After a long hiatus, I am posting again. I’m not going to lie to the internet or myself and say that it’s a New Years Resolution and I will post more. I probably won’t. But I just finished TheBloggess’ Furiously Happy and started Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me? and it’s inspired me to write something down. It’s interesting to me that I’ve read both of these books, sophomore (as in the second) autobiographical memoirs in essay form, as that type of book is not usually in my wheelhouse. But I love them and recommend them for good times.
So, what I really want to write about is House, M.D. I am OBSESSED with this show. I was really into it when it was on but for whatever reason (graduating college), I fell out of watching it around Season 6 and just never picked it back up. Thankfully, Netflix has my back and all the episodes are available to stream. I’m about halfway through Season 6 now, so now I’m watching storylines and progressions that I’ve never seen before. It’s exciting to me. There’s something so soothing to me about this show, the way that a lot of people really like crime procedurals like CSI or Law & Order. It’s comforting because it’s formulaic and while other shows like that usually bore me, I’m all in with House. I blame it on Greg Laurie.
I posted on Twitter the other day that, despite Chase’s obvious flaws, I would totally marry him and probably wouldn’t divorce him, unlike Cameron. I still stick with that, even after having watched the President Dibala storyline. I definitely have questionable morals because what Chase did doesn’t really bother me. Of course, I’m not a doctor having taken on oath to preserve life and it’s also fiction, but I have an uncanny ability to place myself in the fictional situation and make it real for myself. It’s why I don’t enjoy horror movies. I think sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils, and for Chase, that meant doing evil to one person to keep that person from doing evil to many others. I’m okay with that decision.
I originally didn’t like it when the diagnostic team was changed and we lost Cameron and Chase and eventually ended up with Thirteen and Taub. But, when they both left and Cameron and Chase came back, I found that I missed them. Now I’ve gotten to the point where T&& are back on the team and it feels right. It’s interesting that the characters who are on/off the team share the same first letters of the their names (Thirteen’s real letter would be H, but that’s a technicality I will easily dismiss because logic only has a place in my life when I allow it). The only constant has been Foreman and I just don’t know if I have ever truly liked that guy.
Really, the shining star on the show is Wilson. He’s the best. Robert Sean Leonard has a special place in my heart and has since I first saw him in Dead Poet’s Society. But the fact that Wilson sticks with House, despite House being House, warms my heart. I know he does it from his own twisted psychology but I still like it. Even bastards need friends. That’s Wilson.
Some random tidbits:
- I had been hearing about Hamilton, the Broadway musical, from a couple of different places, but finally listened to the soundtrack on Spotify a few days ago. I love it and I highly recommend it!
- This afternoon I won a hard-fought battle against two stubborn blackheads which have been plaguing my cheek for a while now. That part of my skin is so smooth now, I keep touching it and will probably end up causing more. Irony.
- After hearing emilynoel83 speak the praises of the Olay Daily Facial Cleansing Cloths, I finally tried them. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily they removed my face and eye makeup and made my face feel clean without stripped. I’m a fan.
- Here’s to a great 2016! I have to get off the computer now, because my cat cannot handle himself when I’m typing and not paying attention to him. He’s currently walking past the screen, trying to get me to pet him and then patting my hand when I don’t, in case I didn’t get the hint.