Sunday, January 17, 2010

Insert Sigh of Relief Here

Thank God I'm off the next two days. I know I'm a white girl, and therefore don't really have to deal with racial tension, but the last line in this SNL skit definitely describes me right now.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


NBC proves once again that the people in charge are usually idiots. Let me break it down for you, NBC execs: Jay Leno has been, at best, marginally funny throughout his career. Conan O'Brien, on the other hand, has maintained a quirky, intelligent humor and has an extremely loyal fanbase that is largely made up of your target audience. Now, logically, who should you avoid pissing off? If you were smart, you'd be kissing Conan's ass right now. Instead, you're punishing Conan because Jay Leno sucks. Not exactly fair, is it?

That being said . . . TEAM CONAN ALL THE WAY!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Okay, "How I Met Your Mother" . . . We're Fighting Now

Seriously . . . I can't take much more of this, "And that's how I almost met your mother" crap. Either don't mention it until Ted actually meets her, or frickin' introduce the mother already!

And why is Robin still on the show? She brings nothing to the table, she's not nearly as funny/endearing as the rest of the cast, and I hate to break this to her (or Cobie Smulders?), but she's not that hot.

We need more Barney and less everybody else. In fact, they should just rename it "Barney is . . . wait for it . . . Awesome" and on the final episode, just say, "Oh, and this is how Ted met your mom."

How about it, Carter Bays?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

B&N . . . Why Must You Torment Me With Your Awesomeness?!?

I have to admit, when I first saw the Kindle, I scoffed. "What is this world coming to?" I wondered. "Reading a book on a machine will NEVER be as good as reading an actual book!"

But alas, I must now eat my words. While watching "Attack of the Show" today, they featured Barnes & Noble's answer to the Kindle . . . The Nook. It's basically the same concept, except the eBooks are cheaper and when you sync the Nook up with Barnes & Noble's WiFi, you get free cafe coupons. (Not to mention that you can have the majority of your library in one location.)

Don't get me wrong, I love books. I love reading, and truthfully, reading on a machine would take some getting used to. I would miss the sound of turning pages and even the way the words simply look on the page. Books are very dear to my heart and a machine could never completely replace them.

That being said . . . I am extremely hard on books. I dogear the pages, most of the covers get torn after numerous trips in my purse, and many of my books have food (or Dr. Pepper) spills in them. It would be nice to have access to a portable book without having to worry about it falling apart.

Finally, it's almost my duty, both as a reader and a geek, to boldly invest in reading tech. The Nook . . . Coming to a birthday near me!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Where the Hell is My Flying Car?"

Whoo! It's been a long time since I posted last! I hope everyone had a very geeky Christmas and a nerdy New Year.

I saw the quote in my title on a tweet by Simon Pegg, and I have to agree. All the 1950s sci-fi movies promised awesome stuff in the 2000s . . . and nothing has come of it!

Even so, the new year has got off to a pretty awesome start. As always, the previous year ended with Sci-Fi's "Twilight Zone" marathon. A sign that I am a true geek - the marathon is the most exciting part of my New Year's Eve celebration. (In fact, I'm usually annoyed that Kris insists on turning the channel to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, even for a few minutes.)

The best part so far? A much-needed three day weekend! I intend to make the most of it. Today, we saw Sherlock Holmes with my dad, got ice cream at Coldstone Creamery, visited the kitties at the pet store, got a new MST3K box set, and had my favorite stir-fry for dinner! Not bad for the first weekend of the year.

Tomorrow will be spent putting away Christmas decorations, doing laundry, and watching mass quantities of television and movies.