Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pop Culture Wednesday

As you all know, I'm a serious pop culture junkie.  I'm always listening, watching, and reading (they all help distract me from the pain I have to live with against my will haha).


This movie is a riot, although it has some moments that some would consider to be in bad taste haha.  Everyone who has ever worked in a restaurant tell me that this movie is hilariously accurate (which makes me disturbed to go to restaurants!!).  Definitely a lot of fun.  If you love this movie, try out The Slammin' Salmon!  That movie is similar in nature, but equally funny :).


I thoroughly enjoyed Sylvia, but I wish more of her writing could have been laced into the script.  It focused on the tiniest section of Sylvia Plath's life, when I wanted the WHOLE biography as I find her fascinating.  Gwenyth Paltrow and Daniel Craig do light up the screen though.  If you want to further investigate Sylvia Plath, I sort of recommend the movie, but it wasn't everything I wanted it to be.

Touched with Fire:

Fascinating book linking Bipolar Disorder and the artistic temperament, by the author of An Unquiet Mind.  My favorite thing about this is how many sections of writings are referenced (really all of the greatest writers and poets!), and they all discuss the fluctuations in mood and thoughts in their lives.  It is really encouraging to those who suffer from mental illness to look at some of the most successful people who have also suffered.  Sadly, many of them did not live that long, but medication has come a long way.  Definitely recommend the read :).

Love It Or List It:
I watch this show more than any human should (thank you cable television!).  It's the perfect mix of renovations and house hunting - done in competition.  The house owners are always torn back and forth, making for some reasonably compelling television.  I recommend it if you are into home renovation shows (on the W Network and not HGTV though!).

What are you loving this week???

I love suggestions from my beloved readers!!



middle child said...

Extreem Couponing and My Strange Addiction. Both very interesting shows. On TLC I think.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Husband and I thoroughly enjoy the Ipad we gave each other for the Winter Solstice. It fills lots of niches heretofore left open and wanting.

Scrabble with my older sister online in real time via Zuckerberg’s monolith. We play eight days out of every seven and couldn’t be happier unless we were actually together.

knitting fibro mom said...

This week I am loving the fact I started a blog and can now interact in a whole new fascinating way.... I am loving the way I had two good days(physically not mentally) in a row...And loving my family... xoxo

Baffled said...

Facebook has a new app called Scramble. It is based on the game Boggle which I played as a kid. One round and I was addicted. I can easily spend hours playing this. I wish it had a few extra option like allowing you to continue playing or replaying the same tile set. Oh well. Its free and I'm addicted.

Alison said...

Unquiet Mind was good, but I didn't really love it. Touched with Fire Sounds better, if it has all those poetry references. Maybe I'll add it to my reading list.