Now that I know what kind of shit I am (I couldn't have gone on without that knowledge), I need to get moving. I have to take my truck in to get repaired today. What an annoyance, & an inconvenience...all because some IDIOT without insurance didn't know how to drive. Argh. Enterprise will withdraw $250 cash from my account for the rental car. My insurance company reimburses me, but I still have to pay out of pocket. I truly hope they fix the truck by the end of the week. Both the front & the back doors will have to be replaced, & they will have to do some serious work on the back panel, since it's horribly scratched. **sigh** This is bringing back all those emotions from the wreck. Why can't people pay attention? Heck, I talk on a cellphone & STILL pay attention better than people who have no distractions. There are some people who should simply not be on the road...and I still believe he bought his damn "license" on the street corner some where. How can it be legal to get a driver's license when you don't speak English? The road signs are in English. I don't get it. I received the police report, finally. The guy who hit me was trying to turn northbound out of a driveway (I was driving southbound), & says I was in the number 1 lane...when I was clearly in the number 2 (the far right lane). Maybe he thought I was in the number 1 because I SWERVED into the left lane to TRY to avoid being hit by him...didn't work, obviously, but I imagine it would have been a lot worse if I HADN'T swerved. Here's the thing...he claims he didn't see me until he hit me. HUH!?!?!? How do you MISS a BIG WHITE TRUCK right in front of your friggin' face??? And he made eye contact with me before he pulled out. I think he was on drugs. Whatever.
"Fear Factor".....is there any show more disgusting....or oddly entertaining? These people are NUTS! All for $50K! Crazy! You would think that they would go easier on the celebrities...but nope...they sure don't. The reason I would think they would is because it's for charity. It's not random people who want money for this or that, the money goes to charity. But I guess they can't make it too easy, so they make it just as hard as for non-famous folk.
Tonight's episode was as creepy as always. The first stunt was not so bad...not that that means *I* could have done it, because I probably couldn't have. It required immense arm strength, of which I have none. They had to scale the side of this awful building sideways across glass windows, about 50 stories up or so. They had to grab these handles to help themselves across, with virtually no foothold. They had to take a yellow strip across to another window many windows away, then go back & get another yellow strip...and do it all in a certain amount of time. Kelly Packard & Alan Thicke were the two people to not continue on. Alan slipped & fell (they were held up by cables), & Kelly did well, but not as fast as subsequent competitors.
The next stunt was hideous. I might not have even gone through with it. They had to lay down in a glass coffin, & be covered with disgusting things. On their head, they had 3000 Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches dumped on them. Everytime these fuckers get pissed (which is often, when you flick them around), they hiss...and that is pretty wiggy. Then, on your torso, they dump 100 snakes...and you have to find all the white ones & put them in a separate container. On your legs, they dump 14,000 nightcrawler worms....which of course, included lots of worm poop. They had to keep the cockroaches separate from the snakes, because they agitate each other. Alison Sweeney, from "Days of Our Lives," FREAKED out. They said no one had ever wigged as much as she did. I would have been the same way. I think the smell would have been more than I could have handled. Every one made it to the final round, except for Alison...but they made her a deal. Joe said if she ate 3 worms, she would go on to the final round, & he would eat a cockroach. Well, crazy girl, she did it, & Joe ate the cockroach. Crazy people!!!!!
The final round was pretty bad. They got submerged in cold water in a locked cage, with several different keys, only one of which fit the lock. They had to hold their breath, underwater, & find the correct key, unlock the lock, open the door of the cage, & then swim up to a safety buoy. For one thing, I have never been able to hold my breath long. Plus, you'd be freaking out, just thinking about running out of breath & not being able to get out of this cage. Yikes!
Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys) did fine, but took too much time. Stephen Baldwin (who is a DUFUS, in my opinion) set the bar high with a time of 24 seconds. That's amazing, really. Ali Landry panicked.
Ali Sweeney did great, & was out of the cage & water by 20 seconds...but misjudged where the buoy was, & couldn't find it in time.
So the dufus won...but at least it goes to a good charity...his mom's cancer research fund.
When they said there'd be a girl on girl kiss on "Once & Again," they weren't kidding! I think it was the longest same sex kiss I have seen on national TV, with the exception of the WAY HOT one "Ally McBeal" had. And this same sex kiss was two teenage girls, so that seems even more incredible. I think it was awesome...way to go, ABC! I wonder how many complaints they will get. It was very tastefully done, a great story line.
In the other main storyline tonight, I found my reaction surprising. The character of Grace, who I figure to be about 17 years old, has a crush on her high school teacher, who is played by 80's actor Eric Stolz. Normally, I would look at something like that with disgust. I mean, he's at LEAST my age, if not older, & she's 17...he's her teacher. But they played this one scene where they were in his car, & he was telling her that they COULDN'T be friends....and then they just kinda stared at each other. The chemistry between these two actors was amazing...even more amazing considering the age difference. He warned her, "You'd better get out of the car now," & she responded, "Why?" Pause. It looked like they were moving in for a kiss, when Grace's mother knocked on the car window, spoiling the moment. I couldn't believe it, but I WANTED them to kiss! That's weird! Maybe because I know it's not real...and in real life, it would bother me...but I dunno...
It was a good episode...