What I'm Watching

Ah, television! I am a child of the television era. I grew up watching the tube -- I vaguely remember watching Howdy Doody, but I was much more into Crusader Rabbit and his sidekick Rags the Tiger. Crusader Rabbit was a medieval bunny knight, which might account for my current love of The Tudors. Speaking of The Tudors, I'm sad that it's almost over. We're now on Catherine Parr, Wife Number 6. After spending two... Read more →


I May Be Watching Too Much TV

So I'm watching young beautiful people fling themselves around on a stage and I had an inspiration for a new reality show combining "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Project Runway". You could call it -- wait for it -- So You Think You Have Pants! It's a good thing my Caps played last night instead of tonight, because I hate choosing between fast young men skating and beautiful young people dancing. It's my... Read more →


Ten Things In No Particular Order

1. We got a new refrigerator! Our old one was 21 years old and finally decided to retire. At least it gave us some notice. So we went to the Big Orange Box store and picked out a basic fridge -- no icemaker, no water/crushed ice/frozen margarita dispenser (although I would have totally gone for a frozen margarita dispenser) -- for $459 bucks. We've never bought a new fridge, so I was overly excited over... Read more →


What's On?

My my, there is some good TV happening right now. Even as I type, the season premiere of Mythbusters is on -- cars are crashing into things and buses are careening around tight turns. Crash! Bam! And there's fruit all over the highway! Hey, physics can be fun! Before Mythbusters came on, I caught up with the most recent episode of Friday Night Lights, aka The Best Show on Television. Oh. My. God. Even Joe,... Read more →


Mirror, Mirror...

I've spent a little while in last week or so catching up with Friday Night Lights, my current favorite TV show. For those of you don't know this show, it's a show about high school football in a small Texas town. Except... not really. I mean, football -- especially the high school variety and especially the small-town Texas variety -- is the center around which the story is woven. I love the writing this season.... Read more →


Grey, I Mean, Gray, Friday Love List

Do you ever wonder about the actual correct spelling of "grey"? I mean, is it "grey" or "gray"? Or do I have too much time on my hands? Never mind. Mr. Google told me that "gray" was the American spelling and "grey" is the British spelling. The best comment was this one: "Gray" is a color. "Grey" is a colour. I'm easily amused. Anyway, it's Friday afternoon, and it's very gray and sort of drizzly,... Read more →


Ten (True) Bloody Things, Or Fangs For The Memory

Ah, it's the day before Hallowe'en, so it seems only right that I come clean about my latest obsession: HBO's new series, True Blood. Here are ten things about True Blood in particular and vampire stuff in general. 1. I have not read the books (by Charlaine Harris) yet. I probably will, but I plan to wait until after the series is over. I hope (hint, hint, oh family mine) to get one or two... Read more →


Oh, Rob!

Well! No one gets two pats on the head! Y'all are either too damn young or your memories are shot or you didn't watch one of the best television comedies of the 60s. I refer, of course, to The Dick Van Dyke Show, wherein Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore play Rob and Laura Petrie. I loved this show; I still love it! In this particular episode, Rob and Laura have a quarrel. Rob... Read more →


What I'm Watching Tonight After Spending Yesterday in Chicago

I spent yesterday in Chicago at a meeting. Yeah. Flew out of Baltimore yesterday morning, walked the obligatory five miles in O'Hare plus the additional 5,000 miles to the CTA station, took the CTA into the Loop, walked eight blocks in the rain, attended the meeting, walked five blocks back to the station, took the CTA back to O'Hare, walked the 5,005 miles to my gate, pondered, ate a salad in the food court, read... Read more →


Ten Things I Did Over President's Day Weekend

Had lunch with the lovely and talented Deb Siobhan. She filled me in on what to expect at the upcoming Green Bay Minicon (call me crazy; Green Bay in February!) and then we just yakked on and on about work, family, journaling, and how the world really ought to change to suit us. Excellent! Had dinner with Mom. Her Spa Retreat at Montgomery General Hospital has really perked her up. Maybe I should sign up... Read more →