Friday, April 13, 2007

Happy Friday!

I'm blogging at A Slice of Orange, my Orange County RWA chapter's blog today. Stop by and say hello!

On Saturday, I'll be attending the OCC meeting, featuring speakers Taylor Wilshire and Barbara Samuel. I'm looking forward to hearing both women speak. And I can't wait to see my friends and catch up on all the latest gossip--er, industry news. Yeah, that's it. ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

TV Talk

I realized last night that I’ve never blogged about my favorite television shows. Isn’t that weird? I’m such a TV fanatic. I especially love reality shows, the cheesier the better. There's American Idol, of course. I can't miss it. This season isn’t the greatest but how can you not watch? With the horror of Sanjaya singing each week, it’s like smashed cars and bodies strewn across the freeway. You can't dare look away!

And here's a dirty little secret. I watch the Pussycat Dolls auditions. Yes, I do. And I love America’s Next Top Model. And I can’t wait for the next season of Project Runway and So You Think You Can Dance. It’s a sickness, but I love them all.

So why haven't I blogged about TV?

I think it's because my favorite shows don't really match up with most of my friends’ favorites. I love my friends and want to keep them, so I usually shut up, keep a low profile and rarely mention that I think Grey’s Anatomy is boringly angsty and full of blah blah blah. And Lost? It lost me somewhere during the second show.

And I swear, I’ve tried and tried to watch Gilmore Girls but it leaves me shaking my head. Everyone says their dialogue is the best on television but all I can think is, nobody talks like that in real life. It's all too cute—not in a good way—and they talk so fast, it’s annoying. Oh, it's probably not their fault. It's me. There's something wrong with me.

But anyway, now that I’ve dumped on everyone’s favorite shows, I won’t blame you if you snort in contempt when I reveal the name of one of my very favorite shows on network television.

Boston Legal.

Is it just me, or is James Spader not the sexiest guy on TV? He is!

And William Shatner is so funny, utterly inappropriate and completely loveable.

And hello, Mark Valley! Keen Eddie, anyone? Yum! And that absolute cutie, Gary Anthony Williams. I loved him as Smart Brother in Undercover Brother. On Boston Legal, Gary plays a lawyer with multiple personalities. There's Clarence, Clarice, Clevant, and occasionally, he's Oprah. He’s hilarious and heart-breaking. And last night, Shelley Berman was back as the senile judge in the episode’s main trial scene. I love Shelley Berman! What great casting!
But the best part of Boston Legal is the last scene of the show. Every week, James Spader and William Shatner sit out on the balcony and commiserate about their day. They smoke cigars and drink scotch. The dialogue is often profound. The acting is brilliant. You know they love each other, no matter what happened earlier in the show. It is simply the best moment of the TV week and I'm pretty sure it's the reason God created Tivo.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Yes, it's me! Sorry I've been a blog slacker lately. I've got so many excuses! Deadlines, re-writes, traveling, a head cold. Okay, let's face it, I've been slacking off. But I'll be better, I promise!

For today, though, I'm blogging somewhere else! My 2006 Golden Heart buddies--a fabulously talented and fun group! More about them later!--have gotten together to start a new blog. We're not "officially" up and running with a format and logos and all, but we're posting every day, and today's my day! Come and see me here and read about how I find inspiration for my heroes.

Oh, and I should probably explain about our blog name. See, we were calling ourselves the Six-Packers because it was 2006. As in "2006-packers." And this is our interim work-in-progress blog. So that's the name of the blog. Packers Work in Progress. Get it? Yeah, whatever! Anyway, the name stuck. For now, that is. Our official blog will have a different name. Okay, it's not as complicated as I'm making it sound! *g* Just come by for a visit, will ya?

And I'll be back to blog here again this week. So check back here, will ya? All right!