Showing posts from March, 2011

It's Happening!

We are now officially 2 weeks and 6 days away from the debut of Game of Thrones on HBO. Yeah, I'm kind of excited.  Not simply because there will be a total eyeful of adorable British boys (Kit Harington, you're about to make all the fangirls swoon!) but also because this seems like the perfect storm of material and adaptation.  Let's face facts, HBO has a pretty great track record for shows, and this story with its built-in fan base pretty much guarantee that good things should happen.

Because of all of the HBO hoopla, Entertainment Weekly has decided to make Game of Thrones (the first book in the Song of Fire & Ice series) its Bookshelf Book Club pick.  Since it is longer than most of their Book Club picks, it's being treated slightly different.  For more details, feel free to take a look here:

EW Bookshelf Link

In addition, my friend Seth had the brilliant idea to start a podcast, which I was lucky enough to be asked to partake in.  As of right now, there are 4 …

Sorry in Advance

If you're looking for a post that you can just waste time reading, well then, welcome to one and all, you've found it.  I've been trying to write a Top 10 list of Broadway showstoppers, because that's what I do in my downtime, and I've been frustrated because I can't narrow it down and I think I've already covered too much Broadway in a very short span of time.
So, to fill the void I was watching the DVR'd American Idol and suddenly realized a couple of things.  So here, in no true order, are the things that have been occupying the brain space while I watched the show that was once American Idol and is now American wanna-be divas.

Why don't they sell Pacific Shrimp soft tacos and burritos at Taco Bell all year round and not just during lent.  For those of you who are naysayers about seafood at Taco Bell, I must ask the question, have you had Taco Bell?  None of the meat is all that real or fresh.  That's why it's smothered in delicious taco …

Nice & Easy

Every now and then, you should remember that something as amazing as this exists, so consider this your daily reminder of awesome

Broadway: Just Du-Et

I've just finished watching the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables on PBS and it's put me back in a Broadway mood (again).  Last year ended with me on a Stephen Sondheim kick, again mostly due to the fact that I had just watched his birthday celebration on PBS, and I was hooked on listening to at least four of his musicals (Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Company, and Sweeney Todd) on a daily basis.  Now for some people that may be a lot to process, for others you might be thinking, why wouldn't you listen to (insert Sondheim musical here) or (insert other Sondheim musical here)?!  The thing is that if we're going with the Breakfast Club's theory of the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions, then, in this world, there are musical theater people and there are non-musical theater people.  I've always been the former.  It could be because I was in dance shoes before I was 4, it could be that my very first memory of my birthday happened w…

2011 Books-#1 The Phantom of Pemberley

Let me put this simply: The Phantom of Pemberley might very well be one of the worst books I've ever completed.  I've never been the kind of person who could simply give up on a book.  I figure that there are plenty of things in my life that I procrastinate on/don't follow through with that I can't add books to that list.  Books are usually a nice, engaging form of distraction, at the very least, a minor form of obsession when they capture me at the right time with the right story or style. The Phantom of Pemberley was severely lacking in all aspects.
Before we get into all of that though, I feel, for some reason, like I should explain the thinking behind me even picking up such a book.  I was wandering around one of the two major book retailers remaining in business and, despite my already lengthy to-read list, I was insistent that I wanted something new.  I should have just turned around and walked out, but really, who does what's best for them?  No, instead I fo…