Monday, September 28, 2009

I know, I've been lazy again

This article disappoints me.  Based on the title I had much higher hopes. 
I accidentally deleted the cool video I took of lightning from our plane!  I'm really bummed about that. 
Football makes me sad this week =(
We did a pub crawl on Friday to celebrate our one year workiversary (which technically is tomorrow).  Twelve bars for twelve months!  And I kept us on time, as anyone who knows me would expect.  I had a stopwatch and everything.  And we were so good, we took group pictures at every bar!  I was looking through the pictures this morning (group one and other random pics) and I stop remembering taking them around bar eight or nine. 
On Saturday morning we were walking Jamie (who is wearing his Cal bandanna that his Aunt Christine gave him) and we randomly ran into a group of Cal fans.  They wanted to say hi to Jamie, and then they realized that he had a Cal bandanna on and they got SO excited.  It was awesome.  I hope they tell their friends about it too. 
I have a few more thoughts on new tv, I'll try to share them later.  It's been hard to keep up though, there's so many new shows and so little time!  Definitely better than the alternative, but still.  Also, new HIMYM = awesomeness! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Elizabeth > Jessica

Despite my meh feelings about Diablo Cody, I am ridiculously excited about this

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's my part and I'll cry if I want to

Lawyering is ruining my HIMYM Premiere Party! Laura and Andy are BOTH stuck at work. And now I am sad on one of the happiest days of the year =(

What a Tease

Ah Emmys, you disappoint me again.  You tease me with awesomeness like NPH hosting, Dr. Horrible winning a random creative emmy, and Kristin Chenoweth winning for Pushing Daisies, but then what happens?  You give best supporting actor in a comedy to f*@#!*% JON CRYER????  You are dead to me.  And Two and a Half Men, prepare to be destroyed.  No quarter.
On the plus side, NPH was awesome.  And the Dr. Horrible sketch, which I'd been tipped off about by Adam, was particularly excellent.  I'd even rewatched the original Dr. Horrible in anticipation so I wouldn't miss any of the jokes.  Oh Joss Whedon, you make my heart sing. 
So tonight we have the premiere of HIMYM.  Even if you're not caught up, dvr it so once you've seen seasons 1-4 you can dive right into season 5.  And, in preparation, EW has listed their top 15 HIMYM episodes.  Feel free to discuss in the comments what you think about their selections.  I am pretty freaking excited.  Anyone who has seen season 1-4 is welcome to come over to watch with me =)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Good thing "The Pen Is Mightier" wasn't a category

Ha, Wolf Blitzer is apparently a moron.  The questions are still pretty sad, but good lord, he is almost as bad as the SNL parodies.  Watch it, it's very entertaining. 
Also, I forgot that last night was the season premiere of Fringe!  Yay for hulu.  I wasn't that enthralled, but it's new tv so that alone makes me happy. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Deep Thoughts

Look at me, posting right away! I'm trying to do it while everything is fresh in my mind. Not that my thoughts are so terribly deep, but you know, I do what I can. Oh, and maybe spoilers below, so watch out!

Parks and Recreation
EW said that this episode was funnier than all of the previous episodes, and I think they were right. One of my biggest problems is that the supporting cast is usually a lot more interesting than either Amy Poehler or Rashida Jones, and while tonight definitely suffered from a lack of supporting cast screen time, Leslie Knope was a lot better I think. And of course, penguins = adorable (the car seat thing cracked me up). Rashida Jones is ridiculously underused though, but maybe her dating Mark will help make her more interesting and give her better stories than, oh hey, I just randomly show up for two minutes at a time to look skeptical around Leslie. Overall, I say improvement over last mini-season, but it's still not really something I look forward to specifically. But I'll keep watching, see how it goes.

The Office
I just rewatched seasons 2 and 4, and am starting 5 now, so I've had a lot of The Office lately. Tonight's episode was ok, but I didn't see a whole lot of shining moments of hilarity. Yay for confirmation about Jam's baby, although if she's supposed to be four months along they better start strapping on the fake baby bump, but other than that there was nothing that blew me away tonight. I don't know, the whole fake rumor thing didn't really do it for me. Funny but not as funny as I'd hoped.

So this was a series premiere, and those are always so hard to do. You have to set up the whole premise, introduce a bunch of characters, all before really *knowing* the characters (not to sound too serious about it all). So, I think it's always a little tough to do a good series premiere. That said, I think this one was pretty decent. Joel McHale was, as expected, hilarious, with great delivery of snarky comments. Supporting cast seems good so far, and the little background song (which Yahoo answers tells me is "Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare" by Matt & Kim) is kind of hypnotic, so my high hopes are not dashed yet. I kind of love that he's an ex-lawyer, if only for the fact that the way he practiced law seems only to have involved a lot of fast talking and no sort of actual legal work. (Maybe it works that way in some places? That'd be nice.) I look forward to seeing what they're going to do in non-"introduce the whole show" episodes... ie every subsequent episode.

It's the most wonderful time of the year

For me, the fall tv season starts tonight, and I'm so excited!  Sure, Glee started back up, but we know how I feel about that show.  And The Biggest Loser started on Tuesday or something, and I love that show, but I always watch it on hulu a week after while I'm doing doc review, so that doesn't count either.  And unlike some people (ahem, Andy) I'm not that excited about the CW shows this year.  So the real premieres for me are tonight, and I'm ready to get this show on the road.  (sidenote--remember how the CW used to be the WB?  How quickly we get used to these changes.)  Anyway, tonight we have Parks and Recreation, which I was only lukewarm about before but I hear tonight has the funniest episode of it yet so here's hoping it starts to live up to its potential.  Then we have The Office which I am super duper excited about (I've been rewatching prior seasons so I'm so ready for some new episodes, and some Jam baby action), and the premiere of Community, which I have high hopes for since Joel McHale = the awesome.  I'll try to post my thoughts on the new episodes tomorrow, hopefully I won't get too distracted and forget!  No doubt they'll be fascinating reads.  I hope everyone has set their dvr for next Monday with the season premiere of HIMYM!  We're doing a premiere party here.  I've already colored in a blue french horn for decoration, no lie.  And of course the Emmys are on Sunday and we'll be watching NPH in all his glory there.  Lord, I am so busy, it's a wonder I have time to go to work and have my soul crushed. 
Also, not to be callous, but please don't commit suicide at my metro stop.  It'll mess up my commute.  Just take pills or something, make it easy for everyone. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How is that possible?

September is half over already.  This is blowing my mind!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday morning recap

Finally!  I've been waiting all year to see who would win the Creative Emmy for Short-Form Live Action Entertainment Special Class Program.  Well, even if it has a bizarro name, at least it went to Dr. Horrible!  Woo!  Maybe a good omen for the "real" Emmys this weekend?  Speaking of week til the season 5 premiere of HIMYM!  If you're in DC and fully caught up on the show, premiere party at my place =)
Woo number 8!  Next week we're playing at Minnesota so it'll be a good test of our away game skills, so fingers crossed we don't crumble. 
I dealt with the stupidest cashier ever at Target yesterday.  I was trying to buy a six-pack of boxed raisins, and the retard wanted to like open the package and scan each box individually.  Even though it says on the bottom "sold as unit."  Apparently she thought $1.97 was too cheap for six boxes, and thought that was supposed to be the price per box.  I wanted to murder her.  She was trying to call over a manager and stuff and I finally told her to just forget it, and she started giving me attitude about "wasting her time."  Well excuuuuuuse me that you're stupider than that box of raisins!  Makes me mad again just thinking about it. 
I had three new people in my step class yesterday, and of course this week I have a particularly complicated combination.  I did my best to teach it, and kept it as simple as I could, but they were fairly lost.  But afterward one of the new ladies came up to me and thanked me for being so encouraging and doing my best to help them along when they didn't know what they were doing, so that made me feel good.  Of course, she said she might never come back, but I don't take that personally. 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Good thing our game isn't til 5

I have to go into work today. I really shouldn't complain that much because in the almost-year I've been working here, this is the first time I've had to work on the weekend whereI couldn't just work from home. But there's nothing like getting an email at 8pm on Friday night saying hey, come in tomorrow at 9:30! Also, the two guys I'm working with are literally going at like half my speed, which is really pissing me off. We're seriously redacting names and job titles, so a monkey could do it, and I don't know why they're having deep thoughts (or whatever it is that makes them take so long) about these documents instead of just redacting and moving on! Maybe they'll be inspired to go faster today since it's Saturday. Blurg.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I missed my calling

I really wish I had a job that was related to pop culture. I don't know anything about the law, but I can tell you that Robert Urich and Faye Dunaway had a sitcom together that lasted a grand total of four episodes back in the early nineties. It seems to me like I'm in the wrong profession. Plus, my job is really boring. I got an email today saying that they have a project they need my help on tomorrow and this weekend. That project? Redaction. Yeah. I don't know the details yet, we're having a meeting about it tomorrow morning to get us started, but seriously, this is my job. Sigh. Entertainment Weekly, can I please come work for you? E!? TV Guide??

Musical television

So Ellen DeGeneres is going to be the newest judge on American Idol.  I generally love Ellen, I think she's hilarious, so that's a big point in her favor.  I'm guessing she's not really a music insider (or maybe she is and I just don't know it) so they're going for the "man of the people" voice on the judge's panel?  I'm not sure how I feel about that just because the voting is *actually* the voice of the people, and the judges are (as I see it) supposed to provide their insider's perspective as guidance somewhat.  But, seeing as how I'm almost physically pained from listening to Kara and Randy, I'll be happy to have Ellen there regardless of whether she knows a F sharp from a B flat (PS I have no idea what I just said). 
Speaking of singing, I started watching Glee last night but only made it like ten minutes into the episode before I had something better to do, so my verdict on episode two will have to wait.  Probably until tonight.  Also, I'm rewatching Angel season four right now and (spoiler alert!) I forgot just how creepy it is that Cordy slept with Connor.  Seriously, ick. 

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I am not a douche!

And neither are my friends, so there!

Make new friends, but keep the old

My BFF from preschool/kindergarten just found me on Facebook!  It turns out she's in DC too now so we're getting together for lunch next week.  How random is that?  I haven't seen her since I was maybe eight, so we'll have a lot to catch up on.  Like, almost 20 years worth of, that is horrifying. 
My friend Laura is bored at work so she's going through old blog posts of mine, and she's been IMing me about them.  My favorite comment:
Laura: dude, you blogged before blogging was cool
Yup, that's me!  Trendsetter. 
Also, tonight is the premiere of Glee, finally.  I'm kind of hoping it crashes and burns, because all summer people have been flipping out about it based on one okay episode.  So either it better get a lot more interesting, or people need to recognize that it is not in fact the second coming.  I probably wouldn't watch tonight except there's no other new tv to entertain me, and new over-hyped Glee is better than nothing.    

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hooray new tv season

I don't know if anyone other than me still watches Saturday Night Live, but apparently they fired Michaela Watson and Casey Wilson.  I'm not overly sad about either--I liked Watkins' Hoda Kotb but her "bitch pleeze" blogger pained me.  And Casey Wilson was just kind of there. 

Sunday, September 06, 2009


Internet at home once again! Comcast came on Thursday night (after almost not showing up, but luckily the technician was very nice and I sound very stern on the phone, because he was here til almost 9pm getting everything set up), but when he was setting up the internet the "wireless radio button" got turned off on my computer, and it's hidden so no one without a PhD in computer science can find it, so I was stuck for a while. Luckily my dad happens to have a PhD in computer science so he figured it out for me over the phone today, but since my computer is four years old and doesn't have all the fancy stuff that his computer has, it took him some time to figure out where they would have hidden the button. However it finally came about, though, I have internet! And I'm officially moved out of my old place, too. I went back today, got the last carload of stuff, cleaned a bit, and dropped off the keys. And I am SO glad to be done with it. I still have a bunch of crap sitting in my car, and my apartment still looks really disheveled, but the worst of it is over. And I am not moving again for a long time, I have had it with this business.

Also, GO BEARS! And please, don't play any more games at 10pm EST. I feel asleep during the fourth quarter, sad but true.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

It's unanimous

Joss Whedon rocks.  In case you didn't know. 

Make it to 20!

Mama Duggar is pregnant with number 19!  These people really fascinate me.  I mean, they're freaks, but they're so nice and polite!  I can't help but like them despite their extreme oddness.  And now I really do hope she ends up with one more, because 20 sounds so much better than 19.