- Posted on 03/02/2010 by Mary
Holly from What I Like About You skipped a college interview at Columbia (FACEPALM... that one's on tonight at 11p et). And I still get a headache when I think about Lauren Conrad turning down that internship in Paris for stupid J Wahl back in the day on The Hills....
Hopefully none of us have done anything THAT idiotic for a dude or a girl but, what's the dumbest thing you have done? Let a friend down? Missed something awesome for a bf/gf who wasn't worth it? 'Fess up in the comments...
- Posted on 03/01/2010 by Lisa
Tonight at midnight, we're showing the episode of That '70s Show where Eric gets a job at Fatso Burger. Eric looks kind of depressed in this photo, but when I had a fast food job, it wasn't that bad.
One summer, I worked at a frozen yogurt place at a highway rest stop. I feel like people tend to talk about fast food jobs like they are the worst thing in the world, but I was just happy to have a paying job in an air-conditioned place. Some of the customers were rude, but since our place was on a busy highway, we knew we'd probably never see those rude people again.
The best part was that when there weren't any customers, my coworkers and I would take turns hanging out in the walk-in freezer, eating handfuls of cookie-dough topping. (I don't like frozen yogurt, but I looove those little chunks of cookie dough.)
Anybody else out there ever have a fast food job? Were there any perks?
- Posted on 02/26/2010 by Lisa
Over on the message boards, Kyokugen22 asked "Anyone know the ending song that plays at the end of 'Love Games'?" I'm swinging my hand in the air wildly, because I totally know the answer. It's "We Are" by Tupelo Honey. Here's their MySpace.
- Posted on 02/20/2010 by Mary
I have come to believe that there are two types of people in this world: those who safeguard their hair like a precious resource (a resource they happen to wear up near their face, every day, all the time, in front of everyone, and therefore would prefer not to take risks with), and those who are like "whatever, it grows back."
(Kitty from That '70s Show is sort of like a type 1 who gets forced into type 2 behavior because she loves Laurie too much -- remember that ep when she let Laurie cut her hair for cosmetology school?
I think I'm more of a type 2 myself, hence a few shaved heads over the years (and yes, it did indeed grow back... though the grow-out interim was a b-word.) In some cases it has served me well (being willing to take a cosmetic risk that totally paid off) and in other cases... it has served me less well.
- Posted on 02/09/2010 by Lisa
In the "Holly's First Job" episode of What I Like About You, Holly's first day as a waitress doesn't go well (as she puts it "I got there, I sucked, I quit").
My first job was as a cashier at a craft supply store, and I sucked, too. I got stressed out anytime anybody wanted to pay with a credit card, because I thought the little charge machine was too hard to use. Good thing I'm better with computers now, huh?
What was your first job? Did you suck at it?
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would you say? (I would say, "Hey, Lisa -- learn to knit while you've got a discount on yarn!")
- Posted on 02/05/2010 by Mary
SPOILERS AHOY. Shut your eyes and turn away if you didn't watch Love Games yet. Otherwise....
- "You want low-maintenance. Date a Honda." Isn't it weird how, with the Declan's of this world (whether they're guys or girls)... so many people think that the way to get them is to be or do whatever The Declan's want. To roll over, basically. But The Declan's all want a challenge -- a Jane, a Holly J. Someone with their own independent ideas. Do you notice this to be true with people you know? Or do they all seem to want Hondas?
- Declan spilling his feelings through the door of the sound-proof booth was kind of genius. I know so many people who conduct their harder-to-have talks in moderated ways. Sometimes it's much easier to compose your thoughts in longform writing, or I remember reading about a couple who choose to only argue through a closed door. What's your favored medium for talking about things you have a hard time talking about? Phone, face to face, in person while holding each other, in the car, via txt, IM, long emails...?
- So.... Danny and Chantay, cute and all, and all's fair in love and war and all that buuuut... do you think Chantay should date her friend's recent ex right after they broke up like that? Or are these special circumstances?
- Posted on 02/03/2010 by Lisa
Let's talk about the "Hyde Moves In" episode of That '70s Show, and the one immediately after it, "The Good Son," where Eric starts to get annoyed at having Hyde at his house all the time.
Let's consider the facts:
* Hyde's mom ran away with a trucker, so he has nowhere else to go.
* Hyde does lots of Eric's chores for him.
* Hyde lives in the basement, so it's not like Eric has to share a room with him. (btw, this totally reminds me of when Manny lived in Emma's basement on Degrassi -- what's up with TeenNick and basement friends? )
If you were in Eric's situation, do you think you could handle having your best friend around all the time? Or would it completely ruin the friendship?
- Posted on 01/14/2010 by Lisa
I love the "Roller Disco" episode of That '70s Show. The outfits Jackie and Fez wear make me want to roller skate my way through life.
I haven't been roller skating in years, but I just did a search for the nearest roller rinks. I wonder how many lessons I'd have to take to be as good as Jackie...
- Posted on 01/13/2010 by Mary
When Holly on What I Like About You found out that Henry wasn't a virgin, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say she didn't handle it the super classiest.
If you start dating someone, how much do you care about the nitty gritty details of their dating history? Is it better to know or is ignorance bliss? And what kind of info do you want -- just like, which bases they've been to or whose bases they've been to?
- Posted on 01/06/2010 by Mary
On the "Hunting" episode of That '70s Show, Red likes hunting; Eric misses on purpose, and Fez is not so into the dead deer "staring into his soul." Which one would you be? Have you ever been hunting? Do you think it's cruel, natural, or what?