Thursday, March 10, 2005
So, I am at my mother's place again. I am here for the evening because my sister and I will be heading to Ottawa for a trade show. The magazine I work for is sending us. The drive up should be fun. My sister is very funny. She is also a talking sensation so there will never be a dull moment - which I am actually kind of dreading. Really, she is hilarious, but being both a Cancer and an artist (DISASTEROUS combination) she communicates in two ways, through complaints or she thinks about herself out-loud. You literally have to tell her something 5 or 6 times because she doesn't listen when you speak and when you finally get through to her, she complains because you didn't tell her earlier.
I will be at the trade show all weekend, we will be staying with a friend of mine and that friend will be travelling back to Toronto with us. ALL of that was new information for my sister. Although I did tell her several times.
My mother's house is ridiculously comfortable. Whenever I come here, I want to sleep for three days straight. Then I want to get up and watch daytime TV for a few hours then go back to sleep. However, there are a couple things that drive me crazy. 1. my mother no longer cooks and 2. there is ALWAYS a container of ice cream in the freezer, BUT that container is ALWAYS empty! Every time I come home it is like this. There are no left-overs and there is no ice cream. Why, I mean really.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
I know all of you will join me in thanks to that extra special network NBC for bringing us yet another Law & Order. Now, to join Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Apparently there is also a game called Law & Order: Justice is Served. And, for some reason I thought that there was a Law & Order: CSI, but I may just be imagining things. Perhaps the Law & Order cops made an appearance on CSI New York. Also, I think the CSI franchise is on another network.
So, Last night GRC and I watched part of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. OK, there is bad TV out there, but this show has elevated bad TV to a whole new level. It is pretty obvious that a network is grasping at straws when there is a whole show dedicated to sex crimes. It think is says something disturbing about the North American audience's penchant for seeing stories about women, young girls and little boys getting sexually assaulted and then murdered, but I'd rather not get into that. The show is badly acted, poorly written and so transparent that it is a waste of time. However, the creators of Law & Order have been given license to make a new show starring Bebe Neuwirth. Now, THAT has to be the mark of a career gone down the tubes - you end up in a Law & Order franchise.