Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My Name is Kristin and I'm a TV Addict

The thing about writing words all day is that it gets a bit draining. Words. Words. Words. By the end of the day (or the middle...) I just want to get OUT. As far far away from the computer as I can. One day a week, I take a jazz dance class just before lunch, and another day, tap dance. Breaking up the day with exercise is never a bad idea. I mean, when your job is to sit on a computer all day and make stuff up, you have to do something to firm that squishy tushy.

There's nothing like a leisurely walk outside with my playlist shuffling through movie scores to refresh my brain. Often, I utilize this walking time to brainstorm a new story idea, get to know my characters a little better, figure out the ending of a problem chapter. But sometimes, I don't want to think about my stories at all, and I'll listen to an audiobook while I walk (I'm currently listening to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and next up is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak).

But sometimes a walk isn't what I need. Sometimes I just want to SIT and do NOTHING. And since I don't live anywhere near THIS gorgeous view where I can sit and do nothing while being inspired ...


I've been known turn to television for a break. Which sometimes has been known to turn into marathoning. Curse you Netflix instant! 

My current obsession is Fringe. 


I'm nearly finished with season 4, and I'm ashamed to say that I don't even know if it was a month ago that I started it.... Don't ask me how I have time to watch so much TV, I don't. But somehow it gets watched (though I am very good at multitasking if I feel guilty for ignoring my chores--I can "watch" TV and edit photos, clean the house, fold laundry, etc.). I'm so addicted to all of it. Peter and his coats and scarves, Walter and his nicknames for Astrid (Astro, Asteroid, Aphid, Aspirin, Asterisk), Olivia and even Fauxlivia (she's growing on me), and of course, Lincoln Lee! *HUGS ALL OF THEM*

I'm also rewatching Alias for the third (or so) time. What can I say? I'm team JJ Abrams. 


Hubs and I are working through this slowly. We'll watch an episode or two a week during dinner. It's a bonding experience. I love everything about this show. The characters, the well-placed humor, the suspense! The fact that I can rewatch it more than once and still love it just as much, if not more. 

And to further prove that I'm team JJ, we recently finished our LOST rewatch. 


Best show ever. The end. 

Oh, and did I mention that those movie scores I listen to are mostly composed by Michael Giacchino, who typically scores all of JJ's projects? Told you. Obsessed. I win. 





13 comments:

  1. Totally hear you about relaxing via TV shows. Currently I am watching Teen Wolf with my daughter. I tell myself it is YA research but honestly I just enjoy looking at the cool shirtless werewolf. (Shh, don't tell anyone)

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    1. LOL Your secret is safe here on the Internet ;)

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    2. Holy crap. I cannot express how much I LURVE Teen Wolf! it IS good YA research (and yes, also attractive mens don't hurt at all). I'm super excited for it to come back in January

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  2. I don't even know where to START on this post. First off, loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And LOVE The Book Thief! (have you seen the movie trailer with Geoffrey Rush? *Dies a little*) I can't even wait for you to finish that one.

    Fringe! Oh Fringe, how I miss you so. I miss Walter the most, then Peter. Sniff. I wish it was still on. It was so, so, so good!

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    1. YES I saw the trailer for The Book Thief!! Looks AMAZING.
      And I heard John Noble is going to be on Sleepy Hollow! I mean, I know he won't be Walter, but still... it's something :)

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  3. It's nice to read a positive post about television. It's hard to resist television, because despite the fact that there are a lot of bad shows, there are some really good ones too. I've never seen Fringe, but I used to be obsessed with Alias. I also love other crime dramas, like Criminal Minds and Law and Order.

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    1. There really are a ridiculous number of bad shows out there. And I had hoped reality TV was a fad, but it's still taking over. o_O

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  4. Yes yes yes to Fringe (I am just starting Season 5), Lost (finished! sob!) and Alias (especially the first few seasons)! Since you are a fellow Netflix Instant person, I would highly recommend House of Cards and Spiral (a gritty, elegant, sexy French police procedural). It's all research in some six-degrees-of-separation way, I'm sure. :) And in any case, it's totally restorative and fun.

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    1. Yay another JJ fan! I saw that House of Cards won a few Emmys or some such, I'll have to look into it! Thanks for the suggestions :)

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  5. I'm totally into SLEEPY HOLLOW. And BLACKLIST. And I'm SO ready for THE AMERICANS to return...

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    1. I did enjoy Sleepy Hollow (SO happy to see Mr. Bingley from Lost in Austen as Ichabod! LOVE HIM!), and hubs watched Blacklist and was totally hooked, so I have some catching up to do!

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  6. I watch WAAAY too much TV! When the majority of the shows were teen shows, they were "research." Never saw Fringe, but I've had a crush on Joshua Jackson since his Pacey days.

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    1. I think we can rationalize anything into being "research," right? :)

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