December 10th, 2013

Venus

Pre-post post...

It's Dec 10, which means I have blogging scheduled for my Blogotron Meme today, courtesy of bleodswean. Still looking for more blogging topics, so if you're interested, check out that post. :D

But first, a quick update:

  • I did not wind up getting sick last Friday—I pulled through after a couple of hours. *keeps knocking wood*
  • My work computer tried to die as soon as I got home Friday night. That put a pall on things! I finally found a workaround late Saturday via Google fu, so it's back now. The battery may be a doorstop (hard to tell, with Windows 7 vs. Windows XP), but the PC is usable. Thank.God. My polished Yuletide story was on there, awaiting summary/title, and I would have hated having to rework those edits!
  • I did no Christmas decorating things last weekend. First, there was moping over the computer. Second, brrrr...
  • I have not biked outdoors since Monday the 2nd, when it was about 61 degrees. The next day, high temps dropped into the mid-40s, and barely passed 40 on Saturday and Sunday. A dead-salmon-stench-filled ride suddenly seems like paradise compared to not being able to bike outside.
  • OTOH, due to biking in the garage, I reconfirmed the genius of the opening episode of S6 of House, and why Andre Braugher is such an amazing actor.
  • Sunday's Family Movie Night viewing proved that Mars Needs Moms is just as bad as everyone says. Sloooow plotting, and unloveable characters. Okay for a drama! Bad for an animated family movie. o_O
  • Because of the exercise-scheduling-mess created by my company banning telecommuting, I went jogging early this morning in sub-freezing temps (my neighborhood is all blacktop, unlike the office area. I can't really run on sidewalks any more). Not as bad as you would think, but maybe that's my tendency to overheat talking. ;)
  • Still have not done my holiday fannish wish list! Will it even happen? :(

    Enough of a brain-dump for now. Back to work, and then blogging to follow!

  • Venus

    December Blogging Meme: TV Sitcoms vs. Primetime Dramas

    Today's blogging topic, courtesy of bleodswean, is "Half hour situational comedy versus hour primetime drama."

    My preferences lean heavily toward drama. When I was a kid, I probably liked sitcoms more. I used to watch Three's Company (because I had an inexplicable crush on John Ritter), and loved The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart (the '70s version), M*A*S*H*, and WKRP In Cincinnati. I liked Soap, partly because of a crush on Billy Crystal and that he played a gay character (slash!), but to be honest, the satire and offbeat sense of humor were also right up the alley where the adult me would eventually wind up parking my FBI Watchvan.

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    Well, this got long. Or was that the point?

    To sum up: of the comedies I like, very few are sitcoms, and dramas appeal to me more consistently. But on the scorecard of My Tastes vs. Typical TV Viewers, let's just say that if the Nielsen people ever came to my house, they would leave a lump of coal in my stocking.

    Thanks, bleodswean, for the great topic!