Random Thoughts on Homework, Oscar Pistorius, the Real Housewives and…

by Erika Torres
  • Why is it that whenever it’s time to sit down and do my homework for grad school, all of a sudden there are like a million other things I need to do first? Case in point: I’m writing this blog post instead of doing my homework.
  • SO here’s why I believe that Oscar Pistorius is guilty. He claims he thought there was an intruder in his bathroom and fired four shots rapidly. BUT he knew his girlfriend was spending the night. If your spouse/boyfriend woke up and heard an intruder in the bathroom, don’t you think the first thing he should do is check where the hell his partner is?? Hot damn, we’re all screwed if our husbands’ first reaction is to shoot at the bathroom door instead of asking “honey is that you in there?” Yeah, his whole story doesn’t make sense and I don’t understand why people can’t use simple logic like me.
  • So the gym that I’ve been going to for the past six months has TWO real housewives of orange county who attend. And one time, this girl bumped elbows with me while we were rowing, and she said “I’m sorry” and all I could do was utter “it’s okay.” And today, I saw this one and I was way too excited and texted Eric because he had seen her there before but I hadn’t. Except when I texted him to tell him who I saw, I wrote: “I can’t remember her name. Jesus Jugs.” I’ve watched that show forever and even though they’re definitely D-list celebrities (maybe even F?), I still get excited because it makes me feel like “yeah, I do live in southern california…”
  • Speaking of celebrities, the most famous person I ever saw was Julia Roberts and it wasn’t even in SoCal, it was in Boston when she filmed scenes for Mona Lisa Smile at my school.

Do you have any cool celebrity sightings? 


Alex Green December 2, 2014 - 5:18 am

I’m originally from South Africa and actually have a few good friends in common with Reeva, and it is such a sad story! I very much believe in Karma and though legally i think he got off rather lightly, he will get whats coming to him!
Fun post I don’t know any of the dh’s but I love seeing famous people, )big bonus when i actually recoginize them), my best siting was Michael Jackson at the waterfront in Cape Town!

Bobby April 24, 2014 - 12:41 pm

A lot of people judge the whole Oscar story too quickly.

People who are not familiar with the crime situation in South Africa have no idea how paranoid average people are about crime.

I was grew up there and left for a safer country about almost 3 years ago. I almost cannot think of 1 year that me or my family was not a victim of crime. I am talking about being robbed at knife point, having a loaded gun pointed at you, having your car stolen. Even having your garden furniture stolen.

So many things happening to one family, and the thing is that most families living there would be able to tell similar stories.

2 days ago a South African woman accidentally shot her husband thinking he was a burglar. This is not an uncommon occurrence.

I cannot say whether he is guilty or not, but there are a lot of holes in his story.

I do enjoy your blog, but I just wanted people to also consider the other side of the story.

Katrina April 19, 2014 - 4:57 am

When I was a sophomore in high school, I went on a choir trip to NYC. Our group was taking a tour of the NBC studio and Katie Couric came in to meet the group. However, no one in my family ever watched the Today Show, so I had no clue who she was. Our chaperon was totally star-struck and I was standing there thinking, “Wait, who’s Katie Couric?”

Army Amy April 18, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Yeah, the Oscar situation. SMH. I think that’s the best he could come up with since he can’t deny that he shot her. I say guilty and I say throw the switch! (But I’m from Texas, so there you go.)

I think it’s so cool that you ran into some Real Housewives in real life! Your gym must be super fancy if Heather goes there because I get the impression she wouldn’t go somewhere that isn’t top of the line.

Jocelyn April 17, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Oscar is definitely guilty!!! So, so sad. I actually work in the field of prosthetics and had been a HUGE FAN of him for years, before he was even Olympics-famous. Had posters of him, all that. Then he went and shot his girlfriend. The intruder story is such bogus bullshit. I’d be freakin’ terrified to go pee at night if my boyfriend had a tendency to shoot at the bathroom door thinking it’s intruders. Also, WHY THE FUCK would an intruder lock themself in the bathroom with no escape route?!

EL @ Moneywatch101 April 17, 2014 - 9:52 am

Many feel he is guilty and they have a valid reason to feel that way. If they can do some homework on how they interacted before the shooting it will solve the case whether he did it or not. If they constantly had arguments then you can give the right verdict. Celebrity sightings are cool, just don’t show too much emotion, you might scare them off.

Holly@ClubThrifty April 17, 2014 - 4:56 am

I would be totally in awe of the Housewives girls if I saw them. I used to watch that show all the time- marathons of it even!

Marie April 17, 2014 - 12:21 am

Last year when we went to our capital city, we went to the one famous restaurant and surprisingly, we noticed that one of the great actors was sitting beside us. He was so very friendly and he offered to take a photo with us.

Athena April 16, 2014 - 7:49 pm

I was in dinner a few weeks ago in NYC w/ my boyfriend and we saw Bryce Dallas Howard. I couldn’t stop staring and then she looked at me and I went back to staring at my plate. Oops.

Shannon April 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

Cool celebrity sitings? HAHA! When I was in LA for my honeymoon, my husband made me go to this little Theatre and we watched Aliens and Predator and then a bunch of the cast from Aliens came for a meet/greet. Even though my husband was SUPER shy, I walked right up to them and declared, “it’s our honeymoon, we’re from Canada, he’s a HUGE fan!” and we got our photos with each of them. The most famous? Lance Henriksen & Michael Biehn (who I wouldn’t even label an F) or lower!

Those are pretty awesome celeb sightings!

Tonya@Budget and the Beach April 16, 2014 - 10:57 am

They all look alike to me. I’d be thinking “you look familiar…” The oscar story I’ve only been half following, so I don’t know all the details. But it seems a moment of temporary insanity where he was probably angry, then realized just how %$#*%$ he was after he realized he killed her. Some things you just can’t undo buddy. It’s a shame. I saw Julie too at a premier…she is tiny!

Tonya@Budget and the Beach April 16, 2014 - 10:57 am

Julia, not Julie. 🙂

LBC Teacher April 16, 2014 - 10:40 am

I saw Cameron Diaz at the Whole Foods in Seal Beach once. I also ran into Richard Simmons at an airport in New York, and they filmed Dexter about a block from my old place in Long Beach, so I saw a few people from the cast and TONS of crew, of course. I saw Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium walking through the lobby, and I saw Andrea Barber (Kimmie Gibler from Full House) at Old Navy in Whittier.

CeCe @Pink Sunshine April 16, 2014 - 8:31 am

No cool celebrity sightings for me. I’ve lived in So Cal my whole life but just not far enough north I guess. So do they get all dolled up for the gym? I’m thinking yes. The only thing that gets me with Oscar Pistorius is motive. WHY???? He seems like a rational hard working human being as he has overcome a lot to get where he has in sports. So you get in a fight-is that really a motive to shoot them? They say he had a hot temper. If you do have a bad temper and are abusive I guess it totally makes sense to shoot someone if you get mad at them but it doesn’t seem like something he would do. It doesn’t make sense that he didn’t check on her but it also doesn’t make sense that he shot her so I’m stumped. Crazy case.

SavvyFinancialLatina April 16, 2014 - 6:45 am

I agree that Oscar’s story makes no sense at all.


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