• my view,  TV

    Anderson… on a Bike?

    So if I was driving around Columbus Circle and Anderson Cooper zipped by me in one of those cute tees on a bike I’d surely spit my coffee and then crash my car into a cab or something.  As if I don’t have enough to worry about driving in New York. I now have to watch out for hot Andersons on bikes. What is going on?

    Will you be watching this show? I’m a little suspect since I like my Anderson in mysterious and in faraway places that I can’t pronounce or the CNN cave which is where I don’t know. Still I’ll give it a go. You know me.



  • domestications,  motherhood,  my view,  TV

    To The Extreme

    So the DH says I’m a little kooky but with two kids going off to college and the pressure mounting, I’m feeling the heat. So after watching the new TLC show Extreme Couponing I’m calling my new file system Stylishly Frugal.

    Besides I’m sure The Dh will rein me in right before I cross over into Crazy Town and start hoarding mustard. Now TP? Hey, he won’t be able to stop me there. That stuff goes fast! LOL.

    Ok that IS a lot of toilet paper even for my family!



  • my view,  TV

    That Unknown Show

    There was one tv oddity this summer for me and that was Persons Unknown. The NBC show that premiered this summer about a group of strangers that were kidnapped from their not so normal lives only to wake up in a hotel in a town in the middle of nowhere that they can’t escape from. It’s a lot like Lost where I’m totally lost, but in a good way. The plus side of Persons Unknown is that it’s a summer only show that will wrap up this Saturday. How I really don’t know? Like I said: I’m Lost.

    NBC did a pretty poor job with this promotion on this show if you ask me. Moving it all over the weekly chart only to let it be pre-emoted by pre-season football  and in the end and thrown on the web only. Kinda sad. They did better with promoting that oddball Minute to Win It, which for the life of me I don’t get the draw of but my DH loves. Oh well.

    If you’d like to wrap your head around something actually scripted and completely mindbending check out episodes of Persons Unknown on the nbc page.

    I can’t wait to see how it’s all wrapped up and what the heck is the fascination with Janet because I just don’t get it. Tune in Saturday for the finale. And if you want to catch up have a webathon. Enjoy.


  • 24,  my view,  TV

    24 – You Gotta have Friends

    I know I’m a day late with this but I needed a moment or 3 to recover from the series finale of 24. I will miss Jack B and the crew more than I can say. No one can whisper act like dear Kieffer. And Chloe, the looks alone were worth all my Monday nights. Thanks so much 24 and yes, I’ll even say thank you Fox for bringing Jack into my life.

    This ending (unlike LOST) left me completely satisfied and ended just as it should have.  With Jack having his behind saved by the only woman he could always count on, Chloe and her super brain. It was friendship as a love story. With fighting, and guns and blood stuff. *sniff*


    Little Jack with all his attitude and I salute you.



    P.S. I’m all for watching THE NEW C.T.U with Chloe in charge. Just sayin’ Fox.

  • my view,  photography,  TV

    The Fair came to Town and I’m still Lost

    So this was the weekend of the annual Firefighters fair and I went out and snapped some pics while it was closed. I think there is something so melancholy and beautiful about closed fair rides. Oh and clowns are scary. Why put them around small children? Of course the Dear Teen twins went without us on Saturday night. I hear that’s when all the cool kids went.  Moms were not welcome. Shrug.

    How was your weekend?


    P.S. Sidebar

    Can anybody explain the ending of LOST to me? ANYBODY? Yes, it ended and I’m still LOST. I need another dang explanation show next week. Jack died on that plane right? They all died? This was some, um,  I don’t know what for 6 years. Jack’s death dream? Confused, I am. Oh and no Walt. Thanks. Not.

  • my view,  TV

    The Spy Who I Loved

    So I’ve jumped on the Netflix bandwagon and let me tell you it’s a dangerous wagon for a girl like me to be on. You all know how I can get.
    My latest obsession is MI-5.

    I had been wanting to get into MI-5, the smart and sexy British spy series for the longest, but have probably the world’s worst cable and it doesn’t offer BBC America so I was missing out. But now with Netflix I can watch all I’ve missed right on my computer. Very bad and oh so good indeed.

    Do you have any across the pond obsessions? I know I have a few. Dish with me.

  • 24,  heroes,  jack,  jack pics,  TV,  yorkies

    Is a Year Too Long To Wait?

    Like some tortured romance heroine I’ve been waiting a year for this man to come back into my life.

    Sad isn’t it? But very true. I’ve been pining away for him to make my Sunday nights exciting again. No offence, DH, but he’s Jack.
    Jack Bauer.
    Ever since the very first episode of 24 I’ve been hooked on Jack. My husband and the twins swear that I named our dear little dog Jack after him.

    I tell them, no. I’ve always loved the name Jack. It’s was my grandfather’s nickname and I think the name, Jack Jackson sounds like an action hero. Very fitting for my wild dog. But if I’m honest, then sure, part of the appeal of the name came from Jack Bauer.
    He’s just like I like my heroes, tortured and completely alpha.

    Besides the man can save the world in 24 hours. Be still my heart. And he does it without asking a thing of me. Making all the decisions rather right or wrong, thankfully usually right. Totally take charge, never wavering and never asking me to do anything. Not, what’s for dinner, where’s the checkbook, what time is practice, any clean socks, can I go out Saturday, Can She go out Saturday, Should we switch insurance, Did we pay the insurance, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…

    Sure the whole take total charge thing could get old about a minute after 24 hours but sometimes a woman needs that escape. Loves it!

    24 is back baby. You’ll know where I’ll be on Sunday night.

  • fashion,  musings,  sketches,  TV,  writing

    Monday Musings

    I’m still floating just a bit over the surface of the ground almost a week after the election. I don’t care. I’m ever hopeful whether it’s fashionable or not.

    Anybody watch TRUE BLOOD last night? It got good and freaky. Sam suddenly turned into one of the more interesting characters on the show. Too bad it will be ending soon. Bummer.

    On the upside I got the cutest little black dress for a formal I have with the DH coming up for less than a song. I also picked up a black satin 3/4 sleeve 1 button jacket that I know I’ll get ton of wear out of for even less of a song than the dress. I love it when that happens.

    Here’s to a great week and to me making it to the gym.

  • Gossip Girl,  jack,  motherhood,  teens,  TV,  writing

    What’s All The Fuss About?

    What’s Jack up to? It’s getting a bit late, but he’s feeling happy and frisky and wanting to play right now, so he’s bouncing from person to person in the house to try to get someone to play with him and his darn toy. Joy. Fun.

    First off I want to say that fab Agent, Elaine answered some questions posted in the comments of this week’s Ask The Agent. So please check here and go to the comments section to see if your question was answered. Thanks Elaine!

    I was checking out Marianne Mancusi’s blog and she had an interesting topic about these Gossip Girl ads.

    First let me say I watch and like Gossip Girl and I’ve let my own DD read the books. Now to the ads… as a mother and as a writer I’m torn over them. Sure they’re provocative and will do the trick to get viewers to tune in to watch what I think is one hot show. But do the ads go to far? In my opinion they do. Ugh! I just gagged a bit over how old I sound.

    I’d really be fine with them if they were portraying characters that were over eighteen, but the fact that they are portraying characters that are still in high school doesn’t sit right with me. Today sex is more casual then ever which just makes me sad. When I hear about freshmen girls having sex with their senior “boyfriends” of course I know what the senior boys are using the poor girls for and what the next year’s round of boys will use the same girls for and so on and so on and so on…

    I know that sex always has and always will go on in high school but does it need to be even more highly promoted?

    I’ll admit when writing my YA’s to having some trouble with putting the mom aside. I was writing from the sixteen year old perspective, but I have to admit, although it pains me to do, I’m not sixteen anymore. Thank God.

    ads courtesy of Gawker

    Oh and did you hear that 90210 is coming back. I wonder how they will up the ante to compete with GG?

    I could go on and on with this, but I won’t. I’d rather hear what you think of the ads.