Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up (9.28.12)

Fall Rocks
Are you as excited as I am about the return of fall television? There's really only one summer show that interests me (Rizzoli & Isles, which I love), but its final episode aired a month ago and since then I've been stuck watching DVRed reruns of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which I don't love) with Tom every evening. Well, I take that back...I sit next to Tom and either browse Pinterest or read (I'm midway through the 900-page 11/22/63 by Stephen King) while he watches DVRed reruns of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

I have a long history of emotionally attaching to shows that no one else likes and are therefore cancelled after one season. Most recently this has occurred with V, Flash Forward, The Event, and The Firm, and it's frustrating in the same way someone ripping out the last chapter of a book you're reading would be. My plan this year is to talk a lot about the shows I like so that others will watch and the networks won't cancel them. It's possible I may be overestimating the number of people who read this blog.

Here's what I'm already committed to:
- How I Met Your Mother
- Parenthood
- Private Practice
- Law & Order SVU
- Modern Family
- Glee
- Grey's Anatomy
- The Office
- Person of Interest
- Scandal
- Revenge
- The Good Wife

And here's what I'm planning to sample:
- Revolution
- Elementary

And here's what I've already ruled out:
- Partners (after six minutes)
- The Mob Doctor (after one full episode and about 20 minutes of a second episode)

I've also become kind of attached to NY Med, which I watch On Demand, and I'm looking forward to the return of Smash and The River a few months from now.

What are you watching this season? What's missing from my list that I should be tuning in to? And lastly, PLEASE watch Scandal for me - I would be heart-broken if it didn't return next year!

Call It, Maybe
I paid very little attention to the fact that Division 3 Collegiate referees had taken over for the regular NFL referees until they cost my Green Bay Packers the win on Monday Night Football.

To be honest, I feel badly for both the collegiate and the NFL referees. The collegiate referees were thrust into an incredibly stressful and high profile situation for which they weren't adequately trained or prepared, and the NFL referees are basically being dragged through the mud by the NFL suits who won't agree to the referees' relatively small ($3 million is a drop in the bucket when the overall budget is $10 billion) contract requests.

I don't, however, feel badly enough for the referees not to post this "Call It, Maybe" video. (I know I promised I wouldn't post any more Call Me, Maybe parodies, but I just can't help myself.) The singing is awful and the video is actually just still photos in slideshow form, but I laughed out loud more than once.


MomsEveryday: The Firsts Keep Coming...and Coming
In case you missed them the first time around, MomsEveryday posted a combination of "The First Keep Coming" (a sweet post about Will's first day of kindergarten) and "And Coming..." (a not-so-sweet post about Hallie insulting me in public) on their site this week. Enjoy a good laugh at my expense!

Red Cross: Little Experts
How young is too young to teach kids about health, safety, and preparedness? When it comes to answering this kind of question, Will's always been my guinea pig, and along the way he's taught me that a three-year-old can advocate for his own health and safety and a five-year-old can save his own life. I only hope Will never has to put his training into real-life action...

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