Tuesday, August 28, 2007

teevee love

whoMever said that summer t.v is no good, CLEARLY is not watching t.v. here are the shows that i am currently loving.

Psych: (USA) This is actually one of the better shows I've ever seen. I've usually been wary of USA's original programming, as I am the only person in the world that doesn't like Monk (LOVE Tony Shalhoub, though). This show is PHENOMENAL! And although Roday is awesome as Shawn, the show stopper is Dule Hill (no this is not Bud from the Cosby Show). His facial expressions alone make the show worth watching. Gus is, without a doubt, one of the best characters on television. I also like Corben Bernsen a lot, and the rest of the cast is great. I wish Shawn and O'hara would hook up. I got my roommate so hooked on it after two episodes of Season 2, that he ran out and immediately bought season 1. It took us about a week to watch all of them. I mean, watching two guys play paper-rock-scissors to determine who is going to console a crying man is AWESOME. Some might even say that it is pineapple. PINEAPPLE!

Burn Notice: (USA) Score two for USA network. I love CIA stuff and I LOVE Bruce Campbell (pictured), although he's not the main character. Remember in Hitch, the guy that Will Smith slammed down on the table? Well that guy is the main character. And don't worry ladies, he's not a d-bag in this show. It's really cool, and you learn lotsa cool spy stuff. And it's got Gabrielle Anwar, who, if you didn't know, was in the original BBC version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. She was Ramandu's daughter, who ended up marrying Caspian. ANYWAY, Burn Notice. Awesome.

How I Met Your Mother: (ABC) Compared to Friends, The Office, Arrested Development, and the like, this show isn't AS good. But it IS great. It's an original concept, however they are marketing it wrong. They say it's a love story in reverse, but it's not. It's a love story where you know the ending. Kind of. I had heard it was hilarious, and when Borders put the 1st season on sale for $20, I snatched it up. If nothing else, you should watch this show for Neil Patrick Harris. "Barney" is one of the funniest characters ever, and Doogie makes it even better. He's the typical bachelor surrounded by couples, only he ACTUALLY says all the things us bachelors wish we could say outloud but don't have to stones to. Just watch it.

My Boys: (TBS) This is another one that isn't top tier. But it is totally awesome (come on, would I lead you astray?), and Jim Gaffigan always rules. The lead character, PJ (how could I not like that?), is cool, and she's a sports writer who covers the Cubs, which is also cool. The girl playing PJ needs to polish her acting skills a little and she'll be set, and all the other characters are riotously funny, except PJ's chick friend, the only other girl on the show. She kinda scares me. I LOVE that it's in Chicago (i'm going there for the first time in October for my roommate's wedding), I love that there are a lot of baseball references (it won't be over your head, girls...and guys who watch E! and not ESPN), and I love that in the show last night, they called one of the guys a d-bag about three dozen times (i'm not gonna spell it out. if you don't know, i'm not gonna tell you).

Aside from The Office and Scrubs, I'm also excited about a new show coming out this fall called the Big Bang, which is basically about a bunch of geeks and a hot girl (what non-jock guy can't relate to that?) and it has one of the guys from Studio 60, about which i'm bumming HARD because of it's cancellation.

But I probably won't be watching much TV this fall, since yesterday I applied to go back to school after five years of the real world, and hopefully by January of 09, I'm going to be a full-time radiography student(I'll be taking prerequisite classes until next June, then the program starts winter quarter of 'o9).

OKAY! Let's get out there and watch some TV!!

Oh by they way, if you didn't know, Psych is about a guy who is PRETENDING to be a psychic so he can solve cases, but really he's just a good detective. How is that not awesome?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

if you go to your family reunion to meet women...

you know you're a redneck.

a-haha. i love that joke. and no, i didn't go to my family reunion to meet women. would you like to know how hot it has been here the last two weeks? it was so hot that my mother skipped the reunion for the first time in, like, 25 years, because it was too hot. friday afternoon, when i was leaving augusta to head up to athens, i saw three different thermometers that said 117 degrees. it's GEORGIA.

ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN DEGREES!!!! (i hit the keys really hard when i was typing that).

i work in a shop. that shop doesn't get a breeze. that shop has no air conditioning. and on top of that, i work with idiots, so you KNOW that's making it even hotter. plus i'm overweight, and my heart beats too fast, so this is making for a miserable coupla weeks. but it has all led me to decide this:

i'm moving to seattle in a couple of years. yes i am. YESIAMYESIAMYESIAMokgoodbyecallmewhenyougetthis. (ah friends)

so, how hot is it where you are? (and if you say it's cold, and if you say it snidely, i will kill you)

Monday, August 6, 2007

hey i didn't get an overdraft this week! yay!

LAST weekend i helped my friends Rodger and Angela move to Chapel Hill. i would have been really sad the whole weekend, except for this:

Scene: Rodger and Pat are driving in a massive U-Haul. Rodger is driving, and they are stopping for lunch. Rodger looks down and reads a sticker on the dash.

Rodger: hmmm...
Sticker: To put vehicle in park, depress brake pedal.
Brake Pedal: Aww man...

And Rodger put the truck in park. You honestly can't make this stuff up.

Also, whilST in Chapel Hill, we returned to Top of the Hill bar and had drinks. Downtown Chapel Hill rocks, as I have said before, and I will be visiting frequently, I think.
Lately, I have been trying to make a tough decision. Should I keep working and take night classes, running the risk of not finishing my prerequisites in time? Or, quit work (YES) and go to school full time on loans? Yes, that sounds good. Thanks for listening.

late edit before posting: i wrote the first part of this on sunday night, and it is now monday night, and i have new news. so, today, they reposted my job, new and improved and beefed up, and the pay is MUCH better (right around what i was going to demand). so now, i think i'm going to work this year whilST taking my initial classes and save up all that cheddar for when i'm in the program and not able to work.