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  1. Yeah No

    S06.E11: Fire and Ice

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking and I posted something similar in another episode thread. I went online to see if my hypothesis that fasting can make the body release endorphins, (the "feel good" hormones), and it seems that there might be some truth to that according to some studies. Perhaps the combination of being alone in restful nature and the increased endorphins lends itself to those mystical feelings, which unfortunately subside once they go back to eating and the "real world". I would bet that "what was I thinking" reaction afterward is not uncommon. BTW, I wondered that based on my own experience. I was forced to eat a very calorie and fat restricted diet for a few months for medical reasons and after a while I started feeling something close to that "runner's high" that I used to get from bike riding and the pearls of wisdom were just rolling off my tongue. I notice that the contestants on this show say some of the most profound things as they're tapping out. Food for thought!
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    My Lottery Dream Home

    I know. I just watched the latest episode and he was all "look at me" with taking time out from the show to mug for the camera and then explain for us with all the excitement of a little kid on Christmas the significance of some of his tattoos. I muttered under my breath, "get over yourself buddy". I don't know who was creepier, him or the son of the lottery winner (who also had neck tattoos).
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    S06.E10: It's All About the Money, Honey

    It was obvious to me that Kelsey was uncomfortable being the head of Millennial from day one and felt like she was in over her head. I don't know if putting her in that position was as much an insult to Millennials as it was a confirmation that maturity and experience count for something. Because they should, even though we know that they often don't. It looked to me like Kelsey was actually relieved to be given the opportunity to step down. She took that out rather quickly. I think she was thinking about a way to get out all along. I fear that the show won't give the position to Diana even though she deserves it. As far as Josh goes, if the show wants to make him scarcer, it will make him follow his daughter out to California. Then it will have to find something (or someone) else to use to threaten Charles' and Liza's relationship, because you know they can't just leave it alone.
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    Masterchef (US)

    OMG, that's too funny! Reminds me of my mother, who used to tell me when I was young that after menopause women put men on pause, LOL. She was joking, but I never really "got" the joke until after I went through menopause myself!
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    Masterchef (US)

    Yeah and didn't we here predict that might happen? Although it was nice to see Subha finally not be picked on and get some recognition. I wonder how long that will last, though. He is fantastic when allowed to be in his comfort zone, but take him too far outside of that and I can see him crashing and burning. I personally hope that doesn't happen and he at least makes it to the semi-finals. I think we're getting a window into the "method behind Subha's madness". It's also a window into really good Indian cooking, which I'm sure is often just as spice-heavy. It also explains why he seems to be perpetually in the weeds. But if he is able to do all that under pressure and time constraints, he's pretty amazing, IMO. It's also true that he was completely within his comfort zone here. Pull him out and he seems to flounder around. He seems to be a "spice king", able to pull the most amazing flavors out of any dish through the expert use of all those spices.
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    Masterchef (US)

    I just wanted to add that if the bulk aisle is not an option for cheap spices, Badia spices are available in a lot of discount markets in little bags for very little money (Price Rite, Save-a-Lot, ethnic markets). Cardamom pods go for under $2.00. And Badia is better than the dollar store - better quality, IMO. They even carry tiny bags of saffron for very little comparatively. And a little saffron goes a long way. TJ's carries relatively cheap saffron too, but Badia's prices are better. Badia also makes a saffron powder which is even cheaper and a halfway decent substitute. I do, although I don't read Family Circle. I did have a free subscription a few years ago, though.
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    Masterchef (US)

    I actually thought it made her look as big as a house. Daphne appears on "The Rachael Ray Show" a few times a season and for the last few years she has been perpetually pregnant and wearing something that IMO is atrocious. Big flowers and flouncy ruffles only make you look 10x more ginormous than you already are. I agree, though that "stuffed sausage" is not the ideal alternative.
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    S06.E11: Fire and Ice

    I have to defer to Woniya's judgment about her body, but it irks me that she said she wanted to win so badly but then didn't want to pay the price for it in the end. In my world you're either all-in or why bother? I understand that a lot of these contestants seem to have some sort of epiphany about winning and the money not being that important to them thanks to being alone for weeks with only their thoughts, but then when they go back to their real lives and remember all the reasons why they really wanted the money and the title, are they still happy about it? I guess I'm just one of those people that either plays to win or doesn't play at all. Then again, she probably left at the right time. It looks like Jordan could have kept going for at least another 2 weeks if not more. At least he was truly worthy of the win, but I'm still hoping a woman wins one of these days. This second place stuff is getting old.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    There are photos posted online of Amber dressed up and her hair styled normally and she looks much better than on these episodes.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    Amber's hair looks the way it does because she doesn't style it. She just shakes it out and goes. She puts in as little effort as possible on her appearance. Her twin's hair does not look like that at all. She actually runs a comb through her hair and it looks much better.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    Usually older people give up, and with good reason. When I was young, though, I never gave up. But that's me. Dating has always been rough. Where I came from it was "slim pickins" even back in the day. And without getting into my personal life too much I am well aware of what the dating world is like today (I was separated a decade ago). Some people don't have the fortitude to keep trying, and that may be her story. Deonna burned out on it at a much younger age than some people would, that's for sure. But I still sense there's more to it than that. In earlier episodes she left the impression that she was so hurt by what happened to her in that first relationship that she actively didn't want to get involved with anyone, not that she just broke up with a guy, kept trying and just didn't get anywhere. So that's why I ask.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    I have to wonder if those "situationships" were by choice on her part or did she just give up and accept less than "the whole enchilada"? In either case what kept her from continuing to look for more than what I would call "affairs"? To me, "situationship" makes them sound more legitimate than they probably really were. I have known a few people that have gone through divorce. A lot of them went a little crazy with the hook-ups and "situationships" afterward, but that period tends to last only about a year or so. Definitely not an entire DECADE.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    Sorry to hear this happened to you but you just reminded me of something that happened to my mother. When my mom was 20 years old she was in the Women's Army Corps. during WWII stationed in Vermont. It was there that she met a dashing young officer that swept her off her feet and after several months of working together at the army base, they were married by the chaplain. Immediately after that her new husband was shipped overseas and a few weeks later the army chaplain found something out that shattered my mother to pieces - It was that the man she had just married was already married and had a family in some Midwestern state. Needless to say, the marriage was quickly annulled and my mother was so distraught that she left the army for a year just to recover. Note that many years later I found out through a genealogy site that this man was a "serial marry-er". I found his family tree online and one of the daughters of one of the women he duped into marrying him told me that he was simultaneously married to my mother, her mother and another woman at the same time. Wow, right? Horrible. Anyway, it should be no surprise that my mother didn't date or have a relationship again for another 2 years and even then she was very picky and careful. She didn't marry my father until a full 10 years after her first marriage. I always wondered why my mom was already 30 by the time she married my dad since most other women at that time married in their 20s. My mom told me this story as a teenager, when she was certain I could handle it. She was wise to wait. The point of telling this story is that even the most devastating thing I can imagine happening to my mother still didn't prevent her from looking for a relationship again after a couple of years. So what is wrong with Deonna? Or what horrible thing really happened to her that she isn't sharing?
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    Jamie is involved in a love-hate relationship with Elizabeth and it's never going to get any better. Dr. Viviana is such a phony acting like there's any hope for these two. She's just reading from the script. Watching this couple is revolting. Elizabeth is a ridiculous self-centered attention seeker, and Jamie is just a nasty narcissist. He does not respect Elizabeth one bit and yet he claims to "love" her. This is really sick, twisted love and no therapist unless they have completely sold their professional integrity down the river should EVER try to gloss over that just for a paycheck from a stupid reality TV show. It's completely unethical. I can't imagine that she or Pepper have a good reputation at this point among their peers. But I guess the money is more important to them.
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    S09.E11: Secrets of the Past

    Matt's body language is the opposite of what he's saying. His eyes are all over the place and anywhere but on Amber. And half the time he's not even making much of an effort to deny how he really feels either, especially on "Unfiltered". I got the impression that although he wasn't really ready for marriage, Amber just about pushed him completely away with her desperate intensity/clinginess/neediness. Men DETEST that in a woman. He's not even 100% committed to taking care of himself let alone did he sign on to marry someone that wants to drain him of every ounce of energy he has 24/7. I got the feeling he was actually relieved that they're not having sex anymore. He just wants less of her, period. So there are two sides to this story and it's not all on Matt, although I still think he's a yucky dumb doofus (and remember, you heard it here first). Amber needs therapy for her abandonment issues because NO MAN is going to put up with her for very long. I think these two are ultimately doomed.
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