I haven't been knitting lately, so I've been watching less television. You'd think that would be good, that I would make good use of that time, but I haven't. Not really. My children have discovered Wipeout and I spend a good bit of time watching them fling themselves around the living room jumping from one quickly set up obstacle to the next, terrified they're going to break their spines or require stitches.
It has become their new snuggle show (before bedtime) and their new favorite activity is piling cushions and pillows around the living room and using the ottoman as both a launch and ending point. They hit it chest first, slide across the top and land on their face on the far side. Then they flip off the ottoman using said face as the pivot point, ending up on their back facing the ceiling as they roll off their head.
It's really quite frightening to watch.
Other shows we've tried out this season are: The Gates, Memphis Beat, Haven, Rizzoli and Isles, The Glades, Persons Unknown, Covert Affairs, and our guilty little not-really-a-secret You're Cut Off, where we laugh at the girl who screams something along the lines of, "She only talked to me for five minutes, she can't judge me."
Tee hee, like the viewing audience didn't judge her in those first five seconds watching the beginning shopping trip costs add up in the multiple thousands. OK, at least those of us whose monthly house payment doesn't add up to multiple thousands. I kept watching to see if there was any chance something useful could be made out of someone like that. I still don't know, but I think the finale is coming up soon so I may not ever know.
Of the others, we've added Haven (hoping it doesn't get as pointless and confusing as lost), Rizzoli and Isles (not completely caught yet, but willing to give it another few episodes), and Covert Affairs (we like the blind guy) to our weekly shows. Husband still watches Persons Unknown, but the rest of us were not as entranced.
We are all positively giddy that Leverage, White Collar, Psych and Burn Notice are back and we are hopeful that Under Covers fills the space that Chuck left (because we're pretty sure the season finale of that ...what's the term... jumped the shark. At least there was quite a bit of eye-rolling at our house before we all unanimously agreed to remove it from the season queue.) So yes, we still have more than enough. But I don't have a knitting project right now, so I'm a little lost on our TV days. I need to grab some yarn and pick up a new project.
I learned long ago that I can't read and watch and television, because, really, I read or watch television. One gets completely lost. And I can't figure out what to do with my hands. (They're busy holding a book when I read) Which reminds me...
I don't usually read YA (Young Adult, if anyone here doesn't know), but looking for new Urban Fantasy recommends, you just can't avoid them anymore. They might have gone mainstream, but for the most part they don't catch me like the adult main characters do. However, one of the most highly recommended YA books is Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. You can't get away from hearing about it, at least on the blogs I've followed, so I put got it from the library.
And it did catch me. They were right.
I read the whole thing today and cried through most of it.
Anything caught the rest of you lately? New books, new authors, new shows? Old ones?
What do you love?