Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Heart Blossom

I just had a flashback to watching an episode of "Blossom" when they were going to have to move (probably almost lost the house and then got it back in the nick of time), and it was during the period of time when my family was about to move out of the home I grew up in. I was bawling, and my dad was all annoyed with me. Um, delightful memory, yes, but it was the first thing that came to my mind when I wanted to reference "Blossom." Because I am totally in love with Mayim Bialik. She is the only reason I watch "Big Bang Theory" anymore because she is hysterical. Like, beyond hysterical. Her delivery, her stance, her facial expressions, her voice = pure genius. On top of that she really is a mega scientist smartie (which, apparently, I am not, based on what I just wrote). Here is a fabulous interview with her on NPR's Science Friday (Let's not even pretend I listen to this on a regular basis; my mom told me about the interview). And, on top of all this awesomeness, she is a mother very much into attachment parenting, as, I recently sort of figured out, so am I (I mean, I knew I subscribed to a lot of the practices, but I guess it's time to call it what it is). I'm looking forward to reading her book, too. I sure wish I could have lunch with her. I think we'd have a great time.

Speaking of great times, I am now in full ALA/Disneyland research mode. I have been reading over which authors will be signing autographs (I'm one of them: Friday, June 22 at 6:30 at Macmillan Kids), and the one I'm most excited about is K.A. Applegate. I've met her before, and she's delightful, but I'm super excited to see that she's signing Animorphs books! I LOVE that series. Did they re-release it? I may have to read it again. Would that freak Romy out as a bedtime story? Remember that one where they all became ants, and no one could think for themselves? Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite!


Teenage Librarian said...

I love Mayim Bialik too!!!!

I love The Big Bang Theory and I'm so glad that she is now a series regular. She's the best.

I've been following her for a long time now an she has inspired me to investigate Judaism. I'm an atheist but she makes me interested in orthodoxy(sp?). Anyways shes awesome.

I love her book! I just read it a few weeks ago and find her theories to be fascinating. A good friend of mine is pretty crunchy in her parenting and is a Bradley instructor and so even though I'm not a parent (or planning on being one soon) I can appreciate Mayim's philosophies on parenting and child rearing.

And now on to ALA! My library can afford to send this lowly Library Assistant/MLIS student to the conference so I'm only going to the exhibits. Which actually works out because the boyfriend (a librarian. And we met in the library. It's library love, ain't it cute?) is doing a cosplay/ graphic novel panel in the exhibit hall. But i can't seem to remember if you're doing anything in the exhibit hall?

Teenage Librarian said...

It's lovely when I post comments on my phone and can't see my spelling/gramatical errors.

My library can't*** send me to ALA.. :( So sad. but Exhibit hall here I come! :)

Julie H said...

Wow! She really had an impact on you to inspire religion research!

The exhibits are where it's at! I'm doing two things: signing my books on Friday night and the YA Author Coffee Klatch (which is a cheap extra ticket, and I think you can add it without having a full conference registration. Although I might be wrong on that). Awesome that you and your boyfriend get to go together!

Betsy said...

I am so glad Mayim Bialik has come back to TV. And it's such a different roll from Blossom. I wish they showed Blossom reruns on TV. I couldn't wait to grow up and name a baby Six (now that I've grown up, that won't be happening).