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  1. jewel21

    Masterchef Junior (US)

    Interesting. I'm not familiar with this new judge but hopefully she'll mesh well with the other judges. I'm a little sad Joe won't be back, he's surprisingly good with the kids.
  2. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Eh, when I came home from work he was freaking out a bit but once I went downstairs he was quiet. He didn't seem to want to go to bed but he finally went into his cage. He's sleeping now.
  3. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Thank you! I haven't met baby Anthony yet but I've seen pics and he looks cute. He's also apparently a lot like my brother, he won't shut up and is always hungry, lol. P.S. I think Steve knows we're talking about him. He's been strangely quiet for the past 6 minutes. Certainly not hugs and kisses. *mutters*
  4. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    He just won't stop screaming. From 7 AM until now. He screams when I'm in the room, out of the room. He's driving me nuts, lol.
  5. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Anyone want a cockatiel? Free to a good home. I jest, I jest! I love my bird, just not at this moment, heh. *wonders if they make cockatiel-sized pacifiers and where she can get one*
  6. jewel21

    Kindred Spirits

    I'm finally getting Season 3 episodes on DTour. The last one I watched was the one with the plantation. The third season definitely has a different feel to it. Amy and Adam are going to well known haunted locations ala Ghost Adventures, rather than family homes. I don't like how they claim to see stuff, but their static cameras seem to catch nothing. Like it's great that you saw a figure standing in the hallway, but maybe try pointing your camera toward it? Just a thought...
  7. What is up with Delia's doll being randomly out? I feel there's way more to this storyline than Kevin taking it out of the box it was packed away in... I love seeing the Chancellor Mansion again! I got so excited seeing the red front door. And hey Jill! It's nice to see you again!
  8. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Geez, that sounds terrifying! I'm glad everyone was okay @jpagan05!
  9. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    So how long until my body readjusts and I stop getting sleepy at 6 PM and waking up at 2 AM?
  10. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Thanks, everyone! It was crazy hot, but not humid like it is here in Canada. As a result, it was much more bearable. And no, I haven't changed Steve's name...yet, hee. Because it was so hot, our cousins took us out in the morning but by early afternoon we were usually home. It meant seeing a lot less attractions than I had hoped, but at the same time I did appreciate the rest. We saw the main attractions in Bologna and Modena but didn't go in anywhere, just took pics from the outside of Bell Towers, churches and squares. We did Pompeii but only saw a small part of it. In Naples, we saw Castle Ovo but sadly didn't get a change to see Castle Nuovo or the Catacombs of San Gennaro. We did get to see the Reggia di Caserta which is a gorgeous Palace. And then my cousin and I were alone in Venice my last night there. But this time she wasn't feeling well so we just went to see the Rialto Bridge and then St. Mark's square and the outside of the Basilica. And we did some shopping. I bought a nice quilted leather purse for like 62 euros and we bought a bunch of glass sculptures on Murano which we're having shipped here. I also bought a lovely ring made of 18K gold and tourmalines. Hopefully, if go back, we can see more.
  11. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Going there we had some turbulence, enough so that they had to suspend the hot drink portion of the flight. My cousin maintains it was mild but she's ridiculous. We also had a delay leaving Montreal because we had to wait for another plane to arrive and 56 people on it to get on our plane. Coming back there was no turbulence but a delay of 40 minutes leaving. Well, there wasn't a place in Italy to get a bad cappuccino. Tomatoes, steak, veggies, it's all so much tastier and sweeter than here. I had pizza twice, once in Formicola and once in Naples, both amazing. Our great uncle made us penne with cherry tomatoes and it was divine. We also had steak there, and I don't like steak but I ate the whole thing it was so good, and it was like the size of my plate, lol. In Modena we ate a lot at my cousin's place. She and her husband are very good cooks. The first night we had a dish where they took a tortilla, warmed it on the stove, then spread on a soft cheese, prosciutto, and arugula or radicchio on it (dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.) They made us penne with cooked radicchio and zucchini another day with some olive oil. Another day we had spaghetti with clams in an olive oil sauce. We had a mushroom risotto which was really good and my first time trying a risotto. And another day we had a linguine with a spicy tomato sauce with pancetta, onions, and arugula. And in Venice I had a wonderful spaghetti with scallops in a white wine and butter sauce and homemade tiramisu with a glass of prosecco.. I'm now a huge fan of prosecco, lol. Breakfasts were always some sort of pastry, usually a croissant filled with custards or Nutella and a cappuccino. It was amazing! Although at the end I was really craving a bagel with cream cheese, lol. I'm going to miss the food, lol.
  12. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    I'm back!! Well technically I got back yesterday around 5:30 PM, but I spent hours unpacking, doing laundry, etc. Today I picked up Steve who was a good boy and ate while in boarding. Italy was gorgeous! All the food tastes better there than here. And I became an Aunt on the 9th of July. I'm also super behind on show, but trying to catch up. How has everyone else been?
  13. jewel21

    S05.E09: The Fresh Princess

    Yup, I remember going to The Bay and buying one in like 1994 or so. I was 14 at the time. That damn ring was almost always black, lol. Blaine sitting in the dark was hilarious. Easily the best part of the episode for me.
  14. jewel21

    Masterchef (US)

    He also went on to say he cooks to relax. Like, dude, you're on frickin' MasterChef! You don't go there to relax, lol.
  15. jewel21

    Small Talk: Out of Genoa

    Steve is in boarding and I keep thinking I hear him moving around in his cage. It's kind of creepy. Because he didn't get a mite treatment beforehand, they had to put him on the hospital side and I couldn't leave him any of his toys or blanket or his branch because they could be contaminated. I also wasn't able to change the layout of his cage as a result, and he's so finicky I don't think he'll want to sit on any of the perches they gave him. Hopefully he'll adjust quickly. The baby shower went well. The people were nice and the cake was adorable. Finally all packed up. I just have to put my face was in my checked luggage. Can I put an umbrella in my purse or will they think it's a weapon, lol. Also, my cousin and I aren't sitting together at all but maybe that's a good thing. We would've just fought over who got the window seat, lol.