Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15

Can't believe that July is half over today. I have not been to the beach yet. It's been too cool. And now the stores are touting back-to-school. The television stations are already selling their Fall line-up...even though most of the shows don't start until October. Does anyone else remember when the first week of September was when the Fall shows started? Remember the new Saturday line-ups? We would look forward to September to watch the Saturday cartoons previewed on Friday night. Now all the kids get are reality shows. Sad. Or maybe not. Maybe kids don't watch as much TV as we did. They have other things like game consoles and computers.

I digress. Just thinking about how quickly the seasons go... how quick the retail world is to toss away time. Forget summer picnics and beaches and fun... come buy a new coat and wool sweater. Perhaps it's a good time to stop and enjoy today. Cheers!


  1. Okay, you just brought back memories! Remember that special issue of TV Guide that listed all the new shows, starting with the Saturday morning kids shows and running all week long?
    And believe it or not, I think I still have a couple early 70's TV Guides saved...

    L. Diane Wolfe

  2. I consider the Death of Saturday morning cartoons to be one of the true tragedies for kids, in the 21st century.

  3. Yes! I remember the TV guide special issues- we poured over them like a new comic book... LOL

    Martin, I agree- it is a sad thing. :(

  4. I'm a teacher and all this Back-to-School stuff is killing me. Vacation time is my main writing time and my summer vacation isn't even half over yet, but all these ads make me feel like fall is closing in on me.

    On the brighter side - Castle is having its 2nd season premiere on September 21 and I'm really psyched for that. Love Nathan Fillion.