Thursday, March 01, 2012

Check in Thursdays: Week 9

burkie (filling in for mira this week):
watching...the NFL Scouting Combine.  i know, football geek.  who watches this stuff?  i do.  the college seniors run 40-yard dashes, bench press 225 pounds, broad jump, vertical jump, and run drills.  thrilling stuff  :)   and, the Oscars.  it was just over 3 hours this year, so good time-wise.  they didn't perform the songs, so that cut down on it.  billy crystal returned as host and seemed get get better as the night went on after a meh start.  i assume they'll want to find a host who can skew younger, though last year's experiment was a disaster (more on franco's part and the weak material, i thought).  i'd love to see ellen host it 'cause i like her.  i only saw one of the 9 best picture nominees (The Help).  frankly, i wasn't that interested in seeing most of them.  a weak group of nominees, in my opinion.
listening...Buddy Miller.  good stuff.
reading...about Scotland, getting ready for my vacation in May  :)

Watching... Recently reviewed (and liked) Awake. Also the season finale of Top Chef (blah) and the new season of Amazing Race (same old, same old, but not necessarily a bad thing). On a side note, I didn't watch any of the Oscars. I saw 0 of 9 Best Picture nominees this year. How did I manage to watch 9 of 10 last year?
Listening...Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats. (Actually I'm a bit guilty of taking most of my picks from All Songs Considered...)
Reading... Still working on books from previous weeks, almost done with 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. It's getting weirder and weirder...

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