content overload

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Way too much to read, listen, see, do, eat, drink, watch, write, and make. I want to do it all and every day I just find out about more stuff!

I will be honest that TV has taken a bit of a backseat lately. We don’t have any shows going right now. Although we did start Boardwalk Empire. Egads, that thing is about MEN being MEN and being POWERFUL. Which I’m not so sure I need to see another show like that, but it’s very well done so….

I’ve been reading at night instead of watching stuff and am trying to read during my lunch at work as well. It’s going okay! Here’s a master list of the things I’m trying to consume this week…maybe just this afternoon!?

An hour long video interview with Ashtangi Laruga Glaser. She is amazing. I can’t wait to watch this.

I’m currently reading two incredible page turners.  I was making fabulous prgress on the second book in the Elena Ferrante trilogy when I listened to this episode of Books on the Nightstand. I am now obsessively reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m not sure how great a book it is (quality wise), but it’s definitely entertaining…the Gone Girl of 2015 for sure.

My podcast feed is out of control. Trying to listen through it all, but getting bogged down. Especially with the slew of new albums being released right now too!

Oh, and let us not forget, the internet. There is my Feedly list of blogs, which is downright gigantic. The flood of daily news (thank god for NYT Now), op-eds, long reads, twitterings, and vlogs. Yep, I said vlogs. Perhaps my secret obsession with YouTube channels should be saved for another post entirely…

And on top of it all, today is Thursday and Thursday is when the GOOP newsletter arrives in my inbox, ready and waiting for ridicule!

It’s all too much…but in a good way I’m pretty sure.

painting above from Dorothy Goode

 

 

My internet…part I

ahhh the internet. Every morning I get up about an hour and half before I have to be at work. I don’t shower in the morning (I have a weird, OCD like obession with having to shower RIGHT before I get in bed at night…), I don’t wear makeup, I don’t have to walk the dogs, I barely have to do anything…but I still need at least an hour. Why? To browse the internets in peace with coffee.

After checking email and social media outlets Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (blech!), etc. I make the some rounds:

Google News
Slate...although, since their redesign, I’m not so sure…I’ve never seen a website that is this unpleasant looking…horrible
Daily Beast
NPR
Vulture
Entertainment Weekly

Of course, after checking twitter and the like, I find myself in various random corners of the internet and ultimately, laughing to myself while looking at Buzzfeed lists.

I’ll be back soon with part II, focusing on my favorite blogs.

life is better with…the Summer Strut Playlist

For three summers now, I’ve looked forward to the Slate Culture Gabfest’s Summer Strut playlist. This year is no exception, it’s fantastic! I love it especially because the songs submitted do not have to be current…I’m able to discover so many great songs I’ve missed!

Right now I’m currently obsessed with these songs:

life is better with…this new podcast

I recently found a great new podcast. Three  intelligent ladies talking TV?!?! YES PLEASE! Fair warning…if you do not watch cable/prestige tv, this is probably not in your wheelhouse. But I do and I LOVE it!

These ladies are fantastic. I discovered it via one of my favorite twitter friends,  Britt Julious. She and two others, Alison Cuddy and Leah Pickett have great discussions regarding current television. However, what I especially like about this podcast is that the given opinions are fully fleshed out with attention to broader cultural, literary, and cinematic impact. Unlike some pop culture podcasts I listen to…that is all…

Anyways, here’s the link, their podcast Changing Channels  is part of WBEZ Chicago. Listen to it.

All-Time Greatest: TV

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Entertainment Weekly has been extra fun lately. With its new 100 All-Time Greatest issue, they have put out some definitive, “All-Time Greatest” lists of books, movies, tv, music, and style. I love me a good top ten list! And of course whenever I see anyone else’s lists, I feel inspired to make my own.

Here are my ten “all-time greatest” of television in order:

10. Friday Night Lights

9. Curb Your Enthusiasm

8. LOST

7.  Arrested Development

6. Freaks and Geeks

5. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

4. Breaking Bad

3. Sex and the City

2. Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends

1. Mad Men

Please note: This list has been made without having watched The Wire or The Sopranos. We are about to start the latter.