A big family, a reading addiction, and the occasional celebrity scandal are the ingredients of life that create one woman's opinion on just about everything.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Not a creature was stirring...

Apparently I'm not the only one who decided to take a break on Monday. I was surprised to come home Monday evening and only have 25 posts to read. Is everybody tired now that school, soccer, football and the new TV season are in full swing?

It looks like TRUE BLOOD is going to be a viewing staple on Sunday night in our household. Shmoo and GG both like it. I like it enough to try and track down a Sookie book because I'm curious how the characters play in the books. Inquiring minds and all that.

I have to get my TBR Challenge Review written or polished for Wednesday. Yep, it's that time of the month again. I think I started the review last month and was too pooped to finish it, even though I did finish the book. It was a Cindy Gerard book and I think I may read the next one in the series for my review next month. I dragged it out anyway.

Let's see what else... Work has been sort of weird. The pace has slowed somewhat, or I'm feeling so much better it doesn't seem as exhausting or overwhelming. Any way, it's better so that's good.

I have been wondering and fretting about some things. Like how people in Texas and the Gulf Coast are doing after the disastrous storms that have been through there. We are having just excellent weather right now in my neck of the woods. It is so hard to look at crystal blue skies and no wind (for once) and think about the devastation down south. They are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

As are the folks who lost loved ones in the horrible Metrolink crash last Friday. It's like the Exxon Valdez tanker spill. I wonder if we are ever really going to know what happened. Was it the engineer's fault for running a red light or is he going to be a scape goat?

Did you see the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spoof on SNL? I didn't watch the show but thanks to Jane and her heads up on Twitter I caught the full skit here. It really is good. GG really got a kick out of it. Of course the pre-requisite is a sense of humor about politics. If you don't have one it's probably not your cuppa.

I'm counting the days to Friday. Sees-teers coming to town from Santa Barbara county and Atlanta, Georgia. The aunties will be here to attend our niece's (and my god daughter) bridal shower. Italian aunties on both sides. This should be fun AND interesting especially since her mother calls the bride "a prude". There are no secrets, discretion, or much modesty with Italian aunts particularly when it comes to handing out unsolicited advice...about any thing and every thing. I'm sure I'll have more on that after the shower on Saturday.

Since I started off talking about breaks I'll leave you with a snippet from one of my all time favorite TV shows...

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Blogger Jenster said...

I tried watching True Blood, but it was just wasn't my thing. I've heard the books are infinitely better, though.

Yeah for visiting sisters! You girls always have such fun together. I'm looking forward to the posts after that! :o)

6:24 AM PDT  
Blogger Jenster said...

Forgot to say that I did see the SNL skit. FUNNY STUFF!!! What's really funny is someone I know had just said a few days before how much Tina Fey and Sarah Palin look alike.

6:24 AM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

It's seems like life has been hectic for everyone lately... so that's probably why everyone is so quiet.

Hope you have fun this week-end at the bridal shower ;) It sure going to be interesting ;)

Glad that work has quiet down a bit for you as well :) Hope it stays that way!

6:50 AM PDT  
Blogger Zeek said...

first- LOVED West WIng. Need to get it on DVD. That show made me laugh AND cry- and sometimes at the same time!

second- I don't get HBO so no new Sookie for me til my faithful geek co-worker gets them downloaded for me. (shhh- its probably not legal!)

I do have 20 minutes of the first ep to watch yet and I will be doing so in about 10 minutes!


8:51 AM PDT  
Blogger Zeek said...

Oh saw the SNL skit live then posted it on my blog. Unfortunately the greedy execs at NBC yanked it! It was a great skit!

8:52 AM PDT  
Blogger Tracy said...

My hubby keeps asking me if I'm gonna watch True Blood for the vampires but I think I'll pass. :)

3:04 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Jenster, I have to say some scenes are a bit rough to watch and I'm not comfortable with the nudity. It hasn't been particularly well done and I do feel it has been gratuitous. But there are elements that have made me curious. That's why I want to try the books. If they satisfy my curiosity then I might be able to pass on the TV.

Nathie, yeah everyone has seemed busy. Do you think it's a fluke or the time of year?

Zeek, WEST WING is iconic around here. It's probably GG's favorite TV show ever. "Break's over" is a phrase we coin all the time. Wow! NBC zapped your video? I better check and see if my link is still working.

Tracy, I don't find the show particularly romantic. Interesting yes. Possibilities, yes. I'm in a wait and see mode and really want to try a Sookie book.

9:42 PM PDT  
Blogger CindyS said...

So, did you watch West Wing to the very end? I stopped watching after Aaron Sorkin left - I was pissed and watching CJ berate the President of the United States just rang false for me (it was in the first few eps of the season after Sorkin left) so I stopped watching. My father said it was excellent but I wasn't sure it would be like it was before. So you tell me ;)

I thought the skit was hysterical and when someone mentioned Tina Fey I was all 'That's who that Palin woman reminds me of'.


3:09 AM PDT  
Blogger Zeek said...

Cindy, the show was never the same after Sorkin left- I watched, but didn't like it as much as before ... I love the men Aaron Sorkin creates!

5:14 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Cindy, Zeek is absolutely correct when she says the show wasn't the same without Sorkin...or Rob Lowe. Not that I'm Lowe's greatest fan, but that story line was so cool.

I did watch the show until the end because GG is such a die hard fan, but it had lost some of its sizzle.

6:50 AM PDT  

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