Rejoice! Rejoice!

I’m back from vacation.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), I went from zero to sixty upon returning. Things are very busy at home and at work, so updates may be a little less frequent for the next couple of weeks. (Or I could say screw real life, and update hourly. Probably that won’t happen, though.)

So what happened when I was gone? Forget hurricanes, Barney Frank being awesome (but damn, that was awesome) and a major political figure passing away. You guys, Project Runway is back!

Let me say that again. It’s a joy to type.

PROJECT RUNWAY IS BACK!!!!!!

Fortunately, we had cable at the beach house, so I was able to keep up with Tim, Heidi, Michael and Nina. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so glad to have a TV show return. When Heidi introduced Tim to the judges, I felt like crying. With Runway gone for so long, and no more episodes of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, there was a major hole in my TV watching. (And in my heart. I love Tim so much.)

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It’s too early for me to pick favorites, but I will say I’m glad that the super creepy Malvin is gone. Also, Logan is hot in a Tim Riggins way, I really want to love Qristyl, despite her weird name spelling, Gordana is fantastic should go far, and Mitchell looks like the long-lost brother of Michael C. Hall.

If you’re like me and can’t get enough Tim Gunn, here’s a great interview with him by the Trib’s Maureen Ryan.

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In case you missed it, here’s Tim’s Daily Show interview from August 19th.  I love that Jon Stewart is a hardcore Runway fan.

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Obama vs. Gunn: In politics, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out

First off, I feel horrible saying this, but it must be done: America, why did you schedule a presidential debate for the same night and same time as the season finale of Project Runway? Do you hate me, America?

Yeah, I know, that’s what DVR is for, but chances are the debate won’t end until 10:30, and I can’t very well wait until Thursday night to watch. After all, I don’t want to be spoiled about who won when I check my entertainment blogs tomorrow.

Then again, I can’t NOT watch the debate…even if Obama and McCain say the same shit they said the last two debates. (God bless Obama, but if I hear about McCain voting with Bush 90% of the the time again, I’m gonna scream.) I can’t not watch because I actually care about the election this year; I want to be informed. Plus, if I don’t watch, then how will I get the jokes on The Daily Show, Colbert and SNL?  But no, really, I’d watch even if those shows weren’t on. It just wouldn’t be as fun. *Sigh* Damn you, election year! I mean, sure, this election is the most important one in my lifetime, but KENLEY MADE IT TO THE FINALS! I have to see her either go down in flames or upset the entire nation by pulling a win. (Either outcome will involve an immature, “I don’t give a fuck” whining attitude, that much I can tell you.)

Speaking of Project Runway, I have a confession to make. I’ve been watching past seasons, and am kind of addicted. Seriously, I can’t stop. This might be the most addicting show I’ve ever watched. And that’s saying a lot.

 I only started watching last year, and hadn’t seen seasons 1-3. This weekend, despite being very busy and not having a lot of time, I somehow managed to watch all of season one and about half of season two. Granted, it was a holiday weekend for me, but still. I am not sure how this happened. I do know it involved lots of late nights. Note to readers: Wendy Pepper is even more evil at 3 a.m.

Postcards from the Runway:

Austin Scarlett, call me. I know we are both into guys. But much like Tim Gunn, I just want you in my life for amusement and fashion advice. Also, you were robbed.

Santino, your Tim Gunn impressions are hilarious, but you suck as a fashion designer. I can’t believe you made it to the final 3! I actually don’t know who won season 2, but I have a sinking feeling it’s you. What the fuck, dude? What the fuck?

Wendy Pepper, You make Santino and Kenley look like angels. I’d take 10,000 of them over you. What happened to you when you were a child? You are, without a doubt, the nastiest, most unpleasant person I’ve ever encountered, in real life or on TV. I never, ever, ever use the C-word to describe people. I think I’ve done it twice in my entire life. But you are, without a doubt, a huge C. I am not surprised your husband dumped you after the show aired. Also? Don’t defend the shoe.

Daniel Franco, You’re weird, but it works on you. Keep it up.

Daniel V., I love you! You’re awesome!  I hope you win season 2.

Michael Kors, I really liked how you were more of a mentor in the earlier seasons, taking the designers to your office, coming to the parties, and really being more of a presence on the show. Why did you stop that? You’re awesome; please be more involved next season.

Barack Obama, please become our next president. If you lose, I will have to leave the US. I’d rather not do that. I like it here.

Video of the Day: Proving once again that Tim Gunn is awesome …

I love you, Tim. Carry on!