Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday Thoughts

Oh my goodness, the weather is glorious today. It even smells good outside. Piles of leaves are starting to show up on the sides of sidewalks, and pumpkins are popping up on porches. The leaves aren't changing in unison, but little by little the color is creeping in. I'm loving every second of it.

In other good news, it's tv season! New shows and old are starting up this month! I usually try to watch a couple new shows and see if there's any I'd like to add to my weekly schedule (which isn't actually as packed as you might think). Shows I will be watching this season (carried over from previous seasons): The Mindy Project, Bob's Burgers, Parks and Rec, Psych and maybe some others that I can't remember. But for sure those four.

I watched a few new ones this week to see if any of them would be worth adding. Here are my reviews:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - I wanted to like this because Andy Samberg is hilarious. But I give it a "meh" out of ten. It was ok. If I had nothing else to do, I'd watch it again. It just felt empty. It's getting some good reviews though so what do I know. Who knows? It could grow on me (but who wants anything growing on them?).

Dads - couldn't get through the first five minutes. Dumb times ten. Plus I've read it's pretty offensive so I didn't fight hard to get past those first five minutes. I'm ok with never revisiting this show. In fact, I'm ashamed to admit I even looked into it.

Sleepy Hollow - Ok, you're going to be shocked to hear this, but I really liked it. It was campy and suspenseful and just good fun. It kind of reminded me of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer in a way (which I love). I don't know how it's going to stand up over time, but the pilot was a good time.

Besides the weather and tv shows, other things are making me happy lately as well. Such as this picture of Daisy after she stole my shoe:

Look at that look on her face!!

So smug!

Here's something that's not making me happy lately on Pinterest. Pinterest people grab onto a fad and then go crazy with it. It used to be the non-stop quinoa recipes. Nothing against quinoa (though it does hurt my stomach so I guess something against quinoa) but the quinoa recipes were getting to be insane. You can't put quinoa in everything, people!! Then it was chevron. Chevron pillows, chevron clothes, chevron paint tutorials, chevron ultrasounds (one of those is not real. I hope.). Here's my newest complaint: chalkboard paint on EVERYTHING. Chalkboard paint on mugs, on walls, on stairs, on lunchboxes, on crockpots, on wine glasses, and so on (all of those are real)! Oh my gosh, enough already. But chalkboard pumpkins?? That's where we jumped the shark. Let's just everyone calm down about chalkboard paint, ok?


And on that note, happy Wednesday!


Brady said...

that's a nice chevron ribbon on that chalkboard pumpkin.

Elizabeth Downie said...

It's probably filled with quinoa!!!!!!! Nooooooo!!!!!

Melanie said...

Oh Pinterest. I go on when I'm looking for a specific recipe or project. Otherwise, I avoid it...

I just realized yesterday that it's TV season again. I mostly watch on Hulu, though.

I will watch Parenthood, The Big Bang Theory, White Collar, and HIMYM (please end already!).

I enjoyed The Mindy Project this summer, so I'll probably catch that occasionally.

I want to watch Michael J. Fox's new show. Other than that, I haven't looked into the new lineup.

Jeff Chase said...

I came to Elizabeth's blog for a good time but now I'm traumatized by chalkboard pumpkins D:

violet50 said...

I love that picture of Daisy! You've talked me into giving Sleepy Hollow a try. Mindy was good. Looking forward to - wait for it - Psych!

Brooke Romney said...

Perfect Pinterest observation. I die over some of the stuff I see! And shows you should try (but might want to start at season 1) Parenthood, Suits, and Nashville.

Katherine said...

HA! Yes, those fads really are crazy. And the chalkboard pumpkins are definitely taking it too far. And Daisy!!! So sweet!

I'll admit, I'm not always super excited about new TV. I mean, I am, but I like the freedom in the evening to watch whatever I want whenever I want. I know I can watch things the next day on Hulu, but what if I miss something and everyone talks about it and ruins it!??!? Sigh. I'm just waiting for more Parks & Rec, Bob's Burgers, and Psych and I'll be good.

Katherine said...

Also Doctor Who, of course (50 years!!) and, as you put it, my other "nerd shows." They're awesome, don't hate. I do like Mindy a lot, too. Oh, and Modern Family. And....