hiatus over

I hope…

It’s been a rough month.  Sorry I haven’t had much to offer the biracial blogosphere.  I’m sick of only posting inspirational quotes now, but really don’t remember how to do this anymore.  It’s like I wake up everyday to a life that I don’t recognize since I lost Indy.  Hopefully, if I just try, the blog and the vlog can help ground me.

I’m thinking that the best place to (re)start is by telling you all what I’ve been doing while I haven’t really been doing anything.  Wait for it… Wait for it (yes, I know you can see it already)…

I have been watching a lot of Roseanne.  A LOT!  I bet I’ve seen half of the nine seasons of episodes.  I really liked Roseanne as a kid.  I identified with Darlene and Becky back then, though.  Now, to my horror, I’m relating to Jackie and Roseanne.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re great, but when and how exactly did I get so old!?  I have gained new found respect for Roseanne Barr.  I am a big fan of John Goodman.  Always have been.  Roseanne and Dan were such a great couple!  And OMG, OMG the clothes!!! (Here is a website dedicated to the “fashion” on Roseanne.)  Also, George Clooney was a pretty major player in the first season.  I only remembered him being on The Facts of Life, once they had the store, but there he was playing Roseanne and Jackie’s boss at the factory.  And did you know that in the pilot episode D.J. was played by some kid named Sal Barone, not Michael Fishman.  I hope you did not, because that is completely useless knowledge that has been sealed into my brain since I saw the pilot episode a couple of weeks ago and was so shocked by that.  And grateful cuz Fishman was so cute and so funny, and Sal….wasn’t (as).  The two Becky thing still confuses me though.  Oh, how I wish they would have a Roseanne reunion show.  Here’s a photo of what it might look like…

But where’s Jerry?  “Who is Jerry?”, you ask. Roseanne and Dan had a baby toward the end of the run.  His name was Jerry.  By the way, I know people said that the show sucked toward the end and that they should never have won the lottery or whatever, but I watched the entire final season and it was really good, in my opinion.  Roseanne was droppin’ pearls and my guess is that America couldn’t handle it.

Roseanne + Dan Forever!

In case you missed it (check TVLand and Oxygen)…

The show centered on the Conners, an American working class family struggling to get by on a limited household income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to portray a blue collar American family with two parents working outside the home. For many years, Roseanne tackled taboo subjects or joked about issues that most other popular shows at the time avoided, such as poverty, alcoholism, drug-abuse, sex, menstruation, birth birth control, teenage pregnancy obesity, abortion, race, social class, domestic violence, and homosexuality.  Barr’s real-life brother and sister are gay, which is what inspired her to push for introducing gay characters and issues into the show: “My show seeks to portray various slices of real life, and homosexuals are a reality.”  The show was also significant for its portrayal of feminist ideals including a female-dominated household, a female lead whose likability did not rely on her appearance, relationships between female characters that were cooperative rather than competitive, and females openly expressing themselves without negative consequences.

In the fall of 2008 Barr said, on what the Conners would be up to now, “I’ve always said now that if they were on TV, DJ would have been killed in Iraq and [the Conners] would have lost their house”. When asked for more details on where the rest of the Conners (Jackie, Becky, Darlene, David, and Mark) would be, Barr said “Your question is intellectual property that may be developed later, so I don’t want to get into that”.

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3 thoughts on “hiatus over

  1. Don’t be sorry, Tiff. I’ve been enjoying the inspirational ones as well. Welcome back!!!

    I loved Roseanne…Darlene was my favorite. Hmm…”dropping pearls.” I’ll have to use that 🙂

  2. Tiff, sorry to hear about Indy. I’ve been absent from your blog for a while, so I’m playing catch up. Do you answer PM’s on YT? Check for one, ok.

  3. You know Tiffany I follow your site each day with a subscription. I have to tell you that each inspirational quote you post have been uplifting when i’ve been down, inspirational when I felt hopeless, and thought provoking by getting a glimpse of someone else’s thoughts. Life has been hard for me of lately, not to much to look out for, and I must say you’ve helped me in so many ways. I once wrote you on youtube stating that it was the video of you, not just your blog that drew me in. It’s not everyday that I get to see someone who looks so much like me! Hang in there : )

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