Monday, December 6, 2010


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?


  1. The new blog format looks great. Especially enjoyed reading more about Spared. It made me want to read it!

    Obsession: The new character on Glee who plays Kurt's Love Interest. I've watched his performance of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream song maybe fifty times. In fact, I'm going to go watch it right now. :)

  2. Love the new look!

    Not sure I really have an obsession right now. I finished watching Damages, so need to find a new show that can keep me from working 24/7. :)

    (Mad Men, Dexter, and Big Love are all shows I'm supposed to be watching with my husband, otherwise I'd be all over those!)

  3. Hi Melissa
    I thought a few days ago that you had changed your template but didn't want to comment on it in case it had been like that for a while and I was the last person to notice! It's a nice, fresh look.

    Reading your comment on singer's mouths I now know why I'm no good at singing - small mouth! The sound can't escape.

    Tom and Lorenzo is a fun blog - thanks for the link. I have a current obsession over a TV programme but there's no way I'm going to admit to it in Blogland. When you get to my age dignity is everything. :-0

  4. Love the new look! I get obsessed with things like this all the time. Currently obsessed with blogging, ha no big surprise there!

  5. you just reminded me of how much i loved family ties!! what a great show that was!

    can't wait to click around on your blog--


  6. Family ties. Christopher and I watch that every night at 8:00-9:00 on the Hub. Justine Bateman was probably over shadowed, because of all the talent that were on that show. Can anyone say Skippy? :) But you're right, she is a fabulous actress. Michael J. Fox is my favorite. He played that part like NOBODY else could.

    Right now I'm obsessed with the Hub daytime. Christopher and I have been watching Deltora Quest. SO COOL. :)

  7. Your job sounds awesome!

    I've been watching Doogie Howser on the Hub - I always loved how each show ended with him typing out some profound thought in his journal.