But, on the brighter side, I think I have a new favorite TV show. I was talking to Thesis Director, and speaking of, I really must rename her here since a) I'm done with my thesis b) she can now be thought of as a proper friend because I'm not a student anymore. Hmmm, in the grand tradition of absolutely no imagination, I'll just call her S. Anyway, so I was talking to S. last night and she suggested I should watch Pushing Up Daisies on ABC because she spent a good 45 minutes watching it in her office when she should've been grading papers. I'm always up for some good procrastination material, so I gave it a watch just now when I should've been grading papers. Sure enough, it's fantastic. It will certainly become a favorite afternoon viewing experience of mine since I have multiple hours to kill before my Tuesday/Thursday night classes.
For those who haven't heard of it, it's a really quirky, pretty, stylized dramedy about a guy who can touch dead things and bring them back to life. The catches: if he touches them again, they go back to being dead; if they stay alive for more than a minute someone nearby will die in their place. I'm sure you see the possible pitfalls.
Anywho, it's just a really gorgeous show in addition to being quirky and funny and sweet. The sets and manic colors sort of remind me of Tim Burton if he were rolled in Sweet Tart dust. Don't look at me like that, you know exactly what I mean.
Well, as much as I'd love to stay here and chat, I have about a zillion articles to write, papers to grade, review books to read, and a couple of Spring courses to plan, so I guess I should be going. Although, truthfully, I'll probably end up turning off the light, retreating to the floor of my office, and taking a leetle nap. I hope they vacuumed today.