Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

1. I recently bought the book, My Life in France. Instead of seeing a picture of Julia Child on the cover - it is HER autobiography - there is a picture of Meryl Streep dressed as Julia Child. Yes, I get this. Marketing for the movie, Julie and Julia. I just don't like it. I don't want the movie cover edition. I want the real edition but it's nowhere to be found. If you want to read the book, and buy it new, you have to get a picture of someone pretending to be Julia Child instead of just a picture of the real deal.

2. The season premier of Glee airs on Wednesday. If it's anything like the first episode, which first aired last spring, then I think it will definitely be my new favorite show! If you haven't seen the first episode, watch it online. You won't be disappointed. I already can't wait to buy the soundtrack which comes out later this month.

3. I was just reading that you can now download a "Facebook Friends Checker" which will inform you if anyone is ignoring your friend requests on Facebook or will let you know if someone has deleted you as a friend. Um, don't we have better things to do? Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook as much as the next person but I will admit I've become increasingly annoyed with it in recent weeks. It is fun to reconnect with people you haven't seen since high school graduation and I love being able to easily keep up with current friends but I find myself realizing lately that sometimes high school doesn't seem so far away...

3. Oprah is taping a show on Michigan Ave today. No tickets needed and anyone can go. When I first heard about it, I thought I would definitely go. Why not? Lots of celebrity guests and musicians and it would be a fun way to get out of the house for the day. Then I realized that they were opening the gates at noon but taping didn't start until 5pm...and would still last a few hours beyond that. That's a lot of standing. That's a lot of time to do nothing. And, of course, everyone I know in Chicago has a job - imagine that! So, no, I didn't head downtown for the festivities today. I think I feel old.

3 comments:

Alison said...

Did you see news reports about the Oprah taping? People started showing up last night, and it's been an absolute madhouse downtown. I think what you're really feeling is not 'old' but 'gratitude for the rational side,' although I think you would have enjoyed it more than most!

BTW - you said it on the FaceBook. I could not believe someone had enough time to create a program that will do nothing but start drama among folks. Geesh...I feel another 'FB Hiatus' coming on...

kate m. said...

I hide people on FB sometimes, so I don't have to read their updates. : ) I have several people who update with pure boringness. I am like, I don't care when you brush your teeth or take a shower. Anyway, have you considered hiding your friends, so you can still have fun? I like seeing what you are up to on FB!

Amy said...

I heard 11,000 people showed up for Oprah. I'm so glad I wasn't one of them!

 
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