It has been a very stressful week for me. I got offered a chance to job shadow at the local ABC affiliate on Tuesday evening, an as much as I'd really like to go, I don't drive and getting there by bus on time would be damn near impossible. I found out on Tuesday that my Memo Essay for World Politics is due next Thursday - I definitely knew that, seeing as it was given to me at the beginning of the semester, but since it wasn't due for a couple of weeks and I had other more urgent things to work on, it got pushed to the back burner. So obviously, I haven't started working on it - and it's worth 20% of my grade, so if I do poorly on it, I'm pretty much guaranteed to fail the class. Commence freaking out.
I'd been trying to relax a little bit, as I haven't been sleeping well as of late and have been getting some pretty bad headaches - including the one earlier today, which required a heavy dose of Tylenol and a three-hour nap - by watching the World Series. I'm not a huge baseball person, but it's nice to have some sort of distraction, even if I'm too distracted by it to actually do my homework. Anyway, I had finished everything I needed to do last night, so I watched Game Six. Thrilled by the Yankees win (PHILLY CAN SERIOUSLY SUCK IT NOW), I stayed up on the internets for a little bit. That may have been a bad idea, since I came across this:CBS Reduces the Number of Numb3rs episodes this season from 22 to 16
. Which I figured would be the next step after CBS has to make the decision to continue with either your show or Without a Trace
(just barely escaped that one) and one of your main actors, Peter MacNicol is forced to take a temporary leave of absence from the show as a cost-cutting measure. What irks me about this is that the most recent episode brought in about 7 million viewers - which is impressive for any average television show, let alone on a Friday night. It handedly wins the 10 PM Friday timeslot almost every week. The fact that CBS increase episode orders for all the CSI's is also pretty upsetting - I always though that with the big name casts and what goes into making a seemingly "formulaic" show that it actually be more expensive to produce than Numb3rs
. To see CBS go the way of NBC - eschewing popular, good quality programming over something more mediocre simply because it costs less to make - is pretty depressing. Isn't CBS supposed to be doing really well? I can understand why NBC is doing this, but CBS? SAD.
On a slightly less serious note, this cutting back of episodes better not mean that I don't get to see Charlie and Amita's wedding on-screen. I WAS PROMISED AN ON-SCREEN WEDDING, YOU GUYS. IF I DON'T GET IT SIMPLY BECAUSE CBS ARE IDIOTS, I'M REALLY NOT GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY. (And don't say "If you don't get it, I'm sure people will write fic about it!" HAHAHAHA, like that's going to happen. No one cares about this fandom, so there is no good fic. I'd write some myself, but I am not the best writer. But I'm not complaining about that. I WANT MY WEDDING I'VE BEEN WAITING A VERY, VERY LONG TIME FOR.)
However, I do have some great things to look forward to in the next few days: I'm job shadowing at the local PBS affiliate tomorrow afternoon, which is actually on Grand Valley's downtown campus - super convenient, as it is just one half-hour bus ride away; I AM GOING BACK HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I MOVED OUT TO GRAND VALLEY AT THE END OF AUGUST, which I'm obviously beyond excited for - I really miss my family a lot, you guys - and I'll be back home by tomorrow evening, meaning it's entirely possible I will get to watch the two-hour Law & Order extravaganza in HD on our big-screen TV. And I found out last night via a promo that Rachel Maddow will be on Meet the Press on Sunday, which is always exciting. And even with all this excitement, I'd really like to squeeze some doing of homework in - but that's highly unlikely. I'll be so thrilled to be home that I won't want to do anything.