Wednesday, October 05, 2005

In which I reveal myself to be the geeky fangirl that I truly am...

...thereby alienating a large portion of my audience:

I've been smiling a lot lately. Work's been hard, and I haven't been getting enough sleep, but still the smile remains.

Am I smiling because of Angry Boy? Well, of course.
Am I smiling because of Not So Angry Husband (who called me at work at 5:30 today to see if we could order pizza for dinner because, after all, we have the start of the hockey season to celebrate)? Of course.

But the embarrassing part is that I'm also in a good mood in part because a couple of days ago I read some really good spoilers about my erstwhile favorite show, ER. In fact, I'm damn near giddy, all on account of some fictional characters (I won't say which ones, in case any of the few million people who are still watching this trainwreck of a show are reading and wish to remain "unspoiled"). I know my joy is completely irrational. I don't know if this makes it better, but I've been known to react this way to characters in books, too. I get excited for people who do not and have never existed in real life.

Am I hopeless?


Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

My guys are all excited about the start of hockey season, too. And we'll probably go to a college game this winter. Maybe two.

11:29 PM, October 05, 2005  
Blogger liz said...

You're just like me.

I am completely saddened by the fact that Joan of Arcadia was cancelled. Now I'll never know what happens.

11:35 PM, October 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't watch Joan of Arcadia, but I know exactly what Liz is talking about. I think if a series has enough of a fan base to last more than a couple of episodes, the fans deserve a series finale to tie up the loose ends.

I'm still wondering how Jessica escaped the firing squad in "Soap."


9:45 AM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger ccw said...

Now, I am all excited to know what you know about ER. I love that show and it is one of the few TV shows that I have always watched.

I do not think you are the least bit irrational.

10:01 AM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Nope, not irrational. I, for one, am still not over the fact that Buffy is no longer with us in first-run episodes.

NSAH, do you think Jessica actually didn't get shot?

10:05 AM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

What? Characters in books aren't really real?

11:23 AM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger TSC Girl said...

Oh, now I have to make sure I watch ER tonight!

11:31 AM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Mother in Chief said...

Haven't watched ER in a long time... but I was at a wedding a couple of months ago and Anthony Edwards was there... he apprently went to high school or something with the groom. It's totally irrational, but it got me interested in the show again, even though he hasn't been on it in years!

12:25 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I used to be an ER addict, back when The Attorney was in law school and her train arrived in Boston at 11:15 on Thursdays, I would watch ER and jump in the car-it made my Thursday nights DOUBLE fun!
We don't watch TV any more, so sadly I have no idea who or what is going on with ER.

1:06 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

Count me in on getting all excited about TV and books. I love new Fall seasons!

6:13 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

I am the same way, but about Law and Order. And books, oh my God, the books. I will get irrationally upset or giddy based on what happens to characters in books. I get sucked in!

6:24 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger allison said...

My husband's been asking for 4 seasons why I'm still watching ER, and why I fall for the "spin off" Law and Orders, like CI and SVU. But there is just something there, something I can't let go. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

7:43 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Glad it's not just me. :-) And glad I'm not the only one who's failed to kick the ER habit.

CCW, if you REALLY want to know what spoilers have me giddy like an idiot, email me and I'll tell you.

TSC, it's not in tonight's episode, the stuff that I've read. It's in episode 8.

MIC, I was so sad when Anthony Edwards' character died, even though I wasn't a huge fan of Dr. Greene. That's cool that you saw him!

8:18 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger susan said...

Nope, not just you at all, APL. I stopped watching ER because it just fed my own medical neuroses (I'm insanely and irrationally scared of medical professionals and procedures), and then my partner stopped watching it a few years later when the various plot twists just got too ridiculous for us. But I like popping into television without pity or reading reviews that tell me where the characters have ended up. I like knowing the story arcs w/o actually seeing the show.

9:34 PM, October 06, 2005  
Blogger Kiki said...

I happened on your blog through my sister, Simba's Mom. I too would like to know about the ER spoilers.

10:01 AM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

OK, for anyone who wants to know about the spoilers that are making me smile, send me an email to aplawyer at gmail dot com, or click on the link at the top of the right-hand column, and I'll let you know.

Last night's episode? Must say I really enjoyed parts of it.

1:21 PM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Oh, and a welcome to Kowens!

(The word verification knows that I'm a Red Sox fan: mlbbgdm, or, to my mind, MLB? Goddam!)

1:23 PM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger RussianViolets said...

You are just too cute! Too, too cute!

4:03 PM, October 07, 2005  

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