Wednesday, June 30, 2010

fly in the soup

It might be 99% goodness, but boy can that fly just ruin things. I mean, I'm not a big fan of soup in general, but the metaphor stands. I've had some positive turns in the last few weeks but one really massive disappointment (for me) that just jacked the soup.

Gonna try to see Toy Story Cubed manana. And this 4th weekend, I'm gonna write like a maniac fueled by graphite and ink and Intel. Word(s) up.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I just realized I've only read a little over half as many books as I wanted to have read by this point this year.

Only two of the last 15 books I've read have been by women, but of the four (yes, four) books I'm in the middle of now, two are by women. Not a conscious decision, but I'm glad of it anyway.

Playing the waiting game for several things. Tiresome.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

just once...

I would like a reality show contestant to say, "I AM here to make friends. Screw winning. I'm here to become lifelong bosom buddies with the whole gang here. Especially the dude who gets eliminated first. 'Cause that's got to be tough, and real friends are friends even when you're going through a rough patch. Check out the lanyards I made for everyone."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

if I had three wishes...

I would wish for:

1) that everyone would use their turn signals every time they, you know, turned or changed lanes
2) that people wouldn't bail on me repeatedly, whether in life or on IM
3) that everyone suddenly develop an allergy to making and/or using weapons of any kind (except water guns and shurikens)

Friday, June 18, 2010


I had this A-Team meets Harry Potter dream last night where magical forces were keeping all these kids in a school and I had to get them past trains and out of classrooms and so on. Also, in my dream, my recently-graduated-from-college sister had lost all her math skills and I was trying to reteach her addition, and, at one point, my whole family was in a bunk bed above me watching a horror movie and wouldn't turn it off, so I had to hum the Nutcracker to myself in the bottom bunk. For a long time.

I'm exhausted.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


My review.
I might be too nice.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

the 'wood and update

Yesterday I took the subway (uneventfully, thank God) to the new W hotel at Hollywood and Vine. It's pretentious and pretty, so it works for that area I guess. My friend's in town for a bachelorette weekend and they're holing up there. We had lunch at Kitchen 24 and passed about a million World Cup fans at various bars shrieking and hollering. This was an hour before the England-USA game. So that was odd.

Have read some good books lately. Love my new apartment in West Toluca Lake, except for the screechy bed upstairs (I don't think they're getting down every night--I think the bed is just old and needs some oil or something). All my fellowships but one are done. Finally have DirecTv hooked up. And my white whale, a bookcase I bought secondhand and have been unable to put back together for over a week now, is sitting in my lovely bedroom taunting me like a professional.

In other news, Betty White is everywhere. One wonders if there isn't a Betty White clone or if future robots/aliens haven't infiltrated us, all looking like Betty White. We would be sitting ducks.

Friday, June 4, 2010

dream Emmy nods

I'm a little behind on Breaking Bad, Damages (who's still alive on that show?), and FNL, but that's okay. I'm going with what I loved this year, and if I couldn't think of enough to love, I went with people who'd been good the year prior (Glenn, for example).

Breaking Bad
Friday Night Lights
Trauma (I loved it, so deal)

Best Lead Male/Drama

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries--seriously)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (FNL)
Michael C Hall (Dexter)

Best Supporting Male/Drama

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Terry O'Quinn (Lost)
Tim DeKay (White Collar)
Zach Gilford (FNL)

Best Female/Drama

Anastasia Griffith (Trauma)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Connie Britton (FNL)
Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife--haven't seen it, but I've heard good things, and it's hard to find lead females)

Best Supporting Female/Drama

Aimee Garcia (Trauma)
Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy)
Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives)
Lindsay Price (Eastwick--probably counts as lead and there's no chance in hell, but she sparkles in everything she's in)
Lisa Edelstein (House)
Yunjin Kim (Lost)

Best Comedy

Better Off Ted
Cougar Town
Modern Family
Parks and Rec

Best Lead Male/Comedy

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Jim Parsons (Big Bang)
Joel McHale (Community)
Neil Patrick Harris (HIMYM)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Zachary Levi (Chuck)

Best Lead Female/Comedy

Amy Poehler (Parks and Rec)
Courtney Cox Arquette (Cougar Town)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (New Adventures of Old Christine)
Lindsey Shaw (10 Things I Hate About You)
Portia De Rossi (Better Off Ted)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)

Best Supporting Male/Comedy (toughest category by far--could have easily been five other guys)

Daniel Pudi (Community)
Donald Glover (Community)
Hamish Linklater (New Adventures of Old Christine)
Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec)
Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)

Best Supporting Female/Comedy

Alyson Hannigan (HIMYM)
Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec)
Busy Phillips (Cougar Town)
Christa Miller (Cougar Town)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee/Party Down)
In summing up, I wish I had some kind of affirmative message to leave you with. I don't. Would you take two negative messages?
-- Woody Allen