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How many weeks? How many sheiks?

1. Ah, the power of traffic to rule one's summer schedule. One of my projects for ESOL certification class is to visit DeKalb Farmer's Market and write about the cultural representations that I observe. I really wanted to go today (and get in some grocery shopping while there), but unless I'd left at noon, there was no way I could get across town and back without hitting the rush hour wall that lasts from 2-8. Lovely. Guess I'll go tomorrow.

2. Speaking of farmer's markets, I need to find a list of all the fruit/vegetable stands in town. Seems like they're popping up all over the place, but they're usually held at inconvenient times like Saturday mornings. I keep meaning to go to the one on Tuesday nights at the Episcopal church down the street, but every week I forget about it until five minutes after they close.

3. I used to be such a noctural person. Still am, to an extent. But lately I've found myself getting rather sad at around this time of the evening when I have to close the blinds and turn on the lights.

4. I know some of you are also old Sports Night fans, so here's a heads-up that Sepinwall has started reviewing the first season. Yay! I rewatched the first two eps last night. Damn, I loved that show. (And nope, never really liked The West Wing.)

5. A favorite quote from Conan the other night: "YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook will merge to create one super time-wasting website, YouTwitFace." (And speaking of late night TV, the theme song from "Where and When Is Stephen Colbert Going to Be in the Persian Gulf?" is my current earworm. Gah!)

6. Many thanks to padabee for bringing us more half-naked Jamie Bamber. Also, Pilots-loving friends, mintenergy has finished Signal Fire. As I plan to say in the feedback that I promise to leave tonight, it's very lovely and *fulfilling* after what happened in the finale. Do go read it and give her lots of great feedback!

7. My dad wants a subscription to Wine Spectator magazine for Father's Day. Amazon has it for $50, which is nearly half the cover price, but that's still a bit steep for my current budget. Any idea where I could find it a bit more cheaply?

8. I'm sad that The Hangover looks like a crap movie, because I still have a tiny crush on Bradley Cooper. ("Will Tippin" remains my favorite fictional name. Such fun to say aloud!)

9. Nominations for the Television Critics Awards have been announced. I'm dismayed that out of ten nominees for "Individual Achievement in Comedy/Drama", only two (token) women made the cut. While I'm sure all the nominees did a marvelous job last year, would it have killed the critics to find more women for the lists?

10. While I was never a huge fan of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, I wish it had stuck around. Even those of you who weren't fans should check out this blog post by its executive producer about its cancellation. Both hilarious and depressing.
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Emmys livewhatever

I'm not as excited about the Emmys this year, but of course I'm watching. I *love* awards shows, especially this one because at least I've seen most of the nominees. The term "liveblog" is rather silly and overused, but I guess that's what I'll be doing tonight! So, uh, I'll keep updating this post as I watch. ;)

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Emmys Geekery

For the first time in years, I didn't get up early to find out who was nominated for Emmys. I suppose the release/leaks of the shortlists takes away some of the buzz, but I also wasn't all that excited about any of the possibilities this year. I think I've gotten too darn jaded. But here are some observations after I went through the complete list, all 38 pages! Yup, I'm an awards dork.

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A hamster in a maze.

I've been watching a lot of Ninja Warrior and Unbeatable Banzuke on G4 this week. The former is too repetitive, but the latter is fun. I love a good obstacle course. So I watched Wipeout on NBC Tuesday night, and that was a big disappointment. Not so bad with the mute on, but the commentary is just too mean-spirited. I enjoy schadenfreude in certain circumstances, and yes, people on competitive reality shows have to know it comes with the territory. But this made me really uncomfortable.

Yesterday I ran to Blockbuster to rent the Mad Men DVDs as soon as they were available, and I'm now up to episode 5 in my rewatch -- I watched sporadically and didn't pay much attention last summer. I'm enjoying it more now, and it's an amazing work of art (yeah, "art" applies in this case.) But it reminds me of The Wire in that both are shows that I truly appreciate for the overall magnificence, but I just can't seem to *enjoy* them as much as I wish I did.

Time for more Emmys fun! Gold Derby tracked down the lists of finalists for all the acting categories except Comedy Actor and Comedy Supporting Actress, though the Drama Actress one isn't confirmed. Collapse )
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Heigl'd out.

Ooh, time for some Grey's Anatomy drama! (I don't actually watch the show, but this is rather juicy.)

Katherine Heigl withdraws her name from Emmys consideration, blaming the show's writers.

Quote: "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention. In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials."

I can't judge the merit of the writing, nor can I decide whether this is cool or rather snotty. Either way, I love a good mini-scandal!
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TCA Nominees

Yay for awards season! I love these things, even when my favorites don't stand a snowball's chance of getting a nomination. Today the Television Critics Association announced its nominees. Collapse )

P.S. After scrolling through friendsfriends to find something earlier, I'd just like to proclaim my love of cut-tags and wish that more folks loved them as much as I do. *grumble*
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Perky nips, studly Kiwis, and delurking days.

sinful_caesar (thanks!) has hi-res photos of Katee at the TV Guide party, looking very Veronica-Lake-glam. Good shoe choice, and ya gotta love a dress with pockets. I love how the unfortunate bust-dart placement makes her look like she has very perky nipples. ;) Also, txvoodoo has an awesome Emmys gallery, including two pics of the Conchords guys. Yay! Oh, Brit. You're such a stud.

Okay, I posted this the other night, but LJ somehow screwed up the code beyond recognition, so I had to private-ize it. I found this meme on bop_radar's LJ. I do Delurking Days every few months, but I couldn't resist another one -- though I did change a few of the questions.

I'd like to know 27 things about you. Just copy and hit reply and paste in the comments section with answers. Thanks! You'll be surprised how much you didn't know about your friends after this! Answer as many questions as you'd like, then copy the meme and see if anyone answers you.

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Among your friends, what's your "claim to fame"?
4. Eat with your hands or utensils?
5. Do you dream at night?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. George Strait or Jay Z?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. What's the last movie you watched?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. What college course would you like to take, solely for fun?
19. What's your most embarrassing habit?
20. What one article of clothing could you not live without?
21. Do you sing in the shower?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Which of your LJ icons best represents you?
27. Which of my LJ icons do you most associate with me?

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Emmys post #3.

Yeah, yeah. Third Emmys post of the day, but I LOVE awards shows. Time for my attempt at live-blogging. Don't expect anything particularly insightful or erudite here. For hilarity, check out Slezak's commentary on EW.

Oh, and one more "GO 30 ROCK!" :)

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ETA: My three favorite photos from tonight. Collapse )

ETA2: Katee at the TV Guide After-Party. Black dress, red shoes? Fine by me. And more photos at GettyImages.
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