I’m just not an outside girl. Amanda loves her air-conditioning, refrigerator and pajamas. I’ve never been camping, skiing, or a big fan of going to the lake (I do love the beach, though, but that’s neither here nor there). Sweating makes my hair frizz and my makeup travel around my face. So, on outdoor-centric holidays such as this past July 4th, yours truly was not exactly out there flippin’ burgers on the grill. I come from a long line of women with the same attitude, and what I have learned from them in my 22 years is that there are people out there – people that run mid-tier cable networks – that feel our pain, and on most holidays, there are glorious marathons of wonderful television shows and movies to entertain us while the crazies do things outside.
There are several on that piqued my interest this past Friday: What Not to Wear, The Twilight Zone, NCIS. It’s a veritable buffet of television options to mesmerize me for hours. What I’m really interested in, however, is the 8 hours of Alfred Hitchcock’s best movies on TCM. ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘The Birds,’ and ‘Rear Window.’ My mom used to watch Hitchcock movies with me when I was little and I couldn’t sleep, and ever since, I have a deep and abiding love for every movie the man ever made (and his TV show). (more…)