I’ve always been shy. It’s sometimes hard for me to speak up for myself or get angry with people who deserve it, because I avoid conflict like it’s my job. So I love seeing women–real or fictional–who aren’t afraid to speak up or get angry. These kick-ass ladies become my role models. They inspire me to stop being shy and to stand up for myself. And without a doubt, one of these women I aspire to be is Julia Sugarbaker.
I loved watching Designing Women reruns back when they were on Lifetime, and my favorite episodes were the ones where Julia got to yell at someone and be awesome while doing so. She stood up for herself, for her sister, for her friends. She was their champion, the one who never backed down or let anyone treat them without the respect they deserved. She was a wonderful comedic character, but she was also one of my role models. And no one could have played her like Dixie Carter.
So thank you, Dixie Carter, for giving such life and spirit to one of my favorite fictional ladies. You’ll be missed. Rest in peace.
I’m slightly obsessed with Parks & Recreation at the moment. It is probably the Thursday night show I look forward to most now (what? I KNOW!)
One of the funniest characters on the show is Ron Swanson. He plays Amy Poehler’s boss on the show– a public servant who is actually quite resentful of government, and thinks Parks should be privatized.
Well, now I know the truth.
This image felt appropriate
So I have classes on Monday nights. (or at least, I did. what up, last week of school?) This means, unfortunately, missing How I Met Your Mother (a show I am, obviously obsessed with) and watching it the next day online.
Not last night. I got home from my class and had an email from YoSaffBridge that said, among other things
watch it AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE
So I did. And within the first minute, I knew this was going to be a good one. Why? Because…
Fox, if you mess with this show, I will cut you.
(after the jump, the extended trailer–4 1/2 minutes of awesome)
That was sort of anti-climatic. But I swear I have Muppet things to share– a list of things the Muppets taught me and an exploration of the similarties between Sam the Eagle and Stephen Colbert. Plus, more clips!