Thursday Thirteen #9: Why I’m compelled to watch TV on Thursday Nights

Last week, the Celebrity Apprentice finished up. What? There was a Celebrity Apprentice? You hadn’t heard? Shocking!

Actually, I’m pretty sure that the only reason I know about it is because I feel like I’ve been basically programmed to check out television on Thursday nights, sweeps or no sweeps, writer strike or no writer strike, and as the network plans, I get sucked in. Especially on Thursdays. Why Thursdays? It’s because since 1983, I’ve been tuning in to NBC for some sort of television show or another. 1983 people. TWENTY-FIVE years they’ve delivered something decent on television just about every Thursday night. Here’s a list of some of my favorite Thursday night TV shows. And lest you think my parents were horrible letting me stay up til 10pm to watch such classics as Night Court, remember, I grew up on Central Time. The fun started at 7pm and was over at 9pm.

1. The Cosby Show (1984-1992)–I cannot believe that show was on until I was in COLLEGE.
2. Gimme a Break (1981-1984)
3. Cheers (1982-1993)
4. Family Ties (1983-1987)–Alex P. Keaton, Mallory, Jennifer…need I say more?
5. Night Court (1984-1988)–my brother and I thought this show was HILARIOUS
6. A Different World (1987-1993)–who didn’t think college was really like that? who didn’t love Dwayne Wayne???
7. Seinfeld (1992-1998)–Legendary. That’s all I have to say about that.
8. Mad about You (1993-1995)–again, this must have been on other nights.
9. Friends (1994-2004)
10. Will & Grace (2000-2005)–Just Jack!
11.My Name is Earl (2005-present)
12. The Office (2005-present)
13. Scrubs (2002-present)–but has also seen it’s share of different nights

That’s a lot of sitcoms, most of which (in my pop culture opinion) have stood the test of time: Syndication. Click here for all you ever wanted to know about Thursday nights on NBC. What were some of your favorites?

Happy Thursday Thirteen!

Thursday Thirteen #8

So it’s been awhile…but I’ve managed a list for this week’s TT. I was inspired driving to work the other day–it was a trivia question about R.E.M and they played “Crush with Eyeliner” and I turned it up and had a fabulous commute that day. And I began to wonder–why don’t I listen to R.E.M more often? I freakin’ LOVE R.E.M. So today’s list is in honor of R.E.M., one of my all time favorite bands. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of some of my favorite songs:

1. The One I Love (Probably the first REM song I ever heard–I was in the 8th or 9th grade)
2. The End of the World as We Know It (saw this one live in concert–INCREDIBLE!)
3. Stand (used to dance to this one with the kids I babysat)
4. Shiny Happy People
5. I am Superman (Love, Love, Love this song)
6. Everybody Hurts
7. Crush with Eyeliner
8. Losing my Religion
9. World Leader Pretend
10. Radio Free Europe
11. Don’t Go Back to Rockville
12. Sweetness Follows

And for kicks, here’s Michael Stipe being silly. Oh, and there’s a new album out next week.

Thursday Thirteen #7

13 Websites I Have Bookmarked

1. Yahoo! is my homepage
2. Bloglines is where I well, read blogs
3. Gmail
4. My bank
5. Pay Per Post
6. I buy everything from books to gluten-free cereal bars there
7. I love window shopping here (and selling too)
8. Snapfish MAM and I love to watch slideshows of family and friends
9. Sk*
10. it’s a good cause and fun to boot
11. Maya’s Mom
13. Kids with Food need I say more?

What are some of your favorite cyber haunts?