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That was hard. I left off a few because it’s Thursday 13, not Thursday 17. Notice, I titled it ‘Best TV Shows of MY time’. There were many classics, ground-breakers, etc, I could have added, but these are the ones that I found most entertaining and meaningful.
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Today in ‘Things That Irk Me’ I’ll focus on Paris Hilton. Why, dear God, does this woman keep showing up on news sites, entertainment blogs, etc…
Why does her name frequently come up on my ‘Top Three News Stories’ or ‘Most Viewed News Stories’ on my Yahoo news? Isn’t the war in the Iraq/Afghanistan, ethnic cleansing in
Tina Fey (30 Rock, and former head writer on SNL), who has won my undying respect, should get some headlines for outing the celebutante as the dumb-ass she is:
"She's a piece of sh-t. The people at SNL were like maybe she'll be fun, maybe she won't take herself so seriously. She takes herself so seriously! She's unbelievably dumb and so proud of how dumb she is. She looks like a tranny up close."
Yeah Tina, for telling the truth!! Maybe some of those poor 13 year old Paris-wannabees will listen to the screenplay writer of the hilarious ‘Mean Girls’ movie. We can hope, anyway!
Tina also had this to say about
"She wanted to make fun of all the girls she hates. She was like 'I want to play Jessica Simpson, I hate her.' She would come in the room and say, 'You should do a show about Jessica Simpson because she's fat.'"Times like this I'm extremely grateful that I don't have a girl child because if this is the type of roll models they're being offered... *insert shiver* we are f*&ked. Betty Freidan is, I'm sure, turning in her luke-warm grave.
This poses another question: What makes a classic, 'a classic'? Does it stand the test of time, appeal to broad audiences, brag perfect structure? Will The DaVinci Code, despite it's faults, be considered a classic one day based on sales and mass appeal alone, or will the copycats have diluted it's power?Funny how TL, Amy and I, all who write/wrote romances, haven't really identified any of the 'romance classics' (in the vein of Wuthering Heights, or anything by Daniel Steele or Queen Nora) among our favorites, or our favorite authors. Curious, this.
SIX - List 6 all-time favorite books:
ONE – share 1 of your favorite quotes on reading/writing:
Four jobs I've had:
1. Bowling alley counter clerk
2. Front Office Manager, Elbow Beach Hotel,
3. Development Officer for the
4. Mother/Writer (current)
Four places I've lived:
Four favorite foods:
2. Fresh tuna steaks on the Barbie
3. Cadbury’s Dairymilk Chocolate
4. Wahoo, but only at the Blackhorse Tavern in
Four movies I could watch over and over:
1. The Red Violin
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Legends of the Fall
4. An Affair to Remember (I cry every time)
Four TV shows I enjoy:
Four places I've traveled:
4. Caribbean & Mexico – too many islands to name individually
Four places I'd like to visit:
Four websites I go to daily:
1. TMZ or DListed (because I need celebrity gossip)
3. For Better or For Worse - Comic Strip
4. Yahoo News
|Your Dominant Thinking Style: Experimenting|
You're all about looking at the facts, and you could always use more of them.
You see life as your lab - and you're always trying out new things, people, and ideas.
The master of mix and match, you're always coming up with unique combinations.
You are good at getting a group to reach consensus.
I was tagged by TL - so here are my thoughts on blogging:
1 Do you like the look and the contents of your blog?
Nope, absolutely not, but I’m a victim of computer-dumbness and therefore a slave to Blogger templates.
2 Does your family know about your blog?
Yes, but none of them read it, except my hubby (sometimes)! My mother is in her 80’s and still hasn’t figured out the microwave so a computer isn’t a feature in her house, my in-laws are too busy for nonsense like this, and my sister barely knows how to work email.
3 Can you tell your friends about your blog? Do you consider it a private thing?
I tell some of my friends. Some read it, some don’t. Some just aren’t in to the whole blog thing!
4 Do you just read the blogs of those who comment on your blog? or you try to discover new blogs? Yes – I absolutely check out the blogs of commenters and I like to follow links on the blogs I read so I get all over the place!
5 Did your blog positively affect your mind? Give an example.
Yes, yes, yes!!! At the very least, it gets me writing, which is a good thing -- because I don’t always have the time and/or focus to work on my wip (like now – just sitting down for a few moments before Sweetness wakes from his nap). It’s also cathartic in some ways to just ramble about all things good, bad, beautiful and ugly.
6 What does the number of visitors to your blog mean? Do you use a traffic counter?
I don’t use a traffic counter and only have the ‘view profile’ feature to see how many folks have checked me out. Do I care? Not really… see answer #5.
7 Do you imagine how other bloggers look like?
Yes! But most bloggers are generous with pics on their profiles. Unlike me…
8 Do you think blogging has any real benefit?
Refer to answer #5. And… for others with solitary professions, like writers, it’s a great way to stay sane, share ideas and trade secrets, support each other and make friends *waving at TL!*
9 Do you think that the blogosphere is a stand alone community separated from the real world?
I hope so! The wonderful thing about the blogosphere is you get to choose what sites you want to read, choose whom to connect to, and socialize with those with similar ideas/interests – unlike other social situations like a work atmosphere, or family.
10 Do some political blogs scare you? Do you avoid them?
I don’t avoid them, but I don’t seek them out. I get my political and world news both from internet news sites and print media. That said, if I ever stumble upon a political site that is aligned with my ideals (and sense of sarcasm), I’ll visit often.
11 Do you think that criticizing your blog is useful?
Criticize my blog? I’m too busy criticizing my writing, my husband and my thighs!
12 Have you ever thought about what would happen to your blog in case you died?
Hmmm,… I’d better amend my will. I’d hate to cause a rift in my family.
13 Which blogger had the greatest impression on you?
I was intimidated by the blogosphere because I’d been reading only ‘topical’ blogs and couldn’t decide what subject mine should be about. There are lots of great book and movie review sites, writing tip sites, blah, blah, blah… Until I found TL’s
14 Which blogger do you think is the most similar to you?
Aha! This is a trick question…. My site is as unique as I am. (okay… and I copy TL and Amy a lot)
15 Name a song you want to listen to?
At this moment, “Happy Birthday”