Archive for February, 2007

Studio 60…gone?!

Tonight, February 26, 2007, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip did not air at its regular time. Instead, the premiere of The Black Donnellys replaced it. I assumed it was just a one-time thing, and then The Black Donnellys would find a different slot. However tonight, Miles found an article on NBC.com suggesting that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip may be done for.

This is more outrageous than Al Gore making a movie. Studio 60 was probably the best show I have ever seen. It created long-overdue perfect characters for actors like Matthew Perry or D.L. Hughley. I have never seen these two act like they have for the past few months on this show. Never have I seen such a balanced mix of comedy and drama, (at least since the early years of West Wing). Funny, because Aaron Sorkin is behind them both.

Flop? I don’t think so. This is what I had to look forward to every night. I know some of you might disagree, but I’m a picky laugher. If this show does not return, all I have in my life to entertain me is Miles…..just kidding, baby! But seriously, to the NBC execs who read this blog, don’t let this show go. And stop treating Heroes as your golden boy. Your eyes have been blinded.

You know what?

Here’s a list of things I’m sick of.

  • Not being able to sleep when I want to
  • Not designing every day
  • People who don’t think before they speak or act
  • Ungratefulness
  • Letting myself get angry (whether or not I have reason to be)
  • Physics
  • Being cold (temperature)
  • Dishes being left in the kitchen, unwashed
  • Information Architecture
  • Disrespect
  • Working out (though I know I need to anyway)
  • People moving away
  • My shoes not lasting as long as I want them to
  • Commercials that play twice in a row
  • Doing laundry weekly
  • Not feeling creative
  • Working in groups
  • Assumptions
  • The number “23” (just checking to see if you’re still reading)
  • Not receiving mail
  • Horror movies
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Dry skin
  • Britney Spears
  • An empty Inbox
  • Reading
  • White walls
  • Thinking of things for this list.

That’s not all. But I’m feeling irritated. Tough.

Number 100

This is my 100th post, after about 14 months of blogging. Congratulations to me.

Instead of making this post absolutely awesome, to celebrate the occasion, I’ve decided to post about probably the only commercial that doesn’t get old.

It’s a Campbell’s Microwavable Soup commercial and there’s this guy sitting in on a work meeting. He’s drinking the rest of his tomato soup out of the bowl and is making lots of slurpy sounds when the project leader says “[insert name], do you have something you’d like to share with us?” And he puts the bowl down and exhales real deep and he’s got a ring of tomato soup around his face. He kind of looks around and sheepishly shakes his head no.

OK, this commercial always makes me smile and I know I just didn’t do it justice. But I couldn’t find the video, so sue me!

Drop Out

It’s true. I’m a drop out. Here’s the deal:

I was taking Physics this semester. I took it in High School and although our teacher didn’t challenge us much, I enjoyed and understood it. Flash forward to this semester. Every week we have 13-15 challenging Physics problems…and even though I pay attention in class and seem to understand everything, I can only get about 2 on my own. After that I need Miles’s help. And he has a Mathematics degree and took college Physics. Tony also helped, when he was here a couple weeks ago.

I also spent 5 hours working on a lab report and got 6/10 on it. RIDICULOUS! I spent about 2 hours on the next one and got 7/10. Needless to say, those scores aren’t the kinds of scores I get on assignments. They just aren’t. And I started spending all of my free time thinking about how to do the homework assignments for Physics and became very stressed out. To the point of crying multiple times. (Although, it doesn’t take much for me to cry. But I won’t tell you that because it will seem like Physics didn’t stress me out as much as it did.) The worst is, I was one of the “better” students in the class who understood the stuff (but apparently not really) and so people came to me for help. Causing more stress.

I applied Microeconomics, believe it or not, into my decision on whether or not to drop Physics. I figured the Opportunity Cost. I didn’t need Physics to graduate and it wouldn’t give me an advantage in my major…I just needed a second science course. And I thought, I could work super hard and maybe get an A in the class…or take Biology II and work not as much and still get an A. If I stayed in the class: A lot of extra stress, little to no time for other things (wedding planning?), possibly lower my GPA.  The opportunity cost: $/credit (no refund), $/credit (second science class this summer), damaged pride, much less stress, more “free time”, less crabby, same GPA or possibly higher with replacement class.

After figuring the opportunity cost, the decision was pretty simple. Don’t look down on me. Consider me a genius.

Scooby-rooby-roo

First of all, you need to know that I love cartoons. I really do. But typically not the old kind of cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Pop-Eye, etc). I really love the new stuff (Fairly Odd Parents, SpongeBob, etc). I can’t help it, I’ve tried growing up, but I just simply like cartoons. Scooby Doo is kind of an in-between one. It isn’t uber-old, but it isn’t like the new ones. It just…is. Anyway, I would watch it on occasion and enjoyed it.

Scooby SnacksRecently, my boss gave me a handful of Scooby Doo snacks, a cinnamon-flavored cookie similar to a Teddy Graham. Only 10 times more magnificent! I bought myself a box the other day, and I put a few cookies in a plastic bag when I come to work. It makes me more efficient. And more full.

What I’m trying to say is: They taste good, and I don’t feel like a dork for watching cartoons.