janiejones: ([xmas] ralphie omg!)
Since I haven't been felled by some sort of dramatic illness-slash-surgery & recovery, I can finally breathe easy. (Hee.) Which means it's time to start my Christmas shopping.

This year our budget is tight, like most other people, and I've never felt the need to go overboard anyway. I'm focusing on the kids this year, and for the first time I'm mapping out a battle plan. Usually I'm very fly-by-the-seat-of-my pants: I shop at random stores, get what looks good, and I'm done. Now I'm actually making a list, checking out websites, doing what I guess would be called comparison shopping. It's totally foreign to me, but I'm getting the hang of it.

I'm watching tonight's Eli Stone and feeling really sad it's almost over. Pushing Daisies is on its last legs. I've lost interest in Brothers & Sisters. I have no dramas left. This is a bummer.


Nov. 26th, 2008 10:35 am
janiejones: ([coupling] !?)
Duuuuuude. Robin is pregnant too?

This should make for an interesting season of HIMYM.


Mar. 28th, 2008 11:27 pm
janiejones: ([fotc] fan girl)
I just watched last night's Eli Stone.

Eli called SpyDaddy a fanboy.



Oct. 29th, 2007 08:37 pm
janiejones: ([halloween] great pumpkin)
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is on tomorrow night, 8/7C on ABC.

The holidays are heeeeeeeeeeeeeere!
janiejones: ([ww] sam sunshine)
Does anyone else watch Brothers and Sisters? I thought last night's ep was brilliant, one of the best ever. Plenty of Walker craziness, lots of sweet moments, and good drama.

But I'm still traumatized by the last scene with Joe and Sarah. spoiler ) ::sobs::


Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:41 am
janiejones: (ken & em)
Come on, Hugh, learn to throw your weight around like those Hollywood types!

Thompson Desperate for 'House' Role

Emma Thompson is desperate to land a role in U.S. series House alongside her ex-boyfriend Hugh Laurie. Thompson, who is married to fellow British star Greg Wise, dated Laurie in the early 1980s and the pair remain close pals. And the actor is keen to have his former love appear in his hit TV series. He says, "She (Thompson) genuinely does watch it. It obviously goes out in a different season in the U.K. but she does follow the show and likes it very much and would love to be on it." But Laurie insists he won't use his celebrity status to command cameo appearances from his wide circle of celebrity pals. He adds, "Obviously I would never feel I was in a position to treat this as some sort of club, where I can have... 'Oh, just mention my name. They'll let you in.'"
janiejones: (flight of the conchords)
Did anyone else watch The Two Coreys? I was fully prepared for brain candy, for a stupid, silly trainwreck of a show, which it was a bit and I'm sure will be more so later. But I didn't expect it to be sad. In the first episode, I wasn't sure which Corey I felt worse for, but in the second, when Feldman sat Haim down and told him about the Lost Boys sequel, effectively crushing Corey Haim's hopes? Man. That was horrible.

I had a big crush on Corey Feldman back in the day, and it's kind of cool to see that he turned out okay in the end. He does nothing for me now, however.

Also, I could not love Flight of the Conchords more. If anyone finds an icon of Bret and Jemaine learning to flip the bird, please do let me know.
janiejones: ([fotc] bret & jemaine)
Is anyone else watching Flight of the Conchords???

Please say you are. It is so awesome.
janiejones: (garbo)
Yesterday was Greta Garbo's birthday, so I watched some of the stuff the Turner Classics channel had on, including 3 documentaries. Now I must add her to the list of old film stars I am fascinated by.

One thing I thought was really funny was that during Garbo's relationship with John Gilbert, when they starred in several films together, the press sometimes referred to them as "Gilbo." Ha! Sixty-something years before Bennifer and Brangelina. I should've known there's nothing new under the sun.

I haven't watched the Studio 60 premiere yet. ::gasp:: Last night I was too tired, and today I'm waiting because S wants to watch it with me. (I know, such willpower!) I've looked at the recorded shows several times today, and I must--fight--the--urge to watch. If it didn't clearly mark the show as viewed, I would've broken down long ago.
janiejones: (vic snog :: prissywitch)
Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] alto2: the comedy meme.

Favourite Joke: Two nuns are driving down a dark road in Transylvania. Suddenly a vampire leaps out in front of the car and they skid to a stop. The first nun says, "Quick, show him your cross!" The second nun rolls down the window, pokes her head out and shouts, "GET OUT OF THE WAY, YOU TOOTHY GIT!"

I don't know if that's really my favorite, but it reminds me of The Vicar of Dibley, and it was really the only one I could think of.

Three Favourite Comedy/Comic Movies:

Raising Arizona
Groundhog Day
The Ref

No question. Didn't even have to think about it.

Favourite Comedy TV series: I couldn't possibly choose between The Vicar of Dibley, Coupling, and Scrubs. It would be too close to call. I love them all equally.

My sister and I went to the movies yesterday. We almost saw Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, because the thought of Leonard Cohen, Beth Orton, and Nick Cave all together in one film was almost too much for me to pass up, but in the end I figured my sister wouldn't enjoy it nearly as much as I would. So we saw Little Miss Sunshine. I have no words adequate enough to describe how much we loved this movie. Anything I say would fall miserably short of the mark, so all I'll say was that it was the closest thing to perfect--at least, my idea of perfect--I have seen in quite a while, and we loved pretty much every second. I highly, highly recommend it. So much love!
janiejones: (tim concerned :: dianora2)
I hardly ever post about Project Runway anymore, not because I don't watch it, because I do. RELIGIOUSLY. That show is my crack. But I mainly just watch and read everyone else's thoughts.

Not tonight. )
janiejones: (detectives :: em_meredith)
...put on a happy face.

Well, things are looking up! I haven't been around much lately; I've been a bit overwhelmed with life in general. But [livejournal.com profile] lazlar and [livejournal.com profile] zandras_court have helped me over the worst of it, [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle's sent me an email of awesomeness, we FINALLY got our electrical problem fixed FOR FREE!!!, in less than a month I'll get to spend some time with [livejournal.com profile] mcsister and [livejournal.com profile] austin360, and S has promised me fabulous presents to make up for the fact that he'll be gone on my birthday. Wheee!!!

Also, Small Anne has taken two naps today. That may be the best thing of all. It's a close call.

I'm a little worried about S traveling to California so soon after all this terrorism brouhaha, but I'm not going to let it freak me out.

On the whole, things are definitely looking up.

PS. Is anyone else watching Life on Mars on BBCAmerica? OMG, SO good!!! Well, British detectives, what's not to love? But it's really great.

PPS. Did anyone watch the re-telling of Much Ado About Nothing with Damian Lewis? I was a little 'meh' about it. Damian was v cute, but it was sort of disappointing. Though I did like the way they ended the Hero/Claudio plot, as I always thought Claudio was a tool and didn't deserve to win Hero back.

I can't wait to see what they do with Macbeth next.

PPPS. Seriously, Life on Mars: SOGOOD.
janiejones: (tim gunn :: dianora2)
My God, I love this show! I have been waiting so anxiously for this new season to start, and I can tell it will not disappoint. So far, I really love Robert. Laura is so chic I can't stand it (in a good way). That coat--Wow. I find Alison adorable. In fact, I am surprised at how many of them I found likeable, at least so far. I am even on the fence about Malan. (Not on the fence about Jeffrey, though. ::hates:: Plus, his head is too small for his linebacker neck.)

By the way, even if you don't watch PR, I need help! Malan reminds me of someone and it's already driving me crazy who it is. I think it's some English movie baddie, but I'm not sure who. This is Malan. Anyone have any idea who it is I'm thinking of? I would be so grateful, 'cause it will eat away at me until I can remember who.

And [livejournal.com profile] mcsister? I am totally up for rooting for your hometown boy, Kayne. Are you with me?
janiejones: (roseanne laugh :: jrocker)
No surprise, I did the TV meme that's going around. My GOD, I've watched a lot of television. I was able to bold a surprising number of shows. (I went with the [livejournal.com profile] zandras_court version.)

My parents have this book, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, and I remember looking through it, being fairly impressed with the logic, but never seriously considering the possibility of living without one. This is probably why. )

Interestingly though, when I was about 14 or 15, my mom got a wild hair and cut the cord (literally) on the television, and we lived without TV for several months. I remember it was painful for the first couple of days, but then it wasn't so bad. Considering I'm staying at home full-time now, I'm not sure I could say the same were I to try that experiment now.
janiejones: (pouty christian :: jinxed_icons)
  • Sending dear [livejournal.com profile] austin360 early birthday wishes! Hope you get that first-class upgrade on the flight home. Small Anne sends smooches.

  • S starts his new job next Tuesday. Hurrah! This will be very, very good for him.

  • Help! [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle or [livejournal.com profile] girlie_girl_23, would either of you mind telling me what happened in the last few minutes of today's Y&R? My DVR messed up the recording. (points to icon) I got everything right up until the scene when Phyllis tells Nick about the offer to come back to NVP. Nick tells her Sharon wants a divorce, and then...nada. I know they usually end Fridays with a good cliffhanger, so I'm anxious to know what I missed. I am an addict! *g*

    Also: WHAT is UP with Victor and all those SNOWFLAKES? Is he regressing to childhood or something? Interesting new development to go along with the freakishly nice and forgiving Victor.

  • Hope everyone has a good Mem'l Day weekend!
  • janiejones: (the pistols)
  • Repair man came and the refrigerator is working again. I was right: Mice had chewed through the cord. (I'm psychic! I rule! Except this sucks, so not.) Of course this wasn't covered by our warranty, so $92 for labor, and...TEN BUCKS for a new cord. I repeat: Being a grown-up. SUCKS.

  • Y&R was cheese-tastic and awesome today. Once I saw the synospis, "Cassie leads Nick on a Dickensian journey through what might-have-been," I was all, 'Aw yeah! Bring on the schmaltz!' But despite a couple cheesy moments, I thought they did a pretty great job.

    When Cassie and Nick went wandering through alterna-GC, I thought, 'Wow, so Nick had the power to make everyone in Genoa City happy. If he had only known!' I thought it was nifty that the Y&R folks turned that on its head and addressed the fact that um, no, Nick does not have that kind of power. Yes, he made a decision that had awful repercussions, but he is not responsible for everyone's misery and the bad decisions they have made.

    It has to be the best soap out there. I'm just sayin'.

  • I see that the Cars are touring with Todd Rundgren as lead. I like Todd Rundgren and all, but I know Ric Ocasek, and you sir, are no Ric Ocasek. (I am probably betraying my punk street cred by saying so. Back in the day, Todd Rundgren was big in the NY punk scene. [Him and Liv Tyler's skeezy mother. Sorry, Liv, love you, but your mom is ew.])

  • I have been watching some of VH1's "We Are the 80s," and it totally gives me warm fuzzies. I love 80s videos! They all had either that sharp, fluorescent lighting, or that soft, warm, fuzzy glow. Eighties videos are just the best. Like, I saw Madness's video for "It Must Be Love." A guy dressed up in a bumble-bee costume! A giant chicken falling from the sky! Singing over an open grave!

  • OMG!!!

    May. 3rd, 2006 01:30 pm
    janiejones: (nick & phyllis :: nicoie)
    [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle, since I don't have your email address, this is for you:

    'Cause I don't know of anyone else on my flist who watches Y&R )

    I can't believe I'm addicted to Y&R all over again. It's your fault, kel! J'accuse!

    TV Tawk

    May. 3rd, 2006 10:29 am
    janiejones: (mother daughter :: flor_d_liz)
    Is anyone else watching Texas Ranch House this week? I am, of course. And of course I am loving it! I think my love of PBS' Houses (Frontier House, 1900 House, Manor House, Colonial House), is well-documented (maybe on d-x, if not here).

    Gilmore Girls )


    S and I may have come up with a solution to allow me to stay home with Small Anne at least till autumn, by which time we will possibly have a permanent solution, if all goes well. I'll keep you posted!


    Apr. 27th, 2006 09:34 pm
    janiejones: (jem :: cru5h)
    I forgot to say the other thing I loved in this week's GG was when we overheard Lorelai and the girls chanting, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." Man, that takes me back. I can't even tell you the number of times my friends and I played that at slumber parties.

    But you know, one of the things that was 'inauthentic' about that episode was that a fight didn't break out sometime during the night. I don't think that I ever experienced a slumber party without being involved in a fight, or taking sides during a fight, or mediating a fight. A fight always broke out. There's just something about getting a bunch of pre-teen girls together that brings out the petty bickering. Why is that?

    Which reminds me...I have been DVR'ing My So-Called Life lately. That show holds up incredibly well; it really stands the test of time. And it makes me so nostalgic for the days of flannel shirts and overalls and boots and Toad the Wet Sprocket. ::loves::

    I'm really showing my age, aren't I? Longing for the days of grunge! Like I could find a way to more clearly say, "I am a child of the 90s!" Hee.

    Yeah, I clearly didn't know what I was going to post about today.
    janiejones: (atticus :: bright_eye)
    Ever since watching The Women a few weeks ago, I've been on a real old movies kick. I search through the Turner Classics channel religiously and I set the DVR to record anything that catches my eye particularly: things I haven't seen in a while, or things I know I should see, or just anything that catches my fancy. I've caught some great movies lately--Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Bishop's Wife, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, We're No Angels. I am enjoying myself hugely. I love, love, love old movies.

    Anyway, I finally saw The Thin Man, and I feel compelled to ask myself: Nick and Nora, where have you been all my life?!?! I've always heard how great TTM is, and many people have told me I would love it, but somehow I just never got around to seeing it, and now I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. I am in love with Nick and Nora. They are so sophisticated and saucy and witty and fun.

    As for Gilmore Girls, )

    Now I'm off to watch my DVR'd ANTM...WHO will be eliminated NEXT? (tm Tyra)


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