Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Watch Too Much TV

It's been a while since I've done an "interesting reads" post so I thought it was about time. Today though, I've decided to expand it to include my "must watch" list, too! I seem to read about a lot of random things, which I do find helpful at times. You never know who you'll meet at an event or on the subway! So, here are some recent pieces I've found interesting.

  • If you didn't see Mark Bittman's piece last week about McDonald's take on oatmeal yet, go HERE to read it. Then, read his (short) follow up which I don't 100% agree with.
  • Hilarious article in the NY Times Tuesday. I know I always talk about eating healthy, whole foods, but when you get to a certain age, why not enjoy what you love?!
  • Interesting piece on flexetarianism by Kathleen Purvis
  • Have you seen the New Balance ad campaign that just started Monday? Here's a little background if you're interested. It's really an ad industry piece, but I found it interesting, none the less. Personally, I've never had a pair of New Balance shoes and it's not a company I tend to think of when I think of running, but that's what they're trying to change here.
  • The iPad2 was announced yesterday and is being released in the US on March 11th. The two-way camera feature sounds cool and it's even lighter than the first one.

Random running video:
I admit it, I watch a LOT of television. Too much. Here are a few of the shows Woody and I are addicted to.
  • The Good Wife: I mean, what can I say? It's a great show! And, it turns out they film in NYC!
  • Castle: I love the tension between the lead characters and the story lines are pretty great.
  • White Collar: Aside from the fact that it's a light crime drama set in NYC, Matt Bomer is super cute (don't worry, Woody knows I have a celebrity crush on him!). The show also has an incredible social media presence.
  • Blue Bloods: another NYC based drama, and this one stars the man with the best mustache ever. Yes, that would be Tom Selleck!
  • Mr. Sunshine: Yes, Matthew Perry has the same delivery in this show as he did on Friends, but it's still hilarious and so is the theme song!
  • How I Met Your Mother: Excellent cast, hilarious way to start the week.
  • Rules of Engagement: I've never been a fan of David Spade, but Patrick Warburtan is absolutely hilarious!
  • Parenthood: I'm not a parent, but the cast of this family drama has great chemistry and the story lines don't get old. (Okay, so Woody isn't addicted to this one, but I am!)
Okay, now do you believe me that I watch too much TV? This post is definitely way slanted to TV than interesting and informative articles.
  • Have you read any interesting articles or books lately?
  • What's your favorite TV show? Do you watch in real-time, via DVR, or online?
Today's workout -
3.5mile run
3x10 cable twists
3x10 weighted side bends
3x10 tricep push downs
3x12 leg press
3x10 lateral raise
100 crunches


Barbara said...

We're addicted to The Closer when it's on. Doesn't have long enough seasons. Love Parenthood , but even though Tom Selleck is from Michigan , I tend to forget it's on. I have to admit , I still watch What Not To Wear when I remember it's on Tuesdays ! I'm addicted to MSU Women's and Men's bball games, tho.

misszippy said...

I am actually a much bigger reader than TV watcher. That said, I do indulge in some bad reality TV here and there...all things Bravo being one of my guilty pleasures!

Morgan said...

I am loving their new ads! Very inspiring. I have one pair of NB's, some trail shoes that I turned in to daily wear's because of winter. I've been going back and forth about picking up a pair for running. Going to have to test some out.

mealsformiles said...

working at Runner's World would be amazing!! Hehe, I only watch one of the shows you list - Parenthood - but I love it! I probably have about 4-5 shows I watch regularly, but all on DVR. The Bittman articles are great!

Christy said...

OMG! I LOVE Parenthood! I've never met anyone else who watches it! Isn't it amazing! I'm also going to the the Nutropolitan Museum this weekend and I WISH I could go to the NYRR event but I'll be out of town!

Stephanie said...

I got rid of cable this year but I do miss Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy. Thanks for the link to the Times article. Hilarious!