A Little Princess

Today is Aria’s FIRST Birthday. One year ago today, we were introduced to our beautiful daughter Aria Leigh. Joining her big brother Colin and two pups, Abby and Chatham, Aria completed our nuclear family. It’s such a cliché but oh-so true, she’s Daddy’s Little Girl – even if she practically leaps from my arms to…

Lost – Live Together, Die Alone

Season Finales Suck!!! Now – I’m speaking of the inevitability (“Dammit, the season’s over!“) and not the actual content. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb or join the chorus (whichever camp and cliche you subscribe to) and say that Live Together, Die Alone was one of the best season finales of any scripted…

Lost – Three Minutes

With the finale come and gone – and this being the last observation to post before I can delve into the vast treasure trove of riches that ‘Live Together, Die Alone’ offered up, I’ll do a quick flyby on this episode and post my thoughts on the latter episode shortly. Which of course, brings me…

Nielsen Schmielsen

Sean has an interesting article over on his site where he discusses the major television network’s recent Upfront press meetings – the annual Spring event where they trot out their new fall lineups and dance upon the fresh carcasses (carcassi???) of the quality shows they killed in favor of five straight nights of American Idol,…

The Da Vinci Scold

So Opus Dei declares “OPIE DIE!!!” I’ll never understand why people get whipped into such a lather over a piece of art, some words in a book or a couple of hours sequestered in a stadium-seating screening room. Terrorism. Famine. Plague. The Jimmy Fallon Pepsi Ad. All topics worthy of unquenched ire and thunderous debate….

Lost – ‘?’

Lost is a bona fide hit – but in speaking with some friends and acquaintances – I’ve found there is a large population that has never given the show a viewing. These same people are all in a lather over The Da Vinci Code – eagerly anticipating the cinematic version of a puzzle they long…

24 – Day 5 4:00 – 5:00 a.m.

Three hours to go. The impending summer hiatus couldn’t come a moment sooner as my digits are feeling the crunch from all this feverish keyboard jockeying. What am I gonna’ write about this summer? Don’t worry – I’m sure some sinister cabal of snakehead fish, mutant monkey pox gophers and frickin’ sharks with frickin’ laser…

The Office – The Best Show You’re Not Watching

“Downsizing? I have no problem with that. I have been recommending downsizing since I first got here. I even brought it up in my interview. I say, bring it on.” – Dwight Schrute You need to watch The Office. First a disclaimer. Despite the fact that I post regular observations on 24 and Lost, I’m…

Let’s Go To Plan B

Birthday month in the Humphries household rolls on. Last week, we celebrated Colin’s 3rd Birthday. Coming soon is Aria’s 1st. A week later I turn 34. And of course, in April or AlmostMay as I like to call it, Abby turned 5. But this week belong to my beloved Chatham pup – or Chats. Today,…

24 – Day 5 3:00 – 4:00 a.m.

May Sweeps. We’re hitting the final stretch. With just 4 eps left including this one, there appears to be too little time to take down each bad guy that has cropped up over the season. I’ll spend some time on each of the loose-ends and perhaps throw a prediction out as to how I see…