Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Skim A Little Off the Top

So... to honor (and by honor I mean forget) about the fact that I went back to school today (despite the fact that I've been waiting for it to start so that I could actually have something to do) I'll reminisce. About being like....6.

I'm sure everyone has KEY-EPISODES: those episodes that define a show, or that you think of when you think of a show. Episodes that you remember that epitomize whatever show. Well, I have these at least. Like whenever I think of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood I think of the crayon factory one.

However, there is no crayon factory episode. It's a Sesame Street segment:

And this makes me sad. Very sad. And leads me to wonder about the validity of my childhood. How do I know it really happened?! Noooo! What if my childhood memories aren't real!? Like when I saw the Easter Bunny in my room that one year...

Right. So...For Reading Rainbow I always think of the Milk episode:
...right, so I can't find a video...wonderful. Well, the episode title is "The Milk Makers" and they visited a farm, learned how to milk a cow by hand....showed a modern day milking barn, and then took a tour of a cheese processing factory. It's awesome. I love it. Here's the original RR theme for you instead:


I miss the tv shows from my childhood. Kids programming sucks now. It makes me sad.

(The post title comes from the cheese-making part of that episode....when I couldn't find a clip I couldn't bring myself to change the title.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let's take a spinning class....oh you meant...riiiight....

So I just found out what people mean when they tell you to signup for a spinning class. See, I'm pretty crafty, so when I hear this I think spinning as in making yarn or thread with a spindle and a spinning wheel. You know, like Sleeping Beauty and stuff (no you stupid bitch! don't!!!)

Apparently no. That's not spinning. Spinning is riding one of those exercise bikes with a big group of people
(why is the image of the road behind them? how is that motivational?)

....somehow, I find this lacking. A LOT. I'm waiting for the day when someone I know wants to take one with me (with my peeps....unlikely) so I can sign us up for...not what they're expecting. It would be amazingly funny. To me at least.