Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve On My Couch

So if you wonder what Colleenie does on New Year's Eve, I'll tell you. I watch "The Twilight Zone" marathon on the SYFY network. I've been doing this for years. Before SYFY picked up the duty, a local TV station would run the marathon. I never grow tired of these gems.
To Serve Man
The Howling Man
Time Enough at Last
Next Stop Willoughby
I Sing the Body Electric
The Living Doll
It just goes on and on. Come on, I'll let you squeeze in on the couch. Join me tomorrow as I talk about some of my new features for 2010! Actually, I might be a little tired. I'm going to be up pretty late!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Colleenie's Couch wishes you a wonderful day filled with awesome Rankin Bass specials and classic movies. Don't forget to spin some of your favorite Christmas tunes. At my house we'll enjoy some fine food and then settle down to a viewing of "Charlie Brown Christmas." There's nothing better. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thanks iTunes!

I just want to extend a heart felt thanks to iTunes. This morning I logged on to my iTunes account to check out what's new. Since my children are always hogging the computer, I can only spend time with my iTunes account on weekend mornings when they are asleep.

I often download the free songs because, hey, they are free. I've actually found some great new bands/singers through their offerings. I also grab the "Pick of the Week" cards from Starbucks and download those songs too.

This week however, iTunes didn't have just a free song but a whole album of various artists Christmas tunes...for free! Each year I treat myself to a new Christmas album, but as is true for many of you out there, this is an extra tight Christmas. Getting to add to my extensive Christmas music collection for free, makes me feel like I received an early present!

So thanks iTunes, you made my day. This album is being offered for a full week. It started on the 8th, so that means there's only three days left, get on over there and collect your free holiday cheer!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Glee Finale

So FOX is really going to cut me off from Glee? Last night was the last episode until April. It’s rare that a television show can permeate other areas of your life like Glee has.

On my lunch hour yesterday, I was walking around actually worrying about Finn. How crushed would he be if he found out about Quinn and Puck? I’m actually feeling like these are real people!

The finale did not disappoint. Scandal, tension, revenge, sex…this show truly has it all. Then there are the songs. I’m not a fan of “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” but dang, that Lea Michele can belt out a tune.

I wish I could hug Mr. Shue. What a great teacher. To see him teary-eyed for his glee club…this show leaves me feeling so happy and tingly. My daughter and I were screaming and high fiving! I haven’t been this excited in front of the tube since Kris won American Idol. Shout out to me, because I picked up on the “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” hint. My daughter had no clue when I told her they we’re going to sing The Rolling Stones. She thinks I picked up on that because I’m old. It’s really because I’m the Queen.

It’s going to be a long four months. I miss you already Glee!

*Note to the writers – If Mr. Shue is the Spanish teacher, do you think we can get a hot salsa number going?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Buble Song

I kept hearing this song on the radio the last couple of weeks and I couldn't quite put my finger on why it was bugging me. I've got it! It sounds like the theme song for a bad sitcom! Something that would star John Stamos or Scott Baio. This is too bubbly, even for Buble.

Falling Off the Couch

Well I did fall off my couch for awhile. My brain is constantly spinning with reviews and things to recommend to all, but I seriously lacked “butt in the chair” time. You guys know how it is. Sometimes it all snowballs. I’ve crawled back on up and I’m ready to roll again!

I have to be honest; the economy has hit everyone hard, including yours truly. Even simple entertainment, like taking in a flick with the family, can add up to a large chunk of change.

Recently, my family went to see Disney’s A Christmas Carol, and the total ticket price for five was $57.50!

Still, I’m trying to keep up on music, TV, books and films. Once the kids are back in school, the reading thing gets difficult too! I did read a good chunk of books over the summer that I didn’t review yet, so I can hook you up with those.

Even when I’m not blogging, I’m thinking about great things for my blog. 2010 is going to be a fabulous year for Colleenie’s Couch. In the next couple of week’s I’ll be unveiling some new regular features, so check back often so you don’t miss anything!

First up, next year will bring Idol Chatter, the best place to talk about American Idol. Last year I was honored to be one of six panelists to blog about American Idol for my local newspaper The Contra Costa Times. I had a blast and now I’m accustomed to my opinions going live as soon as the telecast wraps. I’m hoping some of you out there will join me in rooting for your favorites and blasting the appallingly horrific. With the addition of Ellen and the departure of Paula, I’m sure we’ll all have lots to talk about!