Currently Digging

1. Damages (Season 1, at least)
Everyone knows that summer sort of sucks when it comes to TV shows. Sure, we have Mad Men and True Blood—thank goodness—but there are no new episodes of my regular stand-by shows like the Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia, etc.

Most recently, my husband and I have been watching Damages, wherein Glenn Close plays a powerful nutjob lawyer. It’s set up to follow one case per season, with a lot of flash-forward and flash-back scenes, so the viewer can try to figure out the mystery of what the fuck is exactly going on as the season unfolds—which I always typically enjoy.

The first season rocked my socks from beginning to end, but season two was pretty lukewarm until about episode six. I’m glad the plot is finally starting to heat up.

Ted Danson is a ridiculously dim CEO in the show, and the way he plays that character cracks me up.

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3. Dresden Die-Cuts
They’re kinda my new craft supply obsession, and I wish I had a few bits of all the different trims available. I’ve managed to score a few Halloween die-cuts that caught my fancy, and you’ll see what I’ve been creating with them in a few weeks. Here are a few places to browse for dresdens, if you’re ready to become obsessed curious to see what they’re all about.

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Eggs Natural History Display

2. Hard-boiled Eggs
This is going to sound strange to some of you, I know, but I’ve been on a hard-boiled egg kick. I like making batches of about a half dozen hard-boiled eggs, and then eating them for snacks throughout the week. I’ve always really liked hard-boiled eggs and love that they’re packed with protein-n-nutrients-n-shit, but I hadn’t made them in quite a long while. Until recently, that is.

Back in June there was an episode of the Adam Carolla podcast where Bob Odenkirk* was the guest, and he talked about how he always brings his own snack foods when he travels by airplane. When Adam asked him what he usually brings to eat on the plane, he said hard-boiled eggs, which he realized was a weird thing to bring as a snack. Then he talked about what a weird food hard-boiled eggs are in general, and how it seemed like such an old-fashioned food. Then he said, “It’s an egg—that’s been boiled!” in a crotchety old man voice, and it cracked up Chas and I so hard.

So I guess what I am saying is that I can thank Bob Odenkirk for inspiring my recent egg consumption. That’s the power of celebrity, people! Ha!

* I’m reminded of this old Mr. Show sketch every time I visit VooDoo Doughnut II because the lines are always so freaking long and so slow-moving, I just imagine every customer ordering this way.
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7 Responses to Currently Digging

  1. Susan says:

    Isn’t Damages great? I didn’t watch from the beginning either, but started renting on Netflix. Glenn Close really is amazing. You’ll like the following seasons too!

    • flappergirlcreations says:

      Good to know the rest of the seasons hold up :) What other TV shows do you like? I’m always on the hunt for a good show!

  2. Susan says:

    The good thing about Damages is that each season is a self-contained story; did you know that it’s moving to DirectTV next year? So it won’t be on cable, but I imagine will show up on Netflix at some point.

    I don’t have premium cable, but I’ve watched a lot of shows via Netflix. Rome was very good; lots of sex and violence, but good! Carnivale is excellent; weird, supernatural, creepy — all in a good way. Unfortunately, it got cancelled before it wrapped up its story lines, so be prepared to be left hanging.

    I just started watching The Tudors and it’s also very good. And of course, the best of all — Mad Men!

    • flappergirlcreations says:

      As long as Damages shows up on Netflix it’s all good :)

      I love love LOVE Carnivale! And Mad Men. I’ve never seen Rome, but I’ve heard of it. I tend to really love any series that HBO puts out, so I should check it out.

      Oh! Have you heard of a new series HBO is doing called Boardwalk Empire? It’s set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition era and stars Steve Buscemi! I’m really excited about it. I’m not sure when it is supposed to premiere, though.

  3. Susan says:

    Wow — I hadn’t heard about that. I always liked Steve Buscemi on Sopranos. It sounds fascinating!

    • flappergirlcreations says:

      Yes! The Sopranos is one of the all-time best TV shows ever made! Have you seen that show Nurse Jackie at all? It stars Edie Falco (Carmella from the Sopranos), and it is really, really good too. I highly recommend it.

  4. Susan says:

    Oh, thanks for the recommendation. She was fabulous on the Sopranos and I’ve heard good things about Nurse Jackie. Will add them to my queue!

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