Okay, seriously: where did November go? Is it actually possible it’s the last day of the month? Yikes.
It certainly doesn’t FEEL like it’s almost December here. It’s warm, supposed to to be in the mid-seventies today. What’s up with that? I know: global warming. It’s not good. I have to keep reminding myself, when I’m enjoying this balmy weather a bit TOO much, that somewhere, an ice cap is melting.
In other news, yesterday in the paper they had a piece about TV Land choosing the 100 Greatest TV Catchphrases of all time. Now, of course this is like any top 100 list: people are going to quibble. For instance I, personally, have never even heard “Denny Crane” from Boston Legal. Shouldn’t the definition of a top catchphrase be that you’ve heard of it even if you don’t watch the show? Likewise, “Read my lips: no new taxes,” isn’t really a TV moment to me as much as a political one. And a quote from How I Met Your Mother? Hasn’t that show only been on, like, a year? How can it be listed with things like “Up your nose with a rubber hose,” from Welcome Back, Kotter, or “Hey Hey Hey,” from Fat Albert? I’m sure it’s a good show. But it’s not on the same level. Check back in twenty years. Will we still be quoting that show? I doubt it.
Then again, I guess it’s hard to come up with one hundred of these things. And it is all subjective, depending on what you grew up watching and what you like. So, like, if I was making the list, it would have “I hate you both. Never talk to me again!” (Brenda to Dylan and Kelly on 90210), as well as “Actually, it’s Mrs. Chanandler Bong,” from Friends, and maybe “Claire? Can you help me find something tart?” from Six Feet Under (still on my mind, still!). And if we’re going with new shows, what about “Seriously? Seriously,” from Grey’s Anatomy (or even better, “O’Malley. Stop looking at my va-jay-jay,” but maybe that’s a bit too racy?). Or, “When you get sick of New York, you take a nap-a, you don’t move to Napa!” from Sex in the City (there have to be millions from that show, actually). Or what about “Just Jack!” or “Jack 2000!” or “Stake it UK!” from Will and Grace? I could go on and on.
But I won’t. This is probably how I wasted November, doing stuff like this. One day left. Gotta make the most of it!