A Gripe and a Praise


Todd was watching The Unit last night and in the show a chemical weapon was stolen from the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This piqued my interest because Todd used to work at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in a civilian contract capacity.

The men in the show talked about the age of these weapons – some from WWII – and how unstable they are. Todd sat here and shook his head in agreement. Then the men go to Pine Bluff and I was anxious to see a little bit of almost home. (Almost because PB is about 60 miles from where we lived.)

I was appalled! Obviously they filmed the arsenal scenes in California. It looked like they were somewhere around Camp Pendelton and looked nothing like Arkansas. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the ocean in the background!

Also, the local sheriff didn’t have a Southern accent. He didn’t have to sound like a “Good Ol’ Boy”, but he should have had a little bit of a drawl.


I should just give up TV all together. Except for Lost. And Desperate Housewives. Though I’ve got a problem with DH, too. How come all the houses are always perfect? Nobody’s house is ever messy. There are never dishes in the sink (I say as I look at the overflowing basin in my kitchen); the counters are never cluttered (I say as I look through the mess to see said basin); the coffee table and end tables are always perfect (I say as… well, you get the idea.)

At least Lost is all SciFi so anything goes. Except they are awfully clean for living on an island. Hm. Maybe it’s part of the magic of the island. I dunno.


It’s getting cool again!! Yea!!


I’ll take a picture of the new dinette – along with the sideboard it goes so nicely with – this afternoon. Promise!


  1. Dev on October 10, 2007 at 9:58 am

    I had the same gripe when I watched the movie “Not In Our Town” which was about a local woman who wouldn’t back down to racists. All of these outdoor scenes, and none of them were local. It just bugs me. I know it’s a money and convenience issue, but I didn’t see anything familiar and the movie was supposed to be set in my town.I’m not all that excited about my shows this year either. I’m about ready to ding Grey’s Anatomy completely off of my list of shows. I’ve pretty much had it with that one. The only shows I’m really excited about this season are Pushing Daisies, Ugly Betty, Moonlight, Brothers & Sisters, and Dancing with the Stars. Okay, I guess that’s still a lot, but not near what I’m used to watching.

  2. Angry Woman on October 10, 2007 at 10:18 am

    Believe me I have the same gripe about CSI:NY. You can clearly tell the scenes are shot on a backlot studio in LA. New York looks nothing like that show. I do agree about Lost though, the Losties are a tad too clean. Hey, look at Survivor. Those guys are in exile from basic amenities for about 45 days and they look like hell after three. The hubby swears that Hurley is getting fatter too.

  3. Sherry on October 10, 2007 at 11:00 am

    looking forward to seeing the new dinette!!It’s infuriating when you know something has been filmed “elsewhere” and is being portrayed as somewhere else. In a film, I can “see” that…many films are made here in Toronto are are meant to be New York or Chicago. But that’s fiction and you have a license to use your imagination with fiction.Non-fiction, real life in a place that exists and you are talking about said place? Film in that place, please. Anyone who has been there will know it’s a fake.Haven’t watched much tv at all this year…even House was disappointing last night. Am I getting harder to please?!?!

  4. Tanya on October 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    I agree. I got mad when they had a scene from The Office, where Steve Carrell was on the room. You saw Mountains, in the background. Rocky snow capped mountains in Scranton, PA. *rolls eyes*

  5. Shauna on October 10, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    GRIPE: Sorry ’bout that. Kinda disappointing when you’re waiting for that and….zilch.PRAISE: AMEN! I’d take the cold over the heat anyday. Except right now it’s cold and windy. *shiver* I took the kids grocery shopping this morning. Big. Mistake. Won’t do that again, at least not in this cold wind. Picture a frantic mom trying to strap in her toddler when she glances up and realizes her shopping cart is no longer there. A quick scan of the parking lot shows the cart zipping away and she dashes to the rescue before oncoming cars can make roadkill of her grocery sacks. ARGH!OTHER: Jenster, I can’t wait for the pics!

  6. Monnik on October 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I’m with you on welcoming the cool, fall weather. YAY!!I HATE that tv houses are so clean. That’s why I liked Roseanne because at least there were dishes on her counters. 🙂

  7. Travis Erwin on October 10, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    MOst of the movie scenes that are suppsoed to be Amarillo are just as badly done.In one movie there were mountians in the background.And I too am ready for a bit of nip in the air.

  8. Prunella Jones on October 10, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    I hate the way people on tv always have great hair, makeup, and lovely outfits on even when they are supposed to be hanging out at home. It makes me feel like I fail at life.

  9. Sheila on October 10, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Hi girlie!I lost your personal e-mail can you send to me?? smagnus@fwhb.com. I loved your blogs about how you met Todd and the movie date!! Brought back so many memories — Rick Springfield Hard to Hold!!! I hope you are well! Love Sheila

  10. Becky on October 10, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Yay for the cooler weather!!! I’m so with you on that. Can’t wait to see pics of the celebrity dinette set! ;0)LOL on the Roseanne thing, Monnik. So true!

  11. radioactive girl on October 10, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Yes, even Susan’s house is not every messy even though they portray her as sort of a mess as a person. She seems the most real, and the most like who I would be but still everything is always perfect…her house, her hair, her clothes…makes it hard for me to relate sometimes!

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