Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Whenever Jerry from the yellow team on the Biggest Loser does ANYTHING: run, limp, laugh, cry, I get choked up. I just feel so sorry for him and I don't know why. When he and Colleen were trying to decide who goes home, I was a blubbering, quivering mess. What the hell is wrong with me?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

men i wish were my grandfathers

You read correctly. I was not blessed to be close to my grandfathers. One of them lived on the other side of the country and died when I was in high school and the other one was a jerk. So, today, I was watching Sports Night, an amazing TV show that only ran for 2 seasons. And there was a scene where one of the associate producers Natalie was upset about a break up and her managing editor, Isaac, played by Robert Guillaume (who you might remember from the show Benson). Anyway, so Isaac cradles Natalie in his arms and smiles and says, "It's okay. It's okay, baby."

And I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a little and I thought, "Aw, I wish Isaac was my grandfather." So I started thinking about other men I wished were my grandfather. Let me preface this by saying, I want these characters to by my grandfather. The actual actors could be alcoholic, self-absorbed losers. I already mentioned the first one, but I'll give you a visual.

He looks so trustworthy, doesn't he?

An obvious choice. The episode where watches his twin grandchildren is one of the greatest episodes of all of television. Don't even get me started on his relationship with Olivia.

Honorable mention to Heathcliff's father, Russell.

Richard Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls. I know he can be kind of stuffy, but there are some very tender moments with Rory. They both like to read, they like old-timey music. I bet I could totally bond with Richard.

This one is a bit of a reach, considering this man has a possible drinking problem and uses terrible language. However, Lester Freamon, from The Wire exudes wisdom and love to all who know him. He shows kindness to the stripper/prostitute, he gives tough love to his detectives, and his is beloved by all. Especially in the Fossey/Owens/Nguyen households.

I'd want Lester to be my grandfather or the President of the United States.