Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Gym vs. Roseanne

Lying on the couch today I was thrilled to fall into a Roseanne marathon on Oxygen (the other Lifetime).  I missed a lot of Roseanne when it was on originally, seeing the first few seasons but then losing track of it as the family grew and eventually won the lottery (did you see that final season... what?)  But revisiting the show is like running into an old friend and catching up in a dirty little diner.

Roseanne reminds me a lot of home.  When the show first aired we had the same couch.  The following weekend my mom sold it at a yard sale, "We are not that white trash."

But today, when I was going to get up at 6:15pm and go to the gym but slept in until 9am instead, I now struggle with "hanging out with Roseanne and the Connors" or going to the gym.  It is like knowing that you have to leave the party early because you have "responsibilities".  Lame.

Eventually the gym will win.  Could their be a better motivation to better oneself than Roseanne?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowpocalypse 2010!

So, the "impending blizzard" finally hit today.  Not so much a blizzard as it was a really awesome snow.  Ground is thoroughly covered but when I think blizzard I think carving your way out the front door with a spatula.  This was just enough snow to be fun to look at and not too dangerous to trudge through.  See example below in the video.  Now, as beautiful as it is and as much as I love snow... I would like for summer to hit now.  Right now.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Today isn't any other day you know...

In honor of her birthday yesterday I had to do a post on my favorite lady of the stage and screen.  If you follow this blog (as I should ALSO do and do a better job of writing) you'll note how much I enjoy Carol Channing.  You could put Carol Channing into just about anything and I'd be happy.  Same goes for Harvey Fierstein.  In fact, if you could make the 1985 Irwin Allen mini-series into a stage musical you had BETTER cast Miss Harvey in the role of the White Queen... well, I'm almost certain that my little world would implode but I'd also be ever so delighted. If we're close friends we've probably watched Alice in Wonderland on DVD (many times over) but for those who have not enjoyed the pleasure please take a moment to peruse Ms. Channing's une présence sur scène!

She can even rock children's television. Check out this homage she offered on a 1984 episode of Sesame Street.