Big Bang Theory Season 4 on DVD

Bazinga!  I have to admit, here and now, that Big Bang Theory is one of my very favorite shows.  Probably my favorite.  I just love it.  I’m not sure if its just one thing or the melding of the stories, the characters and the folks who play their parts so well, but I have (I think) seen every single episode since the pilot and loved them all!  And yes, I do admit I have a tiny little crush on Sheldon Cooper

 A lot of people go after hip and popular, but these days geek is chic. This is good news for folks like me who are, while admittedly not as smart as Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj, still geeky!  Well, it would be, were I not married.  But its nice to see the geeks and underdogs being in the spotlight for GOOD reason for a change- which is probably yet another reason I love this show so much!! I like seeing the beautiful girl fall for a guy for the right reasons, and for the underdog to be the victorious one so often.  Plus the show is just FUNNY.  Even Mr. Bargains enjoys it, and it is not often we both truly enjoy entire shows- usually we just watch because the other wants to- but not Big Bang Theory.  Perhaps because we were never hip nor popular ?  I don’t kn0w- I just know this show works and we love it!

Big Bang Theory: Season 4 is available for pre-order and will be released on September 13 2011. [click to continue…]

Would you cut ties to be a spy? (Nikita Season One)

On Nikita, “The Division” recruits troubled youth, erase their background and shapes them into spies and assassins. If given the chance, would you neglect your current life for one of globe trotting spy work if it meant you would have to cut all ties with everyone in your life?

I can tell you without certainty that I would not be able to cut all ties with everyone in my life. No way. My family means far too much to me as do my friends, and I cannot imagine life without them in it. While the spy world seems hip and cool, it is definitely not for me- but I do love to watch the spy world on TV and the big screen!

I think the sacrifices that spies make is part of the draw to why people love to watch spy stories so much- they give so much of their lives away- permanently- its so hard to imagine doing ourselves, so we watch fascinated as others do it.  I’m not quite sure that most of the people you’d meet in the real world of spies would look much like their counterparts on the screen either!! [click to continue…]

What’s your dream vacation spot?

Too busy for a summer vacation? Join Serena and Blair in Paris with Season 4 of Gossip Girl!

Summer vacations are always a blast. In Season 4, ep. 1 Belles de Jour, Serena and Blair enjoy their summer vacation in Paris trying to take their minds off of home. When Serena and Blair take this lavish trip to Paris, they experience the food, culture, fashion, and even romance! Blair meets a French royal that wants to sweep her off her feet, gets into a major spat with Serena, and even bumps into her ex, Chuck.

What’s YOUR dream vacation?  I know so many friends who have been swept off their feet by hopeless romantics and flown to Paris- one friend was proposed to there…such a romantic city, so much history and culture, its easy to see why its a dream vacation spot for so many.  Plus, the food, the fashion, the designers- ohh, la la!!  [click to continue…]

In honor of Supernatural Season 6 on DVD: When siblings are separated

On Supernatural, the brothers Winchester face a short separation from the end of Season 5 and the beginning of Season 6. Dean lives with a woman and is raising a child, and Sam is still hunting. The two brothers re-unite again and immediately get down to their old demon fighting tricks.

I’ve had separations from my siblings for various reasons many times- but I think the longest was from 2 of my brothers, C and T.  I didn’t see either of them for 10+  years from when I was 2 until just after I turned 12, I believe,  and I’m not going to go into the how or why that happened- but I will tell you- while wonderful that reunion was also kind of strange- I mean, here were these two grown men (I’m the youngest by far in my family) and they were my brothers- but I knew nothing about them!  I was super nervous, and I’m sure they were too.  I know that they gave me a “Heart” album as a present when they arrived at our house for dinner and I thought they were both just the coolest.people.ever.  Of course, as time wore on, instead of me viewing them as these two super-human, amazing, magnificent people, I started to know them, and love them as brothers, and realize, that they were just as regular as could be.  [click to continue…]

In honor of Season 3 of Fringe coming on DVD: An alternate universe question

In Season 3 of Fringe, Olivia and her alternate version switch places – wherein each Olivia becomes trapped in her respective alternate universe. Pre-order your copy of Fringe: The Complete Third Season on DVD here today: !

If a version of you existed in an alternate universe, what kind of different decisions would the alternate you make? 

This is such a deep question.  I know there are those who just adamantly won’t “go there” because they firmly believe there is no alternate universe.  But one of the things about television and movies that is so appealing to the masses is that you can kind of escape reality and what is true, and regardless of the genre of the program or film you are watching, follow your alternate reality, or a dream world- its the make believe that appeals to us, that’s seemingly why we enjoy television so much.  (Even “reality” tv is not fully “real” and people watch those shows like crazy!!) [click to continue…]

Nikita Season One on DVD- being judged on looks

** Please note this is NOT a for-the-kids post this is more a post for after the kids go to bed- or rather, about a DVD to watch after the kids go to bed!!**

There have been several moments throughout the show that Nikita has been judged solely on her looks, which is a huge mistake! Have you ever been in a situation where someone has judged you based on what you looked like, and how did you prove them wrong?  

I can tell you that I’ve been misjudged almost daily for my entire life simply because I am a female with the name Brett.  While this may not seem like a big deal to you, I’ve also had that carry over into people not believing that I am who I say I am because when you look at me, I’m quite obviously not a male.  I have had instances where I was stuck waiting for ridiculous amount sof time in medical offices becuase the staff looked into the waiting room and didn’t see a male- but Brett was the only name on the list, so surely “he” must have stepped out…instead of asking, they made a (wrong) assumption.  [click to continue…]

The Looney Tunes Scene & Sound Machine APP: The Digital Card

What can you do with The Digital Card feature of The Looney Tunes Scene & Sound Machine App?

You can choose from a variety of headers (main greetings), then add your own personalized message at the bottom in a text box.  There aren’t a ton of options to choose from for frames or images but you can definitely use a Looney Tunes frame and add a personal image (I just didn’t find one of my own images on my iTouch that I felt was working within the frame of my own so I used a Looney Tunes character image included in image library of the app!!)

I have a friend who is a big Looney Tunes fan so I made this card quickly to send over his way as a cute birthday greeting in his email inbox.  Since *I* always loved Daffy Duck I was very sure to include him in the card I made! 

I do hope there are more images and options added to these cards, and maybe some animation, because I think they could be a lot of fun to make and receive. 

Download the Looney Tunes Scene & Sound Machine App from the iTunes Store here today: !


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The Looney Tunes Scene & Sound Machine Application

I love apps.  Well, I really love FREE apps, but I also love playing around and having the option for the kids to play around with apps and games that are safe in content but allow them to be creative (or me) especially when we are stuck someplace like the doctor’s office and there isn’t a lot to do. 

What can you do with The Scene Maker and The Sound Board features of The Looney Tunes Scene & Sound Machine App?  Well, this depends if you get the free version or the paid version- I’ve tried both and obviously prefer the paid version, although you can do some cute scenes with the free version as well.  Its enough to keep kids happy. [click to continue…]

Happiness is…Peanuts™: Snoopy’s Adventures Giveaway

Happiness is…Peanuts™: Snoopy’s Adventures pairs TV special Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown with an episode from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on one disc. The DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP after its release 6/14.

Is Snoopy really planning on tying the knot? In the Emmy® Award nominated Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown, everyone in the Peanuts gang pitches in, in an effort to make preparations for Snoopy’s big wedding day.

While acting as Peppermint Patty’s watchdog one night, Snoopy meets the girl of his dreams, Genevieve, a beautiful Poodle. Genevieve and Snoopy begin courting and soon after, he proposes. Snoopy asks his brother Spike to be his “best Beagle,” prompting Spike to embark on a long and arduous journey from Needles, California to participate in the event. Charlie Brown takes Snoopy to a tuxedo shop where he is fitted for proper wedding attire, which includes a cane and swanky top hat. The excitement builds as the big day draws near but Snoopy gets increasingly nervous about leaving his bachelorhood behind. Will wedding bells ring for Snoopy? [click to continue…]