Some random thoughts today:
I updated the look of my blog last week and just now got around to announcing it. There is some more information about my writing projects and my work in children’s media, which I’ve been meaning to put on this blog. It’s also just a little easier to navigate. I don’t really like the sorry picture of the flower blowing in the wind right now (I mean, it’s pretty obviously a template) but I’ll get around to making that more ‘me’ sometime soon. So if you’re reading this blog through a reader, click on through and let me know what you think!
I’ve found myself completely obsessed with 3 things in the past week.
1. Tom and Lorenzo. Their blog has me laughing out loud. It’s clever and fun, without being mean, which is unique for a pop culture blog. They also happen to review and comment on three television shows that I love: Project Runway, Mad Men and Glee. Their Mad Style commentary is incredible. I have been known to drool over the gorgeous style in that show and I love their smart observations.
2. The discovery that Family Ties has come to the Hub Network. I discovered this at about midnight on Saturday night. Sunday morning, I immediately got a Season Pass on my Tivo and was devastated to learn that the show would not be taping until 2am. So I went to Hulu and watched back to back episodes of the show. I watched an episode in which Alex becomes obsessed with Donna, an unwed expectant mother, and convinces himself he is going to be the father of her unborn child. And an episode in which Jennifer and Steven Keaton grow apart when Jennifer begins to flourish into womanhood. MY GOD, this is the stuff of GENIUS people. GENIUS. I’m not sure what’s going to happen to me now that I know this show is airing in reruns. And did anyone realize what a remarkable actress Justine Bateman is? I haven’t seen the show since I was about 13 and it never occurred to me how wonderful she is, perhaps because of the big personalities on that show like Michael J. Fox and Meredith Baxter Birney. (Yes, these are the things that keep me up at night. Why was Mallory overshadowed?!)
3. PBS’ Great Performances: Sondheim! The Birthday Concert My love of Sondheim runs deep. Since Tivo-ing it, I have watched select performances repeatedly. Especially Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters rendition of Move On. I watched it SIX times in a row and the only reason I stopped watching it was so that I could watch Elaine Stritch’s ‘I’m Still Here’ SEVEN more times . I know…I know… it’s sick. I also came to the conclusion that if you want to be a great singer you have to have a really gigantic mouth. People, I can not tell you how much I love Marin Mazzie and Patti Lupone but their mouths are insane. It’s like they have been taken possession by a crazy alien. These photos don’t even really do it justice.
What are you obsessed with lately? Or am I the only one who gets caught up in things like this?