May 28, 2011

Don't Work It

Upfronts ended earlier this month, and the award for new show I'm looking forward to the least goes to....ABC's Work It. The premise seems more like a mediocre SNL skit than a sitcom:

Ick. Jokes about how men are different from women are so original! And cross-dressing is always funny! And this couldn't possibly be very insensitive to the transgender community!

May 26, 2011

Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman

I'm young because:

I check facebook before I check my email when I get onto my computer.

I'm old because:

I didn't wear makeup to work a good four or five days this month. I'm pretty sure this is how it starts. Soon my friends will be nominating me for What Not To Wear. And this doesn't even worry me.

May 12, 2011

Let's Not Get Political

I took Pew Research Center's political typology quiz today ( I wanted to see if I'm truly a wishy-washy moderate like I say to please everyone or if I really need to start standing up for something. According to this quiz, I'm a post-modern...the lightest shade of blue (there was no non-red or blue option):


Basic Description: Well-educated and financially comfortable. Post-Moderns are supportive of many aspects of government though they take conservative positions on questions about racial policy and the social safety net. Very liberal on social issues. Post-Moderns were strong supporters of Barack Obama in 2008, but turned out at far lower rates in 2010.

Defining values: Strongly supportive of regulation and environmental protection. Favor the use of diplomacy rather than military force to ensure peace. Generally positive about immigrants and their contributions to society.

Who they are: The youngest of the typology groups (32% under age 30); a majority are non-Hispanic white (70%) and have at least some college experience (71%). Nearly a third (31%) are unaffiliated with any religious tradition. Half live in either the Northeast (25%) or the West (25%). A majority (58%) lives in the suburbs.

Lifestyle notes: 63% use social networking. One-in-five (20%) regularly listen to NPR, 14% regularly watch The Daily Show, 10% read the New York Times. 31% trade stocks and 53% have a passport.

I think this fits me somewhat accurately. Though I'm not a huge fan of Wall Street, which I feel is a main contributor to the vast gap between rich and poor in this country. And I don't know if I qualify as well-educated and financially-comfortable; I am compared to some, I'm not compared to others. Anyway, I don't really have any major analysis. I just thought I'd post my results because it's an easy excuse for a blog post. Yes, I'm lame.

May 4, 2011

More Bullets

  • My calves are really sore for no reason. I haven't done anything strenuous with my legs that I can think of lately. Goodness knows I don't work out.
  • Trevor is growing a mustache which is "stylish because it's out of style; that's really in right now." He wants to be Ron Swanson. So I tell him it makes him look like Freddie Mercury.
  • When I first read the headline "Osama bin Laden is Dead" on Slate, I figured the article would be some sort of editorial on how he has ceased to be relevant in the new Middle East and didn't click to read more. It wasn't until I got on facebook a few minutes later that I realized he's physically dead.
  • When people ask what kind of music I like, I typically give very vague answers. I thought about attempting an in-depth analysis of my music taste in a blog post, but it's too much work. So here are the 25 most-played songs from my computer's iTunes (you can click to expand if need be...I realize it's kinda small wording). It'll give you an idea of my taste. I'm pretty stuck in 2006, the last year I really cared about music. When it comes to more contemporary stuff, I mostly like stupid pop songs about wearing all your favorite brands brands brands brands brands, but this kind of thing is on the radio enough that I feel no need to download it. And no, I don't want to talk about how Mmmbop got so high on the list. And yes, I might be a little in love with Josh Ritter.