Yo Adrian

A couple weeks ago, I came across a show on the Biography channel about the making of the Rocky series, called The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance.  By the time I turned it on, they were discussing Rocky III.  I really wanted to see about I and II, and fortunately, it aired again a few days later.

I'm watching it now and I'm so glad I caught it.  It's full of interesting tidbits:


2012 Golden Globes

Some comments on tonight's show:
  • Laura Dern won for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for Enlightened.  Really?!  I watched the first season and I still can't say whether I like the show or not, though I'm leaning toward, "not really."  What I can say is that it rarely makes me laugh, so I take issue with it being called a comedy.  Laura Dern is great, but I would've preferred to see Laura Linney win this one.  Which is kind of ironic--Laura Linney stars as a woman with Stage 4 cancer.  But....The Big C makes me laugh all the time.


You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

You Better Not Cry: Stories for ChristmasYou Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I love Augusten Burroughs, but this was not my favorite collection of his stories. The two at the beginning were good, and the last one was pretty good, but in between...ay yi yi. Each story is about something that happened to Augusten at Christmas time. The first one, where as a child, he confused Santa and Jesus was great--it's easy to see how that might happen if you grow up in a non-religious household. After the first few stories in his childhood, we jump to Augusten in the throes of his alcoholism. He almost made me hate him in those stories. I think if I hadn't read Dry, and knew what he'd been through, I might have given up on this book. He comes off as the most hateful person. Thankfully, he redeems himself in the last story. I was hoping for a light end-of-the-year read, but the stories are pretty dark and kind of depressing for the Christmas season. It might be more appropriate to read at Halloween.

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