Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things have gone too far

Happy Veterans Day! I wish I had the day off of work but alas, I think that's only for federal employees. But, speaking of that, apparently State Department officials are tweeting to hostile foreign governments now. All politics aside, that is the most ridiculous thing I've heard of. If this is where all of the new social networking stuff is taking us to, then I'm not on board! Not that I liked the idea of twitter that much in the first place, but seriously, there is no excuse for wishing Ahmadinejad a happy birthday and asking him to release the remaining imprisoned hikers via twitter. Beyond comprehension.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Because I need my beauty sleep, after all

I miss living in the pacific time zone when sports and awards shows are on, because it was great getting them three hours early.  On Sundays, you could just roll out of bed and if football wasn't on already, it would be shortly.  Now, I have to wait until after lunch, it's ridiculous.  And the Oscars end so late now!  It was a lot better when it started mid-afternoon and you could still had plenty of time to get ready for school/work after they were over.  This isn't even considering having to watch Cal in the eastern time zone, when the games sometimes end after 1 am.  Anyway, I was just thinking that today being an election day also makes me miss the pacific time zone, because it was fun having returns to watch starting at 5 pm instead of waiting untl 8, and not getting most of the country in until 11.  Even though I don't follow these things nearly as closely as I did in college, it's still kind of exciting, especially when such big shake-ups are possible, and I don't want to have to stay up late to find out what happens!  

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

The world may never know

Why do apple slices taste so much better than whole apples?  I guess it's one of those mysteries of life, like why chocolate milk tastes better when you drink it with a spoon. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Someone is confused, and I don't think it's me

I'm listening to a radio station online, and it's supposed to be "Modern Country."  And Karma Chameleon just came on.  I don't get it. 

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I said brrrrr, it's cold in here!

This morning Jamie and I said hi to not one but TWO dogs with only three legs.  I think I'll tell Jamie there's a monster that lives in Capitol Hill that eats the legs of dogs who are disobedient.  Maybe that'll keep him in line.
 
Also, apparently as soon as October hits it's winter!  It's been absolutely freezing the last few days here.  Today I'm wearing tall boots, a coat, and a hat!  Judging by my fellow commuters I may be slightly overprepared but when that wind was blowing it definitely didn't feel that way.
 
First week went well, now I'm into the second week and getting into the swing of things.  It's funny actually having something to compare my job to now (since my last job was my first real one).  Some things are exactly the same, and some are really different, but I suppose that's the same for any two jobs that are in the same industry. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Change

I have a new computer! Finally, after only five years. My old one has been sub-par for a while but I've been ignoring it and ignoring it, because I mostly use my work computer anyway so it hasn't been a huge deal. But it's just too much now, it's taking like 5 minutes to load a web page, so that's just not going to cut it. So I just walked into Best Buy and picked out something, no more dawdling! I got a pretty good deal, and I felt like such a grown-up picking out electronics on my own (which is not something I do, I know way too little about them generally speaking). Maybe I'll blog more now that I have a properly working computer, too.

Feel free to ignore the rest of this post since it's pretty self-indulgent (to use a Simon Cowell phrase), but my grandma died yesterday. She was a pretty great lady and I miss her a lot. She'd been sick a lot the last six months so it's not exactly unexpected, but it happening now was still a surprise. She and my grandpa (who will be 92 next month) were married for 64 years, which is almost a retired person right there, and it blows my mind. I know she was ready to go and that makes it a lot easier, knowing she's so much happier now. But I still miss her a lot and can't really believe she's gone now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No work is awesome

Yesterday I quilted and had a Backstreet Boys music marathon. Today I went shopping. This is the best vacation ever.

Monday, September 20, 2010

No work! I celebrate with blogging

You know how gmail shows you a preview of what your emails say? For some reason they just switched and now instead of showing a preview of the latest email, it shows the preview of the original email in the thread, and I don't like that. Well it shows the preview of the newest one until you read it, and then it switches over. Does anyone know how to fix this? I can't see a setting for it anywhere.

Also, I had a strange dream that I was competing in Dancing with the Stars this season, despite the fact that I am not a star. And Larry David was the producer, and he was super mean! For the first show I was doing a dance to the song Steam Heat but I forgot my iPod so I didn't have the music I needed, and of course the show is live so I couldn't go home and get it. So we went online and tried to find it there but all of the song versions were too long for the show. I asked Larry David if he'd move me to the end of the show so I'd have time to get my iPod but he said no. And I was matched up with a lady professional dancer named Lexie, and I hadn't even met her yet even though it was the first show, so I didn't have any professional choreography or anything. I was really mad!

I know, this is the kind of quality posting you've been missing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm alive

Oh man, I did not post for the entire month of August! I'm a terrible person, I know. My only defense that for many reasons the lack of posting has been job related. Speaking of which...

Tomorrow is my last day at my current job! In one week I start at another firm in DC, doing financial regulatory work, which is what I want to do and I can't really do it full-time at the place I'm at right now. I'm nervous about starting somewhere new but excited to mix things up and have a new challenge.

My grandma has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months, and she's back in right now. It's been pretty sucky.

Yay for fall tv starting soon! I went through and reset my dvr so it's up-to-date for the new season, I didn't add too many shows to the mix but there are a few I want to give a shot. I'll try to post about them and let you know how I think the fall season in general is going. Not like you care, but at least it'd be a blog post!

I'm going to South Bend this weekend for a wedding, my fourth one there! This one isn't at Notre Dame though, the couple getting married is actually from South Bend, so at least it'll be a little different from the other weddings I've been to there.

Andy and I are doing the coolest thing ever in October. Well, it's two coolest things ever. We are going to the Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long at the movie theater the first weekend in October, and a few weeks after, the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long!! Try not to be insanely jealous. Oh wait, too late? I figured. I heart Belle!

You know what else I heart? Cal football! Sure, UC Davis and Colorado aren't the biggest challenges in the world but so far we're averaging 52 points a game so at least we're blowing out lesser opponents rather than squeaking by. So take that, people who predicted us seventh in the Pac-10. Ok, we're only two games into the season so maybe I shouldn't be saying that yet, but at least it's a good start.

Speaking of the Pac-10, I like the Pac-10. Not the Pac-12. And definitely not this whole splitting it into two divisions thing with the California schools not all together! One of the things I have always liked and respected about the Pac-10 is that we always play every team in our conference, which a lot of conferences don't do and I think it's kind of crappy not to. This ruins that! So that's a big reason why I don't like it.

I have all of next week off so maybe I'll be good and post more stuff then I've been meaning to talk about. Or maybe I'll just post about new tv! Or maybe I'll get distracted with my craft projects and forget all together. How will it turn out, so exciting!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Because books are cool

There's a library three blocks from my new apartment, I'm excited =)

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm under your spell, Joss Whedon

I've been going through the seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer again (see previous post) and wow, what a show.  Joss Whedon is just the total best.  I just rewatched Once More With Feeling (the musical episode) and it blows my mind every time.  And he wrote all of those songs, too!  And I saw The Body again a week or two ago and again with the wow.  Now, unless you've watched the show you don't know what I'm talking about but I had to wax poetic regardless for just a minute because it's just that awesome.  If I was going to be a stalker ever, Joss Whedon would be pretty high up on my list of stalkees.  Which should be taken as a serious compliment, I wouldn't stalk just anybody.  And for the record I wouldn't be a scary stalker either, I'd just happen to run into him enough times that we became best friends and he let me work with him occasionally.  Or all the time, whatever.  No creepy kidnapping or hundreds of photos of him in my basement.  Just carefully planned "random" interactions which lead to best friend-ness.  Totally acceptable. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Joss Whedon is the best

This quote cracked me up, I had to pause the video and write it down.  Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, talking about being tech savvy:
 

At first it was confusing, just the idea of computers was, like, woah.  I'm eleven hundred years old.  I had trouble adjusting to the idea of Lutherans. 

 

Loves it! 

 

Also, just because I haven't posted in a million years and someone could possibly care, I'm moving at the end of the month.  That'll be the third time in three years!  And to a new neighborhood in DC, which, if you count when I lived in Arlington and my summers here, puts me at five different DC metro neighborhoods.  I'm becoming an expert!  I'm trying to go through and get rid of more stuff this time around, there's nothing like repetitively packing and repacking to make you feel like weeding out stuff. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I can fly!

My firm had a summer event at a trapeze school tonight so I got to go and got to drag Jeff to it. It was pretty awesome! We have videos of our last trapeze trick, where we got "caught" by another person and swung off of our trapeze and were held on by him. It was our third time up--the first one, we just swung our knees up, and the second one, we did a back flip off. So, not bad for our third time ever on a trapeze, I think!

Here is Jeff, and here is me. At the end, you hear me saying "Go Bears!" =)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I beg to differ

From an article on CNN about The Hangover:
 
But "Hangover"-level successes need to have something extra, says Dergarabedian: chemistry and timing. Indeed, if there's been a criticism of "The Hangover" -- a film that earned generally positive reviews -- it's that its story got a little too loose and unbelievable at times. (Would Heather Graham's stripper character really leave her baby behind without becoming frantic?)
 
That's the part that the author thought was unrealistic?  The escort leaving her baby behind?  Not, say, Mike Tyson or the tiger or making $80,000 (?) playing blackjack in a few hours Rain Man style?  Interesting. 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Healthy living

Steam in the bag veggies are a fantastic invention. I am so much more likely to make those than the kind that require actual cooking in a pan, because I'm *that* lazy when it comes to being healthy. Speaking of being healthy, I'm experimenting with morning workouts now. And by now, I mean as of last Friday, but I'm going to give it a shot. I got one of the Jillian Michaels dvds that has workouts that are only a half hour long, and psychologically that's a lot easier for me to handle in the mornings than a full hour one. All I have to do is not hit snooze, pretty much (well, plus 15 minutes, but that's all!) And, since it is a Jillian Michaels workout, I know it'll actually be worth my time even though it's only a half hour. I adore her. I'll give it a few weeks I think, I'm going out of town for Memorial Day weekend (Columbus!) so I'll try to keep it up until then, at least.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Awesome

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has ten different covers, with the different characters from Lost. Who did I get? Sawyer - score!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Boo!

It's a good thing that David Boreanaz doesn't exist to me.  There's only Angel, and That Actor Who Kind of Looks Like Angel, Who By The Way Totally Exists. 

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pet peeve #22

People who ride their bicycles on the sidewalk. Sidewalks are for pedestrians! Drives me nuts.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Don't mess with my loved ones

So now my dvr has taken to only recording parts of episodes, for no reason. I have 20 minutes of House from this week, and only one minute from 30 Rock last week. There's no conflicts, no explanation at all for it. Cable provider, I wish you would treat me with the respect that I deserve.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wardrobe malfunction

I went to a wedding this past weekend (my third wedding in South Bend, in case anyone is keeping count!) and my dress broke between the wedding and the reception.  The zipper got stuck halfway closed, and wouldn't move up or down!  Totally trapped  Luckily I had a cardigan with me so I just put that on and wore it for the rest of the night, and it was kind of a cool evening so half of the girls there were doing the same thing.  And in fact, I got several compliments on my dress!  I just had to keep the cardigan on the whole night so no one knew my entire back was exposed underneath.  And at the end of the night I literally just had to break the zipper to get the dress off, I was totally stuck in there.  I tried pulling it off over my head, but that just caused a lot of squishing and pain.  I think the dress is salvageable, I just need a tailor to put a new zipper in, but it was pretty funny.  So I thought I'd share.  Unfortunately I realized yesterday that there is not one single picture of me from the wedding where you can see any of my dress at all, so you'll just have to imagine it.  Blue with silver sequins, go. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Live" tv

I think it's really funny that Idol uses the dress rehearsal footage for showing the recap tape at the end of the show because tonight on the live show Crystal broke down in tears, while in the recap we see a perfect ending to the song. I wonder if people were confused.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I'm quick

After living in my apartment building for more than six months, I just discovered that it has a back door!  Will wonders never cease. 

Friday, April 02, 2010

My favorite books

Ann M. Martin! I totally adored her as a kid, I owned more than 100 Baby-Sitters Club books. She's the only famous person I've ever written to (don't judge me), I remember I got back a form letter but I'd asked about why she doesn't have the characters get any older (they just repeated eighth grade over and over) and she had a handwritten PS at the end of the letter about that question. Good times.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Everybody just shut up

Today is one of those days where I really hate this town. Right now outside my apartment is a big group of guys banging on drums and singing out loud. I'm sorry, how is this acceptable? They're not homeless guys, just a group that apparently decided that the sidewalk is their backyard! And on the way home tonight I was walking by some other guy who decided that singing out loud quite loudly by himself was ok. Seriously? And now that it's finally nice outside there are retarded tourists everywhere who take up all of the aforementioned sidewalks, are not interested in getting out of your way when you try to get on the metro, and generally make life difficult. And how come there is an ambulance going by every five minutes? There is no such thing as quiet here! And I am freaking tired of it. You know what else I'm tired of? Getting mail about the damn census. I filled it out when I got it so leave me the f*ck alone already. Everything can just suck it.

Best $10 a month I spend

Netflix on demand now has a bunch of Joss Whedon stuff (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse).  Score!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thoughts

Last night when I was watching Idol I thought that Siobhan was hitting some weird note but really it was just an ambulance going by with the siren on (I was only half paying attention).

Spoiler alert! What's with Sarah on Chuck? Like, she can kill people and it's ok, but Chuck can kill people and it makes him this terrible person she can't be with anymore? That's bs. But also bs, Chuck's weird deal with "I want to be a spy"/"let's run away together and leave the spy game behind." He keeps contradicting himself as to what he wants! Pick a plan and stick with it.

My favorites on Idol so far--Lee, Didi, and Casey. Siobhan needs to stop with the shrieking, and Crystal is good but snoooooooooze.

It's warm here! Finally. Makes me very happy. And I can't believe tomorrow is April, too.

The worst music video ever.

Speaking of worsts, the woman in the Special K commercial where she's at the coffee shop and the barista asks if she wants anything else and she looks at the danish is possibly the worst actress ever.

Comcast has been on my list for a while, but now it's on my List. And I have literally zero other options in my building, sigh. Why isn't anyone worried about this as an antitrust issue?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

No indecision here

Cal vs. Duke in the NCAA tournament! Everybody knows I don't care about college basketball, but finally my two schools are competing against each other. That's kind of awesome.


Go Bears!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Servicemembers and puppies, my weak spots

I either gave $5 to a marine who had his wallet stolen or to a con man with incredible radar to know what will get his target to give him money. Probably the latter, but I couldn't in good conscience ignore him totally, which is what I normally do. Because as you know, I am no sucker (except for the time I let the guy with the story about the stolen car into my apartment so he could call a friend. And then he asked me for $50). But yeah, as I repeat this story to Jeff, I was definitely suckered. Oh well.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Overdue

I totally adore Anna Kendrick's Oscar dress. I wish it were a different color maybe (pale green?) but I want it with a passion. It's too bad it's Elie Saab and not something even remotely accessible to the little people, but I seriously heart it. Look how pretty:



And yes, this is all I've said about the Oscars so far (I think) but what more needs to be said? Not much in the way of surprises, although I was happy to see James Cameron not be king of the world again. NPH being there for an opening number? Awesomeness. Steve Martin, I still love you. See, nothing new for me to add. Except for gushing over this dress. Sigh.

Puppy-less no more

Jamie is back! And of course it's raining and in the 50s here, and 71 and sunny in Texas, so he told me he wants to go back right. now. But too bad for him, he's stuck here with me! Mwahahaha.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Somebody owes me new headphones

*On Tuesday the metro ate my ipod headphones.  I was walking up the escalator and some guy was standing right in the middle (as I believe I have said before, you walk on the left and stand on the right...it's taken very seriously here).  I said excuse me but he ignored/didn't hear me, and so I tried to squeeze by on the side, when all of a sudden my headphones were yanked out of my ears.  Apparently below the sliding rubber handrail is a metal edge and somehow my headphones got sucked into this metal edge.  I had to run back down the escalator and yank it out, and the rubber and most of the wires inside were all torn.  There was just some thread keeping it together.  Luckily the headphones also had disconnected from my ipod so that was fine, but still.  All this, just because some dude couldn't stand six inches to the right.  *shakes head*
 
*Hulu has ads for camp.  Yahoo radio has ads for Scientology.  I find both of these weird, although for different reasons. 
 
*The Idol top 12 is kind of ridiculous.  And I am not looking forward to seeing them do Rolling Stones songs next week. 
 
*The Office had a HIMYM shout-out this week!  Which is awesomeness.  And Modern Family spoke to me (and probably most lawyers) this week. 
 
 

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"This" drives me "nuts!"

This "blog" is awesomeness.  (Thanks Laura!)

Friday, March 05, 2010

Happy Friday!

This is the best thing ever.  Even better than a SBTB reunion would have been, I think.  And I still remember all of the words to the theme song! 

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Anniversary

My grandparents have been married for 64 years today. Their marriage is almost a senior citizen!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Lame-o

I haven't been blogging about Idol very much this season, and that's partly from laziness and partly because I haven't been terribly inspired thus far. It was only the first week of live performances so I try to cut the contestants some slack, but there were a couple of guys and a couple of girls that were decent, and everyone else was various levels of painful. And how did the dude with tails (I can't even be bothered to learn his name) make it through? Ridiculous. I disagreed with the judges a lot in that I thought they were too nice to many of them, but I'm still hoping that they'll pull it together over the next couple of weeks.

Speaking of tv, I'm glad real television is back tonight! Not that I didn't enjoy the Olympics (except for the part about Canada beating us in multiple gold medal games), but I am excited to see Carrie Underwood on HIMYM. And Pam and Jim have their baby! You know, the important things that my life revolves around.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not gonna get liquored up tonight!

I forgot how completely amazing this opening was.  Look how young everyone was!  Teamsters singing!  And Phil Hartman, I am still so sad he's gone. 
 
Also, you know that winter has gone on WAY too long when you have to buy new foundation in a lighter shade, sigh. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This is why Idol bugs me

This episode of American Idol is really lame. They're spending two hours for something that could easily be done in a normal hour episode, and they're barely even showing performances. It's just a bunch of overly-dramatic music and flashbacks. This is also why I don't ever watch the results episodes.

Haha, the overly-conceited Mary Powers doesn't make it through! Good.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard!




A few photos from the front of my apartment building. That "path" leading to the door involves walking in snow up to my knees. Adam, get ready to roll out the welcome mat.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Bundle up

DC is in the midst of the "snowpocalypse" right now. We had a big storm in December, as you all recall, and then we had a medium snow two weekends ago. Then last weekend we had another snowstorm the size of the December one, and now they're saying we're going to get another 10 to 20 inches tonight! It's madness. My office was closed on Monday (the metro was barely even running, most people couldn't get in if they wanted to), today it was open (but few people were there since the schools were all closed still), and I'm betting tomorrow it will be closed again. My first snow days! I would trade them in for it being in the 60s though. I'm so tired of the cold, we keep talking about all these things we want to do when it gets warm again, and that feels like a very long time away when there's two feet of snow on the ground. Thank goodness Jamie is still in Texas with my parents, I'd be miserable having to take him for walks outside, and he'd be miserable too since he's a smart dog and likes sunshine and warm weather!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Spring? Please??

Happy Groundhog Day! If that little bastard sees his shadow I'm going to throw a fit. It snowed here last weekend, it's in the 20s again. Winter and I are having words.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More idle thoughts

I'm watching more American Idol auditions and you know what really bothers me? How inconsistent they are. On one audition they'll send someone to hollywood because they're funny. And then on the next audition, the person has an actually decent voice and they hem and haw because the person doesn't show enough self-confidence or something like that. The audition I just watched had a guy who is a pastor as his full-time job and the guest judge Avil Lavigne and Kara were going on about how it would be hard for him to have a family and be a pastor and be a pop singer and go on tour and all that. Like, seriously? You're giving him a hard time about the life of a big-time singer now on the first round of auditions? I want to smack those people upside the head sometimes. A lot of times.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Twins

Is anyone else unable to see President Hassan's brother from 24 without thinking of Lester from Chuck? I tried to look for good pictures of Farhad Hassan online and there's pretty much nothing. This is him in profile (back left), and this is Lester from Chuck. Trust me, they're like cousins, albeit one being much creepier than the other.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I watched Parks and Rec instead

Since I didn't blog about it, here is a real legal blog laughing at how bad The Deep End is. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The tv version of my life

As anyone who has watched tv in the last month knows, the show The Deep End premiers tonight. It's about first year associates in a big law firm so on the one hand I'd like to blog about it and point out all of the ridiculous things that they depict in the show and how unrealistic it is But on the other hand, it looks SO bad that I think it will just be painful to watch! So I'm torn. I'll probably dvr it and then see how bored I get, but from the previews I already can tell you that no law firm has that many attractive attorneys, let alone attractive single attorneys. And we don't trade shirts in our offices with the doors open, either.

Pet Peeve #17

Can I say how much I'm disliking the AT&T commercials with Luke Wilson? That makes me sad because I heart him generally, but these commercials suck. First of all, the whole "you can't surf the internet while you talk on the phone with Verizon" thing? I really don't get the big deal. The one example commercial they have is when the dude calls to ask Luke Wilson what the capital of Peru is for a game show. That's pretty much the only time I can see that being an issue. And also, (a) you had to look that up? And (b) no way that phone surfs the internet fast enough for it to be helpful in that situation anyway. And second, I also hate the commercial where the red beads making up the Verizon map (or as I think of them, red M&Ms) fall onto the ground as their story "falls apart." But what baffles me is that they don't just explain that the Verizon map is based on square footage rather than actual population distribution. Instead the map "falls apart" for things totally unrelated to coverage! Just annoys me. Also, seeing Luke Wilson look so not awesome makes me sad.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I heart Bill Lawrence

In the background on Cougar Town tonight, Jules had the tv on Scrubs. Ha!

Idle thoughts

I've been watching American Idol and I considered blogging about it but I actually don't like the audition episodes that much. I know a lot of people like that part the best but how many times can you see someone caterwauling like a wounded goat and think it's funny? The only thing that's really gotten me watching this time around is seeing the guest judges. I've been curious to see how they do, and so far I've been kind of disappointed. Victoria Beckham was very tapioca bland, and Mary J. Blige was a little better but still not terribly exciting. Yesterday Shania Twain was the guest judge and she did a little better, she seemed to give some real opinions, but they were too busy showing the caterwauling goats to show that much of the actual judging. Tonight Kristin Chenoweth is the guest judge and I totally adore her (Pushing Daisies, I miss you!) so I am really hoping she does a good job.

Speaking of Glee (Kristin Chenoweth guested on Glee a while ago, hence the mental jump), NPH is going to be on Glee! On the episode that Joss Whedon is directing!!! Makes my heart fill with gladness =)

UPDATE: Sadness, Kristin was only on the first day of auditions! She seemed to do a good job but there wasn't much time to see her. Oh well.

Monday, January 11, 2010

100

Spoiler alert! Don't read any further if you're lame. Or on the west coast.






Ok, tonight was HIMYM's 100th episode, where they promised us both a musical number and major developments on the Ted's wife front. The episode was mostly about Ted and Barney, so let's talk about the other three first. We see Lily, Marshall, and Robin in the bar talking about the Hot Lady Bartender and that's about it, and I was not impressed with that subplot. First of all, it didn't really go anywhere, unless you count Robin discovering that it's fun to be a Hot Lady Bartender as a big ending. Which I do not. We've had enough episodes of Lily talking about hot ladies in general, I'm kind of over that, it's not super funny anymore. I know they were trying to give them something to do so they weren't totally irrelevant for this episode, but I think they could have done better. And yeah, there's no second of all, but that's because they didn't have anything else going on either, so it's not my fault.

Barney traded in his suits for a shot at Hot Lady Bartender, which I thought was pretty funny. Barney's secret bathroom suit? Nice. And the whole sequence with "injured" suit and Tim Gunn's guest appearance? Classic. I love that the buttons at least saved another life. The musical number was pretty hilarious, but NPH is a musical genius so I have to say I was expecting awesome so I would have been disappointed with less. It was weird seeing him in a t-shirt too, it just felt all wrong.

And Ted met his future wife...'s roommate. I'm not surprised it wasn't Rachel Bilson (aka Cindy the grad student), it would have been way too obvious since everyone knew she was guest starring and all that. I do feel like we're so close to the mother that just a few...more...episodes...and we'll be there. But it's 100 episodes, and still a tease! I think they keep doing this because they feel like once we meet her, it's all over, but I think just because we know there's a happy ending that doesn't mean there can't be good funny crazy episodes along the way. Case in point? Ted and Robin. We knew from the start that they were not going to end up together, yet season two with their relationship was really good. The fact that we knew it was destined to end didn't ruin those stories, so I think it could work here if we actually got to see the mom get her yellow umbrella back. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get somewhere soon!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit!

Get ready!!  Tonight's a big night, such excitement.  I know you all can't wait.  Me neither. 

Monday, January 04, 2010

Clearly I'm bored today

The Commish is on Hulu now!  Oh, good times from my childhood.  I don't care what anyone says, way better than The Shield. 

Top 10 HIMYM moments

As picked by the cast.  Because I know you are dying to know. 

Happy New Year!

In case you haven't seen them before, EW helpfully rounded up the ten cutest animal videos of the year for us.  I'm apparently super out of the loop so I hadn't seen any of them.  9 is probably my favorite, and 6 is also really cute.  10 starts off strong (teeny tiny piglet?  Yes please!) but the video was so long I got bored halfway through (yeah, I've got ADD).  5 is insanely hilarious.  The others are cute/cool too, but those are my favorites.  I'm so helpful!
 
I'm back at work today after doing pretty much nothing since before Christmas, and it's like going back to school after Christmas break.  AKA it totally sucks.  I don't have a lot to do right now which is kind of good since I'm just settling back into the routine, but it's really scary to see a "0" under my time for the year so hopefully I'll get something that is at least somewhat not painful.  I should probably take advantage of this time and organize my office or something, but that's probably not going to happen.