My Mundane Musings

Growing up I longed for the fast paced life of big city life and corporate America. Now I’m a stay at home mom of 4 in a small rural community! And I wouldn’t have it any other way! (At least for now).

My problem with the DVR… April 10, 2008

Filed under: American Idol,fun,life,television,The Office — Rebekah Sanders @ 7:09 pm

Is that there is no way to record two different shows and watch a third! So, no American Idol recap from me tonight. I *did* watch Idol Gives Back last night. And while I agree that they are doing good, sometimes shows like that just make me mad.

The fact that they are going to spend money to fight obesity is just kind of sad in my eyes. There are people RIGHT HERE in the United States who go to bed hungry every night and yet they’re going to spend that money on people who eat too much. I know the whole “education is power” thing – but the last time I checked, it was pretty much ILLEGAL to not send your kids to school (or homeschool them at least), so isn’t that really a job for the school system? (Which is a whole other topic that I won’t even get into because I could be here all night. (I must say that I’m also peeved at the GOV’T that is going to spend upwards of $150 MILLION on the presidential campaign – taxpayer money – when there are soooo many *real* things they could be using that money for.)

My husband summed up how I feel about the whole mosquito net thing. Seriously people, that can only do so much. They can’t walk around wearing the net. If we were having this problem in the US, it would be solved in a matter of days. The net is only a bandaid – an important one I agree – but there has to be more we can do.

The performances were good (that Terri Hatcher is a hoot!) and I missed the Idols singing Shout to the Lord at the end but I hear it was great even though they took Jesus out of the song. And I got a lot of great inspiration for how we could do things in the church world to get people excited and make them want to be involved in campaigns for those who need love. (Now if someone would just like to donate a MacBook Pro to our church to make my job soooo much easier).

I’m not watching American Idol tonight. I’ve got other, better things to watch (namely The Office). So, I’ll be looking for all of y’all to let me know who gets the boot. My guess is that everyone will be safe this week – because if Idol is anything, it’s predictable and we all remember that last year they didn’t send anyone home.

Can’t wait to tuck my kids into bed and watch The Office tonight! I just wish I had enough friends that watched the show close enough to have our own Dinner Party!


The Office – Season 4, Episode 4 – Money April 3, 2008

Filed under: blog,entertainment,fun,television,The Office — Rebekah Sanders @ 7:26 pm

These “supersized” episodes of The Office are hard to blog. They are just SOOO long! And this episode, while funny, would have been better condensed into 30 minutes I think.

The episode starts with Pam explaining that Michael likes to watch movies in pieces during slow times in the office. We watch as he comes in and throws his coat at Pam each morning and barks things about wanting Armani on the phone and steak and Pam not going to Paris. And this part wouldn’t be funny at all if we hadn’t actually seen The Devil Wears Prada. He does finally come in and apologize for being such a pompous jerk though after he finishes watching the movie and realizes that Merill Streep is the bad guy.



The Office – Season 4, Episode 3 – Launch Party April 2, 2008

Filed under: entertainment,fun,television,The Office — Rebekah Sanders @ 10:40 pm

I’m just going to blog from memory on this one. I watched it last night and really don’t want to watch it again right now. Not to mention the fact that my kids are still running around hopped up on the last of the Easter candy and watching anything would be impossible.

The episode starts out with Michael strolling into the office and making up what he wants to in a memor from Ryan at corporate about how he’s going to an awesome party and they have to stay back at the office. After a prompting from Jim, we find out that the memo really says that the Dunder Mifflin website is going public and will be the best salesman in the company by 6pm. (And I’m wondering if working until 6pm is a comman thing on the East Coast). (more…)


The Office – Season 4, Episode 2 – Dunder-Mifflin Infinity April 1, 2008

Filed under: entertainment,television,The Office — Rebekah Sanders @ 3:52 pm

Pam and Jim are in the breakroom, Pam kisses Jim on the cheek and apparently they aren’t playing for the cameras anymore. Unforutnately, Toby catches them and being the whiny, jealous type he is, he writes a memo about not wanting to see Jim & Pam making out. Mike confronts Toby and no one wants to even hear about Mike and Jan in his office, so Toby stops him cold and outs PB & J. Which leads Michael into a frenzy where he waxes not so poetically about the long-anticipated hooking up of two of the office favs. After an awkward moment and general uncomforableness we hear comments from the rest of the Office-ites. (more…)


The Office – Season 4, Episode 1 – Fun Run March 31, 2008

Filed under: entertainment,television,The Office — Rebekah Sanders @ 8:45 pm

I’m going to try and keep these shorts. But really, the first 4 episodes of this season are an hour long, so I’ll onl promise that it won’t take an hour to read the recap! 

The episode starts off with Michael at home telling us how he didn’t get the job at corporate after his girlfriend self-destructed during the interview. No kidding, eh? But he got something better – domestic bliss.  That’s right – Jan moved in and took over his life. Maybe she’ll be better at ruling his life than her own? Somehow, seeing her sprawled across the bed completely with chic-ified floral bedspread, well, I’m doubting anything about this is traditional domestic.

Michael goes on to talk about how it’s been a great summer and it’s going to be a great year and BAM! He hits Merideth with his car! We see her roll up onto the hood before disappearing onto the pavement.

More after the jump… (more…)