Monday, July 27, 2015

Mr. Selfridge

A couple people told me that Mr. Selfridge just isn't that good.  I really enjoyed the first two episodes and I intend to keep watching once I find some time.  I'm hoping my work schedule will calm down very soon.  I see a lot of lunches, tv marathons, and errand running in my future.  I'm really hoping Mr. Selfridge stays faithful to his wife, though it seems unlikely.  I can't get enough of Masterpiece Theatre.  Downton Abbey just isn't enough and the season is so short.  I think a whole show set in a department store is a dream and I look forward to indulging in the next 28 episodes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Odd Mom Out

I could not be more excited about the new Bravo show from one of my favorite authors, Jill Kargman. 
I read Momzillas long ago and it's still on my shelf despite my many trips to goodwill to donate bags of books.  Who knew Jill Kargman could act?  I certainly didn't.  The show is by far the best thing on Bravo.  The dynamic between Jill's character and her sister in law is perfect.  I can never get enough books about UES moms and now I get to watch a show about them.  I'm not worthy.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby Booty

My sister learned how to knit last year and she is responsible for all of this.  I am in awe of her talent.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Something Rotten!

Today I ditched work to go see the matinee of Something Rotten!  It was super funny and chock full of Shakespeare references.  I totally loved it, but I totally understand why it didn't win the Tony.  As much as I laughed and as much fun as I had, it was no Rent, Wicked, The Lion King, or Aida.  My favorite part of the show was all the tap dancing.  I am such a sucker for a big tap number.  I thought they could have made a little more use of the female characters, but I did enjoy the two women in major roles.

Today I also got tickets for Therese Raquin in October.  I'm not a big fan of plays but I am a big fan of Judith Light, and Keira Knightly's not too bad.  So the list of shows I'm hunting cheap tickets for has dwindled to three: The Book of Mormon, Fun Home, and Hamilton.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


This weekend I went to my 33rd state: Arkansas.  At a lost for what to do there, my husband took me to the Southland Greyhound dog race track.  It was not my scene, but it was a new experience and I appreciate him taking me.  We bet on dogs 3, 5, and 7.  Number 2 was the winner.  And with that we returned to Memphis where we were spending our Independence Day weekend.  I only have seventeen states left to go by age 50 and now I am halfway through with my new year's resolutions.  
dog racing = totally out of my element