Posted in Catching TV, Geeking Out

Mid-Year Report

Did June come early this year?  Seriously, did we skip a couple of months and decide we needed it to be June?  Because I swear to God I was just celebrating New Year’s Day, like, last week.  Honestly.  June?

Anyway, yes.  It’s June now.  June is a great month because it’s half spring and half summer, and it holds the promise that it’s going to be a great summer.  Remember when we were kids and June not only meant “SUMMER!” but it also meant “WE STILL HAVE TWO MORE MONTHS AFTER THIS!!!”?  Well, now that we’re adults now and have these things called “full-time jobs” there really isn’t such a thing as “summer” anymore, but June is still lovely.  Especially if you like flowers.


June is bustin’ out all over.

I really have nothing topical to write about today, but since I have the time to write and really do want to write every day, I’ll just update you all on what’s been going on in my world.  You know, now that’s June and all.  Consider it to be a mid-year report on all the Odds & Thens that happen around me.  Also, prepared to be a little bored because my life isn’t exciting at all.  Sorry.

So, remember how I was going to challenge myself to watch at least five new movies a month because last year’s movie-viewing was so lame?  Well, I’m going to be honest with you.  I haven’t seen a new movie since February.  Well, with the exception of one, and that’s Wreck-It Ralph, and that’s only because my daughter thinks it’s awesome.  But apart from that, I haven’t been interested in watching any new movies.  As usual, I find comfort in my favorite go-tos:  Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.  Also, it tends to be that when I’m home alone and have the time to watch a movie, I also want to clean the house (sorry, I love to clean.  I really do.), and so I usually put in a movie that makes good background noise.  Hence, a movie that I’ve seen a kajillion times.


Time to clean!

I haven’t really watched any new TV, either.  I finally got all caught up with Glee which, unfortunately, never really won me back at the end of the season.  It’s sad, really, when I think of how much I loved the show two years ago, to now when I actually have to force myself to watch it.  Methinks I probably won’t see much of it next year, but who knows.

Ever since discovering that all the seasons of The Twilight Zone is streaming on Netflix, I’ve been watching about three episodes at a time when I’m able to.  Man, talk about a great show.  The stories, the writing, the way it plays on people’s fears…it’s all so great.  And it’s fun to see old actors in what was probably the very first thing they did.  If for some odd reason you’ve never watched the show before, I suggest doing that right now.  This second.


That’s not fair!  There was time now!

To be honest, the shows I’ve seen the most these past couple of months are Justin Time and Adventure Time which, I’ll be honest with you, I LOVE.  I’m serious.  I love these shows.  They’re shows my daughter loves, too, which is why it’s so awesome that I like them as well.  Justin Time is about a kid who travels to different parts of the world with his imaginary friends Squidgy and Olive (at least I think they’re imaginary….), and Adventure Time is about…well, I can’t describe.  Seriously, I’m not even gonna try because I’ll end up sounding totally insane.  But it’s so much fun to watch.


So much awesomeness.

I’m also in the process of mentally preparing for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, which takes place on November 23, 2013, and also leads up to the departure of my first and favorite Doctor, Matt Smith.  It was just announced this past Saturday that he’ll be leaving the show after the Christmas episode, and while Doctors leaving is the nature of the show (duh, they regenerate…that’s why there have been 11 so far…), watching Matt Smith leave is going to be really difficult to do.  I may have watched the first series reboot with Christopher Eccleston back in 2005, but my heart was never in it.  I decided to give it another chance when Matt Smith came on back in 2010, and I’ve loved every single second of it.  I’ve since gone back and re-watched Eccleston, and also came to love David Tennant as the tenth doctor, but Matt Smith will always be my first and my favorite, and I will be truly sad to see him go.


Trust me.

That being said, I’m VERY excited to see the 50th anniversary episode, mainly because Smith will be joined by David Tennant and the once companion Rose, and it’ll be interesting to see how their characters will collide.  And obviously I’m curious as to who will be the Twelfth Doctor.  Everyone’s got their speculations, but we’re all going to have to wait a while before that answer comes.


I hope he’s ginger!

And speaking of mentally preparing, we’re only 44 days away from San Diego Comic-Con which, of course, my hubby and I will be attending this year.  It’ll be our sixth year attending, and it’s going to be just as insane and crazy as it always is.  Last year’s con took so much out of me, physically and mentally (no sleep, Firefly reunion), and I told my husband that we should “take it easy” this year.  Of course I say that every year, and of course we always find ourselves getting into line for Hall H panels at 2:00 in the morning.  And this year I know there are going to be some big panels that I won’t want to miss:  The Hobbit (part 2), Doctor Who, Supernatural, Thor 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Ugh, just thinking about all of it makes my stomach get all flippy.  But I can’t wait.



In between all that, I’m also learning how to “garden” (in pots out on my balcony), I’m getting my daughter situated for kindergarten next year (no, that’s not stressful at all), and I’m trying to understand why my cats insist on doing my hair while I try to sleep.  Either that or they’re giving me the worst head massage ever.  Seriously, cats are effing weird.

I have a feeling this summer is going to totally fly by, so enjoy the weather and the opportunities while they’re hot.  And don’t forget to have fun!  Because summer – whether you’re in school or have a full-time job – will always be “SUMMER!!!!”



I have way too much information floating around in my head, which is why I write things down. I find that books, movies, music, and television are much more interesting than my local news.

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