I Have A Secret…The Lying Game

I really do have a secret that is a little bit embarrassing.

I love ABC Family.

Yes, they have cheesy shows like The Secret Life Of The American Teenager. Not really a fan. I also do not want to talk about ABC Family cancelling Jane By Design which I really loved.

One of my favorite shows, which is a complete guilty pleasure, is The Lying Game. The winter premier was on last night (when did TV networks start doing winter premiers?) I had to get reacquainted with this guy.

Ethan Whitehourse The Lying Game Hot


Ethan Whitehourse The Lying Game Blair Redford


Oh Ethan Whitehorse, please be my boyfriend. My husband won’t mind.

Do you know what the number one Google Image Search that gets to my blog? Ethan Whitehorse which leads to this picture.

Ethan Whitehorse The Lying Game

So I know I am not the only one who appreciates Blair Redford in all of his Ethan Whitehorse glory.

Are you cheesy like me and enjoy ABC Family? Agree that Blair Redford is super hot?

12 Random Facts

The lovely Carolina from Peas In A Blog tagged me in her 12 Random Facts post. Carolina picked the 12 questions below.

  1. LOST. The best or bestest show of all time? I kid (not really)! What’s your favorite show of all time?
  2. If you could take your celebrity crush on a date who would it be? Where would you take him/do?
  3. Favorite ingredient to cook with and why.
  4. What song are you most embarrassed to have in your iPod?
  5. If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go & why?
  6. What’s your favorite way to work out?
  7. Favorite nail polish color. Go!
  8. Best movie you’ve seen this year?
  9. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry & why?
  10. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
  11. If you could do the same thing every day what would you do?
  12. What’s the first blog you started reading?

1. Did you guys know I love TV? Well I do and lots of it. Picking one show as my favorite of all time is really difficult. With a gun to my head, I would have to say Six Feet Under. That show gripped me.

2. This is so cheesy and cliché but my most favorite place in the world is Paris. So if I could take my celebrity crush on a date it would be to some anonymous but completely fabulous restaurant in Paris. (In this fantasy, there would also be unlimited amounts of funds for the shopping spree that would start on one end of the Champs- Elysees and end on the other.)

This is not exactly part of the questions but I would probably take this guy (even though he turned out to be a bit of a cheater on The Lying Game and I am a little mad at him.)

Ethan Whitehorse The Lying Game


3. I love garlic and tend to double it in any recipe because it is delicious. It could be because I am Italian and used to eating it in lots of dishes.

4. I have a lot of Glee on my iPod.

5. I haven’t been back to Connecticut since my wedding in 2009 and would love to get up there to visit friends and family. As terrible as the winter is, I do miss seasons living in Central Florida and would love to go up in the fall.

6. My favorite way to work out is running. Shocking!

7. I am lazy and cheap when it comes to manicures but when I do paint my nails, I love “nice is nice” by essie.

nice is nice essie


8. I have not seen many moves in 2012 but the best one so far is Forks Over Knives. When I do use the elliptical at home, we have a small TV that has a Roku player to stream Netflix on. I love documentaries and stumbled on this one.

9. My engagement/wedding rings. They are the few pieces of jewelry that I wear and they have sentimental value.

10. Two Christmas’s ago, J gave me a family ring that his Great-Grandmother brought over from Poland. It is beautiful and his mother even wrote up her engagement story to go with the gift. I am actually really lucky that J is an excellent gift giver and always gets me thoughtful and creative gifts.

11. Listen to talk radio. I am a political junkie and need a news fix plus I love to listen to other people geek out over public policy.

12. My first blog would probably be a political one maybe Fire Dog Lake or The Daily Kos? I read a lot of blogs and have for a long time, so this would be my best guess.

There it is, 12 Random Facts you did not know (or did not care to know) about me.

Instead of tagging anyone, I would love it if you would answer one of the questions above in the comments.

Totally Topicless Tuesday

I am getting sick. I can feel it in my throat and of course you can only ever get sick when you have a four day weekend coming up.

The following are just a few things that have been rattling around in my (delirious) head.

1. Steve Jobs Biography

I have no comment on the content of the book but find the cover photo disturbing.



Am I the only one who thinks you must really like yourself to pose as the thinker with a close-up of your head on the cover of a book?

2. Bank of America.

As if I didn’t feel guilty enough that I have yet to change to a local bank or credit union, Bank of America announces a new fee for those who use their debit cards of $5 a month. $5 a month?! No thanks. This is the impetus I need to move my money to a local bank/credit union. Thank you Bank of America for forcing me to do the right thing.

Washington Post

CBS News

3. Amanda Knox

I have not followed this case too closely but have a read a handful of articles over the years. I am not a legal expert but she seemed innocent and I saw no compelling evidence to the contrary. Luckily, the Italian Justice System allows appeals that retry the entire case so this young woman is able to move on with her life. It will be interesting to see what she does in the upcoming months. I suspect Barbara Walters and a book deal.



The Neverending Nightmare of Amanda Knox from RollingStone.

4. The Lying Game 

This is not a rant but my newest celebrity crush plays Ethan Whitehorse on The Lying Game. Isn’t he smoking hot?



What random things are rattling around in your head?


Some days it can be hard to get moving.

Tail Edited

Some days people take scary close up pictures of your face. (After they wake you up from your 45th nap of the day)


I workout after work most days and sometimes it is hard to get my butt in gear. There is cheesy TV to watch (The Lying Game) or countless hours of internet to look at.

I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and love looking at the motivating pins on the different boards. These are a few that I particularly like.

You can put this on your couch and will have to look at it while you eat cheese from a can.

Source: etsy.com via Dina on Pinterest


For when you have a training run that is just a little longer than you want to go.

Source: facebook.com via Dina on Pinterest


Sometimes things are just hilarious.

Source: etsy.com via Dina on Pinterest


How do you stay motivated?

Are you obsessed with Pinterest like I am?

Isn’t The Lying Game an awesome show?