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I am guilty…

November 12, 2009

of watching America’s Next Top Model.  I can’t believe I admitted it either.  Why am I so hesitant to tell people I watch it?  After much soul-searching I realize its just because I don’t want to be considered as vapid and shallow as the show.  Unfortunately it is vapid and shallow.  Tyra tries to make it so much more by telling us that being on ANTM is much more than just being a “pretty girl” and taking a “fierce picture.”  It’s apparently about personality too.  So then why is Nicole in the final 2?  I’m not so sure ANTM is about anything more than ratings and drama but I am okay with that!  After dealing with real life all day long who doesn’t want to lose themselves in the ANTM world? 

So now its just Nicole and Laura.  While I’m not crazy about the shorter girl theme this season (I think it’s so funny that at nearly 5’8″ I’d be considered a “petite model”) I do think that for the first time Tyra and her team have chosen the right 2 finalists from the bunch!  The past few seasons have been a bit of a disappointment, especially last season where I feel like Tyra just kind of gave up and the final episode ended so abruptly!  I can’t even remember who won last season, thats how unmemorable it was. 

Anyway, I’m feeling too shallow to continue discussing ANTM so I’ll move on to the rest of the evening…Maya and I changed things up and met my brother at Coupa Cafe after work instead of going to the park.  We are crazy and unpredictable like that.  By some amazing miracle I was able to get to Beverly Hills from Santa Monica in 30 minutes, and I even stopped to get Maya from school.  Really, it was a day to note down in history as one of those perfect traffic days we all dream about. 

We sat outside at Coupa so we could enjoy the great weather.  I enjoyed it for about 5 minutes before Maya said she needed to go potty.  When we came back I told Maya she couldn’t have anything sugary because she’s been on sugar overload all week.  She gave me a very sad look with her huge eyes and said, “Okay Mama, I’ll just have a glass of water,” and then of course I caved.  So instead of ice water she basically inhaled this giant hot chocolate.

Coupa Cafe 1

I enjoyed a yummy decaf capuccino…I love it when they make a design with the foam…

Coupa Cafe 2

Good thing I drank it down fast because yes, Maya needed to go potty again.  My brother accused her of lying which she adamantly denied.  I agreed with him but I didn’t want to take that chance.  Maya knew I wouldn’t take that chance either so, we hit the restroom for the second time in 30 minutes.  Of course this time there was a line and so we waited.  And waited.  In the meantime I saw 2 guys go in and out of the men’s restroom.  That just drives me crazy!

When we finally ambled our way back to the table it was freezing cold outside.  For Californian’s that means about 65 degrees.  Maya instantly declared she was cold and was ready to go.  So we left Coupa Cafe‘s restroom and headed home where Maya proceeded to Skype with her cousins for an hour.  And for that entire hour she didn’t need to go potty.   Naturally.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2009 5:56 am

    I used to watched ANTM but have not seen it the past couple seasons. I loved it!

  2. November 13, 2009 9:13 am

    I’m going to check out that Betelnut restaurant you recommended to Jenna! Let me know if you have any other San Fran recs as I just moved here and need direction.

  3. November 15, 2009 2:45 pm

    LOLOL! Not only am I guilty of watching ANTM but I look up the spoilers on Television without Pity!! *hangs head in shame*

  4. November 15, 2009 2:46 pm

    ps. your daughter is just the most adorable thing ever 🙂

    • Ameena permalink*
      November 15, 2009 7:56 pm

      Thank you! I just left a note on your blog as well.

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