Hilly Runs and Spoiler Alerts

Last night I decided to go on a run without Buster, because, let’s be honest, his legs are kinda short and he stops to sniff things a lot.  Sometimes when I walk him, he’s on a mission and will race-walk the entire way, and other times, he will stop halfway through and sit down, as if to say, I am over this shit, carry me home.  Sometimes I do carry him, for lack of time.  Ryan Gosling understands.

There is a neat little 2.5 mile loop that starts and finishes at my front door.  Our neighborhood has two entrances, so I run out of one, down some side streets which all have sidewalks, and then in the back entrance and back to the house.  This is SUPER CONVENIENT.  Except for one little problem…

The elevation.  It goes something like this:

It sucked.  So badly.

Afterwards, I changed clothes and headed to my mom’s house to watch the finale of Pretty Little Liars with one of my sisters.  It’s good teen soapy fun, and also, there is nothing else on during the summer except for Big Brother and The Bachelorette, so…it’ll do.  The finale was good but also super frustrating.

Things that bothered me:

Is Garrett the only cop in this town?
Why did they wait so long to take off their heels while running through the woods?
Why is the kid that plays Toby SUCH a terrible actor?
Why did they get Megan Fox’s doppleganger to play and English professor?
Why didn’t Dr. Sullivan just tell them who A was over the phone?
Why did Aria wear a skull necklace with a party dress (probably) from Forever21?

Among other things.  All in all, it was fine.  I have a theory about who A is though.


I think it’s Lucas.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…VMAs Edition

Admittedly, I didn’t watch all of the VMAs.  I tuned in just in time to see Beyonce perform, drop the mic, rip off her tuxedo jacket, and cradle her baby bump.  I was ecstatic until I realized that everyone already knew, thanks to the pre-show reveal.  I think it would have been cooler if she hadn’t spilled the beans earlier in the night.  Oh well.

Anyway, from the recaps I’ve seen/heard, here are some things that are making me wonder what is happening with the world.

Lady Gaga, who looks like that guy who used to date Christina Ricci (is he ever going to do better than that?):

Britney Spears, trembling at the thought of kissing Lady Gaga in drag.  Just once I would like to hear Britney not read from a teleprompter, just to see if the hamsters in her head are still running in their wheels.

Adele, who can do no wrong, except in the fingernail department.  Is this a case of unfortunate nail polish, or scary franken-nails?

Nikki Minaj.  YES to all of this.  Is that a tail made of stuffed animals?  And a glittery SARS mask?  If I ever get to attend an awards show, I’m going to duplicate this.

Beyonce’s baby bump.  Woot woot!  That kid is going to be pop culture royalty.

Was the snake Justin Bieber’s subtle personal tribute to Britney Spears?  Or was he just being creepy?

Anything that I missed?