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It may look pink, but make no mistake: it’s still a blue Monday.

It may look pink, but make no mistake: it’s still a blue Monday.

Tags: blue monday

I’ve made a huge mistake.

As I am to so many moments in pop culture, I was late to the game in catching up with Season four of Arrested Development on Netflix. 

I finally got around to binge watching the entire season last week. 

I almost wish I hadn’t. 

I discovered the original show years ago and was immediately hooked by the rapid fire jokes, the amazing acting, the convoluted story lines, and how refreshing it was to watch a comedy that didn’t require a laugh track to tell me when I was supposed to laugh. 

It quickly became one of my all time favorite shows. I’m a huge fan of laughter in general. There’s room for slapstick, standup, hell, even tickling. But smart comedy is what I really dig. Comedy that makes you think. Comedy that has replay value. And the Bluth family had it all. Sitting in a room by yourself, laugh out loud funny. The show was, and is, wonderful, insane, and still hilarious. 

Which made the season four experience all the more depressing. I understand that there were scheduling conflicts with the actors that changed the pacing of the show by making character driven episodes instead of the more ensemble approach. I also understand that the original show had some dark story lines, but that only added to the comedy’s shock value. Season four, however, got really dark. To the point of being cringeworthy. Disturbing, almost. It certainly had it’s moments, but for the most part the entire season felt like a parade of winks, nods, and callbacks to old jokes instead of concentrating on new ones. 

I hear that season five is only a matter of when. And I’m cautiously optimistic that they took some lessons from season four and go back to a formula that works. I’m hopeful, because when you have writers and a cast who can pull off line like this on national TV, you are capable of anything. 

Afternoon Delight

I may have to put in a lot of hours, but at least I have a hell of a view from my desk.

I may have to put in a lot of hours, but at least I have a hell of a view from my desk.

Tags: nyc

pvaras:

This is becoming an annual repost for me. While some of you have read this before, it’s still cathartic and almost surreal to me. It’s longish, so feel free to skip. This being the 13th anniversary of the towers falling, I still deal with the questions of why I’m still here and just…
Oh. My. God. 

Luckily there was another roll in the top of the dispenser, but I was freaking out until I discovered it.

Fortunately at that point it was too late to have the crap scared out of me, but it was still pretty tense. 

Happily, everything worked out. 

It’s cool.

Oh. My. God.

Luckily there was another roll in the top of the dispenser, but I was freaking out until I discovered it.

Fortunately at that point it was too late to have the crap scared out of me, but it was still pretty tense.

Happily, everything worked out.

It’s cool.

Tags: no!!!

Hi, Tumblr!

I’ve been busy. I’m still here, though.

SO!

What’s going on?

I was going to take advantage of the quiet to get some work done. However, Sully says it’s nap time. 

I could do with a nap. 

Who’s to argue with a smart cat.

I was going to take advantage of the quiet to get some work done. However, Sully says it’s nap time.

I could do with a nap.

Who’s to argue with a smart cat.

whatshewanted:

Patricia Grasso is a wonderful romance author. The book we’re promoting is TO CHARM A PRINCE. It’s a delightful, sweet, sexy, and funny read. I edited it - so I would know. It’s book 2 of the a series about three sisters who go through a lot to find their happily ever afters. Set in Regency…

My sweety is a talented editor who has had a hand in crafting some amazing books. I’m proud to say that many of the books she has edited live on my Kindle. She is extremely picky about the authors she works with, and takes pride in her work. She forges close relationships with her authors and has great empathy for the characters she helps shape. I can guarantee you that, if she is excited about a book, it is absolutely worth reading. 

If you like sexy, romantic stories with witty banter and engaging story lines, visit her site Lachesis Publishing. She also writes a daily blog where she shares interviews with authors and tips for aspiring authors. If you enjoy books, this is a site for you.

Now if I can only get her to write her own book starring a hero who’s handsome, debonaire. charming, witty and has crazy adventures commuting into NYC everyday…

Boston!

Boston!

Amtrack Business Class. 

It’s like an airplane on the ground. 

A low rent airline, but still.

Amtrack Business Class.

It’s like an airplane on the ground.

A low rent airline, but still.