Because of you I knew it was ok for a little boy to want to make dresses. May you rest in peace Oscar de la Renta.
The world just got a little less elegant.
May you rest in peace Mr. Oscar De La Renta
when you’re reading porn and you can’t tell what position their bodies are supposed to be in and you’ve lost track of all limbs and you’re just
boredrandom said: ♪♪ HellllllllOooo ♪ヽ(´o｀)
hi. what’s up? having a really weird day.
Write down your top ten tv shows, then tag 10 friends to do the same.
Thanks for the tag, xvnot15! So fun! I’m still debating on the order of these, so we’re mostly using bullets in lieu of a numbered list.
- The X-Files - This is by far the first show I can remember making a point to watch (Sundays, 8pm, FOX). I was not even a teenager when I started watching, and I remember there was this one kind of loner guy in my math class who sat in front of me an wore a t-shirt that said “The Truth Is Out There” every single day. Yeah, the fact that he wore it everyday was kind of questionable, but maybe he had like five of the same shirt. Anyway, his name was Ken and one day I admitted that I, too, watched the X-Files. He said something like “oh, cool,” and that was it. But it totally felt like being in a secret (and totally superior) club. Plus, I discovered the universe of fan fiction one summer whilst browsing the internet after re-watching the entire series.
- Law & Order: SVU - Lately, I don’t like the show as much, but the early episodes were the best. Combines my love of law and courtrooms with grade-A sob stories. I’m still holding out for Eliot and Olivia to get together (though that kind of ruined another show for me, see below).
- I Love Lucy - During the summer between first and second grade, I made my family take a vacation to Jamestown, NY where Lucille Ball was from, and where there’s a “Lucy Museum.” It’s really small, but was the coolest thing in the world. I read all the books on Lucy there were in the library, and used to watch all the reruns with my grandma.
- The Twilight Zone - My dad always liked this show, so the reruns were always on. For the past ten or so years, SyFy (formerly Sci-Fi) has been doing marathons on New Year’s Eve (and another summer holiday), that usually consist of 48 hours of back-to-back episodes. BLISS. Also, this is the reason I always want to stay in on NYE—they always schedule the best episodes between 6pm and midnight.
- 30 Rock - I didn’t get into this series until it was well underway, but this was my first foray into binge-watching a season from Episode 1 on Netflix, all day, all night. I remember watching 18 straight hours, going to work, telling everyone how obsessed I was, then going home and watching some more. Liz Lemon was one of the first honest characters I can remember seeing on tv, and there was just something so identifiable about her. I’m kind of sad that it’s over, but also kind of glad, because they left it in a good place. Liz Lemon wouldn’t be the same if she were happily married with kids. Or, at least, I wouldn’t be able to identify as well…
- Dragnet - There are a million other crime dramas I could list, but Dragnet is the best. The voice-over narration, the setting, ugh I just love everything about it, Sergeant Joe Friday included.
- Columbo - So if you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for crime dramas. Columbo was the first show I can remember that had a CSI-like feel to it. As a viewer, you were able to put the pieces together yourself, sometimes before Peter Falk. Oh, and one more thing…
- The Golden Girls - Random fact—this is the only TV show that I own on DVD (all 7 seasons). In college, my friends and I used to watch this nonstop in our dorm room (we didn’t have cable/tv, just vhs/dvd players). My first laptop had a collage of Golden Girls photos as its background. I have a friend who still refers to me as “Blanche,” and yes, we devised a drinking game that consisted of taking a sip every time there was a sex reference.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - These mysteries are still so good. When I was teaching university rhetoric, I used a few of these episodes to talk about different styles of narration and povs. I love how you think you have it figured out, but then it’s something completely different that’s revealed at the end. Kind of similar to the twist in a Twilight Zone episode, but also very hitchcockian. Plus, Alfie’s little introduction and conclusion are just <3.
- House, M.D. - I started watching this from the first episode, and I think it’s because it took the place of The X-Files in my FOX Sunday night timeslot, at least initially. I was intrigued by the fact that he treated people like shit, yet was still respected. I shipped House & Cuddy so hard (before I even knew what a ‘ship’ was), and then, they kind of started fooling around and it was hot as hell, and then *sigh* they got serious and tried to have a real relationship and it went downhill from there (I actually stopped watching the show, though I did watch the finale, “Swan Song”—which sounds way cooler in German btw). Anyway, though I lost interest in the show, it still had this weird sort of impact on me, and for that, it’s on the list.
- House of Cards - Ok, so this one’s not “tv” so it doesn’t count towards my 10. It’s only two seasons in, but it combines a few of my favorite things: Kevin Spacey, Southern accents, politics/capitol hill, journalists. I started watching it on a Friday in February this year, and ended up spending all of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday watching two seasons back-to-back.
Sooo many other shows could have made this list—both old and new. Ten is really limiting. Anyway, now I’m tagging you: crazybecat, bored random, isdangmaharot, andreaelizabethsachs, encircletheworld, organicallyadventurous
A night on the town
Anonymous said: Prompt: Andrea: I'll always remember you; Miranda: Why? Andrea: You have the saddest blue eyes.
my eyes hurt, so I’m not typing tonight. wrote a few words here: http://emeraldorchids.tumblr.com/post/99615083281
Meryl Streep in “Sophie’s Choice”, deleted scenes.
WAIT. THERE ARE DELETED SCENES FOR SOPHIE’S CHOICE??!
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer celebrate their wedding anniversary today so we take a look back over their marriage together.
happy belated anniversary, strummer!! xo
I’m not badass I’m sadass I cry about everything
I saw a picture the other day of my former foster son (the older one with anger issues).
He and his mother were smiling at the camera together....