Welcome to the latest Things I’m Obsessed With!
30 Rock is back tomorrow! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to see Liz Lemon again…even though this IS the last season, which I can’t even talk about. AND most of my other shows are back, too! I am loving Parks & Recreation so far, and Shonda Rhimes has already made me cry twice (Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy). If it weren’t the last season for The Office, I think we would be breaking up AGAIN but I think I’ll make myself keep watching. It has to get better, right?
You may remember that I spent part of last weekend at the Monster Mania scary movie convention at Hunt Valley. I had hoped to meet Jamie Kennedy, but he didn’t appear while I was there. (Although admittedly, I wasn’t there for very long.) I did get autographs from Edward Herrmann (who was in The Lost Boys but who I know better as Richard Gilmore from The Gilmore Girls and FDR in Annie), Heather Langenkamp (Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 and 3, plus Wes Craven’s New Nightmare) and Amanda Wyss (Tina in ANoES but who was also in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Better Off Dead). My horror movie fan street cred was tested because I had Edward Herrmann sign my DVD of Annie, but I don’t care. I LOVE that movie way more than I do The Lost Boys (or even Gilmore Girls).
Anyway, all three of them were incredibly kind. I was a little tongue-tied around Edward Herrmann and just sort of mumbled and ran, but I was able to talk more to Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss. Heather and I bonded over our love of sleep (she asked how she should sign my DVD and I said that I liked her line “Screw sleep!” even though it was against everything I stand for and she was like, oh yeah, me too) and I may have made Amanda’s day by letting her sign “Robert Englund’s spot” on my DVD. She even asked to make sure it was okay, and I was like, “No, go for it!” because I have all the Elm Street movies and he can sign one of those. If I even get to meet him, which I hope to.
AND I was able to find and buy a copy of Popcorn (review to come in a few days!), which I haven’t seen in probably 10 or so years. So the weekend was a huge success, as far as I’m concerned.
Guess what I’m doing tomorrow afternoon? SEEING WICKED! For the first time. I feel like the last person to have seen that play, so I am very excited to change that. I’m hoping to read the Gregory Maguire series after I see the play, but we’ll see how long that takes.
So what are you obsessed with this week?