Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Goofy TV habits

1. Do the members of Stargate's SG-1 team wear tiny earplugs? They're constantly shooting in enclosed spaces, such as Stargate Command and Go'auld ships, yet they never go deaf.

2. After spending an entire episode of Medium (2005-2006 season) talking about how selfish Allison was, the next episode showed her still reaching across her sleeping husband to make phone calls in the middle of the night.

Did they ever figure out that she and Joe should either switch sides of the bed or move the phone?

3. Do TV producers realize that nobody can remember cliffhangers from one season to the next? Heck, I can't even remember the scenario from one EPISODE to the next, let alone take the summer off. I'd like to see a show actually complete a storyline at the end of a season. (THANK YOU, "HEROES!") 'Cause I ain't holdin' my breath, I assure you. All I do is get aggravated at the producers and writers for being so lame.

4. Speaking of "Heroes", since Hiro Nakamura is so fascinated by "Star Trek", did he ever notice that his father (George Takei) bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Sulu (George Takei)?

5. By the way, the soundtrack scattered through the shows is getting old, too. It was OK for one show, though it was best when they had one song at the end. Now it's passe, and as annoying as the widespread cliffhanger phenomenon.

More TV

March 2, 2010

Just finished watching the season 1 finale of "Men of a Certain Age." I love this show. I hope that they don't goof up Season 2.

2 great shows, "Northern Exposure" and "Chuck", goofed up their second seasons by putting in lots of sex scenes. I never did figure out why. Here you've got exquisite shows (OK, I admit it, I'm a sucker for a feel-good ending), perfectly crafted, and you go and mess them up by putting in sex scenes. What for?

So, "Men of a Certain Age", please don't fall into that trap. You're great, just the way you are.

Fashion Quirks

1. Whose idea was it to put the adjuster on the BACK of the bra straps? Have they actually tried using them?

2. I never did buy Brown as a spring color (spring 2006). I predicted that the designers would compensate by throwing together all the colors they DIDN'T use last spring and handing them to us. And they did.

3. If Old Navy wants to know why its sales REALLY went down, I can tell them: They stopped making shirts that mature women could wear.

Old Navy used to have comfortable, stylish shirts that looked good on grown-ups. Most women loved them. Then the store fell into the "let's make everything stretch across the chest" shirts, and sales plummeted. Yet they didn't get the connection.

I haven't shopped there in a while. Maybe I'll try again to see if they've seen the light.

Dec 8, 2008

I’ve thought of a great video to post on the internet, on You Tube. It involves women trying on clothes and modeling them for the camera. Target always wonders why its sales are going down; it’s because even the tall, slender women can’t make those clothes work. (I used to think it was just my body shape. I tell you, working in the fitting room has done wonders for my morale.) Same for all those other companies, with the shirts that stretch so tightly across the bust that any woman over size A looks like a hussy—or has to wear the clothing 2 sizes bigger to get it to look good across the chest. I think it’d be a great wake-up call for the fashion industry.

More (Non) Fashion

February 22, 2010

I see that designers this year are going with gloomy colors for Spring because the economy stinks. Presumably they think that no one will feel like being perky and wearing pretty colors.

On the other hand, who wants to spend money on depressing stuff? If I wanted to entice people to buy things, I might mute some shades (or darken them slightly), but still use color. And put a little sheen on them, so that they'd be different enough from last year's to actually tempt somebody to buy them.

But what do I know? I'm only the person buying (or not) the clothes.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Work-related questions

1. If a company keeps you waiting for an interview that they scheduled for a certain time, do you get to come in late that same amount of time on your first day?

2. Do people REALLY care about the format of your resume? I've worked in some cities where they were happy if the applicant could just spell correctly. I've never yet looked at a resume for its format, only for what the person applying for the job can do.

3. Interviewers often ask, "Tell me a negative about yourself." I always answer, "If I'm concentrating on a task, I don't much like to socialize." It seems negative, but can be construed as a positive. But it's not my worst negative.

If I were being truthful, I'd say, "I stink at making decisions, and I'm lousy in a crisis." But who really wants to hear that, and--let's be honest--who REALLY is going to tell something negative about himself in an interview?