Thursday, March 14

A Long Time Ago, We Used To Be Friends

In general, I love everything. About most things in life, I tend not to be a hard critic. Don't ask me to recommend a TV show, because I'll recommend them all. I pretty much always think everything is great. (Notable exceptions: sports injuries and tomatos.)

If you know me in real life or on this old internet, you probably know that two of my favorite things (right after brown paper packages tied up with string SERIOUSLY) are Google Reader and Veronica Mars. The former is a feed aggregator that makes catching up with your favorite blogs too easy, and the latter is quite possibly the most perfect TV show ever made.

Yesterday was an interesting day for lovers of both things--good and bad. And the best part of it was how many of my friends contacted me to let me know about the news because they knew I loved it. There's nothing like getting emails/texts/FBs from friends regarding a Veronica Mars movie and the death of Google Reader.  That's right, two perfect things headed in two different directions.

After much talk and begging from fans, Veronica Mars is being revived as a movie.  (Probably not as exciting about Arrested Development on Netflix, but still made my day.) The team needed to raise 2 million dollars to fund the movie by April 12--and they exceeded that goal in a day. I donated enough to get me a digital copy of the movie when it comes out... but wished I had enough to score me one of the bigger prizes. Walk on role? Voicemail message from K-Bell? I wish. (In case you haven't watched it, you can see the whole show here and probably other places.) Vic and I have big plans to do some rewatching next week. It's one of the two shows I own in it's entirety--the other being Gilmore Girls.

And Google Reader. UGH. Well, as of July 1, it's gone. Very sad news for those of you who make use of it's amazing features. Feedly is supposed to be an excellent replacement, but I think it's overloaded and I haven't gotten in to work yet.

So yesterday truly was a day to celebrate, a day to mourn.  Here's to things that we love, and friends that love us enough to keep you apprised of big news regarding them. RIP Google Reader. And VIVA VEVE!

And mostly importantly, Happy Pi Day. May you never stop celebrating the goodness that is the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference.


  1. I've never seen Veronica Mars and also have never used Reader because it doesnt import the proper line up of the images or the prettiness of the blog ... this is probably why neither of them around...? It's all me. You can blame me.

    1. There's two work arounds with Reader that let you see the site in all it's glory... all thought I rarely used them Vic and I thought it was funny that we designed blogs but visited them through Reader. It was also an incentive to comment--we'd click over to comment on blogs.

      You'd like Veronica Mars. I have the whole series if you want it!

    2. Well now I understand why Jenn's photos line up differently in google reader. She has no ideas the awesomeness of either of these things.


  2. A long time ago, we used to be friends...totally stuck in my head all day long. Just wanted to tell you that over here.

  3. Apparently no one wants to comment because they already emailed and tweeted about it with us.

    1. Thanks for commenting three times to make up for it.

  4. I think Veve is a terrible nickname.


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