Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Day With the TV

I sat down to write this blog and walked away from the computer to watch the original cast of RENT sing "Seasons of Love" on TV.. but I'll get back to that.

Do you ever flip channels and come across one of those movies that no matter what... you have to stop???? You see it's on and immediately get a smile on your face and brings you back to a great time in your life.

Reality bites
This morning Reality Bites was on. It came out in 1994

~right in the middle of my Seattle "grunge" phase,where I wore nothing but flannels for like a whole year and listen to Pearl Jam "Ten" til the cd warped
~my music taste was starting to really rock and was a DJ at the college radio station.
~I had just pledged my Sorority in college
~that was the summer I met my best friend
~I had just turned 20
~where I was finally coming into my own and being ok with who I was.
It was one of the best times of my life. It seemed like forever ago but seems like just yesterday. I will forever have a place in my heart for that movie and for "Singles".. and will always smile (Sidenote:the soundtracks are just as good as the movies, I own both of each)

Am I the only one that has a movie like that?

Then "Charlotte's Web" was on. The life action remake. I wanted the punkin to be as excited about it as I was... but she wasn't. I cried like the big sap I am, but I cry EVERYTIME I watch that movie... since I was 7. I actually own the cartoon version. I don't remember crying when I read the book but I guess I was too little.

Then we took a break to get out of the house. We went to the PX where I spent no money but just wanted to get out of the house cuz the day was so nice. Since punkin can't go in the sun.. it was the only place I could think of (other than the mall) to go. After that we went to the commissary where I got a basket and should've gotten a cart cuz it's hard to carry a heavy basket and push a stroller.LOL.

Then Army Wives. I am addicted to this show... yet somethings are SOOOO far fetched I get super disgusted. Then the stuff that it so true comes on that it pulls at your heart strings. First off Roxy gets on my nerves.. being new to the Army wife life doesn't make it acceptable to do the stupid shit that she does. She gets away with things that in real life.. you could NEVER get away with. As one of my friends once said" I hate the way they dumb her down". You wanna see true life... let us bloggers write an episode. My other complaint is ... When does the General and the Generals' wife ever become friends with enlited like they all are.... much less gather around for Sunday dinner. I wouldn't know the General's wife if she bite me in the PX. Are you kidding me?

Lastly the Tony Awards was on. I grew up in NY.. and moved to Jersey when I was 12. My mom worked in the city her whole life until shortly after 9/11. It was a ferry ride across the river into NYC where the whole world seemed so big to me. I grew up going to Broadway shows and became one of those theatre freaks in high school. That's one of the things about living here I miss, being able to go to the city and see a play whenever I wanted. I watch the Tony's as my little piece of culture from home. RENT is one of my fave shows. I've seen it like 4 times... once with the complete Original cast... even the Movie didn't have the COMPLETE original cast. To see them all on tv made me happy, and made me wish I was home. My mom takes all my discount ticket offers I get sent to my old house and goes to see the shows using my discount. I'm so jealous of her.

I spent too much time in front of the tv today.


trying said...

I was thinking the same thing about Army wives this week. First of course is how roxy gets some free pass to do as she likes and ruffle whoevers feathers she feels necessary. Lets face it sometimes (alright) most of the time you cant swim upstream in the military, least of all by a spouse. Rules are rules and the system is in place for a reason. Oh lord why is a show getting me so worked up!

Second, dinner at the generals house. ummmm.... is fraternization different in the army than in the Marine Corps cause seriously that would be a BIG no no. Around here you have your enlisted bbq and your O bbq, may sound strange but its just the way it works.

and oh... Empire Records. I know i know its kinda lame but I do so LOVE IT. Even the cheesy songs.

New Girl on Post said...

I love Charlotte's Web...and yes when Charlotte dies I can't help but shed a few tears.

If Plesantville is on tv I have to stop and watch it. Something about that movie just sucks me in everytime.

Oh and your comment about the General's wife and biting you in the PX...priceless!