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I'm still trying to get back into the swing of eljay and thought that since half my calendar this week is marked up with tv shows I'd write a few thoughts and reviews.

Castle - Mondays at 10/9c on ABC
Season 3 ended with a bang, literally. Did anyone actually think Kate was going to die though?
That being said with the beginning of season 4 they had a lot of things to follow up on and only 42ish minutes to do it. They did a decent job though the murder they solve in this episode was definitely overshadowed by other things.
If you're not already watching Castle I won't spoil it for you but this show is worth watching. It's the only show I've ever gotten invested in that I don't worry about what the powers that be are going to do. I have complete faith that they know what they're doing and that it will all turn out in good time.

Season 4 premiere: A+

Glee - Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX
Like a moth drawn to flame or when you slow down to check out an accident on the side of the road I just can't quit this show. I don't care about the characters, their relationships, or who's popular at the moment. Half the time I don't even like the songs they sing and the other half of the time I think they're awesome. 

Season 3 premiere: B Make me care again please.

Body of Proof - Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC
We get it. Dana Delany is hot for a single woman of 55. Is the whole season going to be beating us over the head with her sexuality? All of a sudden Peter is a player. (Of course I'm not bitter just because some of my Megan/Peter fantasies have been dashed.) I'm merely concerned with the direction many things are going. Like that the autopsy Megan performed was 1/10 of the episode. Less than that really.

Season 2 premiere: B+ There's room for improvement, see me after class.

Unforgettable - Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS (yes the same time as Body of Proof. Watch one and dvr the other.)
Unforgettable is a new show this fall starring Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells and Dylan Walsh as Al Burns. There are some other people but I'm not sure which ones I'm supposed to care about yet. Carrie Wells suffers from a condition known as hyperthymesia which allows her to remember everything. Hence the title. As you can imagine this ability would come in handy working as a detective. 
Some reviews suggested that Unforgettable was forgettable. I would encourage everyone to give it a chance. Do I see this show lasting a long time? Not really. Do I see potential? Most definitely.

Series premiere: B+ Could use some polishing.

Revenge - Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC
This new series starring Emily VanCamp, of Everwood fame, is a modern day retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. VanCamp's character is integrating herself into the Hampton's circle of elite to get revenge on the people who killed her father and ruined her family.
I feel like this show is going to be really great but I wonder how long it can last. Realistically there can't be that many people for her to exact her revenge on right?
For those who might be interested it's my understanding that Max Martini will be playing a recurring role.

Series premiere: A

Let me know what your thoughts on these shows were in the comments.

Other shows I plan on watching this fall are: Charlie's Angels, Person of Interest (speaking of Monte Cristo), Parks and Recreation, Nikita, The Good Wife, Pan Am, and Terra Nova. If you're interested in my thoughts on these once they air let me know.

I've been avoiding this website

 Ever since the Lie to Me news I just couldn't look at anything but for some reason I went back to twitter and tumblr but not eljay. Plus eljay seems to be under siege half the time anyway.

Hooooowever xfirefly9x poked me (weeksssss ago) so instead of posting this on tumblr it will go on here.

I'm 5'3" and a half and I weigh 110 pounds the last time I checked.
I don't weigh myself every day. I don't diet. I don't obsess over "eating right." I eat when I'm hungry and I stop when I'm full. I actually read an article once about how skinnier people don't have food guilt; meaning, I don't feel guilty leaving food uneaten and when I'm full I stop. I don't like the feeling of having over eaten.

Why am I even talking about this? I was in a wedding. One of my best friends got married and asked me to be a bridesmaid. The bridesmaid dress was a strapless, floor length dress from David's Bridal and to everyones glee it looked good on every bridesmaid, not just a few of us.
Even though I wasn't the shortest bridesmaid I did have the smallest size dress. One of my other best friends was also a bridesmaid. She's at least a few inches taller than me and is on a swim team and rides horses every weekend; let's just say she definitely has more muscle mass than me and yet when she heard my dress size it upset her. She didn't say anything to me but our moms talk and my mom let me know.
All I wanted to do was hug her and tell her that she is so beautiful and perfect just the way she is but not wanting to embarrass her I didn't say anything.

Fast forward to the wedding (I make sure my insecure friend knows that she looks absolutely gorgeous) I know the girl taking photos but haven't seen her in a while and so during the reception she says, "Yeah I haven't seen you in a while, you've lost weight." I looked at her like she was crazy and quickly told her that it must just be the dress or something because I haven't.
Then the next day someone else who was at the wedding tells me that I'm too skinny and I should eat more.

Unless you are seriously concerned for my health, just keep it to yourself or tell me in private, not where anyone can hear you.
 
I'm not sure where I was going with this rant but suffice to say people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and you should never compare yourself to someone else. Just be the best you, you can be.

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The thing with Cal is that he's the ~lone ranger~ but way less noble. Even though he has a whole staff of people, he doesn't really think he needs them. He's always going to find a way to bring it back to him. So when someone else helped him it was really his doing (he taught them, he steered them in the right direction, etc)
His default is to go off and do his own thing to save the day. He likes being the hero. He likes being able to take all the glory.

What I want to see happen is for him to go off thinking he's got a situation handled only to realize there's no way he'll get out without help and that the ~only~ way help will come is if he asks and really means it.

Headlock for me doesn't count. It was close but not quite there.

Horses and Hawks concert

So a few weeks ago I got the opportunity to see The Brendan Hines and Kristen Toedtman perform in Portland. Together they called it the Horses and Hawks tour. (there were other people performing with them but they weren't people who went on the whole tour, they were just in Portland)

It was at a bar called The Woods and having never been in a bar or a proper concert I convinced a friend to come with me. A few hours before the concert photonsbefree saw me mention it and she got to come and brought a friend. All 4 of us were nOobs who weren't going to drink so it was definitely an experience.

The doors opened at 8 and being the paranoid person I am I got there at like 8:01 and grabbed a table right up front then sat around awkwardly until 9 when it started.

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Snagged from xfirefly9x 

I'm going to list, and tell you briefly about, ALL THE TABS I HAVE OPEN at this moment in time, without editing (except for work-related or privacy-related reasons, if I had them, but I don't. I just mean, if you do it, obviously, feel free to edit the really crucial stuff - just, it's not in the spirit of the game to edit for guilty pleasure reasons and the like).

1) Chapter 15 of A Breathe of Fresh Air
2) Save That Show.com Say something to FOX
3) Lie to Me comment ficathon
4) Etsy shop
5) Chapter 36 The Worst That Can Happen
6) Late Nights
7) YouTube, Miranda 'Dog' part 1
8) Castle ff.net page
9) Yfrog TR stream - Kelli pic
10) LJ friends page
11) Mediafire
12) --
13) Chapter 4 I Really Need to Know Too
14) TweetChat - #ltmrewatch
15) Livejournal - where I'm typing this lol

lol so 6 tabs are fanfiction related.
I usually have one or two tabs that change, go between my email, tumblr, livejournal, etc and then everything else that's open are things I want to save and look at later.
So I did a voice meme and posted it on tumblr

HERE

I'm not "tagging" anyone to do this but I am interested to hear what you all sound like. =)

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I have no desire to see Fringe fail but,

seeing it move to Fridays, get the back 9, get a TON of attention for their time-slot move and then do well in the ratings?

Kind of makes me sick.

Yes, Kevin Reilly I know you like Fringe but, if more people knew Lie to Me was on more people would watch it. That's no ones fault but the network who always decides that airing the same American Idol commercial or ad for Glee 5 times in one night is better than advertising a variety of shows.

/rant
Why must my mother be so bipolar?

When I wanted to go to OSU, a really good school with a really good graphic design program that is far enough away that I would have to live there, all I heard was, "I don't want you so far away." "Are you sure that's really where you want to go?" "Well, we'll see, you might change your mind."

Now I've applied to PSU, still a good school with a good graphic design program that isn't very far away but I still want to live there and all I hear is, "Are you sure you want to go there?" "I understand you want to move out but I don't think that's the best idea." 

and here's the real kicker

"Maybe you should go to OSU, I think the atmosphere would be better."

Are you freakin' kidding me?

Let me get this straight, you now want me to go to OSU which would require moving to Corvallis but, if I go to PSU where I want to go and would want to move out then you would want me to stay at home?

Woman make up your mind or quit sharing your opinion. ugh and you wonder why I want to move out?

/rant

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i want to escape

Wanted to hang out with a friend today, get some food and watch a movie or whatever. She told me this morning she was busy and we would have to do it another time. So, I went and ran my errands alone instead of with her.

Tomorrow after church I'm planning on seeing other friends. One of whom notoriously can't do things because her parents never let her.
My family was eating dinner, I had already eaten, and I'm telling my mom that I might be busy after church. She knows my friends track record of not being able to do things and feels the need to point that out, more than once. "Don't get your hopes up Kelsey." Like I don't know that? I'm the one who makes plans with her all the time only to have them canceled at the last minute. I have to have a little bit of hope otherwise we would never try and make plans at all.

So thanks for rubbing some salt in the wound mom and thanks for yelling at me dad that was also really appreciated.

/rant /sarcasm

oh and now I just want to get out of the house but there's no where to go. fml

EDIT: Happy freakin' New Year
If you're on twitter for any length of time you've probably noticed that @FOXBroadcasting rarely tweets about Lie to Me.
In fact excluding something they RTed the other day they hadn't mentioned it since October 18th. OCTOBER 18TH. This is really unacceptable as they tweet about all their other shows.

The plan:
Get FOX's attention.

When:
TOMORROW some things can be done at any time, go do one now. Yup right now, I'll wait.
More specifically from 6pm pst to 10 pst (9pm est to 1am est)

How:
  • Sign up for a time slot, during that time send tweets to @FOXBroadcasting every few minutes telling them how awesome #LietoMe is, how they should pick up the back 9 and how they should advertise it more.
  • If you're in the states, send a letter to FOX
Lie to Me
P.O. Box 900
Attn: FOX BROADCASTING Publicity Dept.
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900
  • Send an email or 12 to askfox@fox.com
  • Print a sign and put one in a front window of your house or back window of your car.
  • Open up FOX's LtM page and watch the full episodes, comment on the pictures and start up some discussion on the community message board.
  • Go to Spoiler TV's Lie to Me page and vote in any polls the show is in!
  • Remind your facebook friends ~20 minutes before the episode starts in your timezone! I can't tell you how many friends I've asked if they watched the show and they say they forgot what day it was on.

SIGN UP
I'd like 5 or so people for every time slot. You can totally sign up for more than one slot if you're available. The idea is that during the time #LietoMe is on all FOX is going to hear about is #LietoMe. Yes I know this overlaps the show being on so please sign up for a time that is not when you're watching but feel free to "live tweet" during the episode to help us out.
This is not about trending, this is about getting FOX's attention.

Lie to Me fans are here, we're organized and we're not going away.

6pm pst (9pm est) - @Seriouslymary, @analiesa, @Shona_S (@marynotpmoc)

7pm pst (10pm est) - @holdmyheart, @SeriouslyMary, @LisaVS49, @analiesa, @ibbigibllibbin, @Shona_S

8pm pst (11pm est) - @holdmyheart, @cheshirecat512, @analiesa, @ibbigiblibbin, @Shona_S

9pm pst (12am est) - @holdmyheart, @cheshirecat512, @analiesa, @JohnShufelt, @Shona_S

10pm pst (1am est) - @analiesa, @DNAisUnique, @Shona_S, @kidder1969