What have I been doing? Existing, I guess. The sublime nature of Being. Or whatever. I was sick over the weekend, & that really hasn't left my lungs; I'm sniffling & clearing my throat constantly. Frustrating. I haven't been to the gym in a week, trying to give the old bag of bones time to heal up, but I think I'm going to go tonight. Sorry, ape-Mordicai, jiva-atman, but I have to put you through the paces. If I don't keep the biological machinary well oiled, flush with endorphins & strength, well...then the meat starts getting cranky. Sadly, being sick sort of encapsulates what I've been up to. Monday we watched Glee-- why was the light mixing so dark?-- which was alright. The "redemption" arc of the bully isn't very engaging; I guess I'm rooting for him to be in a car accident or something. At least there was a mash-up; as far as I'm concerned Glee succeeds when there are mash-ups, succeeds when they focus at least partly on Brittany or Kurt, & fail when they don't. We might have-- must have-- watched something else, but who can say. Tuesday we watched Castle, & that was it. A fun episode; just a good example of why the show succeeds, as far as I'm concerned. Chemistry-- romantic & otherwise. Especially otherwise; for example, Detective Esposito plays his "firsts" when he picks numbers for the lotto. First kiss, first time having sex, etc. His partner Detective Ryan...also play's Esposito's firsts. "That way if I win, we both win, split the money, & it isn't weird." Oh my gosh, adorable. More Molly Quinn though, please. Though...that sounds creepy. I finished my book & then went to bed.
Television Night was last night, featuring the usual suspects of (in order of appearance): me, Jenny, elladorian, fatbutts & her dog Archie, fordmadoxfraud, & special guest comeuppances. Last week we started Celebrity Mole, & so this week we continued it. Well, we watched one episode, anyway. Sarah's roommate was locked out, so she had to leave after it. Jenny & I sort of bickered, but we got over it. Sickness, grumpiness, on both our sides. David brought some fancy Belgian beer, but I neglected to catch the name. After the reality television, & after laughing about Archie being weird, we put on the Valentine's Day episodes of How I Met Your Mother & Modern Family. Both were...really great, actually. People dish on Ted, but I think that is short sighted-- he's the straight man on HIMYM. Sure, he's a huge dweeb, but that is the whole point. Anyhow, regardless of anyone's feelings regarding Ted, or Zoe, the end of this week's episode had everyone saying "aw." It was really well paced, the viewpoint changes were great, & Katy Perry didn't ruin it. I saw a glimpse of the old How I Met Your Mother in there; if they have the guts to change up the status quo-- like say, getting Ted & Zoe together & Barney & Robin coupling up again-- there may be life in it yet. As for Modern Family, it is a show at the height of its game, & this was no exception. All of the plot lines were adorable-- well, maybe Manny & Haley wasn't well recieved, but everything else was. Poor dumb Phil has gone from being loathed by everyone but Maggie, to being a favorite. Jenny likes to insist I'm him. I'm not-- I'm a dork, but I'm not. I think she's just mad that Ellie from Cougar Town is a dead ringer for her. Anyhow, the ending, with Haley running out to Dylan-- perfect.