exciting), she did inspire my favorite picture of the night.

We “put our paws up:”

Anyway, I loved the end of the show. I think Scotty really will be a huge star. I worry that he would have been better off without the Idol contract, but I think he has an awesome career ahead of him no matter what.

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And how cute were he and Lauren?

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Adorable.

Do you watch American Idol? What did you think of the finale?

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American Idol Chit Chat

If you follow me on twitter (or talk to me in real life, let’s be honest), you probably know that I have a sick obsession with fondness for American Idol.

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It’s not a big deal, really.

It wasn’t, especially, when I started talking to my mom yesterday about how Casey (the 19 year old, yes) will someday be a member of my family. You know, as my husband. Really, no big deal at all.

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Don’t worry — I’m 85% joking.

But, still, let’s talk American Idol for a minute, shall we? Because, I mean, why not? It’s the weekend, baby.

I’m incredibly happy that Casey is back in the game. I used to think he’d win. I still sort of think he will (he’ll win in my heart… creepy). Truth be told, though, I’m pretty sure Pia is going to win the whole shebang.

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I kind of think she has “I’m the next diva” written all over her face. She has the talent to back it up, too, even if she isn’t my kind of artist. But I think Casey might be #2.

If James isn’t.

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Or Stefano, but only if he starts stepping it up.

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I like them both too, so they would be acceptable. I’d just be heartbroken. It’d be okay, though, because Casey and I would comfort each other.

(95% kidding this time.)

Second place could also be Lauren or Scott. Really, it’s now almost anyone’s game. I just happen to think Casey is the best and at Pia is most likely to win.

I didn’t start watching American Idol until two years ago (the Kris Allen/ Adam Lambert season), which is funny since I’m now so into it. I used to judge people who watched it! You know, the way you guys are all judging me right now. Anyway, I’ve predicted the winner since at the top 10 both years, so I’m going out on a limb and predicting this year, too. In fact, I predicted the top two both years, so I’m going to say #2 is… Casey.

Also, wasn’t Haley totally impressive this week? It’s the first week I really liked her, but I thought she was fantastic. I hope she keeps performing like that.

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Finally, I think the right people were in the bottom three this week, too, but I’m definitely glad Paul was the safe one. Good riddance to Naima and Thia! I’ve wanted them gone for so long.

Okay, okay, enough American Idol, I get it. I do want to know, though, if I’ve turned any of you onto it! Anyone? Annnnyone?

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Um.

Dear America,

This?

Was unacceptable.

I’m very disappointed in you.

Don’t let it happen again.

Thank God for the judges.

Love,

Kaitlin

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Desk Meals (and a Winner!)

First things first, I have a winner for my CSN Giveaway!

Congrats, Jenna! Please shoot me an email at kaitlinwithhoney at gmail dot com and I’ll send you your code and directions.

Winning! Duh.

Let’s pretend I didn’t do that.

Anyway.

Of my last seven meals, six have been eaten at work. Three of those six have been eaten at my desk (not the lunches, as I usually get to be social for those).

FYI, this makes for totally lame photography. My apologies.

I don’t have proof for you of all of these at-work meals (two of the lunches were leftovers of that mysterious meal I still can’t yet reveal), but I do have proof of two breakfasts, one dinner and one of the three lunches.

Dinner, Tuesday night:

Chipotle-flavored  wrap with sliced deli rotisserie chicken, one piece of cheddar cheese, and fresh baby spinach. Goldfish on the side (All courtesy of the office kitchen).

I have a Goldfish problem, by the way. I think I just decided to give them up for Lent.

Maybe.

Breakfast, Wednesday morning:

Two waffles (regular, not whole wheat, but it’s what we have in the office) with TJ’s Almond Butter with Flaxseed and four sliced strawberries on top.

Plus a Starbucks Americano with steamed soy. I decided that I deserved it, after being up before 6am for a 7am physical therapy appointment. After not even getting home until almost 11pm the night before. Don’t worry about it.

Breakfast, Thursday morning:

I liked yesterday’s breakfast so much, I repeated it… but fancied it up, slightly.

Worked like a charm.

How weird is it that one waffle is so much bigger than the other? They’re from the same package!

Oh, also with coffee. From work, though, not Starbucks.

Not as good, but free.. which is a pretty even trade-off.

Lunch, Thursday afternoon:

I needed to use up the freezer items I have here at work.

Why? I’ll tell you next week. 🙂

Today’s lunch was a totally random mix of a Green Giant frozen veggie mix, topped with a Trader Joe’s veggie burger.

It worked.

In more important other news, American Idol was on last night. I’m so obsessed with interested in the show that I’ll probably be writing weekly installments with my thoughts on it.

You can feel free to skip these parts if you want to… but you know you don’t.

Standout performances of the night:

Casey Abrams

I’m in love with him. I don’t care that he’s 19. He has an old soul.

I just lost half my followers – I just know it.

Stefano Langone

He is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Unexpectedly, too, as I didn’t like him until his wildcard performance!

Paul McDonald

I will always love him, but I also love this song. How can JLo not know who Ryan Adams is, though? Embarrassing.

Scotty McCreery

Not my kind of artist but I love him anyway!

James Durbin (aka Squinty)

I think he’s fun. I also love this song and I really enjoyed his performance!

Lauren Alaina did not perform very well last night (in my opinion), but I still have hope for her. I was surprised, however, by being really impressed with Pia. So, finally…

Pia Toscano:

I don’t love her and I don’t think she’ll win the competition, but I was still impressed with this song! Celine is not an easy artist to take on.

Who I think is going home: either Naima, Karen, or Thia. They were all okay, but I thought they seriously paled in comparison to a lot of the other contestants.

If you watch American Idol, who were your favorites? And who do you think is going home tonight?

If you don‘t watch American Idol… well, you should probably start.

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Yogurt Bowls & American Idol

My breakfasts for the past two days have been super similar and my lunches for the past few days have been super boring. My breakfasts have been meticulously photographed in pretty light and on my nice camera and my lunches have been haphazardly snapped on my iPhone.

I just felt you deserved fair warning.

Actually, I kind of don’t even feel like showing you my lunches, so I won’t. I will tell you that I had my second Thai Tuna Stuffed Pepper for lunch today, and that it was better fresh. Oh well.

In other news, I had a “crazy night out” on Wednesday. Look, I have the stamp to prove it:

Yup, I’m a regular old party animal.

(Oh, and yes, it’s Friday and that stamp is still stubbornly sticking around. Any tips?)

Even though that stamp has seemed to signify to other people that I’d been out clubbing on a Wednesday night, I was instead at Hotel Cafe with Mark, seeing Anna Nalick perform.

Also, I’d say “Who does that?” regarding clubbing on a Wednesday, but Mark and I discovered exactly who does that when we saw the most ridiculous girls – the most stereotypically “LA” people I’ve seen since moving here – when we were leaving the concert. They were headed to a nearby club. I wish I had gotten a picture of them for you, but I think that might have been in poor taste. Also, the girl who had just fallen out of the car had her skirt halfway up her butt, so… the picture might have been NSFW.

Anyway, I got a little off-topic there. We saw Anna Nalick play and she was phenomenal!

(No, I promise, that’s her. I was using my phone’s camera!)

You may remember Anna Nalick for her song Breathe (2am). Here it is for your listening pleasure.

Anyway, my one gin & tonic during the concert was more than enough to get me liquored up (seriously, that thing was at least half gin), so my breakfast the next morning was assembled while I was in a… let’s just say “less than awesome” state.

Thankfully, I had a yogurt bowl to get me feeling back to normal. That, and a whole bottle of water.

Into the mix went:

  • 0% Vanilla Chobani
  • Deep Chocolate VitaTop
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • pecan pieces

Breakfast this morning was also a yogurt bowl, but it was totally different. I swear!

Into the mix went:

  • 0% Blueberry Chobani
  • (the last) piece of banana bread
  • 1/3 banana, sliced
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • tsp White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter

Had enough breakfast?

I can show you my boring dinner last night.

I overcooked boiled some broccoli, then sauteed it in some Garlic Gold olive oil (love), then added some cooked TJ’s meatballs and topped it all with some parmesan & romano. Super easy… which was all I had in me last night.

I was much more interested in watching American Idol. I’m so into it this year, which I totally did not expect!

My favorites so far are Casey Abrams (say what you want, he is SO SEXY), Paul McDonald (gorgeous & unique voice), Scotty McCreery (unexpected!) and Lauren Alaina (adorable and definitely reminds me of Kelly Clarkson). So happy they all made it through this week!

Casey:

Paul:

Scotty:

Lauren:

Oh, and I also like James Durbin (or, as I call him, “Squinty”). He kind of reminds me of the things I liked about Adam Lambert.

And, though I didn’t like Stefano originally, this wildcard performance, which won the judges over, also totally won me over.

Are you watching American Idol this year? Who are your favorite contestants so far?

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Wednesday TV

There was a TV upset in the KWH house last night.

My expectations were overturned.

Glee impressed the crap out of me. I have long had a love-hate relationship with Glee, which can pretty much be summed up as: I love the music and hate the writing. Usually. BUT! Last night’s episode was honestly phenomenal… as was last season’s finale. In other words, I’m giving Glee a clean slate for the season and I am really hoping they can keep it up!

I like the two new characters quite a bit… and that new boy is ca-ute! He’s giving Puck and Finn a run for their money. But, really, I’m okay with three adorable boys instead of two.

As for the two new sitcoms… well, to say Raising Hope was a disappointment is to utter an understatement. It’s like they kind of tried to be like My Name is Earl but failed miserably. I don’t have much more to say about it because I gave up halfway through. Sad. Running Wilde, though, has a lot of potential. I thought it was a pretty solid pilot and I believe that if they can keep it up, both stylistically and laughs-wise, they’ll do nicely. Well, I hope they will. Sometimes America hates stylized TV. Pushing Daisies, anyone? Anyway, the cast alone gives me a lot of faith in the show. I mean, G.O.B., Tobias, and Felicity? See you there, every Wednesday.

I didn’t catch The Biggest Loser last night, but I’ll catch up this weekend.

Sadly, there’s not much on TV tonight that I’m excited about.

On the bright side, though, I am very excited about one of the shows that I am looking forward to: Modern Family! Woo!

As for the other show, The Whole Truth, I pretty much doubt that I’ll be sticking with it. To me, it seems as though it will be one of those stand-alone serial shows that ABC loves so much, and that’s not really my style. However, I think the concept of the show is intriguing enough that I want to catch the pilot, so I’ll at least be checking that out.

Tonight:

9:00PM: Modern Family (ABC)

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10:00PM: The Whole Truth (ABC)

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