I’m not embarrassed at all to admit that I am a gigantic Full House fan, which you probably already know, if you’re reading this. If you grew up in the nineties and you think you’re too cool to watch Fuller House, coming out on Netflix this week, well PIN A ROSE ON YOUR NOSE. Full House is a show I’ve always found comfort in. I have it on frequently, but even more often when I’m frustrated with my supposed shortcomings (like when Joey doesn’t win Star Search), when I’m getting over a breakup (like when Jesse and Becky temporarily break up because Jesse is selfish and won’t do anything Becky likes to do but then tries to force Elvis on her every 20 minutes), or when I’m in the middle of a mega-crisis (like when Todd Mitchell tells the whole school DJ is a bad kisser).
About 10-15% of my brain capacity is devoted to remembering episodes of Full House. I’ve wanted to go to Full House trivia for a while (you all know how much I love trivia) and when the opportunity came up this Tuesday, I had to take it. I also knew I had to go with Kristyn because we have never had a lunch, dinner, or happy hour where we don’t discuss minute details of this fantastic (?) show from the ’90s that framed our childhoods.
If you haven’t yet seen the Comedy Central show “Drunk History” – get on that ASAP. The basic premise is ridiculously drunk people passionately telling stories of American history, which are then acted out by celebs, but always dubbed in the drunk person’s voice. It’s incredible in every way. This week’s episode took place in NYC and we got this little gem out of it about the Statue of Liberty, which I visited with my frousins on a lovely fall day a few years back.
Just like the modern classics of “Friends” and “Seinfeld” before it, “How I Met Your Mother” was filmed on a fake New York City set in LA. Even though the show is not filmed on our streets, New York still remains a main character along with our favorite human characters of Marshall, Robin, and Barney. Let’s face it, Lily and Ted, you’re kind of annoying sometimes.
For a few years in high school, I was convinced I was going to become a famous film director. I had made several films with my frousins, neighbors, and in school. I had a notebook full of opening scenes for movies. I practiced my Oscar speech in the mirror. This dream eventually went the way of other dreams, like being in the Olympics, becoming Miss America, and being elected the first female president.
When I was in middle school, a friend of my dad’s called the house and asked me to tell my dad that he had called. I forgot to tell my dad, probably because I was too busy working on my ‘N Sync website, and it turned out his friend was going to ask him to go to The Late Show with David Letterman with him. Being from the sticks of Jersey and not being able to imagine at the time that I would ever even *go* to New York, I felt awful. My dad doesn’t remember that this even happened.
Okay, well, I didn’t meet him, per se, but I did see him. And okay, well, of course I didn’t see him per se, but I did see Josh Radnor, the actor who plays him on How I Met Your Mother. In addition to being Ted Mosby, Josh has acted and directed in two Sundance-acclaimed films, “happythankyoumoreplease” (which I really enjoyed and you should all put into your Netflix queues) and “Liberal Arts” which comes to theaters this month. I found out on Twitter that Josh was speaking at the Soho Apple Store in their “Meet the Filmmaker” series on Wednesday and I decided to go check it out.
I’ve been watching Saturday Night Live every week since I was in high school, minus a hiatus in college when I didn’t have a VCR or DVR and actually had things to do on Saturday nights. I have to completely disagree with everyone who says that it’s not that funny anymore (and for some reason, lots of people say that without actually watching it). I think the cast in recent years has been incredible (hello?! Tina?! Jimmy?! Amy?!) and my favorites on the current cast are the fabulous Kristen Wigg, the adorable Seth Meyers, and my future husband, Andy Samberg (seriously, if anyone knows how to set this up, I’m down).
My Top Ten List of things I’d like to tell you about when I attended a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman a few weeks ago:
This week, I pretty much should have worked for US Weekly. I don’t know why, but I was stalking stars all over the place. And like I talked about in my Gossip Girl post, I am *sooooooo* not a cool New Yorker when it comes to celebs and I really don’t care.
The weather hasn’t really been that nice in NYC but that has not stopped me from putting away my winter coats and donning my *bright* blue trench which I am in lurve with. Girls usually compliment me by saying they love it, and boys usually compliment (?) me by saying it is really bright and giving me a weird look. I then proceed to brag about how it inspired a look on Gossip Girl.
This blog is slowly making me reveal my 26 Things to Do Before I Turn 26 “bucket list.” I am now just over halfway through the list but already 3/4ths way through the year. I will need to go into extreme goal-accomplishing very soon. Any help would be much appreciated.