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I love tee vee (just not British TV)

*Downton Abbey excluded.

I’ll never be one of those people who say dismissively “oh, I don’t watch television.” (Or worse, “I don’t own a television.”)

In fact, I can’t even see myself ever giving up cable even though it’s all the rage to do so in favor of some combination of Hulu and Apple TV and online…like, stuff. So much of my TV viewing is done passively–my beloved Law & Order marathons on in the background while I work, blog, sleep, read and pretty much anything else.

Here in London, I’ve been struggling to find something to have on in the background during the times when I’m at my hotel. An American might think British TV would be all Masterpiece Theatre 24/7, right? Continue reading

Next stop: London

 

Later today, I’m heading to London.Cheerio

I had planned to hammer out several kick-ass blog posts (or, at the very least, play catch-up) on the long flight. Alas, my flight doesn’t have wifi.

Can you imagine? In this day and age?!

While I’m up in the air, please enjoy these posts you may have missed and some new reads too.

Things I don’t understand: Alexa Chung

I don’t have much, if any, tolerance for these famous-for-being-famous types. Kardashians, Jersey Shore folks, no. I don’t watch their shows and never have.

So who is this Alexa Chung person certain media outlets keep forcing my way?

Quotes like these from a recent New York Magazine feature leave me with one word echoing in my head: insufferable

“I play guitar a bit. I’m trying to learn drums—I feel like I can play violin. I’ve never tried, but I just feel like I can”

Further:

She has no stylist and makes it a point to wear outfits more than once. “That’s what you do in real life,” she says with a shrug.

I guess I’m stuck with her for a while: Alexa has a book coming out in September. I’ll pass.

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