Sunday, April 05, 2009

TV, No TAR, and Stuff

Now, there's some New Jersey love if I ever saw New Jersey love, eh? Actually, it's rather foolish placement of an advertising sign with its bottom half behind the bench at the Dunellen (NJ) Train Station. The bottom half is WPIX Channel 11 Morning News. (Clicking on any of the images will open them larger in a new window.)

Onto some TV doings --

I was a bit disappointed that Bonnie Hunt didn't have Mike and Mel from The Amazing Race on her show this week. I could have gone without seeing Christie and Jodi the week before. I'm at work while The Bonnie Hunt Show is on, but I record it every day. Buddy TV ran an interview with them. I'm surprised to hear that Mike is a vegan and barely ate during the race. Here I was feeling all kinds of sorry for Mel due to his age and injuries (yet amazing perseverance) and Mike's not eating! I find it interesting to see that they thought Margie and Luke are more sneaky a team than shown.

I did watch Lost this week, but found it a bit confusing. I was tired when I watched it. Perhaps my mind just wasn't working quite right. Maybe the Lost Entangled will help me out.

I watched the finale of Life on Mars and got confused by that, too. A mind is a terrible thing to lose. Okay, they're really from Mars and it was all just a mission? Odd.

Taj needs to stop taking chances on Survivor! After all, she's my castaway in the blog pool! Sheesh!

Roofus was fast asleep in the gloomy fog near the Plainfield Train Station yesterday on my way to work.

Although it's been a bit on the cold side most days, spring has sprung. Achoo!

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
and I'm the only one and I walk alone
-- "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

I thought the song went nicely with the photo I took walking to the train station pre-dawn ... which I did a few times this week. Every Monday lately, I've been going in early to work and I had to a few other days, too.

There is no Amazing Race nor a Cold Case tonight. But I'll be writing up my Reality Clack column for CliqueClack TV and I have an article in mind for TV Squad, too. At least I won't have the pressure of writing up two shows knowing I have to get up before 5 AM.


Sydney said...

SOB, I'll miss you all tonight, but this now makes me even happier about the fact that we are having dinner at a friends this evening (on their patio grilling before the heat hits in houston). I thought we were going to have to tivo it.

Roofie! Yay!

joy n said...

As always, happy to see Roofus doing well. Someone removed the teddy bear from the (left) window just below him.

Delee said...

Drats, I had forgotten AR was not on sad!!!

The forsythia is starting to bloom here and the grass is slowly greening up. I will miss seeing my spring flowers in bloom, which is really making blue as they look like they will be great this year.

Till I see you all on the 19th for AR,be safe-be healthy and enjoy the warming weather.

sizzie said...

Jackie..Finally someone else who watched Life on Mars. I have been wanting to mention the ending. I was disappointed in it. Especially since that far in the future the universe, apparently, is still waiting for a cure for cancer. I thought it a cop out, like Bobby in the Shower for Dallas. oh well. At least it had an ending.

Jennasmom said...

Are you feeling better?
Hope so!

Laurie said...

What? No TAR tonight? Say it isn't so!! All day I've been looking forward to it and here I am, fashionably late for a party that isn't happening. *sigh*

Nice pics, as usual, Jackie. I love seeing slices of your life through your pictures. Hope you are feeling better.

Donna in AL said...

I watched every episode of Life on Mars too. With this ending, does that mean there will not be a second season? I don't think it will hold the appeal knowing what we now know.

Sydney, I thought you were calling someone a SOB but you were just saying sob! ha ha

dla said...

Donna, I read that Life on Mars had been canceled. Add it to the ever-growing list of shows that have been canceled after one or two seasons. ;(

I watched Lipstick Jungle, Dirty Sexy Money, Trust Me (just to name a few) and they have died or will die after this season.

This is making me hesitant about investing in any new shows, as they seem to appear and disappear so quickly.

Margo said...

Mornin All-

I watched the last 2 episodes of Life on Mars yesterday and was so disappointed in the ending. I totally agree it was like Bobby in the shower. I felt as if I had wasted so much of my time trying to find the meaning and then wham into the future - he really is a space man. My thoughts then and now - STUPID.

I like the new Castle and I have the Unusuals set up to tape - but I have no confidence that ABC won't cancel them way before there time. Let me see - Men in Trees, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies to name a few that left episodes unaired. But Private Practice and According to Jim gets to just sail on thru - what is up with that.
I'm done ranting - hope you all have a nice day. It is snowing here with a high of 38. Glad I'm not going to opening day!


ORKMommy said...

I totally forgot to post the Survivor Pool on Friday! What am I thinking???

So, Sydney was voted out which means we've lost Sydney & Leslie in the pool.

Bejamin "Coach" Wade - Terry in CA & Gayle
Brendan Synnott - Jennasmom & Jodie
Debra "Debbie" Beebee - Becky & Petals
Erinn Lobdell - Dixie & Zoetawny
Joe Dowdle - Lynn1 & Nana in the NW
James "JT" Thomas Jr. - Margo & Donna in FL
Sierra Reed - Meb & Rozee
Spencer Duhm - dla & KarenJC
Stephen Fishbach - Caroline & SueGee
Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George - Jackie & Delee
Tyson Apostol - ORKMommy & Barbwire

Sydney Wheeler - Sydney & Leslie
Spencer Duhm - dla & KarenJC
Sandy Burgin - Joyce & Nomad
Jerry Sims - Rbennie & Karen
Candace Smith - PDX Granny & Sizzie
Carolina Eastwood - Laurie & Donna in AL

I'll be on vacation for a week starting on Wednesday. We'll be in GA visiting relatives and I don't know if I'll have internet access to post the results on Friday (not sure if my Granny who lives in the middle of nowhere has satellite or dial-up). If you don't see them, I'll get caught up after next week's episode.

sizzie said...

Yes Margo ! I have never understood the appeal of According to Jim. I also got caught hanging when Nine, Kidnapped, and the time travel one went off the air.

joy n said...

Some reality show news from RTVW.

Trista and Ryan Sutter had a healthy baby girl on April 3. Named her Blakesly Grace.

Julianne Hough won the ACM award for Top New Artist and Carrie Underwood won two. Entertainer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. This girl has come a long way. And she thanked Simon Fuller.

Project Runway 6 will debut on Lifetime on August 15.

More To Love - Bachelor for the heavier-set crowd - debots on FOX July 28.

Zoetawny said...

Hi all!

Just stopped by to let you know what's going on. I haven't been much in the mood to discuss TV shows lately.

My stepson has had some setbacks and the marrow transplant has been postponed. He has to endure another more intense round of chemo. He has to be in remission before he is eligible for the transplant and the cancer came back a couple of weeks before he was to be admitted for the transplant. We are still hopeful that he can beat this.

If that wasn't enough, my dog, Shadow, 6 years old, is having surgery for a mast cell tumor, cancer, as I type. We took him to the vet last week because he was squinting his eye and I wanted to make sure he didn't have a scratched cornea. It was very windy here last week. Shadow had an innocuous little bump smaller than the size of a dime on his back and I pointed it out to the vet and asked what it was. The vet inserted a needle left the room to analyze it on a slide under the microscope and came back into the room and said it was cancer. It shocked the heck out of me. We scheduled Shadow for surgical removal of the tumor asap.

I just called the vet's office but they told me to call back at 3 p.m. I'm freaking out not knowing how the surgery went. We won't know if the cancer has spread to any other organs until the sample is sent out for analysis determine the grade and stage. ::::sigh::::

Sorry I haven't been in more of a cheery mood lately.

Hope all is well with everyone here.


sizzie said...

Zoetawny, I have missed seeing you here. Thank you for finding your way here today. You have so many friends at Jackie's who will want to help you through the waiting time.

Sydney said...

Oh Zoe--- We have all been wondering about your stepson and thinking of your whole family. I am so sorry to hear that he had to postpone the bone marrow treatment.

To now have your beloved doggie be sick -- girl, you have just not gotten a break. And yet you continue through all of this to make up more and more amazing graphics for us all here. I know doing something like that can bring some relief from all the heavier stuff going on. We appreciate you!!

I'm just praying for your strength and for healing to go on all around you. I'm glad you wrote in. Whatever you have to say, your presence is missed. If you're up to it, please check in more often so you can get support from your friends here.

Laurie said...

Hey Zoetawny, thanks for updating us and I'm so sorry your burden is so heavy right now. I hope knowing your cyber-buddies are praying for you helps relieve a bit of the burden for a moment or two. You are in my thoughts.

becky said...

Zoetawny, I am so sorry to read just now about your son and your dear dog. Prayers are going up for all of you.

Thank you for all you do to make our life brighter with your graphics. I hope our prayers are answered and your life is brighter with good news soon.

Please post as soon as you have any results.

meb said...

Zoetawny. I'm so sorry to hear about your stepson. I was hoping that the cancer hadn't come back and he would be able to continue with the marrow transplant. I'm keeping him and YOU in my prayers.

Your precious dog is also in my prayers. I know how difficult it is to deal with all this. Just know that we're here, and we're supporting you.

Let us know how everything goes.

Jackie said...

Oh, Zoetawny, I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

PDX Granny said...

Zoetawny; I think it's obvious just how much you're thought of here. It shows in the previous posts.

You have given us all such great pleasure with your graphics. It's our turn to do something for you now.

We are all lifting you and your stepson, and of course Shadow too, up with our thoughts and prayers.

joy n said...

I'm still praying for you, too, Zoetawny.

Donna in AL said...

Zoetawny, I am so sorry to hear about your stepson and pet. I will be praying for your family. I hope each day will bring better news for you and your loved ones!

Your graphics are truly the best! Thank you for sending them to Jackie.

Jennasmom said...

Prayers are coming your way. Not much else to say, that the ladies before me haven't just said. Your are such an important part of our cyber family and we are all here for you. Just remember in all this, to take care of yourself, too.

RBennie said...

Zoe - So sorry to hear about your stepson's setback and Shadow's cancer. I will be praying for all of your family.

becky said...

Anyone here?