An open adoption blogger whom I admire does something she calls "Adoption Free Fridays" where she posts on whatever she wants *but not adoption stuffs* every Friday.
I like this idea, and so in the vein of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery I am going to copy her.
**But first, a note from the editor: I've added a new widget to the blog ----> over on the side there. In it are links to items from my Google Reader that I think are interesting enough to share with people. (Google Reader has a social networking aspect to it, where you can connect with people and "share" interesting stuff that will then show up on their readers and vice versa.) I just want to note that when I *share* an article it can mean it is about something really awesome that I love. Technology/sci-fi/pop culture/humor/cat videos/Wil Wheaton, all these are categories that such shared posts may fall into. Or, it might have content that I find thought-provoking on a topic about which I am interested in, learning about, or passionate about. Adoption/feminism/politics/theology/human rights are the usual broad categories there. I don't necessarily agree with every word of everything I share - I like to read blogs whose views resonate with my own as well as those that challenge my worldview. So. The views expressed in the posts represented in the new widget on the sidebar there do not necessarily reflect the views of this writer. But she does find them, at the minimum, thought provoking and/or entertaining.**
Now, for the fun. It's fall, which means school is starting, leaves will begin to turn, crochet hooks must come out and it is time for fall television. I love television. I am not ashamed of this. However, I am beginning to suspect that my ambitious plans for life might interfere with my t.v. schedule for fall. So I'm going to write down the shows I want to watch, grouped into new shows for fall and returning shows that I am already invested in. I'll check back in December and see who's been kicked off the island.
New shows I want to check out:
It's not a very long list. But realistically, once you see my shows I am already invested in list you'll understand why two is, possibly, too many. V attracts me mostly because of the actors involved - the miniseries scared me as a kid. Plus it seems like something Andrew might like and it is hard to find shows he will try to watch. He's more of a movie guy. Flash Forward I actually find interesting because of its premise - every person in the world simultaneously experiences a glimpse of their personal life 6 months in the future. Interesting, right? There's a lot of really cool ethical and philosophical stuff that could be done with that.
Old shows I am waiting with baited breath for:
How I Met Your Mother
Scrubs (this is sort of a new show and an old show and I am feeling rather "eh" about it but I am nothing if not loyal.)
I ranked these in order of how excited I am. Which is to say, I am pretty sure that Scrubs and Grey's are in danger of getting kicked of the island unless they are really mind-blowingly smart and funny this year. HIMYM, on the other hand, has the distinct one-two-punch advantage of Neil Patrick Harris (♥♥♥)and being only 20 minutes long not counting commercials.
Also, I have this lingering feeling that I should be watching Fringe, but I just haven't gotten into it.
What are you watching this fall? (I know, those of you who are actively parenting are laughing at me. If we get our baby all the shows are going to be off the island! Except HIMYM. Babies nap for at least 25 minutes right?)