Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poll: Having now seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: I found this dance scene to be: Realistic

Poll: Having now seen the movie, I found this dance scene to be:

I voted that the scene was realistic - I thought it was one of the best scenes of the movie. Yet I didn't interpret it as romantic - and that's what made it so fascinating for me.

I noticed that Harry's line "She's like my sister" was not included in the scene after which Ron destroys the locket in the movie. I thought that was an interesting choice as well.

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!

Christmas is in 6 days!

I cannot believe how quickly the holiday season and the year have flown by. So quickly that I haven't always taken a moment to appreciate the support and kindness given to me over this past year and always.

So, now before the Christmas rush is through, I channel Frank Capra and thank you all.

I have a wonderful family, supportive as always, and which has grown to include two new cousins born this year, friends that have proven to me that we'll be together for life, and coworkers who have welcomed me into the workplace with open arms. You know who you are.

Also this year, through this blog and the others I maintain, I have gotten to know others who share my loves of writing, entertainment and quirky, observational humor. You've chosen to listen to me ramble on about Glee, Seinfeld, Back to the Future, celebrities, Top 10 lists, coffee, social media and goodness knows what else. For this, I thank you. Family and friends who've listened to these conversations in person as well as online, thank you as well.

I leave you with the closing scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas. This seems like a fitting way to close out the year which included a series of Peanuts related posts. More importantly, it reflects the tone of this letter. Like Charlie Brown, I may feel and come across as jaded a lot of the time, but at the end of the day, I'm sentimental and cognizant of all of your support, without which I would be completely lost.

Merry Christmas to you and those you care about. I look forward to many more happy memories with you all.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lists of the Year

In keeping with my love of Year-in-Review/Best-of-All-Time retrospectives, I will continue to share interesting lists and links with you.

As many of these compilations speak for themselves and deserve to be seen as soon as possible, I will not always write an introductory comment at the time I post them.

As always, I will write back responses to comments you leave regarding these lists. Talking with you about our mutual interests is what I love best about maintaining this blog.

So, drumroll please...

The Huffington Post has created a slide-show of all computer-related winners of Time's Person/Machine of the Year.

I hope you enjoy looking back at the evolution of the computer and its impact on broader culture throughout the past 25+ years as much as I did.

Visit soon for more All-Time fun - Consider this site a database of my own favorite things.

It's a Magical Time of Year...

It's so hard to focus on anything with Christmastime, Year-in-Review Lists and Award-Show Nominations upon us!!

Congrats Mark Zuckerberg...For those who don't know by now, the day Time announces Person of the Year is one of my favorite days of the year.

What I would do to be part of that selection process ... or better yet, be Editor of my own retrospective that others looked forward to reading annually.

What I would do to be Person of the Year. It's definitely a dream of mine.

One day.

Enjoy all the magazine, newspaper and television specials! Thanks to everyone who puts them together!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


My story hasn't ended because MY story hasn't ended. And frankly, that terrifies me.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Entertainers I Wish Were on Twitter

I'm not particularly interested in what Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan or Snooki have to say. Here are celebrities I would definitely follow if they signed up for Twitter:

Tina Fey
Jerry Seinfeld
Larry David
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - I actually met her uncle, which was very cool!
Steve Carell
Jenna Fischer - Although she does keep a great MySpace blog - and she's my friend!
Ryan Murphy - I want to know how his mind works, because I know he's got a CRAZY imagination. Also, some of his Glee decisions have been controversial with fans and critics and I'd be curious to see him comment on some of these choices.
Ian Brennan - Glee screenwriter alongside Murphy and Brad Falchuk, he is the voice behind Sue Sylvester - You know he could come up with some good tweets!
Heather Morris - One of my favorite things about Twitter is reading the Glee actors' responses to episodes after they air. I want Heather to comment on some of the lines she says in character!
George Lucas
Steven Spielberg
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale - Screenwriter of Back to the Future - Just because I love that movie and screenplay.
Michael J. Fox
Matthew Weiner - Mad Men creator. Like Murphy, brilliant yet has made some strange plot decisions.
Jon Hamm
Amy Adams
Meryl Streep

I've searched for some of these entertainers repeatedly, but have yet to find a credible account for any of them on Twitter, or else they have commented that they don't tweet.

I mostly would love for these celebrities to join Twitter so that I could send them messages about how brilliant they are - Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron would probably appreciate a break from me! (Although if they just responded once, I just *might* leave them alone for a while.)

Is it too much to ask for a 140 character message from someone famous saying that they enjoy my writing?

P.S. I wish these celebrities tweeted more often:
J.K. Rowling - Her last tweet said her priority was "pen and paper at the moment." WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It's been a year since she shared this news with us, I think another clue as to what's she's working on is in order!
Brad Falchuk - His pictures from the set are great, but they always inspire questions I want answered. Remember this one? (By the way, you can find out why that photo was taken if you watch the "Duets" episode of Glee.)