Jimmy Fallon: I Changed My Mind (Mostly)

When Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show, I wrote a scathing(-ish) review, complaining that it was same ol’ same ol’.  I’ve mostly changed my mind.

I still think that late night talk shows are yawn. And I still think Mr. Fallon follows the status quo too closely. But I want to give credit where credit is due and say that he has definitely put his own spin on the status quo and I like where it’s going. Some of the franchises are dumb and/or go on waaaay too long (<cough>Thank You Notes<cough>), but most are really funny. I happen to really like Hashtags and “Ew!”  The best part is when guests do unexpected things; it seems that they are having a good time and they are more relaxed.

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Books I Want to Write About: Wild

wildI didn’t expect to like Wild, mostly because when I read the description I thought it sounded a bit ridiculous. But one day I had a moment of boredom and decided to check it out. Turns out, it’s really good!

I thought it was going to be a girl version of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail, west coast style. It was, but it wasn’t. On the one hand, it was every way of NOT preparing to hike the Pacific Coast Trail alone, but on the other, it was all about digging in deep and not giving up. That idea really rang true for me, both as a female and as a fledgling ultrarunner.

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