| TV Ratings, Walk Score, Cookie Cutters
||[Oct. 9th, 2007|03:50 pm]
According to yahoo news, these are the TV Shows in Trouble:
Nashville - I meant to watch this, just never got around to it.
Cavemen - No surprise there. The Gay Neanderthals are fine in commercials, but don’t translate to a longer format. ABC’s ads for it and Carpoolers stink of desperation.
K-Ville - Another not surprise. Worst scheduling of the season. I kind of like it, though, so I’m sad for it.
Journeyman - Again, not a surprise. The little bit I’ve seen of it on my Heroes tapes looks horrifically boring. And it has a strange, icky looking guy playing the male lead. Totally creeped me out.
Big Shots - Shrug. Don’t know. Don’t care.
I have pretty much decided not to bother with the episode of Pushing Daisies I taped. I just don’t have time for it, it’s been way over-pimped, and the little I saw of it was cringe-worthy cutesy. Like they were trying too hard to make it chick friendly. That’s how the ads (even the ones on buses!) struck me originally and its just comes off as contrived.
Fortunately, the new shows I really like – Chuck, Moonlight and Dirty Sexy Money are all doing very well (Moonlight), well (Dirty Sexy Money) or are safe anyway (Chuck) . I’m especially happy about Moonlight. It’s success is all over the TV/Entertainment news, which will generate even more buzz for it. With so much of fandom so down on this show (why?! Silly, silly fandom!), I’m merrily cackling over its success. ;) And it makes sense, hot people + story that’s okay and improving + timeslot with nothing else on = ratings success, duh. Chuck (and actually Heroes) are doing the least well of those, ratings wise, but I don’t think NBC or anyone else seriously attempts to beat the DWTS juggernaut, so I’m not worried.
From pegkerr, who got it from poorskills: Get your neighborhood’s walkability rating! My neighborhood’s walkability score was 77, which is pretty darned good: “70 90 = Very Walkable: It's possible to get by without owning a car. “
Online Cookie Cutter Resources:
Off the Beat Path: Over 700 cookie cutters, cute gift packs and edible glitter!
The Cookie Cutter Shop: Lots of well-categorized cookie cutters, but not so much in the way of decorating supplies.
Kitchen Gifts: Claims to have the largest collection of cookie cutters, separate sugars section, edible glitter, clear vanilla, lots of other good supplies.
Cookie Craft: Very basic, easy to use site, no baking supplies, a few basic recipes, phone and mail orders only - no online ordering.
Fancy Flours: Bakeware and baking supplies, cake decorating supplies as well as a large selection of cookie cutters, large recipe/idea blog (adorable mini pumpkin bundt cakes!!!).
Cookies in Seattle: Nice selection, also has cookie stamps and bakeware, mixes (and doggie and kitty treat mixes!), sugars, etc.
Foose Tinsmithing: Cookie cutter specialist, huge selection of cutters and kits to make your own custom cutters, no other supplies.
Gramma’s Cutters: Good selection plus supplies, very holiday oriented, lots of baking and decorating items.
Armchair World: Small selection, but what they have is cute, the site overall sells everything from science kits to Amish friendship bread to indoor water fountains, also has a lot of philosophical/political stuff – “We are a unique information-based store.”
That’s enough for now, yeah?