Friday, May 7, 2010

Gleeful pleasures

Posted by lea at 12:32 PM
I've been sick for half a week, down with spousal flu (caught from hubster), so yesterday after leaving work early, I dropped by Haigh's and treated myself to an expensive pack of chocolate-covered hazelnuts and went home to watch my guilty pleasure: GLEE! It's camped up high school musical at its best. Last night was the Madonna special, full of girl power, a surprising turn by Sue Sylvester and the special Glee treatment on an assortment of Madonna songs that have never sounded better. I particularly loved their treatment of Open Your Heart and What it Feels Like for a Girl - the videos will probably be restricted by the time I hit 'publish' but you can look up another version on youtube if you're so inclined:


Open Your Heart - mash up of Borderline and Open Your Heart with Rachel and Finn

What it Feels Like for Girl - awesome harmonies by the Glee boys

It's an infectiously fun and hilarious show! How can you hate a show that has lines like:

Cheerios Coach Sue Sylvester to her nemesis Glee Club Director Will Shuester after being told to 'bring it': 'Oh, I will bring it, William. You know what else I'm going to bring? I'm going to bring some Asian cookery to rub your hair with, because right now you have enough product in your hair to season a wok.'

Blonde Cheerio Brittany: 'I had a cold and I took all my antibiotics at the same time and I forgot how to leave.' And 'When I pulled my hamstring, I went to a misogynist.'

Bad boy Puck to his impregnated girlfriend: 'Please stop super-sizing because I don't dig on fat chicks.'

Principal Figgins: 'I need those parents happy! They found out we've been serving the children prison food.'

If you're a fan of the show, here's a secret: you can watch the latest episode loaded at the same time it airs in the US on casttv.


My comfort list

It's at times like this when you're feeling a little sorry for yourself that you turn to comfort eating, comfort reading and comfort watching.

Movies: I turn to romantic comedies, like old favourites Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually, While You Were Sleeping, and The Jane Austen Book Club. If I'm really sick, I go the whole hog with the Andrew Davies' BBC 6 hour version of Pride and Prejudice.

TV: Things that make me laugh like The IT Crowd, Arrested Development, 30 Rock... also some old BBC stuff like As Time Goes By, Black Books and The Vicar of Dibley.

Reading: I love a sick-visit to the library to get comedic chicklit, Alexander McCall-Smith books from the Number One Ladies' Detective Agency series, and some random stuff.

Food: chocolate (the good stuff), chocolate-covered strawberries, dragonfruit, mandarines, anything I don't have to cook or prepare myself.

Got any comfort secrets?

2 comments:

Elena on May 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM said...

My comfort food is chocolate Nesquik.

Comfort reading tends to be books I read as a teenager (Looking For Alibrandi)

Same goes for comfort/guilty movies = 90s teen flicks galore! (Never Been Kissed, 10 Things or anything that involves some sort of makeover montage). I must regress to adolescence when I'm sick or feeling down.

Also, your comfort list sounds very similar to the shows/books/food you normally consume.... hrmmm

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