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Waiting for 8pm to Check What's on TV

1. I love reading Postsecret. It fascinates, saddens, and shocks me (warning: I give it a 14A rating). My heart breaks every Saturday evening.

2. I realized today that Emily Deschanel of Bones is Zooey Deschanel's sister. I can see it so clearly now. Love them both. They are quirky, beautiful, and seem to have good heads on their shoulders.

3. I don't know how to share things via Google Reader. I would like to. I even searched the FAQs to find out how. But because I can't find a "share icon" anywhere within my browser, my 28 followers (didn't know I had so many, or what that even means) will remain disappointed by my lack of sharing.

4. I have not yet purchased Coldplay's Viva la Vida. I have it on my iPod, but not my computer. I love it.

5. I don't like Starbucks all that much. I try. I want to be cool and yuppie (despite my often-rebellious nature). I thought I liked it after reading It's Not About the Coffee. But I think it's Howard I like. When it comes to coffee (technically tea), baked goodies & somewhere to work, I really do prefer the independent or local chains.

6. Today, I joined a gym. I think this could possibly change my life in a very good way. So long as I follow through. I am turning into a yuppie. Ahhhhhhhh, this frightens me.


VanMan91 said…
Speaking of TV ... do you get or have you ever seen "Doc" with Billy Rae Cyrus? Back east it's on at 7, 9, and 10 (that's right 3 episodes) Saturday night on Global. Brought to you by the same people that wrote "Sue Thomas FBeye". The real life "Sue Thomas" and her dog were even on a recent episode!
Mavaddat said…
Hey Beth, To share on Google Reader, you click the blog you want to read from the list on the left, and then click "share" under the blog entry you want to share. Here's a screen shot that might help:
Laura J said…
um,I like postsecret too. Sometimes I imagine the kind of postcard I would get and what I would write.

Starbucks...I also like other places better, like Cafe Artigiano and JJ Bean but when the only choice is Tim Hortons or SB, I will choose SB hands down. In fact, at work I walk and block and half on my breaks to go to SB instead of the basement of the hospital for Timmy's. Even in the rain. But you're not much of a coffee drinker so the whole coffee culture isn't your thing. Maybe I'll teach you to drink coffee too!!
Beth said…
vanman - i have seen an episode or so...gotta love billy ray! if i have another lazy saturday, i'll check out one of the many available episodes :)

mav - THANKS! i was not-so-secretly hoping someone would help me solve this problem... so simple.

laura - you're not gonna get me drinking coffee...i just don't like it. same as beer ;) i prefer my drinks sweet, not bitter.

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