Friday, May 04, 2007

Multitasking

I'm back, motherfucker, back! If anyone has been wondering as to my whereabouts this week, as I mentioned downpost, I had gone to a better place– working from home. And so my time this week was spent: alternating between valid job productivity, (which always somehow manages to elude me in an office environment, ironically enough) watching trashy daytime television (as any of my faithful readers would have undoubtedly predicted) and taking frequent breaks to spend some time outdoors with my dogs during the (finally) GORGEOUS seasonable weather we've been having here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

If any of you would like any proof as to my whereabouts, please contact any of the 20 men who were performing various feats of drywalling and stuccoing at my home this week. It kept things interesting. Whereas most people might be a bit weirded out to be cooking eggs in their pajamas, and glancing towards the kitchen window to find a strange man peering back in, at the Salted household it just became known as "Friday."

And now for the weekly Airing of the Grievances. Thursday evenings are my Numero Uno Television Happy Fun Time, because my two current faves, The Office and Supernatural, air back to back. But you know what? I have had JUST ABOUT ENOUGH of NBC's wacky fucking scheduling. Oh, look at me– I'm a greedy dick of a television network. I'll just start the show at 8:36 and run it until 9:20... Because if you happen to watch another show on another network after ours, well... Sucks to be you! Because it would be unthinkable that anyone wouldn't stick around for Scrubs, right?

Okay, now I have a confession to make: I just started liking Scrubs. Up until 2 years ago, I did not have a work and/or school schedule that gave me regular access to primetime television viewing for the better part of a decade. So any of my favorite shows that aired between ten and two years ago (Buffy, Newsradio, Freaks and Geeks) I've either caught on syndication or DVD. Arrested Development is an exception to the rule, because that aired Sundays. So, I can be proud to say I wasn't one of the ones who helped kill it.

Scrubs, I was determined not to like. Because Zach Barf's non-threatening good looks annoy the living shit out of me and because of Garden State: A movie I loathe to my core, sight unseen. But recently, I gave in and watched a handful of episodes on Comedy Central. And you know what? Everyone was right. It's funny and clever and wacky and smart and touching all at the same time. But Barfo? He can still kiss my ass. That cutesy act doesn't fool me for a second.

There you have it folks, a week's worth of ramblings neatly packaged just for you. Next week I should return to normal posting habits. Also, I'll confirm details at a later date, but it looks like next week I will also embarking on a Guest Editor gig at yeeeah!, helping out the hilarious and talented Abby. Wish me luck!

14 comments:

aejr said...

my brother got me into scrubs a couple years ago. i spent many wiine soaked days lying in front of the box sets. i actually think it's starting to suck, compared to the beginning episodes. i liked zach braff, then i saw garden state, and now he annoys me to no end. BUT sarah chalke is in my opinion, one of the funniest females on TV today. i will even go as far as to say she kicks the shit out of sarah silverman. oh yes. i said it.

good luck on yr editorship!

Kimberly said...

I like Garden State!

Jayne said...

Chez and I just started getting into Scrubs a few months ago, and now we watch it on CC every night when I get home from work.

John C. makes me laugh out loud every episode. He actually came into the restaurant that I was managing in midtown a few times. He's very sweet and humble, which makes him even more entertaining for me to watch.

welcome back, dahling. we missed you.

Manny said...

Good luck Salty! Glad you're back, things were starting to get dusty around here. I look forward to your new posts and your gig at Yeeeah (did I put enough "e"'s? oh well)

litelysalted said...

Thanks for the support, guys!

And John C. is hands down the best part of Scrubs. Sarah Chalke is a close second, though. I never in a million years would have guessed I'd enjoy a Becky #2 performance.

sme said...

Your description of a normal Friday morning reminds me of the movie "The Money Pit." I hope your house wasn't that much of a hole before you began all your renovations.

beth said...

yeah, isn't scrubs great? i haven't been watching the new season except for one or two episodes because it does seem to have gone downhill, but the old seasons on comedy central are hilarious. dr. cox is awesome.

Osbourne Black said...

Your house is great!

Yeeeah is the best celeb site with the most hilarious editor on the net! (Salted will fill in perfectly there.)

Litelysalted [the person and the blog] is the epitome of everything that is right with the world today. :)

Osbourne Black said...

P.S. I like "My Name Is Earl" on Thursday night.

I love you in the face said...

Good luck, Pretty!

Also, deMonch keeps trying to get me to watch Scrubs but I hate Z Barfy and his "look at me, I'm the cute, indie film writer who with my craptastic movie singlehandedly validated the slacker existence of an entire generation of overly introspective and selfish douchewaffles AND I also get to sleep with hot celebrities and roll around atop piles of money whenever I feel like it!" persona.

deMonch assures me that none of that affects the goodness of Scrubs. But still...

Natalia said...

I hear ya on Zach Braff...but Sara Chalke is enviously hilarious to me. Girl crush funny, in my opinion. I fucking love her as squirrely Elliot.

And I have a mad crush on Neil Flynn. Because apparently I'm completely insane.

Also, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxxvVb2A4dM


It gets good at around 3:01.

MEECH! said...

I want to learn more about having my own home built; the man and I are saving. Where did you start?

litelysalted said...

Heh... We started by looking around our two-room cabin and saying, "What the fuck are we gonna do?"

It has been a looooong and grueling process. Email me and I can try to answer any questions you may have.

MEECH! said...

You mean I have to ASK things?!?! God!!