Thursday, June 14, 2007

What a Difference a Year Makes


Last year, late nights with sisters and loved ones consisted of The O.C.-fests. Huddled in front of the flat screen at my parents house at the designated time of midnight, just wasting the night away. Mountain Dews and sparkling Martinelli's runneth amuck. Never-ending plates of super nachos accompanied by homemade salsa. Committing to a single episode, undoubtedly followed by a wail of "Just one more! Last one! This time I'm serious, last one!" Until inevitably it was 4 a.m. and we were thoroughly satiated with visions of Seth, Summer, and the rest of the Cohen gang dancing in our heads.

These days, it's late nights in the pink bedroom. Our trusty laptops by our sides, with Diet Cokes and a bag of Twizzlers. Bla-bla-bla-blogging, shopping, writing, working, wedding planning, Facebooking, picture downloading, and general surfing of the worldwideweb.

We've gone from wannabe teeny boppers to internet nerds in 12 short months (maybe less). My mom snapped this shot at about 2 a.m., when she came up to us tell it was "time to go to bed, or we wouldn't get anything done tomorrow." To which we replied, "Duh, Mom, we're on vacation!"
Anyone got a new TV show suggestion? 2 requirements: must be available on DVD, and must go well with junk food and late nights.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

That's a cute photo.
My vote is for The Secret Life of Us which is Australian about a group of friends in Melbourne. It's funny and sad. A bit like real life. But it really is good. Maybe some of the big stores will have it, or you can order it in. There are 4 seasons, but 1-3 are the best.

ali said...

I'm intrigued by "The Secret Life of Us" and amused/embarrassed by the too-true photo and writeup.

We are nerds! Now what? I know: "So You Think You Can Dance!" Start your blogging/watching engine.

laurel said...

Hi Jamie - I found your blog through Angie B's and have really enjoyed reading it. I am actually in the US1st Ward and I think we've met a couple times. Anyway, I had to chime in here to suggest an awesome series you can watch with junk food on dvd. Veronica Mars! Give it a chance and I promise you will not be disappointed!

Katie said...

Felicity.

Watching that whole show back to back is ADDICTING! And so good with girlfriends! I actually sobbed at the end and found myself missing the characters like they were actaully people that I knew.

angie said...

don't ever move out of the "wannabe teeny bopper" stage - its the happiest place to be! and i love the picture! and i love pam's! and i love the results of all the bloggin' from that bed!

Lorilee said...

I loved this post, and picture. It's funny how things change within our families (especially sisters). But it's nice to know that always wanting to be together and liking the same things seems to stay consistent.

alyson. said...

Felicity, yes!! my freshman year of college, all the girls on my floor would gather together in my suitemate's room to watch the love stories of Felicity and Ben. we lived on a co-ed floor and the boys would laugh at how we'd all be crying at sad parts, or laughing together. it was so fun.

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Anne said...

"Popular" was a great show! You can get the DVDs from Netflix. Unfortunately it was cancelled after two seasons and the last episode was a cliffhanger that was never resolved (ala My So Called Life). Still worth it though.

I'm Andrea said...

This picture is A.DORABLE.

Quelly said...

You crack me up - what is Facebooking?

Chelsea said...

Freaks and Geeks is addicting. There were only 18 episodes. It consumed an entire weekend for me a few years back.

whit said...

What??!! I'm not the only one who is obsessed with Felicity. I do have every season on DVD if you ever want to borrow them. What about My so-called Life?? Its a bit early 90's but very worth your time.

lane said...

I love this picture and this post! I never thought about it that way...we used to spend time being (surprisingly) interactive watching bad T.V. Now we're consumed by our little screens.

Maybe we can find a happy medium in video games??

The junk food was definitely better watching TV.

celeste said...

Try Entourage, courtesy of HBO. Matt and I are addicted and on the waiting list for Season 3 from the library.

brandon & brittany said...

Veronica Mars! :)