Saturday, June 12, 2010

This is the End, My Friend

Whoa--Long time, no see.

Sorry about that....

First of all, I need to talk about LOST. I figure I should since I was so excited for the final season--enough to blog about it!

I enjoyed the ending. I loved the music. I'm glad they ended the story on their own terms. I'm glad it focused on the characters, and didn't just use the last season to answer a billion questions. I mean, sure, it'd be kind of fun to know the answers to all that crazy stuff...but it would also kind of cheapen it. Plus, I can wait for the extra DVD to get some answers!!!

Secondly, since the fall season has ended, I need some stuff to watch. Anyone have suggestions as to what I should watch or rent during the summer? I must be entertained!

I watched the entire first season of "Drop Dead Diva" and looooved it! The second season just started, and needless to say, I'm excited. (I also mostly watch it for the lovely man in the photo below.)

Finally, the main reason why this post is titled "This is the End."

I'm looking for a new job. I will be ending my current job as soon as humanly possible!! For a million different reasons, it has started to feel more like a prison sentence instead of a career. And since I have committed no crime (that I know of or will admit to) and deserve no cruel and unusual punishment, I'm on the hunt.

So, if you have any ideas you want to throw at me...or if you want to hire me as your personal assistant, let me know!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank You Notes

Today I'm going to rip a page right out of Jimmy Fallon's book and write some thank you notes. He does it every Friday night. Pretty funny. Check it out on Hulu to see what I mean:

Cue "Thank You Note Writing Music"

Here goes.

Thank You... Cafe Rio...for starting curbside service. I didn't have to wait in any long lines, or even get out of my car to get a delicious pork salad. You even stamped my meal card from my car window.

Thank You... CMT...for showing two episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." I bawled for two hours. But I probably needed a good cry.

Thank You... ginormous bean bag...for being so utterly comfortable. I made my own little nest in there.

NO Thank You... Pride & Prejudice...for lulling me to sleep at 3 p.m. I slept for almost 6 hours. Now I'll be up all night and I didn't get anything done.

Thank You... Disney Channel...for showing High School Musical 3 when I woke up. Granted, I missed my favorite song, but I definitely didn't miss the hilarious junkyard scene. Where did all those dancers come from?????

Thank You... Jimmy Fallon...for making me genuinely laugh when I watch your show. It brings me joy at work. And it gave me idea for this post in the first place.

Speaking of that...he'll be on soon. Time to eat some chocolate Cheerio's, get back into the bean bag, and have at it.



Friday, March 5, 2010

Let's Go Surfing Now

Well, it's been awhile. Don't worry, I'm still watching *plenty of TV!!

I have to say one of my specialties is channel surfing. There's nothing I enjoy more surfing on the weekends to recover from the past week. Although, sometimes I stumble on things I wish I didn't hear or see.

The other day, I came across a show that totally made me want to ralph.. but I just couldn't stop watching. I believe it was called, "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding." Basically, it's about insanely rich people who spend the equivalent of 5 people's life savings on their wedding. This particular episode kind of made me want to rip my hair out. It was this couple who was a bit older. They both owned their own companies and were independently wealthy, and put their money together.. oh man. Right off the bat, I could tell they were getting married purely for show, not because they loved each other. They would never look each other in the eyes, and during the wedding/circus they could barely stand to kiss. Now let's talk about what they spent their money on..

She had three different designer dresses to wear that night. I think they were about $30,000 each. Ewww. She also bought a pair of earrings that I think cost more than I make in a year or two--without taxes. "Oh honey, I think that's a good price," she says. Wow. I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth.

And the wedding itself.. everything had to be crystal. It was insane! It was kind of cool looking, but completely insane. I can't remember everything else they spent their money on, because I think I've tried to block it from my memory. It was just too painful.

Anyway, that's what I get for channel surfing.. a glimpse into the world of the completely insane!

In other news, LOST is going well. I've decided not to nitpick about this final season. I'm just going to repect the show's creators for taking their baby wherever they want to (which I like the way it's headed). I'm just along for the ride!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Beginning of the End

It's Saturday afternoon, and there's totally a LOST special on T.V. right now. Glorious!

(Picture courtesy ABC &

LOST's last season begins this Tuesday. I am so excited! I became obsessed with LOST the summer after Season One. I was too busy during school to watch it, but I knew I wanted to because J.J. Abrams was involved.. and I love Alias! So that summer I went home to work in OK. They played the entire season again and I was hooked! The show is so fun to watch because you get invested in the mystery, mythology, and characters on the island. It's like watching a mini-movie every week.

I'm a little sad it's ending, but I think it's a sweet move. It's the whole "quit while you're ahead" thing. Instead of going and going just to make money, they are preserving the intergrity of the show. After it's all over, I'm going to watch it all in order once again. I thought I would try to watch it all before the final season, but I think it will be more fun watching it all and knowing how it will all end up!

I've actually been envisioning the final scene of LOST. It will be a little similar to the ending of several episodes. The beautiful violin music will be playing--it's the theme that sounds like "doo doooo doo dooo doo dooo dooo doooooo doo." (If you're an avid fan.. you might recognize it.. it always plays when there's some big swell of emotion. It's gorgeous.) And there will be a little montage of each character--wherever they end up. It will end with whoever's living on the island... and then wide shot of the island with the clear blue water and cloudless sky. Then BAM!


And I will probably be crying.

Any shows you're in love with?

(Also.. I will soon post a pic of my tv, so it's easier to name.)


Friday, January 22, 2010

CoCo, Please Don't Go!

I really do love television. I know, it truly sounds pathetic.. but let me explain.

Yes, T.V. can be mindless and contain a lot of smut and be damaging in a lot of respects. But, when used wisely, it can teach you, pull you into another world, explore different places, and heck.. even inspire you. And you really don't have to leave your couch to do it. Pretty cool. I mean, I don't recommend you watch it 24/7.. but for all the bad rep it gets.. you can really find some neat stuff. (Maybe this is why I'm in the T.V. biz, even though it can be super frustrating!!)

So because of this.. I have a confession. Every time I watch the last episode of a show, I get a bit sad. Ok, I even shed a few tears! (If you really know me.. you'll know that I cry at the strangest, most importune times! It's really crazy & awful). I did it when I watched the last episode of E.R. (which I did not watch on a regular basis) and Monk. I think it's because I think about if I was in that situation of doing something I loved for so long, but having to move on.. that's hard.

That being said.. I totally cried during Conan's last episode of the "Tonight Show." I could tell he was really doing something he loved--just making people laugh and having fun. His parting words to his fans were also very genuine and inspirational:

"All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen."
(Picture & quote courtesy

And you know, what he said is really true. I honestly believe because I've tried to work hard and be kind and respectful in my job, I gotten a lot of respect from my coworkers. And most of those are middle-aged men. Hard to deal with when you're just a kid!

So, yes, I think Conan got a raw deal (even if he's walking away with millions) because he's walking away from a dream. But he's doing it for the integrity of the show and the principle of the matter. So hey.. more power to him.

Let's just say I'd hate to be Jay Leno right now.

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Leno & CoCo

I've decided to wait until the whole Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien extravaganza plays out before I comment on it. It should hopefully wrap up at the end of the week, and Conan will probably be leaving. Let's just say.. I won't watch the "Tonight Show" ever again if Leno comes back.

What team are you on, if any?

Also.. one TV name suggestion: Terri/Terry (depending on the "gender"). T names are good.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Year, New Blog

Ok, folks. The times are a-changing.. and so is my blog! Obviously, since I hadn't posted anything since October, I needed to think of something new. And here it is.. TV Talk! The gist is this: since my schedule is crazy, I have no friends. So... TV is my friend.

To be honest, though, I won't focus on just TV. Movies, music, dumb celebs.. you name it. Does this appeal to you at all? I mean, if you enjoyed the occasional hilarious story from me.... don't worry. I'll sprinkle them in.

First order of business. Since TV & I are so close, he/she needs a name (and a gender, too?). So, my three trusty readers are going to help me name it/she/he!! Please leave your comments for suggestions.

Teaser for next time (aka tonight or tomorrow): my take on the late night fight between Conan & Leno (two words: Team Conan!), LOST, and dumb things celebrities do.

Until then.. peace out, my dears.