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Laziness Stole My Week! March 5, 2009

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A friend invited me to go walking with her today. That really interferes with my plan to dominate the world with passivity and laziness.  You know, to properly master being lazy is much more work than it should be. I’m just sayin’

I did skip working out again today. I blame my toe.  I’ve been (what I call) medicating it since last night. So, I think I’ll be okay to walk.  You know, other that it completely and totally contradicting my lazy plan.

Speaking of plans… I did have big plans that included massive cleaning and a daily workout routine, but that kind of fell by the way side.  I ended up eating poorly and watching too much (on-line) t.v.

I mean, seriously, LOST, HK, Heroes, Chuck, The Terminator: TSCC, Fringe, Bones… Can you blame me?
And thanks to a friend, I have added another show to the list.  See, she told me about a show on TNT.  I hadn’t actually seen the show myself.  So, it only made sense that I should go to the site and check it out, right?  Well, while I was there, I discovered some episodes of  The Closer I hadn’t seen. Well, you can bet your whole bag of Smarties that I watched what was available there.  And while I was on-site, I checked out one other show called Leverage.  Hooked.  That’s all I can say.  Hooked.  It cracks me up much like Bones does.  I can see the old me so much in one of those characters.  Don’t worry about which one.  And then, a couple of the guys in the show… How comical.  I know both those types.  I love the characters because it’s just… they’re funny.

Hey, I only claim to have a sense of humor. I don’t recall saying it’s a GOOD one, just that it exists.  K? K.

Anyhow, the computer and my toe and the ice cream have completely stolen all my time this week.  S-L-A-C-K-E-R!!!

On the bright side, I’ll have plenty to do this weekend. Yes?

I Blame Nan October 23, 2008

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I watch tv online.  This means my show options are limited, but I can watch them at my convenience.

One show that I enjoyed last season does not appear to be available online this season.  That’s too bad because every show I ended up laughing.  Of course, if others were around, they usually didn’t get it.  Still, it was a great show and I wish it was available online this season too.

The shows that are available are usually up the day after they air.  Some run about a week behind though.  This means, if I end up in a conversation about a show, sometimes I have say “I haven’t seen that episode yet.”

A while back while visiting a blog, I noticed a page that appeared to be dedicated to one show in particular.  Although I did look at the page, I did not read it.  It seemed to be every episode summarized individually.  The blogger explained (although she did not have to) how the page came about.  She’s not an obsessed person.  It just sort of happened.

I had only seen the show once (it is available online). Maybe not even a full episode as I was completely lost as to who the people were or what was going on.

This is a new season.  I gave the show another shot.  Even though it is season four, I dove in.  I watched the first episode.  Then the second.  Followed by the third.  Although I don’t really know what happened in the first 3 seasons, I get an idea from the “flash backs”.  As of today I watched the 8th episode and am all caught up on this season of Prison Break.

I would have to say this is not a show for everyone.  There is definitely violence in it.  I can think of a few friends who I would advise to avoid the show.  Others, I would say the story line, although a bit confusing at times, is pretty good.  I would not suggest trying to jump in during the middle of the season though unless you have someone to explain things.

At this point, I don’t really know if I like the show or not.  I keep coming back to it though. It’s like some sort of addiction.  It can get a bit intense. I don’t yell at the monitor like I do during some of the other shows that I watch. I would not have it on with children around.  Still, I keep going back.

I think this is what happened:
I have been visiting Nandango’s blog for a while.  People talk about the show there.  Not constantly, but now and then.  However, she has that page.  That page that says “Prison Break”.   Then watching other shows on the same network, I saw previews for PB.  It’s enough to peak a gal’s interest.  I found myself saying “What is the Prison Break show?”   I also remember not understanding the show the one time I did try to watch it.  I do not like not understanding… Soon, I bit.  I bit the show-baited line that was dangled before me. One thing lead to another.   Then today, I have done little to nothing because I had to fit in the last 2 or 3 shows that were there.  I’m all hopped up on soda.  Wired to last through the drama, wired with sugar (it’s a caffeine free soda. I didn’t totally jump off the edge).  And you know who I blame?  Not myself.  Not the network and their previews.  After all, I don’t watch EVERY show they have.  Nope, I blame Nan!  Totally and completely. She is a Prison Break pusher.  That’s what I think.   “Come on, give the show a try.  One episode.  It’s free……..”
(Besides, if I didn’t blame her I’d have to take responsibility. ppfft)

Yup, watch out for her.  Otherwise, you too may be under the spell of network tv.

Gone But Here September 23, 2008

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I may not be around much.  Oh, I will still read (a.k.a. lurk), but you may not hear much from me.

I’ve dusted off some old books that I have (a series) and am re-reading them.  It’s been so long since I’ve read it, it’s almost like a whole new story to me!

Also, I have discovered that new season episodes are up.  Yes, it is true. I am being sucked in by the network websites.  They are destroying what little brain I have left with their addicitve ‘television shows’.

*ssslllluuuurrrrrrrpppppp* Oh look…. a new one is up now………..

To Do List August 7, 2008

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As some of you may know, I use a blog-reader. (I’ll get part two of that post up some day, I just know it!) I have been using this blog reader for well over a year. Maybe even 2 years.

It is time to update it. It is disorganized (hush, Misty) and full of blogs that I do not read that often. There are even some blogs on there that seem to be inactive.

The problem is this: I don’t want to let go.
I am *inhales deeply* a URL-pack-rat. I do read all of them sometimes, some of them all the time. The inactive links might one day become active again. It has happened!

I need to cut the strings. I need to reorganize. I need to create folders, rearrange, and even use the horror-of-horrors!-delete option. I don’t want to. I mean, I can hear my justifications already “But I do read that one some times.” *sigh*

Maybe I could just make a folder titled “Occasionally Read”?

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I was reading over at Nandango’s blog today. She has a whole page dedicated to a show that I have never watched. I am not sure if I should read it or not. Will I be lost, not knowing what she is talking about -OR- will I become interested and addicted like I have to HK, start a category here for it and watch it on-line every week? Then Misty will read my new post and become addicted like she did with RS. She’ll yell at me and get even by getting me addicted to something else…. See? It could be dangerous.
Then again, if I don’t read and watch PB, then I might get banned from Nandango’s blog!
(Not really, but it just wouldn’t end the same if there wasn’t a dramatic consequence… then again, maybe she would ban me…)

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Sweetie occasionally posts photo-essays. I still need to get my family together to do our review of this photo-essay. I like to guess who will like what, then ask them (my family) and see what I got right. Is that wrong?

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I need to clean my ‘fridge. It is gross.
Yeah, you needed to know that….

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I have big plans to play on the computer later tonight. We (Hubby and I) were suppose to go some place this evening. I called my friend and let her know we would not be there since Hubby had to cancel. Then I made my big computer plans. I hope the rain realizes it must go around us and not interfere with my connection.

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I need to pay the water bill too. I can do that tomorrow, I guess.

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I have that Twitter account now, but only 1 person who I stalk follow. Where are all the people who I thought were Twits? Or is it Twitters? Maybe Twitterers?

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Okay. No more stalling.
I must go…
…clean my reader.
…clean my refrigerator.
…make my menu for the week.
…and a bunch of other stuff I’ll end up putting off.

The Final Two June 30, 2008

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As some may know, I do not have a tv.

No, that’s not true. I do have a tv, I just don’t have cable or satellite. Where I live, the only thing I can pick up is PBS. Even that has more than it’s fair share of static.

For years I was lost in common conversations that revolved around shows. It was as if I missed a vital part of pop culture.

I found one show that I loved on line. Oh sure, it was a day late or so, but I was all over that. I picked my favorites and rated performances on this reality show. It seems that was either the last season or I just cannot find it again. (Yes, Misty, you know what show I’m talking about and what song is now in my head. I’ll be nice and not post the video and get it stuck in your head too.)

Then I discovered earlier series of some shows at a local video store. I soon became hooked on some and very unimpressed with others.

Finally, I hit the jackpot. Networks online! Oh yeah, baby. I am all over that sweet sight, site, sight….

I have to wait a day, sometimes longer, for the shows to appear. It’s a lot easier than waiting a year.
Not all the shows that I like are available online. And yes, occasionally I do cheat and search a popular video site for some show highlights on the unavailable shows.

I said all that to say this…
In a matter of days the final episode of H***’s Kitchen will be on line. I am so completely and totally hooked. Even though the language is offensive and I miss half the dialog because of the bleeping, I am addicted. It is down to two and I don’t know which one will win! I mean, usually I’m pretty good at this stuff. At least with the music contest type shows, I do pretty good. And I have definitely had opinions on this show. I was so glad to see some of the contestants go. (lots of emphasis on that go)

So here we are… Down to two.
Please, don’t tell me who wins. I will find out on my own on Wednesday or Thursday.

There is one boy and one girl left.
The battle between the experienced and the one who can be shaped, between messy and impressive, between the gentle giant and the seeker. They both cry. A lot.

I do not know for who I am rooting.
This one is a tough call.