Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Snap Yo! Fall TV Season is Here!

I cannot express how excited I am for the fall tv season to be here. Gone are the dreary summer days of watching or ignoring shows like Big Brother. Frankly, I really don’t know what else was on tv this summer. That being said, I did use this summer to catch up on some great shows like 24 and Friday Night Lights and re-watch a certain other show which just happens to be the best show on tv but I’ll leave it at that.

Let me start by telling you guys which NEW shows I am looking forward to. I don’t know if you guys have heard about Chuck yet but I was really excited to watch this show. I have heard great things about this show over the summer from different tv bloggers that got to watch the pilot many months ago. Matt and I watched it last night and we really enjoyed it. The show was pretty fab and full of witty moments and action sequences. I really liked the character of Chuck as he reminded me of a mixture of Seth Cohen and Jim Halpert, two of my most favorite characters on tv, which is probably what made him so adorbs to me. Some have compared it as Alias meets The Office. I don’t know about all that but I do know that it was funny and I will definitely be tuning in next week.

Other NEW shows I am anticipating are: Private Practice, Bionic Woman and the one I want to watch the most is Pushing Daisies. I haven’t seen any of these pilots yet, so I really can’t wait!

I know, I know you all must think I’m patheticville for getting so excited over something like tv but I am REALLY excited for my returning shows. We watched Heroes last night and it was great. Not many questions were answered but the premiere sure was a million times better than the finale. Oh, have I mentioned that I hated the finale? No? Okay, well I did. I decided to give this show another shot based on the otherwise great freshman season. So here’s hoping we get a great payoff at the end of the season. (I wish I was a hero. You know who’s a real hero? Hiro from Heroes. He’s a real hero.)

Now my most squee-worthy show that is coming back on: The Office. I could say so so much about this show and ramble on and on about how great it is but I won’t. You guys hear me say it all the time. I will say that I have watched about six minutes of the premiere that came out yesterday and based on that, the premiere is going to be HILARIOUS and FANTABULOUS! Did I have any doubts? Not really. Greg Daniels wrote the premiere and well, that’s Greg Daniels. Yup, the same Greg Daniels that just a week ago won an Emmy for best writing in a comedy for The Office (although all of the writers are really really good at what they do. I am a huge fan of the writers, you might even call me a writer’s groupie. Ah, to be a fly on the wall in the writers room…one of my dreams. Ok back to the blog). Anyways, one-hour season premiere this Thursday at 8pm Phoenix time. Am I excited? Yes! Am I very excited? Yes! Extremely excited? No. Oh, only very? That’s cool too. Psyche! I am EXTREMELY excited!

Other RETURNING shows I am looking forward to: Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Friday Night Lights.

So what returning and new shows are you most excited for?

Friday, September 7, 2007


Today I was going through a report and I was using my cheap highlighter, provided by yours truly, Boeing. I realized that my highlighter says EF on it. I got a kick out of that, thought you would too.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

An Evening with Craig Robinson a.k.a. Darryl Philbin

Eunice, Matt and I attended Craig Robinson’s show last Thursday at the Tempe Improv and we were lucky enough to score front row seats. Craig’s act consisted of him singing and playing his famous synthesizer. His show allowed for a ton of audience participation so a lot of his act was improvised. It’s amazing how he can incorporate “take your panties off” into any song so seamlessly, needless to say he had the whole room laughing and singing along.

At one point in the show, we got a special treat because he asked his older brother to come up onstage with him to perform. His brother was sitting in the audience and you could tell that he didn’t expect to be called up. He sang, “You Make Me Feel Brand New” by the Stylistics and man o man did he have pipes. He couldn’t just sing, he could sang!

After the show, Craig went to the bar area and signed autographs and took pictures with fans. We waited to be last in line so we could have a chance to chit-chat with Craig. He was such a sweet guy and so down to earth. He was very appreciative of all of The Office fans and said he was really lucky to be on such a great show. We talked a little bit about Paley and how crazy it was when everyone went up to the stage for autographs/pictures. We didn’t get a chance to talk to him there, so this was a treat. We also mentioned meeting a few people from the cast there and for one reason or another we got on the topic of Phyllis and how she was the biggest sweetheart when we met her, he also mentioned how much he loved her and how great of a person she was. We asked him if he was going to the Emmys and he said he was and that he was very excited because it was his first time going. He asked us to keep our fingers crossed for them to win.

Don’t worry Craig. You’ll probably hear us screaming all the way in LA when you DO win.

A day at the SteamTown Mall!

I finally got the chance to upload this picture...enjoy. 2007 LA, Paley Day.

Civil Offense!

In the words of Dwight I can only hope that the traffic officer that cited me this morning on my way to work gets something like "Uh, Leprosy, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Hot Dog Fingers, Government Created Killer Nano Robot Infection". I hate to say that, cause you know my belief of karma...but I didn't say it. Dwight did. To make a long story short, I got pulled over for speeding this morning! 53 in a 45, or so I was told, until the officer came back and said the speed limit was really 40. For all I know, he changed the sign when I wasnt looking or maybe there wasnt really even a sign posted in sight. I was doing good, havent had a ticket since...2004 sometime...and that was for speeding too...

All I have to say is "A lot of the people (COPS) here don't get trophies very often, like Meridith or Kevin (Or the officer that pulled me over!). I mean who's gonna give Kevin (The officer that pulled me over) an award, Dunkin' Donuts? " - Michael Scott.

hehe! my rant has ended..happy thursday to all...