Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some casual observations...

1. Although this year's Oscar ceremony was kind of a bust, I LOVE that the award for Best Picture went to a film that was uplifting and about overcoming obstacles and not to a film about being mean to your friends while making a gazillion dollars, regardless of the fact it was written by Aaron Sorkin.

2. The new iPad. Have you seen it yet? It goes on sale tomorrow. I want one.

3. I gave up Diet Coke for Lent. It's going to be a long forty days.

4a. Soooo excited that James Corden is going to be back for the new series of Doctor Who. "The Lodger" was my favorite episode of the last series!

4b. Also very excited that BBCAmerica will be running "Doctor Who" on the same day that it will be shown on BBC One. Now if they would only stop running it with 12 million commercials...

5. Despite the fact that FOX moved "Fringe" (my favorite show on American telly) to Friday nights, the show is still producing AWESOME quality episodes. It is like "The X-Files" with actual answers. (Their accuracy with Boston geography still leaves a lot to be desired, however.)

6. The biggest drawback to converting my entire music collection from CDs to mp3s? Sorting your music on iTunes isn't nearly as satisfying as reorganizing your cd collection. On the other hand, it is much easier to make play lists (the mixtape of the 21st century.)

7. Last Sunday, instead of Masterpiece, PBS ran the 25th anniversary Les Miserables concert at The O2. When this musical first came out, I was OBSESSED with it. I sent away for the libretto and had the whole thing memorized in a week. I had the French concept album and the American and British cast albums. Finally getting to see the show on Broadway was a highlight of my adolescence. Thank you for airing this, PBS! (I think that I rewatched the finale with the original London cast ten times. I had to delete it from the DVR to get myself to stop!) When you are good, you are so good.


  1. We have a frightening number of things in common, I tell ya. :-) So, your thoughts on a Jonas brother playing Marius? I was a bit disappointed, myself.

  2. Lisa, honestly? Totally disappointed. He was miscast for the part- he had neither the voice nor the stage presence to carry it & Marius is so much of Act 2. Michael Ball knocked him out of the park 25 years after he originated the role!



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