showing my dorky side.
1. I was far too excited when the Backstreet Boys started following me on Twitter. Yes, they follow over 77,000 people, but I am one of them, and in my mind, it’s because Brian, Nick, AJ, Kevin, and Howie all personally care about me. Okay, that’s being dramatic. I don’t actually think that. Still, I was excited.
2. A pie for Pi Day. I was planning a lunch meeting for March 14 (aka Pi Day because Pi starts with 3.14 and the date was 3/14 – if you still don’t get it, then I can’t help you). Naturally, the only logical dessert I could have picked up was a pie. I was the only one who saw the humor. Once I had to explain it for the third time, I gave up and just chuckled to myself.
recent signs I know spring is coming.
in spite of the cold and snow that just. keeps. coming.
1. I saw a robin when I was walking Dexter last week! This might just be a Michigan thing – seeing as how robins are our state bird – but I grew up hearing that your first robin sighting of the year means that spring is just around the corner.
2. The sunshine! Oh, the sun. It’s staying lighter so much later into the evening, and I swear there is just something different about the spring sunshine than there is the winter sunshine. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something warmer, something more life-giving about it this time of year.
what I’m looking forward to this week.
1. The Love and Theft concert. I first saw these guys back in early 2008 when they were opening for Taylor Swift (back when they were still a trio and Taylor had just barely come onto the music scene), and I have been a huge fan ever since. I got an email this evening from their management that I even got a backstage pass, so I get to meet them! Yeah, buddy!
2. Seeing some of my family on Sunday at my cousin’s baby shower. While the shower itself I could take or leave, I love any excuse to see the family!
things I’ve been watching.
1. PaleyFest clips on Hulu – lots of candid interviews with the cast and key behind-the-scenes players from some of my favorite shows including Parenthood and The Big Bang Theory. Last year was the first year I had heard of it, but this year, I’m totally hooked. It’s fun seeing the whole cast in an unscripted setting where they are themselves, not the characters they play on television.
Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, the annual William S. Paley Television Festival has celebrated television’s rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium since 1984.
2. How the States Got Their Shapes. I randomly caught part of an episode on the History Channel awhile back and was fascinated. I saw the first season on DVD at the library and grabbed it. Learning so many new things about our country, I love it! Plus, the Place the State game online is nerdish fun. My best time, thus far, is 2:01:93.
tweets I loved.
With all this Pope talk I’m afraid we’ve forgotten how delightful we all agreed Jennifer Lawrence is.
— Matt Mira (@MattMira) March 13, 2013
@crzyrunninglegs Is there any situation in life where “Friends” does not apply? Answer: NO.
— Katy Widrick (@kwidrick) March 14, 2013
Twosday posts are inspired by my friend Heather over at Then Heather Said.