I just realized that I have a pile of draft posts on my blog that were never approved for publishing, so I thought I’d do a quick review and then delete them to start fresh with 2013.
At least that was the plan…
Let me back up and tell you a little something personal about myself: I have a very soft heart when it comes to inanimate objects. I think the official term is anthropomorphism, but don’t yell at me if I used the word wrong. By this, I mean that it makes me a little sad to drive by the Christmas trees dragged to the side of the road after the holidays. I held on to my law school text books for more than 15 years because of their sentimental value.
I pet the stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.
What does that have to do with deleting draft blog posts, you ask? Well, as it turns out, I felt sorry for all these words and thoughts that had been written down, and just sat there hoping to be expressed, only to end up in a virtual trashcan.
Weird I know, but hopefully somewhere on the spectrum closer to “endearingly eccentric” rather than “come on, kids, let’s walk on the other side of the street from the crazy saran-wrap lady…”
So, rather than flush them into the ether, here are a few previously unexpressed thoughts that didn’t make a complete blog entry on their own:
1. Titles: (Ed. note – A few of the drafts were just titles, so I don’t know what prompted them or where I was planning to go, but they sound interesting):
- Here we go again
- Spinning Plates
- I am a duck (Ed. note – Actually, I know exactly where I was going with this one and I may revisit it someday. It’s a pretty good story.)
2. Things That Annoy Me
Movies with fake Boston accents. I’m reminded of this because of the constant ads I keep seeing for Mel Gibson’s new movie “Edge of Darkness” where everyone keeps talking about the suspect being “ahmed” and that they’ll look for him “fuhevah”. Bad Boston accents are only slightly more annoying than fake Maine accents, and that’s only because most people don’t know how to fake a Maine accent, so they just go with an even heavier Boston accent.
(Ed. note – I actually went to see Edge of Darkness. It was another thing that annoyed me.)
3. Untitled: (Ed. note – TV Guide did an article on the Top 100 Episodes of All Time, and I decided to throw in my two cents. This was actually a fun idea and I’m sorry I abandoned it.)
- The Subject Was Noses, The Brady Bunch. Who doesn’t enjoy hearing “Ooh, my nose” and then watching Marcia get smacked in the face? Always great fun. Also the phrase, “Something suddenly came up” came from this episode and is still used today. A good choice.
- “No Rest for the Wicked”, Supernatural. Okay, this is going to shock everyone who knows me because they know I am a psychotic Supernatural fan, but this episode does not deserve a spot. In my humble opinion (and by humble, I mean someone who can quote the first three seasons verbatim), there are three episodes that are more deserving. The first season finale, “Devil’s Trap” and the second season episodes, “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “What Is and What should Never Be.” All three are far better episodes and each deserves a place on this list
- “Cro-Magnon”, Ally McBeal. Eh. I was a huge Ally McBeal follower and I don’t remember this epsiode, but I do remember the dancing baby that was featured.
- Can’t comment on an episode listed from Big Love. No HBO.
- “Intervention”, Party of Five. The most depressing episode of TV’s most depressing series with the world’s most depressing premise. That said, there is no doubt that this “very special” Party of Five deserves a spot on the list.
4. Michael Jackson
I was at a restaurant having dinner tonight with my parents when the waitress came over to our table and said, “Michael Jackson is dead!” (Ed. note – that’s it. I’m not really sure where I was going with this.)
5. Eye of the Tiger
(Ed. note – I found one draft empty except for a link to the following video. I think I might have already included it in a past post, but it’s still worth another look!)