[Summer TV] Who Got Renewed or Cancelled?

September 14, 2013  |  TV

This past Summer TV season marked the arrival of a couple of new shows, as well as the return of older ones.  A couple of my favorites this summer season were: “Graceland”, “Under the Dome”, “Mistresses”, “Devious Maids”, “The Fosters”, “Orange is the New Black” and “Camp”.  I’ll give you glimpses into them later on in life but for now I’ll tell you the bits and pieces I heard about which shows got renewed and which were cancelled.

Graceland

First on the list, “Graceland”, a show by “White Collar’s” creator Jeff Eastin follows a group of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA, to Customs in a one-hour drama to basically discover if one of the agents is dirty.  This show stars the gorgeous Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as well as a couple of other actors Vanessa Ferlito (Grindhouse), Brandon Jay McLaren (Falling Skies), Serinda Swan (Breakout Kings) and Manny Montana (Chicago Code).  This show was RENEWED.

There’s more information as to who got the axe and who got the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, be sure to check it out.

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[Fall TV 2013 Preview] Back in the Game on ABC

September 12, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Now that I got the NBC comedy “Welcome to the Family” out of the way, I thought I’d share my thoughts on ABC’s comedy “Back in the Game” starring the gorgeous and awesome James Caan, my favorite old guy actor other than Jeremy Irons.  Let’s tackle this show:

Back in the Game

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[Fall TV 2013 Preview] Welcome to the Family on NBC

September 12, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Now that the fall season is almost upon us, I recently had access to the pilot episodes of four of next season’s comedies.  I thought I would share my thoughts and insights regarding what we’ll be seeing come mid-September.  First on the list is “Welcome to the Family” which will be airing Thursdays on NBC.

Welcome to the Family

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Kobo Announced New Kobo eReader Lineup

September 12, 2013  |  Books, eReaders, Techie

Last week, just two days before Amazon announced the release of their new Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo opened the curtain on their new eReaders for this upcoming year.  Before I get to naming the devices and their features I’d like to note one thing, I recently jumped on the Kobo bandwagon earlier this year because a dear friend of mine (@NadaFaris) kept on insisting that Kobos kicked every Kindle to the curb and I thought what better way to judge than to try the two platforms out.  Personally, I fell in love with the easy and fun operating system which the Kobo uses, you see it’s more interactive and stuff.  There are Reading Awards to be achieved with everything you do on the Kobo device.  When you turn off the unit, the book cover of the current book you’re reading is right there on the display taunting you and wanting you to come back and finish the remaining percentage of the book.  Ordering books is easier than the Kindle in that it doesn’t want you to be a US user or UK user, you can pretty much be anywhere in the world and use it.  It’s just that easier.

Kobo eReaders

Back to the point, the press event which took place at the end of August revealed a ‘Pocket’ integration on all its eReader products.  ‘Pocket’ is basically an app which allows you to save articles from around the web to read later on a multitude of different devices, now Kobo’s eReaders can do that. A reading-centric mode has been added to the tablets in order to give users a distraction free environment to reading a book, with this there will be no notifications, easier colors to read and simply a ‘Do Not Disturb’ experience.

Once that announcement was out of the way Kobo unveiled their three new eReaders:

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Is Long Hair, Annoying or Fun?

September 12, 2013  |  Hair, Rants

Ever since my hair debacle which happened in the summer of 2012 (Cliff Notes version of the story is that I went to a new salon near my previous job – wanted a haircut and I’d never had one there [was daring with my hair choices] – I basically wanted a trim and to lighten my hair a bit unfortunately the hair dresser chose to give me a bob! – previously my hair was up to my shoulder blades and when I walked out it was up to the base of my neck.) So ever since then I decided I wanted to grow out my hair.

Tangled Hair

I’ve reached the longest I’ve ever had it in the past let’s say 6-7 years but I’m having a problem with it.  I just can’t sleep with my hair touching my neck so I fan it out on the pillow and whenever I toss and turn at night I wake up because I just need to remove it from the back of my neck.  Another thing I am disliking is the fact that it’s just not listening to me, my hair that is, it feels dead, blah, bland, etc.

I am pretty much the least girly girl I know in my circle of friends.  I don’t do hair masks, or oil my hair, or anything of the sort on a regular basis.  I basically wash it every other day with shampoo and conditioner and that’s it.  I straighten it out the next day because I have curly hair that turns into waves when I go out.  And insanely frizzy when it’s humid which is basically everyday.

Any solutions, advice you guys can give me to try to maintain it because I really don’t want to cut it and wish to see it reach the middle of my back (I hope by end of this year!)

Help please,

Distraught Hair Troubles

When Reading & TV Take Over Writing

September 12, 2013  |  Random, Reflections

I pretty much spend my downtime these days either reading TV shows or watching books, oh wait scratch that what I meant to say is reading books and watching TV shows.  Yeah that sounds about right.  We have established before that I actually have lots of ideas I’d like to write about but the second I sit down in front of the computer I decide to watch an episode of a TV show and once that is done I start the next episode and so forth, before I know it it’s midnight and I’m just too damn lazy to write that post.  Same thing happens when I’m engrossed in a book.

WritingWho

One of my biggest issues in maintaining a schedule with writing on my blog these past few years is the fact that as much as I love taking photos I dislike the editing process.  Sorting through a gazillion pictures, editing, and watermarking them just takes too much time.  Give me an empty post with just text any day over one filled with a thousand images.

With the recent gadget releases and posts about them I think I have semi-found myself back.  In the upcoming weeks I’ll preview/review some TV shows that are coming out not to mention some of my favorite gadgets which I’ll probably own sooner rather than later and I guess that should keep me busy right?

In the meantime, what’s up amigos? Que pasa? Donde esta la biblioteca? :P

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

[Apple] iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C Prices in Apple UK

September 11, 2013  |  Apple, iPhone

Just prepared the official price sheet of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S models based on the Apple UK Store pricing and as you can see when converted to Kuwaiti Dinars it comes out to be as follows:

iPhone Prices

The iPhone 5S will be available for:

  • 16 GB –  £549 (Roughly 248 KD)
  • 32 GB – £629 (Roughly 284 KD)
  • 64 GB – £709 (Roughly 319 KD)

The iPhone 5C will be available for:

  • 16 GB – £469 (Roughly 212 KD)
  • 32 GB – £549 (Roughly 248 KD)

Prices include VAT (aka taxes) and both phones will be available on sale on September 20th.