Showing posts with label television. Show all posts
Showing posts with label television. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

{#TelevisionTuesday} Did your fave character die? Let's Discuss the #GameofThronesFinale for Season Five #GoT

I held back on posting this for as long as I could, if you haven't caught up by now, then come back once you have seen it, this is ALL spoilers!

I couldn't even live tweet while watching the Game of Thrones Season Finale lest my eyeballs miss something important!

It's TV crack, crack I tell you!

Let's Dive Right In:

Stannis Baratheon

(1) Let's just call this paragraph "God Don't Like Ugly",  or "Karma is a Bitch" - Stannis is dead! Stannis sacrificed his daughter Princess Shireen by torching her to death last week. Stannis and Melisandre literally lit this sweet child on fire. This shouldn't have come as such a shock to me, as Bran fell out a window in season 1. Stannis finds his wife hanging from a tree and half his army is gone, serves him right! I have not read the books and I won't until the show is over so I hope he is truly gone! I hope Brienne of Tarth did the job!

Brienne of Tarth

(2) Speaking of Brienne - Sansa finally decided to put that corkscrew to good use and broke out and finally lit that candle, but since Brienne was a bit busy with the killing of Stannis and all she didn't see it. Sansa was forlorn but when she saw that things were about to get real she blew out that candle and was trying to make her way back to the room hoping she wouldn't be caught, that's when Myranda confronts her with a bow and arrow. GULP! Reek/Theon to the rescue he pushes her over and then SPLAT. One problem solved, or so we think. Later in the episode as Ramsay returns we see Theon and Sansa jump, are they dead or alive? What do YOU think? All I know is that Bran did survive his fall, perhaps they did too. You think haughty little Sansa is going to get off that easy? Somehow I don't.

The jump in all it's glory below:

(3) Chicks shouldn't let other chicks kiss them on the mouth - No this isn't an anti-les statement, read on my friends! Sneaky Ellaria kissed Myrcella on the mouth, and once her and her uncle/daddy Jaime set sail - they are having deep talk and Myrcella tells Jaime she knows he is her uncle daddy and suddenly her nose starts bleeding. Jaime freaks out as Myrcella is dying in his arms. Meanwhile back on land, Ellaria gulps down the rest of the vial. She knew that would be the only way to kill Myrcella, and she knew she would die in the process, no wonder she so readily kissed that ring, she knew she was still getting hers in the end though. POISON! (And was anybody else a bit creeped out by uncle/daddy Jaime during the boat scene? I thought he was going to try and mack on his daughter too for a minute, they all really make the Borgias look like the Partridge Family don't they?)

Many-Faced God and Arya Stark

(4) Stick to the God of 'One-Face' because that 'Many-Faced God' is a trickster! - Arya finally gets her revenge on that creepazoid Meryn I am sure there were folks collectively applauding when Arya slit Meryn's throat. But she doesn't even get to savor the flavor of that revenge. She puts the mask back and gets busted by Mr. Many-Faced himself! He tells her she is still not ready, then seems to kill himself but as Arya starts pulling off faces, she ultimately reveals her own and then loses her sight, turns out the faces themselves are Poison for a 'Non-Nobody'.  NO!!!!!!!! I can't take it, not Arya. I like her so much I just was not ready for this!

Daenerys Targaryen and Drogon the Dragon

(5) What Kind of Mother of Dragons is Dany?  - Even if your baby is a reptile, where is your motherly instincts? She could have ripped that little dress of hers and just tried to  make a tourniquet or something right? Try to stop the bleeding! Poor Dragon is bleeding, probably dying and tired from carrying her butt to safety and the best she can do is order that poor baby to kill her some food? I like you Dany but DAMN! You needed to stop thinking like a Queen for a minute and think like a mom! While foraging for food for herself:

(6) Fave Twitter Meme - The look you get when you see your ex's family - Daenerys dropped her wedding ring like it was the only hot potato though when she saw the Dothraki's coming. And can someone please explain why they were playing ring around the Daenerys on horseback?

I have a feeling that 'Drogon' the Dragon brought her there on purpose. I was praying that the real Drogo was alive and was somewhere in there.......a girl can dream can't she?

(7) The Walk of SHAME - Cersei couldn't take prison and opted to finally confess, so High Sparrow allows her to see Tommen, because after all the Mother is merciful. Cersei is told she must attone before she can go back to the castle. 'Attonement' is the cutting off of all her hair and stripping her naked for a walk of shame from High Sparrow Headquarters to the castle while her escorts chant "Shame! Shame! Shame!' and ringing a bell, the angry mob is throwing not just stones, but shit, yes shit, and others spit at her. I do not like Cersei at all, but damn that was tough to watch! I know she is going to emerge from that experience more evil and angry than ever!

This prompted folks on twitter to re-tweet this image:

Then the scene that had me screaming at my Television:

(8) Jon Snow dies in the SNOW! - That sneak Olly lured Jon Snow outside telling him one of the wildlings may know where Jon's uncle is. When Jon gets outside he sees a sign that says 'traitor', he turns to see Alliser Thorne who stabs him and says 'for the Watch', man after man does the same and then Olly joins in. Jon Snow ends up dying in the snow. That is just so wrong.

There are over 456 dead from seasons 1-4, and the washington post has an awesome infographic on it (NO this is NOT a sponsored post or a paid insertion! I am just another fangirl of the show with a blog....)

My Game of Thrones Pinterest Board gets a lot of love, so check it out and be sure to follow me on pinterest while you are at it, all I can say is my pinterest much like me is diverse and eclectic and reflects a wide range of my interests!

So this is fitting right?

My Take:

This show always succeeds in surprising me and that is why I love it so much! I couldn't even live tweet during the episode and that says it all. I live tweet during pretty much everything.

I won't miss Stannis, still shocked he burned his daughter to death, but I will miss Arya and Jon, I wasn't ready, I just wasn't ready. I was thinking that Many-Faced God was trying to get Arya do to his dirty deeds or some other dirty tricks, but I didn't see this one coming. And Olly stabbing Jon got me to shouting at my TV. 

Who will you miss? Do you think 'magic' will bring any of them back?

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Friday, February 13, 2015

This #FridayThe13th let's talk what's new on #Television! These Shows are on my radar!

I didn't get a flu shot this year and I have spent the past two weeks doing the flu 'cha cha' a few hours of lucidity where I try to get everything done and then totally wiped out again. In fact the other day I took a shower thinking I was doing great, and my fever spiked so high I thought surely I would pass out. Then the thought of  the EMT's finding me butt naked in my bathroom made me muster my energy to get my PJ's on and get back to bed.

The only great thing about the Flu is TV. Whether it's Cheese TV, Binge Watching, or catching new shows, the flu makes you a captive audience.

Two new shows on my radar are Empire and The Slap.


This show centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company called Empire Enterprises, and the drama amidst the members of the founding family of the company who are fighting for control, and stars Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon. Lucious is a former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment who has been diagnosed with ALS and now needs to figure out who his successor will be. Cookie, is Lucious' ex-wife, mother of his three sons and she took a 17 year stretch in prison instead of Lucious for drug dealing. So far this one is keeping me riveted, and I haven't been able to say that about a non cable series in AGES. I can't wait to see this story unfold and it is one of the best TV gifts that has come out of me having the flu and forcing myself to rest! Empire airs Wednesday's at 9pm on Fox! Taraji is truly tearing it up as Cookie!

The Slap

"The Slap" is a miniseries based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and Australian Television Series and centers on what occurs during the 40th birthday party of Hector played by Peter Sarsaard. His wife Aisha played by Thandie Newton plans a birthday barbecue for Hector that includes his boisterous Greek family. The party comes to a screeching halt when his cousin slaps another couple's mis-behaving child. The series stars Peter Sarsaard, Thandie Newton, Zachary Quinto, Uma Thurman, Melissa George, Thomas Sadoski and Brian Cox. It airs Thursdays at 8pm on NBC.

My Take:

I am normally a fan of cable series shows like Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie, Boardwalk Empire and the little time I even allot for TV would normally go to a cable series, however these two network series do hold potential and I have greatly enjoyed what I am seeing so far!

Have you seen Empire or The Slap yet butterflies? If so what do you think of them? If not, what is your favorite Television series right now?

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been exchanged and all opinions are 100% my own!  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hi #Orgullosa, Is your Skirt Well Positioned?

Some writing challenges seem so conceptually easy that they ideally should write themselves. This time, while I have a lot to say, I'm not exactly sure I know where to begin. So I will start with the question: Is Your Skirt Well Positioned? In Spanish there is a saying 'Mujeres con La Falda Bien Puesta' which in English Translates to, "women with their skirts well positioned'. This actually goes beyond the positioning of your skirt, that is just the literal translation the real translation is that of a women with pride within herself. A strong, proud woman that can always hold her head up high. The word 'Orgullosa' translates to 'Proud', sometimes people give the word 'Orgullosa' a negative connotation that comes closer to translating to 'Vain', but it really means Proud in the sense of Pride. And now, being 'Orgullosa' isn't just being about being 'proud', it's an actual movement! A community of progressive, confident Latina Women who now have an online platform to seize their limitless potential through the transformative power of community and the rapid fire pace of social media helping to spread the message. 

Defining Orgullosa: 

Being 'Proud' is different things to different people, from the way you conduct yourself from day to day, the decisions you make and obstacles you surmount. The feeling that is left behind when you accomplish something everyone told you wasn't possible. It's that woman who 'strives' and not just 'survives'.

The Orgullosa Movement: offers Latinas a platform for peer-to-peer interaction, from daily conversation to opportunities to contribute to the community at large. It is a destination that focuses on best-in-class brands and solutions for her changing and busy lifestyle.

Aspiring to Inspire:

In my family we learned at an early age that helping others was important, that you move forward when you help others to do the same!

Last year one of the communities and ambassadorships I played a part of had the opportunity to help in the judging component of a 25K scholarship to an aspiring young Latina. For me it was a source of pride to help a young person realize their dream of going to College. When I went to College there weren't as many opportunities as readily available. I worked very hard in High School, and did land some Scholarship Funding, but I also worked 2 part time jobs: one on campus, and one off-campus, to get through College. In the end I think that degree meant more to me because I had to work very hard to achieve it!

Left: Ascending Butterfly, College Graduation, Right: Mama Butterfly, Both of us were super 'Orgullosa' that day!

My 'Orgullosa' Moments:

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ My first television appearance when I was in Kindegarten! (I was destined for *Stardom*)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ President of the Chess Team 3 years running! (Cute Nerds RULE!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Graduating College! (My entire family was proud of that moment!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Writing for a newspaper! (When my first article made the front page, I definitely let out a WEPA!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Film Critic! (I'll never forget my first Press Junket!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Reaching the title of "President" in Corporate America and running the entire NorthEast Division

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Now owning the Title of 'Founder'

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Surviving a year I was told I wouldn't even get to ring in, and now ringing in another!

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Finally making my first official 'VLOG' in front of the camera instead of just behind it (with super awesome television personality and celeb stylist Robert Verdi no less!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ When my first Twitter Party 'Trended' :-)

Join The Movement/Get Social With It:

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 'Like' Orgullosa on Facebook

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Join The Orgullosa Community

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Follow the @Orgullosa movement on Twitter using the hashtag #Orgullosa

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FTC Disclosure: I am participating in a Sponsored Post on behalf of Procter & Gamble via The Niche Mommy Network, however all opinions are 100% my own!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curious George Celebrates Mothers Day, Moms Celebrating Moms May 5th Twitter Party and MORE!

Do you remember your favorite book as a child? The one you would have your parents read to you at Bedtime?

I had three particular favorites that I never tired of, Curious George, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Ferdinand The Bull. My mom would have to read those to me over and over and I loved the silly voices she would put on for each character she read.

I am not yet a Mom (or actually even ready to consider Motherhood yet!), but I am an Aunt and a GodMother, and I of course shared my love for my favorite books with each of my nieces, nephews and Godchildren when they were born.

One of my nephews really took to Curious George the way I did at his age, and it became his favorite book for everyone to read to him. He shares many traits with Curious George actually, adventurous, helpful, sweet, and naturally curious!

I recently received a screening party package that contained tons of Curious George Fun, and while he is way too old for it now, my teen Nephew and my younger Nieces and Nephews came over to enjoy a screening of  Curious George "Mother's Day Surprise!' premiering Friday, May 6th on PBS Kids (check local listings for airings in your broadcast area HERE). I love that I didn't even have to twist his arm (being his favorite 'Titi' (Aunt) definitely has its advantages!).

In this special episode, which you can catch on May 6th, Curious George and his new friend Marco, decide to host a Dia De La Madres (Mother's Day) celebration for Marco's Mom as a surprise! George decides to help Marco throw a surprise party for his mom and enlists the help of Marco's Sister and the Man with the Yellow Hat to help prepare some of Marco's Mom's favorite foods and a Pinata.

On May 5th, another episode that features George's new friend Marco will air called 'George's Home Run', where Marco tries to hit his first Little League Home Run while George plays Scorekeeper.

The episodes end with a small featurette of real children learning to apply the lessons in the episode to their own life, which was a big hit with my nieces and nephews!

I only wish George had met Marco when I was little or better still when my teen Nephew who shares my love for George was still young! I remember having Pinatas at my birthday parties!


Title: MOMS CELEBRATING MOMS, brought to you by Curious George

Date: Thursday, May 5th

Time: 1pm EST/10am PST

Handle: #CuriousGeorgeMoms

Prizes: Three winners will pamper themselves with a $100 gift certificate from

Co-hosts: @Ohmariana, @mamalatina, @thoughtsofamomy, @Tracy_Iglesias. Moderated by @lbconnect, with special guest @DorotheaGillim, Executive Producer at WGBH.

To be eligible to win, you must join the party, be sure to RSVP for it HERE, follow the hosts listed above, and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT´s not eligible) using the #CuriousGeorgeMoms hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions.

A random winner will be chosen amongst those who answered correctly. Open only to residents of the United States. Void where prohibited. Rules can be found HERE

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Thanks to Curious George’s national corporate sponsors Chuck E. Cheese’s and Rainforest Cafe.

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