It is so gloomy today that at 9 am, I still thought it was around 6am. I was trying to 'sleep in' when the doorbell rang. I very grumpily thought, 'who the hell is ringing my bell before 7 in the morning?'
It was one of my daughter's friends who had forgotten something she needed and it was after 9 am and pouring rain. I am sorta bummed. I was hoping to shove the kids out the door this weekend while I did some much needed early spring-cleaning and I wanted to walk to the grocery store later.
I am really not heartbroken about delaying the cleaning, but I am sick of what is in my fridge and cupboards and was hoping to find something good to make for dinner. Ah, well- I hate wet ankles, so I am going to stay home.
On another, completely unrelated topic- I have been watching a ton of TV lately. On top of marathons of 'NCIS', I have watched the first 5 seasons of 'Weeds' and both seasons of 'Drop Dead Diva'. Yeah, Netflix!
I really enjoy 'Weeds', it is off-beat and irreverent, however, I am increasingly disenchanted with Mary-Louise Parker's character, Nancy Botwin.
If you don't know anything about the show, the premise is that a young widow takes up selling pot to the secret stoners in her suburban neighborhood in order to maintain her lifestyle. As time has gone on, the character has evolved into a self-involved drama-junkie. I intend to watch season 6, it is an entertaining show, with a lot of great characters, but Nancy Botwin makes me want to smack her one and that has kind of ruined my former enjoyment with the show.
I know I have always let little things about TV and movies affect the way I feel about a program, but I can't help it. For instance, I always had a hard time enjoying 'Seinfeld' because George Constanza was so repulsive to me and don't get me started on reality dating shows- let's just say I can't be entertained by women so desperate for fame, attention and love that they will participate in a nightly stew in a jacuzzi swapping saliva with a moral-less Lothario.
On the other hand, I am still loving 'Drop Dead Diva'. On this show, a pretty 24 year old aspiring model dies and returns to earth in another body. She takes over the life of a 32 year old overweight and frumpy lawyer. Admittedly, I would have sooner ripped out a molar than watch a show about a 24 year old dim-witted model, but the evolution of the character as she tries to come to terms with her new life is very compelling. I find myself smiling and sniffling through each episode.
While there is plenty of legal drama, at heart, this show deals with the idea of soul mates. I am on edge waiting to see if her former love recognizes her as his true love in her new guise. Yes, I am a romantic sap, at least when it comes to my entertainment choices.
Along with great regular characters, this show has a constant stream of wonderful guest stars. I love seeing some of my favorite actors in great character roles.
I can't wait for season 3 to start on Lifetime in June!
I should also mention that since I bought the 'Megamind' DVD last week, my youngest has watched it multiple times a day. Funny, because I enjoyed the movie, but thought that the humor wouldn't appeal to small children. I guess I should have taken into account that they are being raised by a weird, profane and sarcastic woman with more brains than social skills.
Now, you all know what important things have kept me from blogging this week.