|Temple Grandin and Claire Danes|
After eating our pork dinner last night, I watched "Temple Grandin" which I'd rented from Blockbuster. [Oh please, I hope Blockbuster Kapaa doesn't ever close! Sure you can rent easily over the internet, but nothing beats browsing "real time" among the thousands of videos in the store!] I loved the movie, not just because it was about autism, but because Temple's story is so inspiring. I wonder if she's considered doing for pigs what she did for cattle? I certainly hope so! For those of you who don't know, she revolutionized the cattle industry by introducing more humane--and at the same time more efficient and economical--practices by integrating her genius and her autistic sensitivities. I wasn't a Claire Danes fan before, but now I understand why she won an Emmy for this role.
Click here for a review in the Michigan Daily.
Let's go back to "sensitive": I recently read Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol," which I enjoyed even more than "DaVinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" because it was more relevant for me. Not that I've been to Washington D.C., but its theme was spirituality and the founding of our country. One of the subplots involved "noetic science"--the study of the mind and intuition--which has always intrigued me (see my blogposts here and here for two lists of my own experiences).
The Good Wife *** (continues to be my favorite drama!)
The Middle *** (my favorite comedy! This family is so lovably quirky!)
Modern Family *** (another funny family!)
Dancing With the Stars * (I'm no Michael Bolton fan, but even the horrendous Kate Gosselin never got a 3! And Kurt Warner gets 8's?! I don't care for any of these "stars", thank goodness!)
Better With You ** (didn't intentionally watch this, but somehow the cast is really good!)
@*&! My Dad Says * (darn I wanted to like this)
The Event ** (Good grief, "3 hours earlier" "2 weeks earlier" "5 months earlier" gives your brain a workout! I don't think I'll be watching this for very long.)
Glee ** (Fun to see who guest stars)
Law & Order LA * (Go back to NEW YORK!!!! And please, no "at home" backstories, we just want the Law and the Order, not the Soap!!)
CSI's ** (Please stop with the creepy serial killers in jail, I hate those plots)
Desperate Housewives ** (I have a feeling this is their last season.)
Outsourced ** (Well you know I like Indians! They're fun!)
Big Bang *** (Big Fun!)
The Office ** (Uncomfortable Fun!)
As I'm trying to cut down on television viewing, I'm trying not to get attached to too many new shows. Yeh right.