I’m not sure how all the rest of the Pajiba student community are doing vis a vis finals, but I’m down to my last 24 hours. By this time tomorrow it will all be over for me. Between now and then, though, I do have to take a final that I’m not too stressed about, but which I should take some time to review for, and I have two papers to hand in. These include a synopsis and an academic review of a book that, in a stunning feat of entirely uncoordinated coincidence, I have already reviewed for Cannonball 1, and that review is actually mentioned today in Nicole’s “Top Ten Cannonball Read Reviews of 2009.” Now, some of you out there might be saying “Wait, if she read the book earlier this fall, why didn’t she just do the synopsis and academic review then?” and to you I say shut up, you sound like my mother. Seriously though, it was a huge oversight on my part that I can chalk up mostly to hubris, but I’m getting through the work at a reasonable pace now. I may even send my professor the link to the review which went up on Pajiba, but I’m not 100% sure I’m going to yet. For those of you who aren’t racing to meet deadlines, here’s what you can enjoy on TV tonight:
8:00 p.m.: “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll be Home for Christmas” on ABC.
“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS.
“Little People, Big World” on TLC.
“The Sing-Off” on NBC, series premiere.
8:30 p.m.: “Accidentally on Purpose” on CBS.
“Monday Night Football: Arizona Cardinals at San Fransisco 49ers” on ESPN.
9:00 p.m.: “Cake Boss” on TLC.
“The Closer” on TNT.
“Find My Family” on ABC.
“Intervention” on A&E.
“Anatomy of a Pandemic” on PBS, which your grandmother will watch and then call you around 10 p.m. to talk about whether or not you got your H1N1 vaccine.
“Two and a Half Men” on CBS.
“Lie to Me” on FOX, 2nd season Fall finale.
9:30 p.m.: “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, which I almost always type the first time as “The Big Back Theory” and then spend a few minutes wondering what, exactly, a big back theory might be. Would it be related to Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”? I think so, but it’s not my theory so I don’t know for sure. It’s sort of a theoretical theory.
10:00 p.m.: “Chef Academy” on BRAVO, because there aren’t enough competitive cooking shows that don’t measure up to “Top Chef” on television already.
“CSI: Miami” on CBS.
“Hoarders” on A&E.
“The Jay Leno Show” on NBC.
“Men of a Certain Age” on TNT.
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