Archive | September, 2013

It’s My DVR’s Favorite Time of Year

23 Sep

tv-screenI’ve never seen a single episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Scandal, or Homeland.

I don’t watch any of the CSIs, NCISes, or Law & Orders.

I stopped watching The Good Wife early in the first season.

And I’ll probably skip the big returns of Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes, and Robin Williams.

What can I say? When it comes to TV, there are just too many shows, and unfortunately, I can’t watch them all. The whole “having a life” thing always gets in the way.

But I am a TV fan, so now that the Emmy awards are over (hooray for Tony Hale!) and the new fall TV season is officially starting, it’s time to share the list of shows I’m planning to watch, just like I do every year.

Chances are good I won’t actually make time for everything here; between the new, heavily hyped shows debuting and old favorites returning, there’s just not enough time, or room on my DVR, to see it all. But I’m a curious cat, and I do want to check out some new stuff.

That’s why I apply my three-strikes rule: If I get backed up on three episodes of a particular show, I just give up and decide not to watch. It saves my DVR from becoming its own American Horror Story, and me from becoming a true couch potato.

So what’s on my list of must-see TV this year? Read on. Continue reading

Eight Years Later, I’m Still Here

1 Sep

8th birthday cakeOn September 1, 2005, I started this blog.

Martin’s Musings was intended to be an outlet for me to share my thoughts on movies I’ve seen, music I’m listening to, my birthday, social media, and other topics I’m interested in. (Yes, even all the food I’m eating.)

And for eight years, that’s exactly what it’s been.

For a long time, blogging here has been something I’ve really enjoyed doing. Yes, Twitter has allowed me to get my “musings” out in shorter, more frequent fashion. But sometimes I want/need to write in more-than-140-character bursts.

Unfortunately, I haven’t felt much like writing these longer “musings” lately. Which is not to say I haven’t had things to write about. On the contrary, there’s been plenty. It’s just that my blogger-self needed a little bit of a break.

As I say on my “About This Blog” page, I don’t blog for money. I blog because I want to write. And I don’t blog every day. I blog when I have something I want to say.

Because this is a personal blog and not a professional one, I had the option of stepping back, and I’ve taken advantage of that.

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