I’ve spent all morning cleaning and very soon, will have to go out shopping and then start cooking because I’m hosting a holiday/end of the semester party tonight. Now, I like hosting parties overall (it’s so much more fun when you don’t have to worry about getting home), but the real reward for throwing a party, for me, is that it’s usually the cleanest my room ever gets. I can see so much of my cleanly swept floor right now, I got three loads of laundry done (which means I won’t have to do it again before I leave for home), my desk is organized and all my shoes are neatly in pairs. It’s like a Christmas miracle! For those of you not enjoying the company of inebriated university students this evening, here’s what the television holds for you:
7:00 p.m.: “60 Minutes” on CBS.
“Football Night in America” on NBC.
8:00 p.m.: “The Amazing Race” on CBS 15th Season finale. And god bless reality television and their absurdly short seasons so one can say something like “15th season finale” about a show that’s been on the air for eight years.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC.
8:15 p.m.: “Sunday Night Football: Minnesota at Arizona” on NBC.
9:00 p.m.: “Alice” on SyFy. Part 1 of 2 I have yet to be impressed by the commercials for this, and I keep feeling like I should be. Tim Curry! Kathy Bates! Creepy guy in a rabbit mask! But the commercials also seem to indicate that the girl playing Alice is of the “squinting is acting, right?” school and I’m not down with that.
“Cold Case” on CBS (new time slot).
“Desperate Housewives” on ABC.
“Dexter” on Showtime.
“Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction” on HBO because, you know, why not.
10:00 p.m.: “Californication” on Showtime.
“Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” on VH1.
“Shatner’s Raw Nerve” on Bio.
“TLC Special: Chainsaw Ice Sculptors” on TLC. I’m confused — this almost sounds normal, yet it’s on TLC. Surely they left out the words “obese” or a number in excess of five that references how many children the chainsaw sculptors have, right?
“Brothers and Sisters” on ABC.
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