Thursday, September 30, 2010

I think we as a nation, are all suffering from clinical depression:

I think we as a nation, are all suffering from clinical depression-  Think about it:  Everyone is exhausted, overwhelmed by their situation, overcome by mounting debts, trapped, and powerless to make it any better. We all stare at the news in hopeless despair as the deficit rises, and we shake our heads and sigh.  We watch our friends, neighbors, families lose their homes, and we pull down the blinds, and turn the lights down for the night.  We lie awake, listening in the dark, wondering what next?  We find ourselves too tired, too depleted to do anymore than is needed of us, merely going through the motions each day, succumbing to our own inertia.

We so desperately need to wake up, snap out, come to, find the manic to our depressive, and begin the clamoring our way back to healthy. (In so many more ways than one.)  We are spiritually bankrupt, financially decimated, battle weary, and hope is like a lost child, we yearn for her, but cannot catch sight of her no matter what we do.  We are lost in despair and isolated, in need of something greater than hope, something motivating. It's dark and cold here at the bottom in the shadows, we must begin to climb out toward the light, no matter how terrifying that thought may be. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Free Moby Wrap Giveaway

I was given a Moby wrap at my baby shower and I absolutely love it.  It gives me my arms back, while Aurora gets to snooze the day away snuggled close to mommy's heart.  She seems to be most content when she is completely encased in the wrap, and has slept quietly for hours while I moved around.  She is even undisturbed when I move from sitting to standing and back again.  So now I am sharing a link to receive a free Moby wrap:

Good luck!

Covert Affairs=Burn Notice Lite?

I actually had high hopes for Covert Affairs.  I had good reasons for this, too. Brought to the USA network by Doug Liman, of the Bourne Trilogy, the show has quite a pedigree.  To appeal to the fans of Chuck, Christopher Gorham, (Jake 2.0) is the tech guy of the series.  In fact, on paper, the cast were all well-chosen.Piper Perabo has appeared in several movies, Coyote Ugly, Cheaper by the Dozen,etc.  Of course, with the success of shows like "Chuck" and "Burn Notice", I was not surprised to see more spy shows in the works. The most exciting thing for me, (albeit a bit sexist) is that this show has a female lead.  Unfortunately, Annie Walker is no Fiona Glennanne.  In fact, the biggest disappointment of the show thus far is that Annie has proven to be more of a victim of circumstance than a strong female lead.  Recruited into the CIA, Annie was not really chosen for her language skills, but for her relationship with a former agent who went rogue.  Of course, poor Annie doesn't realize this, and for her part, she was top of her class at the farm.  Unfortunately, they must have brought her out of the farm before she could complete any combat or weapons training, and she almost gets killed in the pilot.  Luckily, Ben is following her around like a lovesick puppy, and he kills Stauss just in time, stepping onto the subway train just as Annie falls unconscious.  ( This is more romance novel than spy series)  In fact, even though Annie now knows why she was recruited, she still seems content to bob along, doing whatever her CIA director tells her to do. (Don't even get me started on those two, a CIA director who misappropriated resources to spy on her husband/boss?  It would never happen the way it was written!)  I was hoping for such much more from this show, but it seems we are left with a Burn Notice Lite- filled with nuances of relationships, but lacking the power punch of a confident, self-sufficient female lead.