Goodbye busy 2007, Hello quiet 2008

December 31, 2007 at 3:13 pm (babbling, Entertainment, Family) (, , , , , )

I’m not one for looking backwards. I’ve always been a delayed gratification girl who’s goals are all ahead. I see the past and who it’s made me and I’m happy. I have no real regrets because each has made me who I am today and while I know I’m not perfect, I’m content with who I am and look forward to who I’m becoming.
So why am I writing about 2007?? We’ll it’s been a big year, lots of ups and downs and I think it will be good to have the key events highlighted for prosperity’s sake.

January brought with it my 29th birthday. I took a group of friends to the Magic Castle for some food and fun!! It’s an invite only location in Los Angeles, and a fun date. It has a dress code and secret things only insiders can know. I think it was my best birthday to date. At the end of January we caught the housing bug and started our search for a house. We bought within a week or so of our search and signed the escrow papers in February. We had a fantastic real estate agent and if you are in need of one, please ask me for his information. He really made the whole thing so much easier than most of the things we had heard.

So then February brought wrapping up editing Trading Spouses for Fox and moving into a new home. 2 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathroom town home isn’t a shabby way to start home ownership in the Los Angeles Area. It was quite the adventure and I think we made the whole process look easier than it actually was.

March brought the birth of our friend’s first baby: Ruby. She’s a cutie and we can’t wait to see the person she will become! I edited Driving Force for A&E during this time frame.

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April was a slower month. I went to Disneyland with a friend. Then Sam and I went to the premiere of “Hot Fuzz” with a crew Q&A afterwards.

For May, Sam was away on a movie, so I decided to take a trip up to Toronto. My parents had started talking about moving down to the US and I wanted to catch up with old friends before I would no longer have a place to stay. I also took my parents to a Blue Jays game where I got hit in the face with a baseball. That’s another story though!!

June became very action-packed when my appendix decided it didn’t want to be in my body anymore. They thought it was my ovary, so I’m still thankful that it was only my appendix. It meant that I missed the Police concert I had bought tickets for, but it was necessary down time. My first adventure out after the surgery was to see Lucha Wrestling. Eric and Sam protected me from the flying midgets and wrestlers.

July was back to work with me, a few dinners, poker nights and we rounded out the summer fairly mellow while still recovering!

August we took a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas to meet with friend’s of my parents during the Star Trek Convention. I also started working on Overhaulin’ for TLC. We also toured Stan Winston’s Creature shop seeing dinosaurs from Jurrasic Park, the costume/robot outer wear for the new “Iron Man” movie and more. I could live there it was so fantastic!!

September started a new hobby of Sam and mine thanks to our friend Eric – bowling. We were asked to join “LA Amuse Buche” Foodies Group. We quickly became addicted to both bowling and to the wonderful food hiding around Los Angeles. I also became an aunt. My brother and his wife gave birth to a baby girl, Isabella.

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In October Sam and I hosted our first Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a few friends. I had 2 days of Jury Duty where I almost got selected for a murder trial.

November was mellow, the Award Nomination movie screenings started. We did our usual Thanksgiving at Matt & Dan’s place this year with 21 attendees. More bowling was on hand, and another Foodies outing.

And now we are here to December, I wrapped up editing/Story Producing for Overhaulin’ and started editing for Intervention which airs on A&E. Sam and I took a road trip to Grand Junction, Colorado to see my parents new house and visit with my brother, his wife and their baby. We had a great visit and were excited to be able to spend Christmas with the whole family.

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Now I sit here and wonder what 2008 has in store. I know that I’m throwing myself a 30th birthday party as well as going to see the Leafs vs. the Kings the night after my birthday. I will continue editing on Intervention. Sam will spend the first month away working on an independent low budget feature film.

But that’s it. That’s all I know. I hope it’s full of friends and new adventures. More road trips with Sam. This is the first year in awhile I haven’t had specific goals for the year and I’m not sure what that means. I think it will be a quiet year full of hard work, lots of saving and a little more calm than 2007.

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USA gives viewers a lump of coal for Christmas

December 19, 2007 at 9:39 pm (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , , , )

The USA Network cancels “The Dead Zone” and “The 4400.” Now there’s absolutely nothing to watch on the USA Network.  hehe  Viewers are a little ticked off because that means there’s no way the shows can be wrapped up and the last episodes were way back in September.

VH1 has a few new shows and some oldies coming back next month (aka January).  Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew premieres January 10 at 10 pm.  Rock of Love with Bret Michaels opens season two on January 13 at 9 pm with 20 new women vying for the rock musician’s heart.
Scott Baio is 46 . . . and Pregnant has the commitment-challenged star dealing with an upcoming marriage and fatherhood during season two which starts January 13 at 10 pm.
My Fair Brady . . . Maybe Baby? begins a third season January 20 at 1030 pm with married couple Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry contemplating adding a baby to the mix.  (You may remember Adrianne as the winner of ANTM Cycle 1)  The network will also air the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards live on January 7 at 9 pm.

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will return with new episodes starting January 2. In a statement released by the network, host Kimmel said “Though it makes me sick to do so without my writers, there are more than a hundred people whose financial well-being depends on our show. It is time to go back to work. I support my colleagues and friends in the WGA completely and hope this ends both fairly and soon.”  Meanwhile, Letterman’s WorldWide Pants continues to try to work a deal with the WGA so Letterman and Ferguson can return on January 2 with writers.

Tonight’s Finale: NBC: Journeyman at 10 pm

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Hot off the press!! Celebrate Lost fans!

December 15, 2007 at 5:57 pm (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , )

Leno and Conan have made a temporary deal with the WGA and will be probably returning to air in January.

As well – LOST fans – the news you’ve been waiting for.  Fresh episodes starting January 31st on ABC.  It will be thursdays at 9pm temporarily replacing Grey’s Anatomy.

LOST’s old timeslot will be taken up by the new show Cashmere Mafia.

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VINDICATION!!!

December 12, 2007 at 11:48 pm (babbling) (, , , )

For all of you who make fun of me for saying “woot”  please read this or even here or the official site here.
So

WOOT!!!!

:^P~~~

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NBC’s Spring Schedule … nothing exciting

December 7, 2007 at 10:32 am (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , )

NBC offers a full schedule for the first quarter 2008 of both scripted and reality programs. Here is the list of mid-season premieres:

Jan 2: Law & Order at 10 pm
Jan 3: The Celebrity Apprentice (series debut) at 9 pm
Jan 6: American Gladiators at 9 pm (have you seen the promos? this show looks just as lame as the old.)
Jan 7: Medium at 10 pm
Feb 7: Lipstick Jungle (series debut) at 10 pm
Feb 18: The Baby Borrowers (series debut) at 8 pm

NBC specials in first quarter include:

Jan 13: The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards at 8 pm
Jan 27: The Guinness Book of World Records  Live! At 9 pm
Feb 10: Top 100 Most Outrageous Moments at 9 pm

Last night I kicked butt in bowling and ran into a Producer I used to work with at Amazing Race.

I don’t have much else to say.  Overhaulin’ is wrapping up.  It’s been a fun show to work on and I will miss the location, hours and content.

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CBS’ Spring Schedule

December 4, 2007 at 12:33 pm (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , , )

CBS announced its schedule for new and returning primetime series in January and February:

Jan 2: Power of 10 at 8 pm
Jan 13, 15 and 16: Comanche Moon (miniseries Parts 1, 2 and 3) at 9 pm
Jan 28: The Captain at 830 pm (starring Jeffrey Tambor) and The New Adventures of Old Christine at 930 pm
Feb 7: Survivor 16 at 8 pm
Feb 12: Big Brother 9 at 9 pm and Jericho at 10 pm

Personally I’m glad Jericho finally has a premiere date for Season 2.  In fact I hope it rocks the socks off Sweeps in which it’s premiering right in time for.

From Cynopsis this morning “Law & Order returns to NBC’s schedule as of Wednesday, January  2, with a special two hour episode beginning at 9pm. Thereafter, it will air at 10p, with L&O: Criminal Intent as its lead-in. Cast changes abound this season (so what else is new?) beginning with ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) getting bounced up to the DA’s office, and the additions of Linus Roache as the new ADA and Jeremy Sisto as a new detective. ”

Tonight’s Premieres – Telemundo: Victoria at 9 pm
Oxygen: The Bad Girls Club at 10 pm and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency at 1030 pm
Tonight’s Finales – BET: Sunday Best at 8 pm, and College Hill: Interns at 10 pm
The CW: Beauty and the Geek at 8 pm

The WGA and the AMPTP are back at the negotiation table today.  The AMPTP has a contract on the table and now the WGA is probably counter offering.  This thing could wrap up sooner than I thought and has probably been triggered by the Director’s offering to come to the bargaining table early (before their contract is up this spring).

Spoilers on Last night’s Heroes in case you haven’t seen it yet.  I am going to say what happened.

In other news I was sorely disappointed in Heroes mid Season finale last night.  I was hopeful because the show creator, Kring had admitted things were wrong with the show and he was going to fix them in last night’s episode.  It let me down and smashed me on my head.  The more I think about it, the more angry I get.

The way they had West and Claire break up – LAME.

The way Noah told Claire he was still alive – stupid.

Burying Adam in a coffin – RETARDED.  Seriously.  He can regenerate, so he can dig himself out.  LAME

And the Sylar story line – KILL HIM.  He’s become whiny and lame and you have WAY COOLER VILLAINS NOW.   UGHHHHHHHHH.  HATE IT.  Seriously Angelia is a far better villain (Peter & Nathan’s mom).

The way they killed Niki – LAME.

The way they had Noah shoot Nathan – LAME.  Serious, why doesn’t Peter use his blood to fix Nathan? Or go find Claire.

I could keep going. But I’m too ticked.  What did you all think of it??

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