thirtysomething: TV’s Hope for the Modern ’80s Woman

Through the magic of Netflix I recently watched all four seasons of the late-’80s yuppie classic thirtysomething. I live in Canada where the Netflix Instant selection is sparse, so I was surprised to see all four seasons of thirtysomething, which were only released on DVD over the course of the last couple of years. I didn’t remember much about the show from when it originally aired – I was a young teenager in the late “˜80s and watching a show about people just a few years younger than my parents wasn’t going to tear me away from the V.C. Andrews novels that were waiting for me in my bedroom. Read More thirtysomething: TV’s Hope for the Modern ’80s Woman

The Great Groundhog Winter Storm of 2011

If you’re one of the  millions of the Americans in the Midwest this morning, you’re probably grateful to have an Internet connection and the electricity to be reading this post. A whopper of a storm, one which has been predicted since the weekend, has not disappointed. Ice and snow have moved across the country, covering everything in it’s path. Read More The Great Groundhog Winter Storm of 2011

Parenting: The Talk

It is one of the scariest things about being a parent.  It’s one of the scariest things about being a teenager.  It’s been known to turn grown men into quivering piles of embarrassed goo.  It is The Talk.

I hear about parent groups protesting Sex Ed in schools and I wonder what the hell is wrong with them.  Read More Parenting: The Talk

LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 2

Here’s an interesting fact about episode two, “The Train Job,”  for all intents and purposes it was the pilot for the show. Read More LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 2