Why I Loath ABC Network

So my taste for TV has dwindled a lot lately.  I watch a select grouping of shows.  Most of them have completed their series runs and that has left voids in what I watch.  If I watch TV now I fill in Netflix, Food Network, HGTV and Law and Order re-runs.  This is sad because I used to love watching a list of shows.  Now I’m like Blah.

Downward Dog – CANCELLED

I loved Downward Dog.  It was cute, funny and lovable.  Who couldn’t like Martin and Nan?  They were a sweet team.  The storyline was evolving with each heartwarming episode.

Who could forget Martin’s observations on life.   Like when he’s banished to the Prison Yard.  Martin has an arch nemesis, Pepper the neighbors cat.  This is hysterical.  How about being the Garbage Dog?  The time he tore apart Nan’s house when left alone.  What dog owner couldn’t relate?  The fact that Martin has a voice is amazingly fun.

There are rumors that this Show is being shopped around to other networks.  I sure hope someone picks it up because I was so excited to watch Season 2.

I’m tired of violent TV Shows.  I’m tired of remakes of remakes.  I’m  tired of humorless “comedies”.  ABC Network, you have nothing to offer me.  I’ve given up on Once Upon A Time and I’m pretty sure that was the only other show I was watching on your crappy network.  You broke my heart when you dumped All My Children and One Life To Live…this just makes me loath you even more!

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I Need To Read More!

Yes…I need to read more.  All the TV Shows are back on with new episodes and I’ve been sucked back into watching.  Also, we recently purchased season 1 & 2 of Blossom.  So when I’m not watching other shows or On-Demand to catch up on Downton Abbey, Ghost Hunters or Chopped I’m watching Blossom (which I’m loving!).  My Reading has kind of come to a halt over the last three weeks.

I started out so well this year.  I read 7 books in just a couple of weeks.  Then I started two books that made me come to a screeching halt.  “I Killed Hemingway” and “Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief” and that is were it got dicey.  I just couldn’t get into either of these books.  The first one I thought would be funny and also I LOATH Hemingway (exception was the Moveable Feast) so the title just popped out at me.  It started out well but then…I don’t know what happened.  The second book…Percy Jackson was recommended in the feign of “If you liked Harry Potter you will like the Percy Jackson series”.  It’s not the same.  The style is completely different.  Where J.K. Rowling grabbed my interest immediately and just held me there I felt the tiniest distraction could take me away from Percy’s story, and it did.

I do not completely give up on books.  I will eventually finish these two (It took me 10 years to finish Contact by Carl Sagan but I did!) but I had to move on.  I went to one of my stand-by authors.  My big three are Tess Gerritsen, Michael Crichton and Kathy Reichs, I go to them when I need a jump-start.  The problem with this method is that there are only a fininte number of titles to read.  I have read almost all of Tess’s books.  I’m down to the last 4 from her early writing.

I started to read “Bloodstream” and like always I am hooked.  I don’t want to stop reading but sleep and work seem to get in the way, lol.  I love how she writes and the characters are engaging.  If you’ve never read Tess I recommend starting with a Rizzoli and Isles book.  I loved “Ice Cold” but you might want to start with “The Surgeon”.  They are very engaging.

Fingers crossed this jump-start will keep me going.  I love to read but with so many distractions lately it seems to go to the wayside and that annoys me most of all!

What are you reading?

Six Degress of Dr. Sheldon Cooper

I’ve loved The Big Bang Theory since I saw the first episode.  It was just one of those shows I could relate too.  I’ve found I’m a lot like all four of the boys on the show (minus their intelligence).

I associate many things with many other things (Totally stole that from Katherine Hepburn via Desk Set).  I used to say everything I ever learned I learned from a movie.  I now realize that is not so but for a long time it felt like it was true.  This is one of those times.

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Big Bang has made me try things I wouldn’t have tried before like hot dogs and spaghetti and light sabers.  It made me want to learn more about Physics which I found very interesting.  Sometimes it influences me to read certain books.  One I read was Flatland by Edwin Abbott.  The second book Bean found in a thrift store.  She immediately showed it too me and then went…”It’s not the finger…it’s the M-O-V-I-N-G Finger”…I laughed.  The was a line from Big Bang.  The book she found is Agatha Christie’s “The Moving Finger” and I can’t wait to read it.

I’ve always enjoyed finding books from other books as well.  Right now I’m reading “Miss Lonely Hearts & The Day of the Locust” by Nathaniel West because I came across it from Lillian Hellman’s “An Unfinished Woman”.  Sometimes life, books, TV and movies are weird like that, lol.