This is an annual update, mostly for myself, where the list of worthwhile shows are whittled down and only the good ones are left standing. It makes is easier when keeping track of what to keep an eye out for when the next season comes around.
I’ve always tried to read more books than watch tv, but the truth is that when it’s colder I just don’t want to let my arms outside the blanket to hold a book. It would be a complete lie if I said there wasn’t comfort in lying wrapped in front of the box being fed a story – the only problem is sifting through the many available options to find the ones that appeal to you most. We all have different tastes, and like music preferences it’s essentially a personal choice. Continue reading »
Greg Climer is a fashion designer and faculty member at Parsons School of Design in New York who is knitting a watchable scarf. The proof of concept is the video below which shows that as incredible as it sounds, a scarf can actually be used as a film reel. The film reel, or test scarf took a year and half to make, and is as long as a New York City block (which I’m told is pretty long…). Continue reading »
It’s been a good few years for female comedians and like most other people I’m a huge fan of the funny ladies that we’re (thankfully) seeing more and more of on screen. I’m familiar with who I’ll call the usual suspects: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Kirsten Wiig and a host of others I’m forgetting right now. My point is that until now I was quite unaware of the incredible, Amy Schumer.
It’s that time of the year where I start shutting down as hibernation sets in, and then the struggle of trying to find something to watch on tv begins… For the past two years I’ve put together my winter tv guide (2013, 2014) and it might be time to do it again. While searching for something new I stumbled upon the latest season of Inside Amy Schumer and the only thing I’m bummed about is that I didn’t know about it sooner. The perfect introduction to my new comedy hero is this song: Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.
We don’t travel all that much, but when we do we try to see and do as much as possible. Why should our honeymoon be any different? It’s coincidental that I’m posting this on the day that we’ve been married for two months, but it does make it feel fresh, in a way. Being back at work and falling into the same routines has somehow made the time fly past and at the same time it also feels as if we’ve been married for a lot longer.
I’ve spoken to people who collect various items from their travels, one of my favourites being a single ornament that can later be hung on the Christmas tree. Even when we went to the home of Santa, Finland, we couldn’t find anything that we liked enough to start that kind of tradition of our own. After the ornament search failed, we didn’t really find anything else that was going to do be small or emotive enough as a keepsake, so we decided on videos instead. There’s definitely more work involved, but I’ve completely fallen in love with the videos that Matt makes of what we’ve seen and done. This is only the second one, (here’s the first) but I’m sure we’ll have a travelling opportunity soon enough again. We still don’t have a GoPro, but my brother let us take his along again.
It would seem that my good intentions weren’t misplaced and my reading streak continues! In the past few months I’ve managed to read just over the amount I read during the course of the entire last year. I feel like I’m slowing down now a bit, so as soon as you think you’re out of a rut is the perfect time for a slump to settle in. Continue reading »