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It’s Saturday night at 9:30, and I’m home experiencing my first mainstage sick day. Our backstage area has been a veritable petri dish this past week, with 4 of us getting sick (at last count). Yesterday I added sudden and seemingly interminable coughing to my list of symptoms, and after suffering through many fits in the past 36 hours, I thought it best to spare the audience and my fellow cast members. So here I sit, Saturday night, alone at home, not knowing what to do with my time. I should get more sleep, but I woke up from a 2-hour nap at 6pm, so sleeping may not be in the cards right now.

This is my second night off in a row, since yesterday I went to the wedding of my castmate Matt and ETC cast member Rebecca. The wedding was outside of Philadelphia, and it was lovely and a lot of fun. I got to see a lot of people I hadn’t seen in awhile, including Paul, Sue, and Brendan who took a couple days off the ship and flew in from Nassau. Despite being sick, I was really happy that Rich and I got to go. It’s fun to stay in hotels. Usually.

I just caught up on Survivor (**spoiler alert**), and, with apologies to Beth Melewski to whom I promised updates, I have nothing much to say about it. I love the show, but really, it’s always going to be the same type of stuff, just varying by who the people are. Still no cracking Gary on his athletic past, and a fairly bland cosmetics saleswoman was voted off. After she left, Probst said something to the effect of “People always vote off the least athletic people first, but not all the challenges are physical.” Ok, first of all, 98% of all Survivor challenges are physical, even when they at first appear to be intellect-based. Like putting together a puzzle based on an symbol of (insert expoiled island)’s culture…but you have to swim through a line of tires with spears taped to your arms to get the puzzle pieces. Second…I hope next week’s challenge is make-up application. Boy will they be sorry!

I also watched the first two episodes of My Name is Earl, with Jason Lee, who I think is great. The show is good – solid premise, fun characters, clever but not too clever. I’ll recommend it.

Here are the shows I’m currently tivo-ing:

Arrested Development (please watch this show if you don’t already)
Survivor
My Name is Earl
Everybody Hates Chris (haven’t watched any yet)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Extras (the new Ricky Gervais show on HBO, not to be confused with Extra – the show or the gum)
The Soup (E!’s weekly tv recap show, slightly reminiscent of Talk Soup)
Reunion (but its days may be numbered)

I hate to admit it, and I won’t tivo it, but I’ve been watching My Fair Brady whenever I catch it on. And sometimes Breaking Bonaduce. I hate myself. But I love tv.

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