Today was another Friday From Hell. I found myself anxiously awaiting the time I could leave for the week (and honestly, I love my job!). I'd go into details about what made it a hell day, but to do so, I would have to seriously denigrate the people at a sister newspaper, and I probably shouldn't do that publically.
Bones and Treats Day!
Yes, tomorrow is the annual Bones and Treats Day here in the Olympia area, which means that Krypto will be getting back into his cape and yellow collar (with the S-Shield tag, natch), and I'll be doing my annual wearing of my Superman costume, but this year, with new, better-looking boots! I think I may have mentioned before that I feel I should be able to upgrade one portion of the costume each year hereafter... and I think next year's upgrade will be the cape (the one I'm using is just a tad heavy, and doesn't really billow properly in the wind). And who knows? Maybe I'll start doing some weightlifting between now and next year, so I can fill out the shirt a bit better than I do now!
Thank You, Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Pizza, in case you don't know, is a national pizza chain that's different from Pizza Hut and most of the others, in that they don't bake the pizzas and deliver them. They put the pizzas together, and then you go into the store, buy them, and take them home and bake them yourself. In my opinion, their pizzas are not only delicious, but they're also priced very fairly (plus they put out coupons so often that you shouldn't ever really have to pay full menu price any time, if you're paying attention).
After the day I had at work today, the last thing I wanted to have to do was go grocery shopping and then make dinner (well, I did do the grocery shopping, but that was a necessity). Fortunately, Papa Murphy's has what they call their Thin Crust Delite Pizza, a crust that's about half the calories of their regular crust. Unfortunately, the cheese and other toppings are still just as high in calories as the regular pizzas (because they use the same toppings), but it's pretty close to a guilt-free pizza (I can get much closer when I do entirely home-made pizza, with a whole wheat crust and low-fat cheese plus home-made sauce, but I digress). When Jessi and I are in a pizza mood, we get a Papa Murphy's "Perfect" pizza, which is half pepperoni (for Jessi) and half ham and pineapple (for me).
If you haven't ever tried Papa Murphy's before, I can definitely recommend them.
Smallville's last episode really felt like more padding to me... actually, most of this season seems to feel like trying to stretch out as much as possible the Smallville franchise before Clark becomes Superman. Will this be the last season of the show? I wouldn't be surprised if it was... after all, Lois is now a reporter, an upcoming episode is going to feature a semi-Justice League, and the classic S-symbol is making a reappearance in the next episode (as opposed to the Kryptonian symbol which means "Crusade" but looks vaguely like the S-shield).
I read earlier today that Vanished, a show that Jessi and I have been enjoying, really has killed off their main character in mid-season, and will not only replace him with another agent who is apparently the ex of the woman reporter, but also that the show is supposed to wrap up the current storyline in 13 episodes. There are two other shows in this style (with a single season-long storyline) that are also pretty much facing the ax like this (well, one of them, Kidnapped is... another one is just cancelled -- not that I watch either of those shows).
Fortunately, I also read that Studio 60's got more episodes ordered, and that Heroes has a full season being produced.
On a different note... one show Jessi and I watch often are the reruns of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Family Channel. You know, I'm well aware they made a whole bunch of episodes of this series... but in the short time we've been watching it (and realize, they do run like 12 episodes a week or more), we've actually had two or three episodes come up in the rotation a second time. Well, okay, there's a lot of eps I remembered from the original ABC run, but that's beside the point.
Anyway... I really think that they should seriously consider doing some new episodes, even if they "only" add them to the rotation on Family Channel (OK, ABC Family Channel, if you want to be picky). Heck, if you ask me, they should just go ahead and make hour-long episodes, while they're at it!
Would they need a new twist for these episodes? Well, maybe... perhaps what they could do is instead of taping them all in LA, Drew, Wayne, Colin and Ryan could take the show on the road, and tape for a week in different places around the country, and use some local comedians who can do improv well to fill the fourth seat. The advantage of this would be that they could do this taping once a month for five days (presuming they'd get an hour's worth of airable material each night), plus there'd be the opportunity for fans of the show to attend a taping who, as it stands right now, will never be able to do so.
I know that if I heard they were going to be taping new Whose Line episodes anywhere near me, I'd be working as hard as I could to arrange things so that Jessi and I could be there in the audience for as many nights as possible!
Anyway... that's all for tonight!
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