Finally A New Outfit Post!

December 11, 2010

I haven’t done an outfit post in months, but I was happy with this one I put together this afternoon, so I thought I should share.

I am so. close. to being done with this semester. I have four papers due this coming week. Two are completely finished, printed out, and ready to be turned in. The third I revised today and I’m waiting for others eyes to look over it before I print it out.

That leaves the final paper, which I’ve been trying to work on tonight. It’s supposed to be 15 pages. I know what I’m writing about. I’ve read all of my sources. I just made my outline. But I am still a little concerned over whether or not I can get 15 pages out of it. As soon as I finish with this post I am going to write the introduction and hopefully come up with a thesis. If I can get that done tonight, I will feel a lot better about the whole thing.

I’ve had Bones on tonight while working on my paper. It usually doesn’t distract me too much since I know it so well. However, tonight I probably shouldn’t have chosen “The Woman in Limbo.” It is distracting me. Love that episode!

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking lately, and I have some pictures and recipes to share with you soon. 


Weekend Productivity

September 19, 2010

I loooove the weekends. Not only because I don’t have to go to school or work, but also because so far I have been able to be very productive. This weekend, I wrote two essays, finished an exercise for class, and did some reading. The weekends are also my cooking/baking time!

I made pad thai today!

It was a lot easier to make than I expected. Yesterday, I made bean & rice burgers, curried millet, and pizza crust. I made enough of everything to last me at least through the first half of the week (the pizza crusts will last at least a couple of weeks though because I made three).

So I have this thing where if I’m reading for class, I can only listen to instrumental music (usually movie scores, but sometimes classical), but when I’m writing I can listen to music with words or, even better, watch movies/tv as long as it’s something I’ve already seen. So since the weekends have been my writing time, I’ve been having some very fun marathons. Today, I’ve indulged in Bones and Chuck dvds while I finished my essay.

Speaking of tv, happy premiere week! I’m so excited for all of my shows to return this week even though I will be in class during most of them. Thank goodness my computer doubles as a dvr. When I get back from class tomorrow night I will be watching Chuck and Castle. Thankfully, I have Tuesdays off from work, so I feel like I can indulge a bit and watch both Monday night.

In Which It’s An Exciting Day

April 1, 2010

Tonight Bones returns with its first new episode in nearly two months and I couldn’t be more excited. The wait has been too long.

Fringe also returns tonight after an almost two month hiatus.

Besides Bones, I am also highly anticipating this evening’s new episode of The Mentalist. It’s been ages since my two favorites were on the same night so I am glad to have this combo back again.

So those are some of the reasons why I love Thursdays, but today is even more special because it is eceldridge‘s birthday. Happy Birthday, roomie!

Scarecrow & Mrs. King

March 18, 2010

I have waited years, years, for this DVD set. I had pretty much resigned myself to the idea that there never would be a DVD release of the ’80s spy show Scarecrow and Mrs. King (SMK).

But as of last week, the complete first season is now available and my copy arrived two days ago from Amazon. This is the first DVD I’ve bought myself in ages, since I’m so poor I usually wait and ask for the ones I want at Christmas.

I was not going to wait nine months for this one though. I grew up watching this in syndication. I have some vague, early memories of watching it when I was really little, but I really became a fan when I was around 13. I even recorded every episode on VHS (tapes which I still have, by the way).

There have been numerous fan petitions over the years to get this show on DVD, but there never was a promising answer until last fall.

SMK has everything I like in a tv show: interesting characters who interact well with each other, a little comedy, a little drama, a little action, and a little romance. In fact, I realized SMK has a lot in common with my current favorite spy show, Chuck (except for the super computer, of course). Both shows feature a lead character who is “normal,” but gets pushed into the spy world. The more I think about it, I realize that the way Amanda is treated in season 1 of SMK is very similar to how Chuck is treated in season 1 of his show, right down to the whole “stay in the car” bit. Also, some of the humor is definitely along the same vein. SMK has the added fun of being set during the Cold War, so instead of fighting The Ring, the bad guys are the KGB.

Relationship-wise, however, I find the best comparison between the Lee and Amanda relationship to be that of Booth and Brennan on Bones, albeit with the male and female roles swapped. The reason why I think these two relationships compare well together is that in both of them, the pair becomes friends fairly quickly. In neither do I see years of angst and tension where the couple is constantly fighting like on other shows. There is a tiny bit of frustration within the first handful of episodes of each show, but after that they pretty much move on and become just really good friends. That friendship becomes the basis of the show and gradually progresses to something more.

I highly recommend you check out SMK if you like any of the things I’ve described. And definitely request that your local library buy it. The more copies sold, the greater the chance the rest of the series will be released!

Night of Favorites

January 21, 2010

Somehow I ended up with a ridiculous number of favorite tv shows on Thursday night. With tonight’s return of Burn Notice at 10/9c on USA, the night is now even more fun. Check out what USA has to say about the winter premiere of Burn Notice:

When a recently widowed woman hires Michael and Fiona to get her away from a group of violent con men, Michael turns to Madeline for help — but he may ask her to go too far. Meanwhile, a mysterious contact goes to extreme lengths to get Michael’s attention.Tyne Daly & Clayne Crawford guest-star in the Burn Notice winter premiere – “A Dark Road” – airing this Thursday at a new but familiar time: 10/9C.

Unfortunately, I have to work tonight, so I am not quite sure when I will watch Burn Notice, but hopefully sometime on Friday.

Other notable shows with new episodes tonight include Bones, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Fringe, and The Mentalist.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

December 10, 2009

I mean that literally! Our high today is 13 degrees. Thankfully I have the day off from both of my jobs, so I am staying in (unless I decide to brave the cold to go to the gym).

So the other night I had a movie night with my sisters. Movie nights were a regular occurrence back when I was still in school, but I realized last night I really hadn’t had one in quite a while.

We watched Elf, a movie that I own on dvd, but hadn’t watched in probably at least two years. Elf was the first thing in which I ever saw one of the Deschanel sisters. Speaking of the Deschanel sisters, Zooey is a special guest star on tonight’s Christmas episode of Bones. Check out the preview below. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

New Music

November 25, 2009

I love discovering new music. One of my main ways of finding new songs and artists is through the tv shows I watch. One of my new favorites is “My Ghost” by Glass Pear, which I heard on Bones a couple of weeks ago. Have you discovered any new music lately?