October 30, 2002

...and on a lighter note

...and on a lighter note
Tonight's installment is more like potpourri, but the smell doesn't drive you batshit after 20 minutes and give you a headache worse than a bottle of cheap merlot.

For any of you who know me personally, you must also know that when Joshua Malina appeared on tonight's West Wing, I did a little dance. Oh yes you do, don't try to hide it. I hope Josh's role is recurring. As an aside, it's almost November and that means my Sports Night DVDs should be arriving soon.

While I'd like to take credit for calling it, it didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that ABC was going to cancel Push, Nevada. I wish I could say that it was an incredible show, worthy of its opportunity to play out to the end, but I never saw another episode because the morons at ABC put it up against CSI. Funny how that works.

The leaves here are beautiful. I read my coworker's blogs about how they are struggling to cope with being East Coast transplants in California. Been there, done that, came home. One day they too will realize that, snipers aside, it really is better over here. The women are better looking too.

Earlier, I had written this long piece about how Rob Lowe stepped out of character on tonight's West Wing by slipping in a little bit of soCal lingo (saying "...I can get on the 405 if I go down there..."; only people who live in southern california say "the" before interstates). In fact, had I watched to the end of the episode, it turns out that Sam grew up in soCal so it was perfectly in character for him to say that. Either Sorkin really is god, or I need to get a life. It's possible both are correct.

I'm reading the first of the Harry Potter books now, under orders from the new woman in my life. I have to read the first two books by the time the second movie comes out. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I actually went to Best Buy last night, not with the intent of buying anything but just looking around at my options for satellite dishes. Not only did they not have any oval dishes (which I'll need for HBO-HD) for sale, they didn't have any access cards. Even if I wanted to purchase a system right then and there (and I was tempted, the prices were good), they politely refused to sell me one. I've never had a store refuse my money. I guess they stay in business by selling all those over-priced, over-hyped MonsterCables.

Posted by pinkerton at October 30, 2002 10:44 PM