the sunday six: edition: arts and entertainment, without the arts

//by suzanne collins
 i hear the name katniss everdeen and i'm fighting off the urge to disappear into the book again, and apparently it's not just me, because i did a search this week for something i'd seen on pinterest but didn't have the good sense to pin.  it was a little saying that said something about that void you feel at the end of a book series or novel.  (if i could remember the words, i wouldn't have to re-find it on pinterist)(which i've been unsuccessful at, else it would be right here where these words are, in place of these words). 

so i typed in the words 'finished book series, void'.  the very first image i see is the cover of mockingjay, the 3rd book in this series.  i guess you could say this book is catching fire.  (hah!)
which brings me to book two.

catching fire
//also by suzanne collins
 i know. i know these could all fit neatly into one category instead of each having their own place in the list, but they are three separate things, and like my children, my love for them is equal but different.

don't try to bust me on a technicality, 'cause i won't be havin' it.

not on my birthday.

i couldn't stop turning the pages if my house were been on fire.

and i would never exaggerate.  not here, not now, not in a million years.

//aw, you remember.
part three
at the last page, my heart broke into miniature fragments and blew away like dust in the wind. 
from loneliness.
because it was over.
  i read the series in 4 days.  i missed most of my favorite tv shows, my heart showing little to no interest in them, which is so weird for me because i do love my stories.  

wait, that might sound confusing.  in this context, i mean my nightly tv stories, not the novel series i'm telling you about right now. 

but now, we're gonna talk about tv stories.
startinggggg... now!

parks and rec
if you haven't seen park and recreation, you really should make an effort. 

 it's an island of glistening, brilliant happiness in a sea of bad, idiotic, moronic and stupid tv.

as is the office

they both play on thursdays, one after the other, (beginning at 7:30 in the p.m. on NBC) which i find highly convenient.

and also exciting.  very, very exciting. 

now, if you will, take a lil' listen to this song.  if it don't perk you up, there's probably not any hope for you.

oh, i kid.  
sort of.

andy bernard as the new boss

just when you think you couldn't love a fake guy more....

i've always loved the nard dog.  i look at his outfits every week and mentally shop, trying to memorize what he's wearing.  stretch has already agreed to wear those clothes if i will find them for him, so i'm a girl on the prowl. 

(it's not that the clothes are difficult to come by. i just ain't about to pay no j.crew prices for them... 'cause then he'd have to wear all those nice clothes for our tv debut on divorce court.)

no, i need to find them at more frugal prices, and i will.  oh you best be believin' i will.

but more than the clothes, i love andy because he is micheal scott.  maybe not a fair reason to love a guy, but it's the truth.  my heavy heart heaved a heavy sigh when micheal was leaving because i just knew i'd miss him something terrible.  turns out i'm okay without him though, because the writers have left us with his stunt double.... his stunt double who also sings, makes up jingles, wears cool clothes and plays obscure instruments.  and that just makes me really happy.

my birthday
 which happens to be today. (i'm 32.) i am a shameless supporter of my birthday. 
i love it. i milk it. shamelessly. 
it's probably why october is my favorite month, with the weather being a not-too-far-off second reason.  
but mostly it's because of my birthday.  
which is today.    

so in closing,
read the hunger games.
watch parks and rec and the office.
today is my birthday.
it would not make me sad if you decided to write me a haiku or something.

and that's all folks.
have yourself a merry little sunday!  i know i sure will! xoxo

declesious, out.


  1. Those books are so tempting, but I dont know how I could love them like you do...cuz you love them well. I'm super duper delighted that our Andy is now the big man on campus!! Props to that bow tie wearin' fool! But, I must say, that I am quite relieved that I no longer have to fight my FAVO-RIGHT friend for the heart of one Michael Scott AKA Dream-boat-funny-man-idiot-whom-I-adore-with-my-every-fiber! I am glad that we did not have to break up over him. Cuz, I like you more! I wouldn't have wanted to "shank" you my friend. P.S. Nanner, nanner lose. I win!! Winning tis sweet!! Just as sweet as those cake balls I made...which brings me to the finale'...Happy Happy Birthday to Ya!!! 32!! Woop, woop!! How does all that wisdom squeeze into that tiny number? The world is a little sweeter with you in it!! :) Love ya!!

  2. Birthdays are awesome
    I hope you have a great day

    (Ever since I saw that on Pinterest, I've decided to end all haiku poems with "refrigerator." It's a perfect 5-syllable ender.)

    :) Happy birthday, awesome lady! And you have convinced me to start watching the Office again. The Nard Dog is boss? I HAVE to see this.

  3. oh, happy happy day! 'tis the day my dear friend was born (32 moons ago).

    I was thinking about the day of your birth, and the party we had to celebrate wherein we wore the most obnoxious clothes (but my husband was oblivious to the fact). It doesn't seem like it was 2 years ago, but then I was reminded that it had to be, for my young Tootsie was just a few months old and still screamed her head off 20 hours of the day. So I am glad 2 years has passed since that party.


    so where was I? yes, I love the office and the Nard Dog. He is, and always has been, awesome. I love his clothes and I love that he calls Jim "Tuna." And I would love to see Stretch wearing some of those khaki pants with the embroidered anchors or something similar. Oh my goodness. Could you please make him wear them to supper club?

    Have a fantastico birthday mon amie, and we will continue the celebration on Tuesday. Be ready.

  4. I will read The Hunger Games in honor of you. If tiny town library carries it...

    The episode where Andy gets the tattoo...and whips his pants down and jumps on the table KILLED ME. I cried. Hilarious.

    I would write you a haiku...but we all know I can't even really remember what that've read my English skillz.


  5. Happy birthday Taunte!!! I would send you that pintrest picture, but sadly I deleted it and forgot the exact wording. luv you!

  6. #5 and #6 ... YES!!

    I'm so glad to share my love for Parks & Rec with someone else. :)

    Andy ... Love!

  7. Happy Birthday to you - Happy Birthday to you!

    I love all of these things. Well, not so much the Office right now. I'm a little mad at Andy for having a new girlfriend. (IF she actually exists. I have my doubts.)

    But parks and rec is lit-rally my favorite show right now.

    This probably means we should become internet besties.

  8. Tammy: i love you even more than the fact that you used the word "shank". and you must know that i love that tremendously.

    tara: you wrote me a haiku!
    you are wonderful
    my most favorite you see

    :) you like?

  9. holly: i'm not so confident that i think i could get him to wear embroidered pants, but perhaps khaki pants, with a shirt and vest, and a tie with tiny anchors. that i think i could do. :)

    sarah: girl, i do hope tiny town delivers. i'd hate for the whole town to miss out! as for andy - girl, that scene was so funny! i love that man. :)

    daphne: why is there such a shortage of us? it's a travesty. or is it a tragedy? i get those 2 confused.

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  11. sue: you have made my day by speaking to me! :) i am not even kidding. (that makes me sound so desperate.)

    as for andy - why oh why do they torture us so and not put him and erin together already! for the love of my digestion!

    parks and rec, yours and mine both. litcherally. :)

    and as for your proposition, ADD TO CART! i feel like i just got invited to the cool table. :) i accept!

  12. 1. i couldn't even find the definition for
    'declesious.' did you make that up?

    2. because i admire and am enchanted
    by your louisiana mannerisms, i am
    going to read "the hunger games".

    3. i think amy poehler is the most adorable
    comedian on tv.

    4. my dog's name is jackson. hee hee.


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