Thursday, April 3, 2008

The moment of Turth

Have you seen this show?
I watched it last night and can't believe that this show is number one. I can see how people want to watch it because it can ruin people's lives.

Prior to the show, a contestant is hooked up to a polygraph and asked more than 50 questions; there is no polygraph testing conducted during the actual show. Without knowing the results of the polygraph, he or she is asked 21 of those same questions again on the program, each becoming progressively more personal in nature. If the contestant answers honestly as confirmed by the polygraph, he or she moves on to the next question; however, should a contestant lie in his or her answer (as determined by the polygraph) or simply refuse to answer a question after it has been asked, the game ends and the contestant loses all of the prize money accumulated. For each tier of questions answered correctly, the contestant wins the corresponding amount of money. A contestant may stop at any time before any question is asked and collect the money he or she has won. Although a person may stop after any question, once they hear the question, they must answer it. Honestly answering all 21 questions wins the jackpot of $500,000.

The questions vary, increasing in difficulty and degree of personal nature of the questions. To date, not one contestant has reached the 6th tier. Sometimes, a "surprise guest" - such as an ex-partner or a good friend - will come on the stage and ask a particularly difficult question. Friends, colleagues, and family of the contestant who are gathered near the player have access to a button which can be used to switch out a question once per game, an option which is introduced to them after the third question.

Yesterday while I watched I could not believe some of these answers but also thought about them and thought how I would answer them. This woman was asked several questions some of which were:

On your wedding day were you still in love with an ex boyfriend. Would you move back home to look after your sick father? Have you had sexual feeings for your husbands friends? They had her ex come up and ask if she regreted breaking up wit him? then she was asked if her husband was a better lover than her ex...I know that money means a lot to people but...would you subject yourself to doing it on national television?

While thinking about this show I was thinking about how I would answer some of these questions and I think some would be hard because there is a fine line...I still think of a couple of my exes and still love them very much, in a much different way now then I did back then. I don't think that you can ever forget about someone who you were intimate with on many levels. The relationships in the past build you for the relationship you have in the present. I think that this program asks these questions and it is difficult to answer them because if asked if I love my ex boyfriend I would say yes because a part of me always will but not as intimatly as I did then. If I answered no then it would come out a lie. I think that the people who go on this show need to be strong and trust in their relationship and be able to sit down after and debrief about it with the help of someone else because these questions are ones that could and have broken relationships.

The American public love watching people fail and learning about their intimate secrets we see this in the media and how the paparazzi hound celebrities. We want to know more and more about people and unfortunatley with technology there are many more ways to find out.

SO my question for you is would you want to go on this show for money?

Thursday, March 27, 2008


This past month has been a roller coaster. My emotions have been in upheval. I had to get ready to go back to work, got my nanny, left my kids for the first time and have to deal with a classroom of unruly kids in a classroom with no boundaries. I hated the teacher I worked with last few years but starting work and being here for 2 weeks I have an appreciation for the way he had control of the class. He lacked the respect of the kids but the kids were quiet and did their work. Here the kids do there work but they are passing their time. I thought I had paitence, but for this group its really hard. They are annoying and try to outdo one another and spend their time taking about girls and gangs. They don't want to learn and want to disrupt everyone else around them. I can't come into the class with 3 months left and try and change it because they will rebel worse then they are now. I like the teacher we have in the class but he has let the students run the class for too long and now its hard to gain control. I have never wanted June to come so fast as I do now.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

a month later

Well the last time I wrote was a month ago, A lot has occured in that time, I have decided to go back to school and have sent in my application. I have gotten most of the samples done for my "business" and have the nannys room almost done.

My kids have come a long way in the past month too. Nathanial has started to talk a lot more and has indicated that he would like to go on the potty. So, we are soon going to try toilet training. Nathanial doesn't like to be dirty and his new thing is saying mama poo poo when he has gone to the washroom. He has also masterd eating with a fork and spoon, we just have to master no throwing.

Samantha has started to roll over and has started to play in her exersaucer which she enjoys. She has gone to two mommy movies we have seen 27 dresses and Mad Money and hoping to see Juno tomorrow.

Monday, January 7, 2008

My kids

These two little ones are my pride and joy. They are really happy children and love being with one another.

I love being a mommy and can't wait for more...but will wait a little bit and enjoy these two.

The Trouble with Britney

With all the hoopla around Britney I thought I would write a little something.

First, I believe that Britney has a love hate relationship with the media, she loves them being around and she loves being in the limelight, she has worked them to her advantage and due to that she is one of the most photographed women in the world. She has played the media into the palm of her hand. Do I think its selfish, yes, I think she doesn't give a care in the world about anyone but herself. You see this with how she is acting regarding the custody battle with K-fed...who would have thought he would be the better parent. Britney needs to shape up and she needs professional help and she needs to be a mother to her children. Those kids are the ones that are suffering the most. They are in a tug of war and being brought up by nannies and body gaurds. My heart goes out to them.

I believe that if we stopped caring about what Britney is doing, who she is doing, is she or is she not wearing underware then maybe the buzz surrounding her may go down and then she may be able to get on with her life in private.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year

The start to the new year was one where both my children were up and cuddling with us. It was great. We spent New Years on lake Masoka with friends who have a cottage..and what a cottage.

I have a few New Years resolutions..many of which I never keep but would like to try.
1. I would like to lose some weight, I have lost most of my baby weight, but 2 pregnancies in less then 2 years I have some flab to go.
2. Learn how to enhance my blog, I see my friends CK and Christine with many cool outlets and would love to try and learn more to make it fun. As well as getting new blog friends.
3. To go back to school in September.. there is a program at Ryerson that is just a little over a year to complete it will give me a degree that will enhance my pay scale at the board by a lot.
4. To keep spending lots of time with my kids
5. Not to get pregnant this year, I know this sounds funny but, We want 2 more and at the moment I would like to take a break and enjoy and try again next year.
6. To do some work to the house. I would like to put up pictures, clear out clutter.
7. To start my buisness by then end of Jan

I guess thats good for now. we will see what realy gets done.