By now, most of you know that I had surgery last week and am recuperating at home for a few weeks. I had huge plans; fun, lazy, dreamy ideas about days consisting of naps, multiple film viewings and blog posts.
I can’t drive until later next week, so I should be taking more advantage of this ‘free’ time. I am failing miserably. Except for the nap part.
Here is what I wanted to do instead, in no particular order:
- Watch Casino Royale again, to get in the Bond/Daniel Craig mindset
- See Quantum of Solace
- Catch up on entire current season of both Desperate Housewives & Survivor online
- Share angry open letter here to ABC re: the firing of Brooke Smith
- Finish reading New Moon, the 2nd in the Twilight series
- Write/review, post, repeat…every single day
So what have I been doing, besides sleeping? Time-sucking activities like perusing new people to follow on Twitter, responding to status updates on Facebook and watching bonus features on DVDs.
Movie-wise…I tried to get through In Bruges but could not, endured 30 Days of Night even though Josh Hartnett is painfully miscast as a leading man once again, enjoyed the highly recommended/cheesy awesome Boondock Saints, gave M. Night’s Unbreakable another look and loved Iron Man even more upon a second viewing.
TV-wise…I attempted to watch The View but wanted to flick Hasselbeck in the head, finally had time to watch and appreciate Rachel Maddow, painfully giggled at Ellen on a daily basis, sat through my first ever episode of Dancing with the Stars with and on behalf of my parents, was pleasantly surprised by Heroes, rediscovered It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia online, and loved Life, Dexter, Brothers & Sisters, Bones, Eli Stone, and 30 Rock (except for Jennifer Aniston). The Office was a bit stale but I really liked Andy and Oscar’s banter. I am secretly disappointed that Lipstick Jungle was canceled, and am anxiously awaiting word on the future of Pushing Daisies. I also decided to stick with Grey’s Anatomy, but only because of my affection and respect for Sandra Oh and Sara Ramirez (who, I admit, made me tear up this week during that ER scene).
On second thought, I did do more than just nap. Sweet.
And on tap for next week:
- Dual interview w/the authors of Lost Ate My Life (Jon ‘DocArzt’ Lachonis & Amy ‘hijinx’ Johnston)
- Advance review of new television writers series on DVD
- Belated review of Clint Eastwood’s Changeling
- Kung Fu Panda & Son of Rambow from Netflix, followed by Wall E & Tropic Thunder
- TiVO 1997′s Lost Highway (recommended by DocArzt) on cable, as well as Across the Universe and The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
Apparently the key to inspiration is to nap too much, then stay up and write at this hour. We’ll see if that continues.
Thanks for reading an absolutely rambling mess of an entry. Good times, and good night!Read More