and to all a good night

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Been spending this week with the fam, after a very hectic concert fiasco this weekend.  [one group member got the flu, so we had to revamp the entire program and got my sis to guest on one song.]  It’s been a good week – and the whole fam pitched in to put my house in tiptop shape.  My dad replaced my garbage disposal – my mom fixed my vacuum cleaner – my sis helped me put up the tree last week…it took me a while to get into Christmas decorating, etc.

But now I’m sitting in my living room, with my sister quietly celebrating the end (!) of law school, and looking forward to a peaceful Christmas.  I’ve got a lot – a WHOLE LOT – to be thankful for, and I am.  Hope everyone else has a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday.  I’ll be back…later.

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heroes: baby steps

It took an entire first half of a season to get to this point.  ***Spoilers Coming***  The second half promises to be exceedingly better [with the bar so low, how hard could it be?] with ‘Chapter 4: Fugitives’.  Sylar mixed it all up tonight, going after the Bennett’s and Mama Petrelli – but mostly it was a psych-attack on Claire[Bear].

Nathan and Peter got this whole bro-on-bro thing going on.  I hate it, cuz I’m not into the Petrellis at all.

knoxMohinder has finally been cured of this skin rash.  But Knox is gone.  Freakin’ Tracy.  I hate her.  I loved Knox.  He was the cute boy with good skin this season.

I’m kinda pissed that they’re gonna bring back Micah, so he can be a fugitive.  The fact that Nathan wants to round up everybody with “abilities” [for some reason, it really grates on my nerves that they always call them ‘abilities’ instead of powers…like they wanted it to sound more accessible, but by overusing the word, they just made it sound dorky] is reminiscent of X-men.  I wonder if he’ll have any folks with abilities helping with the work. [‘One of Us, One of Them’ style].

And since Sylar can’t possibly be dead in a fire, I wonder if that shard of glass might be worked loose by falling debris or something.  He’s in a tight race with Hiro and Ando for my fave character on the show.

And about Hiro – he doesn’t have his powers anymore, but does he have a little glimmer of power?  Could Ando make it grow with his new ability?  [Seemed like it took Daphne a while to figure out she’d gone back in time.  Why was this such a surprise?  I thought about her being able to go back in time, prior to Ando’s ‘supercharge’ ability.  Weren’t we all aware of how Superman flew against the rotation of the Earth for a while so he could turn back time, that one time?  Where are Breckin Mayer and Seth Green (our comic book store heroes) when we need them?]

And finally, Peter took the shot.  Can he only fly, or does taking the shot after one has already lost ‘abilities’ restore the ones that have been lost?  Do those who were heroes already have a predisposition to the ability they already had?  Is there another shot out there for Hiro, just in case the supercharge from Ando doesn’t work?

and he Sings!

and he Sings!

Ok…that wasn’t final – this is final:  YAY!  Ando has an ‘ability’!!! [see how obnoxious that word gets with overusage?]  All those for the Ando/Sylar fan club line up behind me!

For all my talk this season, Heroes finally made good.  Pretty much.  The odds aren’t great – 2 out of 12?  But still, The second half looks good,a nd I’m willing to give them a shot.  It’s just kinda sux that it’s gonna take until February to see the next installment when the story was finally getting GOOD.   C’est la vie.

leverage

leverage1My new fave show premiered tonight.  Heroes has been letting me down of late, Ugly Betty hasn’t kept my attention, I really think that the strike last year derailed a lot of the shows.

Making room for a tv show of the Italian Job meets Ocean’s Eleven.  It’s called Leverage, it’s got a pretty good cast, and the premiere was seriously engaging.  Action, suspense, a little comedy…maybe it’ll last, maybe it won’t, but right now –

it’s my new fave.

(I’m not now, nor have I ever been really into Timothy Hutton, but I’ll give him a chance on this show.  We’ll see.)

somebody is screwing Grey’s

dead guy killing TV

dead guy killing TV

I don’t know if it’s Shonda Rhimes or somebody else, but somebody is screwing Grey’s Anatomy.  Izzy fell in love with this dude – heart patient – and it was really unprofessional.  She stole a heart destined for someone else and nothing worked – he died.  He was totally dead.  Sink her into a funk for at least half a year dead.

So why the ____ is he back?  Izzy even made the comment that though she heard his heartbeat, that was impossible, because they’d removed his heart during the autopsy.

Folks, none of this makes any sense.  We’re watching a doctor show – full of science-y stuff.  Why is there a dude who is dead, NOT dead?

Stupid.

Update: Now I know what’s going on.  I’m not totally pleased, but I do feel better about this asinine storyline.  Wanna find out what’s up?  Here’s the spoiler.

a fun 90s playlist

cuz I’ve recently acquired a few throwbacks causing me to make a 90s pop music playlist.  I have a ton of 90s R&B but I don’t really consider it 90s music. [I wonder why?  Maybe cuz I still listen to a lot of it?  It’s more music to reminisce on, I guess.  I don’t know.]  Anyway, some of these song have huge memories tied to them, some were just great songs.  Some were just ok songs that worked their way into my consciousness due to the ubiquity of the airtime.  And some songs are missing.

29 songs from the 90s

bands and such that make me reminisce and feel old

bands and such that make me reminisce and feel old

I’ll leave you with a song that’s not on the list, but one of my faves, nonetheless.