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What crap am I watching now?

July 23, 2013

Well it’s not actually crap this time – definitely way more legit than British reality programmes.

I just got done with Season 1 of Orange is the New Black available only on Netflix.

orange

I first heard of this show listening to The Moth podcast where Piper Kerman was telling a charming story about her 15 month-ish stay in prison.  At the end there was the usual plug, “Piper Kerman is the author of Orange is the New Black.”  So when I logged into Netflix and saw a series was made out of it my first thought was,” How many seasons can they get out of this?” Otherwise known in my mind as the Lost Syndrome.

I was happy to see actors that I loved – Laura Prepon from That 70’s show, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Biggs, Taryn Manning. Oh and of course there’s creator credit belonging to Jenji Kohan of Weeds fame. 

The story is of Piper Chapman who is being sent to prison because she carried a suitcase full of drug money for an now ex-girlfriend. In the ensuing years she has met a nice boy and gotten engaged. The WASP goes to jail – misadventures ensue.  Most of the season I loved – the adventures of Piper are interwoven with the back stories of her fellow prisoners making for great characters that are not always what they seem.  As it got toward the end of the season Piper becomes a bit unsympathetic and, though I tend to love the anti-hero type shows, I was left wondering if I was even rooting for her anymore.  There was the obligatory cliff hanger so I guess I’ll be back because I’m a sucker for that set-up but I can’t help but wonder where the evolution of Piper is going from here.

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What horrible reality show am I watching now?

July 2, 2013

A while ago I got rid of satellite and have hooked into the hulu, netflix, amazon prime trifecta. I’ve worked my way through what ever talked about and/or acclaimed show I could think of and now I’m just surfing around looking for something undiscovered that I can enlighten people on (I’m part aging hipster).

Enter The Only Way is Essex.

Don’t get me wrong I have a soft spot for horrible reality programs (Jersey Shore, Laguna Beach, The Hills) and this one is no different.  For my American friends think the fake tans and boobs of Jersey Shore meets the style/ fakeness of The Hills.

I’m currently at the beginning of Series 4 – it’s only been on since 2010 and I think they are on Series 9 overseas. I really liked the first 2 and now some of the originals have left.  I find that there are new people that I am not invested in (and I use that term lightly in the first place).  Also I think that it is a shock to my american sensibility that there are much less public drunkenness and catfights and more emphasis on the human dynamics and gossip –  I mean how dare they?

I also have come to realize that a British accent will romanticize just about anything.  If you really listen to what’s being said sometime it’s quite idiotic – i.e. doggy yoga or Joey Essex manufacturing his own adjective for awesomeness-“reem” (think “fetch” from  Mean Girls) but nevertheless you find it pretty damn charming.

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I guess British people think of it much like I now think of “Cab’s are here!” – as in I love it!

Back Camera

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Hello

June 30, 2013

It was brought to my attention yesterday that I still have a blog….

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This is fucking depressing

August 16, 2010

I missed my daughter’s 5th birthday yesterday. Overall I’m OK because I just put my mind on auto-pilot and try to coast through the days. Every once in a while though you allow your brain to process emotions and it’s fucking depressing. Despite being on auto-pilot and trying to press on it’s only been slightly over a month…ugh!

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Second Hand Movies

July 2, 2010


Cassie Asleep On The Couch

Originally uploaded by andrewsayer

I have noticed a disturbing trend in myself lately.
My husband and I frequently sit down to enjoy some rented movies. Almost always I fall asleep halfway through – what can I say the couch is comfy or we pick shitty movies. Then the next morning I have to have my husband to just tell me what happened because I’m too lazy to watch it again. Plus I want to send it back to get more movies…which I will ultimately fall sleep to.

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saving face…book

July 2, 2010

Here is my weekly public service announcement – not that I’ve ever done one but whatev. I leave for the desert soon so F  — it!

Guidelines for not looking like a douche on facebook:

1. don’t “like” your own comments…I’m not sure what that accomplishes. Of course you like it, you posted it…it’s empiracally implied.

2. Even worse don’t “like” your stuff and then comment when no one else has commented

3. Don’t hate on the fact that I post stuff from games – you might not care but somebody does or I wouldn’t post it.

4. Famous people are not your “friends” stop frontin’

5. Don’t feel need to comment on everything – if you have nothing significant or funny to say just keep scrolling.

6. Just because you saw me in public once doesn’t mean I want to add you.

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The Bi-polar Twins

June 25, 2010



Fight club

Originally uploaded by NOVIC

I have two little girls – 2 1/2 years apart. Spending a day with them is pretty close to living in a mental ward. One minute things are serene and peaceful as the girls play with dolls. Two seconds later everyone is in tears and failing limbs at one another. It’s like living with two drunk sorority sisters – ” i love you man, you’re my SISTER….OMG I HATE YOU, die!” Ironically both scenarios have the same speech and driving capabilities.

Now I realize that this is the plight of every parent with more than one child – at least that’s what I keep telling myself to remain sane. However I am an only child and so is my husband. I found my self venting this to him one day and we just looked at each other and realize that this won’t end anytime soon, because of course then there’s puberty. God help us all…