Getting a dose of TV to cure the flu

I’m still aching all over so I decided to stay home Friday. I worked until almost mid-afternoon, though, so I don’t think this officially qualifies as a personal day. Thanks to technology, it’s doable.  My throat is still hurting although I don’t have a cold. My whole body is aching, though, and I’m steeping some jasmine tea in the kitchen.

The two adults of the house are sick, so no one’s here to take care of me. Not that I need taking care of. In a bit, I’ll be cooking the angus beef burgers we’re having for dinner. I’d really rather order out, but we already did pizza for lunch. And my beef burgers are delicious… I haven’t been able to do much except paint more backgrounds on My Altered Book.

My favorite TV shows are back, and I’m getting into some that I didn’t get to watch the first episode of in the previous season. Revenge, for one, has got me hooked. Of the new shows, I am totally enthralled by the story behind Revolution which I hope gets the ratings it needs to stay on the air despite its doomsday scenario. Of course, the best of the best, Scandal is back with Olivia Pope.  And Castle is now on it’s fourth season (!) and although I haven’t been watching Grey’s Anatomy for the longest time, their cliffhanger from last season made me watch their season premiere.


My fever finally broke Friday evening. I was feeling well enough to walk to the post office to make it to my swap deadlines by Saturday afternoon. I still feel a tad bit weak from the flu, though.  I hope to be feeling normal again tomorrow — there is a full week ahead to look forward to.

In the meantime, I’m keeping up with the water (gallons of it!) and the comfort of jasmine tea.

Songs on the Tube

I hope I’m not dating myself referring to a television as the “Tube”.  (Me — conscious of age?  nah…)

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve taken to picking up songs from my favorite shows.  Because of this, I’ve discovered some great artists, old and new, who have provided me new songs to love and listen to.

It was because of the season ender of Criminal Minds that I discovered the musical genuis of Lily Kershaw and the haunting song, As It Seems.  I can’t wait for more songs from her and an official website, but she is active on Twitter @Lily_Kershaw and on Facebook.

My most recent “discovery” is from Covert Affairs where another lady sang a different version of Searching For A Heart, which I later discovered was by Rebecca Pidgeon.  I googled the lyrics and found a version by Don Henley which seems to be the more popular one.

I actually listen and try to recall a line or “hook” as they call it from the show and literally google the string of words until I come up with the correct title and the right version.

It’s ironic, though, that I have yet to pick up any song from my current most favorite shows  Suits and Scandal.  I’ve watched the season ender of Scandal a dozen times by now and they’re not so heavy into background music beyond the score.

I can’t wait for Kerry Washington (playing Olivia Pope) and the team to come back in Season 2.  For now, I’m enjoying Gabriel Macht (as Harvey Specter) & Patrick J. Adams (playing Mike Ross) in SUITS every Thursdays.

These are the shows that draw me to watch TV these days.  I don’t usually grab a hold of the remote because between the two boys, I hardly have time to watch — except when they’re both dozing off to dreamland together.  Angelo, though, makes allowances for when these shows are on — but he can’t help but chide me for watching their “on demand” episodes over and over again.  There’s a little bit of “me” in these shows that strike a heart string or two when I watch them.  For weeks, I’ve been vacillating between writing about them and why I like them so much, but there’s just too much in there to write about, so I’ve chosen to leave it be.  For now.