Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Heading into the New Year on mounds of stinking snow...

Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter seductions! Rebecca here wishing everyone a great New Years! This week, it’s all about the homebody. With the weather doing all kinds of crazy things, I’m going to bet that a lot of folks who would normally be out howling at midnight on New Years Eve will be tucked in at home and bored to tears. Not to worry! I have listed here every really cool thing to watch on TV this coming weekend!

Syfi Channel is running a Twilight Zone marathon all day Friday and Saturday. Animal Planet is running a Hoarders marathon. BBC America is running a Dr. Who marathon. (the new Dr. Who, not the old one). TLC is doing a marathon on something called “Strange Sex.” I’m not sure why anyone would want to watch that, but hay! I’m not going to judge.

If you have good internet at home, you can Google episodes of the British TV series “Being Human.” It’s about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost trying very hard to pretend to be human. The ghost, by the way, is awesomely sarcastic, the werewolf is scruffy but hot and the vampire is cute and nerdy. It does run here in the U.S. on BBC America and the third season starts up Friday, 1/10/11, so this weekend would be a good time to catch up on the first season. Netfix also has both season one and two available, but you’ll have to order it today to get it by Friday.

You can also do the egg-head route and watch something educational. PBS has their fantastic series, “The Dragon Chronicles,” available on line. As you well know, if it’s on PBS, it is by default, intelligent programming. And it’s dragons. The only way to beat dragons is to have them turn into sinfully sexy men.

If, on the other hand, you don’t want anything that makes you think and actually get bored listening to those sexy Welsh accents on “Being Human,” you can wallow in celebrity misshapes and gaffs since E! will be airing such tidbits as the year’s 50 most embarrassing celebrity gaffs and goofs. TMC will be having some good stuff on and off Friday and Saturday including Twilight, Dragon Fighter, Vanilla Sky, and You Kill Me.

And when Midnight does come, don’t be afraid to belt out your favorite verse of Auld Lange Syne. This sone is known as the most populate song that no one knows the words to. It’s an old Scots song so feel free to belt it out with gusto! What? Don’t know the words? Well, here they are:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine,
And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o thine,
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.

With that, I'm going to close up for the year. And extra points to the commentor who can figure out why the picture I posted is relevant to this post other than the Twilight reference. TTFN!



Savanna Kougar said...


Not being a TV watcher currently. I ain't got a clue what the answer is... other than I'd rather have a real man than a guy.

However, it was interesting to know what's on TV these days.

Pat C. said...

I thought "Louie, Louie" was the most popular song that no one knows the words to.

I'm not sure if I'll make it to midnight or not this year. Gone are the days when I used to drive down to Valley Forge for a party and then drive home at 2-3 in the morning. And then get up at 8 and take the tree down. That was my brief encounter with zombieism.

I keep threatening to ride out to Falmouth and watch them drop the goat from the flagpole in the town square. (Don't worry, it's fake.) Anybody dropping weird stuff in your neighborhood?

Savanna Kougar said...

Drop the faux goat, eh? No one dropping stuff here that I'm aware of. However, they might be shooting off their hunting rifles and fireworks like last year.

Rebecca Murray said...

Pat, that sounds like a tradition that needs to find it's way into Talbot's Peak! Dropping random animals from flag poles sounds very wolfish.

Savanna: I'm also not a bit TV watcher, but I will watch E! to catch up on my gossip, and BBC and Syfi to get my fix of fantasy TV stories. If you watch nothing else on TV, you gotta check out Merlin and Warehouse 13! And Eureka. Plus all of the good series' on BBC and Syfi end up on Netfix sooner of later. :)

Pat C. said...

Or Storage Wars (I think that's what it's called) on A&E. Guys buy abandoned storage lockers and sift through the contents for items to sell. They get all worked up trying to outbid each other or deliberately running the price up to stick somebody else. I swear to God, men can turn the simplest things into a life-or-death competition.

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, yeah, I'm missing some good stuff. I'd have to get it on DVD. No cable here, and I don't want it, either. And I refuse to do the stupid DISH thing. I don't like them. Talk about a rip-off operation.

Savanna Kougar said...

"I swear to God, men can turn the simplest things into a life-or-death competition."

Pat, yep, it was one reason I quit playing Bridge with my dad and brother a long, long time ago. They're both on the other side [heaven] now. And, I bet they're playing cards.

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, great idea about a Talbot Peak's dropping-the-prey tradition... it does sound wolfish.

Rebecca Murray said...

Most of the "TV shows" that I watch is stuff I can get on Netflix. Honestly, I'd rather be reading or writing. And now that I've discovered 3D animation and world building, I'm down to watching nothing that's not on BBC America or Syfi.

Since no one else seems to watch even that much TV, I'll tell you who the guy is: Dr. Who.

Serena Shay said...

Oooh I love the BBC! So many shows that I just adore on there, I think part of it for me is that I get a real kick out of the senses of humor. Honest, open with a bit of naughty...just like me! LOL

My newest BBC show...Coupling (reruns, of course, but one heck of a good time!)

Netflix is the way to go... a subscription to them was my family gift this year for Christmas and so far, with my darling diva being out of school, it's been put to good use. ;)