Another Favorite TV Show: The Bachelor

Of course, Breaking Bad isn’t the only TV show I was hooked on this week. Superman and I have an embarrassing lineup.

I’m supposed to be writing fiction every night and getting my 4,000-words-a-week in, but instead I find myself in my PJs at a frighteningly early hour, snuggled under a chenille blanket next to Superman, handing him the remote so he’ll show me our long list of shows recorded and coming up. … oh joy, oh joy. … We even have a carefully choreographed routine to get HD shows early on a downstairs DVR while we record other shows at regular time on our upstairs DVR. …

Gah. It’s embarrassing, really.

So what are we watching?

I think they might deserve separate posts!

This one will be about The Bachelor. …

So I’ve seen about half the seasons of The Bachelor/Bachelorette. Sometimes I like them and sometimes I don’t. I can’t quite pin down what specifically makes me like a certain season and why I can shrug my shoulders at another, but I suppose it has to do with the outside drama, how hot I think the bachelor really is (or contestant bachelors are), and how much I think of the bachelorette (or contestant bachelorettes) as someone I’d be friends with, and therefore someone I’d want to find some kind of happiness in love.

(In other words, all the same criteria for a great romance novel!)  Continue reading

A New Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad

One of the things my son has been doing since he’s been home on winter break (especially this last week, since all his friends are returning to school) is catching up on favorite TV shows he’s missed all semester – Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Community, 30 Rock, and others.

I come home for lunch, and he’s there on the couch, watching HIMYM. I come home later, after work, and he’s still there on the couch, seven episodes later. …

Sometimes he’s gone to the gym in the middle of it all, but sometimes not.

One show that he got me hooked on, though, is Breaking Bad. And next thing I knew, I was the couch potato, sitting through FIVE EPISODES in one evening alone (yes, that’s right, I said five. And they’re an HOUR long. And this was AFTER dinner…). I was like a total addict. … Continue reading

The 2012 Book Club List!

Our 2012 book club list is out! Here’s what’s on the agenda for our club this year:

  • Jan 2012 – Autobiography of Mark Twain
  • Feb – To Be Sung Underwater, Tom McNeal
  • Mar – Tattoos on the Heart, Father Greg Boyle
  • Apr – A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman
  • [Skip May]
  • Jun – The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
  • Jun – The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
  • [Skip July]
  • Aug – Ape House, Sara Gruen
  • Sep – The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Oct – Legends of the Fall, Jim Harrison
  • Nov – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
  • Dec (Holiday Brunch) – Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
  • Jan 2013 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Have you read any of these? What’s on your reading list this year?

Here’s our 2011 book club list.
Here’s our 2010 book club list.
Here’s our 2009 book club list.
And here’s how we come up with our book club list each year.

Cleaning and Putting Away …

This is always the sad part of Christmas — putting everything away. Yesterday, I took down the tree, put away the glasses and dishes, washed all the holiday linens, and took down all the wreaths. …

Today is putting away the pillows and decor from the downstairs, putting away the dining room items, and putting all the boxes back up in the garage.

Deep sigh. …

I always hate to see the season go. It’s so beautiful and glowing and sparkly …

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