Hi everyone! Today’s rewind is a brief one (and not entirely related to this past week, exactly). I’ve been super busy the past several weeks, but it’s getting to the point where I should consider changing the name of this series to Monthly Rewind or Fortnightly Rewind, so it’s time for me to stop slacking!
Also, I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m not quite sure what the next couple of weeks will bring in terms of posting. Back in November, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After some hellish waiting for tests and MRI results, it was determined that the best course of action would be a mastectomy. Her surgery is this coming Wednesday, and I will be spending the remainder of January with my parents, helping out with whatever I can while my mom recuperates. It looks like there’s a good possibility she won’t need any treatment following the surgery, so as of right now I’m looking forward to helping her through a speedy recovery. I’m hoping I’ll have the opportunity to do some photography down there as well, so I can still keep up with things here. At the very least, I have a couple of posts in the queue (one of which involves the above cauliflower, and will definitely be making an appearance early next week).
Now, this week’s rewind has taken on a little bit of an unusual theme. In part because I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to pay attention to many things outside of work. I have, however, developed a bit of an obsession with the tv show American Horror Story. J and I started watching it a little over a week ago, and we’re already caught up. (I’ve stopped having disturbing dreams despite watching four episodes in a row before bed — I’m not sure how I should feel about that.) It was shaping up to be one of my favorite shows anyhow, between the variety of macabre subjects it somehow manages to meld together and the mere presence of Jessica Lange (not to mention Zachary Quinto and a cameo by Franka Potente in the second season). And then they threw in an unexpected surreal musical number a couple episodes ago, and I nearly died from delight. I resisted the urge to make J rewatch the scene seven times right then (as he doesn’t exactly share my affinity for song and dance routines), but I have since watched it many times over on youtube. If you’re considering watching this show or aren’t quite caught up on episodes, this won’t really ruin anything for you.
And in the spirit of musical silliness, I’d like to share a few more music-related moments from some of my favorite shows.
2. A friend of mine has been watching Freaks and Geeks, which has me reminiscing about some of my favorite scenes. These include: Mr. Rosso singing Eighteen, Mr. and Mrs. Weir listening to The Who, and Bill showing Sam and Neal how to dance sexy.
4. Thanks primarily to Andy Bernard, The Office is chock full of musical hilarity. This includes: Andy and Jim geting drunk after hours and singing “Closer to Fine”, Jim annoying Karen with Lovefool, and Andy forgetting the words to the Kit Kat jingle (alas, it was not a cat food).
I think that should suffice. At this point it’s probably obvious that I watch entirely too much tv!