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Random thoughts about Miss Fisher, Daniel Tiger and more


Yeah, so, the countdown to finishing chemo continues … 10 more taxol treatments to go.

The side effects of taxol have been pretty minimal so far. My face and chest get flushed the day after. I feel a little rundown. I get really exhausted by the end of the day, but I’m having trouble sleeping. Go figure. Also, I’m getting hot flashes in the middle of the night. Wheee!  Still, taxol has been way more manageable then the AC treatment.

Oh, my hair is growing back! I’ve got some white peach fuzz on my head. Not gray. White. I have no idea if it’s going to stay that color, or if this white peach fuzz will fall out, too, but I’m happy it’s growing back. The color doesn’t matter. As soon as my hair is long enough I will dye it red anyway. In the meantime, my friend Sass has recommended I go for this look:


Maybe I could pull off the Bridgette Nielsen in “Beverly Hills Cop 2” look.

So anyway, I finished the first two seasons of “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” that are on Netflix. Let me sum it up for you: It’s about a lady detective in 1920s Australia, and she solves murders. It’s kinda like “Murder She Wrote,” but the clothes are way cooler. The mysteries are not that difficult to figure out. The villains are always leaving pieces of paper with clues written on them. But I love the show. I love the cast, and I love the lead character’s clothes. They are gorgeous. I want her closet.


Season 3 is airing right now in Australia, and I will need to wait patiently for it to make its way to Netflix. I could buy the episodes on iTunes, but I’d rather spend my money on other shit I don’t really need like lipstick that just sits in my bathroom drawer after one use because the color isn’t what I thought it was going to be.

Speaking of TV shows, Calvin is really into “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” right now. It’s fine. It’s not annoying like “Caillou.” It’s an animated show that is a spin-off of “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” set in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. The show has great messages for young kids: grownups come back, counting to four when you’re angry, stuff like that. When Calvin discovers a new show, he gets really into it and watches it over and over. That means I’ve watched it over and over, and I’ve noticed a two things.

  • Daniel Tiger wears a hoodie and shoes, but no pants. However, when he goes to bed he wears a full set of pajamas. Why does he need pants to go to bed? Shouldn’t he be wearing pants when he’s in public?
  • In Daniel Tiger’s home, they have tiger-striped curtains. WTF?! That would be like me having curtains made out of human skin.

The silence of the tigers: It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the curtains again.

The silence of the tigers: It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the curtains again.

So, one of the positives about chemotherapy is I’m off work until the end of August. And while chemo sucks, I am enjoying watching TV shows and movies that I normally wouldn’t have time to watch. I’m really glad I get to watch Jon Stewart’s victory lap on “The Daily Show.” If you didn’t see the episode with Stewart’s take on Donald Trump’s presidential run announcement and Pizza Hut’s gross new pizza, then I highly suggest you watch it. I laughed so hard I cried. I’m really going to miss Jon Stewart.

Last week I watched “Nightcrawler,” starring a super creepy Jake Gylenhaal. It’s a really good movie, but dark so consider yourself warned. This week I watched “Cabaret,” which surprisingly I have never seen. I enjoyed it. Liza Minnelli is pretty great in it, and I can see why she won the Best Actress Oscar. Her character is thisclose to being a manic pixie dream girl, but Minnelli’s performance makes her more than that. Joel Grey won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the MC, beating out James Caan, Robert Duvall and Al Pacino (!) for “The Godfather,” and that is absolutely ridiculous.

I am still working my way through all the “Star Wars” movies. You can read my random thoughts about “Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars.” I will get to “The Empire Strikes Back” very soon.

I’m getting to end this post with a cute photo of The Boy eating ice cream because I can.



Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

7 thoughts on “Random thoughts about Miss Fisher, Daniel Tiger and more

  1. I think it was Paul who recommended Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries to us. I love it! I’m almost done with season 2 but watch other stuff in between so I always have the remaining episodes to look forward to.

  2. Miss Fisher is great! If you still have a DVD player, SFPL has lots of mystery series, including Mr. & Mrs. Murder, which is Australian and a little weird but comforting. Also, Vera is really good.

  3. Whoa, I just posted about grey/white hair on the Facebooks, then read this! So, apparently there’s no such thing as grey hair, just white. The grey comes from the contrast against the colored hair you still have. So as more grows in, it may look more grey!

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