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Square Pegs is coming out on DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anybody else watching Kid Nation?
I didn't think I was going to like it, but I'm a bit addicted.
And if you are watching it -
Don't you want to just smack Taylor in the head?
And doesn't Greg deserve a gold star?
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We're all connected like the scarf, one piece of yarn.
If you cut it up into little pieces, it's useless. You can't make anything out of it.
We're all responsible - everything that we touch, everything that touches us.

Connections exist long before we're aware of them.
They've always existed.
They always will.

from Joan of Arcadia Season 2


Jul. 19th, 2007 02:54 pm
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I so totally love that show. And the season premiere had Tim Curry and Gina Gershon. The bonus is that it completely fuels my love of the 80's.

And I'm digging Hex on BBC America. It's so much better than Buffy and as good as Charmed. I can hear Carol calling me a witch now. Love, love, love it.

Oh, and we went and saw Ratatouille last Saturday. I should have been so much better. It needed a lot of editing. Plus, I wouldn't take a child to see it after the scene where they show the carnage of dead rodents in the rat killing shop. Disturbing.

OK, I'm going to go watch more tv.
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I watch a lot of shows on Fx and was greatly intrigued with the previews of The Riches. Even more so when I realized that one of the leads was Eddie Izzard. So I DVR-ed it.

I'm hooked. I love this show and it's only up to episode 2. If you aren't watching, then my opinion is that you should. It's comedy, it's drama, there's even some blood and gore. I think it's brilliant. So go watch it.
Go on.
Turn on the tv.
There has to be a repeat of it sometime this week.
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Gene Simmon's Family Jewels?

I'm kind of fascinated. And think I like it better than The Osbournes.
It's on A & E of all places.
The kids actually seem as close to normal as one can be.
And who knew that Gene Simmons is a mama's boy.
Everyone should watch at least one show just to check it out.

It's 11:30

Apr. 5th, 2006 11:37 pm
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And I should be in bed.
But I just got my motivation to do a few house projects.
Luckily they aren't loud ones involving hammers and drills.
I'll save that for tomorrow.

I'm walking around the house with my new "Books to Read" basket and collecting the random books that I have everywhere. While I was at Target, I also purchased an underbed plastic storage container so that I can store all the books that I've read and posted on Paperback Swap. That way the cat won't decide to pee in a box of books and I won't have 20 billion books hidden around the house. That reminds me, I need to clear out all the ones I shoved under the couch.

Hmmm, now I'm wondering if I should have gotten another box. Anybody else read trashy romance novels like water? I've got a ton if anybody wants any. For the record, I do read books that don't involve heaving breasts and hot members, I'm just going through a trashy novel phase right now.

Anybody else watching Top Chef? It's driving me crazy to figure out where they shop at in San Francisco.
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I seem to have a knack for discovering freaky things. Things that make me shudder but still I continue to watch them because I can't believe that stuff like it exists. And I realize that there are people in the world who are stranger than I am.

First strange discovery happened Friday night around 11 p.m. as RTL and I were going to bed. RTL's nightly habit is to either a.) flip through the TV channels until she finds something suitable to fall asleep to or b.) ask me to check the listings on the other TV. Friday, RTL was flipping through the TV channels. Next thing I hear is "Oh my God! There is PORN on tv." Of course I had to look, I grab my glasses so I can see. Umm, yeah, there's a lot of full frontal stuff on the TV screen. Since we can't figure out what channel it is and why there is so much nakedness on a non-pay per view channel, I go to the other room to check out what this could be. None other than B-TV, Berkeley's Public Access Television Channel 28. And I, sick-headed woman that I am, click the record button because I want to find out if this is a mistake. Y'all knew I was going to do something like that so don't act so shocked.

RTL and I did a lot of fast forwarding through the 3 1/2 hours of weird stuff. Turns out the "porn" we stumbled across was a music video. I use the term music video lightly, there was a band playing and they were introduced at the end, but I don't think that MTV will be airing it anytime soon. Then somewhere in the middle we get a 2 1/2 hour documentary on 9/11. Then another "video" of nekkid people and guys wearing black smocks with "Long Live Sodomites" on the back. There was nothing on underneath the smocks. Good thing that we watched this on fast forward. At the end of all this, we discover that the group who filmed this has a website. For all you sicko's out there here is Crazy Site #1 and Crazy Site #2. [ profile] curefreak, I wish you could have seen this because I think this may be the freakiest of all things freaky. The websites are mild comparatively.

Second thing is that I discovered a showing of Female Trouble with Divine on IFC. I love John Waters and his crazy off-kilter portrayal of life, but some things are better left unseen. I believed that I had seen most of John Waters' movies which prompted me to hit record for this one before I went to bed. I won't go into details, but the next time I get the crazy idea to hit record, someone remind me not to do that. I recommend this only if you want to up your quota of freaky things seen in this lifetime. Other than that, skip away quickly.
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Back during the summer TNT aired a mini-series called Into the West. Basically it is about America's move into the western part of the country and follows the lives of a white family and a Lakota family. It is quite well done and I think it's relatively unbiased.

It has been a little hard for me to watch though. No one is really shown in a positive light and there is a lot of violence against others. What makes me think the most is the greed and cruelty shown. It also makes me realize the wrong people do when they believe they are entitled to whatever they want. I'm also understanding why my great-great grandmother left her life behind when she married a white man. This fact has always made me sad.

So how many of us are lost in plain sight? For whatever circumstance that a child was born with a white and an Indian parent, that grew up and looked just enough white but not enough Indian to blend into the "civilized" world. How much has been lost in the effort to blend? Even now, how much history do people leave behind as they try to forget where they came from? Are we really making a better life for ourselves as we erase our past? There are so many areas beyond race where this can apply - economic status, education, where one grows up, etc. At what point do we remember to honor the past in order to find ourselves?


Sep. 21st, 2005 12:17 am
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I stayed up to watch INXS Rock Star after it finished taping.
Ack! is about all I can say.
I won't give anything away if you haven't seen it.
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Is anyone else watching this?

It's down to the final three and I was so glad to see Sweet Suzie McNeil leave last night.
It's funny though, out of the three left, each is from a different country - Australia, Canada & the U.S.
For me it's between Mig & Marty. JD is just too much. I think I'm leaning towards Mig.
I'm also glad that Dave Navarro is playing guitar in the final shows. I get to see his lovely derriere everytime he walks onto stage.
Oh, to be in the audience.

The 4400

Aug. 29th, 2005 11:49 am
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Does anybody else watch The 4400?
I just watched the season finale and now I need to talk about it.
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I watch too much television. I do have some standards of what I watch, but I watch way too much of it. Especially late at night when I'm home alone. At least I'm not watching Elimidate. My weakness is reality shows. Not Big Brother or Survivor, the first I couldn't get into and the last lost it's fascination after the first season. And I don't like the makeover shows where they take women and suck out the fat, insert saline, colagen and silicone, slap them in a new dress and Change Their Life.

Tonight, my new reality show find is Kicked Out.
Oh my. Side splitting funny. And I was not feeling sorry for the 24 year old boy who got kicked out of his parent's lavish home.

The nitty gritty details )

Sorry about my tangent. If you want a good laugh, this show is a good place to start.
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For anyone who wasted their time watching Diary of an Affair on Saturday night, let me just say - I'm sorry.

1. Shane wasn't on the 10 p.m. show.
2. I don't think I want to watch Shane even acting like he's getting hot and heavy with someone.
3. I didn't know I was subjecting anyone else to that.
4. I understand why the show is on Style Network.
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Ooooooh, I'm using names. I told myself I wouldn't, but this is important.

Style Network has a show called Diary of an Affair which is on Saturdays at 10 p.m. EST.

My "not so aspiring actor anymore" friend Shane landed a lead roll on Diary of an Affair as a video game obsessed husband who is cheated on.

This is very exciting because this won't be another History Channel war documentary. OK, he's done more than that, but the last thing I saw was the war documentary and I can only take so much blowing up of things and people.
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I decided to go to bed early last night, given that I stayed up until 2 the night before and still got up at frickin' 7 o'clock in the morning. So I'm trying to fall asleep, The tv is on so 1)RTL can find her way to bed and 2)RTL is going to turn it on anyway. I picked a channel that I want to listen to in bed.

I was almost in dreamland when I hear faint strains of music that I recognize. My first thought is that I forgot to turn off iTunes, so I'm listening really hard to figure out if it's the computer or the tv. Then I hear "here we are, face to face, a couple of"

SILVER SPOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I scared the bejeebers out of RTL because I jumped out of bed squealing in delight.

I know.

How happy am I? Words cannot describe nor contain my excitement. Nick at Night is running SILVER SPOONS. The only thing that would make this better would be to own all the seasons on dvd. I LOVED Ricky Schroeder! I even considered him as a possible first husband. Of course he was in competition with Brian T. in 5th grade. I loved that show even with its intense cheesiness factor.

I'll be moving my SILVER SPOONS wishlist to a season pass and recording every episode I can get my grubby little hands on.
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For the record, I am obsessed with pop culture and probably have an unhealthy fascination with reality tv. Completely hooked since the first season of Survivor and the short lived Pop Idol, my fascination continues with The Scholar. If you haven't watched or heard of this show, basically it's ten high school seniors competing for a full ride college scholarship.

Not that any of the above was really important, but my comment is based on the last episode of The Scholar.

Don't you learn about the Emancipation Proclamation in elementary school? Isn't it something like 4th or 5th grade when you start with basic US history. And doesn't learning about the Emancipation Proclamation play a pivotal role in learning post-War of Northern Agression history?

No, it wasn't one of the Scholars who didn't know the answer. The task for this episode was to do some community service for a couple of non-profits that work with children, each group got $500 to spend. So the groups asked the kids what kind of things they wanted or needed for the programs. One little boy, approximately 9 or 10 years old asked for better dictionaries so that he could look up big words like Emancipation Proclamation when he read them and then clarified by saying "not that I know what that means."

Huh?! Is this what the public education system has come down to, that kids don't learn basic US History anymore?
Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong about when school kids normally learn about the Emancipation Proclamation. I can't remember not knowing what it is and vividly remember learning how to spell "proclamation" in 4th grade. Of course, I could be wrong in my guestimation of the boy's age, but he was a bit too well spoken to be younger than 8.


Jun. 16th, 2005 11:09 am
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My mom called last night as I was going to bed to tell me that I needed to watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Why? Because as she was flipping off the television, she caught the tail end of a conversaion about DeLand, FL. She thought we would be interested, so she picked up the phone to call.

I love my mom.
My mom is so cool.

(And sometimes my mom can be really annoying.)
At least that's not a majority of the time.
Mostly she rocks.

Have you appreciated your mom today?
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A few last words before I go to sleep.

I've been up watching reruns of much loved shows from my childhood -
Dukes of Hazzard on CMT and TVLand is running Perfect Strangers, Head of the Class and my superhero of alltime Wonder Woman - just to name a few.
I'm watching and I'm thinking to myself how cheesy the shows were.
But gosh, they were great shows.
What happened to all the good, cheesy, superfluous fun shows?
What happened to Underroos?
What happened to fun?

I'd just like to reclaim some semblance of the carefree world I remember when I was 10.
Maybe I'm just in a reminiscent and nostalgic mood.
I miss giggling.
I miss thinking that staying up until 10 p.m. was REALLY late.
I miss all my BFF's.

I shouldn't stay up this late.

I'm pulling out my roller skates and I'm going roller skating tomorrow. Then I'm going to find my pom poms and do a couple of cheers and some cartwheels in the driveway. Of course I'm going to do all of this while wearing a tutu and only speak in pig latin.

andway otay allway away oodgay ightnay
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Maybe hate is too strong of a word. I'd like to sit by the pool all day (if I had a pool) and sip some exotic drink with an umbrella while the cabana boy feeds me bon bons and fans me and the gardener makes my lawn pretty and rips out mean nasty juniper hedges. Thank goodness for daydreams.

It's not the work though that bothers me. I actually kind of enjoy that part. It's the creepy crawly things, specifically the spiders.
That sounds too girly.
I know that most creepy crawly things have a purpose. I like the fact that ladybugs devour aphids and bees make honey and spiders make beautiful webs. However, I don't want to play with the bees or the spiders. Add to that the fact that I have a spider bite from October that is still healing, the spiders can go find somewhere else to play.
So not so girly at all, I've got good reason to avoid things with more than 4 legs. And no I won't play with a spider who is missing 4 legs.

So I'm stuck outside with the long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and socks. Yuck! And it's hot today. I have half of my plant debris cart left to fill and I still can't really tell that I've made a dent in the juniper. Truck and chains are sounding really good about now.
I did look to rent a chipper because I thought that I could grind the juniper and spiders up and use it as mulch. But no one rents chippers because apparently they are cheap to buy. But I don't want to buy something that I won't need after I'm done. Of course my other option is to get a dumpster from the city, but I don't want to pay for that either when I can work at my leisure and have the city pick it up every other week as part of my garbage fees. slow but steady like the tortoise.

On the very happy side, our friend GM is sending a prolific tomato plant home with RTL today. Apparently his mom planted tomatoes and they were quite prolific in her garden so she donated to GM which in turn benefits my tomato tooth because he has too many tomatoes to handle. Happy Happy Happiness. I think my dog will be happy as well. Now I've got to find a good place so Dexter doesn't devour the tomatoes off the vine.

Contemplating - a nap and what to cook for supper
Ready for RTL to come home so we can watch the rest of the 4400 and Hell's Kitchen.
Back to fighting the evil juniper.

Dont' forget to call the vet.


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