A List Like Update

Hi Kids,

Ok, we are getting dangerously close to my birthday-its almost a month away-and I thought now would be a good time for a little list like update.  I’ve got good news and bad news.  Bad news is, my weekends are filling up like crazy, in the next month I’m going on a secret vacation with my mom, running my half marathon, going to my sister’s graduation, and then it’s my birthday-and I just don’t think I’m going to be able to cross everything off the list in time.  Good news is-I’ve granted myself an extension.  Yup.  I can hear you arguing with me already, maybe you’re even calling a little bs here, but guess what?  Its my party and I’ll cry if I want to. No.  That’s not right.  I run this show, so its my way or the highway 🙂 Isn’t it nice to be Queen?

So yes.  An extension. I’m sorry!  It just had to be done.  I promise to get them done within the first 3 4 months of my 25th year.  Is that ok?  Even if you say its not, I’m going with it.  Sorry I’m not sorry.

The things I am granting myself an extension on are:

Finish the first draft of my book-I’M SORRY MOM.  I’ve got the first 30 or so pages done, but I don’t see me rocking out 200 more in the next month.  Mom, I promise that I will get it done and it will be a smashing success and I’ll have lots of money to take care of you in your old age.  Promise.

Make moves on a career-I’ve decided that before I make moves I should decide which direction I want to move in.  Ya.  That’ll probably be a big help. I guess I should stop counting on “playing a spy on TV”…woof

Start horseback riding again– Unfortunately with a full time job that only leaves time for riding on the weekends, and all of my weekends for the foreseeable future are quite booked.  But this will happen! Love ponies.

Bowl a strike-sad day.  Haven’t bowled a strike since I made the list.  I think I need to work on my bowling skills and then we’ll go from there.

Reconnect with an old friend– Ya, I’m kind of a bad person on the inside for not getting to this one.  Have I mentioned that I’m really busy?  Does that still count as an excuse?

Spend an entire day with my sister– I’m not sure this deserves an official extension, my sister however claims that it will. Remains to be seen.

Those are all the list items that I’m granting an official extension on.  6 list items, that’s not tooooo bad, is it?  There is one more change I have to make however-Enter a Cooking Contest- Unfortunately when I had this in mind I was envisioning something along the lines of a bake off or a state fair or something-ya, there aren’t any in my area between now and my birthday.  Instead of granting an extension I am just altering it slightly.  I will be entering my Whitney’s Chicken Pastry Thingy recipe into a recipe contest.  Wish me luck 🙂

Thanks for reading! Xo Whitney

Big Bang Theory, I Defend Thee!

Listen up people, you may have seen a lot of blog posts, articles, facebook rants, etc. bashing on the Big Bang Theory calling it “predictable”, “stereotypical”, and “mundane”.  Whoa.  Slow your role.  I think its about time someone stepped up and went toe-toe with all the Big Band Theory haters out there….and I have volunteered.

I originally thought about going through and countering each and every argument I’ve heard/read about the Big Bang Theory…but then I got exhausted just thinking about it…so my argument to refute all arguments is this: IT IS A SITCOM PEOPLE!

When you complain about the caliber of acting/writing/set design/thought provoking episodes, please keep in mind: this is not an HBO drama.  It’s a sitcom.  On cable tv, with re-runs on TBS.

It doesn’t have to be deep, with oscar worthy performances.  It’s ok that its using stereotypes of “nerds” to be funny-because its a sitcom.  It’s supposed to be simple, laying it all out on the surface.

When I watch a sitcom, its not because I want to watch a program that is going to teach me something, and expand my horizons, its because I want to space out a bit, giggle, and give my brain a break. Sorry I’m not sorry if that makes me a bad/lazy/shallow person.  I’m over it.

So really, let’s not try to make TBBT into more than it is, its a sitcom.  Can you honestly name one sitcom that ran for more than one season that wasn’t predictable?  Or didn’t use some sort of stereotypes?  Or had bad acting?  Go on…I dare you to.

So there.  That’s my argument.  Let’s not compare sitcoms like TBBT to award winning mini series about WWII, because they are two completely different species of television shows.  We’re talking apples and oranges here.

To end things on a positive note, I’ve complied my top 5 reason why I love the Big Bang Theory and I’M NOT ASHAMED ABOUT IT.  Enjoy.

5. The Penny/Leonard Romance– I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for the romance.  Will they? Won’t they?  It’s like Ross and Rachel all over again and I’m eating it all up.  Plus it provides a nice sense of continuity from episode to episode (p.s. I hope  they make it).

4. The Howard/Raj BROmance–  They’re not your typical “bros” but they definitely have a romance going on.  I love the way they bicker like an old married couple.  It gives me the giggles.

3. They’re bringing Blossom back– I grew up in the 90s and yeah, I watched Blossom, so I’m quite pleased to see  Mayim Bailik back in the game.  Mayim girl, I missed you like “WHOA”

2. The one liners- I’m a big fan of short quick witty humor, and the one liners in TBBT crack me up!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Amy: I think a boy likes me!
Bernadette: Doesn’t he know you have a boyfriend?
Penny: She doesn’t have a boyfriend, she has a Sheldon.

Sheldon: Why are you crying?
Penny: Because I’m stupid!
Sheldon: That’s no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.

Raj: My religion teaches that if we suffer in this life we are rewarded in the next. Three months at the North Pole with Sheldon and I’m reborn as a well-hung billionaire with wings!

Sheldon: You mean I have Leonard Nimoy’s DNA (starts to hyperventilate)

And the number 1 top reason why I love the big bang theory is…..

Dr. Sheldon “Shelly” Cooper

Everything about Sheldon makes me laugh.  I love his neurotic knocking, his mommy issues, his “spot” situation, his die-hard paintball playing, his creepy laugh, his inability to comprehend when someone is being sarcastic, and his “I am always right attitude”.  Love it. Love every second of it. I am absolutely convinced that Sheldon and I would be best friends (which is probably very untrue and he would hate me more than he hates Penny).  I am also convinced that the actor who plays Sheldon isn’t really acting and this is how he is in everyday life…which only makes me love him more.

So there.  I said it.  I love the Big Bang Theory and all of its predictable, over/under acting, stereotyping, sitcomyness.  You can feel free to keep on sipping the haterade but you’re wrong to do so. BAZINGA.