Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/2/18 — 7/8/18


I always have such mixed feelings about July.  I hate the heat but I enjoy writing about Big Brother for the Big Brother Blog.  I also love celebrating the 4th of July and this year, there was actually a nice breeze blowing on the 4th.  The 4th brought together two things that I love: family and illegal fireworks.

Here’s what little I got accomplished this week:

Movies I Watched:

  1. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. The Howling (2018)
  4. Jaws 3 (1983)
  5. Love, Simon (2018)
  6. Octopussy (1983)
  7. Robot Monster (1953)
  8. Room For Murder (2018)

Television Show I Watched:

  1. Antiques Roadshow
  2. The Bachelorette
  3. Big Brother 20
  4. Big Brother After Dark
  5. Community
  6. Degrassi
  7. Fear Thy Neighbor
  8. Ghost Whisperer
  9. Intervention
  10. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  11. King of the Hill
  12. Married With Secrets
  13. The Proposal
  14. Sharp Objects
  15. Young Sheldon

Books I Read

  1. The Infernal Library: On Dictators, The Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literature (2018) by Daniel Kalder
  2. Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency (2018) by Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  3. The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy (2018) by Jay Cost

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Avicii
  2. Big Data
  3. Charli XCX
  4. Chelsea Bain
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Coldplay
  7. Craig Morgan
  8. The Crystal Method
  9. Dillon Francis
  10. DJ Judaa
  11. Eliad
  12. The Grandells
  13. Icona Pop
  14. Iggy Azalea
  15. Jakalope
  16. Jay Hardway
  17. Kaskade
  18. Kedr Levanskiy
  19. Lynard Skynard
  20. Martin Garrix
  21. Moby
  22. Muse
  23. Nechi Nech
  24. No Doubt
  25. Phantogram
  26. Rebecca & Fiona
  27. The Richardson Symphony Orchestra
  28. Robert DeLong
  29. Sleigh Bells
  30. Sneaky Sound System
  31. Strong Black Coffee
  32. Taylor Swift
  33. Tiesto
  34. twenty one pilots
  35. Victoria Justice
  36. Yahel

Links From Last Week

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared a picture of White Rock Lake in December.
  2. At Days Without Incident, Leonard wished everyone a Happy Independence Day!
  3. The Onion, Clickhole, A.V. Club brace for lay-offs.
  4. From the New York Times (which, admittedly, is not a news source that we typically have much use for in my part of the world):  HBO Must Get Bigger and Broader, Says Its New Overseer
  5. Derrrick Ferguson reviewed Ant-Man and The Wasp!
  6. Sean E. Ali doubles down on VEGAS HEIST!
  7. Tater shares his “month or so in book, movies, and television!”
  8. And finally, here’s some flash fiction from Ted Strutz!

Links From The Site

  1. Erin has a busy week!  She profiled Paul Stahr and Carol M. Highsmith.  She shared a collection of patriotic super heroes and also showcased “American” pulp.  Finally, with the help of John Wayne, she wished America a happy birthday!
  2. Gary also has a busy week.  He wished Olivia De Havilland a happy birthday!  He helped me celebrate American Redneck Day!  He celebrated Independence Day with the help of Ray Charles!  He took a look at Tomahawk’s fight for independence!  He reviewed The Sea Hawk, Dressed to Kill, and Dial M For Murder!  He took a look at Safety Dance!  And finally, he paid tribute to Steve Ditko!
  3. Jeff reviewed Baby Blue Marine and Americathon!  He also shared a music video from Elvis Costello and paid tribute to Steve Ditko!  He also gave us our weekly trailer round-up!
  4. Ryan reviewed the Book of Daze and paid tribute to Steve Ditko!  He also shared his weekly reading round-up!
  5. I celebrated Canada Day and American Redneck Day!  And, of course, I gave everyone some unsolicited advice for the 4th!

(Want to see what I did last week?  Click here!)

Have a great week everyone!

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