I Have TV On the Brain


I have TV on the brain. I thought it would be a fun spring cleaning exercise to make a list of all the TV shows I watch in the hope that I’ll be inspired to give one up.

In no particular order:

  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Silicon Valley (This is a new show on HBO and I LOVE it!)
  • Once Upon a Time (ABC)
  • Parks & Recreation (NBC)
  • Glee (Fox)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Cosmos (Nat Geo)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Brooklyn Nine Nine (Fox)
  • The Following (Fox)
  • New Girl (Fox)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Archer (FX)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Other shows I started but am WAY behind on are: Newsroom (HBO), Bates Motel (A&E), and Hannibal (NBC), True Blood (HBO), and more I probably can’t remember.

So, I had to use this website (http://www.tv.com/shows/) to even remember all the shows I watch. Dear God. The only two I’m okay with getting rid of are Glee and The Big Bang Theory.

What shows do you like to watch?




It’s National Poetry Month!



Here are some great ways to celebrate my favorite creative medium this month.

Some of my favorites that I will probably do:

What Poetry Month activities will you be enjoying?

An Orange Stanza


A start to a poem…

I’m an orange:
You’re a nail picking at the seed pockets in my soul
You plunder those dewy pearls and bury them in soil
With all the care of a gardener you tend me
You know I will grow to bear the precious fruit
that tears easily beneath the bright resin of my skin


Waking Up


I went for my first walk of the spring yesterday evening and it felt like waking up from a long winter’s nap. Everything was revving up, my body a dusty car emerging from a garage. Exercise is like Windex for the brain. Everything is clearer. I felt like my identity was bread batter, air bubbles popping to the surface and settling.
That’s a lot of similes for one paragraph, I know, but that’s how I felt.

Two songs I really enjoyed on my walk:

What I’m Reading


Divergent by Veronica Roth

divergentHarry Potter: Saw the movie first. Hunger Games: Saw the movie first. The Hours: Saw the movie first. Needless to say, I don’t get stressed out about reading the book before seeing the movie version. However, I happen to have started reading Divergent, and I will try to finish it before I go see the movie. Kate Winslet’s involvement was what got me interested in the movie in the first place, and even though I’m only through with a few chapters, Divergent is entertaining. It’s a good “escape” novel, since it is a YA novel, and doesn’t require too much brain exertion.

The Power of the Female Brain
by Dr. Daniel G. Amen (on audio book-during my commute)

unleash_the_power_of_the_female_brain_book_coverThe premise of the first portion of the book is to establish brain envy. The author, a psychiatrist, purports that women easily connect how they look to their health and vitality, but don’t give much thought to their brain health, because you can’t look at your brain in the mirror. He uses brain imaging in his practice to point out to patients the healthy and unhealthy parts of their brain. I’m hoping that tackling common issues (like eating healthier, weight loss, and mood issues), will become easier with having a better understanding of my brain.

The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman (via my Nook)

The 5 Love LanguagesI actually haven’t really started reading this yet, but I’ve skimmed it, and I’ve taken my half of the quiz. This book is mostly geared to married couples, but I was curious about it. It breaks how you “love” into five languages. The results of my quiz revealed that I’m bilingual in two languages – with equal scores in Quality Time and Physical Touch. Hmm, interesting. I’m looking forward to learning more.

What books are you reading?