animalistic by OPI

      This week’s nails are another OPI color… “Animalistic” from the Muppet collection. I bought this color for 50% off because it was a discontinued color, and it was a great pick… I love it! A red that actually works for me because it’s kinda pink too.

      I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday! I spent this week in nostalgia. See, confession: I have a soft spot for teen soaps from the late ’90s. I call it the WB’s Millennium era, because the WB channel showed all sorts of teenage programming that I related to (or wanted to relate to) when I was in middle school in 1997. Buffy, Roswell, Grosse Pointe, Popular… they were all so amazing and I still rewatch Roswell once in a while because that show’s pilot is, in my opinion, absolutely flawless.

      So I’ve been watching a lot of ’90s teen drama this past week. Some Roswell, the entirety of the satirical Grosse Pointe (which a lot of people don’t know about — it ran for only a season, but it was a harsh and hilarious behind-the-scenes show-within-a-show that parodied 90210 and totally worth the DVD boxset), the first few episodes of Dawson’s Creek… it’s been fun. And a little sad, knowing that these shows have been off the air for a decade. I feel a little old :)

      Did you watch any of these shows? Walt makes fun of me for my poor taste. We like what we like…

      Posts you may have missed on the blog this week –
      Kana & Daniel’s sneak peek
      Isabelle & Jonathan’s engagement session

      A few links around the web –
      It’s Maru’s birthday! I love this chubby cat. (hat tip: Kandise)
      Pride and Prejudice on a letterpress – ahhhh I want one of these when they’re finished…. (hat tip: Jane)
      Ming & Ping: The Darkness of Night – one of my favorite bands just released a new CD… it’s so good! Only $6 on iTunes… check it out!


      And the squee was heard for miles. I absolutely adore Maru and yay for Maru birthdays!!!!! EEEEEE!!!!!

      As for the WB dramas… I’m sure you know my Buffy and Angel addiction, but I also partook in the Roswell, Dawson’s Creek, and Felicity (which I just recently rewatched much to Steven’s chagrin). I did not see Grosse Pointe, which I will now have to find and devour…

      Also, Andy and I were just literally a few weeks ago lamenting about how old we are b/c dear God Buffy started not last decade but the decade before that and are we really that old? 15 years? OMG!!!

      To be completely honest, I didn’t watch Buffy when it first aired. I only got into it a few years ago. (I am a late convert.) I didn’t watch all of Dawson’s Creek when it first aired, so seeing a few episodes now is kind of a new experience for me. Buuuut Roswell: perfection. Grosse Pointe and Popular: I can’t believe they cancelled those shows so early. They were so good and ENDED ON CLIFFHANGERS which fills me with curiosity! Some middle school friends and I had a conversation on Facebook yesterday about how hilarious it is that Dawson’s Creek was considered risque because they talked about sex. Meanwhile, in this decade, actors portraying 16-year-olds are getting it on every week…

      Mmm, I remember the WB, and the whole mess of shows they used to have. I can’t remember if that’s where Smallville started, but my sister followed that show for several seasons. I even remember Unhappily Ever After, and thinking that was funny back in the day. Seems like a looong time ago now. If you want to get me going, however, it’s all about classic Nickelodeon and PBS : D