Yuletide! I am almost done with my story, incredibly. I have two or three scenes left to write and find I can't get myself to do anything. I think it's because once I'm done I'll have to go back and revise/edit, and I know how many times I wrote "XXXXXX-put something good in here" instead of, you know, writing something good there.
Today during some downtime at work I tried to write out some scenes longhand, which worked for me last week, but instead I found myself doing that "Top
Eight Signs You're Reading a Story By Me" meme that went around last week. As is stated in the mission statement of this LJ, this LJ is all about self-involved memes. But I will use a cut tag to spare those who would rather not read.( eight signs you're reading a story by yours truly )
I'm in a weird place with TV this season in that a lot of the shows I was crazy in love with last year I haven't been watching much at all this year. I haven't been able to get into the Office this year at all, and I recognize that this is likely a failing on my part. Am I really one of those lame people who's so invested in a love story that once I get the happy ending I don't want to see anything else? POSSIBLY. I have other, complicated arguments about how the season is too broad for my tastes, I don't like how they've moved away from the documentary cinematography, etc., but really I kind of think it might be that I miss the Jim/Pam angst.
It's weird because it's not like I dislike broad comedies (I watch Dumb and Dumber every time it's on) or more traditional sitcoms (I just added Wings to my Amazon wishlist); I think it's just that the thing I most loved about the Office was the Jim/Pam thing, maybe, or maybe it was also the slightly bleak undertone that came with it. I can't tell you how ridiculous it is for me to be typing that something might not be bleak enough for me. ME. Who has already seen Enchanted twice. On successive Friday nights!
I also haven't been watching Friday Night Lights, but that's mostly because I tend not to be home on Friday nights, either because I’m out seeing movies like Enchanted or freeloading on my parents' traditional Friday night dinners out. I'm hoping to catch up sometime later this month.
The shows I have been watching obsessively are: Chuck, Life, Ugly Betty and 30 Rock. Lately my primary obsession has been Ugly Betty, which is partly because one of my RL buds is super-into Ugly Betty too, so we keep having conversations about why Daniel and Betty are mfeo, how puzzled we are by people who can't see it, how exactly the show will go about it, etc. We are pathetically lame and obsessed.
I would go on about at greater length about the other shows I'm hooked on if it weren't for the fact that Life is going to start in seven minutes for a special Monday night airing! Must run!