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That Pesky Pneumonia

I started typing a post about the blizzard, also known as the sickest I've been in my adult life, and it ended up being 3 pages long. So, I'm going to spare you that and the summary is below.

When people ask what my first blizzard was like, I'll tell them I don't really know because I spent five days coughing and cycling a fever (that only got higher with each day), and didn't leave my apartment. The kicker? All doctors and urgent cares were closed. Which is how, the Monday after 18 inches fell (Saturday), I called myself an Uber and went to the fancy hospital in DC (mainly because it's not public transit accessible and I thought it would be the least crowded ER).

Three hours, one chest x-ray, lots of bloodwork, and an IV later (sidenote: have you ever tried to go to the bathroom while hooked up to an IV? Let me just say that keeping track of your IV pole and not ripping the IV out of your arm means you can really only use one arm, and its hard to pull your pan…

Things I Love Thursday: Younger

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Continuing the trend of things I love, I request that everyone stop what they're doing and DVR Younger on TV Land (we'll get to that in a second).



The premise: 40-year-old Liza (Sutton Foster) is going through a divorce, where her husband has squandered all their money and they're forced to sell their suburban New York City house. She has a college-age daughter who is away at school, so she takes this chance to move in to her artist friend Maggie's (played by Debi Mazar, who I love) Brooklyn loft and find a job. She used to work in publishing, but finds that she is slightly out of touch age-wise from the jobs she's qualified for. So, she gets some highlights, wears thrift store clothes, and passes herself off as 26. And it works. 
I know what you're thinking, this show is so one-note, she'll get "caught" and that's all it is. But it's so much more than that. It's a show about finding out who you really are, not what society has forced …

Prayers Answered

Ok, that title is a little disrespectful, perhaps it should be "a wish granted". Because, I'm talking about The Good Wife ending after this season, which was announced in a commercial during the Super Bowl last night.

So, if you don't watch The Good Wife you may not know this, but in the first season, the episode titles were one word. In the second season, they were two. Third season? Three words long! You know where this is going, right? We're in season 7 so they're seven words long? NOPE. After the fourth season, the pattern reversed, and season 5's episodes were three words long, season 6's were two words, and season 7--one word. The creators are on the record as having said their dream was seven seasons, and they didn't want to do any more. So, the writing has been on the wall since, well, at least season 5 (which has the heartbreaking episode, "Dramatics, Your Honor", which is how I know Season 5 is when Everything Changed).

But, th…