Category / Chick Lit and other escapist loves

March 20, 2014

Parent Trap

iPad the parent trap

Leo’s homework tonight is practicing his songs for the first grade concert. The music teacher had not yet posted the link to the tunes so he has been muddling through in a less than totally confident way. I wandered into the room when I heard his voice falter and stop. He was at the computer and had entered “Let’s get together” into the youtube search. Complete with capital and apostrophe. He was scrolling through picture after picture of Hayley Mills from the Parent Trap. For those of you Read more […]

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March 15, 2014

A long time ago…

We used to be friends. But I haven’t thought of you lately at all. Or rather I have thought of you almost every day for the last 8 months. Those opening lines are the Veronica Mars theme song. I have always been a bit of a tv junkie. During “sick” days as a kid I would mark up the TV guide (remember the TV guide?) with a full day of television, at times marking first through third choices. This was before TiVo, hell, this was before remote controls, and I would sit on my parents “big bed” Read more […]

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March 4, 2014

The Voice

Its a little like a horrible headache. When you have one it spreads throughout your consciousness, blocking out everything else. When it is gone you can’t summon the feeling or the pain. Each week for two nights I watch the Voice. I turn it on begrudgingly. I know what I will see. Blake will point at his head and make pithy comments in his twang, while rotating his wedding ring at hyper speed. Adam will push up and down his black sleeves, close his eyes to listen and tell Blake more than once Read more […]

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February 4, 2014

While you were in.

I have a huge task in front of me. But I am totally up for it. As an official backer of the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter I need to re-watch all three seasons before the movie debuts in March. I thought I could move along at a leisurely pace until I received this call to action: Project Update #67: Starting tonight: “live” online episode viewing + Q&A with our cast & team. Posted by Rob Thomas ♥ Like Gang, There’s a lot left to do this week, so I’ll get right Read more […]

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December 6, 2013

Frozen Caveman TV prescription.

  I had dinner with a friend last night. The rare, one on one, for no reason at all, bread breaking. Neither of us were at our most animated but we covered lots of ground. I expected to leave and write a post about motivation, the difference between translation and interpretation, and how running is absolutely not like flying. Instead I find myself coming back again and again to her throw away comment that she hadn’t watched any TV in 20 years. None. For the past few years she has begun Read more […]

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October 15, 2013

Playing with myself.

If you know me in real life you might want to skip this one. Sunday Oliver teased me about my low level of playfulness. So I thought about it and determined that of my playfulness is totally internal. It might be an only child thing. I may not be all minecraft and monopoly, but there is tons of fun in here, in (what used to be) private. For your disgust and enjoyment I present to you…The games I play. Constellation acne. Using my thing as either planet or sun (depends on the day) I Read more […]

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May 20, 2013

Good Gatsby

Our house is on the market. This means that in addition to sweating every crumb, and seeing each loose hinge as a problem to be solved rather than a graceful, soulful aging we are frequently exiled. The call came around noon, asking us to be out that evening, a Sunday, and so we split up for a rare family movie night. By family movie night I mean the boys see something about someone in a costume saving the universe, I see a movie about grown ups talking, and Steve pretends he would rather be going Read more […]

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September 16, 2011

I Know How She Does It!

The new Sara Jessica Parker movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It” comes out in theaters nationwide today. If you have not seen the trailer yet, here it is: Link: Though I have not seen the movie yet I am pretty sure I read the book on which it is based. I tear through those chick lit books at a pace as rapid as the trailer for this movie. We can all relate to the frenzied pace of SJP’s character and the tasks that she faces. How Read more […]

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